Lidia's Restaurant

4.6
6620 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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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TomK
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We were meeting at for a special occasion. It has always been excellent! Our food server was fair at best kept talking very fast and would leave the table before we could respond. I tried to order she walked away. When she came back I tried to order again she walked away again. Third time she came by after a long Period of time finally took our order. She was not customer oriented at all not our normal experience at this restaurant. Service poor. Food service excellent once we finally had our order placed. This food server would be more suited to the barbecue restaurant next-door rather then a fine dining experience.

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PatrickB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent , Brunch . Well thought out choices for our second item . I would highly recommend .

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John
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was fantastic. The all you can eat antipasti was delicious--the Caesar salad, the crab salad crostinis, the prosciutto, etc was perfect before the all you care to eat pasta!

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vipChristy
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lidias never disappoints.. the food was amazing!! our server however was running his rear off… had so many tables to attend to and still did a great job! Will definitely return!

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JillS
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was okay but not up to past experiences. We were disappointed to see very little mitigation in place during pandemic: not all staff wore masks, no extra spacing considerations with table placement. Food was just okay this visit. We both got the trio, 2 of three were quite bland. Service was fine giving grace knowing everyone is short staffed, but our waiter did not tell us what the trio was but heard him outline it for other tables. Also our bread was brought out wrapped in paper and just placed on the table, other people had their’s brought out on plates (perhaps dish washing was behind?). Not our typical Lidia’s experience but it also is not typical times.

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MelissaW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our server Matthew was top notch!! Highly recommend the chef's pasta trio and tiramisu.

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DavidM
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. Service was good - it was a great time

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Anna
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was delicious, wine was great and service was fantastic! Can’t wait to go back.

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AlexR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was pretty good. Service is what makes the place great though. A little pricey but worth it

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Shadow
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times. Absolutely enjoyed the food again (Order the trio, it's worth it). Will once again come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was excellent as always but service was terrible. We had to ask for bread and even for water refills. Our server never tried to interact with us and was very unfriendly. When he brought our checks he didn’t say thanks for coming in or anything - just dropped the checks. Very disappointing as this is an annual outing for us that we missed last year and we’re really looking forward to tonight.

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MidTownLocal
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We indicated that it was for a birthday and no one said anything or did anything. Not sure what the point was of indicating that in our reservation. Our meals were good for the most part, but not the best we've had. The risotto was kind of bland and presentation looked like a bowl of oatmeal. When we got there the place was fairly empty as we were eating early...but they sat us all together even though most of the restaurant was empty.

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal fresh-made pasta, good selection, good wine, and service. I'll go back in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tulsa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!

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vipTony
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We decided to celebrate our 36th anniversary that night at Lidia’s. For the first time in a long time I enjoyed all three items on the pasta trio menu. Also, Matthew did an amazing job taking care of our dining needs.
We arrived early to enjoy a couple drinks at the bar before being seated for dinner. My wife really enjoyed the Lemon Drop martinis.

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vipAlanE
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to sit outside on their new patio, but it was closed. So, they put us in a corner to minimize exposure. The food was amazing as always and the service was friendly, responsive but not hovering.

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vipJack
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

If I was Lidia B I would be ashamed to have this as my restaurant, I remember the days when it was a great restaurant , but not any more, sorry to say look elsewhere!

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ThomasE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our dinners at Lidias. Service and food are great.

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BonnieL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our family dinner at Lidia’s . The food was great as was the whole experience. Definitely will Plan to eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary today. We had a great time at Lidia’s per usual. We ordered Sunday brunch with pasta trio. Food was delicious and the server was kind. Thank you for making our day extra special.

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AndreaB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch is outstanding! We enjoyed a lovely variety of salads, breads, antipasto, and desserts. The service was superb!

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Maximum
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lidia's Brunch was GREAT. Everything was delicious, ample in quanity, and beautifully presented. Two of the best meals I've ever had have been at Lidia's KC Brunch and Commander's Palace Jazz Brunch in NOLA. Two excellent venues run by two super restauranteurs. And service by Peter was also top notch.

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JohnC
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We surprised my Mother with a trip to her favorite TV chef’s restaurant and it did not disappoint! There were plenty of really positive things to highlight including the overall ambiance of the entire restaurant, the staff at the Hostess Stand was friendly & attentive, our minimal wait for a table in the bar area was highlighted by the polite and knowledgeable bar staff, our server was a wonderful woman from Ireland who had worked there for 20+ years truly made the experience special for us as she was funny, professional, well versed on the menu, and made us feel special, the quality and quantity of food was also fantastic and highlighted by the homemade lasagna which we would all highly recommend, and the overal value for the meal and experience was well worth it.

The couple areas for improvement would be the food temperature, as a few dishes did not come out piping hot. And the bus staff likely could have been trained better (likely COVID related); we had some minor silverware and table clearing miscues.

All in all, would highly recommend Lidia’s to anyone looking for a great ambiance and Italian food experience.

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vipcandim
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Was very dark the hand blown glass it was not even turned on

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the Thanksgiving menu.

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CarolE
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were really seated too close to everyone; kind of jam packed tables;

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vipTheGrillCalvary
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great, table location quite frankly sucked, but would go back again.

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MariaG
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for another wonderful Thanksgiving meal!

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KimC
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We always love Lidia’s and had a great time having our Thanksgiving celebration there. We loved the antipasti, pasta and dessert courses. We all felt the main course courses (our table experienced three of the five offered) were not what we usually experience at Lidia’s. We weren’t sure if that was due to staff shortage or supply chain. Overall the meal was enjoyed by all.

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Greg
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience at Lidia's. Excellent service and exceptional food.

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AbbieT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Used to have more ambiance and better quality of food.

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travelinKansan
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is always quite good and tonight was no exception. Our waitress was fun and knowledgeable. Our group had the Osso Buco, the braised short rib and the trio. Salad was quite good and our appetizer, a combination of calamari, shrimp and roasted veggies was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my husbands birthday. Had the Sunday Brunch and there was more food than we could eat. It was all wonderful!

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Jkmf
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere.

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vipTroyS
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Pasta was dry not very flavorful and took a long time to get out. For four people, the antipasti and desert portions were small. Our server was great, but the food just wasn’t up to the standard I have come to expect. No worries- I’ll be back soon, and hopefully we can be back to traditional brunch by then

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DebbieS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Perhaps my disappointment was only with the brunch. It was upsetting to have such quantities of food brought to the table! The appetizers and the desserts were fine. However, since it was our first time at the brunch, we took our server’s recommendation of the pasta trio. The raviolis were exquisite, but the other two spoiled the look and the taste. The dish with a few very small shrimp was supposed to have broccoli. But it only had little flakes of something. The fettuccini with creamy red sauce was likewise salty and overwhelming.

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AngieT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Lidias is amazing. One of our favorite places to go

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We loved the service and the ambience, but the pasta came out a little hard. Unfortunately too hard for our liking, and according to our waitress “Al dente” (Italian for hard, I’m assuming) is how the past is served.

The appetizers were delicious, wine was good, and dessert was spectacular.

Our waitress was awesome as well. Good experience unfortunate incident with pasta but service made up for it

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DougS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lidia's is an outstanding restaurant, great selection and atmosphere.

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PatH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time to dine at Lidia’s. Great as we remembered. Sat at the bar & had excellent service. We make a point to stop on our next time thru KC
And will recommend to our friends

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Lidia's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 6620 OpenTable diners.

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