Va Bene Italian Eatery

4.5
124 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are honored to begin serving the community -- whether you are a local or a new visitor, it is our pleasure to host you. We look forward to welcoming you to Va Bene!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 124 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGroupon1Groupie
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

we will return for the Italian mule cocktail - delish

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Debb
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food & service. Convenient parking. Hope to return.

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TomA
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

You’ll be remiss in thinking this is a regular Italian eatery or pizza joint. The pastas are first rate. The Pappardelle is outstanding. Full of flavor. The chicken piccata was lemony and rich. Pizzas are supposed to be amazing so that’s next!

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CJnightout
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, app, salad, entree and dessert outstanding. Kevin, AGM, was so personable and made sure we had a great experience. Love everything about Va Bene!

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AndrewF
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience, from the food, service, atmosphere, and value.

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vipDeniseZ
Kansas City
79 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an incredible meal - I had the chicken piccata, which was absolutely delicious. My husband loved his pizza and meatball. For dessert we split the tiramisu and it was heavenly. Our server, Adam, was very, very good. He was attentive, friendly and professional! We love this place and will be back often!

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JHcentralcal
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and exceptional service. I highly recommend the Chicken Piccata.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The server spilled beer on my toddler (I had to change him including his underwear) and although she apologized I was hoping to at least see that she took off the beer from the bill - nope, it was there. The food was terrible even though everything looked to appetizing on the menu (the charcuterie board is old cheese and over-dried bread served on a dinner plate), we did not eat even half of any dish and the server saw this and didn’t offer to take anything off the bill. Prosecco was warm. Just bad all around

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Loved the place but after I checked in the staff forgot about our reservation until I had to ask for a table a third time

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vipAMarie
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I had a great fig & pear salad, but my cacio e pepe pasta was just fair. I really wouldn't call it cacio e pepe at all. It needed some extra flavor! Ambiance was great and service was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ! Best new restaurant on all levels !

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great server! And overall just a very good experience. Will definitely be back!

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LibbyR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host was super nice and VERY accommodating! Even checked on us during our meal, not sure if he was the manager or not. I had a drink at the bar while waiting and the bartender told me about his favorite menu items, I picked those and they were AMAZING! The waiter was super nice! Checked on us and cleared the plates each time it was needed.

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DeborahB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! The food is always amazing. Kevin is the perfect host. The service is efficient and friendly. It's the perfect mix of a casual, easy going atmosphere combined with excellent food.

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Husker
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive waiter. Helped with selections as was our first time at this restaurant. Best lobster bisque I have ever tasted, do not pass on this item.

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RitaM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we will return! The food was fantastic...we shared the ribeye and a beet salad, which was amazing! The lady who served us was friendly and attentive. We really enjoyed the dining experience at Va Bene!

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LadiesWhoLunch
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was greeted warmly. My food and drink were delicious, my server was excellent, and my surroundings were comfortable. My only criticism is the noise level.

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JonK
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time here...will come back for a third time for sure! Rigatoni was delicious and the Tiramisu topped off the dinner! Well done !

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fig pizza was delicious

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JanetL
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were outside and it was delightful…nice and dry in the pouring rain!ha!
I had the beet salad! Very Good! Waiter was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Food was a big disappointment. Cacia e Pepe was swimming in oil and flavorless.

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mrb394ever
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All very good. Everyone in the party was pleased with their choice and would recommend them.

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vipSudyH
Kansas City
64 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love VaBene…..besides their new expanded patio, their service is fantastic, every dish I’ve had has been so delicious! I had the Caesar salad with grilled chicken and it was the best I’ve ever had! It’s got a little lighter Caesar dressing/ house made- that has a nice bright, lovely taste…..it’s soooo good I may have to run back today and order it for take out! The linguine with pepper and corn that was a special in the past just made it to the regular menu and it’s wonderful! The milk snd cookies dessert is quite tasty….it’s worth an every day meal but also nice enough for a date or special occasion!

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vipPVmom
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing! Great, comfortable atmosphere.

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AbbyM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

There was no AC running in the restaurant. We were having to fan ourselves with the menus and the manager saw us doing so when checking in at peoples tables and deliberately did not come to ours. Their lettuce was bagged and not worth the expense. Fun idea of a restaurant but poor customer experience and service by management.

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vipBruceV
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Restaurant was extremely hot. Had to move to outdoor patio just to cool off. Waitress brought water, a glass was cracked. Asked the waitress if I could get a new glass because of the crack and she questioned needing one because it wasn’t leaking. Bread was stale and tasteless. Asked for dressing on the side, but was given a salad undressed and no dressing on side. Meal was ok, it’s frankly hard to mess up Italian food. There are many choices for dining available, we tried Va Bene but won’t be returning,

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vipKCFoodie
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice on patio-had the pasta-little salty this time

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TamiM
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was slow. The chicken piccata was good but the vegetable garnish was extremely oily and inedible. The bread was very dry. I don’t think I’d go out of my way to eat there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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vipPeterB
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is great. Service was rushed despite a later reservation. Seriously uncomfortable chairs; a visit to the chiropractor may be in order. Hope they correct this, I’d like to try them again

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Becca
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

On a recent visit I ordered the rigatoni bolognese which was a disappointment. The sauce in no way resembled a bolognese, it was watery with just flecks of meat, and the pasta was soft and broken as if it had been sitting in water. My meal was comped although I offered to pay for it. It would be great if the kitchen staff could prepare what is being offered.

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JanA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's so nice to have a great Italian eatery nearby. Everything was great, and we look forward to returning soon!

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vipDavieDiner
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Inattentive service, food cold upon presentation, nothing bad enough to send back, but nothing good enough to go back.

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SaraM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

I loved the place and it was a great environment - we sat on the patio. Liked the focaccia app but our pasta dishes was nothing special. Wouldn’t order again or recommend this place for food. I would go back for wine and apps.

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STLSteve2
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Great service on the patio and lobster bisque TO DIE FOR!
Make sure you have a Tito Lito too... Delicious!

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LisaK
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Making another reservation now!

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vipKayE
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely wonderful! The food was exceptional, the setting is lovely and our waitress was perfect.

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Capecod58
Kansas City
41 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister was in town and I asked some friends to join us for dinner. Va Bene is always very accommodating about seating!

Great menu choices (my 2nd time to eat there that day :))
Everyone enjoyed their meal. We had properly attentive service!

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vipACSloop
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience! Their take on Cacio e Pepe is out of this world!

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vipDEDB
Kansas City
161 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Va Bene is a great restaurant in a perfect location. Food, service...we will be back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Va Bene Italian Eatery using the Order Online button. Va Bene Italian Eatery also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Va Bene Italian Eatery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (913) 258-2600.

Va Bene Italian Eatery is rated 4.5 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

Va Bene Italian Eatery does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://vabene.instagift.com/.

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.