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
Brunch was delicious
Lidia's is huge, a cavernous room partitioned into sections for special parties, even on the main floor. The noise level is almost unbearable; don't go there thinking you'll have a quiet evening with your partner, is more like joining a festivity in progress. The wait staff are well-meaning, but unskilled and untrained. Unlike Italian waiters, they are obtrusive and bothersome in an attempt to be attentive. The food is so-so, generally overcooked, whether it's pasta or lobster. We didn't, but it seems that many people go for the pasta selection, which is reasonably priced, but tends to be heavy and overdone (based on our previous experiences). We chose entrees from the menu, an eggplant dish and a lobster over polenta dish. The lobster was overcooked, and therefore tough, but the sauce and polenta were well-balanced and flavorful. The eggplant was unremarkable. For that and one glass of wine, we paid $100, quite out of line with the quality, service, and atmosphere.
Very good food and service, extremely nice dining room. Not too dark, and relatively quiet. Tri-pasta special was nice, and waiter made sure I had all I wanted. Wife enjoyed her beef short ribs. A nice value for quality food.
Great food, great service. Will be returning for sure!
The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive, but not overbearing. I had the chef's three pasta special, which changes daily. All three pastas were delicious, and it was more than reasonably priced. If you want Italian head to the Strip District for a great meal.
Service was inconsistent. Food quality good. They corrected mistakes; seems restaurant had eventful evening. Desserts were very good. Would consider again
The food was tasty, but everything was served lukewarm. Pretty disappointing
Get the pasta trio or gnocchi.
Our brunch waitress Laura was wonderful - attentive, knowledgeable, warm personality and genuinely wanted us to have our best possible experience.
Pasta was to die for, as was the dessert bar. Laura didn't bat an eye when we asked for tweaks to the pasta due to preferences.
We loved it, and look forward to returning the next time we're in PGH.
The food was delicious. There are so many interesting combinations on the menu, it was hard to choose!!