Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Kenny's Italian Kitchen

Kenny's Italian Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kennysitalian.com/
  • Phone: (972) 661-9380
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Kenny Bowers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Kenny's has a full service catering division.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montfort
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Kenny’s Italian Kitchen serves classic "Southern Italian American" food modeled after the "Little Italy" sections of Boston and New York. These Italian American styles of veal, chicken and seafood will include Parmigiana, Picatta and Marsala. Of course Kenny's Italian Kitchen wouldn't miss out on the classic meatballs, sausage & peppers or linguini & clams to name a few.

Kenny’s Italian Kitchen is decorated with red checkered cloth table cloths, dark woods and the walls are adorned with black and white photos of friends, family and regular guests. A cozy patio and full service bar accompany the warm, friendly and comfortable atmosphere. You will swear you just dined at a neighborhood Italian joint in the Northeast.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Kenny's Italian Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
155 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (96)good for groups (57)fit for foodies (55)special occasion (50)great for lunch (40)romantic (34)kid-friendly (24)hot spot (19)great for outdoor dining (18)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (8)notable wine list (8)great for brunch (6)Show More
  • Where you see all your friends!
    Wingwalker
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Having met a new banker, she invited me to meet her for lunch at Kenny's Italian, which I frequent often anyway. Once we were seated, we looked around the room, and on both sides of us were familiar faces and friends we both knew. It was a cozy home town feeling and fun.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing but the best of everything
    Food1stVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Laura our server is amazing A+ Great pizza, amazing sea bass special The more I eat there the more I love it. The only problem eating there is choosing just 1 entree when I always see 3 that I want. Joey (manager) treats us like family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kenny does it up right
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    First time I was in Dallas, I found Kenny's Wood Fired Grill. It was amazing. Then I found out Kenny has other offerings and finally made it to another one. Kenny's Italian Kitchen did not disappoint. I had the gnocchi in an asiago cream sauce while my friend had the lasagna. Her portion was HUGE. Easily could make three meals out of it if you pair it with bread and salad. My gnocchi was delicious. It had chicken, mushrooms, artichokes and tomatoes. It comes with a basil pesto which I asked them not to include as I'm not a fan. It did not need it. The balance of flavors was perfect in my opinion. Kenny has done it again. I can't wait to try his other two places. If you're ever in the DFW area, you need to make your way to on of these restaurants. You will not be sorry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
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    Dined on 11/15/2014
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    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The service was poor with the server having to be reminded to bring items. The eggplant was tough and soggy, tasting like paste.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food
    dpbeach
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Lasagna was delicious as was the bread pudding. Others enjoyed the clams, the mushroom ravioli and the veal piccata. Service was well-timed and friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good food and casual environment
    GandLfromTX
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Been to Kenny's Italian Kitchen a few times, so far consistently good food and service. The Veal Osso Buco and Chicken Marsala were both tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seven happy diners!
    FalconCapt
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had dinner for seven for out of town family guests and all were delighted with the food and service. We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Turtle
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was outstanding. I love you ved the idea of splitting the meal in 1/2 and enjoying an additional entree. The service was perfect. The waiter was very attentive, knowledgeable of the menu and suggested a wine with our meals. I loved the bruschetta appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • siennaeats
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Our waitress Laura was excellent, friendly , attentive
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lesliejuniorVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Everything was good. We were surprised that the restaurant was so busy on a Monday night. Guess it must have been Martini Monday. We were celebrating a birthday and they provided a complimentary birthday dessert. Everyone enjoyed the evening.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Plenty of food, but inconsistent .
