Kenny's Italian Kitchen

4.8
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2497 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Kenny’s Italian Kitchen serves classic "Southern Italian American" food modeled after the "Little Italy" sections of Boston and New York. These Italian American styles of veal, chicken and seafood will include Parmigiana, Picatta and Marsala. Of course Kenny's Italian Kitchen wouldn't miss out on the classic meatballs, sausage & peppers or linguini & clams to name a few.

Kenny’s Italian Kitchen is decorated with red checkered cloth table cloths, dark woods and the walls are adorned with black and white photos of friends, family and regular guests. A cozy patio and full service bar accompany the warm, friendly and comfortable atmosphere. You will swear you just dined at a neighborhood Italian joint in the Northeast.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.6
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4.7
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EJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Food was really good and the timing was good also. The service was really poor. Wish the ladies working the door, waited on customers also. We weren’t allow more break, wasn’t asked about dessert. No refills on water. Payed and the young lady reached over us and just grabbed check. As you look around you just saw people walking back and forth and not helping as if everyone just wanted to leave.

DW
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent atmosphere to match the first-class food and service. Looking forward to numerous visits in the future.

KF
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Valentine dinner. Food was fantastic and so was the service.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved the food. It will help to have a prior booking. Good service and attentive

QA
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Great food. Exvellect spot for anything from hanging with friends to birthday parties to date night. Can't go wrong with this Dallas gem.

AS
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every single Kenny's brand restaurant is the best iteration of that genre I've ever experienced. I can't think of a single criticism. The dining experience was, by every measure, perfect.

TV
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, Kenny's Italian was wonderful! From our Bellini Martinis to our Fried Mozzarella, our lasagna and chicken Scallopini to our delicious cannoli...everything was perfect.
We loved our server, Alexis...so friendly and attentive!
No complaints whatsoever...will definitely be back!

KI
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are never ever disappointed with Kenny's. The service is always outstanding as is the food. My husband would go there weekly if I would allow it!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, we will come back, it doesn't matter what is your ethnicity they take care of you always.

MI
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food & great service with a friendly staff.table was ready when we arrived

ND
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and I have enjoyed a number of dinners at Kenny’s and thought we’d try lunch. It was wonderful. The lunch menu is smaller than the dinner menu but still offers a wide selection of Kenny’s wonderful dishes. Service was great, the dining room was full and lively. Lunch was a highlight of our day.

CC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Like other Kenny's locations, Kenny's Italian Kitchen didn't disappoint. They have one of the best martinis in Dallas and the food/service was outstanding. Well done Kenny's!

M
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food is delicious, but the portions are small.

FF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous meal of mussels in white sauce and then veal marsala. Great food and service. Very reasonable prices too.

MM
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed Kenny's Italian Kitchen, will definitely go back.

DC
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. First place we have been in ages where you could talk to your dinner date!

BK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kenny’s Italian is one of our favorite places to eat. We bring everyone we can! This was for a birthday celebration and they allowed us to bring cake and the even provided candles I forgot! Service and food amazing as always!! Actually service is above and beyond! One of our top 3 places to go and take others.

KL
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent service and great food!

KP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kennys is consistently awesome. The staff do such a fantastic job. It’s our local favorite

S
Dallas
105 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I ordered the salmon. It was drown in a cream sauce with artichokes. I would have wanted the sauce on the side. It was to much sauce. Everyone else lined there meals. They all had pasta.

TL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kenny's Italian Kitchen is the place we go when we are in the mode for a special celebration over an excellent meal. The Italian dishes are the best I have found in the DFW area. Their unique take on bruschetta and their caesar salad with polenta croutons are just fantastic. Every one of the entrees are delicious. I know because I have tried nearly all of them. There pasta dishes are unbelievable. I have a hard time deciding which one to order. This would be a problem except that they offer a half and half plate where you can order two of the pasta entrees on one dish. This time around I had gnocchi asiago and baked ziti. Oh my it was so good.

