favorite place, really good italian food, fantastic lowpriced wines, great front patio, nice atmosphere, fantastic bread, favorite maryland crab ravioli
Thank Goodness you Closed, you were the Worst Restaurant in LA!
High prices and bad food..
While the prices were top shelf the food was average or below. Soft drinks were $2.50 each with NO refills. Not family friendly.
The service was bad. Once our order was taken the waitress never visited our table of her own free will. We had to constantly try to signal her while she did her best to avoid eye contact.
The supposedly $15 value FAMILY-STYLE dessert was ONE 3x3 brownie with a scoop of icecream on it. Something you would pay $3 to $5 in most restaurants.
Worse Meal I've Ever Had at a Pasta Place..... I cant stress how bad this dinner was, All i can say that if you want to pay 20+ $ for a bland, and undercooked Chicken dish/ Pasta..then Go there! The only thing that I enjoyed about that place was the waiter, who was funny, he even joked that others have walked out on their meals, That does not surprise me !
Not What We Expected. Overall not a good meal. There were four of us dining, and nobody was happy. My cousin and I got the same pasta dish and agreed that it was completely flavorless. It was supposed to be garlic and oil, but there was obviously no garlic in it. It was also supposed to have capers as one of the main ingredients, and we both only found about 3 a piece... Another person got chewy gnocci, and another very dry and flavorless baked ziti. The caprese salad didn't have any oil on it when it arrived, all the bread was burnt on the bottom, and they added blue cheese to 2 of our salads which nobody expected or wanted. They didn't even allow refills on sodas, which I have never heard of in a restaurant when they actually have a soda fountain. For the 4 of us it came out to over $100, and nobody had alcoholic beverages, dessert, or appetizers. Luckily we had a $100 gift certificate, but even the remainder we had to pay for the tip and tax was more than it was worth...
THE WORST SERVICE AND FOOD EVER!!! DON'T GO HERE!!.
I went here for dinner with a friend of mine. We sat down, and things just seemed so unorganized from the get go. It took sometime to get waited on. The way that the food is described in the menu sounds fine, but when you get the food, it is DISGUSTING!! I ordered the chicken. It was runny, and it looked like they had boiled the chicken in tomato sauce and slopped it onto the plate. I couldn't even eat the food. The presentation was horrible, and I don't think a starving stray animal would have even eaten the food.
I told the waiter, and he told us to speak to the manager/owner. She was rude, disrespectful, and very unprofessional. She did not try to satisfy her customers, and didn't care how we felt about the food. After seeing all the negative reviews on this site about this restaurant makes me wonder how they are staying open. Do yourselves a favor and STAY AWAY FROM HERE!!! I will never go back! L.A. has plenty of good restaurants, and this one is not one of those!
Great food, great prices, friendly waitstaff & dog-friendly!.
I practically live in Brentwood Village, so San Gennaro is very convenient. But it's more than that.
My boyfriend and I have eaten here probably 30x and have never had a bad experience. We bring all our out-of-town guests here for a good meal and affordable prices.
The waitstaff is always very friendly, attentive, and helpful. They have a decent wine list for a smaller place, too. Plus, again, good prices.
The interior is small but cozy, and there's a charming patio as well that, get this, is dog-friendly! Bring rover and come chill here for some good grub and tasty vino. They even have a dog menu and will bring your pup a water bowl.
It's good for dates, casual dinner with friends, or takeout (they'll typically offer you a glass of wine while waiting on their delicious pizza for takeout). Wear a cute dress or tshirt and jeans...either are appropriate for San Gennaro.
I love this place. Great neighborhood restaurant. Really can't say enough good things about it.
Local Favorite. I love this place. My wife and I eat here as often as possible. The food and personal service is unbeatable. The front patio is great in the summer. Their low-priced wines and bread are fantastic. It's no wonder this place is a local favorite.
Best Italian Restaurant in LA. This restaurant is AMAZING! They have a patio or you can sit inside. Is Casual but also a great place to take a date. the food is excellent and the servers are fast and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that loves a good meal!
THE WORST RESTAURANT EVER. I used to actually like this place. Now it is AWFUL. And I think they raised their prices to make up for the 25% off they now have. Seafood lasagna was runny, barely had any seafood in it and came in a bowl (because it was so watery) and get this it cost $28.95! WOW. And it was a small portion too. Pizza was very average. I'd much rather go to Oak Fire Pizza at least they have $10 pizza on Sundays. And I ordered a salad which 10 minutes the later politely told me they were out of (out of a salad?) and asked if I wanted to order anything else. I was annoyed so I said I didnt want anything else but he never compd anything as a friendly gesture/token. An older guy in the back (maybe the owner) was very rude to people waiting for takeout. Our server was truly super nice but this restaurant sucks. There were flies inside, the balsamic vinegar leaked, there were fingerprints everywhere and the food was horrible. I will never go back. People need to stop blaming the economy for their businesses going belly up and start giving better food and better attitudes.
food is good and the staff is excellent. We eat here a few times a month. We frequently go for the 1/2 off Tuesday dinner, but we go any night when we just want to relax and have a nice, reasonably priced meal. Everything is very good, the pizza is superb. The wait staff is friendly to customers and to each other. That''s saying something on Tuesdays when they are mobbed for the 1/2 off dinner. All in all, they work very hard to make their customers comfortable and the kitchen staff does an excellent job. This is a wonderful place to go, expecially if you are hungry and exhausted. They will take good care of you.
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