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Cafe AL Dente

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412 Delaware St, Ste D, Kansas City, MO 64105-1744
+1 816-472-9444
11:00 - 22:00
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Lenexa, Kansas
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128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there as part of a church group going to Breakout KC. Arrived at 5:30, with reservations at Breakout for 7 p.m. Smaller restaurant made ambience tough - as intimate proximity to other tables is an understatement. Additionally, our group (10) was booked early, and a second group (girl's team from Central Oklahoma) arrived right after we did (approximately... More 

Thank JayhawkJim
Saint Louis, Missouri
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487 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This place is friendly, and convenient to the streetcar line which one can ride for free. We had lunch here, and the food was terrific. I had a pastrami on rye sandwich which is best pastrami sandwich I have ever eaten. Our server was fast, friendly, and attentive.

Thank Lorin G
Gladstone, Missouri
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Have seen this place for years, but have never come in until today. So glad I finally did! The food was fantastic. Very authentic.

Thank Dianne S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We had a group of 8 people. The waitress was hilarious and very friendly. The food was very good. I would definitely recommend this place!

Thank Jackie S
Kansas City, Missouri
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The food here is excellent. The chef makes his own pizza dough fresh everyday. And the tiramisu, also made by the chef is incredible. The prep cook in the back (Teressa) does an awesome job at maintaining the consistency of the taste with all of the sauces, dressings and even the meatballs. Highly recommend this place for a great casual... More 

Thank JWonthemove
Kansas City, Missouri
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Pizza review critics are tough people. Everyone likes something different about their pizza - thin crust vs thick crust, coal oven vs brick oven, light sauce vs heavy sauce....the list goes on. Oh and let's not even mention the different types of cheeses. I've had pizza in many different U.S. locations in my lifetime. Two places in particular stick out... More 

Thank SallyLuu
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

No, I don't know Italian language, but I know good food in KC. Casual atmosphere; a neighborhood restaurant and bar. My pastrami sandwich was very good. My wife loved her shrimp scampi. But the Italian cheesecake may have been the best. Extemely courteous and friendly waitress. Then the owner lady came out to speak personally. She's been there 16 years!... More 

Thank hardball36
Malta Montana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

This restaurant is a definite 10 of 10! The food, atmosphere and staff was all A-1! Will definitely eat there the next time I am in Kansas City! Heather you're the best!

Thank luphaus
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014

The single star feels generous after dining at Cafe Al Dente for the first and final time last night. Ordered drinks, an appetizer and two entrees, one drink was spilled accidentally, and the appetizer took forty minutes-just seconds before the entrees arrived. Service was slow if it was there at all. After two bites into the chicken parmesan found it's... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

Good news, you can dine with confidence as this is a nice spot for a quick sandwich and soup. The staff was extremely friendly and the service was prompt. The tomato bisque soup was a hit paired with the staff recommendation of a chicken sandwich with pepperoni and bacon. This restaurant is a short walk to the market area and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 Delaware St, Ste D, Kansas City, MO 64105-1744
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-472-9444

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