Paisano's Ristorante

2112 W 25th St, Lawrence, KS 66047

785-838-3500

Open today until 11 p.m.

Paisano's specializes in traditional Italian dishes -- pastas, chicken, veal and such -- served in large portions. Started in a downtown basement nook in Topeka, Paisano's expanded to Lawrence in 1995 with a strip mall location on the Southside. Though the dimly-lit quaintness didn't make the move, the restaurant still has an intimate feel. And with the two-level seating area, low-ceiling basement dining is still an option.