La Cucina di Mamma $$
6229 Brookside Blvd., Kansas City
HOURS: Mon.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
COST: Most entrées between $10–20
It’s only natural that a sumptuously stocked Italian grocery like Bella Napoli includes an on-site Italian restaurant that offers filling fare in a casual, no-fuss atmosphere. Plop down your grocery bags and enjoy an array of antipasti, or opt for one of La Cucina di Mamma’s pasta dishes like tagliatella bolognese or penne siciliana.
Several contorni, or side dishes, are a great option as a quick snack if you’re in search of a lighter meal. Try the sautéed spinach with butter and Parmesan or grilled peppers with olives and capers. Indoor seating is limited, but additional seating is available outside, weather permitting.
© Katy Ryan from Moon Kansas City, 1st Edition