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About Garozzo's Ristorante - Kansas City

• Michael Garozzo, his wife Marguerite and their four daughters own and operate Kansas City's most awarded and popular Italian restaurant. Garozzo's boasts fine dining cuisine, moderately priced, in a family atmosphere. The restaurant is Zagat rated as one of the top Italian restaurants in the country, a Kansas City dining tradition for nearly 20 years. Garozzo's is where their signature dish Chicken Spiedini began, now often imitated and never duplicated around town; Garozzo's has made Chicken Spiedini a Kansas City staple. The Garozzo family and staff welcome you to any of four locations in the Kansas City area for a true Italian dining experience.

526 Harrison
Kansas City, MO 64106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday 11am-11pm
Saturday 4pm-11pm
Sunday 4pm-9pm

Cross Street:
Missouri & Harrison

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 221-2455

Website:
http://www.garozzos.com/

Catering:
Catering available at any location, any time, any cuisine. Please call Todd Ferguson at (816)589-7072

Parking Details:
Parking available on the street surrounding the restaurant. Private parking lot located caddy corner to the front door.

Public Transit:
KC Metro

Private Party Facilities:
Private party seating for up to sixty. Please call for details.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Book reservations now for our traditional Thanksgiving buffet with an Italian flair! Adults $25.95, kids $10.95, 3&under eat free. Menu details to follow - buffet available at our Lee's Summit and Overland Park locations!

Garozzo's Ristorante - Kansas City Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.6

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4.5

value

4.5

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (51)
Good for a Date (51)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Worth the Drive (47)
Romantic (45)
Comfort Food (34)
Notable Wine List (34)
Cozy (32)
Casual (29)
Business Meals (29)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Fun (24)
Good for Groups (24)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Bar Seating (12)
People Watching (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Kid-friendly (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
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·Dined 5 days ago

I always joke that Garozzo's would be my "death row final meal." I've been coming here since the beginning, and continue to come when I can. We had our son's rehearsal dinner at the OP location only because the downtown location doesn't have a large enough private room. But downtown has always been my favorite, it just has that added coolness of the Columbus Park neighborhood and the décor is so awesome. I honestly think the Bistecca Modiga is the best steak in Kansas City, and that's saying a lot in a steak town. It is consistently fantastic. We almost always get a stuffed artichoke. The house salad is perfection. Other favorites are the gnocchi, lasagna, and Tortelloni Gina. Also, I get the 3-Way Pasta 3 days before every half marathon as the ultimate carb load. I make 3 pre-race meals out of it. The chicken spiedini is obviously the specialty. My wife loves it, I ordered it so much initially I think I got tired of it. The Linguini Fruit de Mare is really fantastic for a land-locked restaurant. That's also a favorite of mine. Finally, I gotta give props to the eggplant parm. It's legit. I travel for work and eat out all the time, all over the country. And I can say that Garozzo's is my favorite restaurant anywhere. Long live Mike Garozzo!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My husband and I went to Garozzo's for our wedding anniversary. Our server was amazing, the food was beyond delicious (as always), and the kitchen took the time to make our canoli a special dessert for our special occasion. We positively LOVE Garozzo's!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great dining experience at a great authentic Italian restaurant. We had booked a table for 7 PM and it was not ready when we arrived, so we had a cocktail in the bar area. Our server was very friendly and welcoming. The food was exceptional as always. Will be back soon. Cheers

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was delicious and plenty of it. Service was excellent. Seating is tight, but good way to meet your "neighbors."

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had 7:30 reservation, didn’t get seated until 8:30. Had to bug the host several times who seated others prior to ours. Food great, hostess terrible, service great.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was my first time at Garozzo's, I will definitely be back. My friends had told me several times to try it and I wish I would have sooner.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

As always the food was absolutely perfect. I always order the vegetable primavera add chicken and I take my taste buds to heaven.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

First visit where the service wasn't as good as the food. We were another couple who had not tried this location before so the service really stuck out. Two waiters trying to share area/tables usually doesn't work well. Food was fantastic as always and we love the atmosphere!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was great!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was a perfect choice for dinner before attending a concert ! Food was delicious and our waiter Anthony was very impressive! See you again real soon!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Never disappoints!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Wonderful food, service, location, and history. Our out of town party fell in love with this place and vow to make it back on our next visit to KC.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and service! I'm absolutely going back.

