Kansas City’s Favorite Italian Restaurant, Deli and Market
Under the guidance of his Italian-native mother, and heavily influenced by his travels throughout Italy, Jake Imperiale opened Bella Napoli in 2001 to meet Kansas City’s need for authentic Italian dining, wine, and imported gourmet Italian goods for home cooking.
What Guests Are Saying…
Fantastico! 1/2 price bottles of wine on tuesdays. We had the bruschetta, yum, house salads and shared the penne siciliana.I could have licked the plate. Kliti was our server, ask for him. Really couldn’t be better!
Bella Napoli is always the most delicious, most fresh, and most satisfying Italian food I have in Kansas City. Having spent much time in Italy, I can say that this comes closest to Italian sensibilities. The pasta melts in your mouth. The tomato sauce is light and flavorful. Their pizzas are substantially better than those of Blue Grotto that supposedly specializes in this style of pizza but doesn’t come close to Bella Napoli, I’ve noticed that the couple of hostile reviews on this board have come from Texans…I’m not sure what that’s about. I’ve never had a complaint about Bella Napoli.
Oh, my my my. Lasagna bolognese. Fun fact: authentic Italian lasagna pasta sheets do not have the frilly edges we’re accustomed to. They’re flat. Flat, flat flat. Just a sheet of pasta. And most are cut to the size/shape of their serving dish. Jake’s are fat rectangles. This is a must-have dish if you go. And, while you’re there, you can also pick up some lasagna sheets that are the real deal.