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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PaulV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and attention to our dining needs. We ate outside with a great view of downtown at dusk.
Great evening and the Gnocchi with Duck and the trio platter was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The physical building is beautiful and that’s about where the good ends. The meals tasted pre fixed and the bread was cold. I was so sad that we picked this place for our anniversary dinner. We are not local so please if you are visiting take these reviews seriously. The food is subpar at best. I got the seasonal dish, and it was horrible. The only freshness was 4 tiny chopped up, rock hard pieces of zucchini that they garnished with at the top. Hate to say this but this restaurant is literally an Olive Garden in disguise.

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vipRalphK
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Main dish was late coming out of the kitchen because they lost our ticket.

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GregG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I have eaten at Lidia's Restaurant in the past and love to follow her on YouTube. The place, itself, if beautiful. Our food was not good at all. Chicken was tough, other items just had no flavor or poor presentation. Not at all what it should be. We have heard rumor that it will be closing, so this may have something to do with our experience.

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Alicia
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Gave it 1 star for the atmosphere although it was FREEZING inside. I am not a complainer and try my hardest to never send food back. That's my only regret!
Ordered wine and a cocktail. Safe.
Fried calamari- odd, flavorless and cold.
Got bread and dipping pesto and black bean dip. Bread was cold - dip not great.
Food came out a second after ordering. Quick but it was cold. Probably already cooked and in trays waiting to be served. I ordered Carbonara. Cold and flavorless. Server brought me grated Parmesan cheese. Did nothing for flavor.
Husband ordered lasagna. Cold, noodles dry and sauce tasted like spaghetti-o's sauce. We are NOT picky eaters. We just couldn't eat it. Sever walked by several times and saw our plates were full. Had someone else take our full plates away and ask if we wanted boxes. May have been a buser? Seemed like their MO. I feel as though a server should check up on you several times during dinner and should have pressed the issue of us not wanting to go boxes and our plates full but didn't. In and out in 30 mins. Do not recommend.

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GregoryD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service in a great atmosphere.

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fettbuoy2
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In this time of pandemic, it was nice to be able to eat outside at a nice corner table. I had the pasta trio, which is always a treat.

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Sarah
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

loved our server outside on the patio. food was so good as usual! short rib and pasta trio. management was not so nice. wait staff, amazing.

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LauraB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sadly, Covid has made some changes and has affected overall food quality and service. One bread option instead of the former three great choices.
Dinner was supposed to have pine nuts, but they were missing off both entrees. Wrong dessert brought, had to wait 10+ minutes for the correct one to be delivered. Just not near our former experiences at Lidea’s.

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CarlB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating on a nice fall afternoon was wonderful. Meals and service did not disappoint.

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Dina
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my fourth visit and it was just as amazing each time! The pasta trio does not disappoint. We had the Arranchini, so creamy and delicious! We also order the pork chop! Super thick and tender....delicious! Until next time.

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Morris
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as always. Social distancing practices were being utilized. Service was wonderful.

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Martins
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleased with our outdoor dining experience. We felt the staff took pains to make sure that we were safe with clear COVID guidelines in place. Food, service and ambience were terrific.

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Jkerschinske
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lidia’s is such a great place to celebrate. Their food is always fresh and outstanding. I always get the daily pasta trio. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. I always her the Bistecca which I still contend is possibly the best steak in Kansas City. Is a huge 2” think ribeye seasoned to perfection with fried potatoes and veggies. The wife usually gets the pasta trio which changes all the time but she loves every combo every time.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was average. I expected more.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the lighting and ambiance, and the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Italian trio dish was delicious.

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vipOPKS
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great anniversary dinner!

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YayAnniversary
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our anniversary and loved it. The house wine was delicious and reasonably priced. The food was excellent, as well as the service. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing as usual! Loved sitting on the patio and enjoying the sunset. One of my favorite spots in KC.

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vipHojawett
Kansas City
76 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters birthday

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vipExceptional
Kansas City
48 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Appetizer was lacking. We ordered the Fritos Misto appetizer but there were only 2-3 calamari in the dish....very disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal, as always!

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SarahD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere!!! Staff were awesome!! Will definitely return!

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CatherineB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & atmosphere. Food was delicious as always.

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MSPlaza
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere & great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a party of seven for a birthday celebration. Everything was perfect. Everyone was happy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, our waiter Matthew was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. No complaints here!

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vipOTALPED
Kansas City
54 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND FOOD FLAVOR AND DISPLAY....

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SherylT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very disappointed in what we assumed would be “ authentic “ Italian food. The bread service and spreads plus the caprese salad was phenomenal! The pastas were were the disappointing factors. I believed I thought what might be an outstanding carbonara was only “ meh”. My husband’s gnocchi was bland, even with the duck ragu.
Perhaps we were spoiled by eating outstanding pasta dishes in Italy so imagine our excitement to hear Lidia’s is to be authentic Italian approach. Nope.
Sorry, we would only return apprehensively.

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DaveB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manicotti and the gnocchi were excellent. My wife enjoyed the eggplant parmigiana, which was not breaded and had just the right crispiness. Best of all was our server, WoJo. She made sure we had everything the way we liked it, and even introduced us to a new drink: Baileys and Frangelica. Great memories!

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vipCathyS
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We usually like Lidia's but the service that night was not good. The waitress was too busy with a 2 top that was obviously more important than we were. Kind of disappointing as we really like this restaurant and were their to celebrate a birthday. We had to ask twice for seconds on the pasta. Also waited almost 20 minutes to get service when we were seated.

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was bland. Nothing terrible, just not very good.

JB
JenniferB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to have a celebration or a date night

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KentH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was awesome and made for a nice evening

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HJH10606
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food and attention all of our needs made this a very special night

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MargaretJ
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I was excited to eat here for the first time, after buying Lidia’s cookbooks and following her shows. The pasta trio was disappointing. The pasta was overcooked and the sauces were rather bland. However, the bread and hummus were wonderful, as was the salad. My husband ordered the pork chop. It was overcooked but tasty. Since it was our first trip there, I do not know if it was just an off night in the kitchen or if this is typical. Our waiter was pleasant and helpful. He apologized for the pasta and offered to replace or discount the pasta. For a dinner costing almost $100 with tax and tip, I would go somewhere else in the future.

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vipmom529
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner outside on their patio. The care and attentiveness of the entire staff was outstanding! Thank you for making our dinner so special...

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Lidia's Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 6328 OpenTable diners.

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