Garozzo’s is Kansas City’s most awarded and popular Italian restaurant. Garozzo’s boasts fine dining cuisine in a family atmosphere. The restaurant is Zagat rated as one of the top Italian restaurants in the country, a Kansas City dining tradition for nearly 30 years. Garozzo’s is where their signature dish Chicken Spiedini began, now often imitated but never duplicated around town; Garozzo’s has made Chicken Spiedini a Kansas City staple. The Garozzo family and staff welcome you to one of their two convenient locations in the Kansas City and Overland Park for a true Italian dining experience.”
Michael Garozzo is the owner and operator of both Garozzo’s Italian restaurants in the Greater Kansas City Area for almost 30 years. Michael was born and raised on the “Hill” in St. Louis. He began his restaurant career as a busboy, with a dream of one day owning a restaurant. His father, Salvatore and his uncle Alfio, both waiters in fine restaurants all their lives, encouraged Michael. He opened the first Garozzo’s in 1989, as he says “On a wing and a prayer” in the historic Columbus Park Italian neighborhood in Downtown Kansas City, A.K.A The North End. Today there are two popular locations growing catering business in the Greater Kansas City area. Garozzo’s prides itself on its signature Chicken Spiedini, a Garozzo’s creation, which has become a Kansas City staple.
In 2016 Garozzo’s started selling the Chicken Spiedini itself (freshly made, never frozen), in most area grocers. If you don’t see Garozzo’s Chicken Spiedini in your favorite meat department, please ask for it by name. Michael was honored by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association in 2001 Restaurateur of the year. He was also the 2017 president of the GKCRA and he is currently the Chairman of the Board. In addition, Garozzo’s was voted Best Italian Restaurant 2017 by Ingrams Magazine and The Pitch. Michael, his family and the entire Garozzo’s staff invite you to a true Italian dining experience second to none. We hope you enjoy eating at Garozzo’s as much as we enjoy serving you! Grazie & Buon Appetito!