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Cafe Verona, Independence, MO
Cafe Verona, Independence, MO
Cafe Verona, Independence, MO
Cafe Verona, Independence, MO
Cafe Verona, Independence, MO

Cafe Verona

4.4
4.4
723 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Nestled on the 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 represents both Northern and Southern Italian classics as well as a few new Chef inspired dishes.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (816) 833-0044
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Cafe Verona can help you with your event needs. We will have your meal complete, and ready for you to pick up and serve to your guests.
  • Neighborhood
    Independence
  • Cross street
    Osage St
  • Parking details
    We have street parking in front of restaurant as well as nearby public parking lot.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 723 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

723 Reviews
  1. Tomtom101

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A French chef reinventing Italian cuisine. Best italian dinner we ever had. And this includes various trips to Italy. Oh, and the Parmegiano was freshly greated at the table.

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  2. MaryleeB

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant place. Would eat here again Wait staff well trained and polite

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mushroom pasta dish was lacking sauce. Otherwise things were great.

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  4. kimberleyb

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful restaurant, many choices, bar menu looked very good even though we did not drink alcohol. Great ambiance but very noisy.

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  5. Photogirl

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent the service was great would go back again. Had the special which was eggplant other members of party had chicken dish. Salads were fresh great experience.

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  6. RobinH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service was excellent. I went with 5 other people and we were taken care of beautifully and fed very well. The food wasn't too expensive for what we got, considering the prices these days, but it was somewhere between moderately priced and mildly expensive - we thought it was well worth it, though!

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  7. MollyT

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I have bene to Cafe Verona several times, mostly prior to COVID, where the food and service was delightful. We have since been twice after they reopened, and their food has been mediocre and the service has been disappointing. There was only one other table in the entire restaurant and still the waitstaff were not attentive. The food was dry and seemed like it was reheated. We are very disappointed because this used to be a local favorite.

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  8. JoanA

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and great service. This restaurant is always consistently good.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    NEVER TO RETURN! TOOK 2 HOURS TO GET OUR FOOD! My salmon was burned to a dry crisp. Our friend ordered fettuccine Alfredo, however, there was no Alfredo sauce on the pasta. 🙁 We will never go to Cafe Verona again. McDonalds would be a step up.

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  10. EPfromKC

    Kansas City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here for lunch. Attentive waiter,good food, OK wine list. I'd like a bit of garlic in my marsala sauce,but overall good meal. Pasta aldente. Simple and good small salad. be back! back!

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  11. danC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quiet atmosphere. Food was good. Friendly service.

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  12. Matt

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My third visit to the Cafe Verona, consistent quality, delicious food with wonderful service.

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  13. Christina

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was fair. Server was short and didn't seem interested in waiting on us. We had put a note in our reservation that this was a special occasion, but that was not acknowledged. Don't intend on returning.

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  14. DeeT

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service from our waitress. Delicious food. I'll definitely be coming back!!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining here and it was a wonderful experience. The service was great.

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  16. AnitaB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We met family there for lunch based on recommendations. Did not disappoint! Four different entrees and we shared the canneloni for dessert. Really nice staff, great service and great food!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Deeann our server did an excellent job, she was waiting on several tables and kept everyone happy. But the food was bland and overpriced. They didn’t have their everyday menu. There were only a handful of options and they were very expensive. I don’t recommend them.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simple yet elegant. The staff is courteous and friendly. The time between appetizers salad and the meal were perfectly spaced apart. Quiet atmosphere even with people at the next table. Overall a pleasant experience

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  19. Patman121672

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    food was OK did not wow me, servers tried hard but were adequate at best. Glad we tried it but will not be back.

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  20. Sherri

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great environment, delicious food, absolutely amazing service!

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  21. Linda

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful time celebrating my friends birthdays. The food was wonderful. Our waiter, Zach, was awesome. He was very personal and went out of his way to make sure we had a nice lunch. We’ll be back for sure!

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  22. RobertR

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect dinner with my wife and friends. From the moment we walked in we were well taken care of and the food was well done. Will go back as soon as we can get back to Independence.

