Garozzo's Ristorante - Kansas City
Garozzo's Ristorante - Kansas City

Garozzo's Ristorante - Kansas City

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.garozzos.com/
  • Phone: (816) 221-2455
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 11am-10pm Friday 11am-11pm Saturday 4pm-11pm Sunday 4pm-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering available at any location, any time, any cuisine. Please call Todd Ferguson at (816)589-7072
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party seating for up to sixty. Please call for details.
  • Special Events: Please join us Monday night December 6th at our original Downtown location for a 5 course Wine Dinner featuring the outstanding wines of Castello Banfi.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Missouri & Harrison
  • Public Transit: KC Metro
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available on the street surrounding the restaurant. Private parking lot located caddy corner to the front door.
A word from Garozzo's Ristorante - Kansas City
• Michael Garozzo, his wife Marguerite and their four daughters own and operate Kansas City's most awarded and popular Italian restaurant. Garozzo's boasts fine dining cuisine, moderately priced, in a family atmosphere. The restaurant is Zagat rated as one of the top Italian restaurants in the country, a Kansas City dining tradition for nearly 20 years. Garozzo's is where their signature dish Chicken Spiedini began, now often imitated and never duplicated around town; Garozzo's has made Chicken Spiedini a Kansas City staple. The Garozzo family and staff welcome you to any of four locations in the Kansas City area for a true Italian dining experience.
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Garozzo's Ristorante - Kansas City reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.8
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (75)special occasion (66)fit for foodies (54)romantic (44)good for groups (37)notable wine list (33)great for lunch (25)hot spot (14)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    I don't remember a time we're I haven't had a wonderful experience at Garozzos. It has always been and will always be one of my favorite dining spots. now if I could convince myself to try something different than the Spiedini Gabriella...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • garozzo's
    teresa
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Food was very rich. Upset my stomach. But nice to try authentic Italian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice way to end the day
    Susan
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We went to the Opera Italian Girl in Algiers so an Italian dinner seemed fitting. The food was excellent we each had a veal dish and had plenty to take home . we were tempted by the great deserts, the cesar salad was also very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Excellent
    LizSTL
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is a favorite, since way back when it opened. Owner and staff work to make the whole experience a great meal for each diner. This is a "must go" restaurant every time we get to Kansas City.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic experience
    Foodluvr
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great Sicilian food. Large portions. Authentic recipes. Great service. Would definitely recommend it for a date or for the family. Make it a food night. You'll be ready to head home after!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 6:30 Wed night reservations
    Reviews4u
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I would definitely recommend Garozzo's....the chicken alfredo is the best on the planet. One plate could feed three people! Unfortunately a big Cerner event was in town and the place was packed to the gills. Even so, we only waited about 5-min for our 6:30 reservations. :-) Of the three in town, this is the original and feels more italian than the other two. Great for date night, or just when you are feeling the need for some good italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PTJPTJVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The Garozzo's to which I went is buried in the middle of a neighborhood and that adds some charm. Service is impeccable; my iced tea, which I consume nearly by the gallon, was always refilled promptly and the waitress knew a great deal about the menu. I started with garlic bread covered in cheese and a couple of raviolis in a butter sauce, both of which were excellent. As an entree I had veal spiedini, a superb dish I'd certainly order again. Highly recommended.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    tbaugh1218
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    On our first visit to Kansas City, Garozzo's was recommended by a friend. Cool old school Italian layout and decor at the original location. Sherry was a great help in choosing our dishes. We are big fans of Italian food, and this was a top- notch experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding As Always
    sspoindex
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Garozzo's is hands down our choice in town for a night out. Mike and his folks are the best. It's always a grandslam for food service and ambiance!! You just can't do any better!! You're family when you go there. Always my first choice when having a night out. I have taken many friends, family, co-workers and clients to Garozzo's over the last 20 years and everyone has always said what a great choice it is and many out of towners I have taken there will ask when they are back in town "...what was that Italian restaurant we went to...that were we want to go again." Thanks to Mike and his folks! They are the best
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It doesn't get better than this.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Best Italian in Kansas City. Atmosphere, food and service just can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extraordinary
    GoodTimesDining
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I went with a group of 8 and I would love to list all the dishes we ordered but I may get it wrong. Let’s start with fried cheese = Perfect, Garlic Dip = To die for, Drinks = Magical, Veal = Melt in your Mouth Fantastic, All pasta dishes = On Spot, Staff = Top Notch. You will be hard pressed to find anything wrong with this restaurant. This is a must if you’re in Kansas City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family birthday celebration
    food4thot
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We book Garozzos every year for my husbands birthday with family. They handle our large crowd with no problems and we all have a great time! The food is very authentic Italian, great wine list and everyone is happy. I would recommend this place for any occasion, you won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious on every level
    Lerxst
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    this restaurant is quite possibly the best Italian restaurant I've been to and I've lived all around the world you cannot go wrong in this place when I travel to Kansas City it is the only restaurant I eat at.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slightly disappointed
    Kcdining
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I made a reservation for 8PM for 2, we arrived a few minutes prior and was told it was going to be 15-20 minutes for a table so she took my name. At 8:30 I looked at my phone and they had texted me at 8:16 without knowing I was going to be texted when our table was ready. When I went up to the host, she said they passed over me, even though they never called my name and I was sitting next to the host stand. We didn't get sat until 8:50 and then had a waiter who was extremely slow and forgetful. The food however was great! Large portions for a good price and it came out quickly! However, having to wait 50 minutes with a reservation and not getting drinks we ordered just wasn't good service so will probably be a while before returning.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Free Birthday Meal
    Symbiote
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    If you go on your birthday, show ID, & buy an entree, you'll get a free chicken spiedini, plus spumoni. Food was great. Service was great. The place was noisy, but that was because the Royals had just made it to the World Series. I'll definitely be coming back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always A Pleasure
    lovetocook
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent food and exceptional service! This Kansas City Tradition is my favorite "go to" spot when I want to insure a pleasurable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Recently had a date night with my wife here. She had a hard time deciding between two dishes so the server suggested they split the order and let her try half of each dish. The Spedieni is great but you will be taking leftovers home if you order it. Very impressed with the house wine also (Liberty Creek). Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SteveVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Always enjoy coming here when in Kansas City. Food and service always good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently very good
    earl1VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This is a cozy place to get a reliably good meal. My friend ordered the "pasta 3 ways" dish and it was enough for four people! I had Garozzo's chicken speeding and it was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • oustanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I would highly recommend the warm garlic dip to start your meal, and the Cafe Garozzo to complete your meal. Both were outstanding and have left me craving them days later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Immediately found a spot. Great place with fantastic service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food or Server?
