Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Kenny's Italian Kitchen

Kenny's Italian Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kennysitalian.com/
  • Phone: 9726619380
  • 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
158 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (97)fit for foodies (58)good for groups (54)special occasion (54)great for lunch (39)romantic (35)kid-friendly (30)great for outdoor dining (23)hot spot (18)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (9)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat Customer
    Joanie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I've been here several times before and always come back. Why? Because they offer gluten free options (rare for an Italian restaurant!) and because the staff always bends over backwards, both in friendliness and service. I will definitely be back for more!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, OK service
    DelilciousVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food was really good, as usual. Service this time was just OK and it was very loud in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good!
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food is always good and consistent. The service was ok. We needed more water and butter for our bread and our waitress was hard to find. Laura did not come and check in a lot to see how we were doing. But we love the food!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better and better
    mrsamm
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food and service was great as always. Out table was ready at the reservation time, and we were never rushed at any time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    LakemartinloverVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our first visit and it won't be our last. Everything was delicious , from the bread to the desserts. The Italian chopped salad was a very good. I had the osso bucco and it was the best I've had since little Italy in New York . Give this place a try and you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is our special go to place. The food is always great and the service is outstanding. We are regulars. And have tried most dishes. They are not shy to pour a descent drink. THANK you! They seem to know when we need to talk about family issues,and leave us alone. Or if were on a time crunch, they move our order along as fast as they can. We really appreciate there friendliness.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Encore at Kenny's
    diningrevue
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A return trip to Kenny's. Excellent! The service was wonderful - personal, pleasant and attentive. The food was well prepared and well presented. The ambiance enjoyable. And, in my opinion, the value was excellent. A really nice dinner. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    SharonM
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food is excellent. Good drinks. Good service. But it was very crowded, very loud, especially for a week night. It seemed kind of warm too. If you don't mind the crowds & volume then it's a good place. They have Grey Goose on tap.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Staff made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frenchy
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Always enjoy the food and service. Very consistent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Italian dining
    bekahpaige
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent authentic Italian dining. There was a bit of wait even with the reservation, but once seated, the service was super fast! Excellent perfectly warm homemade bread & dipping olive oil/balsamic vinaigrette sauce. We both ordered the pasta (gnocchi & ravioli) and it was excellent. Dark quiet atmosphere. Great quality of food for the price. Had a lovely Reisling as well. Would definitely recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    elleg929
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food is amazing and the service is fantastic. I love coming here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Place
    JoeC
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Awesome service and the food wasn't that far off either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    LifetimeVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is a great small neighborhood Italian place...but with world class food. The only negative about KIK is the club next door gets real loud after 10:00pm and it can be annoying. We avoid late nights on the weekend at KIK but it remains our favorite place for Italian food in Dallas area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependably good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The bone-in veal parmesan is one of my favorites and is always good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    eatingout
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Went for dinner. The food was great and they have a good happy hour. I recommend reservations after 6:00 pm. And if you go on your birthday, you get a $15 gift card to come back and use.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and gluten free options
    uhhhhVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Excellent place. And they treat gluten free customers very well. Gluten free bread, separate olive oil for dipping and gluten free pasta that is as good as regular pasta. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Philip
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was very good. The only reason I did not give the "overall experience" five stars is because I prefer a quieter restaurant. It is very loud at Kenny's and I had trouble hearing the other people at my table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic