Cafe Italia - Parkville
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Cafe Italia - Parkville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafeitalia2.com/
  • Phone: 8165840607
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00 - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: No
A word from Cafe Italia - Parkville
Our goal is to provide you with an authentic Italian dining experience each time you dine with us. In Italian culture, food and drink are the driving factors in the social and family experience. We put our heart and soul into each meal we prepare here and we love to hear what you think. Please fill out our contact form and tell us how we can better serve you. Every customer is family at Cafe Italia.
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Cafe Italia - Parkville reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Very Good!
    trivfun
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Great place and food. The staff very very polite and professional. Great service and loacation. We will retrun for sure :)
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great Italian Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    I remember eating here back when it was located at Metro North Mall. I think that the food is just as good as I remember and the atmosphere was very romatic for couples. The waitress was excellent and was very attentive and polite. I loved the menu design. The wine was also very good. It is a little high in price from what we usually pay in some food establishments, but it is well priced for those special occasions.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great food, okay atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    I have not been to Cafe Italia since they moved to Parkville from North Oak. The food was great. I got the Pasta Diavolo and my wife got Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken. Both of the dishes were very good and also leftovers warmed up very well. The ambiance was a bit unique, as we were dressed a little nicer, while the couple next to us were in t-shirt and sweatpants. Overall, the food is definitely worth going for and we will going there again.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were using a Groupon -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    We were using a Groupon - but LOVED the value regardless! Food was fantastic, loved the atmosphere. Super friendly and helpful server. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Excelent dine and wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Our first time and we enjoyed the wine, good Italian food, and excellent service. I would definitely go back and recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Wonderful food and excellenct
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Wonderful food and excellenct service. Cannoli was not the best but loved everything else.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Our table was not ready on time for our 700pm reservation, but they did reserve the type of table we requested. The drinks are pricey. We used our groupon and found the staff was misinformed about the wine availability that came with it, so the manager/owner was more than willing to accommodate. This made our night :) We are going back!
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is my 5th visit to Cafe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    This is my 5th visit to Cafe Italia in the past 6 months (just about once a month!) and generally, the experience is outstanding. However, this visit was disappointing from the service aspect. The food is always very good - never a complaint about that! While I would like to think our waiter was new, I think in reality he was just disorganized and struggled with multi-tasking. I consider it an isolated incident and not an overall reflection on the restaurant as a whole. There's always bound to be a problem. But, you cannot go wrong with this place for their food! Love their handmade pastas - wonderful selection and always delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best italian in the northland
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    We have loved Cafe Italia for years when it was off North Oak. We were more than excited to hear it was reopened in Parkville. Their menu is incredible, and their tiramisu is second to none. It's an incredible place to go to for birthdays or anniversaries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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  • This is a great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    The food was great, and the service left nothing to be desired! Our server took care of us from the time we came in until we left. She even provided a short history of the restaurant prior to taking our order. We went to eat here on a Groupon, and I'm glad we did. The dining, service and ambience was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • The best Italian entree I've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    The best Italian entree I've had since visiting Naples and the best gelato since Rome! Holy cannoli the homemade raspberry! Well worth a visit again and again. Try to get a view in the back right of the dining area for a beautiful view of main street and Park University! Guaranteed to set the mood for any romantic rendezvous! Here that Hank!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Food and service were great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Food and service were great. Staff makes you feel very comfortable.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Above average Italian food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    With my Opentable reservation I had a 30 minute wait, luckily the food was worth it. The braised veal shank (ossobuco) over risotto special was superb. My Shrimp Scampi w/ fettuccine alfredo and was fair but, potion size seemed small compared to the other entrees I saw. Side soup (that day was beef filet and veg), caesar salad, and bread were satisfactory. Service - other than being seated - was fine. The server Allison was quick for drink refills and told us a short history of the restaurant while we were waiting. The food arrived in good time and we were offered another bread loaf to nibble on while we waited after we devoured the first. $60 before tip for no alcohol, 2 entrees, and no apps felt high but the special was 5 star.
