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Monetti's Taste of Italy

1313 NE Douglas St, Lee's Summit, MO 64086
(816) 524-1777
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Ranked #51 of 185 restaurants in Lee's Summit
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Apr 23, 2014
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56% Recommend
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English first
Lees Summit, MO
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Monetti's gives you a taste of Italy in the KC area. The menu has terrific Italian dishes that remind one of Italy and the owner can be caught singing if he is not careful. Friday and Saturday nights are busy and the wait can be long; however, it is worth it.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I like this place. They have a great menu and when the owner is there the service is admittedly much better. I just prefer to dine at small local places instead of franchise microwave meals. They also sell Thor bread to go at a good price. The brick oven is neat and when the bread is bki g the smell... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is REAL Italian food! The owner is from Italy himself (or else his mother is, can't remember.) Anyway, the food is really good and they give you some yummy garlic butter knots as a free appetizer. The first few times I really enjoyed my experience, but the last couple times the service has not been quite as good. I... More

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Our food was horrible and when we complained the owner came to our table saying he was tired of people complaining about our food. We didn't eat it and sent it back yet the owner still wanted us to pay for it.

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Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went to Monetti's with high expectations and won't be back. While the food was ok, they ran out of chicken, the spaghetti carbonara was missing the egg & was made with Fettucine noodles and the Fettucine Alfredo was only decent. The owner was busy talking up a booth of four yuppies meanwhile ours and the table next to us waited... More

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

From the deep fried Veal piccata to the watery sauces, the only thing decent here is the garlic knots and the pizza. Save the carbs and head to Ciao Bella in downtown LS

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Kansas City, MO
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

The owner is very personable and the food is solidly good, it's your basic home cooking Italian. The garlic knots bread are inconsistent, sometimes over baked on the outside and doughy in the middle. It's reliably decent reasonably priced food.

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Lake Lotawana, Missouri
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

You can't go wrong. Priced affordably for two or for a family. Very clean, efficient and knowlegable staff. The food is melt in your mouth delicious. I think we have tried almost everything on the menu. Love everything

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Kansas City, Missouri
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere is nice and the food is very good. Nice option if you are looking for a good meal at a non chain restaurant on the East side of the Metro. Worth checking out.

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Kansas City, Missouri
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

For us it was. We walked in at 6pm and were the ONLY customers. Probably 6 or so employees and 2 of us. It always gives me a strange feeling when there are not many others in a restaurant let alone NO OTHERS. The decor is good but the tables are close together and the glass top tables make me... More

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