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Cupini’s: 1809 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111; (816) 753-7662

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Carmen’s Cafe – 6307 Brookside plz, Kansas City, 64113 – (816) 333-4048

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Bella Napoli – 6229 Brookside Blvd, Kansas City, 64113 – (816) 444-5041

From a Midwestern point of view, Naples is not only beautiful. It also tastes great.

Just a few years ago, Bella Napoli was a welcome addition to the Brookside area. Located at 63rd and Brookside Blvd, this almost-southtown outpost of an Italian deli serves panini served on fresh bread from the bakery next door. Our favorite is Il Parma, with real mozzarella, your choice of sweet or spicy marinated peppers and capicola. Enjoy your lunch in their intimate, but sunny dining room. Or just drop by anytime for an espresso or a bottle of an Italian soda. In addition to fresh sausages, meats and cheeses, the deli has a great selection of imported Italian grocery items, like pastas, olive oil, assorted dolci, and ready to eat sauces. Go browse the shelves while you wait for your laptop to recharge.

Don’t forget to treat yourself and a special friend to the tiramisu (one order will easily feed two people). Jake and his very friendly staff wait to welcome you.