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Lidia's Restaurant

Lidia's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lidias-kc.com
  • Phone: (816) 221-3722
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm Bar Menu available daily 2:00 - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Dan Swinney
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 20th and Baltimore
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is located on the south side of the Freighthouse. There is no fee for parking.
A word from Lidia's Restaurant
Lidia's features authentic, regional Italian cuisine. Every item at the restaurant is house-made, entirely from scratch, with the best ingredients available. Breads and desserts are baked in house daily and each salad and entree is prepared fresh. Every day Lidia's offer a sampling of seasonal, daily-made pastas. We also feature many seafood, chicken, pork & beef options. We are happy to accommodate your dietary needs, including gluten free items. Lidia's is located in the Historic Freighthouse, a beautiful 19th century building. The stunning decor includes 3 hand-blown chandeliers, a 3 story slate fireplace and cozy, New York style seating.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was excellent. I was entertaining a client (and meeting her for the first time) who is picky about what she eats. Our server handled her very well and was able to accommodate my client's palate. A great place. I appreciate the fact that we were able to take our time, enjoy our meal and enjoy our meeting. I picked Lidia's because it is not a chain. Dining at Lidia's becomes an experience."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My husband chose Lidia's for his birthday dinner, and when I made our reservation online I mentioned that we would be celebrating that occasion. No sooner did our waitress (Liz, I think) introduce herself than she wished him a happy birthday. Great attention to detail!!! I had been treated to a birthday dinner myself a few weeks ago, at a different restaurant, and the same type of alert to a birthday greeting was completely ignored. You guys win!!! Oh, and the duck breast and the blueberry dessert were to die for!!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "As with the other restaurants owned by Lidia that we have dined at, the food was outstanding. Unfortunately, the table service at Lidia's KC was disappointing."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "For our anniversary we wanted to try Lidias. We see her show on PBS all the time. Our food was very good, our service was very good also. We had made reservations, and glad we did. Our only negative thoughts were, that it's a very crowded dining area"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have been here for brunch several times. This was by far the worst. Bad service even though not many people there. Items weren't filled promptly. Overall very disappointing this time."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Adapted the menu to the kids and food allergies. Always a fun places that leaves everyone happy they went there."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Good food, good service. Our table was available upon our arrival. It was a wonderful night"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "A relative took us there and it was a very enjoyable lunch. The spinach cannelloni was very good. The crepe with asparagus was good but, for the diner's taste, it had too much oil on top. All in all, it was an enjoyable first time dining experience at this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great place for lunch! Great food and great service."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We went there to celebrate our adoption with friends and family. But we go for birthdays a lot too. Love the pasta trio, but just about anything on the menu is great. We especially love the brunch - lovely salads and desserts."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Sitting by the beautiful patio, sun streaming in the French doors, four long-time friends enjoyed a pleasant lunch at Lydia's. We particularly liked the witty yet competent server, and the food was quite satisfying. Oh, and a stylish young woman dressed in 30's-era clothing added to the ambience."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food, wine and service are all outstanding! The room is livily and charming. I will always eat at Lidia's when ever I'm in KC."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "It was excellent I would highly recommend it. We went on a Sunday evening and it was a perfect time to go. Great menu can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My husband & I enjoy Lidia's TV shows. As soon as we found ourselves in a city (KC) with one of her restaurants, we were really looking forward to the experience. It exceeded expectations, and we enjoyed it immensely. The ambience was great, a beautiful place. Our waitress was the best (Randy). The food was good. Highly recommend! Thanks Lidia!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was fresh and delicious. Staff was attentive and friendly . Can't wait to try your east coast restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "It was one of the best places I have ever had the opportunity to dine at. Food and service was fantastic. I would live there if I could"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "One of the pasta dishes disappointing. Everything else outstanding."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner outside at Lidia's. The staff was excellent and our dinners were outstanding."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had the Pasta Trilogy and it was outstanding. Thanks Lidia."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was stunning! I had the pasta trio and enjoyed it immensely; I'm not a huge red sauce fan, and was slightly hesitant to try the trio, but it was amazing. I especially enjoyed the heirloom tomato sauce - it tasted like eating Summer! I also very much enjoyed the tiramisu, which I had for dessert. Definitely the best tiramisu I've ever had! I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone and can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Lydia's did a great job making this special day one to remember. My Mother loves watching Lydia on tv and for her to enjoy the food on her birthday was great. They offered a free dessert and kept the wine flowing. :)"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food and the atmosphere was amazing, the service at the bar was excellent. However our server did not seem available to ask questions, he just dropped off our food, and he did not seem to sell your items."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were seated promptly, the place was crowded and space was cramped. I wish the waiter had told me I could get my sea bass prepared other than roasted. It was less than great, should have been broiled. My wife's meal was very small, overpriced for the quantity."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Lidia's always delivers a great meal - I've never been disappointed in the food. Love the location, ambience, and view of downtown KC. But the wait staff has never impressed me. I'm not sure if they're trained or told to act disinterested and detached, or if I just keep getting unhappy/hungover servers, but a place of this caliber (and price point) should definitely have staff who know how to make the customer feel they've had an exceptional dining experience."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My girlfriend took me to Lidia's for the 1st time for my birthday celebration. The Gnocchi was just like my mother used to make!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This was a very special occasion. It was my Twin (Louis) and I, 82nd Birthday. The luncheon party included us, his wife, her sister and our younger twin brothers. It was the best Birthday Luncheon I've ever had. I just moved here from Chicago and will say - When I have guest from out of town, they will be going to Lidia's."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I've been to Lidia's a number of times for brunch and this last visit marked a sharp deterioration in both service and food quality. The antipasti offerings were bland and ordinary; most required salt and pepper to be edible. I ordered the Polipo (which I've had many times before to my delight) and this time the primary ingredient was tasteless potato; in the past, I've easily had 4 times as much octopus as appeared on this day. There was no caring preparation involved; all dishes served to my party were lacking in presentation that used to be there. While service in the past has been great, this time our server only returned once to refill drinks over the course of 2 hours. She was, however, remarkably swift to pick up the payment."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Thank you for helping to make our thirteenth wedding anniversary a memorable one. The pasta trio was fabulous, as were the desserts. Great time!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Everything was okay but not memorable. High ceilings and decor were beautiful but noise level made it uncomfortable and tables were so close it wasn't an intimate dining experience. Some food items were great, some average at best."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I expected one of Lydia's restaurants to be outstanding, and I was not disappointed. The celery soup and risotto with shrimp were "to-die-for"!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Poor service. Staff rude and under trained for the caliber of the resturant/price. Very greasy food. Wants to be authentic Italian but its an upper version of processes/corporate food"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Server had attitude, didn't want to be there and made it known. Assistant servers weren't too happy either. Food was "ok", nothing special. Only 2 of the 8 in our party would go back. Disappointed in experience because we had wanted to go for a long time as viewers of TV cooking show."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "In addition to the excellent food and extremely professional service, they went out of their way to make our anniversary dinner special...complementary bubbly, special Happy Anniversary written in frosting on our desert plates and plenty of well-wishes from the staff. Very enjoyable and tasty, too."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed another wonderful dining experience at Lidia's! The food, atmosphere and friendly service were terrific...they made Father's Day perfect!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "So happy to find a restaurant related to our New York favorite Becco. The Pasta Trio is excellent. The Wild Boar Pasta was just as good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We made a late reservation and were seated right at our scheduled reservation time. Our server was great, she made an excellent suggestion on the wine - however the food was quite slow to arrive. Even a salad - which are pre-made and stored in a refrigerator - took quite a while. The pasta trio (their specialty), took a long time for all three dishes to arrive - the kitchen just wasn't keeping up. It was a Saturday night, and the restaurant was fairly full but not over crowded or anything. Food was excellent as always, we were just surprised by the lack of speed for our meal. Will definitely go back - multiple times - we love Lidia's! Hoping for better next time."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We sat in the quiet herb-garden and watched the birds drink from the fountain while we sipped some impressive and unique cocktail selections, and once all of our party arrived we headed inside to enjoy the absolutely phenomenal hand-made pasta offerings. I highly recommend the trio if you enjoy pasta, every bit was excellent but the ravioli was unanimously the favorite."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food, service, surroundings, wine was exceptional. However, if you plan on siding leisurely, come before 8:15. That said, the staff offered to stay as long as necessary, and we did keep them just a bit after closing. Guess KC rolls up the streets sooner than I thought.Some staff stayed a little late with smiles. Will go again."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I always try to eat here on my annual visit to Kansas City. Just love the place, the food, the service, and the location. The Pasta Trio is always fun and always varied. Cannelloni with spinach and cheese is a favorite of mine. If you love lamb (I do), this is the place to splurge. Send me your leftovers, you'll have plenty to eat."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great night and service from Will! Food and wine were absolute perfection."
    Dined on 6/11/2014