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Carmen's Cafe

) #273 of 1,140 Restaurants in Kansas City $$ - $$$ Italian
6307 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1708
+1 816-333-4048
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“house salad” (8 reviews)
“tapas” (6 reviews)
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6307 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1708
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31 - 40 of 74 reviews

Reviewed May 27, 2015

Wonderful food and great service! I have a garlic allergy and our server Leonardo made sure I had a garlic free meal. The others in our party had the Spedini- their specialty and they loved it!

Thank Reeny104
Reviewed May 6, 2015

Enjoyed a recent dining experience at Carmen's with friends. Found the atmosphere to be nice, the dining room to be quaint and the food to be outstanding. My party of five tried multiple appetizers and had several main course offerings. I highly recommend anything on...More

Thank KCL78
Reviewed March 6, 2015

dined here on a suggestion from local colleague. Entry into front door right into bar was small bout opened up to main dining area. Went with a group of 4 business associates while in town for the week. We all commented after the meal it...More

1  Thank BradS65
Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

I dine there solo, with friends, with kids... Sometimes we're one of a few tables, sometimes the place is packed, sometimes I eat at the bar... The service is always good, although not always as personable as I would like. The food is always good,...More

Thank KCMOMichelle
Reviewed January 7, 2015

Carmen's is our special place for special dates. Birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, even a business meeting. Every meal we have ever ordered has been consistent in flavor and quality. Authentic Italian cooking, with customer favorites that stay on the menu. We have tried other "authentic" and...More

1  Thank Vicki S
Reviewed December 6, 2014

Hands down, Carmen's is the BEST Italian restaurant in KC! Wonderful variety on the menu and meals are always served piping hot, along with a nice salad. GF pasta is available. However, I prefer to have my Seafood Diablo over broccoli. Servers are always very...More

Reviewed November 15, 2014

First time at this restaurant. We had toasted ravioli for our appetizer and chicken spiedini for dinner. The food was delicious and service was also first rate. Highly recommend this Brookside gem.

1  Thank Craig A
Reviewed October 17, 2014

A friend wanted to show me his neighbourhood and take me for lunch. Carmen's was superb the squid (calamari) tapas were delicious as were the other tapas we ordered to share. My friend had Taipia and I had chicken with a lemon and caper sauce...More

1  Thank Sophie H
Reviewed September 6, 2014

We recently went to Carmen's for a family dinner and could not have been more satisfied. Our group ordered both tapas and entrees. All were served at the right temperature and were delicious. Prices were reasonable. Service was great. The restaurant accepts credit cards but...More

1  Thank judi262
Reviewed August 7, 2014

My daughter and I were searching for a new place for her birthday. We happened upon Carmen's. The place was nice and cozy. The staff were great and our waitress was great. The calamari and lasagna I recommend. They had warm bread and real butter...More

Thank King V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 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 - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6307 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1708
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-333-4048
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Authentic Italian bistro with a Latin flair for festive tapas! The many signature dishes include a variety of pasta choices, the famous Chicken Spidieni and the appetizing artichoke. Carmen’s Café delivers friendly service within a casual, upscale atmosphere.