Food and wine so good, it actually improves the conversation.

Now celebrating 29 years of serving the finest wines and KC's Best Italian food! 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 26th consecutive Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence” accolade!

With over 1,000 award winning wines to choose from, there's no better time than the present to come in and sample one! With so many great options, we're sure to have the vino to suite your mood, occasion, company - or to pair perfectly with your meal.

We are once again honored to have received Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence" recognition. Please ask your server for our Reserve List to explore our collection!

Primi Piatti
Zuppa e Insalata & Pizzettes
Secondi Piatti
Dolce & Sbarra

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become a VIP

Become an Osteria IL Centro VIP and you’ll understand why “Garlic is the catsup of intellectuals.” We’ll wine and dine you with gourmet promotions throughout the year. Plus, you’ll get the dish on other grand offers. You can register here!

Wine Club

If wine is your thing learn more about Osteria IL Centro’s delightful wine selections and what’s in the bottle by joining our Wine Club. Plus, contributions and reserve wine selections from internationally recognized Master Sommelier and Master of Wine, Doug Frost!

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"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