We have literally eaten all over the world including in Italy. This place is truly AMAZING. We’ve driven by for years to and from Canyon Lake and thought, “ What the heck is this Italian restaurant doing all the way out here? It can’t be that good!” OH MY LORD WERE WE WRONG?! It’s a reservations are only (even on Sundays) for a reason people!! WOW!!!
Had a great time with a large lunch group. Service was fabulous as was the food. Will definitely recommend.
We had an absolutely wondeeful meal at Gennaro's. All of our meals are scrumptous, wine was wonderful and service was excellent. We will absolutely be back.
We travel all over the United States. East coast to west coast and this is one of our favorite restaurants. We started eating there the first year they opened. The seafood is brought in fresh daily. We've never had a meal that wasn't delicious and perfectly prepared and presented. The wait staff is friendly and very professional. The wine list offers a wide variety of choices in both whites and reds at a reasonable price. Reservations are recommended especially on weekends and holidays.
Beautiful atmosphere, sat outside and enjoyed the surroundings and friends. The food was fantastic and have enough left forward for dinner this evening...The staff was extremely professional and pleasant, look forward to my next adventure at Gennaro"s
Authentic Italian food. great place to celebrate a special occasion such as birthday or anniversary.
The food is always freshly made, very tasty and quite reasonable in price. The service is great and the owners are there to greet people when they come in.
Just had another outstanding dining experience at Gennaro's original Canyon Lake location! Wines, Salads & meals all prepared & presented impeccably, and ALL still a great value... Try the daily seafood special dishes & desserts; The grounds are lovely & you will feel magically transported to Tuscany during your visit..
Food was great as was the service. Specials are a little pricey but exceptional.
We came here 2 nights in a row we loved it so much. Bread and olive oil is amazing!!!!! Started with the caprese salad each night. First night husband got the fish special which was red snapper with lobster ravioli and shrimp and it was so fresh. I had a pasta with olive oil and shrimp and added Capers which was just as nice. Finished the first night with a raspberry cheesecake with the Oreo crust which tasted homemade. Second night we came back with a larger group of six for my birthday but with reservations that was not a problem. I had the fish special of halibut with lobster ravioli and shrimp and I could not believe how fresh it was for not being near the coast. My husband had the bone in ribeye and thought it was better than the meal he had the night before. My friends mentioned it was my birthday and the waiter was kind enough not to sing to me did bring out a small piece of fresh tiramisu which was sweet of him. Both servers each night were some of the best we've ever had. Reservations are definitely recommended and this is a place you have to try if you are near the Canyon Lake area.
Great food, good service, really surprised there was such a professional place out in Startzville of all places.
Fabulous! I will be back the next time we visit Canyon Lake.
Gennaro's in Startzville is our favorite restaurant! We love all the people who work there including Laura our hostess and all the waitstaff. They make us feel so at home when we arrive. When we had our dog Honey Boy, they even served us outside so he could stay there near us and brought him fresh water. Now about the food. It is so fresh and delicious. The portabella gamberi W stuffed shrimp and pasta is one of my favorites. The gamberi Napoli is wonderful also....it is a fresh shrimp dish in a delicious light garlic sauce. Everything on the menu is so tasty and they fill your plate so that most of the time you need a to go box and you have lunch the next day!!! It is a wonderful dining experience. It is so authentic that it is not unusual to hear someone at a nearby table speaking Italian to one of the owners or a family member who works there. I don't think you will be disappointed if you give it a try, but instead will be delighted and go back time and again to enjoy a wonderful dining experience.
It was DELICIOUS! The staff (Alyssa in particular!) were simply delightful! Thank you for making our dinner experience such a memorable one!
Beautiful , great atmosphere and awesome , friendly staff !!
This was one of the best Italian placed I've ever had. And, I've had a lot. I had the Lamb. Again, this was the best ever. I've actually never had good lamb, but I can certainly recommend this place. Tender, excellent. Had enough food for two meals. And, the left-overs were just as good as the first time. This was an unexpected great meal out in the country area there. The SERVICE was the BEST I've ever had ANYWHERE. By Far.
Eaten at Gennaro's in Canyon Lake/Startzville area many times. Always great food and great service. Only drawback is that if you have to wait for a table, there is only three stool spots at the bar.
Best Italian food I have had since arriving to Texas. Amazing meal, Scott our waiter was top notch, very attentive to our needs, knew the menu and dishes, made recommendations, complimented picks , . Carefull if ordering a special if concerned about price , can be 50-60 for special enter , just ask if concerned
Absolutely outstanding... customer service, wait staff, food, vino and atmosphere. We had such a blast last night. Kudos to the manager and waitress, Alyssa. Outstanding job!
Love the atmosphere, the wait staff does an excellent job. The knots will bring you back every time. The food is very good along with the desserts. Have friends in from Kansas City once a year & we always enjoy our time together at Genarros.