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941 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66064
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$30 and under
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Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday- Monday 4:30pm - 9:00pm; Tuesday - Saturday 4:30 - 10:00 pm
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Catering is available. Please check our menu online. www.genoveseitalian.com
Private Party Facilities:
Second Floor is available for private functions. Please contact the restaurant for bookings.
Private Party Contact:
Subarna (785) 842-0300
A word from Genovese
Genovese Italian Restaurant Seasonal Northern Italian Cuisine Serving Hot & Cold Antipastis, Salads, Homemade Fresh Pastas, Crisp Thin Pizzas & Wood-fired Rotisserie Meats.
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my pasta was not cooked, ravioli
was chewy. Very fishy lobster taste and crab was imitation. way to expensive for what I was served."
Dined on 2/23/2014
This restaurant claims to be a
North Italian eatery but really it is an American restaurant that serves food reminiscent of Italian. Although my chicken dish was moist, the sauce was heavy, almost like gravy, and way too salty. My husband's lamb shank was tasty he said, but also WAY over-salted. The side dish that came with my dinner (sauteed celery, carrots, a few tiny pieces of asparagus, zucchini in a heavily salted oil base) was not very good, being heavily doused in salt and pepper. This is not a fine dining place, though the prices for our dinners were high, too high for what we got I think. Its more appropriate a place to take families and in fact several tables around us had small children and a baby (all well behaved)."
Dined on 2/22/2014
Amazing food. The menu doesn't do
the food justice. Will return again and again!"
Dined on 2/18/2014
Took the girlfriend there for
valentines day. Very friendly staff, delicious food and affordable prices. As we left, they gave her a flower too, a nice touch."
Dined on 2/14/2014
For paying 16 dollars per plate,
portions were small and my butternut squash ravioli was so mediocre and bland, I didn't even want to finish it. Would have been worth maybe 8 dollars a plate. Great ambiance, however"
Dined on 2/14/2014
We found you through the internet
as my husband was on a business trip and we wanted something special. You fit the bill perfectly. If we are ever in Lawrence again we will come back. Our server was very friendly and helpful with suggestions."
Dined on 2/10/2014
Reservation was right on time,
nice little bar, great variety of food, service a little slow and wine list could be improved a little, otherwise great experience highly recommend great location right on action on Massachusetts street."
Dined on 2/8/2014
Always great to dine at Genovese.
Sad they don't do anything special for birthdays though."
Dined on 1/19/2014
There may only be 5 really good
restuarants in Lawrence. While this one might not be the top of those, it definately is one of the 5. All pastas are hand made on the premisis. I asked our waitress for some recommendations as this was our first visit. My wife and I both selected the carpaccio as an appetizer, one order was more than enought for two or three people. I had the house salad with a creamy peppercorn dressing on it and my wife had the ceasar salad both were big and good For our entree we had the wild mushroom, aspargas, and added italian sausage to the ravolii. It was very good. The ravolii was generous in portion but the individual pieces were not stuffed enough. We had no room for desert after that feast. Service was excellent"
Dined on 1/11/2014
Have been to Genovese a number of
times but this was one of the most memorable. Our waitress was awesome. The bruschetta was to die for!! We took a couple of friends that hadn't been there for years. They mentioned they hadn't been there for years because they didn't enjoy the food but this visit certainly changed their opinion! They will definitely be back. I requested something not on the menu and they graciously prepared it just to my liking and boy did it blow me away! I cannot wait to go back and suggest anyone that hasn't tried Genovese for a while return and give them a chance!!"
Dined on 1/7/2014
As foodies, we have no regrets
about trying this new restaurant out. Service was very friendly and helpful, food was out of this word! If you haven't been here before, I would say you need to try it."
Dined on 1/3/2014
We decided to give Genovese a try
especially because on Tuesdays they have free corkage fees. Restaurant was fairly busy for a 5:30 dine probably due to a KU game at 7. Food was good, had to ask for bread, never got our appetizer. Server was very nice but probably new and lacks some experience. Can't blame him for breaking the cork opening our wine as I'm not sure if it was an old cork or user error. Will definitely return to give this another chance."
Dined on 10/30/2013
An excellent selection of
inexpensive wine, generous portions, friendly staff, and sweet outdoor balcony seating in temperate weather make Genovese one of Lawrence's better dining experiences."
Dined on 10/11/2013
I always enjoy eating at this
restaurant. They have great appetizers."
Dined on 10/5/2013
Three of us had a pizza appetizer,
Chianti wine, pasta entrees and a chocolate tort to wind up the evening. Yummy food and outsta dingservice. Will definitely come back on our next visit to Lawrence."
