U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Missouri > Kansas City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-31-2012, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
16,416 posts, read 25,200,334 times
Reputation: 16464

Advertisements

The girl I'm seeing has a fascination of Italy and I heard there is a Little Italy in Kansas City. I don't live in KC and I'm new to Kansas so I don't know anything about it. I'm not really expecting it to be anything like the one in NYC, but is it worth checking out? I'm going to take her out to the Crown Center to ice skate and then thought it might be cool to stop by somewhere in little italy for food?

Any recommendations for the area?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-31-2012, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
481 posts, read 579,989 times
Reputation: 360
Columbus Park, just a few blocks East of the River Market is an old Italian neighborhood. Garozzos's has probably some of the best Italian food in the city.

Columbus Park
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-31-2012, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
16,416 posts, read 25,200,334 times
Reputation: 16464
Cool, so it's definitely worth checking out?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-31-2012, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
481 posts, read 579,989 times
Reputation: 360
It's definitely a cool, historic area, with some great restaurants. You might also check out Pandolfi's Deli or Happy Gillis. You will still see some old Italian guys hanging out playing cards, but it's probably not what it use to be in it's heyday. It's now more diversified, with young urban dwellers and quite a few Asian restaurants mixed in with the Italian restaurants. I would check it out if you have time, just a short drive or walk from downtown.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-31-2012, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
10,705 posts, read 18,493,517 times
Reputation: 5409
I would drive to the Hill in St Louis. I think you will be pretty disapointed by KC's Little Italy. There are a couple of good sandwich shops though. Check it out. It's an interesting area, just don't have high expectations.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-31-2012, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
481 posts, read 579,989 times
Reputation: 360
Quote:
Originally Posted by kcmo View Post
I would drive to the Hill in St Louis. I think you will be pretty disapointed by KC's Little Italy. There are a couple of good sandwich shops though. Check it out. It's an interesting area, just don't have high expectations.
Way to rep KC....don't think the OP was asking about St. Louis though
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-31-2012, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
16,416 posts, read 25,200,334 times
Reputation: 16464
Considering it gets dark around 6 it'll be dark when we're there. How is the area around dinner time ~7:00? Is it ok to walk around the area when it's dark? I'm not really worried about getting robbed or crime.. but if everything is closed down and streets are empty it could be a little boring.

Garozzo's looked really nice but a bit on the expensive side. Are there any other comparable italian restaurants that would be nice/romantic for maybe something closer to 15-20 per entree instead of 25-30 per entree?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-31-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
16,416 posts, read 25,200,334 times
Reputation: 16464
Quote:
Originally Posted by kcmo View Post
I would drive to the Hill in St Louis. I think you will be pretty disapointed by KC's Little Italy. There are a couple of good sandwich shops though. Check it out. It's an interesting area, just don't have high expectations.

I'm just looking to take a girl I've been dating out for some Italian food and maybe give her a chance to be able to speak some Italian before we go skating. Driving 4 hours might be a little tough.. haha
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-31-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
12,064 posts, read 27,207,945 times
Reputation: 3739
Quote:
Originally Posted by shindig View Post
Way to rep KC....don't think the OP was asking about St. Louis though
He asked if it was worth going to, and I think most Kansas Citians would agree it's really not. The Hill in St. Louis is a fabulous, interesting intact Italian neighborhood in a way that Columbus Park simply isn't. Perhaps they'd be looking to do a little weekend getaway in the future. I don't think it's a crazy thing to mention.

As far as Garozzo's goes, I found the experience to be pretty solid, but not really special -- I can't think of any other sit down Italian restaurants in the neighborhood -- perhaps someone knows better than me!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-31-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
16,416 posts, read 25,200,334 times
Reputation: 16464
Quote:
Originally Posted by aragx6 View Post
He asked if it was worth going to, and I think most Kansas Citians would agree it's really not. The Hill in St. Louis is a fabulous, interesting intact Italian neighborhood in a way that Columbus Park simply isn't. Perhaps they'd be looking to do a little weekend getaway in the future. I don't think it's a crazy thing to mention.

As far as Garozzo's goes, I found the experience to be pretty solid, but not really special -- I can't think of any other sit down Italian restaurants in the neighborhood -- perhaps someone knows better than me!
Really? Not more than one Italian restaurant in Little Italy??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Missouri > Kansas City
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top