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Zio's Italian Kitchen

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3901 S Bolger Rd, Independence, MO 64055-6779
816-277-0804
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Better than average!

We dined at this Zio's with another couple. Our food was very good, so was the service and our server was very good! The bread was very crispy and fresh, the dipping sauce was a mixture of herbs and olive oil. All of our entrées were very good and the dessert was to die for! My wife had a huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bismarck1956
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Kansas City
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Kansas City
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174 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at this Zio's with another couple. Our food was very good, so was the service and our server was very good! The bread was very crispy and fresh, the dipping sauce was a mixture of herbs and olive oil. All of our entrées were very good and the dessert was to die for! My wife had a huge... More 

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Thank Bismarck1956
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109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a business function. The food was average. My dish was very garlicky. The description was a lemon cream sauce but I could not taste the lemon just due to the overpowering garlic taste. The salad was good and I did like the house dressing a lot. The service was good as well.

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Thank Dizizz
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Love this place. Consistently great service, consistently good food. I'd pick Zio's over any other Italian food chain.

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Thank Xander H
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite Italian eateries. My only complaint is the parking. I wish it was easier to get in and out of.

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Thank Carl W
Sedalia, Missouri, Usa
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We had a calamari appetizer that was crisping on the outside and not as chewy on the inside as most calamari is. This appetizer was cooked better than most others I have tried. I had the shrimp limone which was excellent loved the sauce. I was with my daughter and her family and everyone loved the food including the children.

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Thank CindyT615
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I love to go sit at the pizza bar and order drinks while looking over the menu. It's a great way to avoid the "waiting" on a weekend and a lot of people don't seem to know you can sit and order off the full menu there. Also, the Italian wedding cake is amazing!

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Thank Cherie W
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The new management at Zio's ruined what used to be a really good place to eat. All their sauces and soups were changed. The tomato florentine was my favorite and it is terrible now. So sad. We've stopped eating there all together and won't return until they bring the original Zios recipes back.

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Thank Amy M
Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The staff is very friendly and the food is great. I personally love Mama's sampler, which isn't on the menu any more. If you ask for that dish they will make it though. It comes with spaghetti, lasagna and chicken alfredo and enough for a doggie bag. The parmesan chicken is good as well. In fact my wife and I... More 

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Thank Maurice B
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We just stopped by Zio's for takeout after visiting Schlitterbahn in Kansas City. Especially for takeout, the food quality was great, and the curbside service was friendly and efficient. Hope to visit for an in-restaurant experience sometime soon!

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Thank Jason S
Kansas City, MO
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I always order the Artichoke Spinach Pasta; it's my favorite dish. It's always been consistently delicious. On my last visit (yes, last), I ordered the Artichoke Spinach Pasta as I always do. Right away, I noticed it looked paler than usual. It tasted bland and watery. I asked the waitress if they're trying out a new chef, she said, "No,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3901 S Bolger Rd, Independence, MO 64055-6779
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: 816-277-0804

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?