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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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
braised beef bolognese, pancetta, pomodoro, grana padano
pomodoro, grana Padano
wild arugula, beet, goat cheese, toasted almonds, sherry vinaigrette
We were staying at the Hotel Phillips and love Italian food so had one of our weekend stay meals at Taveronna. Food was excellent. They make most of their pasta in house and it was outstanding. Our server Cody was very helpful with menu items and also fun things to do in the area of the hotel. Would definitely eat there again if we find ourselves in KC.
Food and service were great. Noise of course was minimal due to COVID restrictions. Glad we stayed at the hotel and came here!
Given the current state of affairs with COVID-19 the service and food were fantastic. Unfortunately we weren’t able to get the family style meals, but our steaks were incredibly flavorful (though slightly too done).
The restaurant was lovely and quiet, and the wine & meal was absolutely divine! We also had gelato and sorbet for dessert as well and it was the perfect way to end the meal.
The food is amazing. I have to say the server did a very poor job. We had to ask for silverware 3 times before we received it. Also when I asked for creamer he told me “I already gave some to your friend” even though I wanted my own creamer. We also had to ask for sugar twice before we received it. Every time I spoke to him I had to repeat myself 2 or 3 times because he seemed to not care or not pay attention. This is one of my favorite restaurants but I have to say I highly doubt I will return due to the treatment we received. It had been a long time since me and my friends got together for brunch on a Sunday and I expected much more from this restaurant.
Food was good. Server was nice but not very present. Service was really slow. I would go back but definitely not a first or second choice.
We had good foog and great service. we would definitely recommend!
Wonderful server, fantastic food. Felt like we were back in Italy for a few hours.
We had high hopes but left disappointed. The cost was not worth the quality or quantity. If you like salt you might love it but it was a little too much for us not to mention part of the pasta was hard and the scallops were burned and the meal was missing items. $10 for a 4 oz pour of wine. The only saving grace was our waiter. The manager on the other hand showed a complete lack of the understanding of customer service and scolded our waiter and other staff in front of customers. Can’t say as if we will ever go back!
We went there for Valentines Dat before seeing Come From Away at the Music Hall. Meatballs were really great, loved that they were made from brisket and had no pork. Sauce and the bread was terrific as well. I had the chicken parm and that was very good also. Did not care for the pickled vegetables on the side. My husband and I both thought the menu choices were limited. There was no fish on the menu, mostly beef and the seafood items had pork in them. While his pasta was good and my food was great, a little wider menu would be better. Service was very good! Overall enjoyed it and easy to get to the music hall.
Meatballs very good
pasta okay, not great
service was very friendly
Celebrating a birthday lunch with colleagues, and even had my 9 year old with us as school was out. It was a great experience, the food was amazing, service was spot on, and they added a birthday candle to the desserts.
We have come here several years in a row for brunch while in Kansas City for a dance competition. This time, however, it was a strange experience. We felt like they didn’t particularly want to accommodate our party of 7 people even though the restaurant was fairly empty, and they didn’t want us to order off the menu because they had a buffet. I don’t think we will be back although it used to be a favorite spot.
This is a hidden gem! Blake was our server. He was well educated and excited about the menu. This made our dining experience top-notch!
Service, food, wine, all top notch. Salami & Cheese platter was super carefully curated with fine ingredients. The meatballs are AMAZING. If you’re in downtown KC there probably isn’t a better place to dine. Definitely a go-to for us!!
The Branzino was very good and the Butternut risotto and focaccia were very good also! The vibe is semi casual and the menu has a nice selection of entrees and small plates. I definitely recommend giving it a try.
Both our meals were excellent. Aa little pricey, but always willing to pay a little more for quality....and you get it! We boxed both meals and ate them 2 days later.....still excellent!
Great place to dine downtown away from the hustle and bustle of Power and Light. Close enough to Power and Light to walk to a concert. Everything was delicious.
I would recommend the food, but the service was not good. Server was rude and everything we asked for seemed to bother him. The food was amazing! You can tell it's made from scratch and a lot of flavor. Everyone in our party raved about how great the food was!
I will definitely be back. What we ordered during lunch was delicious and very reasonably priced.
