Cafe Verona

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$30 and under
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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.
What 662 people are saying
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maryl
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Slow night..so service should've been better. Meal as expected.

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ChristinaD
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place to eat. Food was good but a little pricey for the quality. Overall good experience though and we enjoyed our dinner and the atmosphere.

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RyanS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been here several times and they never disappoint. The staff is friendly and professional. The food is always very delicious. We would definitely recommend Cafe Verona.

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vipPositiveFood
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I simply adore George. Each experience at a MRG restaurant is enjoyable, consistent, and a great meal. My friend and I loved our food, but mostly loved the opportunity to gab and do so while supporting local!
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We had asked for another table (more private booth) but was told by the hostess that those were reserved. We had a reservation. It would have been nice to have an option on this app to reserve a specific kind of table/booth or if the hostess had given us the option of another table upon our request since we did have a reservation. The food was wonderful and service was delightful. Just wished the greeting had matched everything else.

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TLKGladstone
Kansas City
48 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the KC Metro for many years. Today's lunch was delicious! Superb service! Great iced tea. Always delicious, beautiful ambiance, superb service. I'll go anytime.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. Rarely do we leave a restaurant without a to go box, but my wife and I both finished our entrees and shared a dessert and wiped our plates clean.

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vipDave
Kansas City
49 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a craving for some good Italian and Cafe Verona has always been good. It is a nice place with good reasonable priced food. Give it a try!

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LisaM
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If the wine list had been a bit better I would have given it 5 stars.

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cindyb
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine's Day! Ambience and great food! Bread was unique. Entrees flavorful and one of a kind! Have to have Lemon Berry cake!

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twodogsonecat
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The menu has changed up since we were last there, but it was all still very good. Tables are a bit close together so it's not the place for an intimate (quiet) dinner. The downstairs dining room is always full, go make sure you reserve a table and ask for 1st floor seating.

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TracyR
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always like to find off the beaten places to enjoy a nice romantic dinner. This year was a little harder as I have a broken femur and need to use a walker/wheelchair to get around. This was the perfect spot, not crowded, nice area to get around in and great service.

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WilliamS
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This should be a destination restaurant. But, on a main street in Independence Square, it is overlooked. The food is consistently good and value-priced. I have the Rigatoni Sausage Rosa ($15) most times, and the portion is generous. Unfortunately, the half-portion is only available for lunch. Service was friendly, prompt and accurate.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place! Good food, nice staff. Sent out a poorly made cocktail and made it right instantly, no questions asked. Love eating local!

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TayaM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Cafe Verona for years for my birthday. The food is always wonderful and I’ve always had great service.

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walk
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food and SERVICE by Hanna

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vipJamesH
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian Restaurant in KC area by far. Can’t wait to go back.

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ZenaH
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good value. Will visit again

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vipLoriB
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Verona has consistent excellent service and amazing food! The atmosphere is quaint and relaxing. All of this at reasonable prices!

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like2eat
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The front desk personnel were not friendly. We had made a reservation and were put at a table when we asked for a both they were not accommodating. Otherwise it is a favorite fir us!

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vipwifeoffoodsnob
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good

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BSelf
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Verona presented a delightful contribution to Kansas City's Restaurant Week. The Veal Meatball appetizer was tender and full of comforting umami flavors. The gorgonzola strip was a generous and tender portion. The tiramisu would have benefited from some marsala, but it was beautifully presented in a coffee cup. Our server was quick and delightful despite having to climb flights of stairs over and over to meet our needs. Thank you Cafe Verona for helping me give my mom a birthday to remember fondly.

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BrentH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Cafe Verona for the very first time during restaurant week in KC. Of all the places we ate that week, this was by far the very best food and best value! I think we've found our new favorite restaurant and look forward to our next visit.

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cattrapper
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was very good, but was most impressive was our server. I don't remember her name, but she was wonderful!

