Permanently Closed - Geno's Grille

4.4
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168 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
This restaurant is permanently closed. Geno's Grille is proud to be a part of the newly crafted Storrs Center located steps from the University of Connecticut campus. With indoor and outdoor seating for over 100 people and a menu featuring varied American fare, Geno's Grille is the perfect gathering spot that combines family, friends, food and fun. Full service catering for large parties, business meetings, or casual gatherings.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mdmd
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good spot for pre-game meal.

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vipFredA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for parents to take their Huskies out for a nice dinner

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DougH
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

The food was very salty. That said, we enjoyed ourselves and the waitress was very good .

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JimP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall, very tasty, great service and good presentation.

The calamari appetizer was cooked more than I prefer...I should have specified I like it soft, not crunchy.

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RajP
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience4

limited menu on game day. Website not updated to state actual. disappointed with food choices as menu is very limited. items on chalk board A-sign in waiting area displayed specials, but upon sitting down we were informed of limited menu. Wait staff was very hospitable and made our dinner experience bearable.

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vipBobBasketball
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best place for a very good meal, excellent service and wonderful atmosphere after a UCONN Game.

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RichB
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Service was not great we sat for a good while before I had to ask for water. Turns out the waitress in our area didn't cover our table. Which was strange because we were the only table in that area not covered by her, which is why I asked her for water. Not sure why she didn't say she wasn't our waitress and that our waitress would be with us shortly. As it tuned out our non waitress did most of the work anyway! I left a very good tip anyway … their college kids and very likely UConn college kids on top of it. Food was OK not great. Angel hair was overcooked (AH is tough I know, but pasta has to be al dente). My son said the burger was good.

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vipSusieP
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always a fun place to go for dinner when visiting UConn. The staff are very nice and service is excellent. The calamari and penne arrabbiata are very good. We tried one the Geno Auriemma pinot grigio house wine and were pleasantly surprised how tasty it was.

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carln
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food and service were very good. The front door could have better accessibilty for the handicapped. We came in through the side which is not marked as the entrance for walkers and wheelchairs

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vipJoanK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting my daughter at school brought her aunt and uncle to the game and to Geno’s great way to spend the day at Uconn

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DanM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always Outstanding! A great way to follow-up a nice win by the UConn Women's Basketball team. Our experience from checking in to leaving was wonderful.

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toml
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

like Geno, I am from Philly, and I am a foodie, cooking and eating. gebo's is always superb. great service, food is outstanding.

it rocks,

tom lafen

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JackS
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great experience. Penne alla vodka was fantastic. Would recommend for date night or a nice night out.

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Jennaflex
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Genos' Grille was the perfect spot to have an excellent meal before heading over to UCONN's Jorgensen Center. We made a reservation (a must for dinner!) and got right in. Food was fresh, hot, beautifully plated, and delicious. Our server was polite and professional. The ambiance was casual and friendly - not a formal place, but more "put-together" than a pub-style restaurant. We will definitely be back!

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LoriV
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was very good. Service was excellent. I asked for a table not near a service station more than two weeks before the reserved date and our table was right in front of the kitchen counter where orders come out!

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RonaldM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My wife and I were very satisfied with our experience at Geno’s restaurant. The food was great and our server was very friendly. We would definitely recommend it.

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vipellw13
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed Geno’s as usual

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CameronR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot with very good food I would definitely recommend if coming to visit UConn.

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Karol
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good menu selections. Excellent service. Convenient and welcoming.

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, just the right amount. Game night menu limited but the specials were excellent

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pbchi
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The whole operation was well organized. Table available immediately on busy night, service friendly and timely( college kids staff) food and drinks very good.

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GregR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

food was very good two minor issue my salama was under cook it was raw in center plus 3 hour before my reservation add party of 2 to 3 add chair but i was in servant walk way but i notice 3 tables of 4 with 2 should been switch to table of 4 guest --will see u again on senior day i have table reserve plus can i get direction or number to new restaurant in Manchester called Aura (Geno new one) down road for his home ?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We ate here before the basketball game. The service was decent and the presentation of the food was okay. The red sauce had no flavor and how does a bar not have Malibu? I wouldn’t go out of any way to go here but if I were in the area I might go back.

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lisab
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The Waitstaff was fine, Quality of food vs price is lacking, Sue Bird chicken is cooked in a fryer, They had a special Game Day Menu that totally left out all the italion dishs.

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StephenD
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fabulous along with an extensive wine selection. Our server was very attentive and friendly. We have already recommended Geno’s Grille to several of our friends and we cannot wait to go back.

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ChrisJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

1. "Game Day" Menu quite limited and no prior notice. 2. Wait staff seemed to be in a hurry to move us along; clearing bread plates before we were done with them, etc.

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LisaC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Salmon w/veggie noodles was excellent. Waitress was friendly. We were seated right away by the window and it was easy to converse without too much background noise.

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CarlF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food preparation, service and quality was excellent and good value for the price

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ChuckF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I don’t think we could have had a better experience. The staff and food were beyond our expectations. Awesome place. First class all the way.

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RayN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

This has become a an average venue. Food is bland. Not what it used to be

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was B-/B.

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vipPathfinderswb
New England
39 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We went to Geno's for New Years' Eve and had a great meal and a bottle of wine to cheer in 2020. The service was excellent and attentive, the food was very good and the evening was wonderful.

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betterdays
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I was pleased with my dinner (chicken farm) and so was everyone else at the table (group of 7). Steak, Seafood and Chicken was all good. The service was friendly and the pace of the meal was perfect. There really is no down side though it isn't cheap (not outrageously expensive, but not cheap). I'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Average place. Little shy with the squid in the squid capri. I would go to others before revisiting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We love the restaurant and the food was delicious and fresh! Loved the menu choices too.

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PaulT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were at Geno's for a 'Gameday' menu (vs. Notre Dame). Don't miss the garlic toast with gorgonzola dip or the meatball appetizer. Kudo's to the general manager (who tried very hard to find out what grape varietals are in Puglia Rossa - a very delicious wine!) and our waitstaff Shannon. We would return on our next visit to Storrs!

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CarlF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

On game days, a limited menu is offered, which is fine, considering how busy it can be. I had the chicken piccata, which was very good, but I would have preferred a bit larger portion. Wife had the chicken parm, which was very good and a bit more substantial a plate. Geno's house wines are good and reasonably priced. Service was cheery and pleasant, and I appreciate the fact they hire (what appear to be) students for wait staff, but felt a need for a little prompting. Not a real issue however; will definitely be back.

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ChristinaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Our waitress was a doll, but frankly the food was meh, and the two of us walked out with a bill that totaled over $160 for a shared appetizer, dinner salad, entree, dessert and one of the cheapest bottles of wine available.

The next day, when I wanted to see what we paid for each part of the meal to figure out how the heck things got that expensive, I was stunned to see that the customer copy of the charge receipt was not the same as the merchant copy! There was no itemization, and we don't even know whether their "suggested tip" amounts were calculated on the price of the meal or meal plus tax, which has now gone up to 7 1/2%

It may be time for this retired couple to stop going out to restaurants altogether. Who can afford over $160 at a Grille type restaurant?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mikayla was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great all around!

FAQs

Permanently Closed - Geno's Grille offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 487-9032.

Permanently Closed - Geno's Grille is rated 4.4 stars by 168 OpenTable diners.