Intorno is now dishing up plates of pasta in Lawrence



Intorno opened a few weeks ago.
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  • Intorno opened a few weeks ago.
The exotic world of provel and toasted ravioli has come to Lawrence. Intorno, a classic Italian restaurant with strong ties to St. Louis, opened in the former Esquina space at 801 Massachusetts last month.

It's run by a husband-and-wife team. Jim Vaughn is the chef and his wife, Leslie, is the general manager. The St. Louis influence comes courtesy of the Charlie Gitto's restaurants, where Vaughn cooked for the better part of three decades. The familiars are all here on the dinner menu: chicken spiedini, linguini with clams and tenderloin Siciliano (a grilled and breaded tenderloin finished with provel in a mushroom wine sauce). There's also black-pepper gnocchi, crab cakes and calamari provenzale. Lunch is centered around meatball sandwiches and antipasto: Italian meats, cheeses and olives.

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