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$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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665 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-7430
+1 212-665-5348
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Being in the area and fancying pasta this was the ideal choice for a reunion of friends. We arrived early due to their no reservation policy. Side note - this place ONLY takes cash. The waiter was attentive and helpful. Whilst I opted for one of the specials - pasta with shrimp my three companions ordered off the main menu.... More 

Thank BryceRogers
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I am in NY, I try to dine at Gennaro and have never been disappointed. The food is fresh, nicely seasoned, pasta is homemade. For NY, the prices are reasonable. I happen to prefer small, intimate restaurants rather than large celebrity owned or Corporate, therefore, I really like this one. Enjoy a glass of fine wine, relaxing, cozy atmosphere,... More 

Thank sanlee1007
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I eat here a lot, and like to bring out of town friends to Gennaro because it's an unpretentious, casual, neighborhood restaurant that serves food that equals the best Italian restaurants in NYC at half the price. Very extensive menu which is supplemented by a long list of specials. Gennaro is the owner chef, and his food is consistently innovative... More 

Thank Tom M
New York City, New York
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504 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This restaurant has been in the same location for years (although it doubled in size some years back) and it continues to set the standard. Cash only, no reservations, and the food is excellent. I would say that it is a little calmer than it used to be, and the food, if anything, is better.

Thank PrinceConsort
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

My wife & I recently bought a little pied de terre on Central Park West at 99th Street, and have been exploring the neighborhood seeking out all the conveniences and opportunities it provides. One very nice find was Gennaro, a cozy little place with some very excellent menu entries and a level of service to match. I'm happy knowing it's... More 

Thank Ron S
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

wonderful food. You should arrive early otherwise it will most likely be very crowded and loud. one of the best Italian restaurants in Manhattan !

Thank George E
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is a go to for a solid uws italian restaurant. We enjoyed the pasta and all of the seafood dishes.

Thank Sue C
Sylvania, Ohio, United States
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The calamari was not as good as my first visit but the food is very very good. The service is good but they don't take credit cards so hit the ATM first.

Thank Robert S
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The food was fair but the bartender was not. My friend and I were seated at the bar while we waited for our table and although we were right in front of him he ignored us until I ordered a bottle of wine. I also had to grab the hostess's attention to alert her that we didn't intend to remain... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Owned by a guy from Lipari( Aolian island north of Sicily) this place continues to amaze me ( I'm of Sicilian heritage and visit Sicily annually ). The salads , pastas , and breaded veal and chicken dishes are all amazing . Great wine list and service. Ate there last night and am returning tonight......why not?

Thank Roy T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 665 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-7430
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-665-5348

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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