Gennaro’s Trattoria Canyon Lake Texas
Canyon Lake’s newest restaurant hasn’t stopped packing in the folks for lunch and dinner since it opened on January 18. Driving up to Gennaro’s Trattoria located at 10018 Starz Road in Startzville, we could not believe the number of cars in the parking lot---even on a Sunday evening!
Eager to try the new Italian eatery, we ordered a number of dishes--- pizza, chicken, shrimp, and a classic Italian staple –lasagna to find out if Canyon Lake had indeed landed an authentic quality eating establishment. Our vote was unanimous---the food was delicious. The pizza had the true Neapolitan flare with a good amount of high quality mozzarella cheese accented with olives, arugula and garlic. The Chicken Cacciatore used thigh and leg portions to make a delicious moist entrée with a great tomato-pepper sauce. The stuffed shrimp with crabmeat were a delight and the classic lasagna had a terrific hearty tomato sauce with noodles that melted in your mouth.
The owner of Gennaro’s Trattoria, Gennaro Di Meo opened his first restaurant, Antonio’s Italian Grill and Seafood, in 1988 in Deer Park, Tx. He followed that opening with two others of the same name in La Porte, Tx and Baytown, Tx, all fairly close to one another in the Houston area.
So why open a restaurant in Canyon Lake? Gennaro told me that after travelling back and forth to Canyon Lake for the past six years, he and his family wanted to a make a change. They love Canyon Lake. He said “It’s so different from the Houston area. Canyon Lake reminds me of my beautiful hometown of Naples, Italy” Gennaro loves the blue water and the green rolling hills and finds Canyon Lake beautiful and relaxing. So why not open a restaurant and do what he loves to do—cook!
Lucky for Canyon Lake and other residents of nearby locales, we now have another good restaurant just around the corner. Genarro’s motto, "che mangia bene, vive bene" which translates to "who eats well, lives well”, is definitely is a motto easier to follow for those living in or visiting Canyon Lake since the opening of his new restaurant, Genarro’s Trattoria.
Click here, to get driving directions. Interested in other restaurants in the Canyon Lake area? download our Restaurant Guide by clicking the photo below. The guide is courtesy of Las Brisas and First Mountain, two premier gated communities on Canyon Lake.