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Tavernonna

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508 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

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Tavernonna celebrates the rich, varied history of Italian food, wine, and cocktails by using fresh, simple ingredients to create both traditional and contemporary dishes that entice the senses. Sourcing ingredients from local farms and vendors, and creates fresh pasta from scratch to be showcased throughout the menu, giving the restaurant a clear sense of its locality while honoring the distinctive ingredients rooted in Italy.

The staples of every Tavernonna dish embody ambition, passion, heritage, creativity, style, and inspirational local culture and knowledge. Restaurant and hotel guests can anticipate playful dishes such as spaghetti all’amatriciana, brisket meatballs with black currants and roman gnocchi and house-made ravioli with goat cheese, tomato fondutta, and mint pesto.

Valet parking is validated at Hotel Phillips for up to 2 hours for all Tavernonna patrons.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We went to Tavernoma for dinner before the theater. When we hit there, we were told it was a limited menu. They told us they had tried to call everyone to inform them, but they didn’t call me. The menu was comprised mostly of hot dogs, burgers and chicken fingers. Quite disappointing!

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Nick
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. Service was slow despite an empty restaurant, and certain foods tasted like an ashtray. Meatball and pasta did not taste fresh.

PN
PNWGuy253
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We originally booked Tavernonna for the night of Thanksgiving because we thought we would be ordering from the regular menu. There were not very many places offering an evening meal on Thanksgiving night, and since the forecast was for a colder night, it seemed a good choice -- since it's within the Hotel Phillips. The restaurant called the night before to provide notice that a Thanksgiving buffet (served by staff) would be offered instead. We kept our reservation, and were pleased with the food, but another nearby party was pretty loud. (They may have been drinking for an hour or more before our arrival.) I also had breakfast one morning during my multi-day stay at the hotel. The breakfast buffet was good, but a little expensive.

RJ
RichardJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Travernonna should be renamed TraverNoNo. It was the worst restaurant food experience I have ever encountered. The spaghetti and meatball plate tasted and looked like they dumped a can of SpagettiOs on to the plate, then microwaved a prepackaged meatball on top. The fish my husband ordered had the texture of rubber. The steak my niece ordered was a greasy slab of probably previously frozen slab of meat. To top it off, I believe they forgot to chill the Chardonnay before serving. This was supposed to be a wonderful Italian dinner birthday celebration for my sister. Do not waste your time and money here!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The restaurant

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cindys
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

After 1 1/2 hours waiting for our food. We left.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Only one server for the restaurant. I marked it as poor but it wasn’t her fault she was really working hard. The food was very good.

CJ
ChrisJ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Used to be waaaayy better. Pandemic appears to have taken its toll. Very thinly staffed and much diminished selection in variety of both food and wine.

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vipRVfoodies
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Arriving at the front entrance we found the reception desk cluttered and dirty - bad first impression.
Our wild boar pasta was room temperature and greasy when served. The pasta was way overcooked and mushy.
Waiter was nice but we had to ask repeatedly for bread with the charcuterie board.
The charcuterie board, salads and entrees were all served nearly simultaneously and not separated.

KC
KatieC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I didn’t attend, but I booked a reservation for my coworkers. They said food took a while to come out, appetizers came out with meals, and the meals were fine.

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Traveler
Springfield
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was ok. Food was good, we had the chicken parmesan and the pork osso bucco with the tomato focaccia appetizer. The pork was super tender. The Mahomes Manhattan had a good kick, they didn't skimp on the rye.

Seems like there was only one server as they had the hostesses bringing out drinks.

The bill caused a bit of sticker shock, we knew what we ordered but it didn't feel like we ate a $100 meal. Overall it wasn't bad but felt like a bit of a letdown. Oh well.

LB
LukasB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

They were out of the two top dishes and it was only 7:30, peak dinner time. The dishes we did receive were just OK, I would say mediocre for the price. The special meatball you can add to your meal for $6 is the size of a golf ball and isn't that difference than a normal meatball. Our server was top notch though. What I thought would be a nice Italian restaurant to take my wife out on a date to turned out to be your basic way too expensive and plain hotel restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was amazing. We were staying at the hotel after a long day of traveling and Italian food with a good glass of wine sounded perfect. We throughly enjoyed the pasta and risotto but the wine list was terrible. The best wine was a Malbec at $50 a bottle. It was awful. Checked the retail price on Vino and it retailed for $10.50. Wine list at the bar was even worse. Hilton needs to upgrade the wine list at the Hotel Phillip’s. The service at the restaurant was amazing. Couldn’t ask for better service.