Dined on 10/5/2013
This is one of the better
restaurants in Lawrence. The food is good. Wines are good. Noise is more than I would like but it is an old downtown building with rock walls, so not unexpected. Seating is better on bottom or top tier. While second tier is intimate, ventilation blows on guests, a bit uncomfortable. The four of us each had one of the specials. All were quite good."
Dined on 9/24/2013
Took my daughter and her boyfriend
and we all had a great time. Service was helpful and friendly. Would definitely come back."
Dined on 9/8/2013
Excellent food. Went with a large
group of family and all ordered different dishes from the menu. Everyone was very impressed with their food. We usually don't have dessert after dinner but did this time. Oh my gosh, the sorbetto was absolutely heavenly. All our party loved their desserts as well. Can't wait to eat there again."
Dined on 8/31/2013
Not bad but Pizza is more their
thing. The calemari had more onoin rings than squid. The salads were all small. Not enough for the money."
Dined on 8/22/2013
I took a group of six colleagues
to Genovese for dinner. It is a lovely restaurant, but the upstairs room was uncomfortably warm. The food was wonderful, but the service was inattentive. We were warm and thirsty, and we had to ask the waiter to refill our water glasses."
Dined on 8/22/2013
We always love going to this
reataurant. Never disappoints!"
Dined on 8/17/2013
Had a wonderful dinner on the
upstairs balcony. Excellent service and the food was great!"
Dined on 8/18/2013
The mushroom app was amazing. Five
stars for sure. We also really enjoyed the seafood rissoto. The lobster and crab ravioli was too fishy tasting and not one of our favorites. We will probably try this place again."
Dined on 7/27/2013
Loved the drink menu and was
pleasantly surprised by the service. Food was no great culinary experience, but was above average. We all had pasta, which seemed a bit pre-made and reheated. We'll try something from the grill or a pizza next time - and we will definitely come back!"
Dined on 7/13/2013
It is really hard for me to eat
out because I am allergic to gluten, soy and dairy. I found a WONDERFUL dish at Genovese that did not contain my 3 allergies! I was on cloud 9 because it is rare to find food that tastes so good and is allergen free. Thank you so much!"
Dined on 7/3/2013
The food was excellent as usual,
and we were excited to share the experience with friends."
Dined on 6/15/2013
What keeps me from making this
restaurant a regular stop is--the lack of ambiance. It lacks a warm feel--the tables, floor, outdated--I know they clean this place but it looks so worn--still the food and service is good."
Dined on 6/6/2013
Drinks: Our mojitos were
delicious, they offerred a wide selection, and had some great deals. Apps: Mediocre at best. Fried wild mushrooms were bland and there was nothing special about them. I didn't care for the pear bruscetta either but my friend really liked it. Soup & Salad: I personally didn't try but my friend LOVED her soup but didn't really care for the salad. Entres: I had gluten free gnocchi with pork and it was great and my friend had the carne pizza which was excellent. Good restaurant. Not great. Some things are excellent and some are bad. Overall still a nice restaurant because the staff and location are great and the price is right."
Dined on 5/19/2013
We went for Mother's Day brunch.
The first disappointment came when our server announced they were out of hollandaise sauce and hour into their Mother's Day service. They next was my husband having to order his bloody marry 3 times before it came. Having had to change up order to steak and eggs (from eggs Benedict) both the steak and chorizo were below par. The eggs were perfectly cooked however. I ordered corned beef hash and it came in minced patty form which lacked both character and taste. Lawrence Kansas deserves better. If we go again I hope to see a turn around."
Dined on 5/12/2013
My date and I decided that we
needed some fine Italian food to start our evening properly, and Genovese supplied our demand with ease. Starters, entrees, and a shared dessert were all excellent. Well worth the 45-minute drive from Kansas City."
Dined on 5/3/2013
Good pasta, nice facility. Our
group had a fun time."
Dined on 5/3/2013
The food and service were
excellent. We enjoy the variety of the menu and the changes to the menu made monthly. Wine selection is very good. We had a great table looking out onto the street."
Dined on 4/27/2013
One of best places in Lawrence if
your aim is to enjoy good food and to be able to have a conversation with your dinner companions."
Dined on 4/26/2013
We have eaten here several times
and it is always very good. Tonight I tried the grilled octopus salad....and it is my new favorite!! Cannot wait to go back and have it again."
Dined on 4/19/2013
We had a great evening. The fresh
pasta was wonderful!"
Dined on 4/8/2013
Excellent food much like food we
had eaten in SF restaurant Rose Pistola. Good service, great sangrias, and loved the hummus with bread. Will recommend this restaurant to others."
Dined on 4/4/2013
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