Pasta isn't really for TKC but we still appreciate all things authentic and local.
Sadly, many of the newer local Italian places feature nothing more than a soy boi serving vegan cabbage noodles and other insults to KC culinary tradition.
To be fair, there are some good choices on this list that's mostly inundated with trendy fare . . .
Pasta carbonara. Margherita pizza with fresh mozzarella. Caprese salad. Risotto. Gelato. Tiramisu. Not to mention, wine. "The Italians do it right. For them, food is a lifestyle," KCUR food critic Mary Bloch says. Most of us won't be traveling to Naples anytime soon.