On Saturday, Dan and I were in the Liberty area and thought we would stop in at Mavi for lunch. My sister has eaten there a few times and always said good things about it, so we thought we would try them out. Their specialty is spedini and they also offer up pastas and sandwiches. Dan ordered the Meatball Sandwich($5.99) which included a choice of soup, pasta salad or tossed house salad. He got his with the house salad. The sandwich was on a crusty roll, with mozzarella cheese and a really good sugo. I ordered Frank's Diablo Chicken Spedini($7.99) which was chicken spedini served with a spicy marinara, a good portion of penne pasta and garlic bread. I loved this dish, the sauce was spicy and sweet and the chicken was cooked to perfection. Originally I was going to order the Vesuvio Style dish, but the girl at the counter thought it was too spicy. She thought the Diablo was spicy too, but it was not that bad. I ordered a the house salad ($.99) with my food. The salad comes tossed in the dressing and it was not overly dressed. Dan ordered his dressing on the side for fear of the over dressed salad, but mine was just right.
Overall, we enjoyed our experience and liked the food. You order at the counter and they bring the food out to you. The restaurant was clean and seemed to run smoothly. I have always said that no one cooks Italian like my mom, so I am very picky about my italian food and I would definitely eat there again. They are located at 8678 NE Flintlock Road Kansas City, MO 64157 (816)781-1111. They also have locations in Independence and Belton.