Italian Restaurants in Lawrence

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Wheat State Pizza assembles its pies on signature dough made fresh daily, including hand-tossed and thin-crust wheat. Customers may adorn their pizzas with more than 30 different toppings, ranging from cashews and mushrooms to pineapple and avocado. The menu also features a robust roster of pizza alternatives, such as sandwiches, salads, and create-your-own calzones, which pack in three main toppings along with fresh basil, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese.

711 W 23rd St.
Lawrence,
KS
US

Offering an array of specialty-pizza choices and a plethora of additional toppings, Gambino's Pizza bakes crispy, edible plates brimming with elaborate orchestrations of ingredients. With a sweet and spicy foundation of traditional home-style sauce, each pizza balances a blend of 100% real mozzarella and provolone cheeses. Suppress angry, pitchfork-wielding appetites with a large Mobster pizza that buttresses pork and italian sausage, beef, mushrooms, pepperoni, green peppers, onions, black olives, canadian bacon, and extra cheese ($17.49 for a large). Celebrate all five food groups with an 18-inch hawaiian pie sporting canadian bacon, pineapple, and mozzarella ($19.49), or ease noshing anticipation with appetizers such as boneless buffalo blasters ($5.29 for five) and jalapeño cheese raviolis ($7.09). Afterwards, order a dutch apple, cinnamon streusel, or very cherry dessert pizza ($7.49–$9.99) to fool finicky children into actually eating dinner without preparing an asparagus-filled piñata.

3514 Clinton Pkwy
Lawrence,
KS
US

Exposed wooden beams hang above terra cotta and reproduced antique tiles in Genovese Italian Restaurant's dining room. The rustic ambiance complements the dishes of award-winning Executive Chef Armando Paniagua, who uses ingredients sourced from six local farms to craft the Italian cuisine of northwest Italy's Liguria region. The wood-fired rotisserie and charcoal grill are imported from Italy, as is the pasta in dishes such as whole shrimp pesto risotto and spinach fettuccine. Chef Armando also pulls pizzas out of the oven, including one sporting wild berries, mozzarella, and a mint and fig balsamic glaze. To help wash down those items, barkeeps pour wines from Italy, Portugal, and Argentina, serve up microbrews, and supply digestifs that settle stomachs as gently as a Tums smoothie. New breakfast hours start at 8 a.m on Thursday through Saturday.

941 Massachusetts St
Lawrence,
KS
US

Johnny Brusco's Pizza builds New York-style pies for people of all pizza predilections. Minimalist margarita pizzas come adorned with light sauce, sliced tomatoes, basil and mozzarella. On the other end of the spectrum, Brusco's deluxe packs the dough to the crust with sausage, onions, mushrooms, green peppers, beef, canadian bacon, and pepperoni. In addition to their decadent disks, Johnny Brusco's dishes out calzones, strombolis, pasta dinners, and other Italian staples.

721 Wakarusa
Lawrence,
KS
US