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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

Garozzo's Ristorante - Kansas City Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (75)
Good for a Date (74)
Good for Anniversaries (68)
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Authentic (67)
Worth the Drive (61)
Neighborhood Gem (57)
Romantic (54)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Cozy (45)
Comfort Food (34)
Notable Wine List (33)
Good for Groups (30)
Business Meals (28)
Casual (26)
Fun (24)
Great for Lunch (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Bar Seating (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
People Watching (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Seasonal (5)
Spicy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Healthy (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointed this time -- the waitress was friendly, but we were out of water a couple of times and had asked for additional bread, which never came. My spedini was more "done" than any other time in the past.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was fantastic, not too many places you can cut a good piece of steak with a spoon. Service was great, all around a wonderful evening.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious. Loved our server. Will be back soon.

Tags: Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service as always!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Business dinner . Very good food, great service. long wait to be seated even with a reservation set many days in advance.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Nick is always amazing and the food was fabulous.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

The Sicilian Garlic Dip is amazing & addicting! Loved the Cesar salad, but did not care for the raviolis. They were plain and did not have much of a flavor.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

Crowded, loud, great service, okay food, expensive

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Love the ambiance of this location!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 14, 2018

The food is great and the atmosphere is even better. I wouldn't take any small children. Its a very intimate dining experience. Candles on top of white table cloths. Kinda pricey but definitely worth it

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Really great service and very good food. Only drawback was lack of privacy. Too crowded, but it was Valentine's Day. Everyone was friendly but it was hard to talk without getting involved in the conversation of others.

It was our first time there but we'll definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Great experience, wonderful atmosphere. Prices are a little steep but you get what you pay for.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 14, 2018

It was very romantic, the food was delicious and the service was excellent!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on February 14, 2018

The location is in a very dangerous part of KCMO. Once we were seated they look us outsides and up some stairs, which I thought was very odd. The waiter was rude, and quite awkward. The food was heinous. The meat on the lasagna was basically puréed, and the chicken Alfredo was the most bland dish I’ve ever tasted. Above all, the place is extremely over priced for what you receive. Just go to Olive Garden, guys.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We had Valentine lunch at Garozzo's, one of our all time favorites for almost 30 years!
We love, love the Spidini Garozzo and Chopped Salad. We live almost an hour away, and the trip is always worth it!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I've been coming here for special occasions since I was a kid, and I'm excited to bring my kids now. The food is amazing, service always top notch, and atmosphere exciting but warm and inviting. You feel like you're in a family there and it's not unusual to find tables and diners interacting with others outside of their own. Hands down my favorite place for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I asked for flowers and a card for our dinner plans. When i arrived i was looked at crazy for veing 30 minutes early. I was then asked my name twice to confirm my reservation and he still couldnt find it. Finally another gentelman asked my name and found it. At 3pm that day i called and spoke with a Matt about the flowers and the card and he told me he will pass it along and it wont be an issue and it was. Apparently thats not a option, which is fine if i would have known but Matt said no problem. I told the waitress and showed her my request and still nothing came of it. 25 years ago my wife and i were there for prom and i thought id take her down memory lane and i feel i failed with no flowers and a card like i did in the past.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 12, 2018

It was my birthday, but no one acknowledged it. Food was great.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was a lot smaller than I expected as the other location is bigger. Bar is super small. Our table for two was cozy - but we were very close to the couple next to us. A bit too close for my liking. The Overland Park location is the better one, in my opinion, but go to this location to see where it all began.

I had the dinner salad before my entrée, and the salad was wonderful.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and I visit Garozzo’s once a year to celebrate our birthdays and Valentine’s Day. We made a reservation early, and were seated quickly upon arrival. However, we sat in the bar area, which was packed with people and loud. Our waitress was amazing. Service was great! But before we were done with our meal, a total of four different employees, not including our waitress, asked if we were ready for our plates to be cleared. I realize the place was extremely busy, but that experience of feeling rushed left me feeling very annoyed. I’m sure we will return again next year, but maybe not on a weekend night.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place for Chicken Spiedini, our table had the Samantha, Garozzo’s, and Gabriella styles. Very generous portions cooked to perfection. The side pasta with the Garozzo was very generic and not hot. Nice selection of wines at various prices. Service was quick but not overly attentive. The rooms are packed tight, small, and as a result very noisy.
So, overall great entrees at very good price and fast. Not great for a romantic dinner or conversing with friends due to crowding and noise level.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went in for our anniversary, I feel like I need to make a note next time we come in about where we would prefer a table. The last two times we have come we were put into this tiny table basically sitting at another table with another group because we were so close and the next time we were put at another tiny table next to the door and where the food was being brought in and out, very distracting and cheap feeling.

Overall the food is great and our server was very good.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love the ambience of Garozzo's on Harrison street in Kansas City. Our server did a great job of timing our cocktails, the wine, salads and main courses. The food was just delicious and plentiful. One of our favorite go to restaurants where we bring guests from out of town.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful Italian food, honoring my mother and the area she grew up!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was excellent, per usual. We got to the restaurant at 6:45 for a 7:00 reservation and we were not sat until nearly 7:30. That would be my only complaint from an otherwise typical, outstanding evening at Garozzo’s.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Spiedini was spectacular as always. Friendly service, however the bread wasn't served with our salad. It came once the entrees were delivered. Ran out of water...husband had to pour some of his in my glass. I always recommend this restaurant, as the service and food are typically pretty good.

Tags: Spicy, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Good food good service. The waiter checked on us several times. I definitely will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great night. One of my favorites. Phil was amazing as a server. Old school Italian experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great time!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Best Italian food in downtown KC. The toasted ravioli appetizer is different than most in KC with a softer breading more like you find in St Louis - none better locally. The cannelloni with red cream sauce was very well prepared. And the Garozxo Cellars Chianti is worth the extra couple of dollars per glass. Restaurant has a great vibe/ambiance, highly recommend!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was good but not as good as we’ve had in the past. Service was top notch as always and the wine was perfect.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Our server was not observant. Our dining experience started when our server did not welcome us and then only asked one of us for our drink order. He did not ask if we wanted a appetizer. I had to call him back. This bad service continued throughout our meal. From our drinks not being filled to our food being slid in front of us with out a word. The server was withdrawn from the time we arrived till the time we left. Even asking him to box our food to go was met with a attitude. We have dined at Garozzo's for twenty years and have never had this bad of a server.
I had to apologize to my wife on the way home for a luncheon date to be this bad. We will not let
this experience detour us in the future. We will continue to dine at your restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great experience

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Everything was very good. I had the plate with 3 pastas, sauce, meatball and Italian sausage. However, it was far more food than could reasonably be eaten. Even in my younger days. I believe you could cut the portion in half and most people still couldn't eat it all!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Was refereed to us by friends. It was an excellent meal. I will definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Garrozzos is always a fun night. The food is exceptional. The service flawless. Affordable wines by the glass or bottle. Cozy neighborhood bar/restaurant with some of the best dishes anywhere. Have the stuffed artichoke, Italian butter, and calamari to start. House salad perfectly balanced, chicken spidini Garrozzo is the original and amazing. Linguini seafood absolutely the best. Either share a dish or expect leftovers for another meal.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was delicious. Table ready when we arrived. We did not wait long for the food either. It was a very good experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

As always Garozzos offers up some of the best service, food and fun of any place in town.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend. A+++++

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Restaurant week!

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