Kenny's Italian Kitchen

4.8
1984 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Kenny’s Italian Kitchen serves classic "Southern Italian American" food modeled after the "Little Italy" sections of Boston and New York. These Italian American styles of veal, chicken and seafood will include Parmigiana, Picatta and Marsala. Of course Kenny's Italian Kitchen wouldn't miss out on the classic meatballs, sausage & peppers or linguini & clams to name a few.

Kenny’s Italian Kitchen is decorated with red checkered cloth table cloths, dark woods and the walls are adorned with black and white photos of friends, family and regular guests. A cozy patio and full service bar accompany the warm, friendly and comfortable atmosphere. You will swear you just dined at a neighborhood Italian joint in the Northeast.
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Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food at a reasonable price. Also to atmosphere was nice and relaxing.

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TT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my husband and I first time visiting. We were celebrating our 27th Anniversary. We both enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The service was great, too!

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F
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Service slower than normal

Ossco Bucco not as good as usual.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great time was had by all!! I love that they offered to split entries. That allowed me to get 1/2 of two different menu iteam

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JR
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

With a reservation we had to wait to be seated. It was a cold night and waiting by the door was uncomfortable. After being seated everything was great. Service was good after a slow start and the food was excellent. Small and like a wonderful, charming neighborhood restaurant. Great!

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M
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was really good, food was great, service was great. However one big negative was when we arrived. I made these reservations about two weeks ago. When we arrived at our reservation time we were told we would have to leave after two hours because they had a big party coming in. That put a very negative taste to the entire evening. At 8:30 one of the staff members came and told us in a polite way we were needing to leave. Nothing was mentioned when I made the reservations nor when I talked to Gabby the day of the reservations to confirm that we would have to be finished in two hours. Not sure i will return based on this experience, even though food was great and our waitperson was great.

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AR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always, we got sat 10 minutes past our reservation and they immediately gave us a free appetizer!! The food and service was great as always

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R
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant with an awesome staff. Has become my favorite Italian destination. Over an hour drive to get there but well worth it.

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CC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food and great place for a business meal. No issues hearing each other.

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WF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always loved this location. Kenny’s Italian Kitchen is great for their customer service and the food is to die for. Becca is my favorite server at the restaurant. She knows us by name and always remembers my likes and don’t likes. I have always had a great experience when going there.

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OR
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding local Spot! I love the Half Corbonara half Baked Ziti platter! I highly recomend this place for anyone that has high standards for food

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SD
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Becca and Jay are great servers! Gluten free options are amazing. They serve g-free bread (no extra charge), pasta, can do breaded eggplant, chicken, etc., plus they have g-free desserts!

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

First time there on a recommendation.
Our waitress and service was great.
Unfortunately we did not enjoy our main meals other than the shrimp appetizer and garlic bread. The wine was also good.
I ordered Chicken Parm and my wife had the Linguini w/clam sauce. Both couldn’t be eat.
The chicken was dried out and the sauce had zero flavor. Additionally, it looked like it was sitting out for a long time because the sauce was hardened on top. I really thought they had chicken pre-made, and microwaved. I only had 3 bites and then sent it back. It was really that bad.
The linguini with clam sauce was creamy instead of a garlic and white wine sauce. It was more like alfredo sauce. Also, no flavor. My wife ate about 1/3 and then didn’t want to bother with it anymore.
The manager came over and offered to pay which was very nice, but we declined as it’s probably just not our cup of tea Italian food.
In the end, we’ve been to 3 “Kenny’s” restaurants and all just haven’t been good as far as the food goes. The ambience is always great, but I think they really need to fix their recipes. The menu items are appropriate. It’s just the recipes that all need work.

Sorry Kenny - but 3 strikes and we’re done. We really wanted to like it based on what some others have said.

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BG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated a friend’s birthday. The server was fantastic. (I’m sorry I can’t remember her name.). She was so attentive. Our food and drinks were delicious. We had brought our own cake and they were so nice about providing extra plates. My friend even received a restaurant gift card in honor of her birthday. We’ll definitely go again.

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K
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Kenny's Italian is our favorite restaurant. Reasonable prices, excellent food, attentive service, all around tremendous.

