Popular Italian Restaurants in Kansas City


Best Italian Restaurants in Kansas City

With a rich heritage rooted in Italian culture, Kansas City’s mix of traditional pasta restaurants and more modern, high-end establishments has produced and maintained one of the finest Italian culinary scenes in the Midwest.

Pasta and other Italian dishes amaze in KC

Cosentino's Downtown Market

Downtown Kansas City’s first grocery store is NOW OPEN. The market is owned and operated by the local Cosentino Family, who has always shown a commitment to quality and a passion for food, and features more than 45,000 products as well as on-the-go cuisine, an 83 ft salad bar, gourmet cheese island, bakery, fresh sushi bar, video rental and more!

Garozzo's Ristorante - Kansas City

Michael Garozzo's lifelong dream of owning a restaurant became a reality in April 1989. Now with locations in downtown Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Overland Park and Olathe. As each restaurant opens, they immediately become award winners due to the outstanding cuisine and award-winning service. Ingram’s Magazine, Zagat National Restaurant Survey, The Squire South Express and The Pitch Weekly have awarded the restaurants by naming them the best Italian restaurants, best ethnic restaurants, best catering, and best pasta to name a few.

Lidia's Kansas City

Voted Kansas City's most popular Italian restaurant by Zagat Guide 2005, Lidia's Kansas City is located in the Crossroads Arts District. Lidia Bastianich, regarded as the first lady of Italian cuisine, opened Lidia's Kansas City together with her son, Joseph Bastianich, in a former railroad house just north of Kansas City's historic Union Station. Designed by acclaimed New York architect David Rockwell, the restaurant evokes the feel of an Italian farmhouse despite its tremendous size. The menu at Lidia's features a daily sampling of seasonal, daily-made fresh and filled pastas.

Minsky's Pizza Café & Sports Bar - River Market

Since we began making gourmet pizza in Kansas City in 1976, we have used the finest ingredients. Our savory pizza begins with fresh hand rolled dough layered with generous portions of lean meats, tender fresh cut vegetables, aromatic herb and topped with freshly grated mozzarella and other fine cheese if you desire. In addition to gourmet pizzas we offer a tasty selection of sandwiches, salads, pastas and appetizers. We are alo a sports bar with 12 beers on tap and 25 TV's including 3 10' High Definition monitors. Satellite TV and every major sports subscription you won't miss a game.

Osteria IL Centro

The concept for Kansas City’s Osteria IL Centro (meeting place at the center) originated from small, local restaurants scattered throughout the Mediterranean. For centuries, neighborhood folks have met in these establishments to enjoy wine from the hillsides and freshly made cuisine in a casual atmosphere. This type of ambience is found at 51st and Main Street (South Plaza). The upscale-casual, Italian bistro yokes 3 1/2 star dining with a Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence," and friendly service to form an artistic, and candlelit atmosphere for its patrons.

Pizza Bar

Pizza Bar is a slice of Kansas City's good life. From space for large parties, karaoke, birthday parties, happy hour specials throughout the week, and a lively night light on the weekends Pizza Bar has a little bit of everything for everyone! Enjoy fresh New York style pizza made fresh with hand-tossed dough and sauce from San Marzano tomatoes imported from Italy. Pair your handcrafted pie with a cold one from their extensive selection of Kansas City's own Boulevard Beer on tap.

Tavernonna Italian Kitchen

From award winning Executive Chef, Bryant Wigger, Tavernonna features seasonal and local ingredients to create both traditional and contemporary Italian dishes that entice the senses.

The Independence Square

Anchored by the Truman Courthouse and revitalized by locally-owned businesses, the historic Independence Square is a district filled with shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities.

Tribe Street Kitchen

World street kitchen located in the heart of the historic River Market District of Kansas City.