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Tavernonna, Kansas City, MO
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Tavernonna

2.8
2.8
564 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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

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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, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 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 564 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

2.8
2.8 based on recent ratings
  • 2.9Food
  • 3Service
  • 3Ambience
  • 2.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. D

    Disappointed

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  2. 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.
  3. EB

    EthanB

    Kansas City

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was mediocre but service excellent.
  4. 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.
  5. GS

    GinaS

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. M

    Muncher1

    Kansas City

    21 reviews

    1.0

    21 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. HF

    HillaryFaye

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 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.
  14. 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.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Felt like we were eating at a Fazoli’s in a suburb.
  16. 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 😎
  17. M

    Marian

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The food was awful.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. K

    Katie

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Terrible service.
  24. c

    christined

    Milwaukee

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Menu choices were extremely limited and not Italian. Food taste was mediocre and unimpressive, we won't be back.
  25. MM

    MeghanM

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Taylor our waitress disappeared - not even the other workers could find her. The food quality was horrific. I do not recommend this place to anyone and I’m disappointed because I normally trust open table.
  26. KH

    KyleH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sticky table, very poor selection of food with the majority being bar food, grocery store mostly American wine selection, and the food was awful. Dry boxed pasta and jarred sauce. Just stay away.
  27. P

    Pete

    Kansas City

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great. Adjacent parking deck makes it really convenient to visit Tavernonna.
  28. D

    Disgusted

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible food and service. Overpriced. Served burnt chicken. Never go there is my recommendation!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Food was very overpriced and not palatable and the Rose wine tasted bad!!! Like some cheap Walmart brand. Would not recommend this place to anyone.
  30. MW

    MW32

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst experience of my life. It was so bad the waitress told us we could just leave because "it wasn't getting any better."
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had 8 people in our group on 3-18-22 5:15. The waitress only had two nights of experience and what we thought was the manager she appeared to not know how to serve. It took 15 minutes to get a drink order, 20 minutes later to order our food. The appetizers and drinks came 15 minutes later. The food came 30 minutes later and salads were screwed up. It became very evident that there was not enough waitresses or staff to accommodate a large party. I know these are tough times to get help but it’s not fair to have an app that will gladly take your reservation but does not have enough staff to really take care of us. We will not go back and are telling others to stay away. We should of all been comped $25 for our meals at minimum.
  32. A

    Ashley

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, nice environment, friendly staff. Great date night spot!
  33. CW

    CrisW

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I’m speechless at the lack of professionalism. Will never return.
  34. HW

    HowardW

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    You need to remove the restaurant’s listing. The restaurant is out of business.
  35. DF

    DanielleF

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    We visited this place about 3 years ago and it was memorable which is why we decided to try it again. Last time the menu was full of hand made pasta and chef specials. This time the menu was not much more than a late night bar menu. It was just ok, nothing too terrible but nothing great either. The bread was stale and the salads were over dressed. Service was wonderful, there were hardly any customers in the restaurant at the time we went, but they still seemed somehow understaffed but working hard to please customers. We sat in the bar which was fine, but not ideal for date night. Will probably not visit again.
  36. MB

    MamaBear51

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience2
    Completely overrated. The pictures, location, Menu online (which is not the actual menu when you get there), everything that you would expect to be and get being located in bustling downtown and inside a popular historic hotel.... nothing is as you would expect once arriving. The options are slim and lacking to say the least, there really is no need for reservations as it's a ghost town, even the Ceasar salad was extremely lacking. The staff however and manager were far above and beyond. They were the really only thing good about the entire place. Every single person we encountered even the hostess. Which just doesn't even make sense. We went for a surprise birthday celebration and left extremely unsatisfied. Will definitely not be returning or referring anyone to go there.
  37. BL

    BryantL

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Food was good but way over priced. Example- Steak and Frites was $41 , fries were not fresh cut and very average. Not a $41 plate.
  38. CB

    CoreyB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Service was very slow. Half of the menu was missing vs what’s advertised online. The 41 dollar steak I got I could have got at any bar n grill for 18 dollar. Food was ok but the overall wasn’t enough for us to ever make reservations again. Place is over priced and very slow. Half of the menu is gone if you use what you see online.
  39. JL

    JLP40

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was excellent!
  40. E

    Eb2014

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food.

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 2.8 stars by 564 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Tavernonna

106 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

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, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 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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