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Gennaro's Italian Ristorante

8500 Dorchester Rd, Charleston, SC 29420-7301
+1 843-760-9875
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (20 reviews)
“tiramisu” (4 reviews)
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8500 Dorchester Rd, Charleston, SC 29420-7301
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good neighborhood Italian restaurant. The food is pretty good not outstanding. They've been around a long time. The decor is a bit outdated but that doesn't change the taste of the food.

Thank Shelbybell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been aware of Genarro's for years and aware of its loyal following, but we never imagined it to be as good as it is. My wife compared it to being a guest in someone's home--a testament to how relaxed and well paced the service...More

Thank W7356DIjerryc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant had been recommended. Best chicken parm. I have ever eaten. Very quaint, family owned, true Italian food.

Thank lesia1958
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited before an enjoyed it more. While food was tasty it did not represent particular value for money. Dessert choice was, in my view, limited. Perhaps it has lost its way and needs to reevaluate the offering. I wont say I would not...More

Thank Aughlin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family was on travel from out of state and wanted a special place to celebrate my son's 20th birthday. The restaurant staff was very accommodating with my requests for a separate room for a party of 7. The restaurant was clean and ambience was...More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Authentic Italian food! Loved the food, the service, casual atmosphere. A true NY style neighborhood restaurant.....just like the restaurants we were used to in Westchester County NY!

Thank Gonesouth2014
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is our families favorite place to go for authentic Italian Food. Love the mussels and the pasta alfredo. If you're lucky enough to be there on a day when they have Lobster Ravioli on Special, it's an absolute must try. They had it on...More

Thank princessmelindab
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is authentic Italian...nuff said. Everything is delicious, fresh, and authentic. Thursday night is live Jazz, lots of fun. Cozy atmosphere, great for a date night, anniversary, or just to unwind with some good comfort food.

Thank Eddie T
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Found this fine Italian restaurant online and wasn't disappointed. The selections on the menu plentiful and the service was outstanding. Not being from the area it was great to find a Italian restaurant which had weekly specials. Happen to be a special on veal while...More

Thank BTR486
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Husband and I decide to try this place at the last moment. And lived everything we got. The service and food was wonderful. Would definitely recommend this place. And will return in a heartbeat.

Thank jennifer m
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kathy o
29 May 2017|
Response from jennifer m | Reviewed this property |
I feel if you give them notice they more than likely can accommodate your request.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8500 Dorchester Rd, Charleston, SC 29420-7301
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-760-9875
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