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vipMelissak
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Good was terrible.

LM
LisaM
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were disappointed that bread wasn’t standard for every meal. The caprese salad was pitiful and the chef couldn’t substitute pasta for risotto. Food tasted alright but that will happen with excessive use of sauce. Overall, the food was too expensive and I wouldn’t rush to go back.

TB
vipTimB
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I can’t really comment about the experience because we were turned away. We arrived 15 minutes early for a 9:30 reservation on a Saturday. When we checked in, after we told the host, we had a reservation, we were told we could not be seated because they were short handed on staff. While he was in the process of telling us this, the sole waitress on duty walked by the three of us and said, I can’t take anymore tonight.”

My chief complaint is: Why did they wait until we arrived to tell us our reservation would not be honored? They knew we would be coming from the reservation system. They had my phone number. They waited until we arrived to turn us away. By then it was almost 9:30. No chance to get a reservation anywhere else, so we went home.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Staff was super accommodating even though she was the only person working the tables AND the bar. The poor waitress was stretched way too thin and the owner shouldn’t have put her in that situation.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Understaffed restaurant, oversalted food, overall “meh” experience. The authenticity of their Italian cuisine is laughable. If you want better pastas, better Italian meat dishes, this is unfortunately towards the bottom of the list in Kansas City. Although understaffed, the one waitress (who was working the entire restaurant for some ridiculous reason) did try her best to create a good evening. Overall, I was immensely disappointed and will likely not be going back until I’m assured they get their act together.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst Italian food I have every ate.

SM
SherylM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an anniversary dinner. I had the filet which was delicious.

BF
vipBlakeF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The filet imperial was one of the best dishes I have ever had.

LB
vipLBK3
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Short staffed, slow and loud. Not the combination I wanted for an important business dinner.

JT
JTReview
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tavernonna is always a good option for Italian downtown. It has a good ambiance, and good service. The food has always been very good.

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Brandon
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service was great, the food was alright but fairly overpriced for portion/quality. I wouldn't tell anyone not to go there, but probably wouldn't be a top suggestion either.

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Kerry
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating to our large group of volleyball parents. Food came out quickly, hot and had great flavor

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Decent but overpriced food, not much of a selection. Are work your cocktails. Although, I did like that the mens restroom actually had a baby changing table... They be woke, but not the woke you're thinking. They know men are dads too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Not at all the same food we had pre-Covid. The pasta was thick and sticky. The carbonara was so salty it us was inedible. The focaccia was very good. The rigatoni was not special. The prices for the level of cuisine was ridiculous. The wait staff was apparently not empowered to offer replacement meals or compensate. Wait staff was helpful otherwise.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Poor quality food, high priced.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was good, service could’ve been faster, as there was hardly anyone there OT was probably 10-15 before our waitress came. The ambience was nice, it was low lit so it was kinda of cool

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was very good too. Limited menu though for an Italian restaurant.

JC
JCJ65
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant and hotel attached definitely need to staff up. The food was enjoyable but probably not worth the price tag.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Showed up and they had no waiters/waitresses, the bartender was the only place serving.

Nobody at the door.

They didn’t have 3 cocktails we ordered so we left.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Book reservations for branch based of the menu online. When we arrived it was a basic breakfast buffet with nothing from the menu available. The server explained why they weren’t serving any of the menu items, which we completely understood. However, it would have been nice to be informed about that change before we booked since it didn’t sound like this was just a one off change to the menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Food was meh. Server was low energy. And my car was left running by the valet on the street and stolen (yes seriously). So yeah my experience sucked.

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vipjenniferb
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The service was very poor. It took 15 minutes to get one cocktail and an iced tea. Then my drink was incorrect. The restaurant wasn't even half full so we should have had better service. Our waitress never checked in on us once we received our food and didn't ask if we wanted another drink. Please note though that was good was very good. Just not an overall great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The food was nothing special though.

MC
MikeC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and value; for sure to return.
Thanks!

AH
AndyH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the staff was great! We will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service from our waitress was excellent. The focaccia bread was good. I got the wild boar pasta and was a little disappointed. It didn’t taste like wild boar and had random hints of bright citrus. It just didn’t work together. I usually love wild boar pastas. My husband had the carbonara and enjoyed it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were great. Anna took great care of us and Dalton was very helpful as the bartender. Overall good service!

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Tavernonna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 346-4410.

Tavernonna is rated 3 stars by 508 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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