MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT IN KANSAS CITY
WINE SPECTATOR “BEST OF AWARD OF EXCELLENCE”
A select 878 winners worldwide are honored with Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence."
Created to give special recognition to restaurants that clearly exceed the requirements of their prestigious "Award of Excellence." These reserve lists typically offer 400 or more selections, however, Osteria IL Centro is proud to number over 1,000!
Along with superior presentation, winners display either vintage depth, with several vertical offerings of top wines, or excellent breadth across several wine regions. Wine Spectator's Restaurant Wine List Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. As well as providing accurate wine information. the restaurant must include vintages and appellations for all selections, including wines available by the glass.
ZAGAT "BEST ITALIAN FOOD" IN KANSAS CITY
Zagat’s annual expert review awarded Osteria IL Centro a 28 out of 30 food score in their November ratings, making Osteria IL Centro the highest rated Italian food in Kansas City – with one of the highest Italian food rankings in the country. Osteria IL Centro has long been a local neighborhood favorite. Now it seems the whole city is discovering what was once the locals “best kept secret.”
Zagat notes that "diners adore this bellissimo Italian jewel in the pleasant South Plaza neighborhood," a "popular date spot serving authentic food that takes you back to Verona." Furthermore, reports Zagat, "Since it’s a great value and crowded nearly every night, fans wish they took reservations, but when faced with a wait, you can pass the time people-watching and chumming with the staffers, who know pretty much everyone, over a glass from the interesting 1,000-bottle wine list."
Of course our sister restaurant Minsky’s Pizza is no stranger to Zagat. They were selected as one of Zagat's, “Ultimate 23 Pizzas in America" this past summer.
Make a day of it and enjoy both Zagat’s best pizza and best Italian food with us: Stop in at Minsky’s Pizza for lunch and Osteria IL Centro for dinner!
AAA THREE DIAMOND AWARD RECIPIENT
A three diamond restaurant offers fine dining, the latest cooking trends and/or traditional cuisine, expanded beverage offerings as well as a professional service staff and comfortable, well-coordinated ambiance.
The AAA Inspector notes Osteria IL Centro, "with its engaging music and colorful, creative decor, this trendy bistro exudes relaxed sophistication. Menu options are tempting. Although the dress code is casual, dressy casual is the norm."