Kenny's Italian Kitchen

4.8
2780 Reviews
$30 and under
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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today was our first visit to celebrate Father’s Day and it was great! Friendly service, generous portions and the food was delicious. We had the calamari which was excellent, the cheese sticks, and my husband got the carbonara, I got the mushroom ravioli. We got pizza and chicken tenders for the kids. The manager stopped by the table and was very personable! Very enjoyable dining experience in a casual, laid back atmosphere and we will definitely be back!

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JessicaM
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was excellent

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Jessica! We are thrilled to hear this!

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HappyDiner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dining experience was awesome! Our server was great and made excellent recommendations. The only suggestion that I would have is to seat diners in tables further apart when it is not busy and fill in to closer tables as necessary.

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words & feedback! We hope to see you again very soon!

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Fred
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good the veal is really good. You can always count on Kenney's

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much Fred!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal at any establishment!

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much!

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Adam
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service in a long time, waiter was great. Food was perfect.

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Adam! We are thrilled to hear this!

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MichaelD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always.

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much Michael!

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vipBrittney
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Kenny’s! We drive an hour to visit a few times a month because we love the fantastic food, service, and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much Brittany! We really appreciate your kind words & continued support!

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TJK1
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My wife and I came back again to Kennys and they never dissappoint! In fact, out of the many times we have been there, this meal may have been the best! We'll keep coming back. Long drive but worth it!!

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 13, 2021

Thank you so much! We really appreciate your kind words & continued support!

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LaronC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. Cedric (our waiter) was great!

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 13, 2021

Thank you so much Laron! We will be sure to give Cedric the recognition that he deserves!

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DWainC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best bruschetta! Overall great meal and great service.

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 13, 2021

Thank you so much!

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LisaSL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatballs were wonderful, along with the salmon salad.

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 11, 2021

Thank you so much Lisa!

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NewOrleansGal
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I arrived and they told me they could not find my reservation.

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EarlD
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cocktails and dinner were excellent. One of my favorite Italian dinners in greater Dallas. I dine @ Kenny's several times every month with family and friends

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 11, 2021

Thank you Earl! We really appreciate your kind words & continued support!

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GGTX28
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite when my family comes to visit. Great options for my mom who has celiac disease. Service is always excellent and food is delicious!

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thank you so much!

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vipNida
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

My husband and I both got sick after dining there and we had different entrees

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Rick
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Favorite Italian restaurant by far. First time ever had issue with service. Our waiter Paul was non existent. Had to flag down other server who graciously helped us. Such an isolated occurrence here but had just bragged about what wonderful service they had and this happened lol. Definitely will be back but a different waiter.

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luv2dine
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely dinner!! The Italian bread was amazing!! It was freshly baked right out of the oven since it melted in your mouth. The ambience was lively and it was so great to be back at Kenny’s Italian Kitchen!!

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words & feedback!

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vipsusanh
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch. Food was yummy....and the waiter was outstanding. So upbeat and
very patient with our food order that we totally modified.

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 30, 2021

Thank you so much Susan! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your lunch!

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vipBill
Dallas
117 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Kenny’s. Nice quiet place, good wine list, excellent calamari and veal piccata and great service from Brandon. We will be back soon!

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you so much for your recommendation Bill! We will be sure to give Brandon the recognition that he deserves!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service abs excellent menu options

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you so much!

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FoodLover85
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It doesn't matter which Kenny's restaurant you go to, you're going to get great food. Kenny has a gift as a chef and I'm thankful he's shared it with the people of DFW. I ordered the lasagna at Kenny's Italian Kitchen and it was the best I've ever had. Also, the portion size was great. I give all Kenny's a 5 out of 5 stars!

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so grateful for your support & hope to see you again very soon!

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BrandonN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Kenny's is a great spot! The food is wonderful and the staff is super friendly and responsive.

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you so much Brandon!

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vipGiGi
Dallas
65 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food with GREAT service

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 28, 2021

Thank you so much GiGi!

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KaitlynS
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so awesome and very helpful. We brought our friends for the first time and they loved it as much as we do! Fantastic food and great atmosphere! Not to mention my wife has a Gluten intolerance and this the only place she can have quality Italian food. We will be back every time we’re in the area!

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you so much for this feedback! We are thrilled to hear it!

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PeterN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was wonderful !! I highly recommend to anyone looking for good food and a casual atmosphere.

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 25, 2021

Thank you so much Peter!

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vipClayM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food & service.
I would highly recommend.

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 24, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind feedback, we truly appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon!

