Genovese features seasonal rustic Italian cuisine from the Liguria region of North West Italy by the Italian Rivieras. The restaurant imported Italian made wood-fired rotisserie and charcoal grill. Additionally, another cooking feature is the gas/wood fired pizza oven. The menu features hot and cold antipastis, soup & salads, crisp thin pizzas, homemade fresh pastas --ravioli, fettuccine, pappardelle and gnoochi, and wood-fired rotisserie meats.
Diners can also choose from a wide range of wines from the Wine List whether the $20 List, Premium or Reserve List. Wines are featured from Italy, Spain, Portugal, US, Chile and Argentina, in addition to the Bellini from the Cocktail List or Vanilla Swirl Martini from the Martini List to name a few.
We hope you will enjoy our food, hospitality and service.
- Free WiFi
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Local establishment
- Outdoor seating
- Party room
- Reservations accepted
- Call aheads accepted
- Kids menu
- Phone: 785-842-0300
- Daily - Half price appetizers from 2-5 pm
- Every Monday - Half price Wine Bottles (except $20 or ...
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.