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Lidia's Restaurant, Kansas City, MO
Lidia's Restaurant, Kansas City, MO
Lidia's Restaurant, Kansas City, MO
Lidia's Restaurant, Kansas City, MO
Lidia's Restaurant, Kansas City, MO

Lidia's Restaurant

4.7
4.7
7474 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Please note: Separate billing for parties of 6 or more is not allowed. Maximum of 3 cards per transaction.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 81 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (816) 221-3722
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Cody Hogan
  • Private party facilities
    Delectable dining, impeccable service, and unparalleled elegance accompanied by the delicious Northern Italian cuisine of famed Chef Lidia Bastianich await you and your guests in our two private dining spaces, The Loft and The Terrazza.
  • Private party contact
    Terra Hammond: (816) 221-3722
  • Neighborhood
    Crossroads / Freight District / Boulevard
  • Cross street
    20th and Baltimore
  • Parking details
    Parking is located on the south side of the Freighthouse. There is no fee for parking.
  • Public transit
    We are conveniently located within short walking distance of the KC Streetcar stops at 18th and Main and the Union Station stop. From both stops, you will find a staircase that leads to the Freighthouse District just south of 20th and Main on the West side of the street.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,474 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Italian

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Most Booked

  • Kansas City, MO

    Great for fine wines

  • Kansas City, MO

    Most Booked

7,474 Reviews
  1. MEGZ

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Matthew was an outstanding server. The food, as always, was wonderful!

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  2. Brownie93

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Customer service, food, and overall appearances of the restaurant were amazing! I highly highly recommend the Pear Ravioli! But for me, I felt out of place. I felt like other customers were judgy judgy because of the dress code. But that was the only somewhat negative thing about the overall experience.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved our server and got in quick the food was amazing, I would highly recommend Lidia’s for a nice date night!

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  4. DonnaD

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic milestone birthday outing. Great service, delicious food. We love fining at Lidia’s!

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  5. DonnaP

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time. Service and food was excellent. Highly recommend for a nice night out.

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  6. stephanieR

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had 2 new pastas on the Trio that we never had before it was amazing.

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  7. VinOKC

    Oklahoma City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was outstanding. The meal was amazing.

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  8. Luv2dine

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food was great, and Matthew was FANTASTIC! He always makes a regular dinner out to an exceptional experience!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat in the annex which isn’t nearly as nice as the main space in restaurant- but fabulous service and food at usual!

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  10. JimM

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great ambiance The Open Table software was hard to use

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  11. Richard

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasantly surprised this visit by a return to closer what things were like here a long time ago. We’ve been dining here since they opened more than 25 years ago and have seen ebb and flow in both service and cuisine quality. Tonight’s food and service were outstanding. Some things I miss were the freshly baked selection of breads and thin breadsticks that came at the start of every meal to accompany the whipped chickpea spreads that have remained. During the pandemic they introduced bundles of less bread (usually just focaccia) wrapped in paper and while be a cost cutter it makes for a far less enjoyable treat. We miss the Italian cookie and biscotti assortment that use to be part of the dessert menu. And last but certainly not least, we really miss the Sunday brunch!

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  12. LydiaG

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time at Lidia’s and I went with friends for my birthday! It was such a great experience. The food was incredible - I got the unlimited pasta. The waiter was so great to me and my friends throughout the evening. Will be going back soon!

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  13. MichaelA

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very bland and overall disappointing. Maybe a bad night or the place could have really gone down hill

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  14. Tracy

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Lidia's. Our server, Holly, was so kind and accommodating and everyone's food was delicious.

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  15. TIFFANYS

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit. The food, drinks and service were wonderful. We will definitely be back.

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  16. LoganR

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for the first time Sunday evening for a late Valentine's dinner, and Lidia's exceeded our expectations. We got the Pasta Trio (that was highly recommended) which came with a starter salad, 3 endless options of their pasta, and dessert. The Caesar salad was homemade and fantastic. The ravioli was clearly the star of the show, filled with potato & leek, and surrounded by a beautiful white sauce with bacon. The other 2 pasta options were delicious too, the fettucine noodles reminded me of my grandmothers cooking. I felt like I was getting a big warm hug every time I took a bite. Ending with the Tiramisu & the Panna Cotta... if we weren't so full I would have ordered 2 more, it was that good. The service was phenomenal!! Would I recommend to a friend? Absolutely. I am already making plans on coming back.