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Erica
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was really impressed with the food and the ambiance of Kenny’s Italian Kitchen. My husband does t really like Italian but I love it. However, he’s now a fan of Kenny’s Italian Kitchen! He really enjoyed the veal Parmesan Parmigiana. The portions were nice and filling. Our waiter was really nice and helpful with it being our first time there. We will definitely be back! :-)

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 18, 2021

Thank you so much for this feedback Erica! We are so glad that you & your husband enjoy our restaurant! We hope to see you again soon!

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TerriG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Would normally give Kenny's 5 across the board, but this experience was a little less favorable. First of all, being not quite post pandemic, the table were way too close together. I understand now that Texas is 100% open, restaurants are making up for lost time, but it was too close for comfort. Secondly, not sure what was going on with the AC, but it was incredibly hot in there with no cool air flowing for the number of people in the restaurant. Our waiter was very nice and polite, but we had to ask him for bread 3 times and finally flagged someone else down to get it. Then we asked for butter, to go with the bread, and that took forever to get. Our water glasses were never refilled. I ordered the house salad and most of the lettuce was the white and yellow spiny part of the romaine. Very disappointing. We used to Kenny's being a stellar experience. Hope it returns to that level of excellence.

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ChaseR
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic anniversary dinner! Great service, great food, great atmosphere. We will be back for more Wonderful Italian cuisine. Thank you!

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you so much Chase! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipChrissue
Tallahassee
49 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We normally LOVE Kenny’s but this time it was a bizarre and not so fun experience. Shout out to our server, Gabriel, and the hostesses as they were all fantastic!! But thats where it stops. The bartenders and patrons saving barstools for people after being there for hours on end and very intoxicated, the food being overcooked and extremely over sauced, and just the whole vibe being really strange. I understand what it’s like to be a regular, but you can’t hoard and save barstools on a Mother’s Day Sunday when the bar is full and everyone’s trying to find seats. And the fact the restaurant and bartenders let this happen really left a bad taste in our mouth! We’ll of course give them another try as they’re an institution in Irving, but yeah, not cool!

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vipLovesgoodfood
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kenny’s continues to be amazing even after the pandemic. The food is still amazing—chicken parm and chicken Marsala—-the best. The service has remained excellent as well

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 9, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words! We really appreciate your kindness & support!

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patricks
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot to go. Get service, outstanding food! Love it every time

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service is always great!

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 16, 2021

Thank you so much Samantha! We really appreciate your feedback & support!

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vipRobinR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is great as always

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you so much Robin!

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KevinD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a reservation for an anniversary dinner and the patrons were staying longer than Kenny’s had planned and our reservations tine was moved back. Even though it was no fault of the restaurant but they bent over backwards to make our experience was memorable. The manager Amanda Hughes went above and beyond and made Kenny’s a cut above most busy restaurants...the food was delicious and the staff was on top of everything. An Awesome Experience

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thank you so much for celebrating your anniversary with us! We really appreciate your patience, kind words & feedback. We will be sure to give Amanda the recognition that she deserves and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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BeckyC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Silas ( not sure if that's how his name is spelled ) was amazing! Eight Years in the Dessert was a little off but we didn't want to complain. Also, the thumping from Sherlock's was over the top. All you could hear was thump thump thump. But we will definitely be back! Love Kenny's 💘

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on May 2, 2021

Hi Becky! We really appreciate the feedback & will be sure to give Silas the recognition that he deserves! We are sorry to hear about your wine and the noise level from the restaurant next door. But we truly appreciate your kind words & support! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JohnM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place with great food. I will definitely be back.

Kenny's Italian Kitchen
Responded on April 22, 2021

Thank you so much John!

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GregD
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kenny's ALWAYS delivers! We have now eaten at all Kenny's Restaurants and will keep coming ask. The Appetizers are fabulous - the Burrata Mozzarella is outstanding and the Happy Drinks are amazing - we both had the House Cab and a Martini...so good! We always have a hard time choosing our main course, but Kenny's allows you to split the entrees so we could try both top choices each - the Mushroom Ravioli with Smoked Gouda sauce was fantastic! The Service was outstanding and the Manager came by to check on us at the perfect time. HIGHLY recommend! Thanks Kenny's for a fabulous Birthday Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had issues with poor service from the start. We ordered an appetizer of meatballs. After 25 minutes we asked our waiter where they were. He said, "they should have been out by now. I'll check." Then he returned with the meatballs as well as our entrees. We like our appetizers first - that's the point of appetizers. He said he would get them taken off our bill (he did). My wife ordered the filet. The waiter did not provide a steak knife and was gone before we noticed. We could not get his attention so had to walk across the dining room to find a knife. Perhaps these are two small issues, but it made dining at Kenny's Italian a less than perfect experience.

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Kenny's Italian Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 2780 OpenTable diners.

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