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Tavernonna, Kansas City, MO
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Tavernonna

3.5
3.5
581 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (816) 346-4410

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Specializing in groups of 50 – 100, our decades of history and experience will put you at ease while your get-together gets together. Small groups can gather in one of our three boardrooms, or take advantage of our open mezzanine to allow guests to mix and mingle before or after your function. Need to eat while you meet? Our catering team is more than happy to take care of the food while you take care of the facts. Order from our existing menu or allow us to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience to suit your needs. Helping you get business done is our business.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate parties of up to 28 in our back room. We also host many cocktail receptions for up to 35. Should your party grow larger, we offer a multitude of catering rooms to handle your needs!

  • Private party contact

    Tim Brice: (844) 455-1511

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / River Market

  • Cross street

    Baltimore

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 581 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.3Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DP

    DionP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Good food but weird service and not the best ambiance. They couldn’t even find out reservations. The place was empty and we still got delayed.
  2. m

    maduuhson

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    This was our second time but a lot had changed in the year since we last came and not for the better. The rattlesnake pasta was so spicy it was truly uneatable and the chicken in the chicken parm was so hard you couldn't even cut into it.
  3. LW

    LoidaW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Birthday dinner for my husband. Food was pretty good but lighting in there does not give off a romantic ambience. Overhead stark white light was too bright. Service was excellent. Wish the “mood” was better. Was going to go for speakeasy but was closed due to water pipes issues due to freezing weather.
  4. KH

    KatieH

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, tasty drinks and great service. I had the Rattlesnake Pasta - some of the best pasta I've had in KC. Our waitress was attentive and kind. My only complaint is that it was almost silent, felt like a library.
  5. JN

    JennyN

    Little Rock

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was just okay for the price. The chicken piccata was drenched in a pool of olive oil. The spaghetti and meatballs was pretty good but nothing special.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waitress took our drink order, and then she set down for a break before bringing our drinks. We left..
  7. JB

    JazBInKC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    A 5:30pm dinner service should not start with a list of menu items they’ve run out of. If those items are popular - MAKE MORE. Also, as the light fades outdoors, so should the ceiling lights indoors, ambiance is a wonderful thing. Lastly, covers of 90’s tunes are meh, and the volume of said tunes should not exceed the volume of a two person convo (turn it down). The food was excellent, the feel unfortunately was lunchroom. I would recommend conditionally.
  8. j

    jpl67

    Charleston

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Restaurant wasn’t open for the first 2 days of my stay. Limited menu, not really impressed overall.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Was sat near a very intoxicated woman who proceeded to join our table. Server was very kind and discretely moved us, but it was an odd and off putting interaction. Additionally, decor was very visibly dusty which was off putting. For example wine bottles near host stand were covered in dust. Food was really great and server was super nice and professional despite being dressed very casually in a long sleeved sport t-shirt
  10. R

    Rando

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had house salad, Angel Hair Pasta with shrimp and wine. Very delicious
  11. S

    Surprising

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    The first time was for dinner. I arrived a little after 6pm. I wanted the the salad feature in tuna. I was to.d the last one was just sold. There was only one other sitting besides me. They were done with dinner. I was told three other entrees were out. How could these be so early in the dinner service? I will say the shrimp scampi was good, but way too much pasta. I came the next day for breakfast. The website lists a full breakfast menu. They only offered a limited breakfast buffet. The server both days were great.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Understaffed and rude staff. I feel bad for the service industry at the moment. But the people working that night were quite rude.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good service
  14. LJ

    LadyJudith

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Both steaks were well done, we ordered medium and we only got 1 for free. We did not eat our dinners.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    When we walked in to the restaurant there wasn’t anyone to great us. We thought maybe we had entered through the side or back door. So we walked out and went through the hotel entrance to enter the restaurant. We then were greeted by a server and she said she’d be back in a min. It was like there was no one really there to seat us. Then the manager appeared and sat us. The next thing I noticed was the booth seat had a huge worn out spot. Needed to be replaced or fixed. We had a nice server. We ordered a glass of wine. Mine was not chilled enough. We ordered pasta which was good. They never brought bread which is usually the first thing you get in an Italian restaurant. We asked for bread with dinner and they brought 3 slices of some dry , stale bread. No butter or olive oil for dipping. Then they charged us $3 for the bread. Not a very nice experience. They need to work on there presentation and a few other things.
  16. C

    Cubs673

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The food was bland with no flavor. We ordered focassia bread and we got Texas toast the chicken parm was not pounded out very dissapointed
  17. l

    luv2goout

    Kansas City

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Limited menu with fairly high prices for the quality of the food. Limited wine list and the waitress, although very nice, had no idea about the wines on the menu , nor did she know how to cork the remainder of our bottle for carrying. They handed us a paper bag! We ended up leaving the rest of the wine as we didn’t want to be stopped for an open container. Bartender didn’t know how to do this either. I would not go back
  18. D

    Disappointed

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Disappointed. Came here for my birthday dinner and they were understaffed which understandably they can’t control but the service was not the best and our waitress did not listen. The food was subpar and their focaccia bread was not at all focaccia - it was just a regular Italian loaf, very disappointed. My spaghetti pomodoro tasted like it was from a can. I doubt I would return, unless the menu was restored back to the full menu and maybe if they had full staff- who knows.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    For an “Italian kitchen”, I would expect more than 2 Italian entrees on the menu. Service was good, and the staff was accommodating, but the menu was very disappointing.
  20. EB

