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
Good use of flowers on plate
Visited for Sunday brunch. Met one of the chefs clipping fresh herbs while waiting for the restaurant to open. There was a slow start to getting the antipasti tables set up, but everything tasted good and there was a wide variety. Pasta trio again had two out of three really tasty options and one that was good but a little blah. Braised short rib and gnocchi were both delicious though. Loved the little options of deserts as tastings are definitely more my style. Our waitress Laurie was wonderful throughout and especially kind to our son as he wasn't feeling so hot once we got there.
Our server ,Danielle, was not only friendly but proved exceptional serve. She made excellent recommendations from drinks through to our desserts. We got the tasting trio which was simply amazing. The restaurant was family friend and reasonably priced. Highly Recommend and would definitely go back again.
Food was much better than reviews had led me to believe. Two of the three options on the tasting trio were very good, the other was okay, a little bland but nicely cooked shrimp. Everything was hot and the pasta was perfectly al dente. I definitely recommend the Limoncello tiramisu.
Service was wonderful. Laurie was helpful, friendly and spot on all evening.
Two bartenders and neither had the time to take our drink orders, bring us a menu, take our dinner orders, clear our plates. Four in our party had 7 appetizers...none was memorable. This is my third and last trip to this restaurant.
Lidias never disappoints! Excellent food and service!
Our waiter was knowledgable and so happy. So excited to be at work.
We we're virtually ignored by our server. Three of us ordered pasta and I ordered the eggs and bacon. I would have liked to have ordered something else but everything else was very carb heavy. Not very busy when we were there yet our meals took 35 minutes to get to us. During that time our server ran by our table once to say they are still working on our meal. Never offered to refill our drinks or see if we needed anything. The gnocchi we're good. But definitely not worth $125!!!! Will not be going back . Too many better choices in this city
The location is perfect. Very convenient after hitting the strip district shops. Parking lots across from & adjacent to the restaurant as well as street metered parking. Service is wonderful. Food is amazing. Truly a great way to spend an afternoon. The brunch buffet with entree is outstanding. I recommend the chef's trio...3 selections of the day..never a disappointment. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable and a delight.
Wonderful meal & service; we waited over 10 minutes after initially being seated before being greeted. Our server upon greeting us was very apologetic & attentive, he was extremely kind!!
Everything was outstanding!!
Daniele was wonderful as was entire staff. Nice ambiance. Very fair pricing.
The service was excellent as well as a wine list that had great wines for a reasonable price. The food overall was good. While we weren't wowed by the food we were pleased.
Took mother to Lydia's for first time on mothers day. The food was excellent, environment was clean and beautiful, portions were perfect, and hostess attentive and informative. Brunch menu well priced with plenty of options to enjoy the variety of foods. Would recommend to anyone for special occassions.
I have been going to Lidia’s for years and Mother’s Day brunch was probably my least favorite experience. The food was good even with the limited menu but the service was not so great. When my son and I were seated - it felt like we were being rushed out of there to turn the table. We were not given bread while other large group tables were offered. Then we were ignored from the entree course on... I had to ask for pasta to come over and then had to flag down and request coffee with dessert. I know mother’s day is always crazy but at $45 per person... you would think service would be better. We chose a restaurant we love but were disappointed by the shabby treatment.
None of their signature bread sticks and hummus dip was ever provided. The Cesar salad was rather limp as if it had been made previously, arancini balls were cold(should be freshly made or served room temp), zucchini rolls were also cold. Hubby had the chicken which stated that spinach was to be included in the dish, there was no sign of spinach. Panna cotta was a pile of creamy mush, how do you eat that with a fork?? Very disappointed, this time. We were recently there for Easter and for Lydia’s Anniversary dinner which were much better.
The food and service were excellent for our Mother's Day luncheon. I have eaten there before and never been disappointed.
Always a great expwrience. Try the daily pasta trio (whatever it is will be delicious) or the gnocchi with duck ragu.
Food was overpriced, but tasted good. More of an upscale Olive Garden than authentic Italian food. Service was poor. Full disclosure - we arrived 45 minutes earlier than our reservation, however, I wish the staff would have told us our table wasn't ready if they were not able to accommodate our table at the earlier time. I ordered the unlimited pasta trio - I only received 2 of the 3 pastas, and the servers never returned to serve me more. Our server arrived after everyone was done eating, and by that time, it was too late. She did take my meal off the bill, but she was rude about doing so. Would not recommend.
What I expected to be a fancy environment became mediocre service and an unpleasant evening. The food was brought to our table within minutes of ordering, which led my party to believe that our expensive meals were not fresh. Our server not only dropped calimari in my father’s coffee while serving it to him but also neglected our table for over an hour. Other staff members who served our food dropped ravioli on the table and splashed us with the sauce. The idea of an elegant evening fell short of expectation and the night was not worth our time or money.
Very good food and service was excellent. Did not like the artichoke appetizer at all as it had no flavor. We couldn’t eat it.
