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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

service

4.6

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4.5

value

4.5

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (55)
Good for Anniversaries (54)
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Good for Birthdays (49)
Romantic (47)
Cozy (36)
Comfort Food (35)
Notable Wine List (33)
Casual (33)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Business Meals (28)
Fun (24)
Good for Groups (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Bar Seating (12)
People Watching (11)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Late-night Find (7)
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Kid-friendly (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (3)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Nice and delicious

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

A very nice restaurant with great food that we thoroughly enjoyed. The server seemed to be too busy to be as attentive as we would have liked.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

I was disappointed this time at Garozza's. Our food was served lukewarm at best. While our waitress was nice, she had too many tables to be efficient. There were tables around us getting service and food sooner than we were even though we were seated sooner. The specials that night were not that good. Shrimp spedini and filet. There were four small shrimp and I wouldn't call the filet a filet. A steak knife was not provided but steak wasn't thick enough to need one. Not worth $32.00. Even those of us that had the chicken spedini said it was subpar this time. It was so crowded in that first room that even the waitresses could not get around.

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·Dined 6 days ago

AMAZING! I found this restaurant perfect! Waitress very knowledgeable and great to get along with. I am still working on my 3 Day Pasta... its day 2.5!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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·Dined 6 days ago

This is my FAVORITE. I don't get here very often. It's a great food and you get a lot of food for the money. Keep up the GREAT work

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Kids and their significant others

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Very disappointing. Pasta was extremely chewy. Considering the prices, had expected a really good meal. It was fair at best. Tables are so close together, there is no privacy. This used to be one of our favorite restaurants, but doubt we will return.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Hands down the best Italian food in KC. Everything is homemade from scratch. The prices are amazing and if you order pasta be ready to take home a bunch of it.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always dependable and consistently good. We know what to expect and they never disappoint.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Garozzo’s. Service was excellent, food was delicious. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great service, food & atmoshere!

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Service was excellent! Chicken was very good. I think I ordered the chicken sanpede Garozzo which included pasta. I was very disappointed with the pasta as I was expecting an amazing one, since it was served on an Italian restaurant. It tasted like out of a can! Seriously the salsa is nothing by tomato-paste with no real-fresh tomatoes. Then I found a few mixed spaghetti in it!, when it supposed to be all penne ones! Didn't like it at all.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food and service. Huge servings. Next time I would share a pasta dish! Always wanted to eat here and it was even better more than I expected!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The bar staff, Katie, was great getting us a bottle of wine in the crowded bar and was very engaging. The food was fair. The signature red sauce tastes like it came out of a can. The trio of pasta had only 3 pieces of very good ravioli with a mountain of spaghetti and another pasta. I felt it was misrepresented on the menu Chicken carbonara was tasty

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Garozzo’s has been our date night spot for almost 20 years now. The downtown location is our favorite. The atmosphere, the staff and most of all the food keep us coming back year after year. If you want authentic Italian food this is the place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Garozzos has the best Italian food in Kansas City. We have been dining at the Lees Summit location for 15 years. On 11/22/2017 we dined at their original location in KC. Food was outstanding. Service very good.
We were seated 40 minutes late in a cold party room. Unacceptable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Dependably good food and excellent drinks----usually very good service but not so great this time.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always good. This night exceptional. Tried Frankie’s chicken. Super. Will have again. Deana is a terrific server.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food, staff, and atmosphere!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Loved it. Great old fashioned Italian everything delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Large portions. Food was ok. It was loud. Tables are so close when you get in or out your butt is on someone’s plate.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 16, 2017

There were three of us for lunch. One person is on a very restrictive diet which the chef was will to accommodate which we greatly appreciated. My spaghetti had a sweet taste which I've never experienced with spaghetti before. One individual had a salad which was good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

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 13, 2017

Garozzo's never disappoints. Had a wonderful date night with my wife and we took advantage of the 1/2 off wine bottles (Sunday night). I had the cannelloni which was fantastic!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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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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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The wait staff was beyond professional. Extremely attentive but allowed us to enjoy ourselves. The chicken spiedini was the best we have ever had. Highly recommended restaurant!

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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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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