Welcome to our San Luis Obispo Italian Restaurant on the Central Coast

Gennaro’s Grill & Garden, a Northern Italian Restaurant is located in a delightful Old Victorian built on the Central Coast in 1904.  The cuisine is classic Northern Italian with a Continental flair that includes fresh seafood, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.  All our pastas, breads and desserts are homemade and prepared in our kitchen daily.

We offer wines from the Central Coast, Napa Valley, Sonoma and of course Italy all chosen with passionate devotion that stems from Chef/Owner Gennaro’s extensive experience. We also have a full bar service where Happy Hour occurs Monday through Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Enjoy our fabulous Tapas with your favorite beverage!

Gennaro is a renowned restaurateur, and former owner of Benvenuti Ristorante enjoyed by many SLO residents for 14 years.  He also owned Gennaro’s Ristorante in Glendale for 25 years and Il Gazebo.  He was the proud recipient of the prestigious Automobile Club’s Four Diamond Award for several consecutive years.  His restaurant was voted “One of the best Italian Restaurants in America”  by Veronelli Publishing, recipient of the “Di Rona Award for Excellence in Dining” and also featured in Wine Spectator Magazine – The Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers, and received one of the highest Zagat ratings.

Gennaro sold Benvenuti Ristorante in 2005.  He has now returned to the same charming location and has created the ultimate Italian dining experience in San Luis Obispo at attractive prices.

Gennaro’s Grill & Garden ~ a delightful environment where the food is robust, authentically classic and alive with fresh taste.  Whatever the occasion, Gennaro’s Grill & Garden in SLO is the place!

M-F 11:30 to 2:00 pm
M-Sa 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sunday Closed