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Cuisine: European, Italian, Latin
Price Range: $$
Find a seat in the dimly lit wooden bar, or sit at a table in the artwork-lined dining room. Carmen's Café offers a comfortable environment with good acoustics, although lighting sometimes makes... Read More
Find a seat in the dimly lit wooden bar, or sit at a table in the artwork-lined dining room. Carmen's Café offers a comfortable environment with good acoustics, although lighting sometimes makes reading the menu a challenge. The staff is generally knowledgeable and attentive, with many long-time employees. There are plenty of kudos for the food but this restaurant blends Italian cuisine with Latin-inspired dishes. Toasted ravioli, and jumbo scallops with Spanish saffron cream sauce, are favorite starters. A wide array of entrees includes Seafood Diablo, Chicken Lemonnata, Veal Marsala, and gnocchi served with vodka tomato cream sauce, mushrooms and peas. Sweet endings range from spumoni and tiramisu to several versions of cheesecake.
6307 Brookside Plz
Kansas City, MO 64113
- Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm
- Fri: 11am-11pm
- Sat: 4pm-11pm
- Sun: 5pm-9pm
- Italian: "Designed to help customers get in and out quickly at lunchtime, Carmen's offers lunch specials at $10 or less, such as Judy's Rigatoni, a new Salmon Salad or classic Eggplant Parmesan"
- Best for Italian Because: A friendly bistro with a loyal following, the character inside Carmen's Brookside location combines dark wood with white linens, soft jazz and a cozy bar.