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Osteria IL Centro

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5101 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112
816-561-2369
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Favorite date spot

This is by far our favorite spot in KC for a date or with other couples. While they don't accept reservations we love waiting at the bar. They have an excellent wine list and a great bartender. The chicken cannelloni is my favorite dish. The spedini and the chicken walnut pasta are also really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Polly T
Good for:
  • Romantic
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is by far our favorite spot in KC for a date or with other couples. While they don't accept reservations we love waiting at the bar. They have an excellent wine list and a great bartender. The chicken cannelloni is my favorite dish. The spedini and the chicken walnut pasta are also really nice. For dessert the gelato ball... More 

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De Soto, Kansas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Dine with Friends and shared meals to sample several dishes. Appetizers were Calamari which was very good. The Goat cheese and bread appetizers was disappointing. The bread was just Texas toast, expected a hearty Italian bread. Weordered Garlic Filet, the nights special. It was tender and well prepared served with mashed potatoes and green beans. Tortellini dish seemed fresh, was... More 

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Parkville, Missouri
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was a belated Valentines dinner for my wife and I after I read in a KC publication that Osteria IL Centro was a "romantic venue". Not sure about the romantic atmosphere, but it was certainly an outstanding restaurant. We had Emily as our server and she did an exceptional job of guiding us through the wine list and menu.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Ate at Osteria Il Centro for the first time recently and it was spectacular. There were 6 in our party and we all had a different dish. They did not disappoint. I ordered the chicken spedini and it was absolutely delicious. Would definitely recommend it! The place is very small and we had a little bit of a wait but... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is hands down one of the best restaurants in Kansas City (or anywhere)! The food is fantastic - real-world Italian. The servers are so professional and know their stuff - Emily is fantastic! Get there early - those of us who love this place, go there frequently and if fills up quickly - every night. Favorites: Antipasti, hummus, appetizer... More 

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Sturgeon Bay
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178 reviews 178 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Thanks to the helpful young man who drove our hotel shuttle, we "discovered" this charming, wonderful restaurant. The food was absolutely outstanding, as was the wait staff. The wine selection was great. We shared the most heavenly desserts. The value for the incredible quality of the food was excellent!

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Fayetteville, AR, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We visited Kansas City not knowing restaurants, so we read reviews. We picked this small neighborhood restaurant, without reservations, it was a wait but so worth waiting. This is a very small restaurant just south of the Country Club Plaza. I can't say that the seating was to my liking, as we were all so close together, diners on each... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We've eaten at many Italian restaurants in Italy, and virtually from coast to coast (here in the USA), but none do it better than this place. From the moment we entered, till the time we departed, our waiter, Bobby, took care of our every request. He had excellent suggestions for wine pairings for each of our food selections. From the... More 

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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145 reviews 145 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a wonderful small neighborhood Italian restaurant just blocks from the Plaza shopping district. The food and service is great and the atmosphere is cozy and relatively low key. The bread served with our meal was delicious as were our dinner meals. We went on a Thurs. evening and since they do not take reservations we arrived at 6pm.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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166 reviews 166 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Having spent a year in Rome and quite a few visits to many Italian cities one develops a taste that often gets blunted by the local US versions of what Italian food is. Osteria Il Centro is a mild version of this difference. We have visited it on and off for many years and it has not significantly changed. Their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5101 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816-561-2369

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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