Italian Cuisine in KCMO

KCMO is known for its BBQ, but it’s a foodie destination no matter what cuisine you’re craving. The city dishes up some fantastic Italian dishes, and Cascone’s at 3737 N. Oak Trafficway is a local favorite. Veteran- and family-owned with authentic red booths, you’ll want to try classics like the eggplant parmigiana or the fried mozzarella as a starter, and don’t forget about the Sicilian oil and garlic dip served with warm bread.

At Carmen’s Café, the open kitchen concept makes you feel like you’re sitting at the cozy table at your nonna’s. Located at 6307 Brookside Plaza, the intimate and elevated environment is known for traditional trattoria and fusion tapa picks. Check out their $10 and under lunch menu, or the specials like toasted ravioli, meatballs, and chorizo bilboa.

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Osteria Il Centro can be found at 5101 Main St. A favorite for romantic nights out and featuring an impressive wine list, the upscale establishment is also famous for its desserts. After sharing goat cheese and garlic spread and digging into the lamb chops or chicken tagliata, make room for a gelato ball or the chocolate decadence cake.

Bella Napoli is an old-world style dining experience that’s family friendly. You’ll find it at 6229 Brookside Blvd., and there’s an on-site deli so you can take favorite cuts and treats to your guest room. Start with the risotto balls before choosing from a variety of pizzas or Italian classics.