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  23. Gingin

    St. Louis

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience but I did feel throughout the meal that our waiter was rushing us to be done

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  24. emc7

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I really enjoyed our lunch! It was noisy but only because the restaurant was full. Everyone was really nice and friendly. We're already planning coming back!

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  25. RogerR

    Houston

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was disappointing. Calamari was tough and Gnocchi was too dry and caprese flatbread had too much balsamic making it too soggy

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Will return.

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  27. JonK

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We have found the food to be very good in our 3 visits. Twice we have had to send cocktails back so definite weakness in the bar tender area. Desserts are mixed, some things very good some things should be removed. I’d hoped this would be a dependable awesome restaurant but it’s not. I think the chef must be very good but this restaurant is not the full package at this point in time.

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  28. JanetS

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made reservations and were seated immediately upon arrival. Our table was inside overlooking the patio, Holly provided wonderful service. The food was delicious. We’ll come back again.

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  29. HannahF

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this local Italian restaurant on Independence square. So many yummy dishes to choose from. Love the Italian grilled cheese, bruschetta appetizer, house salad, lasagna, the Mac n cheese, etc. seriously can’t go wrong. And amazing drinks and wine list. We always find a great bottle to split.

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  30. TinaD

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First Experience at Cafe Verona. From the Hostess to the waiter was awesome. Very friendly atmosphere. I ordered the chicken Caesar Salad and it was amazingly delicious. I’ve ate salads before but this salad topped them all. I recommend anyone looking to try a new restaurant to go to Cafe Verona. I know I will be visiting again.

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  31. JamesC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent even during busy lunch Food was great. Interior noise does reverberate a bit.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We used to LOVE Cafe Verona! The food was always fabulous, however last night was not fabulous. The vodka sauce tasted like it came out of a jar. Disappointing experience.

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  33. ZekeBT

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I took my wife out on a date there, it was our first time. Jayda our waitress she gave us phenomenal service, she recommended the braised ribs, and it was incredible!! We would go back in a heartbeat, and ask for her as our waitress again!

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  34. BillD

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and great service. We will be back soon!

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  35. carolq

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful relaxing lunch with friends with excellent service. Only advice would be to be sure soup is delivered hot. I don't think anyone ever wants cold or even luke warm soup. Hopefully you'll consider not only offering sandwich and salad but also soup and salad. I recall a wonderful chicken strawberry salad that you served prior to the pandemic. Hoping some day you will bring it back! Again, service was outstanding.

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  36. ChrisB

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent! Making a reservation was easy, the dining room seating is great and noise levels were great so we could easily talk at our table even though the restaurant was full. Our server was friendly and knew the menu well. Wine selection was better than expected and we tried an awesome Chianti. Then we get to the food—-WOW! We all had leftover due to portion size and the prep was incredible. Definitely some of the best salmon, chicken, pasta, risotto and gnocchi we’ve ever had. Well done! We are so happy Verona opened back up after covid.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrating Valentines!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really cool little place.

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  39. JenniferB

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great lunch with friends and the food was fantastic. The service was wonderful and the atmosphere was warm, quiet and comfortable. This is a must try if you haven’t.

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  40. jwgfoodie

    Kansas City

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent meal. Our vegetarian in the party had a wonderful zucchini pasta special as well as red pepper soup. Both were specials of the day. Delicious. My wife had an entree sized salad which she said could not have been better. I had the carbonara with Italian sausage added for a protein. Simple excellent to the last bite. Great food. Great service. Great ambiance. - Cafe Verona - highly recommended.

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Cafe Verona offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 833-0044.

Cafe Verona is rated 4.4 stars by 723 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Cafe Verona

206 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO 64050

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Osage St
  • Neighborhood
    Independence
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have street parking in front of restaurant as well as nearby public parking lot.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (816) 833-0044
  • Catering
    Cafe Verona can help you with your event needs. We will have your meal complete, and ready for you to pick up and serve to your guests.
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