Tags: People Watching, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great Italian Food, service, and location @mrcritictravel

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was under seasoned. Sauces were watery. The pasta, however, was perfectly al dente . I appreciated the wine selection, especially for a family restaurant. The service was very good. They gladly and quickly exchanged my entree for a more satisfactory meal, and everyone was quite friendly even through I'm sure they were overwhelmed with guests. I wouldn't recommend, but only because the prices were high for the quality of food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always a great time at one of our favorite restaurants in Kansas City!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We love this place! Friday night was our first time at Garozzo's, and I can't believe we have missed this place! We live in Overland Park, so it's a bit of a hike, but well worth it! The ambience is what got me hooked on the place the moment we walked in. Sinatra and Bennett music wafted throughout the restaurant as we dined. Cheri our waitress was really nice and attentive. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Dinner was delicious! The wine list was excellent. I cannot wait to come back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always good, this night was exceptional. Servings are large. Count on taking food home. This is authentic Italian with the atmosphere to match. It's one of our favorite spots in the city.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great place and food was amazing. We booked through Open Table and our table was ready when we got there. The staff is very efficient. Loved the atmosphere and the food was very authentic and excellent. Perfect for an after sporting event with friends. Will definitely be back!!

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Will not be back. Manager was on the phone at the front desk when we walked in. Hostess stood mutely beside him not even acknowledging us. Reservation for 6 that I had for a month. 4:30 pm to avoid the noise. No one in the dining area. Asked not to be seated in the middle since the last time we were seated there it was so crowded people were crashing into our chairs the entire night. Husband is a war veteran with PTSD and just can’t tolerate being bumped into constantly. The manager had to be involved since the hostess was clearly unable to make customer focused decisions telling us the other tables were reserved. IT WAS EMPTY. no one else was there. Waitress treated us with contempt all night. I had to ask for plates for the appetizer, boxes, coffee, drink refills, and a dessert menu-twice. Waitress kept her back to us and never verbally acknowledged my requests No matter how good the food is the incompetence and utter neglect isn’t worth it. I will head to McCormick and Schmidt’s for our next occasion.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is by far our favorite restaurant in KC and the best Italian in the Midwest. I'll put it this way, and this is rare in restaurants these days...when you walk in the door literally every employee you see stops and with a huge smile welcomes you, and as you go to leave those same people all stop everything they are doing yet again to thank you for joining them for dinner and wish you a good evening. This type of service is so rare anymore, and we love dining here because of it.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went with some great friends and had a blast. Service was excellent and the food was even better!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We love Garozzo's, it's a special destination place for a meal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great spot in KC. The veal part is amazing. The turtle cheesecake is to die for.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Garozzo's is our go-to place for special occasions. We recently celebrated my wife's birthday with a group of friends, and everything was wonderful! We got excellent service from Savannah; our dessert (eaten first) and all of our entrées were outstanding.

Tags: Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Haven't been there in years, but just as excellent as I remember. Had some out-of-town guests they were very impressed. They love the food just as much as we did. Classic Kansas City.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were in town for the weekend and were told we needed to try this place. We did and we loved it. The ease of making a reservation online was also fantastic. Our waiter was just great. And any change I made to my dish, he was very accommodating and didn't act as though it was any inconvenience. Whenever we are in town again, we'll be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our meal was good and the service was great. Enjoyed celebrating a family dinner at Garozzo's!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My food was cold when it come out. I should have said something but I just took it to go. Everyone else with us loved their meal.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very good, as always! It is always a pleasure to go to Garozzos.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We entered the restaurant with no reservations, party of 5. Was told we needed reservations and wait was 1.5 hrs for party size. Clearly could see available tables. Walked out booked on open table available in 5 mins for party of 5. Walked back in and was seated immediately. Host was not happy we were back and glared at our table whole night. Food was mediocre. Waiter had thumb in salad when delivering plates to table. We only ate there based on principle not for service or food.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Amazing as always. Best food in kc

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Garozzo's is a true neighborhood gem. We love the downtown/Columbus Park location. Servers are all professional and do a great job. Wine is reasonably priced (by restaurant standards) and food is excellent. Hugh servings mean great leftovers for next day (or more)! Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This was recommended to us by people from Kansas City and kt was well worth the drive. Excellent food and service.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Everything was good except the noise level. Could hardly have our own conversation. I no this could not be helped

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was EXCELLENT as always but our server, Savannah was super. She was friendly, attentive but not hovering. Great evening!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our waitor was wonderful and knew the menu, wine, and bar list like the back of his hand. His recommendations were spot on. He was quietly witty, engaged everyone he served and was genuine. My girlfriend and I enjoyed the whole experience. I've been to Garozzo's before, this was her first time and he made her/our time there very enjoyable. Hats off to the best Italian resturante in KC. Only better I've had have been in Boston and New York, but Garozzo's stands out in my mind. Try it, you'll love it. If I wasn't Irish, I'd be Italian, and I'd eat there every chance I got.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Casual
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Best Italian food! Great atmosphere! Great service!!!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

We had a nice visit for our department lunch. The food was good, the service was good and we enjoyed it very much. This was my first time at Garozzo's and I would definitely try it again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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