The only thing you really need to know is that you must have a reservation if you want to go there. It's not that they don't accept walk-ins it's just that they are so popular that without a reservation you won't get in. We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation and while we were waiting people would walk in and ask to be put on the list and the hostess would tell them that there was a 2 hour wait. Ya it's that popular but well worth the effort to get a reservation.

SB
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is always the best here....that's why we keep coming back! Service, food, value, atmosphere never ever disappoints!!!

C
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great classic Italian dishes packed with flavor. Good value. Our server (Heather I think) was top notch...very friendly, knowledgeable of the menu and gave fantastic paced service that made the whole dining experience very smooth and enjoyable. Definitely recommend this restaurant as well as all 4 of the other Kenny’s concepts.

KH
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service
Friendly people and nice atmosphere

L
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been going to Kenny's for years. It's the best Italian restaurant in DFW. Our waitress, Christina, was excellent!

G
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food were exceptional as usual. I think they have the best Spinach and Salmon Salad in town

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and fabulous food as always!

BB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and wine list. Service is great and very friendly. Enjoy Kenny's every time!

MR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance, not too loud, great waitress and chef, best Italian food, good selection of wines, more than reasonably priced. Try the Bruschetta and Shrimp Scampi. The best casual Italian restaurant in Dallas (I am very familiar with Italian restaurants in New York).

EM
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Like all the Kenny's different restaurants. Tried the Italian Kitchen with the wife recently. I had the Osso Buco and it was as good as I have had anywhere, and reasonably priced. Wife had Chicken Piccata and said it was some of the best she has had. Bread was perfect, not hard like many other places. They also allow you to get two main courses on most dishes (smaller portions) if you have trouble deciding. It is high end food without the high end pricing. Go check them out, you will not be disappointed.

GD
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always. One of our favorite places. We are always treated perfectly by the servers, and the food simply can’t be beat.

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food. Delightful server. First visit and would love to return. A little noisy for an old man but I’ll suffer through it

OT
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambience!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall1Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was definitely not as good as usual

CH
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

After eating at this particular Kenny's location a few times I still think it is an excellent choice for quality Italian food and good service. They were relatively busy when we arrived, but not so busy that there weren't a few open tables. There was almost no wait time at all. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. I marked them down a bit for service this time because it was a little slow to get refills, and the salads came out with very little dressing. It took a few minutes to get some dressing on the side. Other than that, it was an enjoyable meal and a good overall dining experience. Will return again.

D
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing. She was attentive and polite. My son and I enjoyed our dining experience.

ES
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kennys italian is our go to Italian restaurant in Dallas and we are from NY and DC and love italian food. Their muscles are the best I’ve had anywhere. Big and tender with the best red sauce ever!
Their pastas are perfect, martinis are cold and service is warm and wonderful!

E
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A small reunion between three friends who have know one another for 50 years. The table we were seated at was exactly as I requested and we had a marvelous time! Sara's service was fun and professional and she really added to the entire celebration!

SD
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Kenny's is very popular and reservations are a must at the weekend. We had a reservation but we still had a 20-30 mins. wait. The positives: food was pretty good (not outstanding) and fairly priced. Tables are very small especially for 4 and staff don't pick up dishes before trying to serve the next course which suggests a lack of staff and/or supervision. Negatives: inexperienced staff and far too many billing errors. Our poor server lost control of her tray and dropped a beer on one of our party of 4. We helped change the table cloth. We were offered free apps to compensate for the mess and ordered two. They still appeared on the final bill along withthe cost of the beer that soaked our guest. The waitress re-ran the bill and assured us it now reflected the comps and that the incorrect bill had been negated. A day late our credit card statement said differently. All staff are very young--perhaps a senior manager is needed.
Bottom line: Food is pretty good and prices are reasonable. Staffing seems to be an issue. Clearing tables promptly between courses and getting the bill correct are really important. There was just too much going wrong to entice me back any time soon.

M
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Kenny’s Italian is always wonderful. It was a busy Saturday night but our server took great care of us and our meal was paced well. They are so accommodating with special requests too! We had the chicken parm, shrimp scampi and cheesecake and it was all delicious!