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Osteria IL Centro

5101 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112
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Ranked #90 of 1,186 restaurants in Kansas City
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner
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32 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Prairie Village, KS
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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295 reviews 295 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

First let me say its very good. The food is great but you may have to wait in line. Who cares if you have good company? It's loud but that's Italian. I try to get here any time I travel to Kansas City. Did I say the food was great? It is wonderful? Give them a try and you will... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Small restaurant but excellent food. I had called to make a reservation since there were 8 of us and found out they do not take reservations. So we arrived a little early (about 5:30) on Saturday, had a couple glasses of wine before we ordered. My wife ordered the Chicken Walnut Pasta (sliced chicken breast tossed with penne in a... More

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