Hot Spots: Cafe Verona in Kansas City

Cafe Verona is a lovely Italian restaurant served up with a side of class.  You will find this charming eatery in the suburban town of Independence, right in the heart of the historic square, better known as President Truman’s stomping grounds.  I met up with my best friend for a late birthday celebration & we savored every bite.


You know those restaurants that offer items to nibble on while your meal is being prepared?  The ones whose pre-dinner goodies are so yummy you plan on coming back just to snack on them again?  The sliced bread loaf offered at Cafe Verona is as memorable as Red Lobster’s cheddar biscuits.  Sprinkle a bit of freshly grated parmesan cheese in the olive oil & saturate your slice with the winning combination.

The menu has a vast selection of salads, pastas & sandwiches.  I opted for the frutti de mare pasta this particular evening.  The spaghetti cooked in a zesty alfredo sauce included bites of lobster, shrimp & clams.  Since Katie & I were filled to the brim with rich Italian cuisine, we decided to split her birthday dessert: a warm brownie with a gooey center.  Pleased with our choices, I’ll certainly be back to try the bruschetta trio & the pesto chicken panini.

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Cafe Verona has a warm interior & is painted with large murals, such as one of the “Birth of Venus.”  The Romanesque atmosphere is complete with an open courtyard walled off by large iron gates.  People have started decorating these gates with love locks (read about the start of this tradition in my Venice review).  The husband & I took a closer look at some of the love messages left attached to Cafe Verona.


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If you are looking for an intimate dinner location with some small town charm, give Cafe Verona a chance.  Come back later this week for my next edition of Muse Moments.  Till then, ciao!


3 thoughts on “Hot Spots: Cafe Verona in Kansas City

      1. Besides Romeo and Juliet’s balcony, there is a piazza that has a coliseum built in the year 1, yes 1 that still has nightly operas. we saw AIDA there in June of 2007 and had to buy cuccinis (mini inflatable cushions) or our butts would have fried on the marble ‘seats’. But it was amazing. I definitely want to see Venice and the eastern coast of Italy one day. Ciao (oh…eat some Gates for me…will ya?)

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