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Leawood Italian restaurant Mio adds a pizzeria

Updated: 2013-06-19T17:03:08Z

By Sarah Gish

Mio, an Italian restaurant at 4800 W. 135th St. in Leawood, has been open less than a year. But owner Julian Viso has already added a sister restaurant.

Mio, An Italian Pizzeria is located just a few doors down from Mio, An Italian Trattoria.

Both Mios share appetizers, soups, salads and an Italian wine list. But the new pizzeria, which opened Monday, has a build-your-own bruschetta bar ($6) and a wide selection of customizable pies with thin, chewy crusts.

Toppings include seven cheeses, nine meats and a long list of veggies -- everything from red onions to Brussels sprouts, kalamata olives, arugula and Viso’s favorite, fennel.

Mio’s pizzas come in two sizes, 8-inch ($8) and 14-inch ($12). Toppings cost $1.50-2.50 extra. Fourteen-inch specialty pizzas cost $14 (or $16 if you want a gluten-free crust) and come with upgrades like lobster (Arugosta) and fig (Toscana). Browse the full menu here.

To read my 913 Diversions column on Mio, An Italian Trattoria, click here. And for more updates on new restaurants in Johnson County, read Joyce Smith’s column.

Enterprise reporter Sarah Gish writes dining and bar guides for Ink magazine. She also writes and styles a monthly cooking feature for The Star’s food section and tweets @sarah_gish.

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