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About Cafe Verona

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.

206 W. Lexington Ave.
Independence, MO 64050
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Osage St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 833-0044

Website:
http://www.cafeveronarestaurant.com/home

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.

Parking Details:
We have street parking in front of restaurant as well as nearby public parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Chef Bobby Stearns

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
1/2 price wine night every Wednesday evening!

Cafe Verona Ratings and Reviews

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4
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2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Romantic (10)
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Good for a Date (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Cozy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

I don't like to leave a bad review, but.. Our food was not good. We ordered the Chicken Carciofi (or artichoke). The chicken itself was unflavorable. The artichoke was clearly marinated and from a jar, as were the sun dried tomato, and calamata olives. This was not worth the $30 we paid.
The other dishes that were ordered, gorgonzola steak and seafood pasta, were ok. For dessert we ordered the lemon, berry cake with marscipone cheese.
It was ok, except the berries were frozen! Overall, we paid way too much for food that came out of a jar. The menu has potential, but missed the mark for us.
The service was great, but we were too cold. I'm sure it didnt help that we were seated by the window. Based on past reviews we had high hopes, but we would not recommend this restraunt.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent! I've just returned from Italy and this was the perfect place to take me back to the flavors I loved ... the baked artichokes are amazing! The balsamic salad dressing is the best I've ever had ... in Europe or here at home. If you are longing for the tastes of Italia, you will not be disappointed! If only they served cafe latte in a clear glass, I'd never have to travel again. 😉

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was wonderful and food was great!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I made reservations for a special Date Night at Cafe Verona. We were seated 20 minutes after our reservation time. The food was good, and our server was polite and attentive. After we had finished eating, our plates were quickly cleared. We then paid our bill and were finishing up our glasses of wine, when we were approached at our table by the hostess. She asked if there was anything else we needed. I answered, "No thank you, we are just talking a bit while we finish our wine." She then says that they are running way behind on reservations, people are waiting for tables and that we would need to leave. We were both shocked, and stared back at her in disbelief. She wasn't joking. I then called the manager over. I told her that our food was delicious and our server was very good, but that never in my life had I ever been asked to leave a restaurant for any reason, let alone because they were "running behind". And that the inability of them to properly schedule reservations was not my problem. She stammered back some sort of explanation that they were indeed very busy and that they could really use the table. No apology was offered.

If we were loitering and remaining at the table long after we had finished, I could see the need to scoot us along. But we had literally just finished our meal when the hostess came by our table. The manager was inept when it came to smoothing things over. We will never be back, and will tell everyone we know about our experience there.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Nothing bad on the menu. Weds night half price wine night is amazing deal. Love the food, service and location.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Romantic, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Overal it is a great Italian restaurant. Everything is great. The only thing I am not good is the location. It located in a place seems very low population, feels not very safe if you drive to at night.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always consistent; great food and fabulous atmosphere!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy, Scenic View, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food great service very nice atmosphere would highly recommend it for an evening out with a significant other

Tags: Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A few veggie options, which is nice for us vegetarians

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Phenomenal! Service great, food delicious, romantic ambiance! Will definitely return in the future!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The quality of the food and the service were both noticeably lower than in prior visits. My salmon was overcooked, dry, and gummy, while my asparagus was tough. Even the iced tea was flawed; it was served without ice and no available sweetener. My friend had the daily special which was wonderful, and the lemon cake for dessert was quite good, as well. I'd heard that Cafe Verona was on the decline and I hope it's not true.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great wine selection. Bartender was on top of things!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Portions were generous, relatively good wine list, adequate table service. The food was good but a little bland. Seemed to be prepared in advanced then cooked per order.

That said we would go again

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Café Verona offered us a great date night out that wasn’t outrageously priced. The indoor seating was very limited and almost crowded but we enjoyed the food and the atmosphere overall.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My friends 65th Birthday dinner

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The device and food was great.
The swordfish is excellent I would recommend.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Wonderful as always!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our food was excellent and service was good also. This restaurant is differently a great place for Italian food. I would recommend it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Good basic Italian food. Must have the Sicilian Artichoke Dip or Bruschetta. Cocktails are dependent upon the bartender, but very good wine choices. Love sitting on the patio if nice weather. Reservations recommended for weekends.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Have eaten here many times and is always satisfactory. Attention to details shows in the food. Visited the Saturday night of Santa-Cali-Gon days and it did not disappoint

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Lovely evening on a wonderful patio. Servers were excellent in serving extremely quality food. We frequently eat at this restaurant and would definitely recommend it to others. Eat on the patio if it is a nice day-it enhances the entire experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great service and the food was excellent. Nice quiet night out.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