    GulfCoast
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Our party of 4 agreed that the food was in the tippy top ranks of Italian ever, including the extensive time I spent in Italy. Good as the food was, its quality was rivaled by that of the server. He was experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, and congenial We intend to return soon and to take our out of town guests when showing them the best of Kansas City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food
    KCadmanVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    One of the best Italian restaurants in the Kansas City area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    Mark
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The best veal spiedini (Sophia Marie) I have ever tasted, with salad, wine, pasta and a great dessert, unbeatable!! Waitress was wonderful and very helpful. The price is right. Reminds one of Italy, beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • richandbill
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    No waiting to be seated with our reservation. However, we were seated in the bar area where the ambiance was not quite what we expected. I would have preferred to have been seated in another part of the restaurant. Everything else was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Susie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We really enjoyed our visit.Waiter was really nice. The dipping oil is too buttery and needs some heat and maybe garlic salt or olives... Just a suggestion:)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very kind and energetic staff
    graxevs
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our service was quick, they were able to get us in even with us showing up an hour early for our reservations. Chris, our waiter, was very fast and enegetic. He knew the menu well and was able to make excellent recemendations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AlwaysForever
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    All was wonderful and always love the specials!! Special place fpr my whole family, but just wife and I on this outting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit of Italy in KC
    nonickname
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Always love going to Garozzo's, especially the one downtown K C. Just plain, good Italian food with great, professional servers. Staff, like the food is first rate. Nice wine list (wish it was less expensive). Downtown restaurant is our favorite, feel like we just were transported to NYC or Boston's North End.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great old Italian restaurant!
    MIMI
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Always a favorite. And always have lots of left overs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dining experience
    Mike
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very unique menu and excellent Italian food. Ambiance is unique and special as well .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seated at the kids table
    Elainer
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our party of four adults was seated in a small room with a family that included young, approx. 18 month old twins. Another family with two young children was later seated near our table. Between the shrieks and crying it was difficult to have a conversation and fully enjoy the meal. Way too much Gorgonzola cheese on the salad, and slow refill on bread so we were unable to fully enjoy the olive oil dipping sauce we had ordered. Overall not able to fully enjoy the meal and for the price of dinner here, it makes me unlikely to return anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun evening
    Love2dineout
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We took our grand-daughter, her mother, and mother's boyfriend out for a birthday dinner. Food was excellent. The boyfriend said it was the best steak he had ever had. Fun, exciting environment. Our server did not provide Garrozo's usual excellent service. She was less than attentive and had trouble keeping up our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful evening
    Lucky
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    At the end of the evening, our Houston friends remarked that Garozzos is now their favorite restaurant in KC. They are moving here in the future and said they are already looking forward to many more meals at G's. My husband and I are from the Northeast area of KC and this fine restaurant always brings back memories of the old neighborhood. We were well taken care of during our visit and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    Dconrad3
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I took my wife and her sister to dinner for their birthday. They both ordered the chicken spiedini when they were told that it was free on their birthday. The food was great. After we finished our meal, we were told that only one of the two birthday dinners would be free since there was only one free dinner allowed with one paid dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Johnny
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My girlfriend and I had a great dining experience this past Saturday. The food was great and so was the service. We will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday Experience
    DelightfulDelilah
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The Harrison Avenue site was really great to celebrate my birthday with my husband. It is very quaint with superb service and excellent food. We've also visited the Lee's Summit location in the past and would recommend it. We choose this location for our date night for my birthday!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hondo
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were served by Phil what a great waiter and very personable we will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great.
    SteakLoverVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My wife and I had a very good time having a terrific Sunday dinner at Garozzo's. We each had a different veal dish with much pleasure and a terrific bottle of wine. There servers were friendly and helpful, as always. A favorite place!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Cuisine
    mejhVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Excellent Chicken spadini, all of the pasta dishes, excellent house and ceaser salad.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate