Scimeca’s Italian restaurant — no, not that Scimeca’s — now open in Johnson County

May 04, 2022 212


A customer walked into Scimeca’s Ristorante in Shawnee this week asking if it is new. His second question, “Are you related to Scimeca’s?” That would be Kansas City’s deep-rooted Scimeca’s Famous Sausage Co. (circa 1935).

Mickey Scimeca, owner of the new Shawnee Crossing restaurant, is quick with the disclaimer. He has no affiliation with the Kansas City sausage company or the North Kansas City market and deli — no family ties, nothing on his menu is from that Scimeca’s. When his website is live in May he will have that disclaimer in writing. He plans to add an “M.” to his Scimeca’s name to avoid any confusion and has started answering the phone “M. Scimeca’s.

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