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Osteria IL Centro

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5101 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112-2742
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Independence, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had heard of this restaurant and finally got to try it. The food and wine was absolutely amazing. Our server was well versed in the menu and was very attentive and all over great customer service. The atmosphere was definitely romantic. They even gave us a free bottle of wine for our anniversary! I love Italian food and will... More 

Thank Tiffany K
Lawrence, Kansas
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to follow up because I take these reviews very seriously. I have written two Very positive review for this restaurant in the past but just had a very unpleasant experience. We live in Lawrence, Ks approximately 52 miles from this restaurant. On a previous visit, the person I thought to be the general manager, told me that if... More 

2 Thank honestcritic123
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We celebrated my birthday Osteria Il Centro for the last eight years and it is always fantastic food and service. They have delicious appetizers especially the calamari! My husband loves their veal piccata and our kids enjoy their spedini. Their staff is attentive but not overly attentive and the chocolate covered raspberry sherbet is a must! Even happy hour there... More 

Thank kathleen m
Country Club
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

My wife and I stopped here for dinner before making the short drive over to Starlight Theater, and are we glad we did. Arriving at 5:30 on a Tuesday, we were immediately seated. The restaurant is small -- perhaps seating for 50 -- and very nicely appointed. Our server took our drink order and we began perusing the menu. Lots... More 

Thank Kenneth R
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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203 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

OK - this is one of those restaurants that is a cross between a neighborhood and upscale'ish hole in the wall! (If that's even a thing!!) This is truly excellent Italian food. It's quaint and authentic. Plus very close to the Plaza and within walking distance of the Intercontinental or Raphael hotels. Bread is amazing. Salads are excellent. And you... More 

Thank diannedavis
Wales, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Great food, great wine, great service in a cozy restaurant that delivers time after time. In all the times I’ve eaten at Il Centro, I can honestly say I have never once questioned service, never once noticed a slip in standards of cooking or presentation, or not enjoyed the wine. Utterly consistent, fantastic restaurant, can’t wait to go back. Definitely... More 

Thank CrapFoodGuide
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant sits on a small corner lot. Parking may be a bit difficult depending on time of day. The inside is also small with limited and crowded seating. You may find yourself waiting. The small bar likewise has limited seating to wait. A small anteroom contains two chairs and a small bench for patrons, otherwise you're stuck waiting outside.... More 

Thank Melanie N
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Haven't been here for awhile which made the food seem so much better! We shared the shrimp appetizer and it's perfectly prepared and cooked. We ordered 2 entrées to share - BBQ chicken pizza and chicken pasta. Both excellent! Added to the pasta were whole walnuts which made for great flavoring. The food does not disappoint!

1 Thank Bankerwon
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I am in love with this restaurant. Great food and especially their raspberry sherbet and chocolate dessert! Each waiter and bartender is excellent. Never disappointed and alway like taking people from out of town here.

1 Thank kathleen m
Lawrence, Kansas
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

We live in Lawrence, KS approximately 52 miles from this restaurant and it is ALWAYS worth the effort to get there. We went this past weekend and enjoyed our usual order of calamari and pasta dishes. We were also lucky enough to be able to experience the dessert special of chocolate chip bread pudding. Oh my goodness the dessert was... More 

1 Thank honestcritic123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5101 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112-2742
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816-561-2369

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