Food was average tasting. Service was good. Had the pasta trio many times before, this time it was lacking flavor. Will try again, but very disappointed on this visit. There was many very noisy groups of people, this also was out of the ordinary, so loud that they tried to partition off the groups but it did not effect the noise level.
Initially I was super excited to try this restaurant as I love the Bastianich restaurants in Las Vegas - unfortunately Lidia’s did not come even close. I had better pasta at Macaroni Grill - I would not waste your time here.
1st time there service was most excellent. It is a little pricey but worth it.
Our cocktails and food were all quite good, except for one component of our appetizer that was not cooked properly. That was a minor issue, and while it was not necessary, they didn't charge us for the appetizer. I only brought it to the attention of my server so that the kitchen could be made aware of it and correct it for others. The service was mostly excellent, except that I ordered the pasta trio, and the server who brought the mushroom ravioli was awful. While the other 2 servers lowered the pans and were careful about placing the pasta helpings on my plate, the ravioli server dumped them on my plate and the buttery sauce splashed all over the place. The other 2 servers ASKED if I wanted more of the dish they were carrying when they came around - he literally just walked by and dumped more on my plate every time he passed by without asking if I wanted more or not, and kept going so I could never talk to him and tell him that I didn't need more! My husband thought it was amusing, but I thought it was very rude
(and wasteful). We were there on a busy Saturday night and the noise level was pretty high. We had to speak up to hear each other across the table.
Went to Lydia's for my husbands birthday. Waitstaff was extremely friendly and helpful. Asked for a table near fireplace and was accommodated. The food was awesome, can't wait to go back.
Very disappointing. Two of the three pasta specials came cold on the first serving. Pasta with calamari was tasteless. Two of the three canolli's were stale.
I haven't been here for a while and we decided to celebrate our family simply being together, as our kids begin to spread their wings. It was a Sunday evening and the place was sparse. Not sure if they had a staffing inssue or what but even with the limited number of tables, the service and attention to the table of 6 was not good.
The decor hasn't changed since the last time I was there. The front door was scraping on the uneven cement so opening and closing the door was a real challenge. A fire hazard in my opinion.
So the food was good to great but the service and overall environment detracted significantly. There are too many newer, cooler, and better valued options but it was chosen as an old stand by for good food and it lived up to that standard.
My SIL said the gnocchi was just like her late mother’s and I have to agree. My MIL was from northern Italy and Lidia’s was a perfect match in every way. My Zuppa Di Pesce was great and my husband (who isn’t easily impressed with food most of the time) said his Pasta Trio was excellent. We will go back.
Lidia’s Pittsburgh has been a family favorite for many years, and it never ceases to disappoint. It’s our standard “birthday dinner” stop with our adult sons. The food is always great and the service is spectacular.
I had a wonderful meal at Lydia's this past Saturday night. This was my third visit to the restaurant. My husband and I took my daughter there with her boyfriend. My daughter, her boyfriend and my husband ordered the Pasta Tasting Trio in which the the servers bring around three pasta dishes as many times as guests would like. My daughter is vegetarian. Lydia's kitchen made her a special pasta so that she could enjoy the trio with everyone else. They were very accommodating. I had the eggplant parmesan which was the best eggplant parmesan I ever had (not overly breaded and fried). The waitress was lovely and the entire evening was enjoyable!
The seasonal private dining menus capture the warmth of Lidia’s cuisine, evoking an authentic Italian meal in a lovely environment. Italian favorites are highlights of our three to four course dinner options along with our antipasti rustic buffet settings.View Private Dining Details