Well Ladies and Gentleman I was wrong! La Cucina De Mama in Brookside (just south of the plaza) is by far the best Italian food in Kansas City, if not the mid-west. All I can say is DELICIOUS. and GO TRY IT. I love that it's small and cute (only 24 can be seated), and even more quaint is their little Italian grocery section connected. But seriously this food is mouth-watering good, and at the same price it would cost to go to Olive Garden it's my favorite meal in Kansas City so far. Kudos to you Cucina, we love you.Matt had meat filled tortellini in a cream sauce with proscuitto and peas
Here are some iphone images of our delicious dinner
and I had a bow tie pasta with pureed eggplant and sundried tomato cream sauce.