Carmen's Cafe - Brookside
very poor service (no service) Food was very, very Bad!!!!!!!! Out of four meals not one was any good. Ask to see manager three times and the manager never came over to our table. I've had poor service before but never like this. We had employee tell us the manager would not come over to our table.
Good service, great food. Definitely will be back
This is the second time that we have dined there. The food was incredible.
A new favorite go-to spot!
Our experience at Carmen's was lovely. We had an excellent Super Tuscan Sangiovese bottle and the food and salads were excellent. It is a very nice friendly space for a great Italian dinner.
Love this place! Had my birthday dinner there - so wonderful. Thank you everyone at Carmen's.
I'm from Pittsburgh, PA, a home to terrific Italian food. I've lived here in KC for 25 yr. and the Lasagne I had at Carmen's Cafe is the best I've had in 25 yr.!
Another fabulous meal...!! Best salad in town! Every meal at the table came out quickly and was fantastic!!! Can’t go wrong with dinner at Carmen’s! See you again soon!!!
Wonderful birthday dinner
Our server was so great!
Carmen's is frequently our choice for good food and service at a reasonable price and in a convenient location.
I hadn’t been to Carmen’s in a long time. Went there for lunch. Attentive service and excellent food at a good price.
Will go back soon.
Visiting from California I tried Carmen’s last summer and spent the entire year dreaming about having their Gnocchi again. I love the ambience. All of the employees from the hostess, bar tender, waiter, go out of their way to make sure your dining experience is fantastic. I can’t wait to go back next summer!
We had an excellent dinner! Stuffed artichokes were amazing as well as the chicken lemonatta and the chicken spedini I with pasta.
Outstanding food and value , I will go back again next time I am in the area
The lobster Spedini was charred and tasted burnt and extremely salty, my wife had chicken spedini and was also overcooked. Not a fan
We had great service, we told him that we were going to a concert, and he listened to us and we had very quick service. The food is always great!
Friendly staff Excellent food and resonable prices-parking easy
Great little date spot. Good food, great service
For great Italian food and a nice wine list - this place is great. We were never rushed to finish our meal --- in fact, they were waiting for us to leave so they could go home!! Had a wonderful time.
Needed more Lighting to see Menu, but wait staff accommodated us. Very good Spedini, Talapia
Will be back, for lunch.....
Terrible service, I will never go back there. The server was absolutely rude as if when ordering she didn't have time for us, cut us off and walked away. She didn't really confirm what we wanted she just assumed. Told the owner about the service, she didn't seem to care either.
The staff is pretty rude. Cut you off a lot when you speak.. felt like I was in their way/incompetent. Then the food was mediocre. There were 4 of us at dinner and only one person at the table liked their food. We all even tried each other’s food. One good dish on the table.
The food is fabulous and so is the service. Portions are generous. A great place for a date or special occasion. A must try for any Italian food lover.
We done at Carmen’s frequently because it is delicious, available, and close to our home. We love the Chicken Spiedini Carmela, veal piccata and the appetizer calamari varieties. The wine is reAsonably priced and the service is excellent.
Daniel wa wonderful! The food superb.
Had another fantastic meal! Food, staff and wine couldn’t have been better! Chicken Spiedini Alexa is a must try! See you again soon!!
Excellent service. I do not eat gluten, and, while they only have one kind of gluten-free pasta (penne), they can combine it with any of several different gluten-free sauces. The house salad was nicely prepared and the pasta - salad combo is a real bargain at lunch time. Why have a fast food burger when you can come here and have a meal for about the same price??
Fantastic meal, would definitely recommend. Plan on going for a fancy date or special events, as it can be a tad expensive - but worth every penny!
Carmen's Café is always such a great experience everytime we come in to eat. The food is delicious and the service is always outstanding! The best part of the night is the Artichoke appetizer as well as the Italian butter. We also got to enjoy the upstairs experience for the first time!
Consistently the best Italian restaurant in KC! Small, local, great service. Great for a date night or as a family.
Great food and service as always
Enjoyed our evening. It was birthday celebration for my wife, Marti, and was all we expected. Our waiter and his support crew did their normal super job and we greatly appreciated their attention to our enjoyment
Great good and awesome service!!
A good place for great food and the atmosphere is quiet enough to hear the person you are sitting with.
You don't want to not stop and enjoy. We drive three hours and well worth the trip. Best food and good service!
Disappointed in the stuffed artichoke
The food was not bad. It was a bit crowded. The waitress cleaned our table with a wet cloth before we paid. I'd rather they clean after I leave that's like sweeping under my feet.
Neighborhood favorite!! Best house salad in town and don’t forget to try the Lobster Spiedini!! Frequently dine at this restaurant. You won’t be disappointed!!
Love the place. Great food, service and atmosphere