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Cafe Verona
Cafe Verona

Cafe Verona Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafeveronarestaurant.com/home
  • Phone: (816) 833-0044
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Osage St
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Cafe Verona
Nestled in historic Independence Square,
Café Verona will whisk you from the Midwest to the romance of Italy.

Drawing inspiration from art, history, and culinary tradition, Café Verona offers a
dining experience that will stimulate the senses and satisfy appetites. Once you enter,
a breathtaking view of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus captures the imagination.

Our menu will please both adventurous epicureans seeking fresh interpretations
of classic dishes and guests seeking modern comfort food.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was great service was great. Priced right will go again"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Very pleased with the food & service. Moderate pricing.Will be back!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant. Not terribly noisy - might be different if more Crowded."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We decided to give Café Verona another go after our wonderful experience previously to see if it was a fluke or not. It was not. This was another outstanding evening full of flavorful food, delicious beverages, and great service. The only downside to the evening was the speed of delivery of food. Ordered an appetizer, arrived within minutes, quickly followed by salads - we hadn't even finished the apps! But that's a minor thing compared to other issues there could've been. Food wise, I completely suggest the gnocci with ribeye steak (but include the toppings from the ribeye steak option on the menu) - delicious! My husband had the mac'n'cheese with grilled chicken. While I thought it looked bland and one-note, he said it was good."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The food seemed to be microwaved and the bread was very dry."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "All four of us ordered different entrees and everyone loved their food."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our 1st return visit to Cafe Verona in quite some time (had really been displeased with previous visits). Finally decided to try it again and we were impressed & thrilled to have such a wonderful experience. The table wasn't ready, so we had a seat at the bar when we arrived, but the bartender was very accommodating to our special orders. Once seated, the service didn't disappoint. Quick service, attentive and knowledgeable - everything you expect from a fine dining establishment. Again, special requests were accommodated and even encouraged. It was an absolutely delicious dining experience and we'll be returning to Cafe Verona soon. If you haven't been to the Independence Square and tried it, you simply must go. It's worth the drive."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I went there with my boyfriend on Valentine's day. When we got there the reservations were behind so we weren't sat till 9pm, which I understood. When we were sat the waitress took our drink order. I didn't receive my coke with grenadine for literally 30 minutes while my boyfriend received his beer about 15 minutes earlier. In that 30 minute wait i didn't see the waitress at all. After that, when we got our food, the waitress asked if we wanted some shredded parmesan and we both said yes. She never returned with it. Never came back to ask how our food was and never once seen the manager. You would think a manager would be going around asking guests how everything is!!! Other than the horrible service that we received i did love the food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a fabulous restaurant that is considered "casual", but my hubby & I wouldn't be caught dead there wearing a tshirt & jeans. We dress up a bit since it has a very exclusive & special feel to it. When folks show up in their shorts & tank, it's a bit disrespectful to the establishment. From the great choices of Italian fare, to the wine list, we love it here! We are folks on a budget. Cafe Verona is on the pricier side FOR US, but by NO means over-priced. The food is delicious. Cafe Verona can do a cream sauce like no else's business. The staff is usually very helpful & on-the-ball. The bread leaves a lot to be desired, but the food will pull you in. Put your Love Lock on the gates & enjoy a romantic meal with great staff!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed the quaint, enchanting environment of this local Italian restaraunt. We were a little nervous about the menu as we are not fine diners and were unfamiliar with the Italian words. My husband doesn't like venture out past the Olive Garden. But we both found selections that were very pleasing, and the food was worth coming back for. I loved the environment, and all the staff were very friendly-but not so friendly that they were annoying. I appreciated that our waitress never once interrupted our conversation to check on us as we visited through dinner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We dined on Valentine's Day. We were seated early, had a nice table by the front window and was greeted at our table by our waitress. The sangria's were good -- special drink for the evening! I would definitely suggest the spinach salad with walnuts and cranberries. Our entrees were delicious -- I loved the tortellini!! Beautiful place to eat and outstanding food for the price. Can't go wrong eating here!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have been to Cafe Verona several times and have never been disappointed. The food is very good and the service is as well. Romantic setting for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went on Valentine's Day and it was packed. Had an 8:45 pm reservation and didn't get seated until 9:15. But that was okay as the food was good and we always enjoy Cafe Verona."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have dined at Cafe Verona multiple times and been very happy every time. They have a varied and creative menu, quality ingredients and beautiful presentation. This restaurant is a hidden 5 star jewel!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great sangria and ribeye! Perfect little date night. This experience the server wasn't good- very slow and inattentive. Only 2 of us and our drinks were empty numerous times. Had great servers in the past though so we will try it again."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The food was just delicious. A little gem of a place. If you have not tried this restaurant, your missing out on an excellent meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Celebated our engagement here while staying over at Silver Heart Inn bed and breakfast nearby. Perfect recommendation from the innkeeper to celebrate our special day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I love to find surprises like this. Great restaraunt. Clean and calm. Not overcrowded by any means. The staff was nice and attentive. Dinner was very good. Wife and the mushroom risoto and like it a lot. I had the Ribeye with pesto gnocci and it was very good. So many things that could have gone wrong, but the steak was tender, not overly fatty which a ribeye can be sometimes, and seasoned very nicely. It was a thin cut which I liked a lot. The gnocci was nice and soft, it wasn't bad, just bland. Found out they don't make their own gnocci. What the gnocci lacked, the pesto made up for. It was so good. It had the right amount of garlic, not to little and not too much. Perfect. Overall a great place. We will definately be back."