Va Bene Italian Eatery

4.4
101 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 101 people are saying
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4.5
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPVmom
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing! Great, comfortable atmosphere.

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AbbyM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
11 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
24 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
39 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
14 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
160 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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FoodNut
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This was not a great experience. We had a reservation at 4:00, so there were few people in the restaurant. The service was terrible, while many employees stood around having a meeting to the side of the restaurant. We had a hard time getting our drinks and our server's attention. Next up, I realized I was chewing on a 1 1/2 inch piece of plastic in my salad, for which no explanation or apology was ever given by the manager. The poor service continued. The pasta was fine but no one at our table of eight will be returning any time soon, except to have drinks at the bar which were good. This restaurant has some fine-tuning to do, most importantly not ignoring the guests.

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KSflowergirl
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went there on a beautiful day but opted to dine inside due to wind. Waitress was excellent especially considering that we kept her waiting on the third person in our party. We had lunch sandwiches but plan to go back to try pizza or pasta. Everyone enjoyed their food and they even offered free dessert to our birthday girl.

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vipNeighbor
Kansas City
56 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside with our dog on the patio and we were very happy that there was some shade there. It was a post Covid reunion and our server was so patient with us because of course we want to visit more than we wanted to eat. But we ordered appetizers and drinks and main meal and so forth and him he was really very patient with us. We had the pizza as one of the items which I highly recommend — the breakfast pizza. The meatballs were awesome. My salad was the Va Bene salad and it was excellent. So all the way around I would return.

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vipHoward
Kansas City
74 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone in our group of 4 was happy with their meals and drinks. I highly recommend the pappardelle with braised beef.

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DinaW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I was there for lunch the 1st time and the Med Salad was beautiful but dressing was blah!

The 2nd time for dinner. Appetizer was foccacia and the topping was tasteless. The eggplant Parm was unimaginative (a bit overfried) and the parm polenta was uninspiring. I asked for the rustic bread that was served the first time I was there but the waitress said they didn't serve it anymore, but I could have sworn the people at the next table had it on their table. The brocollini was undercooked and impossible to cut!!

I will not be returning because the food was very mediocre.
It was also extremely loud and room temp was too chilly. Sorry, but I can't say anything good about your restaurant.

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vipOkobojiChick
Kansas City
87 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The lobster bisque was very different and good - but needed to be thickened. The pear/-salad was mostly arugula and didn't finish. Coffee was very weak. That being said I will definitely try again.

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vipDeniseZ
Kansas City
76 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here in person (we had gotten take out when they first opened) and love the changes they have made to the interior and exterior of the place. The space looks very welcoming and comfortable. Our server was great and the food was delicious. We ordered an appetizer of ravioli and it was such an ample portion, we could have had it as an entree. The entree portions were large and yummy. AND the dessert, the tiramisu, was OUT OF THIS WORLD! Probably the best I've ever had! Overall, great experience and we will definitely be back. Great addition to our neighborhood!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was super friendly and helpful. Our meal was delicious! Will definitely be back for more!

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vipDhackler30
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place. We sat at the bar outside and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious.

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vipPatrickS
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice new entry in the Corinth Sq. area. Menu is traditional Italian with a few twists. Food is good and very reasonably priced while the wine is way overpriced. Lots of outdoor seating, weather permitting. Glad to have a new interesting place that is not a chain.

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vipSudyH
Kansas City
64 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new Va Bene!! Menu is really good, lots of variety and food is delicious- service terrific! The D cup stayed on the menu and is quite yummy. I’ve been there 3 times now and tried different things every time. All full of flavor and plenty to eat!

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Vivowitz
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous server, great food, wonderful glass of Italian wine. Recommend. Many gf options which I’m told was great. Thanks

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vipLauraP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Anniversary. Lasagna wasn’t up to par, chef agreed, they comped it but then charged for my replacement meal that didn’t arrive until my family was done eating.

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GinaS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our service was a bit rocky, our salads came out after our entrees and she wasn't super attentive. Everything else was fantastic. We will definitely be returning.

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PeterC
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I really enjoyed our meal. The food was really good, as good as any Italian restaurant in the Kansas City area. The atmosphere is casual and fun. It's a small space with a high ceiling, so it might be a little louder than some may like, but we like the buzzy atmosphere and had a great time. Our waitress was great and made an excellent recommendation. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and wonderful service. We made reservations a week in advance and were sat immediately but unfortunately our table was right by the swinging kitchen door which really took away from the ambiance and overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We were excited to try this new "authentic" Italian dinner for our 1st inside dining experience in months since Covid 19 restrictions. There were several reasons we were disappointed, especially in the food. The wine was very overpriced but we did order a bottle (which we did not finish so took with us when leaving). The Focaccia & Ricotta Starter was actually very good. The caesar salad was OK. However both pastas we ordered were not good, especially the Cacio E Pepe. We had seen it on their website and it was a key reason we decided to try Va Bene. A Cacio E Pepe pizza was on the menu, however the pasta dish we had seen was not on the dinner menu inside the restaurant. We asked the waiter if it was really available, and he said that it was, so we ordered it. Cacio E Pepe is literally translated as "cheese and pepper", a very simple traditional Italian dish. However, what was served was quite different. It was "soupy" with little to no cheese and pepper and included corn, garlic slivers or scallions and perhaps other ingredients (prosciutto or pancetta?), kale or parsley (big pieces of something green), etc. which are not typical for Cacio E Pepe. It seemed like a "pot luck" version which did not taste like any we had ever had in the past. My wife actually had to ask for pepper & salt. The Lasagne that I ordered was actually very "bland". There were mainly multiple layers of the pasta with little meat or cheese in between and the sauce had very little taste to it. The service was good and the waiter was friendly and helpful. However the food did not live up to all of the "hype" we had heard and read about. Decided to go to a differdent favorite Italian restaurant afterward to get our cannoli "fix"....

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vipCliffS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food and wine menu was great, the meal was outstanding, but this was one of the noisiest restaurants I’ve ever been in. It’s a shame, but probably won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, good service, food was good too. Margarita Pizza was yum! Nice wine selection.

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Shelby
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious! Took a bit for us to get silverware on the table, but the waitress noticed right away after setting our food down.
Was disappointed in the aperol spritz, as their was too much aperol bitters in the drink. The Bellini and Mimosa was also watered down which can happen during a busy Sunday brunch.
Because of location, amazing staff and chefs, food and atmosphere, will be coming back for sure

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RobbieO
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Certainly enjoyed our lunch. Only concern was the entry door seemed to have an issue. The cold weather and wind certainly added to the problem. The hostess and servers addressed the door problem but could not keep up with it. We recognize and appreciate their attention to the issue.

We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the lobster bisque!

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BillF
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, service and value.
Great spot for friends and family gatherings

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 4.4 stars by 101 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.