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Va Bene Italian Eatery

4.5
4.5
322 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizza Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–8:45 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (913) 258-2600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nathan Deters

  • Neighborhood

    Prairie Village

  • Cross street

    Mission Road and 83rd Street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 322 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Italian

  • Kansas City, KS

    Kid-friendly

  • Kansas City, KS

    Healthy

  • Kansas City, KS

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. W

    Wayne

    Kansas City

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ridgely is great! Would love happy hour options in restaurant (not just bar/outside). We have a young daughter at times. Love the restaurant!!! :)
  2. C

    Clam

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. But many of the tables are cold - either near the door or against the windows.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiters and amazing food! We will come back again.
  4. BR

    BreezyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. This is my 2nd time there and both have been so good. Our waiter, Austin, gave us great service and was very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is really nice, warm & upscale. I will be going back often.
  5. MC

    MaddieC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    Great food - they were low on servers so long wait times.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Aptly named.
  7. C

    Capecod58

    Kansas City

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend and I were having lunch during Restaurant Week - the menu was excellent and a great value! Food was delicious as always and the staff is very friendly and accommodating!
  8. A

    Angie

    Kansas City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was absolutely delicious! I started with soup - perfect! My dining partner had the salad, very nice size & fresh! We both chose the Lasagna & was not disappointed! The sauce was the perfect consistency. Plenty of meat with the perfect combination of spices. A lot of cheese. For desert I had the cannoli, which came with 2 nice sized ones. Crispy & delicious! The other diner had the tiramisu & it too was delicious! Our server was excellent. He was personable & knowledgeable & extremely efficient! This was our first time & definitely will not be our last!
  9. D

    Djbaan

    Kansas City

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The red sauce was good but everything else was average. The eggplant was tough and our server seemed rushed and distracted. We will not go back.
  10. KK

    KristiK

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really amazing experience! The service was great, our waitress Ridgley gave incredible recommendations and made our night so fun. The food was amazing!
  11. LK

    LindsayK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food! Lighting is a little too dim for my taste at lunch time, but my pear prosciutto salad was delicious!
  12. JD

    JasonD

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    By far our favorite Italian restaurant in town.
  13. J

    Jules1964

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We waited in the bar when we arrived and ordered a drink for happy hour. The bartender was just okay, didn't acknowledge we were there for several minutes despite there only being one other person at the bar. She didn't make conversation and didn't give us a HH menu until we asked. We were then seated in the dining room and our server, Katie was very good and attentive. The food was good, the eggplant parm could have been a bit more crispy/ done. It was a little mushy. The chicken Sorrentina was very good. My only complaint about the restaurant is the extremely uncomfortable chairs. You sink into the middle of the seat below the wood frame. I tested 4 chairs trying to find one that had a firm seat. There weren't any. I had to get up at one point because I was uncomfortable. You need to have your chair seat cushions replaced or get new chairs. Staff/management needs to try sitting in them for 1-2 hours and see how they feel.
  14. W

    Wayne

    Kansas City

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ethan was outstanding as our server. People are so attentive, nice, and professional. Food is outstanding. One of our favorite places.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The space is small but cozy. It’s blistering cold and we were seated close to the door, not so pleasant. I specifically noted when making my reservation to not be seated by a door. Tables are close together and it’s not enjoyable being able to hear other people’s conversations. That being said, the food was good.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lobster bisque is out of this world!
  17. N

    Newman

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Have loved their food in the past, but they have very recently changed things & it is not as good. It would help if servers would make guests aware of the changes. It would have made all the difference. Service was mediocre at best.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was a fun night with friends for a bday. Ethan, our server, was great.
  19. JM

    JamieM

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and our waiter, Ethan, totally excellent ….. prompt, cheerful, totally organized in face of three young soda pop drinkers who constantly needed refills …. ravioli as appetizer can’t be beat …. Great pizza & lasagne …. Mushroom soup a best too on a cold November day ….. bravo!! ….. we’ll be back !!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was good, wine is good, but for the price the pour was small.
  21. W

    Wayne

    Kansas City

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy the outside seating. Good and service always excellent.
  22. L

    Lulu

    Kansas City

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant! Lunch or dinner!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat in bar and servers were excellent!! Lasagna and linguine both great!!
  24. RH

    RichardH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    We made reservations. Party of 2. We requested outdoor seating. There was ample seating and tables available throughout the L shaped patio. Regrettably we were seated between 2 tables of patrons already at the restaurant. The configuration of the seating is that you are shoulder to shoulder to the patrons next to you as opposed to back to back The table of 2 next to us was loud and used offensive language. The evening was a distraction from the food the service everything We are quickly and left We can’t figure out with all the ample seating why we were seated directly next to others patrons We aren’t anti social we just didn’t welcome an loud evening with strangers. First and last time at VaBene..
  25. l

    luvtolunch

    Kansas City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We sat on the patio on a beautiful night. Server allowed us to linger and checked on us regularly.
  26. AB

    AmyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious, great variety and price points. Our server was fantastic.
  27. J

    Julie

    Kansas City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing. We are concerned we offended him & that was not our intent.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We sat on the patio and had the most delicious meal. We unfortunately were around some crying children that wasn’t the best atmosphere, but that was no fault of the restaurant. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends. We’ll definitely go back. If I had any comment on something to improve: our waitress didn’t interrupt us a lot during our meal which we liked, but because of that our water glasses didn’t get refilled during dinner.
  29. DZ

    DeniseZ

    Kansas City

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our neighborhood go to for great food and wonderful service. We love the outside seating options and if you haven’t tried it, you really should!
  30. p

    p3t3

    Kansas City

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food very good, as always. Server just needs to listen more carefully, and read people better. They just need more experience, I’m sure they will get better. Not a big deal.
  31. S

    Susanr

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, atmosphere and service was Outstanding!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!
  33. SK

    StevenK

    Kansas City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pasta was done correctly, sauce was delicious. Appetizer was excellent. Service was great. Overall an excellent experience. This was our first time at Va Bene, we’ll definitely return.
  34. B

    Bldrgirl

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Did was ok, not great. Service was very good. Would go back to give it another shot.
  36. W

    Wayne

    Kansas City

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite go to place at the moment.
  37. LD

    LenexaDiner

    Kansas City

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Overall, we had a lovely dining experience. The focaccia was fresh, the Oregon pinot noir was tasty (it was half-price bottles of wine night), the meatballs never disappoint, and the atmosphere casual and relaxed. A great neighborhood place that I recommend without hesitation!
  38. KT

    KarenT

    Kansas City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service - loved the bartender!
  39. H

    Howie

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. It was great. Will definitely be back soon.
  40. ST

    STLSteve2

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    1.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We will not be going back to Va Bene. Our server brought us a basket of stale focaccia to begin with followed by lobster bisque that used to be outstanding and was downright terrible! Not sure what they changed about the bisque but it’s no longer the best in town. Sorry Va Bene but your off our list !

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

Va Bene Italian Eatery does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and 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 322 OpenTable diners.

Va Bene Italian Eatery does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Va Bene Italian Eatery

8232 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208-5211

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mission Road and 83rd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Prairie Village

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–8:45 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizza Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nathan Deters

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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