Wonderful!!!!!Couldn't ask for a better experience! The food, the service was all excellent! We had a large party, and it was the best experience I've ever had with a large party! The Celebration menu is amazing! Matthew our service was so professional, and made us feel very special!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodWe were in town for work and tried Lidia's on a Friday night. Make a reservation. The couple that was at the counter when we arrived was told the wait would be over a hour. The food is pricey but worth it. The breads and accompanying spreads served with your meal are worth checking Lidia's out by themselves. We had the pasta trio and two other pasta dishes. All, especially the ravioli, were great. The Caesar salad dressing was the best I'd ever tasted. Dessert selections were very interesting.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMgreatfood was great as if lidia had cook it just for me6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Restaurant!I have only been to Lidia's a couple of times, but each time the experience has been outstanding. My most recent experience was for my birthday and it was just as amazing as always! The service was very quick and polite, and the atmosphere is great. And of course, the food was also amazing. I would recommend Lidia's for any special occasion or just a nice date night or night out!! I love it!!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't skip dessert!We enjoyed our dinner immensely and were given great care by our waitstaff. All of our food was very good but the desserts were superb.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at it's bestFantastic food and customer service that can't be beat!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPasta trio never fails to delightGet the pasta trio plus salad and dessert terrific every time. Also duck gnocchi was amazing!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday BrunchWe had never been there for the brunch before. It was delicious, elegantly served. The wait staff kept our cups and glasses full. The antipasto table was beautiful and delicious. Definitely a brunch to revist.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Pasta Ever!This is the best pasta in KC. We love it! The pasta trio (all you can eat) is the way to go. The options are flavorful and seasonal. Very nice experience & we can't wait to return.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMServer was top-notch .. veryServer was top-notch .. very knowledgable, helpful, and professional. Restaurant was of course a beautiful setting. It was a birthday celebration, so the server served up a decorated dessert plate, which was a nice touch.
Only negatives were that one of the salmon fillets was rather bony, also the restaurant did not have the outdoor dining patio open for seating, although all other restaurants in the same block were all seating outside .. as it was a very nice evening weatherwise.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and serviceA group of us were downtown for the Hospital Hill run on 31 May and choose Lidia's for dinner. It was an awesome experience. Food was delicious and the service was great. My son is a very picky eater and the waitress was very sweet and made his experience a positive one as well by bringing him just plain pasta. Yummy trio, always full drinks and good atmosphere.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood Friends FunWe were out with two other couples and everyone had an amazing meal and a really terrific time.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAs great as expectedWe drove from Detroit on a hunch and were pleasantly surprised. Food was excellent, service was great-they all signed one of Lidia's books. Prices were very reasonable. Recommended for all who love great Italian food at a reasonable price.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLidia's in KCLidia’s was outstanding. We had Saturday brunch. The brunch offered a fabulous selection of breads, olives, antipasti, soup and deserts. We each had the Pasta Trio for our entree. There was a great selection and everything was delicious. The service was exceptional. We are planning a trip to Pittsburgh next summer with very high expectations.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Experience!Excellent service, incredibly beautiful setting and ambience. Makes dinner a truly special occasion.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticI've been to Lidia's before and every single time is wonderful! I recently took my wife to Lidia's for our second anniversary and we were sat at a nice little table for two. Our server, Bridget, was phenomenal and the food was fantastic. They even comped us a dessert for our very special occasion! Thanks, Lidia's!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAn 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 AMGreat Italiam spotThis place has great food and is very pretty but can be very noisy if they are packed, Service the night we were there was just ok, however they were very busy and I think the waiter was doing the best he could considering her had several large parties and there was just the two of us. Would definitely go back the food is always great!!5/17/2013 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 AMRecommendedI took a group of 10 to Lidia's and everyone enjoyed the dinner. Good food but our service was just so-so. I would go back again.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchGreat food, excellent service and very nice ambience for a special day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day BrunchVery good food. Enjoyed the appetizers and the Pasta Trio is always delicious. Especially enjoyed the shrimp risotto. Personally did not care for the desserts, but I'm not a big dessert person. Service was a little slow, but not overly so. The restaurant was busy, and our waiter was attentive.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was good, not exceptionalVery nice Mother's Day brunch. Food was a little too salty and wish there were more vegetarian options. Waitress was good, very nice decor and setting. Desserts also were very good. Overall a good experience.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 AMGraduation DinnerLet me start by saying the food was great here....the service needs a few tweaks though..
We had a reservation for 9....arrived...only to filnd the tables had not been set up and yes, we were on-time
The time between courses was excessive, so much so that i had to inquire as if food was ever going to arrive after the salad course.
The service was not quite as attentive as it should be in a place of this caliber. They also didnt provide steak knives to cut the dishes that required them....they also do not offer the frill service of pepper grinding or extra parmesan cheese.
Quite a few of us ordered the Pasta Trio...which was excellent....but they did not bring it around very often as they said they would.
Desserts outstanding. Drinks $5/10/2013 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 AMSunday BrunchWe made reservations, were seated on time
And instructed on how everything worked. Food
was very good, some items has very little remaining
and were Replaced by new items. Overall experience
Was very good. Noise level was very pleasant.5/5/2013 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 AMMy husband and I have talkedMy husband and I have talked about going to Lidia's for ever. We decided that this year for his and my birthday we would take the road trip. I made the reservation and explained that it was for his birthday. I choose the triple pasta since Lidia is known for the pasta. We had bows with veg., ribbons with ragu and ravioli. The bows were under cooked you could see it, the ribbon/ragu was soooo salty and the ravioli were ok. I mentioned it to the server. She told the manager and she took it off our bill. I said that wasn't necessary but she insisted. My son was there the week before on business and also decided after me talking about it decided to go. And said the pasta was so so and one was over cooked.4/27/2013 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 AMLong Delay for entries.Wonderful Staff food everything was perfect until our dinner fell apart with a 25 minute wait between starters and entry. Nice recovery but PLEASE I had 9 guest who were all looking at me their host with WFT??? I would have gladly used a prefix menu with limited options to prevent this very embarrassing delay.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM