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Zio's Italian Kitchen

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

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Piece of Italy

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Carl W
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 reviews
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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.

Thank Xander H
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

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

Thank Carl W
Sedalia, Missouri, Usa
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

Thank CindyT615
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

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!

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.

Thank Amy M
Kansas City, Missouri
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17 reviews
10 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 

Thank Maurice B
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank Jason S
Kansas City, MO
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank biggerjim
Independence, Missouri
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184 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Zio's is in a good location - It sits on 39th Street easily accessible to I-70, Hwy 291/I-70, Hwy 40 and Independence Center. Though it is not my favorite place for Italian food in the Kansas City area, my visits have always been good experiences. The servers are always friendly. If it is busy, sometimes the service runs a bit... More 

Thank travelsamc
Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I use to go to Zio's all the time, but it has gone down hill big time!! You would be better off going to Olive Garden or carrabba's.. If you want really good Italian, go to Lidia's in Kansas City! Not worth your time!!

Thank Jayhawkgrl13

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?