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  17. Lizabetta

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and tasty Italian food. The fritto misto and Frigo were excellent. Have not had any these good in the states. The pan a Cotta was perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Plus our waitress was delightful!

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  18. LindaM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food amazing. Huge portions. Jake , our server and all staff, put the experience over the top. We will be back and recommend to all.

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  19. pwgoch

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience; service, food, and ambiance. We had the "endless" three pasta special - great value; bread and dip, salad, all the truly delicious pasta you can eat, plus your choice of awesome desserts!

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  20. AnnaM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and Francesca was an amazing server!

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  21. JohnC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If I can give 6 stars I would. We love going her and treating ourselves.

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  22. Frances

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were amazing! You will under no circumstance leave this place hungry!! Wonderful atmosphere for a date night or a group of friemds.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super easy. Table was ready. Service was excellent and dinner was delicious! This place never disappoints!

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  24. ScottA

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an experience...the food...the wine...THE BREAD...absolutely wonderful!!! Our waiter, Matthew, was EXCEPTIONAL!!!! Highly recommend this restaurant. We will definitely return.

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  25. GaryT

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Heritage pork was almost all bone. Osso bucco was only fair. Andy, our waiter was the best part of the experience. We had made a special trip to KC to eat here. Could have down better at Italian restaurants in Fayetteville, AR, without the 4 hour drive.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Valentines Day menu was fantastic. So much food!

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  27. KCKaren

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite dining experiences - Lidia's never disappoints.

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  28. ToddM

    Kansas City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time dining at Lidia's. Everything was amazing, and we will definitely be back! The atmosphere, food, unique building and our server(s) were fantastic! We felt like long-time customers from the minute we walked through the door. A great Valentine's Day experience for sure! You will not leave disappointed or hungry!!

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  29. MelanieL

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary and it was a perfect place to do so! The food was delicious, as always. Our waiter, Matthew, was wonderful and really helped to make our evening special. We will definitely be back. 😊

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  30. DeborahB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great dining experience at Lidia's! "5-Star Dining and Service"! Highly recommend you put Lidia's on your restaurant bucket list!

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  31. Mason

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, beautiful atmosphere, fantastic service and amazing food

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  32. Ljc1111

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loves everything! Great atmosphere and food. Perfect restaurant for date night.

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  33. NickolasB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is exceptional. I always get the pasta trio meal and enjoy Lidia's version of the Caesar salad. The seating is a little tight and it is a noisy venue. My wife and I anticipate a great dinner when we go to Lidias and I have never been disappointed.

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  34. KeithH

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sauce for the pasta was the best in Kansas City. Tirimasu was also excellent.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lidias is my favorite. The ambience is stellar, service is excellent, but nothing tops the pasta trio. It is delicious every time! TOUCHDOWN! ❤️💛

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  36. SaraK

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to KC for a show and made dinner reservations at Lidia’s. I had the pork shank and my husband had the gnocchi. Did not disappoint…SO GOOD. My husband asked the waiter for guidance on a wine pairing and was very pleased. We shared a dessert and it lived up to all our expectations. The food came out super quick, and o ur waiter was fantastic as well. High marks all around! We will be back!

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  37. AustynG

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our evening. Hollie was fantastic and made our experience lovely. The espresso martini recommendation was perfect to go along with our dessert. We can’t wait to go back!

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  38. JeriF

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and the food was delicious! Highly recommend

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  39. SamuelB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The special with the rotating pastas is the way to go. Food was super good all around.

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  40. ChloeS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, food, and atmosphere. Enjoyed a great date night with my husband.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Lidia's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 7474 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 81 times today
Google Map for Lidia's Restaurant

101 W 22nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

Additional information

  • Cross street
    20th and Baltimore
  • Neighborhood
    Crossroads / Freight District / Boulevard
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is located on the south side of the Freighthouse. There is no fee for parking.
  • Public transit
    We are conveniently located within short walking distance of the KC Streetcar stops at 18th and Main and the Union Station stop. From both stops, you will find a staircase that leads to the Freighthouse District just south of 20th and Main on the West side of the street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Cody Hogan
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (816) 221-3722
  • Private party facilities
    Delectable dining, impeccable service, and unparalleled elegance accompanied by the delicious Northern Italian cuisine of famed Chef Lidia Bastianich await you and your guests in our two private dining spaces, The Loft and The Terrazza.
  • Private party contact
    Terra Hammond: (816) 221-3722
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