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Osteria IL Centro

5101 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112
816-561-2369
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Ranked #92 of 1,201 restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I have been going here for over 10 years now and I will keep going back. The food is amazing as is the wine list. The service is excellent as well. I just wish the place was a little bigger. If you show up and the wait is an hour, stay, it's worth it.

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Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Loved the calamari appetizer - light and crisp. Nice atmosphere - casual, laid back. Great service. Excellent selection of specials the evening we were there. Will go back.

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Prairie Village, KS
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Italian is usually not among our top choices when choosing a dining destination for the evening, but with so many people giving Il Centro glowing reviews we decided gave it a try. It's a quaint little place with a varied menu and a huge wine list. When I asked the waiter about his favorite dish he didn't hesitate to recommend... More

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Overland Park 675
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Staying the weekend at the Raphael, asked the clerk for a local authentic Italian restaurant, she recommended Osteria IL Centro. I'm glad she did. It is very small, but we lucked out because it was a bad weather night and we were seated after a 10 minute wait. I had the lamb chops; my wife had the cannelloni. Both were... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

My wife works for a person who treats their employee's to a Christmas dinner at Osteria Il Centro..It is closed to the public..This has been the 5th year for our function.. The restaurant employee's are great, very accomidating..The food is very good, even tho a full menu is not offered for this special occasion.. Nice ambiance, small but friendly atsmophere..... More

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

If you are looking for an romantic dinner or a high end night cap, this gem is perfect. The small, quiet dining room is intimate and this spot has a top notch wine list and liquor list. As a neighborhood spot it does wind down early.

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McPherson, Kansas
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163 reviews 163 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Small place with full bar and good food. I had the Veal meatballs w/spagettini (btw spaghetti and angel hair). She had Orange Roughy with Spinach, spaghetti on the side. Extensive wine list and well dressed clientele (mostly), that didn't help much, but their food wasn't pretentious at all. Good stuff. Tender meatballs and unusually good spaghetti sauce, that you don't... More

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Chicago
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93 reviews 93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Wonderful food and a very good, not over-priced, wine list. My meal was excellent and I'm anxious to try their famous chicken next time

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Miami, Florida
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319 reviews 319 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

While staying at the InterContinental, our server recommended Il Centro as a wonderful little Italian Restaurant walking distance from the hotel. I found the reviews on TA helpful to decide to take a leisurely walk to dinner with a couple of friends. We arrived at the perfect time as we were seated in 5 minutes at a table by the... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We have eaten here many times and have never reviewed it but after dining there last night I couldn't resist. First, be prepared to wait, but it is always worth it! We worked our way to the bar & ordered a $25 bottle of "table wine" (I grabbed a nice Sangiovese from a table near the bar) & sipped on... More

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