Lidia's Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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 offers a sampling of seasonal, daily-made pastas. We also feature many seafood, chicken, pork, and 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 three hand-blown chandeliers, a three-story slate fireplace, and cozy, New York style seating.
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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, decor and service.

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

While Rachael our server tried to make up for the flaws, the flaws were to many.

Appetizer was average
Salad smothered in dressing
And our entrees didn’t come out for 45 minutes to an hour and then the one entree (lasagna) that came out last (15 minutes later) was burnt on the bottom and dry.

Like I say, Rachael tried her best and apologized countless times but someone higher up dropped the ball.

NL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening at Lidia's. Service was excellent; atmosphere was beautiful. We had the trio pasta special which was delicious. Reservations worked like a charm.

s
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good experience. Waitress seemed a bit rattled when we didn’t get all the desserts ordered; she did go and find the missing one. Food was filling and tasty. A bit expensive but we were celebrating a birthday; otherwise, wouldn’t be willing to spend so much.

JP
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice find in the Crossroads.

RL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday celebration and everything was just wonderful. Everyone enjoyed dinner and wine... We will definitely be back.

D
Kansas City
140 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really appreciate Lidia’s expanding its GF menu. The shrimp and spaghetti squash was excellent.

R
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server: knowledgeable, friendly, very helpful.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Reservations were for 7. Didn't get seated until 20 minutes after.

C
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Perfect place if you are 20-35 and are interested in mass quantities of average food.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We had high hopes of delicious food as we have been to other Bastianich restaurants. The food was fair - shrimp in my dish were nearly raw, pasta was fine. My wife’s carbonara was fair. With the Bastianich name we expected far better. The food was not bad, just not what I had hoped for.

SM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent, but it was rather noisy.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a good time but I wasn’t expecting the small portions for an expensive meal!

L
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoyable, although I didn't really like the Bruschetta.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great experience as always. The meal was delicious. Our server was lovely but it can be tricky to balance the line between relaxed and friendly with overly familiar. I enjoyed the enthusiasm to a point, but felt it was a bit much by the end of the meal. Nothing to keep me from returning though.

R
Kansas City
37 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Lidia's. All four of us were happy with our meals. I was pleased by the fact that I requested a substitution of one ingredient and it was done without any issues. We definitely will return to Lidia's again.

MJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special place. Anniversaries, birthdays, special visators

a
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

There is no question as to the ambiance, cleanliness, professionalism and courteousness of the staff.
But, we went for the food, and I have to say, that the wife's Boneless Beef Short Rib was remarkably like the Yankee Pot Roast served at IHOP.
I had a potpourri of pasta which was pretty tasty, and I had no complaints, but I and my wife think that for the price, we expected something more refined.

DG
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lidia's offered a wide variety of excellent food.
The service was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, this was my 3rd time dining here and will continue to come back. The staff was so friendly and catered to all our needs.

RS
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have one of her cook books and this was my first time to her restaurant. The restaurant was much bigger than I expected. Service was outstanding my dish, Bracato, was delicious. My wife had the manicotti and she was disappointed. Very bland, no spices, tasteless. But we loved everything else including the dessert. We will go back and she will have something else.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lidia’s always does an excellent job of acknowledging special events. My daughter loved her birthday Tiramisu.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It would have been nice to know when we made the reservation that lunch on Saturday is a brunch. It was our first time there and our preference would not have been brunch

ES
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. We love it. Would recommend to absolutely anyone.

HS
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, not too noisy, got a bigger table which is very nice. Only complaint is that they ran out of drink mixtures and main course items made specially for Valentine’s Day menu, so I wasn’t able to get items I was looking forward to.

LF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always terrific. Hard not to order the pasta trio but there is nothing on the menu for an entree that is not terrific.

JP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lydia's is always charming. The food is top notch. We actually got the same server we had the last time. Allison had another great performance, for she knows the menu back and. She answered all our questions and was always there to help. And of course, the food was great.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious as always, but the service was superb. We’ve never had a more personable and positively wonderful waiter!

LB
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious, starting with the salad with crisp lettuce. The cheese on the manicotti was exceptional, followed by a tasty banana cake dessert, all very good! The service was efficient, but the check was a bit delayed longer than expected. For that received only 4 stars. Overall, a great lunch experience!

DM
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta tasting trio was as always delicious.
Service was impeccable
All in all it’s always a delightful experience with great ambiance and a varied menu with great options

T
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, superb location, and an ideal place for a good meal coupled with conversation.

N
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hats off to Lidia's for delivering value, great food and service. Always a great experience.

CM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lidia's never disappoints! The service is stellar and the food is classic yet creative. Always bursting with flavor and always using the highest quality ingredients. We love you, Lidia!

V
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food and delightful ambiance! We went for brunch and were delighted! I highly recommend Lidia's!

AJ
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was okay. Just okay isn’t sufficient for the prices and reputation of that restaurant.

SS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambience is the best. On average of the four of us, the experience was very good. I would recommend you to others. Your Caesar salad is still the best in town.

AH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Had a reservation for my wife’s birthday at 6pm. Didn’t get seated till 630pm. We had drink reservations at 730pm, therefore our dinner was rushed and we did not get to enjoy our dinner. We planned to have drinks with dinner and spend more money but due to not being seated on time we did not get to enjoy our time. All 4 of us decided on the pasta trio, which was not what we wanted, but had to due to time restraints.

AM
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! I loved everything! Will definitely come again.

BP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lidia's is our favorite KC restaurant! We love the pasta trio and the beautiful atmosphere. We love the fresh made pasta and the excellent service.

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