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6307 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1708
816-333-4048
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Authentic Italian bistro with a Latin flair for festive tapas! The many...
Authentic Italian bistro with a Latin flair for festive tapas! The many signature dishes include a variety of pasta choices, the famous Chicken Spidieni and the appetizing artichoke. Carmen’s Café delivers friendly service within a casual, upscale atmosphere.
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Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic true Italian

dined here on a suggestion from local colleague. Entry into front door right into bar was small bout opened up to main dining area. Went with a group of 4 business associates while in town for the week. We all commented after the meal it was definitely our best of the week. Start off with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
BradS65
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
via mobile
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  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

dined here on a suggestion from local colleague. Entry into front door right into bar was small bout opened up to main dining area. Went with a group of 4 business associates while in town for the week. We all commented after the meal it was definitely our best of the week. Start off with ample bread and added in... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I dine there solo, with friends, with kids... Sometimes we're one of a few tables, sometimes the place is packed, sometimes I eat at the bar... The service is always good, although not always as personable as I would like. The food is always good, although the bread is never warm.. I like it here. The quality of the food... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Carmen's is our special place for special dates. Birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, even a business meeting. Every meal we have ever ordered has been consistent in flavor and quality. Authentic Italian cooking, with customer favorites that stay on the menu. We have tried other "authentic" and certainly more expensive Italian restaurants. But we always comment how they do not measure up... More 

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Kansas City
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Hands down, Carmen's is the BEST Italian restaurant in KC! Wonderful variety on the menu and meals are always served piping hot, along with a nice salad. GF pasta is available. However, I prefer to have my Seafood Diablo over broccoli. Servers are always very helpful and pleasant and I love the townie atmosphere.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

First time at this restaurant. We had toasted ravioli for our appetizer and chicken spiedini for dinner. The food was delicious and service was also first rate. Highly recommend this Brookside gem.

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Brixham, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A friend wanted to show me his neighbourhood and take me for lunch. Carmen's was superb the squid (calamari) tapas were delicious as were the other tapas we ordered to share. My friend had Taipia and I had chicken with a lemon and caper sauce for the main course. The house salad was crisp and fresh. The service was excellent... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We recently went to Carmen's for a family dinner and could not have been more satisfied. Our group ordered both tapas and entrees. All were served at the right temperature and were delicious. Prices were reasonable. Service was great. The restaurant accepts credit cards but no checks. Would definitely go there again.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My daughter and I were searching for a new place for her birthday. We happened upon Carmen's. The place was nice and cozy. The staff were great and our waitress was great. The calamari and lasagna I recommend. They had warm bread and real butter which is a plus. We loved it.

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Kansas City MO
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I like sampling the tapas with friends. I liked the ones with shrimp the best. You can make a great meal this way and not order so much that you cant eat it all. I also like the oil that they have to dip the bread in. Very high quality

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Independence, MO
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

From the warm bread served with the drinks, through the fresh salads, the entrees that were served piping hot, and chocolate cheesecake for dessert, the service was outstanding, and all the food was prepared just right. Staff is very courteous and efficient.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6307 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1708
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816-333-4048

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Authentic Italian bistro with a Latin flair for festive tapas! The many signature dishes include a variety of pasta choices, the famous Chicken Spidieni and the appetizing artichoke. Carmen’s Café delivers friendly service within a casual, upscale atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?