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Garozzo's Ristorante - Overland Park
Garozzo's Ristorante - Overland Park

Garozzo's Ristorante - Overland Park Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.garozzos.com
  • Phone: (913) 491-8300
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 11am-9:30pm
    Friday 11am-10:30pm
    Saturday 4pm-10:30pm
    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, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Garozzo's caters to any location, any time, any cuisine. Contact Todd Ferguson at (816)589-7072

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 69 highway & College Blvd
  • Public Transit: The Jo
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available surrounding the restaurant.
A word from Garozzo's Ristorante - Overland Park
• 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. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Good food, helpful service. We ate on the patio; it was so nice"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We chose the Overland Park location to celebrate my birthday on Friday and despite having a reservation and the restaurant only being at 70% capacity my family of 4 was seated in the bar area. The bar area was disappointing, noisy and lacked ambiance. The service was perhaps the most disappointing though, as it took roughly 15 minutes to deliver our oil & garlic dipping mixture that we ordered, though the bread was delivered 10 minutes earlier. At one point the waitress began to take our order, then abruptly excused herself saying some food was ready to be delivered to another table. She then left our table to tend to the other table, took another tables order before finally coming back to us nearly 10 minutes later. Terrible service."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Garozzo's is one of my favorite places to eat. The food is top notch, atmosphere nice.(Overland Park, location) Service is good too. And now they have Online resevations, which I tried and we walked in and sat down to our table with no wait. Very nice."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "While this place does accomadate large parties there is still a sense of privacy in the place for couples. My table was perfect and the staff was wonderful. Refills kept coming while still we were able to enjoy each others company! I would recommend for family gatherings as well as date night for 2!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Outstanding service...Host greeted us as soon as we walked in...Asked if we would like to have a drink at the bar while he readied our table....Then we were seated and out waitress was very friendly and helpful....Food was off the chart...thank you for a tremendous evening...."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a good experience, but for food and price there are definitely better places in the area!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Prefer the downtown location, but if stuck in the burbs this is a great find! Food and service always good."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "My husband and I had the pleasure of dining at Garozzo's in Overland Park this past Sat. evening. Jackie was the waitress and was such a delight. Very attentive and her recommendations were right on the mark. We had the chicken spiedini with the spinach and it was an amazing sauce. We did let the waitress know that the chicken was a bit overdone. Other than that we loved the meal. And the portions are extremely generous. The house salad, as recommended by Jackie, was so very good as well. We will definitely go back whenever we might have the opportunity. Wish we had Garozzo's in Atlanta GA area!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "So nice to have lunch that is delicious, relaxed and affordable. The strip mall location may seem odd at first but it is fitting for this local gem. Parking is a bit confusing (go to the east side not front of the mall shops.) If you prefer a quiet setting ask for a booth in the bar area. Tables in the dining room are packed tighted so when crowded the noise level is very high."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. We we told the chef could provide a mx of dishes on the menu in 50% and 33% portions and suggested some combination as examples. The salads were a very nice complement to the entrees we ordered. The prices were very reasonable. One member of our party had a pasta dish that should make at least 3 meals but in spite of its size it was of very good quality. Several members of our party said we should return at a future time because of the food, service and atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Good experience all the way around. Great stuffed artichokes!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This place has some outstanding Italian dishes. As good as any Italian restaurant in the KC area!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Went to Garozzo last week. I ordered fettuccini alfi. Service was ok but food wasn't. Too much cheese sauce it was not eatable. Will not go there anytime soon."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a birthday celebration for 6 and it will be our last visit to the OP location. The server did not bring the correct appetizer, even when she was specific to what we should order, brought the incorrect kids drink, did not fill our beverages unless we put them at the end of the table or had to ask for another, we were there an hour before our entrees came out, I could go on and on. Unbelievable that the manager did nothing except make excuses; which made no sense since the place was practically dead at 630."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful night at this location. We usually go to the downtown KC location, but this time decided to try the OP location. We are glad we did. The waitress (Rose) was very helpful and the food was wonderful. We will be back and will recommend to our friends!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great food and service. It was our day-late Valentine's dinner and we both agreed it was probably our best experience at this restaurant. We have dined here many times before and it is consistently good. However, this time was really outstanding. The food was wonderful and we really enjoyed our server."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I always enjoy going here for dates. The food never lacks flavor and there are often specials that can make the dinner pretty cheap. I recommend starting with the Sicilian Dip. A+"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "As always the food was great. We were seated promptly and the manager was on top of things. Our waitress, however, must have been having a bad night. She never cracked a smile, never returned to ask about our meal. If it weren't for the bus staff, we would have been unattended after our order was taken. This is the first negative experience I've ever had at Garozzo's, and it was just with the waitress - everything could not have been better. Garozzo's is one of our favorites and we'll definitely return."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Made reservations through Open Table for Saturday, 02/15. Reservation process was easy and was able to get the time we desired. It was great as Garozzo's offered their Valentines Day special through the weekend. We enjoyed the special entree that was available and our server, Jacquelin was extremely nice and helpful. Would recommend Garozzo's and the Open Table process to all. Thanks for the wonderful evening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was really good, but the service was horrible. Will never go to this location again"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Some things never change. Garozzo's is famous for their Chicken Spiedini and for good reason. We enjoy dining there with friends and will be returning again soon. Our order is always the same - salad and Chicken Spiedini. One can not go wrong with this staple from their menu. Garozzo's in Overland Park is tucked away just off College Blvd, and offers outside dining (weather permitting), which is a nice change on occasion, especially as the seasons change and the air conditioning in the restaurant may be a little too cool for some."