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About Genovese

Genovese Italian Restaurant
Seasonal Northern Italian Cuisine

Serving Hot & Cold Antipastis, Salads, Homemade Fresh Pastas, Crisp Thin Pizzas & Wood-fired Rotisserie Meats.

941 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66064
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 8am - 2pm Dinner: Sunday- Monday 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Tuesday - Saturday 4:00 - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
8th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(785) 842-0300

Website:
http://www.genoveseitalian.com/

Catering:
In house and out of house catering is available. Please check our catering menu online. www.genoveseitalian.com

Executive Chef:
Armando Paniagua

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wine dinner with guest speaker held once a month.

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Genovese Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Cozy (4)
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Special Occasion (4)
Authentic (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vegan (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Superb. Try the mussels. Delicious!!!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was excellent as always. The service was hit and miss, but not terrible, just not as great as it can be. They have a good wine menu. The dinner menu is not large, but reasonable and not overwhelming like some. All in all it is a good restaurant we plan to continue to frequent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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service4
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

The bruschetta was different (it was cream cheese) but still very good. I had a chicken breast with tomatoes and a balsamic glaze and it was good, clearly the best dish at the table. There were complaints about small and inconsistent size of the lamb chops. Also, it came with gnocchi which nobody seemed to care for. I tried it and it was just ok. My wife had a very rich ravioli which was good, but overly creamy and hard to eat in one sitting. Lots of left-overs, except for me, and they seemed better the next day. This was our second trip to Genovese and probably our last.

Tags: Happy Hour
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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Even though there is always a crowd, we can almost always get a table at Genovese. A few welcome changes but still with popular favorites on the menu. The flambé d creme brûlée was a big hit

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The service was slow and the food was average. It took us 30 minutes before we actually saw our waiter. They did give us a free appetizer, but ironically they never told us and we discovered by looking at our tab.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our waiter was new and did a fantastic job. The food was phenomenal and the house made sangria was perfect! Great night to meet up with family.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Fun and friendly atmosphere. Best margarita pizza ever.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Absolutely one of our favorite places to dine...anywhere! Never disappointed and always excited to return...

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We made a last minute reservation and they were very accommodating on a busy Parent's weekend. We were seated upstairs next to a large group that was kind of noisy, but we understood that it was friends getting together. We've been seated on the patio in the past and that is lovely. My daughter requested a dish she'd had before, but wasn't currently on their menu and they were very nice to make it for her. Pizza's are outstanding!

Tags: Comfort Food, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 27, 2017

My husband and I had a great meal the other night! It was a lovely and relaxing night. The food was fabulous and the waiter was wonderful and attentive!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Omaha)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We asked to be seated in a quieter area and we were. Service was attentive, although bar service was slow. Multiple Italian appetizers and pasta dishes were outstanding and authentic. Overall, comfortable and good value.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating
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food4
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 29, 2017

This was our first time at Genovese. We did not know what to expect but our meal exceeded all expectations. The Italian cuisine was very good, with tremendous flavor and portion. The food is served hot and the aromas were most appealing. The wine list is very good and matches most we have seen in Kansas City metro. I would recommend this place for great meals and decent prices.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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food5
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

We tried Genovese for the first time while visiting our daughter in Lawrence. The food was outstanding, but we noted the menu online had more choices than were available on the daily menu. Not a big problem but some in our group had already selected options online and were disappointed to learn they were not available that night. Service was outstanding and overall we had a great dinner. We will plan to go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food was quite good and served quickly. Wait staff very good. A little pricey for what we got. Drawbacks were a wobbly table and air conditioning that apparently couldn't keep up with the hot July weather. Maybe go in April or October.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

I really enjoyed the cuisine at Genovese. The wait staff were really perceptive to our needs. I didn't feel rushed to pay and the atmosphere was cool and calm.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Went here for our anniversary and enjoyed the experience, food was good, service was excellent- didn't have to wait and weren't pushed or rushed for anything.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Food was ok, but nothing special. Expensive. The service was good.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The house made pasta with wine sauce was delicious! I especially liked that we could choose a particular pasta and pair it with any ingredients plus a protein of our choice.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We have eaten here numerous times and it never fails us. We love it and highly recommend it

