Over seasoned every plate. Spaghetti tasted equally with an MRE spaghetti meal, with hard noodles.
Was definitely not worth the time or price, have had better meals from a can.
The Tavernonna was a great place to celebrate our 32nd anniversary!! Lovely atmosphere and delicious food!
First time dining here and it was a very pleasant experience. Complimentary focaccia bread is so good. I recommend getting the lemon ricotta with it. Excellent dishes, they came out piping hot with great flavor. Meatballs, rigatoni bolognese, spaghetti pomodora, fried chicken parm, Brussel sprouts, roasted potatoes...all were excellent. Our waiter was also tending bar, he was very busy and since he couldn’t be as attentive to our table, he would send others over to check on us. He was friendly and charming and did a wonderful job with what he was given. Pretty sure someone didn’t show and he was filling in for them. He had a smile the entire time. We all loved it there and will definitely go again.
The only thing that was okay was the service. Other than that the food was meh. The place was dead but when I talked to someone on the phone they gave us a hard time about adding two people to our reservation but we had an entire room to ourselves. They had a limited menu. The pasta was nothing special and for the prices it’s a rip
Off. Spaghetti and a single meatball for $20?!? I’ve had better spaghetti at Olive Garden. Hate to write a bad concern but this is the second time we’ve been there and both experiences were a 2-3 star...
Service was not great.. Our server didn't know how to open up a bottle of wine - messed up the cork, left to have someone else open it and then came back and poured. We ordered an appetizer of foccacia and it never was brought to our table - we think the group next to us got it. Our dessert, an affogato, which is a scope of ice cream and a shot of espresso took 20 minutes to get to our table. We paid and received our receipt before the dessert came.
Overall, the food was good. But the service was not great by any means and the timing was less than ideal as well. I think most things could be helped by giving the servers a little more training and support.
The best thing about our Tavernonna experience was our server - unfortunately her name has escaped me. We tried the bruschetta and beet salad and the special of the day - a mushroom appetizer that was outstanding. For our entrees we had the mushroom pappardelli and the halibut. The pasta was very good and the fish dish was good just a little over cooked. I would dine at Tavernonna again.
My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate our 5 year anniversary, and we are SO happy we did! The food was absolutely delicious! I was a little disappointed because I looked at menu's online ahead of time, and it was totally different when we got there so be prepared for that. The ambiance was felt romantic and intimate but not dark a dreary (like many places can be when they go for a romantic vibe). Most of the wine selection is only available by the bottle which wasn't my favorite, but not entirely unexpected in this type of place. Our server was VERY attentive and knowledgeable, which made the overall experience that much better. I would definitely recommend if you are looking for somewhere to get great service, food, and ambiance, (and aren't worried about a hefty bill at the end).
Service was great and drinks were good, but food was very lackluster. I asked for steak cooked medium and kitchen couldn’t do that three times in a row. Manager was very condescending.
The food was fantastic, and our server, Blake, was wonderful! He knew everything about the menu, and made our experience more enjoyable! Will definitely be back!
Love the atmosphere here but that’s about all. There was no greeting or smile from the hostess or the person who seated us. We had the meatballs which were really good but the rest of the food lacked much taste. The bruschetta Was not bruschetta as it was bread with a tasteless white sauce and mushrooms. I thought bruschetta had tomatoes? Was very disappointed in our meal here for the price we paid I would have loved a great meal with a friendly atmosphere.
Arrived 15 minutes early and although there were at least 6-8 open tables, the hostess told us we couldn’t be seated until closer to our reservation time. People who arrived after us were told the same thing. We were seated 2 minutes before our reservation time at a table that had been open since we arrived, as were others. It was uncomfortably warm but after another customer complained, it did cool off throughout our meal. Our waiter, Ray, was awesome, and our food was served quickly however all of dishes were room temp, not as hot as we would have liked. This restaurant is in a very convenient location if you have plans anywhere in P&L district, the Music Hall, etc., which we did, and we were staying at Hotel Phillips for the night, however we probably won’t return to this restaurant.