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  • A 5 Star restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We used to visit Cafe Italia when it when in KC near Barry Rd and N. Oak but this was out first visit to it now that it is in Parkville. Not a lot has changed. The Food, service, the ambiance and the whole time we spent there was still 5 star.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We are so glad that Cafe Italia
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We are so glad that Cafe Italia is back and better than ever. We were heartbroken when it closed on North Oak several years ago. Finding that Guy and Paul have started anew is the best thing that has happen to Parkville in a long time. Their food is absolutely some of the best Italian food in Kansas City. Their veal dishes will melt in your mouth and the pastas are old Italian. We will be going back to Cafe Italia whenever possible but they made this Valentine's Day a rememberance we won't forget.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great Valentines Day
    StewMoon
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Had a great Valentines Day Dinner!! And the service was great! Not overbearing or rushing us to finish. The suggestive selling taking dessert home was a winner!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We dined here on Valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We dined here on Valentine's Day. We used to frequent the prior location before they closed and decided to give the place a try. The food was just okay. I had veal parm and the veal was very tough. My husband's chicken alfredo was odd, the chicken had a salmon flavor to it. Needless to say I don't think we will be returning.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exquisite, Romantic Combination
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    Exquisite food; excellent service and attention. This is our favorite Italian restaurant. We enjoy the unique and authentic food. Parkville is a romantic town to begin with and this just adds to the total experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • This place was fabulous and
    mayla
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    This place was fabulous and not only was the food wonderful but our service was right up there. We will be back:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food was pretty good here.
    ScrimpetsVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    The food was pretty good here. The bread was fresh and the pasta was fresh. I opted for the chicken cara mia and I found the alfredo sauce a little heavy (and yes I expect alfredo to be rich but still). The salad was very good, the dessert (chocolate hazelnut gelato) was excellent. The service was outstanding. Our server was great.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Great Restaurant when it's quiet
    opcc
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    This was our 2nd visit, not as good experience as our first, but it was much busier too. The portions were so generous, however the meatballs were about half the usual size, which was a huge disappointment for my husband. I think everyone should try this place, but go on Sunday-Thursday for the best experience.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After 20 years of wanting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    After 20 years of wanting to eat there, I finally did and was not disappointed. Wonderful place. Great service. Great food. I love the ambiance. Wonderful view of Park College. Felt like home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was not good. Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Service was not good. Our waitress did recommend a good bottle of wine, which she brought, but one of our party wanted a beer and she never brought it. To be fair, a manager finally brought him one and even a second one on the house. Then our salads came with the wrong dressing and the waitress only complained that she was rushed because she had to make the salads herself (also the excuse for not bringing the beer). Our food was good, except for one of our party didn't care for hers. She chose not to complain however, and said she was okay because she was very much looking forward to some tiramisu for dessert. Unfortunately, at 7:30 PM on a Saturday night, they were out. There were other things but I'm out of space to write more.
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  • Can you see the seafood?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    My husband and I split a seafood pasta. We had eaten at the restaurant many times but several years earlier and this was our usual order. This time the dish was all pasta and no seafood. We counted no more than 12 teeny tiny portions of seafood throughout the pasta. At nearly $25, this was a real disappointment to our stomachs and wallet.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Survival will be tough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Cafe Italia it ok. That is about it. Portions are huge, apps were good, deserts were so-so. Would I rec to a friend? I don't know. There are better italian places that you can go to in the area. However, it's so hard not to support a local Parkville place. I know it's hard to survive in downtown Parkville. Would I go back? Probably. It was a nice experience overall. I like to support local businesses and always want to see them succeed. My advice to Cafe Italia? It still needs updated. There are a lot of simple things that could be done to improve the ambiance. Remove that strange side kitchen under the hood vents that remain from the Japanese steakhouse. It was too heavily lit and was distracting.