Always a great meal here!
I had the baked ziti, I didn’t care for it. There was no flavor to it. Caesar salad was good and large enough for 2 People. This was a once and done restaurant for me.
Fantastico! My sister and I were looking forward to dinner at Lidia's and were not disappointed in any way. The service is spot on; the restaurant's ambience is lovely; and the food is presented with respect and affection. Everything was delicious. Best meal in Pittsburgh hands down!
the meatballs reminded my wife of her Nana’s
I am very sorry to say that we were very disappointed with our experience at Lidia's last Sunday. It was my father's favorite place and my girls fondly remember our great times and great food at Lidia's with him. My oldest daughter graduated from RMU on Sunday and her request was to go to Lidia's for dinner afterwards. We had 9 people with us, 5 were first timers. We were all very disappointed and will not return. The restaurant is beautiful and cozy but the service was terrible. All but 1 of us ordered the pasta trios. We had to ask every time for them to refill our selections and then waited for a time before they arrived to serve us. We waited 15 minutes 1 of the times. We had to continually ask for refills of drinks and finally never got them. I was drinking a Titos vodka martini that was priced at $9.50 and never did get my second one that I asked for, diminishing my plan to have more. It is bad enough that when you pay $3.00 for a soda and can't get a refill, which you advertise as free, but then when you are willing to pay $9.50 for a drink and can't get one. Money left on the table in my book. We were very excited to return to Lidia's and bragged about how awesome the place and food was to our friends, only to be very embarrassed. We are all seasoned diners and know all to well that things happen, gets very busy, staff calls off and leaves you in a lurch, etc. The restaurant was not too busy, there was plenty of staff standing around and yet we got bad service. One of the females who was serving one of the pasta's was really having a bad night apparently. We are always willing to pay a higher price for dinning out and only frequent higher end restaurants as we believe that it is worth it. Not at Lidia's - any more.
Great for date night! We had the pasta trio, the salad, and the dessert. Huge hit. Loved it.
I highly recommend the the Chefs Pasta Trio! My sister order the Osso Bucco, but she felt the sauce and barely were lacking flavor. I was I loved with both appetizers we ordered!
Sunday Brunch was good. Service was a little slow. I think the server waited til we were done with the Antipasto Buffet to put our meals in but then it seemed like it took a while to get the entrees.
We have been wanting to go to Lidias for a few years. (I joke that my husband goes to bed with Lidia (on T.V.)every night that he can.) We drove from an hour east of Toronto, Ontario to Pittsburgh to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary at Lidia's. We throughly enjoyed Lidia's. It did not disappoint. We both enjoyed the pasta trio. We are looking forward to visiting another Lidia's restaurant and trying other dishes.
We also loved Pittsburgh.
My out of town friends loved the food. Easy to make reservations online. Staff was helpful with menu and recommendations.
Overall the experience was very positive and would recommend the restaurant. The service was excellent.
Wouldn't eat there again
The food was excellent, the employees were attentive, and courteous, without being obtrusive. Our waitress was very informative and made excellent suggestions. She was a delight. It seemed that all concerned knew that it was a special occasion for us, and did every thing they could to accomodate us. My wife was thrilled and I was a hero. We appreciate everything they did for us. We have, and will continue to, recommend Lidia's to our friends, relatives, and anyone else who is interested.
Lidia's is always wonderful. The quality of the food and the service are unsurpassed. They had my favorite dish, calamari with corona beans and escarole! The menu changes seasonally.
Went for college graduation celebration. Daughter had pasta trio which was excellent. The fettuccini with shrimp was homemade and probably the best I have ever had. Very nice evening
My husband and I had reservations for our wedding anniversary. I forgot it was also the University of Pittsburgh's graduation. The restaurant was packed. After we walked in, I thought for sure our service was going to be awful and they would rush us through dinner. I could not have been more wrong.
Jason was our server. He answered all of our questions about the menu and was extremely attentive. He did not rush us through our meal and made us feel very comfortable. Dinner as excellent and so was our service.
Thank you for a great experience!
We were celebrating my daughter's graduation from Pitt. As you can expect the restaurant was very busy but I was amazed at how friendly everyone was. We felt welcomed from the moment the doors were opened for us to enter. Matthew our server was outstanding (along with everyone who supported him). Even though he was very busy it never showed and he took the time to explain everything and make sure we had everything we needed. Unlike most places we were not rushed and could enjoy our meal which of course was the excellent Trio pasta dish. We had one snag which was our desert took awhile but Matthew acknowledged this and even the manager personally apologized and comped our deserts. I highly recommend Lidia's both the food and the service were excellent.
Overall it was disappointing as we expected more. More of a commercial venture than a good dining experience. Our app was the fried calamari with veggies. Lots of veggies little calamari and very bland. I also got the carbonara and the pancetta was burnt and overpowering. Before I left I took a sip of water to get the taste out of my mouth and I just don’t remember doing that in a restaurant. Service was ok. We won’t be returning.