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Romantic, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Tapas
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food5
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Delicious food, wonderful service and good drinks!!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We appreciated the friendly service and "can-do" attitude about changing menu items to meet our vegan needs! The owner came over twice to make sure everything was going ok. This will go on our list of all-time favorite restaurants in Lawrence, along with Zen Zero and La Parilla. Interestingly enough, all 3 are owned by the same group and all 3 offer a creative, flexible menu, good service, and nice ambience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Our go to place in Lawrence. Haven't had a meal yet that i wouldn't recommend to a friend. Staff is friendly and engaging. Cocktails are reasonable and well made and the wine selection is adequate. A great place for a special occasion or just sit at the bar to wind down from a long day.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The drinks were terrible, don't get any mixed drink, keep it safe with wine. Mimosas and Bellinis were made with something funny (Mimosa tasted like it was made with Tang or Fanta) and couldn't even drink the Bloody Mary.

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food3
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Good food, drinks, and service. What more could one ask?

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Went out for dinner with a colleague. It was graduation weekend, so I'm sure that played into the food quality (then again, I haven't been impressed with my previous visits either). I ordered the sea bass special and my colleague ordered the salmon. I kid you not - they were both scorched. There's "blackened" and then there's burned... both of our meals were the latter. The server did offer to have a new one made, but you know how that goes. We would have waited another 20 minutes, when the meal already took awhile to get to us. Sadly, this is going to be my last time visiting.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Went to Genovese twice in one week---it was that good (and I live out of town)
They have wonderfully unique "specials" . First night I had duck, the second I had rabbit Bolognese. Both were incredible. If you like (no love) Bolognese...you must go. Their flat bread pizzas are also great!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Scenic View, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Genovese always delivers on Italian food cooked with love and soul. But the restaurant also delivers on human kindness, empathetic staff (when you have rambunctious kids, need flexibility if your party doesn't all arrive at the same time, or need something special) and caring about its customers in general. This is a quality restaurant, instilled with great Larry values and terrific food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Omaha)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We enjoyed Easter brunch at Genovese. From the initial greeting all the way through our meal, everything was great. We had egg dishes, French toast and biscuits and gravy. Everything was well prepared and the service staff was great. Overall a good value for the money. We would return or recommend for brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Our waiter was awesome..of course he has taken care of us before. We always ask for "no bread" and he listens. The food was wonderful.well priced and service was outstanding. We frequent this restaurant because the staff is quick to serve and get our order correct.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Love to go there for drink and snack before KU basketball game. They have excellent happy hours

Tags: Cozy, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Food was great. The girlfriend loved the atmosphere on the balcony. A little bit on the pricer side, but would definitely visit again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The 3 course special was pretty expensive so opted for the regular menu. I had the house made fetticine which was delicious. Also like the option for a small plate if you're not very hungry. Will add it to my Lawrence staples restaurants.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This is our go-to date night location, and the food never disappoints.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 11, 2017

It was a pizzeria. Do not bring a date here. Bring your kids and fit right in.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Good food. Service a little sketchy but ok. Nice venue, but a little cold on porch area

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Great Service & Wonderful Food!!!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We hadn't been for dinner in quite a while. I forgot hot much I like their food. I appreciate being able to order a small portion of pasta so I can enjoy a salad beforehand. They also have a good kids menu!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2017

This was a culinarily exploration during restaurant week. Its truly a treasure of a restaurant that we will return to.

Please keep recommending wine pairings! This meal was the the best one we had in months.

Restaurants need to look to Genovese to lead the way for portion size, flavor, ambience and customer service.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 24, 2017

A great little gem in Lawrence. Everything is seasoned to perfection. I will certainly be back again soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The kitchen was backed up with orders but our waiter told us that when we ordered. The table behind us left and said "good luck". However since we had been told and were not in hurry was fine. Pizza as good as any we had in Italy, went with our server's recommendation. Our second time there and will return. Like that front area, hope to have Mark as our server. Like that you participate with Open Table.

Tags: Casual
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