$$ - Entrees $10-$30
There being a shortage of non-chain Italian restaurants in the Northland, Cafe Italia in Parkville didn't let us down. The atmosphere is sparse, but modern with a touch of elegance as opposed to their old locaton on North Oak. The menu was missing one of my favorites from the old location, vitello saltimbocca (veal saltimbocca). We started with wine, Canyon Road Cabernet ($22/bottle) from the limited wine list. Prices by the glass are reasonable, from $6-$7.50/glass.
The size of the portions was generous, so we had to pass on dessert. The owners stopped by to talk and one's family is originally from the same area of Sicily where my wife was born, so they were able to speak in Italian about their shared heritage. Overall, we had a nice meal, the service was very good, and we will return soon to see if any of the problems noted above have been taken care of. After all, they have only been open for two weeks!
CombatCritic gives Cafe Italia 6 out of 10 BOMBS:
160 English Landing Drive
Parkville, MO 64152
"Our family is first and second generation Italian American. Our heritage is laced in a rich culture of food and wine. Most of the family hails from Sicily, the southern most state in Italy. The food we bring to you at Cafe Italia strongly represents this Sicilian influence, especially in the rich red sauces and spicy pasta dishes we serve."