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Carmen's Cafe

) #238 of 1,156 Restaurants in Kansas City $$ - $$$ Italian
6307 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1708
+1 816-333-4048
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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“house salad” (8 reviews)
“tapas” (6 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
11:00 - 22:00All hours
$$ - $$$
6307 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1708
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I eat at Carmen's from time to time, and it's always good, and the food is consistent and tasty. They make excellent martinis as well and have a decent wine list.

Thank Maryfrances W
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Dinner before Starlight was delicious! Salads were crisp and not over-dressed, bread was fresh and warm, drinks were refilled very regularly. We enjoyed fettuccini Alfredo, Monica's rigatoni and chicken limonata. The service was friendly and extremely attentive. Thanks, Gino! We'll be back!

Thank Mom529
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant. Food was excellent and the service was great. We had a nice quiet dinner with friends.

Thank crg100
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I have been to Carmen's Cafe may times in the past, but at the Brookside Art Festival, I got food from their mobile unit. I had the grilled asparagus and the shrimp wrapped in bacon. Delicious and a light meal while walking around outside.

Thank travelsamc
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Busy Friday night and the food, wine, and service were all excellent. Moved from that lovely Brookside area years ago and will certainly return soon.

Thank b27sanibel
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My visit to Carmen's and the area of Brookside was a treat. The staff was friendly, and the service was great. My friends and I were seated upstairs and the evening view outside the restaurant was lovely. I enjoyed the Gluten Free Chicken Alfredo, and...More

Thank Toothy43
Reviewed 10 April 2017

After a friend's invitation, we re-visited Carmens for the first time in several years. While the food and service is not bad, in our opinion we've had better. Friends ordered the Spedini Julian, we ordered Judi's Rigatoni and Chicken Parmigiano. Friend's enjoyed their Spedini, we...More

Thank 2Bees_10
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Old school place where you know you're going to get good food! Try the artichoke for appetizer and you have to get the chicken spedini Julian for entree. SO good!

Thank MissTraveler_55
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We have been patrons of Carmen's for decades. Normally the service is prompt and attentive. We had 7:30 reservations tonight and ordered right after sitting down. We noticed that a nearby table arrived after us and got their salads before ours. At 8:15, we asked...More

Thank TravelerfromOZ
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We just happen to have been to several of the local Italian restaurants lately. So I was curious how Carmen's would compare to the rest. Let's just say that I wasn't in the mood for more Italian this weekend, but I LOVED my dinner. We...More

Thank Cindy A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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
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.
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