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About V's Italiano Ristorante

Long known as Kansas City's premier Italian restaurant, this family owned and operated establishment has been an important part of the city's dining experience Since 1963.

For over 50 years, V's formula for pleasing its guests is simply combining personal, attentive service in a beautiful, relaxed environment. We offer a wide variety of authentic Italian specialties and pastas, as well as mouthwatering steaks and Prime Rib, seafood, and poultry, all at moderate prices.

Be it a romantic dinner for two, elegant dinner party, birthday or anniversary celebration; you'll understand why V's Italiano has become known as "a nice place to fall in love."

In addition, V's also features one of the "Top 100 Brunches in the Nation", an award winning menu & wine list as well as beautiful patio dining complete with a relaxing, arbor covered waterfall. V's Italiano is the areas "must see" Italian restaurant.

10819 E. US Highway 40
Independence, MO 64055
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm; Friday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; Saturday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Cross Street:
Sterling

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 353-1241

Website:
http://www.vsrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Kansas City's premier Caterer – five decades strong! Our menu consists of family recipes steeped in tradition and award winning specialties, created by dedicated chefs. Since 1963, satisfaction has been more than a guarantee - it’s a commitment from each member of our team. Be it a wedding reception, engagement party, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner, we would welcome the opportunity to customizing a menu to suit your needs and budget. From formally attired attendants to beautifully garnished displays, we provide all the necessities for every catered function.

Executive Chef:
Greg Hunsucker

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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V's Italiano Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (30)
Special Occasion (30)
Good for a Date (28)
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Cozy (25)
Romantic (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Great for Brunch (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Authentic (21)
Comfort Food (19)
Casual (19)
Great for Lunch (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Business Meals (11)
Fun (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Came from Omaha, NE for an afternoon brunch at V's. We love it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have been going to V's since I was a kid and have always loved the food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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food4
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

My Wife & I thoroughly enjoyed our date night at V's! Our server was excellent; the food was great, reminding us of the restaurants when we lived in Italy; and the long island ice tea was perfect!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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food5
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Delicious and authentic italian dishes. I've eaten just a out everything on the menu and have yet to find a weak item. Delicious. Relaxing.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The Tuscany room is incredible. Everything in that place feels authentically Italian. One of the best restaurants I have had the pleasure of being at.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was very nice

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was my first time at V's. It's a great mom and pop Italian restaurant. You would never know you were in Jackson County near the stadiums. Atmosphere was inviting. Food was exquisite. Service was fantastic...just attentive enough but not overbearing! I would highly recommend V's for any occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It is a great restaurant. Very busy since it was Thanksgiving. My only complaint is that smokers were standing outside the door when we left. We had to go around them, since they were blocking. Not the restaurants fault, just people that do not understand that not everyone wants to die a painful death or pay a company for the production of toxins.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was the first time that I had seen V's open on the Thanksgiving holiday and it was truly a treat. The food was delicious and the service, as always, excellent. There were lots of people there for the special Thanksgiving buffet but it was still quiet enough for conversation and everything went smoothly so we were able to serve ourselves without frustrating waits. V's never disappoints!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Love the red sauce. Great service.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our ladies grp eat there quite often. Very good food & friendly service. RSVP was confirmed by phone & tables was all set up ready when we arrived. I do get their email specials also.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We attended Sunday brunch to celebrate two birthdays among the four of us. The good food and drink made it the special occasion we were looking for. We appreciated the variety and quality of food as well as the serving temperature. All were exceptional.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We love V's! We always enjoy ourselves at Sunday Brunch! Great service as always!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

V’s never disappoints! We try to stop every time we are in the KC area. The staff goes out of their way to mke us feel welcome and all our needs are meant. The create your own Pasta and Eggs Benedict are our family’s favorites.
The Mimosa and Poinsettia’s are delicious as well!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our dinner and the service were excellent as usual. V's is very good about seating us in our favorite booth in the Tuscany room. We really appreciate that. We will be returning soon to celebrate a birthday/

