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941 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, Lawrence, KS 66044-2869 (8th Street)
+1 785-842-0300
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We had the homemade pasta, no flavor at all. Not sure where the garlic was. My dish said it had veggies in it, but who puts peas and carrots in Italian? Beef vegetable soup maybe. I added a lot of salt and pepper so I could taste the food, and I was hungry.

Thank Monique H
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I was unhappy with literally everything about my trip to this restaurant. The two appetizers we ordered were awful (baked pesto and the squash fritters) the complimentary bread was so bad that I couldn't eat more than one bite. The pizza we ordered (create your own cheese, pepperoni, and sausage) tasted like cardboard. Our service was less than satisfactory. We... More 

Thank Bri E
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

We hit Genovese on a Friday night with 6 of us family members. The cocktails were spot-on. We ordered pizza, pasta,salads, wine. Everything was quite good, reasonable prices too.

Thank LesDye
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134 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Went back to Genovese, and had a family meal. The beef short ribs in the "surf and turf" were great, although they were accompanied by only a single scallop. The salads were well served, and the pasta (rigatoni) was excellent. The meat-lover's pizza was tasty. In sum, Genovese continues great. Good work to the whole team: cooks, servers, greeters!

Thank Town P
Lawrence, Kansas
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I dined recently at Genovese and found the experience enjoyable. We both had the tasty tomato bruschetta appetizer although there was only one piece for each. This was followed by the dimple house salad, delicately dressed. My husband had the seafood pasta dish was quite good but not exceptional while I had the mushroom ravioli made with... More 

Thank Louise H
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42 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

When you walk thru the door of a joint & can SMELL the fresh GARLIC seep into your clothes you gotta be close to getting something decent. Been visiting Lawrence for over 30 yrs. Now with my son there its a few times a year. Cant imagine why I never checked this place out other than to have a tendency... More 

Thank GoCanes1
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95 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant since it opened nine years ago, and know its menu well. We went again last week, and they had yet another excellent meal. Highlights on the menu including the mussels as an appetizer, the pizza with prosciutto, and the homemade pastas. The food is consistently fresh and tasty, and never seems to get... More 

Thank Town P
Lawrence, Kansas
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

The food was very good. With a reasonable menu, this italian restaurant will not disappoint you. It will just not "blow you away". Modest to small serving sizes which are nicely plated and delivered by superb dining staff. The service is great whether you dine at one of their numerous tables, or at the bar. Like many spots downtown, the... More 

Thank M M
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Lawrence has a lot of good restaurants. I happen to like this one. I recommend the spinach fettuccine. ..home made and very nice. They have a happy hour and a pretty good daily drink special.

Thank Barrett3887
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Food was good, a little heavy on the sauces but tasty. Service was good, nice waiter. I ordered the ravioli which was were small but good, would've prefered them in a red sauce vs cream, but I might have missed reading the description on the menu. We would go back.

Thank ChgoGal80

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 941 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, Lawrence, KS 66044-2869
    (8th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: +1 785-842-0300
Seasonal Northern Italian Cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?