The inspiration for What You’re Missing KC!

Yia Yia’s Euro Bistro has been a favorite of mine since before I started this blog back in March of 2010.

Looking for something to do, as I am soon to be an empty nester, I wanted to combine my passion for food and love for KC. I must admit I am quite embarrassed that I am just getting around to writing about Yia Yia’s since it was so instrumental in creating this blog. I love the gnocchi dish there and would often think when I would have it, “If someone has not had this gnocchi, they are really missing out!”

In addition to that, Steve and I love to go out; it is a form of entertainment for us. Instead of going to a show or other activity, we like to spend the evening finding those hidden gems around the city. Starting somewhere for a cocktail, then maybe another place for dinner and then maybe another for dessert, embracing the food and letting it be the experience. In doing this, we have stumbled across some great finds that of course some people know about, but some do not, so I decided I would share my finds on what I thought KC was missing, and What You’re Missing KC! was born.

Now enough about me let us get back to Yia Yia’s! You know I love the gnocchi, and have never met a gnocchi that I did not like. At Yia Yia’s those yummy potato dumplings are combined in a creamy mixture of Gorgonzola cheese sauce, roasted chicken, spinach and spiced walnuts. It is a crazy good combination. I talk about it all the time and am constantly commenting on their facebook page how yummy I think that dish is. As a thank you, Yia Yia’s invited me to come in and have a plate along with a glass of wine over the holidays. It was a nice treat after the busy day of holiday shopping. Located in Leawood Yia Yia’s menu is a mix of American, French, Italian and Greek cuisines.

Not wanting to dine alone, I brought along my husband who is crazy about their lasagna, my brother-in-law who was a first timer and my sister who is now famous in my book for the quote regarding the gnocchi by saying, “I think this is the best thing I have ever put in my mouth…”

For dinner Yia Yia’s features appetizers referred to as Euro Delights, a variety of salads, wood-fired pizzas, pastas, and entrées featuring lamb, pork, steak, local chicken from Campo Lindo Farm, and seafood. Lunch adds a selection of sandwiches.

One of my favorite dinner entrée’s is the lamb chops; I have been to Yia Yia’s many times and have yet to have anything that was not to my liking. On this occasion, we ordered a variety of items for the table to share. The gnocchi of course was a given. We also shared an order of bruschetta, the roasted chicken and mushroom flatbread and the capicola wood fired pizza. Which they substituted prosciutto for the capicola at my request. Everything was delicious! The crusts on the pizzas are crispy and the flavor combinations pair well.

The atmosphere at Yia Yia’s is sophisticated and inviting. With its extensive menu, Yia Yia’s offers a fine dining experience in a relaxed environment. It is the perfect place to go with a group or just a romantic date. With a wide variety of offerings, it is sure to please any palate.

If you like fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere, Yia Yia’s is the place to be.

Yia Yia’s Euro Bistro
4701 W. 119th Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66209
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