We love this place. But, we had gotten reservations through Open Table, and had asked that we sit outside, in the back, by the fountain. When we got there, they had no clue that we had made that request. Probably just didn't notice. Not sure why. We were finally seated near where we wanted outside. When we got appetizers, a different server than ours just dropped the food off without checking to see if we had utensils and plates, which we didn't. I waited for a couple minutes for our server to come by but finally had to get up and walk inside to get the plates and utensils. Everything tasted great. Server great. Food always excellent. Prices reasonable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

I meet friends here on occcasion & had forgotten how good the swordfish is. The risotto is lemony with artichokes & sun dried tomatoes. The red sangria is refreshing & tiramisu is layered in a big cup. You can't ask for a better dinner. Sarah provided the perfect amount of attention. I need to eat here more often.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Enjoyable evening for dining with friends. Waite staff attentive but not intrusive.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food was amazing! Definitely recommend the spinach dip with pita bread. It was to die for. Our server, Kyle did an awesome job as well. We will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 21, 2017

This is one of Independence's hidden jewels. The menu is complete with choices to suit all taste. Try this place and you'll agree its a good restaurant.

Tags: Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 20, 2017

We were looking for a local gem and found one here. It reminded us of a European cafe. We were prompt for our reservation and immediately seated at an intimate table.
We enjoyed the nice salad and fresh homemade bread and focaccia. The entrees(Rustico) were very flavorful and reasonably priced. We were traveling and never would have found this without Open Table. Thanks! It was a wonderful experience.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was wonderful! Better than expected. Nice quiet atmosphere, except for us that is. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Overall, this is a fantastic gem on the historic Independence Square. My entire family had a very relaxing and enjoyable dinner in a very family friendly environment. The food was as good as any Italian food one can find in the KC metro. Worth the trip, will be back soon.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Comfortable atmosphere. Great for date night or visiting with friends. Food was wonderful and generous servings. The grilled portabella was outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Great food, loved the half price wine night, wish there were more
Vegetarian items featured.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food, great ambience, fun place to go. Cafe Verona is my sons choice for his birthday. As a vegetarian, he loves the Mac n cheese. I love the chicken Marsala.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Small Italian restaurant in the heart of Independence. Arrived a little early but got seated right away. Plenty of options to choose from on the menu. A little disappointed on our entrées. Ordered the olive bowl (somehow miss read the menu and inserted olive oil bowl). Waitress very nice and took it off our bill. She was pretty attentive. I ordered the baked rustico bowtie and it was ok but lacked flavor and the cheese sauce was runny. Had very little chicken in it. My husband got the grilled gorgonzola strip. He said that strip was pretty good but the potatoes that he got were lacking a lot of flavor. They definitely weren't the garlic roasted potatoes that he was supposed to get. We would try this place again but definitely try something different.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Chicken Parmigiana was fantastic! Sat outside, it was relaxing and beautiful. Didn't have silverware or salt and peppers shakers but they were supplied when requested. Fortunate to have perfect weather so we could enjoy the patio. Lasagna had been my favorite here but the chicken parmigiana is now the best!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Food was amazing. Staff were very attentive and polite. We were seated immediately. Great service.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Delightful evening to celebrate my 36th wedding anniversary. Got seated right away. Half price wine during happy hour. Ordered the bacon and 3 cheese mushrooms as an appetizer. Delicious. Bread was delicious as well and was refilled. We had excellent service and the waitress was very attentive. Dinner was good and the portions were generous. The waitress brought us complimentary dessert to top off our dinner and it was delicious. This was our first visit to Cafe Verona and we will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Awsome food

Awsome service. Only part that we didn't care for was cannoli desert.

Nothing wrong with it , it just wasn't our thing

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on May 17, 2017

We enjoyed the flavors of our food very much and were not disappointed in the selections we made. My wife had the lobster ravioli which was delicious, but it arrived at our table lukewarm while my pasta selection was nice and hot as you would expect. Our waitress was friendly and welcoming but the other staff person who actually brought our meals pretty much slammed the plates down on the table and slid them in front of us. Our first visit here was about a year ago, as that is about how often we are in the area, and we were excited to come here again as the food so impressed us. Hope to enjoy it again during our next visit.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on May 16, 2017

I am very sorry we did not eat there , we went to Ophelia's instead. they were able to seat the 14 of us at one table. We were under the impression that the reservation was cancelled. we did cancelled one under H.S. Sorry for any inconvience. I have been to Cafe Verona in
Brookside it was wonderful.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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