    EthanB

    Kansas City

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was mediocre but service excellent.
  21. GS

    GShade

    Omaha

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    For an "Italian Restaurant" they only have three pasta dishes. Seemed more like a sports bar than a nice spot for Italian food. Pasta was good, but I wouldn't rave to anyone. Their spaghetti was as basic as it can be. The restaurant was also too cold. Had to try and eat fast so our food wouldn't get cold. It's worth the walk to go somewhere else.
  22. GS

    GinaS

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made reservations A MONTH in advance, was prompted to confirm my reservation the day before via text and email, which I did confirm and the restaurant was CLOSED when we got there. I have never in my life been in a situation like this. We had tickets to a show after dinner, so we ended up having to scramble to find somewhere to eat as the city was packed and most restaurants had a 30 min to 1 hour wait time. Terrible way to start the evening.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Actual menu is not what is shown online.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Stayed at the hotel and had dinner at Terranova. Food came out very quickly as they were not busy at all I ordered the chicken Parmesan and my wife, a burger. We were disappointed that the menu was limited and not the same as the online menu when we made reservations.
  25. W

    Winendine

    Kansas City

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This restaurants isn’t the same as it was previously. Whether it’s different owners or just hard times, it isn’t the farm to market Italian restaurant we loved. Food and service were just barely ok. Sad. We won’t be back.
  26. KP

    KPPP

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not big helpings but that's ok. We had plenty. Nice bar. Enjoyed ourselves.
  27. M

    Muncher1

    Kansas City

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The food was not great. Very bland and it seems that this place has gone downhill since the last time we went. There were only 10 diners on a busy Saturday night. I was disappointed.
  28. TL

    TimothyL

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Limited menu but had what we wanted. Good service and the chicken parmesan was delicious.
  29. RR

    RedRobie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was classy, with excellent service and great food. The decor is on point! We liked the warm focaccia, chicken parmesan and raspberry sorbet the most. Go there!
  30. H

    Hillary

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    When I checked out the restaurant online, it seemed like a cozy, higher end Italian restaurant. Inside, it was very empty and most of the customers sat at the bar, which had two huge TVs. My colleague and I left with the impression that it was more of an Italian "pub", if you will. The food was tasty, but perhaps overpriced for the ambience and actual flavor. It was honestly as good as what we could have gotten at Olive Garden. It was also strange that they only offered 1 Italian wine on the menu and they were out of that wine. So, not bad if you work in the area and want a place to stop by after work but there are probably better, more interesting places to go when in KC.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We went thinking they had their usual brunch menu and it ended up just being a buffet.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Felt like we were eating at a Fazoli’s in a suburb.
  33. DD

    DesmondD

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The Cooks prepared good meals and came out from the kitchen to ensure that we enjoyed our food 😎
  34. M

    Marian

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The food was awful.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We went for Mother’s Day brunch. Spent hours pouring over menus and pictures. Decided this would would be a good fit. Showed up, they were super understaffed and only offered a buffet that was poorly stocked. Food was similar to hotel free breakfast in quality. Many items were out and others were cold. We were not alone in our upset any others left while we were there, tables sat dirty for our whole seating. It wasn’t sooo busy it was sooo understaffed.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We booked reservations for Mother's Day. The brunch menu online looked great, but that wasn't available. There was a very sad buffet set up in the front windows and omelets/scrambled eggs were made to order. When our party of 5 went to the buffet, there were only 2 plates so 3 of us had to wait. Very minimal items available. There was a platter of lox, onion, eggs, capers, etc and cream cheese, but there were no bagels. Not shocking that none of the patrons were eating any of it. There was oatmeal, but no bowls and only brown sugar to go with. The bread pudding was very dry and tasted more like old eggs than anything. The fruit was fresh and we did enjoy that along with the Greek yogurt, although the yogurt wasn't replenished for everyone to partake. I didn't want to cook on Mother's Day, but this wasn't worth the drive, the search for parking, or the money. All of the other moms we spoke to were disappointed, as well. We will never go to Tavernona again.
  37. RM

    RebeccaM

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    It was fine. I had expected better, but at the end of the day it was just a slightly better hotel restaurant. They were definitely understaffed when we were there which I don't understand given that there was a lot going on in the area that night. by 7:00 p.m., they closed the outside door largely discouraging any outside foot traffic. The cocktails were good and the food was only slightly better than fine. I doubt we would ever go back when there are so many other restaurant options in the area.
  38. KM

    KMMM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We showed up for our reservation. The doors were locked, there was no staff in the restaurant and food from a buffet was just sitting on the bar. We didn't get to eat there.
  39. K

    Katie

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Tavernonna was absolutely the worst service I have ever had dining out!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Terrible service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

FAQs

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

Tavernonna is rated 3.5 stars by 581 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Baltimore

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / River Market

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Farm-to-table, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (816) 346-4410

  • Catering

    Specializing in groups of 50 – 100, our decades of history and experience will put you at ease while your get-together gets together. Small groups can gather in one of our three boardrooms, or take advantage of our open mezzanine to allow guests to mix and mingle before or after your function. Need to eat while you meet? Our catering team is more than happy to take care of the food while you take care of the facts. Order from our existing menu or allow us to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience to suit your needs. Helping you get business done is our business.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate parties of up to 28 in our back room. We also host many cocktail receptions for up to 35. Should your party grow larger, we offer a multitude of catering rooms to handle your needs!

  • Private party contact

    Tim Brice: (844) 455-1511

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