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Spotlight on Mio Italian Trattoria

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Let the Mio family of restaurants treat your family members when they’re craving delicious authentic Italian food. Mio Italian Trattoria and Mio Italian Pizzeria are top choices for many families in the Kansas City metro area. Both restaurants are housed at 4800 W. 135th Street in Leawood, Kansas, just a few doors apart, serving fantastic food at fair prices.
“Our goal is to provide the best ingredients from the best suppliers at the best prices to create the finest culinary experience for our guests,” remarked Julian Viso, CEO of Specialty Cuisine Concepts and Executive Chef of the Mio restaurants. After a long career in the financial business world, Julian, who is of Italian heritage, decided to follow his passion of food and delve into the restaurant business. “I’ve traveled throughout the world and fell in love with the food. The items we serve in the restaurant reflect those dishes and those of my Italian upbringing,” he enthused. “They’re wholesome, allowing the ingredients to flourish and become the primary focus.”
His pride and joy is Mio Italian Trattoria, an upscale eatery committed to fresh, delicious food prepared simply, with four to five main ingredients. Skillfully crafted by food artisans, dishes are made in the Mio Italian Trattoria kitchens using authentic techniques to bring guests the most genuine Italian cuisine experience. “Everything is made in house, such as our stocks, sauces, desserts, dressings and more,” noted Julian. “Mio Italian Trattoria offers a sophisticated style of Italian cuisine found in the finest cities of the world.” The taste, aroma and visual presentation of the food is designed for the guest to enjoy the full experience of Italian dining. The décor of Mio Italian Trattoria displays the ambiance, warmth and presentation one would find in a restaurant located in Italy.
While the ambiance is certainly upscale, Mio Italian Trattoria warmly welcomes children so that families can dine together. “Yes, many children do come, and we prepare the same dishes the adults enjoy but serve them in smaller portions,” Julian remarked. “Parents thank us for this because it gives children a chance to try new and different foods rather than resorting to a menu of hot dogs and chicken tenders.”
Traditional soft drinks and ice tea are served as beverages. An extensive wine list, featuring three price levels, is offered along with domestic and micro brewery beers and cocktails. Reservations can be made by using Open Table.
Just six doors down is Mio Italian Pizzeria, also featuring an ambiance of upscale dining with affordable prices, but the focus is on pizza and baked pasta. “We offer fresh, delicious ingredients, and our dough is made fresh every day. We make our own sauces, soups and dressings,” added Julian.
Two sizes of authentic style Neapolitan pizza are offered in 8 and 14 inches. Guests may choose from whole wheat, gluten free or white crusts; four different sauces; eight different cheeses; and eight different meats to customize their pizza exactly to their liking. “We have a one-page menu with a select number of specialty pizzas or you can make your own, with 50 different ingredients to customize your pizza,” said Julian. Soft drinks and ice tea are offered as beverages, along with wine, beer and cocktails.
You and your family can finish off your delicious Mio’s pizza with gelatos imported from Italy in seven different flavors. Reservations aren’t necessary at Mio Italian Pizzeria but are highly encouraged if your group consists of eight or more people.
Located at the same address, the group has added another way to meet the needs of Kansas Citians, The Venue in Leawood, a premier event center. This 11,115-square-foot facility is designed to host upscale events such as weddings, private parties, trade shows, business conferences and more.
From 20 to 400 guests can be accommodated in several different areas ranging from a large-scale hall to two multipurpose rooms and an elegant patio with outdoor fireplace, with each major area offering its own restrooms and bar. The facility features some of the best catering businesses in KC and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. The Venue in Leawood staff will work closely with your chosen event planners to ensure your experience is one that meets your needs.
“Whether you’re hosting a family dinner at one of our restaurants or an event for your business or organization, Mio’s is here to please you,” Julian affirmed. “The Mio family of restaurants is ready to serve your family with the tastiest and freshest Italian food in the KC metro area or to host a memorable event for you.”
For more information, call Mio Italian Trattoria at 913-685-9646 or visit; Mio Italian Pizzeria at 913-239-0009 or visit; or The Venue in Leawood at 913-681-8368 or visit