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "I tried Garozzo's on a whim yesterday evening. As a St Louis native, I wasn't expecting anything to really "wow" me. As I perused over the menu, and noticed a special named, "The Hill". I nearly held my breath when I saw one of the pastas listed to it was mostaccioli. Provel cheese was also seen advertised in a few dishes. After looking up at my dinner mate, who was already looking up at me, neither of us said a word but both broke out in big grins. As St Louis natives, we had never seen such a thing in the Kansas City area. Our waiter came over and asked if we any questions. After explaining that we were new to Garozzo's, our waiter spent a bit more explaining the history behind the owner (he's a St Louisian, aha!). Our meal was heavenly."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Went during KCRW and made reservation thru Open Table. Still had to wait 15 min to be seated in the bar/lounge and no one was waiting with me ???. This was at 1:30 too??? Service was slow, asked for Olive Oil for bread ? Busboy finally got it when I asked a 2nd time. Tried the so called House Special Spedini 3 ways. If you like sauce and lots of it, this is your place. Seems like they load up on the sauce to cover the lack of food quality. Cannaloni was a plate of sauce. Canoli was worst ever ate. I have ate at better Pizza places in NYC than this place. Great advertising on the radio, but lack of service and food quality. Avoid unless you love sauce."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the wine was good. The server could have been a little more pleasant than she was."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Food is always outstanding as is service. We had reservation. We were sat quickly. Had delicious calamari as an app. The shrimp spendini it outstanding. Service is always very attentive."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We went to the Overland Park location because we were meeting our Johnson county family. The food was nothing compared to the downtown garazzos and that kind of baffles me. The Alfredo sauce doesn't have the flavor of the original place. No bread was served and we had 6 guests that would have loved it. Server was attentive and sweet as well as the manager on duty. The salad was great and half of the table was happy. Garazzos was still great, just not as great as downtown. We'd still go back if needed because the staff was great. We just know now that it's not the same. Again, still the best Italian in Kc as a whole."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Took my girl for her bday. Service was good as was the food. Will go back again."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Our most recent visit to Garozzo's proved to be at least as enjoyable as most of our previous meals there. My wife and I and our friends were seated immediately (and we were glad we had an Open Table reservation, since the place was packed!); our waitress came to our table at once, took our drink orders, and told us of the nightly specials. We all opted for the "Restaurant Week" specials which included a salad or appetizer, entree, and dessert. The food arrived in a timely manner and was delicious and exactly as advertised in the menu. Our waitstaff service was excellent throughout the night. We particularly appreciated the fact that the noise level was low enough to enable us to converse to each other throughout the evening!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "First visit. Excellent restaurant. Recommend to others."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Tried it for restaurant week. Once we didn't order drinks, the waitress didn't give us the time of day and gave me the wrong dessert, but it was still tasty."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Pasta with red sauce is comfort food to me -- and this place is the best. Also love their bread -- and good Italian bread is something of a rarity in Kansas City. Go hungry, and expect leftovers."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I had a lunch here initially, and I was easily convinced the atmosphere was welcoming to many occasions. My next visit was a first date, and I must say the table placement was perfect. On top of both visits was the food, and that's with extensive conversation both times. Highly recommended for authentic cuisine."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Birthday dinner including 7 adults and 2 children. Always difficult to please everyone but we had a good night. Our server was awesome, took the time to not only listen but to observe and anticipate. Only drawback was the actual pasta, which was rather bland. But the steaks were awesome."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Garozzo's was everything we had heard it would be. We had the calamari to start and it was delicious. The chicken speidini was as amazing as it's reputation. I had the Georgio and my husband had the Gabriella and we were both delighted! We also ordered a dessert to carry-out when we left, some sort of triple layer chocolate torte. I am not exaggerating when I say that each and every bite of it was absolutely divine. It was easily the best dessert I have ever had in a restaurant. We will be returning, for sure. The service was very good as well."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "This was our first time at Garozzo's. The food and service was fantastic. My only complaint about the restaurant is their music was a little too loud (although I loved the music they were playing - Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc). I think music in a restaurant should be more background music so you can enjoy a conversation at the table without talking so loud that the individuals at the next table can hear everything you're saying. The loud music won't stop us from returning because the food was great."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Our group came to celebrate my birthday. We were seated promptly. Everyone was helpful and nice. Our server was fantastic and accommodating. We brought two small children ages 2.5 and 1.5 and we didn't feel they were unwelcome. Our server made sure to include them and the 2.5 year old enjoyed him especially the Parmesan cheese he brought over just for him. We waited a long time for our food. However the ambiance didn't make the wait unbearable. The restaurant was quite busy and I imagine this contributed to our food wait. Our server brought the kids food early. Bless you. Once the adult food arrived it was delicious. Everyone enjoyed their dishes."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at Garrozzo's. I took a date there and this was her first time as well. I was sufficiently impressed by the Service. Having worked as a server I can empathize and understand what the job requires in terms of time management. I will also note that I am more lenient because of that fact but I never had to do that with our server She was on the ball 100% of the time. I am also still in College and time is money and money is precious, that being said it is a tad out of my price range but the food was delicious, she even brought me some olive oil and cheese for the bread. Overall I am thoroughly impressed, If I had a very special occassion and wanted italian, I would definitely choose Garrozzo's again."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Terrific dinner with my Bride. Our food was just outstanding; I really enjoyed the seafood-filled ravioli, and my wife said her manicotti was outstanding. Service was superb. All in all, a great night out!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Combo steak modigo and chicken spedini plate is a favorite we get every time, but is not on the menu. Steak is so tender, they serve it with a butter knife. Spedini, speaks for itself!"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "The restaurant was packed and they were running 30 min. behind our reservation. They seated us in the bar...too loud and I would have rather had a table in the dining room since I had made the reservations so early...but our waiter was wonderful and so was our food."
    Dined on 12/31/2013