Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pasta, drinks, and more at Garozzo’s Ristorante. Choose between either the Olathe or Lee’s Summit locations.
Claiming numerous accolades from local publications such as Kansas City Magazine's Best Italian Restaurant, Garozzo's conjures old world splendor with a menu of authentic favorites and innovative original recipes. The signature chicken spiedini bubble-bathes chicken breasts in amogio, then rolls them down a hill of modiga italian bread crumbs before charbroiling them ($18+). Piscivores can feast on the salmon alla spinaci con pesto, a dish of salmon over spinach and cavatelli pasta basking in red clam sauce ($23). On the lunch menu, the Sinatra sandwich tops salami, capicolla, and mortadella with provolone, olives, and a tiny fedora ($12).
Zagat reviewed the Olathe and Lee's Summit locations and rated the food and service as very good to excellent and the décor as good to very good. The Lee Summit location receives an average of four owl eyes from TripAdvisors, 83% of Urbanspooners recommend it, and OpenTable reviewers give it an average of 3.8 stars. Nine Yelpers give the Olathe location an average of four stars and 75% of Urbanspooners recommend this location.
Michael Garozzo entered the dining business early, working as a busboy in his hometown of St. Louis. His young mind raced with dreams of opening a restaurant of his own, which came to fruition in 1989, when he opened Garozzo’s in Kansas City’s Columbus Park neighborhood. Since then, the restaurant has bloomed, and he had opened three additional locations across the greater Kansas City area.
Garozzo’s menu of Italian specialties is highlighted by the signature spiedini di pollo, a marinated chicken breast rolled in italian breadcrumbs, then skewered and grilled. The dish is served in four presentations, which include the Gabriella, with fettucine and spicy diablo sauce, and the Samantha, with fettucine, artichoke hearts, and alfredo sauce. Adding to the exclusive ambiance is the restaurant’s own branded wine, served at each location. Garozzo’s popular house tomato sauce, diablo sauce, and italian dressing are also available in grocery stores across the city, and its distinctive pastas can be purchased in many high-end local wig shops.