    Dine4enjoyment
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food ordered was incorrectly served. The appetizers were never served. The salad portions were smaller than usual. & the food was served lukewarm & overcooked. The service was slow & scattered. This experience was not pleasant. The entrees were dry or overcooked. Some of the pastas were served dry & small portions. The cost & food value was over priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    BelomorVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Very good food and service, nice ambiance! Highly recommend their seafood dishes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    runner61
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    My first time at Kenny's Italian Kitchen and it will not be the last. The ambiance was great for a romantic dinner or just meeting friends. The ladies at the Hostess Stand were very friendly and helpful. Our Waiter was very attentive and helpful in making menu selections. We thoroughly enjoyed our food selections. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The food was excellent. We enjoyed a lovely, dinner for my birthday celebration. I would highly recommend this Italian restaurant to my family and friends. I look forward to my next visit to Kenny's Italian Kitchen.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and unique menu
    slsteveson75
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Essay on the patio to enjoy the last is the good weather for the year. Our waiter was being wonderful. Food was of the beaten path and delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happyfoodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have never had a less than great meal here. The Caesar salad is so great that many times I just stop by for lunch at the bar and have it with your fabulous warm bread. The service is always great and never intrusive. I think it's great that you can share a meal or anything else you want and no one makes a big deal out of it. Also the Sunday night meat balls are a hit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    A great place to relax and have a great meal with customers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The service was great. I had flowers delivered to the restaurant and they placed them on the table right after we were seated. The food and wine was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our favorite in Dallas
    eastmeetsTexas
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We make the annual trip to Dallas for the TX/OU game and a must stop is the Kenny's restaurants. Service is always great and food even better!!! Our Dallas friends who join us for dinner enjoy the spot as well. Best tiramisu I've had outside of Italy. Kenny's is an essential part of the annual trip we look forward to each year, wish y'all were in Austin! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Genuinely friendly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I always enjoy dining at Kenny's Italian Kitchen. Not only is the food well-prepared and delicious, but the restaurant staff delivers genuinely friendly and welcoming service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Italian Menu
    teacher34
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This was my first time at Kenny's Italian. Each of us got something different and we all enjoyed what we got. I intend to go back again and try other things. The only downside was that it was a little loud which made it hard to hear the waiter and the tables are a little small if you have many dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I can't say enough about Kenny's Italian Kitchen. The service was top-notch and the food was wonderful! Everyone in my group loved what they ordered. I am always very hesitant to order salmon in a restaurant because it is usually overcooked, but here it was cooked perfectly. The cheesesticks with prociutto were delicious too. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great local spot
    Aaacesfull
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food is always good to better. Friendly service. And they are grateful for your business
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SDTexas
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Went with two of my friends & we enjoyed our dinner. Italian chopped salad was a bit bland but the bruschetta was really good. We had the baked ziti, filet with herbed risotto & the special (shrimp with pine nuts & herbed pasta/spinach). Ziti had good flavor, the filet was cooked at the perfect medium for my taste & risotto was super rich & so good. The the shrimp was average-not bad but not great. I would have been happy with just the bowl of pasta. Dessert was disappointing - the bread pudding was underwhelming. Our server was great - she gave us time to ask questions about the wine and entree list and didn't rush us at the end of the night, though we were the last people there. Definitely appreciated that. Would go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    Stanky
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    So accommodating for gluten free diners! Our daughter is GF and my husband and I are not, but all the food was great!! Service and waiter were excellent as well!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kenny's is always delish!
    Kimberly
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I had the salmon with the butter sauce on the side and still absolutely delicious. I could have poured the whole sauce over that salmon and had been in ectasy! Yum, yum.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a Celebration
    LoveToEat
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We visited Kenny's Italian Kitchen for a fellow colleague's birthday lunch. We had a reservation, and a good thing as the restaurant filled up quickly by 11:45 AM. Our waiter was very attentive and took good care of us. The food is excellent and comes in healthy portions. This was my first time to Kenny 'a Italian Kitchen and it was a great experience. Well worth the visit and a great place to hold a celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frozen food served the next day
    OpenTableCEOVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Got low standards? Then this is the place for you. Low quality food. Less than average quality service. Can't believe people come back. Yuck.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love kennys!
    AshleyL
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    As before, we love kennys in every way! I can have an amazing gluten free meal, and my bf doesn't have to sacrifice anything, he loves it too. Thanks kennys!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Preakness good food and prices!! Great Service too!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Meetings!
    Gina
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Kenny's is a great place to dine. Staff is friendly and food is superb. I go quarterly for a lunch meeting. Also their warm bread is so nourishing. I would recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good as always
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Once again, Kenney's was great. We are making it a weekly habit. Our server this week was Jay. He and Nicole work very hard to make our evening a great experience. They are both great employees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently delicious
    Bbqfans
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a wonderful anniversary dinner. We were seated almost immediately.Reservations are a must, especially on the weekends. Server was very attentive. The meatballs are amazing. We also had the mussels in garlic butter as an appetizer, they were very tender. I could just drink the garlic butter sauce! Entrees came hot. Huge piece of lasagna, and eggplant parm were excellent. Love Kenny's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great customer service and food
    peachesbockVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The menu looks simple and yet the food is spectacular. Everything we have ordered has been beyond good-highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TexanByBirth
    texanbybirth
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Took my wife to celebrate our anniversary. Great food and service as always. Nice to enjoy Italian home cooking that does not have a "chain" menu. Kenny's Italian is definitely on our regular list of restaurants to frequent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    MorrisMorse
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food, atmosphere at a reasonable price. I have had several business lunches at Kennty's Italian but it was my wife's first dinining experience and she said we'll be adding to the rotation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Osso Buca O So Nice
    BHDFWVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We eat here regularly - and it is consistently good! If they improved their wine list - it would be even better!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time was had by all 6
    diriddle
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The food is excellent and the fact that you can order half or less is great because you can have 2 things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little bit of KC
    offroadwine
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Good "Italian" ambiance, made us recall some of the old-school Italian restaurants in Kansas City. Our table was ready when we arrived five minutes late, server had our bottle order taken and on the table in under five minutes. We were never rushed, stayed two hours and had lots of left-overs to take home. Bone-in veal perfectly seasoned, Osso Bucco lovely. Wine list competent, very reasonable pricing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.