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B
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a typical Friday date night and Kenny’s did not disappoint. From the staff to the food, everything was excellent as always.

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KN
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love go to Kenny’s restaurants. The customer service at all of them is tremendous. They never say no.

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BF
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Waiter forgot the salad. He offered a free dessert to make up for the missed salad but the tiramisu that he brought to us tasted like garlic.

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d
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Happy hour specials on Mondays are great for house wines and martinis. Service is very good.

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LB
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It started with the greeting at the door with smiles and a very pleasant demeanor. Our server, Dana was outstanding. She was very attentive, extremely knowledgeable and offered great suggestions. The food was outstanding. Plentiful portions. Served hot.... which is extremely important to me. A very good experience. We will be back. A great value for our money.

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TV
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kenny's Italian always delivers...great food at reasonable prices, excellent service....one of my favorite places!

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EA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great experience. The table next to our group got engaged so we paid their tab! Sitting in the second room was a bit noisier than expected but no big deal. I didn’t love my meal but I tried others and generally the food was really good. Our waitress got slammed a bit at the end so we waited for a little too long to have our left overs packed up and to get our bill but it was NYE so take it with a grain of salt

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GT
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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JR
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food, service and the atmosphere is so cozy and warm. One of my favorite restaurants!

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OT
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parents 56th wedding anniversary

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My Favorite Italian place in DFW . Food is always great, as are drinks. And service is always exceptional!

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l
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, friendly service. I love Kenny's Italian Kitchen!

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OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always, it’s mine and my boyfriends favorite place! We each had a half and half pasta dinner (Ziti, bolognese, mushroom ravioli, and spaghetti & meatball) plus fried mozzarella and dessert of cappuccino pie! Way too much food but in a good way. We’ve tried almost every pasta and you cannot go wrong I promise! The service is awesome every time as well, the perfect date ambiance.

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DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love eating at all of Kenny’s resturants, especially the Italian Kitchen. It has excellent menu choices with a great staff to make your dining experience enjoyable. Food it awesome.

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LM
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Talk about nice folks, everyone we met was courteous and polite. The staff could be heard singing with the lovely music as they waited on customers. Our food was perfect. I am a mussel and clam guy and my wife enjoyed the shrimp scampi. We were too embarrassed to use the bread to soak up the sauces but it was sooo good. The price was excellent and the evening was outstanding. Eat here and you will have made an excellent choice.

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KV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Its nice to feel like someone is glad to have you dine in their establishment. AND to take really good care of you while your there.

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GF
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing Christmas Eve experience.

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S
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kenny’s is one of all time favorites!!! Food and service always excellent!

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Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always great. Service was a bit off but that was probably from the holiday and a large party being sat right as we were.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was exactly what we expected, outstanding!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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ZD
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for celiac’s and wonderful customer service.

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RK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kenny’s Italian kitchen is outstanding, very nice menu with plenty of options. Our waiter Manny was very attentive and polite, he always made sure we had everything we needed. I give Kenny’s Italian Kitchen a thumbs up

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s
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is so good! We had the lunch special as the half and half. Love that you can get part of something you know you like and then try a new dish as the second half. Their baked ziti is so delicious, you can pair it with anything else and have a great meal!

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TM
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We are huge Kenny’s grill fans, so we were excited to try Kenny’s Italian with our family. The food was excellent. The service was not at all up to the Kenny’s standard though. after our waiter took drink orders, we had to flag him down for everything else. We had finished our bottle of wine by the time our entrees were served, pouring refills ourselves, and wanted to order a 2nd bottle, but by the time he came back to check on us, we had given up and were almost finished eating. Then we had to flag him down to ask about dessert, which he did not really seem to want to tell us about at all. He just rattled it off quickly and said he would be back soon. 10 min later, we flagged him down again to order dessert. We were literally sitting at our table with plates cleared and no drinks or desserts for 20 minutes more. We were out of water as well. I was very disappointed in the service. We watched our waiter give great service to the two other tables around us and completely ignore us. Ironically we were the larger party and would have been the larger tip had he paid any attention to us at all.

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