Great attentive service
Great dinner and service was also good. Nice birthday celebration dinner with a free dessert.
Sat at the bar before Hamilton, and despite prior reviews that service has been terrible, had a wonderful experience. Drinks were delivered quick, and refilled without having to ask. We got the mushroom and burrata bruschetta, which was delicious and seasoned perfectly. My husband got the rigatoni - always a hit. I tried the new-to-me mushroom pappardelle, and was blown away. So delicious. It reminded me of a grownup more upscale version of beef stroganoff. Great experience!
Loved the menu and could see it is inspired by real Italian. One in our party of two loved the marinara and meatballs. Other thought this and other dishes were over spiced lending almost a Mexican quality rather than true Italian cuisine.
Perfect meal prior to a show at Music Hall.
Greg served us with kindness and warmth as if we were guests in his home. We saw the manager caring for other guests with similar attention. Thank you for a memorable experience. We shall return.
We went for dinner the other night and there were only 3 other parties dinning at the same time as us. It took 20 minutes to get our bottle of wine and 30 minutes until we received any bread. Service was fine but could tell there was no rush, they weren't happy about their jobs and just ruined the whole experience. We had a bottle wine and an app, leaving after that with a $55 tab. Highly disappointed ,wanted to enjoy but was very difficult.
This was our first visit to Tavernonna. The food was as great as the ambience. We enjoyed it very much and will be returning again. We’ve found a great place to take friends and family when they come to KC to visit.
Food was great! A little short staffed that night so attention to the table could have been better.
Awesome food, service and decor. Make sure you visit the Speak Easy down stairs. A must go to when in KC!
A little noisy
But the food made up for any other flaws
I can't remember when I had pasta cooked that perfectly al dente
Outstanding presentation, wonderful service; each dish was prepared with attention to flavor details. The focaccia is the most authentic we’ve had since Liguria.
The food tasted fantastic it was just over priced for the portion. The staff was stuffy and unwelcoming. The AC was extremely loud and made it difficult to have a quiet conversation. I would not feel comfortable recommending this restaurant to anyone.
Front of the house staff was not warm and welcoming. Service and food was not memorable. The place was empty and it seemed like none of the staff wanted to be their either. Also, our table was sticky. GROSS! This restaurant is beautiful but the menu needs some work to draw in a younger crowd. With the large amount of great restaurants downtown, I would just avoid this one in the future.
We had a wonderful meal - the antipasti was FABULOUS, the main courses wonderful, and that gelato and caffe at the end...a beautiful, sweet wrap on a fantastic meal!
The atmosphere was nice and relaxing. The prices were a little high for the amount of food and appetizers that were being served.
Went for Mother’s Days brunch and were not disappointed. Our table had the burger, chicken and biscuits and a lovely omelette and all were very tasty. Read the dinner menu and really would like to return for it sometime. Would definitely suggest dining here.
Absolutely fabulous !! Everything was wonderful, excellent service
excellent food - nice and quiet for older people not wanting the bar scene
Very disappointing. 8pm reservation on a Friday -- completely dead. The wait staff seemed very disinterested. The appetizer was the highlight, then it was down hill from there. We ordered our food, at it was at our table in 10 minutes. The pasta might have been "fresh" out of the fridge. The chicken was smothered in a sweet tomato sauce. The whole ordeal took 45 minutes, we won't be back. I'd imagine this restaurant won' be around much longer either.
Food was good, I have no complaints but I felt like it was a little bland. Enjoyed the fresh bread and lemon ricotta spread. Seemed over priced for what you get too. Our waitress was very nice though.
Our server was very knowledgeable and professional. She also was in a great mood and had a great sense of humor. We were late for our reservation and they happily seated us at a great table. The food was well prepared and beautifully presented. It also was very close the the list got rail stop which was ideal for easy access. I would recommend this for nice evening out.
Amazing food great service nice neighborhood gem.
Love this place!
Yum, very tasty , menu hard to read if your basic- just go online it’s in English... well worth the date night
Pre race carbo load
Home made pasta was past its prime. Dry and chewy.