Kenny's Italian Kitchen

4.8
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$30 and under
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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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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience from the food, ambiance and our waiter Grant was the best.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family was here from Rhode Island which has federal hill in Providence known for great Italian food. They were extremely pleased with the food, service and especially enjoyed the iced “refresh” glass provided half way through our drinks to keep them cold. Thank you for making it a great night out!!

SA
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and our friend split the Ricardo Special. I had the Short Rib Ravioli Special and it was heavenly. Short Rib meat with veal in a giant ravioli with smoked gouda sauce over it. As always, great food at great prices. We will continue to frequent this place for years to come.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous! Service was wonderful as always and food was outstanding! Kenny’s Italian never disappoints!

JL
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate Valentine’s Day last Sunday.
First of all, Sarah is a rock star server. Her smile lights up the room, which is rather dark by the way. We started with prosciutto wrapped cheese sticks and bruschetta. Both were tasty. My wife enjoyed a split entree of spicy shrimp and chicken pasta. The ability to choose two pastas is a great option at Kenny’s.
I loved my Veal Osso Buco. The tiramisu was a perfect ender.
Kenny’s is a great value and we will go back!

s
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was absolutely fantastic. Best Italian food outside of Italy, but with faster and more friendly service. Victor was the best. Always thinking one step ahead of what you wanted. Refreshed our martini glasses three times to insure every sip was crystal cold. Highly recommend the midnight meatballs and chicken piccata. If you haven’t tried Kenny’s before, give it a try. I’d be surprised if it’s not you to go to Italian food from now on. True fans from McKinney.

MH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always outstanding. The staff is always plesant. Love coming here. We live about 45 minutes away, but it's so worth the trip. No complaints at all.

EJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was really good and the timing was good also. The service was really poor. Wish the ladies working the door, waited on customers also. We weren’t allow more break, wasn’t asked about dessert. No refills on water. Payed and the young lady reached over us and just grabbed check. As you look around you just saw people walking back and forth and not helping as if everyone just wanted to leave.

JD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Walked in and we were seated right away after they saw our reservation, that was amazing. Usually a reservation still requires a few minutes of wait...not here!

Bread offered at the table was to die for!!

Bruschetta, I prefer the tomato pieces to be diced, these were large chunks... made it more difficult to eat. However, the flavor was there.

House Salad with House dressing.. I expected an Italian dressing, rather they served ranch.. still alright.

Main course, fettucine alfredo and chicken dish was standard. However my mushrooms were also not diced the way I prefer, they were also large chunks.. which meant they didn't get cooked all the way through.

Dessert, tiramisu to go, large portion and delish.

Wait staff was great!

Overall, will likely go back and like recommend. However, will hit up our usual Italian spots before returning here.

S
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so impressed with the quality if the food and level of service. Will most definitely add Kenny’s to our regular date night option and recommend anyone else to do so.

DW
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere to match the first-class food and service. Looking forward to numerous visits in the future.

KF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine dinner. Food was fantastic and so was the service.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the food. It will help to have a prior booking. Good service and attentive

QA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Exvellect spot for anything from hanging with friends to birthday parties to date night. Can't go wrong with this Dallas gem.

AS
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single Kenny's brand restaurant is the best iteration of that genre I've ever experienced. I can't think of a single criticism. The dining experience was, by every measure, perfect.

TV
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Kenny's Italian was wonderful! From our Bellini Martinis to our Fried Mozzarella, our lasagna and chicken Scallopini to our delicious cannoli...everything was perfect.
We loved our server, Alexis...so friendly and attentive!
No complaints whatsoever...will definitely be back!

KI
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never ever disappointed with Kenny's. The service is always outstanding as is the food. My husband would go there weekly if I would allow it!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, we will come back, it doesn't matter what is your ethnicity they take care of you always.

MI
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food & great service with a friendly staff.table was ready when we arrived

ND
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have enjoyed a number of dinners at Kenny’s and thought we’d try lunch. It was wonderful. The lunch menu is smaller than the dinner menu but still offers a wide selection of Kenny’s wonderful dishes. Service was great, the dining room was full and lively. Lunch was a highlight of our day.

CC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Like other Kenny's locations, Kenny's Italian Kitchen didn't disappoint. They have one of the best martinis in Dallas and the food/service was outstanding. Well done Kenny's!

M
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is delicious, but the portions are small.

FF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous meal of mussels in white sauce and then veal marsala. Great food and service. Very reasonable prices too.

MM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed Kenny's Italian Kitchen, will definitely go back.

DC
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. First place we have been in ages where you could talk to your dinner date!

BK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kenny’s Italian is one of our favorite places to eat. We bring everyone we can! This was for a birthday celebration and they allowed us to bring cake and the even provided candles I forgot! Service and food amazing as always!! Actually service is above and beyond! One of our top 3 places to go and take others.

KL
Milwaukee
29 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and great food!

KP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kennys is consistently awesome. The staff do such a fantastic job. It’s our local favorite

S
Dallas
106 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I ordered the salmon. It was drown in a cream sauce with artichokes. I would have wanted the sauce on the side. It was to much sauce. Everyone else lined there meals. They all had pasta.

TL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kenny's Italian Kitchen is the place we go when we are in the mode for a special celebration over an excellent meal. The Italian dishes are the best I have found in the DFW area. Their unique take on bruschetta and their caesar salad with polenta croutons are just fantastic. Every one of the entrees are delicious. I know because I have tried nearly all of them. There pasta dishes are unbelievable. I have a hard time deciding which one to order. This would be a problem except that they offer a half and half plate where you can order two of the pasta entrees on one dish. This time around I had gnocchi asiago and baked ziti. Oh my it was so good.

The only thing you really need to know is that you must have a reservation if you want to go there. It's not that they don't accept walk-ins it's just that they are so popular that without a reservation you won't get in. We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation and while we were waiting people would walk in and ask to be put on the list and the hostess would tell them that there was a 2 hour wait. Ya it's that popular but well worth the effort to get a reservation.

SB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always the best here....that's why we keep coming back! Service, food, value, atmosphere never ever disappoints!!!

C
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great classic Italian dishes packed with flavor. Good value. Our server (Heather I think) was top notch...very friendly, knowledgeable of the menu and gave fantastic paced service that made the whole dining experience very smooth and enjoyable. Definitely recommend this restaurant as well as all 4 of the other Kenny’s concepts.

KH
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service
Friendly people and nice atmosphere

L
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to Kenny's for years. It's the best Italian restaurant in DFW. Our waitress, Christina, was excellent!

G
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were exceptional as usual. I think they have the best Spinach and Salmon Salad in town

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and fabulous food as always!

BB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and wine list. Service is great and very friendly. Enjoy Kenny's every time!

MR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, not too loud, great waitress and chef, best Italian food, good selection of wines, more than reasonably priced. Try the Bruschetta and Shrimp Scampi. The best casual Italian restaurant in Dallas (I am very familiar with Italian restaurants in New York).

EM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Like all the Kenny's different restaurants. Tried the Italian Kitchen with the wife recently. I had the Osso Buco and it was as good as I have had anywhere, and reasonably priced. Wife had Chicken Piccata and said it was some of the best she has had. Bread was perfect, not hard like many other places. They also allow you to get two main courses on most dishes (smaller portions) if you have trouble deciding. It is high end food without the high end pricing. Go check them out, you will not be disappointed.

GD
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. One of our favorite places. We are always treated perfectly by the servers, and the food simply can’t be beat.