Genovese 785-842-0300

Visit website 941 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 66044 Opens today at 8 a.m.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 4 ratings. 4 user reviews. 4 reviews


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  • Best of Lawrence 2013
  • Phone: 785-842-0300

This business appears in: Featured Downtown Businesses, Food and Dining, Cuisines, Restaurants, Fine Dining, Italian, Mediterranean


Rating: 4

Randy Erickson Genovese

Been here a few times, food is always fantastic, unique, fresh, and flavorful. Atmosphere is unique and fun (love sitting upstairs!). Great date place!

Rating: 5

Keely Gil Genovese

Absolutely delicious! Great food and you can tell it's fresh and healthier ingredients than many other Italian restaurants. Great atmosphere, too!

Rating: 5

Dave Greenbaum Genovese

For a town smack dab in the middle of American without a large Italian population, we sure have a great selection of Italian restaurants.

Genovese is an outstanding Italian eatery brought to you by the same group that gives us La Parilla and Zen Zero. Similarly Genovese's menu represents the diversity of Italian food, not just the tomato sauce and pasta we grew up with as kids (That's a spicy meatball!)

Obviously like many Italian eateries pasta and sauces are made in house and ingredients tend to be seasonal, so expect an ever changing menu. Pay particular attention to the soups because they are usually outstanding and are excellent compliments to the weather outside: thick hearty soups in the winter and light and refreshing soups in the summer.

One of my favorite menu items are the fried local Wakarusa mushrooms that are quite the treat. These aren't the breaded mushrooms you get at the bar that are pretty much batter balls with something resembling a mushroom stuck in the middle. These fried mushrooms are more in a tempura style: a extremely light coating that makes the mushroom inside crunchy and moist. The dominate flavor is the mushroom, not the coating. Coating is tasty though!

The wine list here is awesome! A selection of wines by the glass and bottle at reasonable and accessible prices. Watch out for wine specials and wine dinners--they aren't to be missed.

Rating: 4

Shannon Ikerd Genovese

I'm diggin the Happy Hour . . . . the half price appetizers are great! I'm a big fan of the beef carpaccio, and mussels. Good food, amazing price, check them out!