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent service From Amanda the waitress. She was a joy & very efficient.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were there for our son-in laws Birthday. We had a great time. Food was excellent.
The waitress kept our mimosas filled.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were 3 couples of good friends getting together for an evening of catch up conversation and a nice dinner. It was quiet enough to hear each other talking without having to yell and we had a nice experience.
We all enjoyed our appetizers especially the escargot with puff pastry. Our dinners were all very tasty. My husband and I had Cippino. The seafood was cooked perfectly, but the sauce could have had a little more zip. I had tiramisu for dessert and I will certainly order it again it was very good.
The atmosphere is a little dated but the restaurant was clean. Our waiter Richard was helpful and served us timely on a busy Saturday night. The only thing negative was no perccio in the bar for me. Everyone else at the table enjoyed their cocktail or wine. V's has a large will lit parking lot.
We will go back and I will recommend it to friends.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Bruchetta was nothing more than burnt rounds of bread with a side of Picco and the stuffed Artichoke had stuffing but no leaves with meat as we expected. The prime was tender but no flavor and the Angel Hair pasta was like mush; really overcooked.
Cheryl made a great recommendation on the wine but never did she offer coffee or after dinner drink. She did not make me pay for the pasta dish and offered a dessert to appease.
This was not our first dinner there and it was NOT anything like the first one.
Dissappointed,
Ron

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

My husband and I just moved to Independence from CA. We were looking for somewhere to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We looked up Italian restaurants on the internet and found Vs it had great reviews so we decided to try it. We were not disappointed! Very quaint and cozy,great service and the food was phenominal. The owner even came over and inroduced herself. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Check out the Sunday brunch amazing and affordable!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had a wonderful Sunday Brunch visiting with family! V's is a great place for a friends or family brunch or a special date night! Don't miss out on experiencing the fine dining and comfortable atmosphere you will find here!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Cozy, People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our dinner was perfect, as always. Service, wine, food & atmosphere, fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The fare was delicious. A go-to when we know exactly what flavor we want. Very reliable.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Best food we had during our trip! Would definitely go back if ever In KC again! wish they were in Wisconsin instead ;-)

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had the lunch buffet. Great value and great food! The service was on top of things. Very nice and flexible. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We have this kid free weekend away as a gift from our dad. Looking for a place to eat and knowing our dad is pretty particular not just any place would be acceptable... came across V’s and everything pointed to being a place that would satisfy and exceed his expectations. We were right. Highly recommend

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I have been going to V's since I was a child. Always good food and friendly staff.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent food and always excellent service. A great, affordable bunch on Sundays. Love V's. A Great Place to Fall in Love!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great brunch with great food and the friendliest staff around !
Can't say enough about our visits, they are always great.
Highly recommended to anyone looking for great food and atmosphere.
Best cannot be beat !

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our food and service was wonderful. It was my birthday and the owner even came out and sang happy birthday to me.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

There were 4 people in our group. Two people enjoyed the food and said it was delicious-pasta for one and Parmesan chicken for the other.
Another person ordered a specialty pizza and it did not taste well at all. In fact, he only ate two small slices-took the rest home in a box and threw it away. The fourth person had house salad which would have been decent if it hadn’t been soaking in their house sauce.
The prices are high. Service was efficient but not very friendly.
Atmosphere is fine for older restaurant.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

One of favorite places. Great prime rib!! Best lobster in town and if course great pasta!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Our waitress was wonderful. Very pleasant and had a sweet smile. The young man that was helping here did an excellent job as well. Very courteous

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Rated #2 on Trip Advisor, we decided to try when traveling thru. New friends we recently met went with us. We were seated promptly with our reservations at a nice table for four. Our waiter was excellent,on top of everything without interrupting. Bread & salads were brought & when special requests were made (additional salad dressing, alfredo sauce instead of red, etc) they were handled with no issue or additional cost. Food was very tasty but could have been served hotter. Large portions so enough of all except lasagne were taken home for additional meal. This place has been around for a long time & has many regulaeprs & Ms V is still there some. Decor is nice & lighting is muted but enough to read the menus. Parking is adequate & you can drive up to let guests out. We would go again when we're in Independence without hesitation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Wonderful service, wine, food was great! Say outside by waterfall.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was the best experience we could've asked for. We will definitely return for some special occasion soon. The food was amazing, the atmosphere is awesome. I just loved this restaurant. The manager stopped by our table a couple times even to apologize for the wait on our food. We didn't care because we were enjoying the place and ourselves. Thank you!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Had heard of V's for many years but had no idea that it was so wonderful! What a great surprise! I had clam linguini and it was perfect. Pumpernickel and Italian bread in the basket super fresh. Impeccable service from authentic Italian waiter and support staff. Will definitely be back!.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 6, 2017

It's one of our favorite places to eat! Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We (our family) love V's for good, authentic Italian food. Portions are generous, ladies can take half your plate home and have plenty to eat. Of course, the guys have to prove they can eat it all, right?

Rum cake came with all 4 dinners, and we always look forward to it, a signature item for V's, always tender and delicious.

A great evening out, great food, and the prices are reasonable as well.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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