There are many food take out options in the Brookside / Waldo area. Choices include traditional fast food and local eateries offering salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos, etc. Last month, Jovito’s Italian Café &Deli opened in the former One More Cup space on Wornall—filling a niche in the area for those wanting something a little different. And who doesn’t like Italian food??
You may remember Jovito’s at their old location on State Line at 123rd St. Last summer, the owners decided not to renew the lease and move to Waldo, focusing completely on take out services. It’s still the same tasty food (and some of the same décor)—long time Kansas Citians may remember Mario’s in Westport, which closed several years ago. Jovito’s owners bought the business and recipes for the State Line shop. Popular items include their signature Grinder, stuffed with meatballs or sausage, and the Italian Steak sandwich. They also have cold sandwiches, several kinds of pasta, salads with homemade dressing and a few dessert selections. The food has that good, homecooked taste – as the recipes were handed down over the years from an Italian grandma’s kitchen!
Owner Leasa Caron says business has been very , very good! “I wasn’t aware there was a void for an Italian sandwich shop in this area. I’ve lived in Waldo 22 years and it’s nice to be back in the neighborhood, close to my home. The community has made us feel very welcome.” All items are served to go, and in the warmer months there will be a few outdoor tables available to enjoy your meal in the fresh air. At this time, it’s best to call in your order by phone—Jovito’s does work with some delivery apps but because their food is so fresh and daily specials can sell out quickly—best to call and talk to a human about your order, especially on Fridays and Saturdays. Service is fast and friendly. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-7pm, with convenient parking in front of the store at 7408 Wornall or in the back parking lot off Washington St. There’s a small alley off the back lot that takes you to the front of the restaurant.
Welcome to Waldo, Jovito’s Italian Café and Deli—stop in soon to support yet another locally owned business!