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Gennaro's Eatery, Quincy


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Gennaro's Eatery, Quincy

hiddenboston | | Oct 19, 2007 08:28 AM

We tried Gennaro's Eatery in Quincy the other night after hearing lots of good things about the place. I have mixed feelings about our dinner, but now I'm thinking I ordered the wrong thing (that is, I didn't order the pizza).

The place was packed for a weekday night, with a 15-minute wait when we arrived at about 5:45. Once we got a seat in the dining room, we ordered a couple of apps (Cesar salad and pasta fagioli, both ok but not great), then dove into our entrees. The lasagna seemed a bit undercooked and had a lot of cheese (even for lasagna!). It also had a bitter taste that bordered on unpleasant. The lobster and pumpkin raviolis were better, though they were swimming in cream sauce.

Service was mostly good, though they did forget my order of meatballs (they were very apologetic about it), and prices were very reasonable. I definitely want to get back there, because every time I saw a pizza go by, I started drooling uncontrollably; it looks like a classic New York-style pizza that is easily foldable and has a gooey mess of cheese on top. I talked to someone I know who lives next door to Gennaro's, and he said the pizza is the real deal there.

So next time, it will be the pizza at Gennaro's. Maybe I'll get back there over the next week or two.

Has anyone tried their pizza? If so, what did you think?

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