The complicated simplicity of Italian cooking.


Greetings to our friends and customers, old and new!

Nancy and I and our team at Farina have been looking forward to kicking 2020 right down the road and welcoming 2021 with open arms and lots of optimism.  The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every single one of us. This is a challenging time for people and businesses around the globe.  At Farina, we are hopeful that sometime during the coming months, we will look at this difficult time in the rearview mirror. When we do, it will be with immense pride in how we individually and collectively responded and survived. Kindness, patience and encouragement will get us through, and we will once again appreciate restaurants for what they are meant to be, socializing together at the table and enjoying delicious food and drink with friends and family.

The situation we are all dealing with will likely have a lasting effect on the way we connect with each other and get things done going forward, but it won’t change the way we will serve you at Farina. There is nothing we enjoy more than cooking for you, and during this pandemic, we have been overwhelmed by the unquestionable strength and character of our staff, vendors and you, our customers. We are touched and inspired by the outpouring of support we have received from you. The messages of gratitude, acts of generosity and words of encouragement are powerful affirmations for our team.

For us, this positive energy has fortified us and offers a direct correlation to the excellence in which we operate Farina. It is tremendously important that we thank you. Nancy and I have been in the Crossroads for 14 years and we have weathered good times and bad, ups and downs, and everything in-between. The strength, sacrifice and compassion around us, and the level to which our local communities are coming together through this pandemic, have been extraordinary.

Because of this, we will emerge from this much stronger and more resilient in the future.

Happy New Year to all of you and cheers to 2021!

Chef Michael Smith & Nancy Smith


We’ll do our very best to make your experience at Farina as exemplary as ever, despite the temporary changes. We appreciate your cooperation during this time. See this link for more details, including exemptions.

With the new city mandate taking place on Friday, November 20, we must close at 11 p.m. That means we’ll take our last dinner reservations at 9 p.m. so diners can enjoy a leisurely experience. If you’d like to have a drink or appetizers at the bar at 10 p.m., we can accommodate you for a shorter time. We appreciate your understanding as we work through these safety issues while still creating a welcoming atmosphere with exceptional food, wine and service.

Make plans to dine with us and RSVP today — with reduced number of tables, reservations are recommended for seating at the bar, in our dining room or one of our private event spaces for up to 10 people.

The Farina family can’t wait to serve you!


    Tuesday – Thursday: 5 to 9 p.m.

    Friday – Saturday: 5 to 10 p.m.

    Farina is open Tuesday through Saturday except for major holidays. The restaurant is available for private functions 7 days a week. Contact Nancy Smith at to book a private event.


    Corner of 19th & Baltimore
    19 West 19th Street
    Kansas City, Missouri 64108

    Phone: (816) 768-6600



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