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Nice little get away for the city. Great food and neat atmosphere! We enjoyed it!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I had the great pleasure of having the company of wonderful friend for dinner and I wanted to take her some place special on a tight budget. Café Verona fits that bill...that is not to say the food is cheap....on the contrary...The food is large portions and VERY reasonably price. The atmosphere was AWESOME! and we were able to talk all night long. The food was exceptional. Thanks you Café Verona for a fantastic experience...who knows I might end up putting a lock on the wall?"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "This resturant is a quiet, small, family run place on the Independence square. The food was delicious (try the warm artichoke and sausage dip!) The server was also fantastic and attentive. The only thing truly disappointing or lacking was the wine list."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "the food was excellent, but the service needs some work"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "the food was fantastic and the server did a great job for a party of nine!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Love this restaurant! The atmosphere is cozy and quiet, the service outstanding and the food delicious. We love to go here for special occasions such as birthdays and our anniversary. Have recommended it to as many people who would listen! :-)"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Cafe Verona is a great spot for inventive Italian cuisine. Good service. Nice wine list. Really great overall value."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Our favorite restaurant for just a night out or for a special occasion. We've never had bad meal or experience there. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the wine list."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "My wife and I love it. This is our go to place for special occasions!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "I have actually eaten here a few times, most recently for a pre-Christmas meal with friends. The food does not disappoint. Everyone (6 of us) was pleased with their order. My husband is a vegan and adjustments were made to his food order that allowed that requirement. Often the request to leave cheese or another non-vegan ingredient out of a salad is not followed by the kitchen staff or noticed by the server. However, all requests were honored and confirmed by the wait staff as the food was presented. The atmosphere is very welcoming and we would readily return in the future."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "our appetizer calamari was good, our pasta entrees were very good as well as the chocolate dessert, our server was a young lady who really needed more training, she served the bottle of chardonnay at room temperature, had to tell us the first dessert we ordered had been changed and then left our checks with out leaving a pen to sign the credit cards, additionally she took points off my KC Originals card, and I had requested they be added and she also didn't take the amount off my check, now I have to go back to see if I can get this corrected, not a good thing!"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Nice ambiance but the good was over-priced. The cook does not know how to cook Italian food. Go somewhere else! I could not eat my pasta and the rest of the people at our table thought the pasta was mush -- like it had been reheated."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "This is our go to place. You walk in through cast iron doors to a small patio for outdoor dining. I have had multiple July birthday parties there. Upon entering there is a two level painting of Sandro Botticelli birth of venus behind the bar. There are seats that overlook this area that are my favorite! We always start out with the artichoke dip and spinach and walnut salads... Yum! My favorite entree is chicken carciofi however I have never had any dish that wasn't delicious. Whether date night or lunch with the kids this place will not disappoint."
    Dined on 6/15/2013
  • "It was a great little find. Wednesday night is wine night...we loved it!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "I grew up in Independence and feel ashamed that I have never dined here before. Take the time to travel to the Independence Square and treat yourself to a wonderful dining experience. Cafe Verona is a hidden gem. Wow, delicious food that is presented extremely well. The Sicilian artichoke dip and hummus trio are excelent starters. Our group went on Wednesday night, which is bottled wine night - 50% off a bottle of wine. Very nice selection of wines. Very intimate but not stuffy. Very nice decor. Fantastic service. Good selection of dinner items. Food was presented very well and delicious. Everyone mentioned that they will definitely dine at Cafe Verona again and bring friends."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "the food is always been fantastic!! The service needs to be addressed."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Need a place to celebrate a special occasion without a lot of fuss. This restaurant provides an excellent menu, wine list, and setting for a group of family or friends to get together. No embarrassing singing wait staff; just friendly service. The venue has tables for larger groups available on its upper floor. Pasta dishes have the flavor of home-cooked Italian family recipes, like Grandma used to make."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Great menu selections. Portions for a large serving seem to be a bit slim but good taste. Beware if you are dining on a cold day. We and many others in the restaurant had to dine in our jackets it was SO cold in the restaurant. Outside that great place"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Did the reservation on line. Put in the comments section that 3 of the 6 guests were celebrating B-days that evening. It should have been noted. We had to tell and ask the waiter twice about doing something special for the B-days. Asked for a second bottle of win, but either the waiter did not hear us or was distracted as we waited for the bottle to be served to our table. had to ask again for the bottle, finally second bottle arrived. At the end of the evening, asked for our checks. Waiter went away and finally came back and had to go around the table, asking each person what we had as he did not have record of the choices. Waited again for our checks."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Love to bring my friends and introduce them to Independence by this top place to eat!"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Always love this place never had anything I didn't like."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Our Waitress was not only attentive but at some point she did not believe she was attentive enough so she apologized for not be attentive!?!?!? She was awesome! - also, being able to make reservations online was painless & very very helpful - these two items combined made our dining experience stressfree - AND as a bonus, our food was excellent! thank you very much!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013