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  • 25th Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    The food was very good. Service was good. We had a party of five and one of us has Celiac Disease. She was able to have an excellent pasta dish that complied with her diet. It was our Grandson's 25th birthday and he really enjoyed himself. The owners gave us a lot of personal attention that we appreciated.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • You cannot go wrong with Cafe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    You cannot go wrong with Cafe Italia! All of their pastas are fresh and homemade daily. None of that dried pasta! The service is always outstanding. The location is situated in a quaint area of downtown Parkville with a nice view of downtown and situated right next to the train track. Don't worry - when the train goes by it does not rattle the building or the tables! It's actually fun to watch them go by. The prices are very reasonable for what you get, and more often than not you'll be taking home a to-go box with leftovers! For the traditional pasta lover, try the Pasta con Sugo; if you like a little spice, the Pollo Diavolo is fantastic. Go for the house salad dressing and enjoy the fresh bread dipped in olive oil and cheese.
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    notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would have to say that my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Would have to say that my wife and I really wanted to like Cafe Italia, yet come away with mixed feelings rating it a solid C/C-. We simply loved the location in downtown Parkville and greatly enjoyed trains passing by throughout our meal. The service, while very earnest, was very slow taking 15 to 20 minutes for a draft beer to make it from the bar to the table and at one point our server admitted they had simply forgot about it. The food experienced several missed notes ranging from Bruchetta with an almost acidic amount of garlic to my wife's Chicken Marsala that appeared in a very flat brown and sugary sauce. Portion size was very generous, yet we didn't take any leftovers home as we know we would never want to eat them.
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    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sarah the waitress was amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Sarah the waitress was amazing. Food was delicious and service was impeccable!
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Absolutely fantastic experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Absolutely fantastic experience! I have been there for intimate dinner for two and a larger gathering for a night out with friends. The food is consistently delicious and the service is provided by people who obviously love what they do. It is a complete dining experience! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The food was fantastic after
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    The food was fantastic after we finally received it. There was a mix-up in the kitchen on the orders and our wait was VERY long. However, they offered a complimentary glass of wine for the wait. The waiter was very apologetic, we were not in a hurry, and the food was well worth the extra time.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place, great Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    Great place, great Italian food, people are very friendly, service was great! The view of Parkville was fantastic! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • EXCELLENT FOOD. WAITRESS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    EXCELLENT FOOD. WAITRESS WAS ONE OF THE BEST. VERY KNOWLEDGBLE, FRIENDLY AND ATTENTIVE WITHOUT BEING OVERBEARING.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Food was excellent as was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Food was excellent as was the service. Nice view of parkville. Enjoy this location much better than the old one.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed Parkville's Christmas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Enjoyed Parkville's Christmas on the River after dining here. Looks out at downtown Parkville and Park College. Food and service were great. Next to the train tracks, so a bonus if you are a fan of freight trains.
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    good for groups, scenic view
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  • Don't waste your time or money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Sadly our table of six did not have a good experience. We were only one of two tables on a Saturday night and our server was slow with refilling our water glasses and getting my husbands beer. We did order two bottles of delicious wine which server asked if we wanted to pour or not. The chicken spedini was awful! The lasagna was tasteless and the tenderloin filets had a lemon pan water taste. The fried shrimp diavlo wasn't too terrible but sauce overdone and heavy. Wouldn't recommend to anyone.
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  • We had taken out out-of-town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    We had taken out out-of-town family to dinner and we were so pleased. Our waitress couldn't have been better--terrific service, friendly, helpful with kids, and helped make our evening very special.
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    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food. If you like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    Amazing food. If you like Italian, you need to try this!
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  • Very satisfied all around,prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    Very satisfied all around,prices were also reasonable.I reccomend trying for yourself
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • The food for our table of
    KCChuckVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    The food for our table of six was very good, but the service was rushed throughout the meal. The restaurant was only partially filled so there was no apparent need to turn the table. With so many restaurants in the area with food equally as good, we won't return.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate