An island in K.C.Reconstructed warehose without any warehouse feel. Food is the star but this place is big city, and an easy walk from great hotels, science museum and Jazz and Blues festival, in season. I've been here many times on quiet dates, and once when a nice waitress helped cut food for our 5 children. Not your mafioso Italian, but gormet dishes served under blown glass chandeliers. Lydia knows how to turn out quality nouveau Italian, and the price is exactly what you would expect to pay for a quality dining experience!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday BrunchFirst visit for brunch but will be back. Brunch was a set price, fair price for all of the options. Over a dozen entree offerings providing hot fresh food instead of some brunches that offer buffets. The Sunday Sauce was hearty, tasty, and enough for multiple meals. House wines very good for the money.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMYummmLidia's Restaurant is perfect for delectable Italian dining. Hand made pasta and sauces, and large helpings really ensure that you get your money's worth. Worth every penny!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Wine Prices?Several in my party had the Pasta Trio ($17 or $34 with salad and desert), in which you are served 3 different pasta dishes with unlimited refills. One of the three on this particular evening (can't remember the name) was just so-so, but the other two were fantastic - everyone wanted second helpings on the stuffed ravioli and the other one - some fettucine dish. I was a little dismayed by the wine prices, but I realize that's just how it is at places like this - $60 for a bottle of wine that you can probably get for $10 at a wine store. I really appreciate how easy it was to make reservations through this opentable.com system - Lidia's even called me several hours before to confirm. I would definitely recommend Lidia's to my friends.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ItalianWe had heard Lidia's was good, and decided to finally give it a try. It was a hit. Unique dishes with outstanding flavors.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great eveningWe had the best time! Matthew our server was OUTSTANDING! Thanks for making our evening great, we really appreciate the excellent food and outstanding service!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation DinnerI had made reservations for ten, but five more joined us at Lidia's. I told the host I needed to add more to our graduation dinner and he said give him a few minutes. When we were seated at our table it was covered in 2013 confetti. The added touch of a plate of Tiramisu decorated with congratulations was a very pleasant and wonderful surprise. The servers and other guests gave my graduate and family a very memorable evening. Amazing atmosphere, food, and staff.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchGreat food, excellent service and very nice ambience for a special day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary GemI was very impressed with the service and atmosphere created by the staff at Lydia's. When we walked thru the door and announced who we were and our reservation time the host wished both my wife and myself a Happy Anniversary. The person who seated us did the same. Our table was specially decorated for the occasion and was in a perfect location for a romantic dinning experience. Our Server also greeted us in the same manner. The food was excellent and upon finishing our meal, we were pleasantly surprised by the presentation of our dessert. Lydia's went over and above to make our anniversary a fabulous dinning experience.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood foodNice place for our group of 6. Very professional staff.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways an amazing time ...The staff is effective and efficient and the menu is an inspired blend of Italian deliciousness. Save room for dessert.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen we're in KC we alwaysWhen we're in KC we always try to eat at Lidias. The food and service are about as good as it gets. If you're a burger and fries fiend you won't be happy here, but if you're interested in outstanding Italian food with a twist or two this will be heaven for you. Enjoy!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI was Amazed with everythingI was Amazed with everything of course I am a big fan of Lidia I watch her program on channel 19 yes I would go back and try all her dishes that she cook on the show which she has on the menu? my dream come true would be cooking with Lidia on her show it would be such a experience,I :-) never forget in my life!!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food & AtmosphereWe really enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at Lidia's! The food was excellent and our server was very friendly and helpful. The decor and atmosphere inside the restaurant is lovely, as well. Overall, a great place to dine!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED IT!Thank you! Thank you! I work in a fine dining restaurant, and WOW! You all blow me away! Peter was great, Matt the manager was great, and the overall experience was AWESOME. The food of course was AMAZING! The service was OUTSTANDING! I will be back again!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst TimeI visited Lidia's for the first time this past Saturday. It was by far the best Italian food I have had in America. It can definitely compete with the great Italian food in Italy! The service was excellent. It was also my birthday which they brought me homemade mint ice cream with a candle to wish me a happy birthday. They really went all out! I would highly suggest this restaurant to any Italian lovers. It is great for a special occasion.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMStill Our "Go-To" PlaceAs the title states, this is our "go-to" restaurant when we want to celebrate any type of event. It never disappoints. On this night it seemed that the wait staff was a little short staffed or perhaps our reservation was at an odd time and we started our meal when everyone else was winding down which presented some issues for the wait staff. The Pasta Trio was fantastic as always. I ordered the gnocchi as I usually do and it was good but quite salty. Almost to the point where I could barely taste the pasta trio items that I tried. Either way it was still a fantastic meal at a fantastic establishment. Highly recommend.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNever a disappointmentLidia's is our go to place when we want a wonderful meal in a cozy atmosphere. Our favorite spot is at the bar by the fire. Every time we go we try a new appetizer and are never disappointed. We always say we are going to order off the menu but the pasta trio ends up being what we order. Service is excellent. Food is outstanding. Perfect date night!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeLidia's is by far the top Italian restaurant in KC. I was proud to bring a table of out of town guests there for a very special dinner. Bravo!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAdam was the best!This was my first visit to Lidia's; my guest had been there before. Our server Adam was a delight and is very good at what he does. He helped make the business meeting atmosphere fun. He was knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLidia's consistently providesLidia's consistently provides a wonderful dining experience. Pastas are well prepared and abundantly available. The breads and spreads are a special italian treat. Thanks for another nice evening dining with my family.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness DinnerA group of six of us had dinner earlier this week. The ambience and environment were spot-on perfect for a business dinner. The wine selection is well done, with something to satisfy any palate.
Portions were good size and came out fairly quickly. The wait staff were attentive but not intrusive. They had a firm grasp on the various menu items, as well as specials and could speak in detail to any questions asked by the table.
We came away impressed and eager to return when business brings us back to KC.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Sunday brunch is deliciousThe Sunday brunch is delicious and the service is great. We love Lidia's for brunch before a Sunday afternoon at the Kaufmann Center.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful BrunchFirst time having brunch at Lidia's, and I must say it was wonderful! Service is always perfect -- no hovering or intrusion -- and we did't feel ignored either. The young woman who oversaw our table (Bridgett) was just delightful.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dinner and Randy,Wonderful dinner and Randy, our server, was terrific!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the restaurant, theLoved the restaurant, the food and the service. We highly recommend it!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had great service, greatWe had great service, great food. Definitely try the pasta trio to sample that days three pasta dishes.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding exceptFood was outstanding except for the Rhubarb dessert. We sent it back. The replacement dessert was outstanding.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, excellent foodExcellent, excellent food and top notch service, we had a fantastic dining experience.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife took me to Lidia'sMy wife took me to Lidia's for a birthday brunch. They recognized my birthday when I entered the restaurant, they had flowers on the table and a gilato with a candle for dessert ( they had cake on the buffet). The brunch, as usual, the service at Lidia's is first class.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Spot for Birthday BrunchWe went to Lidia's for a birthday brunch and noted the special occasion when making our reservation. It was such a treat to arrive to our table and find it had been decorated with confetti. We loved that Lidia's took the extra step to add something special to the table for the occasion.
The brunch was excellent! We all ordered something different and couldn't stop raving about our meals. Cannot wait to return!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for groups, not romanceNeed to have more tables/booths for romantic dinners so couples can talk. Being stuck in the middle of the room with tables less than three feet away from you is not romantic or very conducive to conversation. Food was good and service was good. Not a good first date place to go.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExpected a little more itemsExpected a little more items on the menu. Food was very good. Dined at the bar and service from Bartender very good. I think it was Joe, but not certain. Mildly surprised at cost. Lower than I expected, with exception of dessert while was very small.
I would definitely go back and highly recommend. Not your typical Italian4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, servedFood was excellent, served by an attentive and knowledgeable staff. Great location for a quiet romantic evening, or a fun place to meet with friends over a long leisurely dinning event.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGlorious setting, marvelousGlorious setting, marvelous waiter, incredible food, best expereince ever for celebrating our daughter's birthday...mille grazzi!!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDid not have traditional ItalianDid not have traditional Italian food. The choices were good and unique. My husband wanted a simple dish of pasta in a sauce and they had to improvise that dish. He still enjoyed it. I wanted gnocchi's which they had all over the menu only to find out they had none to serve.
Overall food was delicious you just have to be open minded.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMy families favoriteWe have been going to Lidia's for years, and it's because it's exceptional! From the front desk to the end of the meal, I always leave happy! Service is always wonderful!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at Lidia's but we had heard it was good. The actual experience surpassed the stories. The food was excellent and the service was the same. My Wife is a vegetarian and the server had several suggestions which made her quite happy. Overall, it was an excellent dining experience and we will definitely be back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI was disappointed that thereI was disappointed that there was no Boulevard. This is right down the street from the brewery.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a business lunch hereHad a business lunch here and we were a bit concerned about going to an Italian restaurant when two guys were going low carb. I had the pasta trio which was an amazing carb feast and my two compatriots found excellent dishes that had very few. It was an fantastic lunch and the right amount of noise to do some business chatter.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was outstanding....ChefDinner was outstanding....Chef made a few switches to the menu. Risotto with Crab, Asparagus, Fava and Spring Herbs....serious wonderful you could taste all these wonderful flavors.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was great food, the waitressIt was great food, the waitress seemed and was rushing the ordering process.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTheir signature Pasta TrioTheir signature Pasta Trio was fantastic. Had a lovely meal.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always it was fantastic.As always it was fantastic. I go every time I am in KC on business. The wild boar ravioli is delicious. Get it.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience. FantasticWonderful experience. Fantastic service, food and ambiance! Only down side being they ran out of Lydia's signature wine, although the manager was ale to make a great suggestion for us.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMawesome as usual...we thinkawesome as usual...we think it's by far the prettiest restaurant in kc. food, service, ambience, and great atmosphere make for a wonderful evening!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Dinner experienceWe brought family from out-of-town here and everyone loved it. The food was wonderful and the service was great - very friendly and we didn't have to wait for anything. We look forward to coming again to celebrate another special occasion.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was extremely good, bothFood was extremely good, both regular menu items and specials (pasta trio and swordfish). Service was slow, but we were enjoying the evening, more so after the wine arrived4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, Lidia's servesAs always, Lidia's serves what I consider the best pasta in KC. The pasta trio is my favorite choice for dinner - 3 different pastas with refills which essentially becomes a buffet. Can't go wrong with that!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood? Excellent. Staff?Food? Excellent. Staff? Phenomenal. Ambiance? Good, but too dark in the dining area. I had a mild headache from squinting by the end of the night. I had eye surgery several years ago, so this might have been part of the problem. I understand that dimmer lighting is an industry standard for fine dining, but I find it personally uncomfortable. If I make reservations in the future are there dining areas I can request that have brighter lighting? In the end I have no regrets. You helped to make my 5th wedding anniversary special, and I thank you for it.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AM