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6307 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1708
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Ranked #58 of 1,214 Restaurants in Kansas City
Price range: $21 - $30
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
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Dining options: Reservations
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.
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Kansas City
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 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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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

These people work their butts off to make your experience amazing. The food is impeccable and the staff is so kind. I love the old charm and décor of this place in Brookside!

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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Great food, great service, great drinks! I suggest sharing! A lot of food! Love the pasta so so so so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Centralia, Missouri, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This is a great place to eat, wonderful food, great atmosphere and wonderful wine. There was no wait, seated immediately and the service was great. We will return when visiting in Kansas City.

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Additional Information about Carmen's Cafe

Address: 6307 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1708
Phone Number: 816-333-4048
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30

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