Now celebrating our 21st Anniversary! If you've not visited yet, Osteria IL Centro is the kind of comfortable neighborhood venue one would find scattered throughout the Mediterranean.  Awarded a 28 out of 30 by Zagat, you're certain to enjoy our pleasing medley of Italian cuisine featuring pasta, meat, fish and vegetable dishes as well as the perfect wine to accompany your meal. Indulge at Kansas City’s (former) best-kept secret, and the new #1 home for Italian cuisine in KC: Osteria IL Centro.

We invite you to relax and unwind in our carefree atmosphere, settle in with one of our flavorful appetizers - or enjoy one of our exceptional Italian entrees, pizzettes or salads. Or, share a fine reserve bottle from our Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence” wine list. No matter what you choose, our upscale-casual neighborhood bistro atmosphere is the perfect backdrop to create an evening to remember. A local South Plaza favorite – where the food and wine are so good, it actually improves the conversation!


Osteria IL Centro was awarded its 18th consecutive Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence” accolade! 

OIC's "Excellent 18" Bottles as Selected by Osteria IL Centro Customers!

To keep with tradition, we asked several notable OIC customers and other friends of the restaurant to pick one of their favorite bottles from the OIC Reserve Wine list, and to tell us why the bottle is one of their favorites. Each day of the promotion we will post one of the esteemed wine connoisseur’s picks here.

Click here to see the picks now! Why not consider one the next time you visit Osteria IL Centro?

Primi Piatti


Zuppa e Insalata
& Pizzettes

Salads & Pizzettes

Secondi Piatti


Dolce & Sbarra

Desserts, Wine & Bar


"I love il Centro not only because the food is awesome every time, but because the people that work there truly care about what they do and you become friends with them. If it is a hug from Nicole, chatting with Kerrie, Brent holding a spot for me, or Bobby sending postcards from overseas...they become part of what we enjoy about KC. It never fails that if we go out for the night we eventually end up at IL Centro. For dinner – or even later, for dessert, wine, or a late night cocktail. We do it cause we love being there, but more importantly, we love the people there as well." - Robert