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Cafe Verona

4.4
4.4
681 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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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 681 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Italian

  • Kansas City, MO

    Great for brunch

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  1. FG

    FredG

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Verona has long been one of our favorite restaurants, and we missed it when it closed during the Covid pandemic. We became aware recently that it had reopened. Our recent visit for an early lunch did not disappoint. The service was prompt and attentive. The side salad was outstanding, clearly an improvement from the past. Our appetizer, bread serving and entrees were all excellent. We will be visiting frequently.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Verona is like stepping into another place on earth. The atmosphere and energy is warm. The food is always delicious and timely brought out. This particular trip was so we could experience their Restaurant Week menu. Each item we had was great! We are Kansas City vloggers so while we were there, we got footage for our YouTube channel. We can’t wait to share with the world! We will also pass along to our friends and family :)
  3. YZ

    YvetteZ

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch for restaurant week was SO amazing! The potato soup with Italian sausage was so good and the carbonara was better than the carbonara we had in Rome♥️
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great lunch here during restaurant week. Service was excellent and food was impeccable.
  5. PF

    PositiveFood

    Kansas City

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love supporting my hometown and the local shops and restaurants around our downtown and center of Independence, MO on the Independence Square. A friend and I decided to support restaurant week and enjoyed the 3 courses at Cafe Verona very much. We had a great atmosphere for catching up and the seervice was unobtrusive, yet timely. My only note for the owner, is that at 8PM, all the lights were turned on and it was apparent that our night was over. The starkness of the atmosphere from our meal to the "get out" signal was not very customer friendly. I would address another manner in which to let customers know the restaurant is closed. Thanks
  6. CC

    CharCK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had lunch reservations for Monday of Restaurant Week. When we arrive the restaurant was closed. Why have Monday reservations open if that's the day you're closed?
  7. R

    Rick

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The location on the square was neat. The bar area is really neat! Good martini. Dining room pleasant, service very good. All our meals were good, eggplant starter could have been shared by all 4 of us. Caesar salads good. Salmon, Bolognese, and Chivken entrees all good. I would travel back just for the Tiramisu, it was awesome.
  8. j

    jwgfoodie

    Kansas City

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a family meal. Some had not been to Cafe Verona before. Our Waitress, Shay, could not have been better. Suggesting menu items when we needed help and providing excellent service overall. The food could not have been better. Everything cooked to a turn. Simply delicious. Great service, great food, great conversation . . . things could not have been better. Highly recommended.
  9. T

    Teresa

    Little Rock

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Salad was mediocre. The bruschetta was so hard we could hardly chew it. Cheese was not melted. The wine was good. Not a repeat restaurant for me.
  10. KS

    KrisS

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We used to go here a lot and really enjoyed it. We quit around Covid and were wanting to come back. It has definitely changed. Smaller menu for sure, but my favorite, rigatoni sausage rosa was not on the menu anymore. I tried another pasta dish that I felt was pretty bland. Overall we were disappointed. Service was good though.
  11. CL

    ChristinaL

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not have had a better time at Cafe Verona! The service and quality was exceptional! Even on a busy night! I will definitely be back!
  12. g

    gaylek

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was fantastic. The flatbread was amazing and our tiramisu and cannoli egg rolls were wonderful!! Our server was so fun and very thoughtful. we'll be back
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Our waiter was Awesome! I ordered the Cesar Salad but they bought me the house salad and it was PHENOMENAL! So I’m happy my waiter bought me the wrong one😆 he was very apologetic. I also had a sandwich with chicken and pesto that was good too. My daughter had Penne Pasta with pesto that she liked but what had wanted a lil more seasoning. My husband ordered the flank steak with fries and asparagus that he also loved. It was our first time there but we’d definitely recommend!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Th first time I visited, I would have given the food 5 stars. It was one of the best Italian meals I’d eaten since I visited Italy, and I could not quit thinking about how much I enjoyed it. This meal was good. There was absolutely nothing wrong with it. But I was underwhelmed it was obvious that the food was rushed and the presentation was sloppy. Maybe this is due to the fact that my first visit was during lunch and this visit was during dinner.
  15. j

    jwgfoodie

    Kansas City

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful meal from appetizers through desserts, Cafe Verona always delivers. Pesto penne was generous in proportion and flavors. The mushroom risotto was quite special and prepared perfectly. The mushroom fettuccine with shrimp was another star of the evening. Simply an outstanding meal.
  16. GE

    GEORGEP

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and atmosphere. Quality of food was absolutely amazing
  17. a

    apple

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Two in our party of three ordered from the Brunch menu. The items were Crorque Monsieur and Oeufs Al Cocotte. Each dish seemed to consist mostly of bread. We will not try brunch again. The other person with us got the Pesto Chicken Flatbread and a house salad. She said it was very good. We have eaten the flatbreads on previous visits and found them excellent. Also the side Caesar or the house salads are great. We also enjoyed the breads served to the table. Cafe Verona is one of our favorite spots. We were just disappointed in the brunch dishes we tried.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made reservations through open table with the intention of entertaining my out of town guest. The reservation was confirmed for 10/3 at 6:30. I received a confirmation text and responded we would attend. We arrived to a locked gate & I later confirmed the restaurant is closed on Monday. Very frustrating and disappointing that the restaurant and booking service do not coordinate better. I gave low stars so I could proceed to the narrative. I’ve had good meals on previous visits.
  19. TH

    TabathaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always great food and great service. We love going there for a nice quiet dinner.
  20. EC

    ElizabethC

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner on the patio and food was exceptional. We will definitely be back
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love sitting in the Courtyard/patio. Great ambiance.
  22. j

    jwgfoodie

    Kansas City

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great jazz music sets the stage for a great evening at Cafe Verona. We opted to have one of the flatbreads (chicken Alfredo ) in lieu of one of the antipasti menu choices (which all looked delicious) with an upgrade to Caesar Salad. This proved to be a great choice as the portions were large and delicious. Our entrees were excellently prepared consisting of short ribs and poblano and cacio e pepe. Highly memorable presentation - compliments to the chef, the services and the evening. Highly recommended.
  23. KP

    KathyP

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great. Server was possibly new. Had to come back and ask what 2 of our 4 had ordered. Bill also needed corrected.
  24. a

    apple

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Chicken Pesto Flatbread was delicious. Also enjoyed the side Caesar Salad.
  25. C

    Clc1298

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time visiting Cafe Verona. This restaurant has a beautiful ambiance and atmosphere, the food was delicious. Our server was great, checking on us occasionally and very pleasant. Myself, my fiance, and my daughter had lunch by reservation and am looking forward to dinner at Cafe Verona We had an opportunity to speak with the Manager/owner who told us more about the restaurant, such as upstairs dining which includes an area for groups, a space for small gatherings, and can provide a buffet for special occasions, a catwalk over the bar, and a small outside atrium dining area. Cafe Verona is perfect in every way and we will most definitely be frequenting this establishment.
  26. TC

    TheresaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a nice dinner, and the food and service were great! The Pasta Alle Vongole and Brown Butter Sage Gnocchi were delicious, and I loved the roasted tomatoes throughout the meal in the salad and entrees. For our complimentary Anniversary dessert, we enjoyed the Citrus & Olive Oil Short Cake, and it did not disappoint! Thank you, Cafe Verona!
  27. DM

    DenaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Real nice place. The murals were beautiful and it has a cozy dining feel. The service was great as well as the food. Lots of pasta options to pick from and too many cocktails to choose from. It was our first time there for our anniversary and they gave us a complimentary dessert that was fabulous! Will definitely eat there again.
  28. KH

    KatH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Nowhere near as good as before the pandemic. Menu mainly sandwiches, salads and a couple of pasta dishes, no traditional pasta choices. Ordered an entree salad, didn't come with bread!! Menu had four dessert choices, when I ordered the one I wanted, waiter told me they only make a two dessert everyday and mine choice wasn't one.
  29. Y

    Yummy

    Kansas City

    77 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They were closed!!!
  30. JG

    JenniferG

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We frequently eat at Cafe Verona and it’s always excellent
  31. F

    Food4thought

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Service was awkward. The first thing our server said to us was how busy he was. What? He didn't ask if we wanted appetizers or starters. He had our checks ready before we were done with our dinners. One in our party wanted dessert so he had to rerun his ticket. Tables were being moved and chairs were being put up while we were still sitting there. My friend asked if we were keeping them and he was told that they close at 8. Don't take reservations at 7:15 if you want to close at 8. I expected better as I used to love Cafe Verona before they closed in 2020.
  32. a

    apple

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The chicken pesto flatbread had excellent flavor and generous toppings. Good service. The main dining room was nearly full on a Wednesday evening. Made it a tad noisy but glad so many people were enjoying the new chef's menu.
  33. DJ

    DebiJ

    Kansas City

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing. This was our first time there, we will be back.
  34. KF

    KirkF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Enjoyed the calamari. Chicken and mushroom risotto was good, as well as fettuccine Alfredo with chicken good portions and very good service.
  35. DM

    DaynaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    High costs for minimal, redundant selection and flavors that compete. Ex: Side salad: sun dried tomatoes, big chunks feta (should be an accent flavor—not major addition), salty olives, but no flavor to dressing. Bread dipping oil= no flavor but a huge chunk pesto. Pasta dishes were simply boring variations of only several types of pasta. A server who's training must of been being boring/intrusive instead of professional to offer any explanations of dishes, no offer of additional bread. Olive Garden servers must be trained for customer service. Verona are not.
  36. B

    Biker1

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Happy Cafe Verona is open again. Wish lasagna would be added to menu. Roasted tomatoes in Salmon salad were great!
  37. MM

    MarlaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made reservations, but when we arrived no hostess or waiter ever looked at us to even check in. Was packed, people standing and waiting and no one being seated. Obviously WAY understaffed. Didn’t stay, went to Ophelia’s which was EXCELLENT!!
  38. DT

    DennisT

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    Was seated promptly however it took them another 10-15min before they brought menu’s or even water. We ordered appetizers and dinner, sitting for a total of 45 min no appetizers. Others getting theirs well after we ordered. Had to find staff to find out what was going on. They’re very short handed which was taken into consideration. Probably should not be allowing large parties until they get fully staffed. Food as always was fantastic!
  39. J

    Joshua

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu had lots of variety, we all ordered non pasta entrees and we were all impressed by the calibre of the food. My fries were perfect, steak was flavorful and tender, and salad crisp and the roasted tomatoes were a fantastic touch.
  40. G

    Gatorfootball21

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Was under staffed and the food was pretty bad, the workers they had did a really good job however.

FAQs

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

Cafe Verona is rated 4.4 stars by 681 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
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

  • 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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