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Gino’s Italian Cuisine

123 E Washington, Kearney, MO | At Home in the Northland

George Disciacca doesn’t have to sing for his diner. But he will sing for yours–even if you didn’t ask.

On a recent Saturday night, the self-described front man, face and voice of Gino’s Italian Cuisine in Kearney, was stuck with kitchen duty. His wife Julie–he calls her the real boss of the popular, family friendly restaurant at 123 E. Washington – had the night off and it was his turn to oversee food preparation.

But no more inconvenience like scheduling can control gregarious George. During a lull in the action, he burst through the swinging kitchen doors in full voice.

“Lovin’ you …” he croons, taking a cue from the background music that provides dinner atmosphere and serves as George’s karaoke soundtrack. If it wasn’t for my singing, I probably wouldn’t have a job,” he announces without being asked.♥

writer: David Knopf
photo: Landon Collis

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J. Santo
My husband and I came from Liberty for a date night….

INCREDIBLE. Not only was the food amazing but the friendly staff and happy atmosphere was wonderful! Out of all the restaurants in KC...I'm glad we decided to drive a little further for this sweet restaurant.

- J. Santon
Jaron S.
…a great Italian place outside of downtown KC…

Kearney doesn't have a lot of eating establishments to choose from, but one you can count on to provide some really excellent Italian food is Gino's. We frequent it often, pretty much 3-4 times a month. The family owned and […]

- Jaron S.
Paul R.
Good wine selection….

Good wine selection; expansive menu; great food. And Gino does a nice job making customers feel at home -- he even sings for you.

- Paul R.
Mark W.
The owner, George, is very personable and entertaining…

The owner, George, is very personable and entertaining…

The authentic Northern Italy, Sicilian menu is good. Not fantastic, but for the small town of Kearney on the northern fringe of KC, it's worth the price. The owner, George, is very personable and entertaining. He walks around making sure […]

- Mark W.
T. Moody
Best Italian food since Jennie’s

The food is great, place is cozy and we love that you get a song with your dinner.

- T. Moody
Tom N.
Sauces are great

Outstanding food. Sauces are great. Really enjoyed the owner walking around and talking with the customers. We will be back.

- Tom N.
Carrie T.
Every time we visit Gino’s, we leave satisfied.

The food is good and the bread unlimited. We usually Every time we visit Gino's, we leave satisfied.start with their fried mushrooms, which are better than most and I get Pasta con Broccoli. I've never been disappointed.

- Carrie T.
Joyce K.
Special diet? No problem at Gino’s! George and staff always accommodate!!!

Excellent food, staff and service. Special diet needs? They accommodate! They bend over backwards to take care of you! They have an extensive wine and alcohol menu and if you frequent the restaurant they will bring in something special just […]

- Joyce K.
Bret P.
Started with fried cheese sticks. Hands down the best anywhere….

Excellent! What a great find. Great staff and food. Started with fried cheese sticks. Hands down the best anywhere. I challenge you to find better. It literally melts in your mouth. My meal I had the chicken spedini (mogu style), […]

- Bret P.
Enough for us both with leftovers to go home…

My wife and I had lunch at Gino's today. Such a nice family owned restaurant with good food and service. We split the sampler as we often do. 4 wonderful meals rolled in to one plate. It was enough for […]

- KearneyCat
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At Gino’s you can eat in or take out!

This is a great family owned restaurant that goes out of their way to make sure you have a good dining experience. The food is fresh and the weekly specials are always wonderful! The homemade fried chicken is really good […]

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Sandra G.
We thank you Gino’s for your wonderful hospitality, you made us feel very welcome even with our special needs child and the extra accommodations we needed to have a nice relaxing family dinner.

My husband and I were on our long drive back to Iowa with both of our kids. (ages 2 and 1) We got pretty hungry and stopped here to eat. Our 2 year old daughter is disabled and is not able […]

- Sandra G.
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