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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "As always, Lidia's exceeded expectations. The food is amazing and great for those foodies out there. All home made pasta with high quality ingredients."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "A trip to KC would never be complete without at least one meal at Lidia"s. We had brunch there on a Sunday morning & it was really special. Started with incredible bread & appetizers which were good but not great & then to our first course. Both my husband & I had there octopus salad which isn't available anywhere but Lidia's & is something I dream about. All of their main dishes are marvelous. And if room is still available, check out the dessert table which is wonderful. All in all a trip to Lidia's is unforgettable."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The food and service were amazing! Pasta was cooked to perfection, drinks were great, and dessert was unique and delicious. The only thing we would have liked to see change was the proximity of the other tables. We were dining for our anniversary and it would have been more romantic to have more privacy than was offered because there was not even enough space to fit between our table and the one next to us. But everything else was fantastic so we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Busy and loud on a Saturday night. The three of us were seated right away at a round table that would seat six. We waited a while for our server. She was working a table of 12. The manager came and took our order. We love the food but not the noise and lack of service Saturday night brings."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Servers tried hard, but when the server plated my linguine the sauce splashed on my white shirt ."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I had family in town and decided to make reservations at Lidia's since the restaurant is well-known in the KC community. I was so disappointed in the food and service. The food was alright, the service was terrible. Host was rude, server was one of the worst I've ever had. Wish I could have treated my family to a much better meal and experience. I will never go back. No one in the group said they would eat there again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Can not go wrong with Lidias! The duck gnocchi is the best!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I don't eat pasta but so I had the risotto and it was delish! Nice ambiance and the service was excellent. The server was willing to do a substitution for one of our meals due to special health needs for someone in our group, was very friendly! Great meal out during our first time trip to KC."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant, over the years - a number of times. Over the years once or twice aside.. it is always very good. After a week in Rome and a week in Venice, we realize it is not great. You will always be pleased and satisfied. They always represent a good choice."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Home made pasta!! Variety of tasty pasta and sauces - very good!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "All the food including sauces and desserts etc, are made fresh in house. They have gluten free pasta and even do that well! Everyone raved about their food regarding several different menu entrees. Fast courteous service even when it got busier. The beautiful old building , huge two story fireplace and the small garden with a fountain by the patio added to the experience. Desserts were very well done, creative combinations and unusual selections like a Pavlova. This was a fine dining experience with consistent quality. Nothing was amiss. The staff was very pleasant about the GF request, and you can see their GF menu on line. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I was quite impressed with Lidia's. Considering the high quality of the food (which I cannot emphasize enough,) our food was out quite quickly, certainly faster than the restaurant I work at. Given the quality of food, service, and ambience, Lidia's was actually quite reasonably priced. My fiance and I will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Lidia's was an awesome experience. This is the second time I enjoyed the experience. The staff was wonderful and paid attention to detail."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is my third time at Lidia's. First time for dinner. Once again I loved the food and atmosphere. High energy and open concept make for a fun evening."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our dining experience was wonderful. Sat outside on their patio with live music. The food was fabulous and wine was great at a good price point. Lidia's is a DO NOT MISS when in Kansas City. Try the frico appetizer. Yummy."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Lidias was good food. Loved the homemade ravioli and gnocchi. After that, the good was just okay."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We don't even look.at the menu because we love the pasta trio. Three different pasta dishes every day with extra helpings if you want."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I ordered the duck. Almost complete with my meal I found a little metal sliver looking piece. I brought it to management's attention and was told it was a from a brillo brush that wasn't supposed to be used on the grill. Needless to say I didn't finish my dish and left slightly hungry."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Once you are tired of smelling barbecue smoke, trade it for heavenly Italian smells at Lidia's. The food here is awesome. If you want to taste good, authentic Northern Italian food for a very reasonable price go here. One of their specialties is the pasta trio. They bring you three different kinds of pasta and keep it coming if you want more. The Osso Buco is really tasty. I have never been disappointed here. They have a great wine list featuring Italian wines with a range of prices to suit any budget. The acoustics are great. Even though it is a big open room, it doesn't get noisy. The service is top notch. The wait staff is very friendly and attentive to your needs. great desserts and be sure to try one of the digestivo liqueurs."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Lidia's, and we were once again pleased with the food and the service. Our first visit was on the recommendation of a friend, and we were so pleased with our experience that we texted our friend from the table to thank him! This next visit was for a birthday dinner. The staff had our table set aside in a nice, quieter corner of the restaurant near a window which afforded a view of the street, and had placed a special centrepiece on the table. The food was once again delicious. I tried the pasta trio special; of note was the tagliatelle with wild boar ragout. The service was equally outstanding--glasses were never empty, but the staff was never intrusive. This is a definite "must try" for anyone in KC."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I had seen the negative comments about service, but have to say our server was superlative. Attentive, friendly, and made great recommendations. The Sunday special pasta dish was absolutely fabulous, with the meats (pork shoulder, sausage, meatball) melting in your mouth and the sauce (in which the meats were cooked) exceptionally flavorful. The three pasta special was good (not great) and filling. And overall, it didn't break the bank, even with a bottle of wine (again, an excellent recommendation from our server that was NOT one of the high-priced wines)."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We wanted a hot night out in Kansas City and we certainly found it at Lidia's. It was recommended to us by friends and we would certainly pass that recommendation on."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Lidia's had some very unique and tasty dishes. The way they bring ingredients together is fantastic..must try!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Our food was fantastic as usual. The homemade sauce that is only available on Sundays was superb! Wonderful Italian wine list with nice selection of wines by the glass. Our service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The only word I can use is fabulous. Not only was the food wonderful but I was a very reasonable value. Our server was excellent as well."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had Sunday Brunch and it was excellent. The staff were knowledgable and friendly and the food was delicious. Highly recommend the pasta of the day and the lasagna. Great way to start the day!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Brought out-of-towners from NYC here. The food was good, not great. The service was adequate, not as attentive as it should have been. WE got the "pasta" trio which was a replenish-able plate for 2 of us. IN spite of waiter and 2 floor managers, had to go back and get the server to bring more (mostly cool) pasta...which was pretty good in 2 of the three selections. Expected the waiter to poor wine...didn't happen. Just thought the service NOT up to par with Lidia's reputation"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our go-to restaurant for special occasions. Always great food and fabulous service. It says a lot when you see the same staff over the years."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Good food, good service. Our table was available upon our arrival. It was a wonderful night"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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