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The 14 Best Italian Restaurants Near Kansas City

Updated: July 5, 2022

Feel like a wood-fired pizza or fresh pasta? Best head over to one of these great Italian spots in Kansas City. After analyzing millions of reviews from the best sites we present the ultimate Italian venues in Kansas City. No matter which of these Italian gems you choose, good pasta and great pinot grigio are on the cards.

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Cascone's Italian Restaurant

Italian, $$, Kansas CityItalian, $$Kansas City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Italian Restaurants in Kansas City

    USA Today
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Italian Restaurants in Kansas City, MO

    Three Best Rated

Garozzo's Ristorante

Italian, $$, Kansas CityItalian, $$Kansas City
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Italian Restaurants in Kansas City

    USA Today
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 5 best Italian spots in Kansas City

    Hoodline, 2019

Osteria Il Centro

Italian, $$, Kansas CityItalian, $$Kansas City, South Plaza
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Italian Restaurants in Kansas City

    USA Today
  • City Seeker

    Best Italian Restaurants in Kansas City

    City Seeker

Ragazza Food & Wine

Italian, $$, Kansas CityItalian, $$Kansas City, Southmoreland
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 5 best Italian spots in Kansas City

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 5 top spots in Kansas City's Southmoreland neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

SPIN! Pizza

Pizza, $$, Kansas CityPizza, $$Kansas City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 5 most popular spots in Kansas City's Parkdale and Walden neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Carmen's Cafe

Italian, $$, Kansas CityItalian, $$Kansas City, Morningside
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

    Best Italian Restaurants in Kansas City

    USA Today
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited Italian Restaurants in Kansas City

    Lyft

Trezo Mare Restaurant and Lounge

Italian, $$, Kansas CityItalian, $$Kansas City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 4 top spots in Kansas City's Briarcliff West neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

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    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

Bravo! Italian Kitchen

Italian, $$, Kansas CityItalian, $$Kansas City
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Tavernonna

Italian, $$$, Kansas CityItalian, $$$Kansas City, Central Business District - Downtown
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited Italian Restaurants in Kansas City

    Lyft
  • Trip 101, 2022

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    Trip 101, 2022

Anthony's Restaurant & Lounge

Italian, $$, Kansas CityItalian, $$Kansas City, Central Business District - Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Brio Italian Grille

Italian, $$, Kansas CityItalian, $$Kansas City, Country Club Plaza
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Lyft

    Top 10 Most Visited Italian Restaurants in Kansas City

    Lyft

If you travel further

Paulo and Bill

Italian, $$, ShawneeItalian, $$Shawnee
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

    Best Italian Restaurants in Kansas City

    USA Today
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Italian Restaurants in Kansas City, KS

    Three Best Rated

V's Italiano Ristorante

Italian, $$, IndependenceItalian, $$Independence, Pitcher
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Italian Restaurants in Independence, MO

    Three Best Rated

Stone Canyon Pizza - Gladstone

Pizza, $$, GladstonePizza, $$Gladstone
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How was this list created?

Figuring out the best Italian restaurants can take awhile. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 5301 restaurants, and 257 lists and articles from top sources like USA Today, Hoodline and Lyft. These top contenders have appeared in USA Today - Best Italian Restaurants in Kansas City, Hoodline - Your guide to the 5 most popular spots in Kansas City's Parkdale and Walden neighborhood and Lyft - Top 10 Most Visited Italian Restaurants in Kansas City. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Questions & answers

Ragazza Food & Wine, SPIN! Pizza, and Trezo Mare Restaurant and Lounge are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a quick lunch in Kansas City.

There are 40 Italian restaurants in Kansas City.

SPIN! Pizza and Anthony's Restaurant & Lounge are the highest-rated vegan-friendly Italian restaurants in Kansas City.

Ragazza Food & Wine, Trezo Mare Restaurant and Lounge, and The Peacock are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a date night in Kansas City.

Ragazza Food & Wine, SPIN! Pizza, and Trezo Mare Restaurant and Lounge are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for take-out in Kansas City.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to tomato and arugula salad


    When ordering tomato and arugula salad, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Pair Pinot Grigio with tagliatelle pasta

    A white wine and some nice, tasty tagliatelle pasta - specifically a Pinot Grigio - go really well together. This drink will help bring out the most of the creamy in your food, trust us!

Fun facts

  • Think you can handle some cannoli?

    After eating 34 cannolis of cannoli on September12 of 2014 Marc Owens set a new world record.

  • National Pizza with Everything except anchovies day Day in The United States

    Be ready for November 12. It’s National Pizza with Everything except anchovies day Day in The United States.

  • An iconic duo: sparkling water & pasta

    Did you know that sparkling water pairs perfectly with pasta? Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself!

Parking info

Parking can be tough around Kansas City To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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