Fun night out! Excellent service and comfortable atmosphere. Nice spin on modern Italian fare
Always like to try new venues. The restaurant was dark ,not well lighted, and not very busy for a Saturday night. We tried a few appetizers which were fine, especially liked the grilled romaine with a fresh egg on top. My husband had the bolognese and I the pappardelle with mushrooms and wild boar which was hearty. Probably the most disappointing thing was a need to keep asking for things you would hope the restaurant would be at the ready to provide, a knife, another spoon, cheese for your main dish. I am always excited at new openings in Kansas City, just not sure I would make this trip again.
Christmas Dinner - We stayed at Hotel Phillips on our way to Kansas on Christmas Day. Downtown KC was pretty much shut down, and the Hotel restaurant and bar was open for limited hours on this day. We sat at the bar and had drinks and ate at the bar. Staff was friendly and very helpful. We chose a few small plates to share off the menu and all was very good. We would definitely dine here again on a future visit through KC.
The environment and decoration of the place was beautiful! Really enjoyed dessert, would come back for more! However there was just a bit too much sauce with the chicken parm and we had to ask for a high chair for our 15 month old after waiting for awhile (even though we had asked for one with our reservation) - heard a server be rude to another server, albeit it being subtle, we still noticed. If anything, I would come back for the desert but that’s about it.
Brian and Rachel did a great job of explaining and making suggestions for our meals. The artichoke app was awesome and the rigatoni was superb! Highly recommend stopping by and enjoying a meal. Also there is a speak East below with great drinks...fun spots in KC!
We made a reservation yet they were not ready for us. We told them we had an hour to get to a show - they said ok - then service was slow. Server nice but not engaged. Food was warm but not hot. Overall, a fine, but not great, experience.
Food was excellent, the service was fabulous and the ambiance was awesome. This was our group of six's first time there and everyone loved their appetizers and dinners! I think my favorite dinner was the Flat Iron Steak. I got the Chicken Parmesan which was also fantastic!
Wine menu was overpriced. Service was so so. Dessert was delicious however it’s not hard to mess up ice cream with espresso.
Good. The dessert menu was mediocre. Only gelato was available. That’s not what I call acceptable.
I enjoyed the restaurant; it was fairly quiet and tastefully decked out. The food was solid if not spectacular. I had the mushroom papardelle. The pasta itself was very good.
Great place to dine before the theater. The meatballs are a favorite.
The unique combinations of spices, food and preparation made for an outstanding culinary evening! Also the service was excellent - engaging, efficient and well informed. All in all, one of the best evenings out in quite a while.
Food was awesome. The mussels with their broth was so good I wanted every last drop. I had the mushroom pappardelle, I was so stuffed. I wanted to eat every last drop but couldn’t.
Blake is wonderful. 💛
The restaurant was nice. But the food had an odd taste.
Very warm and inviting and food was amazing. Can definitely tell it’s all cooked fresh and with time and consideration.
My daughter and I ate at Tavernonna for Thanksgiving Dinner. Her husband is a firefighter and was working - I flew in from out of state - not wanting to cook a big meal for the 2 of us - we took a chance and went out. We were not disappointed! The food and the service were outstanding. Can not say enough about the goodness of our food nor the delightful disposition of our server. We walked out full and happy!
I had such fears about going to Tavernonna; it was untested and I’m a foodie who frequently reads critical reviews for choosing my restaurants, but we knew nothing about it and it was my birthday dinner with my husband and 11 month old daughter. I’m SO glad we went. The waiter, Blake, was very attentive, allowed me to taste several wines as Cabernet is more my speed, but Italian wines were more prevalent on the menu. I found one I adored. My husband had the sazerac and said it was very good. We both split the beet salad, it was perfect. My husband ate the fried chicken Parmesan and I had the wild boar and mushroom paparedlle; both were incredible. For dessert, we split the doughnuts. Oh.my.god. Delicious. Honestly, one of the best meals we’ve had in town for a long time and we spent a lot of money eating out. I highly recommend Tavernonna. I’m already dreaming about going back!
Tavernonna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 346-4410.
Tavernonna is rated 4.2 stars by 427 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.