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vipPositiveFood
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this visit I just had the soup of the day and dessert, but that's what I love about Cafe Verona. I can go there to enjoy an incredible Italian dinner or stop by and get their amazing soup. Either way, I am always happy. I also love the zeppolis with coffee for dessert, which is a great Italian donut. I strongly recommend the soup of the day, whether its Tuscan Kale, or Orzo Lemon with Artichoke, they are devine and a great meal on a cold, winter night.

Love my local "go to" Italian at Cafe Verona.

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vipJillE
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Verona never disappoints. The Rustic Bow tie is my go to favorite.

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JodiB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The staff was very pleasant and friendly. The quality of food was awful. I had the chicken parmesan and the chicken was dry tough to cut with a knife. The dryness and toughness of the chicken and inconsistent hot spots throughout the dish definitely leads me to believe this dish or at least part of it was cooked or reheated in a microwave. I was really hoping for good quality authentic italian food, but I was sorely disappointed and would of had a 100 times better quality food from a generic chain italian restaurant.

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vipDarB
Kansas City
36 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find! We are adding to our regular go to restaurant list!!!!

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vipFoodguru
Kansas City
359 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and the food was amazing. We’ve been to Italy numerous times and this competed. The burrata and honey blackberry anti pasta was excellent and fresh. All the Secondis were primo. And they pour real, full martinis. Thank you!

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vipMonja
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its always a treat when we stop by Cafe Verona. I wish they would put their butternut squash ravioli on the menu full time. I crave it and can't find better on KC. Please!

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JennyH
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We always visit Cafe Verona while visiting our family in Independence! My son recently relocated with an engineering firm here, moving from Texas! We have NEVER BEEN disappointed with the food, service, or ambiance!
However, we were extremely disappointed this time! Our reservations were for 7:00 PM and we were not aware of the restaurant closing at 8:00 PM , for Christmas Eve!
The food was rushed and certainly not as well prepared, as usual! There was vacuuming and cleaning around us, the entire time we were dining! We have never had this type of experience at this restaurant! We certainly understand employees having Christmas Eve off to spend with family! However, why open a restaurant if this is the result of closing early? Still one of our favorite restaurants when we visit from Florida!

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StacyA
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was delicious

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vipPositiveFood
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends is always great! Dinner with friends at Cafe Verona is always special! Thank you for the quality, the atmosphere, and the incredible food. When I dine at a McClain Company, I always feel like I am pampering myself because of the exceptional quality experience that it provides. Well Done!

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dultram
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As usual, Cafe Verona meets our expectations with great food, quiet ambiance, and excellent service. Bad weather night, only 2 other couples in the restaurant.

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Lisa
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

First time here. Dined with a girlfriend on a Saturday evening for an early dinner at 5pm. Excellent cocktail - I had the Elder Flower Martini. Cute little bar area inside the door if you have to wait for a table, we had a reservation so were immediately seated. Nice selection of food items, salad is included with entrees which is a plus. Service was attentive without being over the top, would have appreciated waiter asking if we had visited previously and sharing a bit of the menu with us or making recommendations. Despite that, we both chose well with my friend getting the Pesto Steak and I got the Rustico Pasta with Shrimp and prosciutto. Both were plentiful and we had leftovers. Will definitely take my husband back for a date night! Ambiance could be improved with some better lighting (table candles?) and some low music, but I appreciated that it wasn't loud and we could hear each other talk even with other diners around.

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PaulaR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was good except the lights were so bright I felt like I was in a Denny’s

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CalebF
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, a hidden gem of KC on the Independence square, great service great atmosphere never disappointed, make sure to make reservations and get the Carbonara

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner. Food was delicious and this place is very romantic.

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ChuckP
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As far as the food, the best Italian food I've ever had. It's my favorite restaurant in the Kansas City area. DELICIOUS!!

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vipERINM
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The food is average, the service is well below average. It wasn’t a particularly busy night, yet our water was never filled, my cocktail was wrong, and when I asked for it to be corrected a new one never came. We had to ask 3 times for bread, finally another waitress brought it. If I could give service zero stars I would.

FAQs

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

Cafe Verona is rated 4.5 stars by 662 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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