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Lidia's Restaurant

4.6
4.6
6736 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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2 people

10:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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What 6,736 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Italian

  • Kansas City, MO

    Notable Wine List

  • Kansas City, MO

    Most Booked

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  1. RO

    RichardO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Waitstaff was great not overly attentive enjoyed my wife's birthday
  2. LC

    LindsayC

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    It always tastes just…fine. But this is the second time now the restaurant itself has had a smell and felt dirty. I think we’re done going there.
  3. c

    cah1

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in KC. You should never go away from here hungry. There is a good assortment of dishes including many for those who don't care for pasta.
  4. CL

    ConnieL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    First time in the venue. Loved the structure and decor. Food was good. Service was good. The noise level was almost intolerable, at least where we were seated. Could not carry on a conversation, and could not hear what the server was saying most of the time.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lydia’s is our opera night tradition!
  6. TJ

    TomJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and there was a Happy Anniversary card waiting for us and the waiter was super nice and attentive. It was super busy but he was still an amazing waiter (Cody or Chris? Sorry we don’t remember today! Shaved head with tiny ponytail on top!). Food was incredible. Loved the sample plate where chefs brought out three different dishes, brand new fresh and hot! The desserts were incredible, too!!
  7. S

    Sharon

    Las Vegas

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the delicious Italian food and excellent service.
  8. B

    Bchbuminwi

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The experience was outstanding. Having never been to Lidia's before the waitress was very helpful. She chose our entrees for us and then the wine. I have to say she hit the nail on the head. Perfect choices all around. Next time I am in Kansas City definitely going back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Just really over salted.
  10. BH

    BobH

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    We really enjoyed the food. Really wish they had a quiet area. Too Noisy!!
  11. KW

    KaseyW

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!! Wogo was our server and she was wonderful.
  12. f

    foodweirdo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just as I was about to give up trying to find delicious Italian food, Lidia's snuck into my evening plans. This is a restaurant that takes me back to the care free days I spent living in Italy, a place that was both magical and welcoming . Well done, Kansas City, well done indeed. The food was phenomenal and our server, Gage I think, was incredible. I have spent 15 years foraging Missouri for the perfect blend of food, service and drink, and quite frankly was beginning to accept my fate as a BBQ slathered sloth. Gross! Our server loved food as much as we do so we ended up ordering extra at his suggestion. That man is good for business all the way around. I'm gathering the rest of my girlfriend's and taking them to eat our way through the rest of the menu. This is my first restaurant review, can you tell? I can't help it, my taste buds were invigorated. Now I feel like everyone should get the chance to be enthused by an experience that is desperately needed during this all around sucky season of illness and negative attitudes. -C
  13. H

    Hb19

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food several options to choose from, fantastic service. Just make sure you go hungry.
  14. SL

    SharonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere with outstanding customer service.
  15. WF

    WolverineFan

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I have followed Lidia for years through her television shows and her books. When I found out that she had a restaurant in Kansas City, I had to go even if I was alone on business travel. It was all I expected and more! So very good! I loved the duck gnocchi and the caprese salad was the best I’ve ever had. I sat outside as it was a warm evening so it was a bit noisy but that was my choice. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. Cost was not nearly what I expected so that was a bonus. I’ll be back-maybe even on this trip!
  16. MW

    MWTraveler

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Handmade pasta! You will not find a better Italian restaurant for authentic Italian cuisine. This visit was for a birthday celebration. Everyone in our family enjoyed our selections, even the youngest among us who tried Gnocchi for the first time. Many of the adults had the Pasta Tasting Trio. This is always an enjoyable journey through various pastas. While we miss the salad and dessert buffets of the past, we still enjoy eating at Lidia's.
  17. LN

    LizN

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible overall dining experience. Outstanding food, service and ambience. We will look forward to coming back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful evening with wonderful food and service! We will be back next visit to Kansas City!
  19. H

    Hannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful restaurant and the food was phenomenal! I made a reservation for my birthday and they had a little birthday placeholder at the table when we were seated and our waitress (Sara) was incredible. Such a great place to go for a celebration or just a nice dinner.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was magnificent. The pasta trio was my favorite. I love the pear ravioli. The ambience was perfect. This is why Lidias is my favorite restaurant.
  21. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Spent $200 for a birthday celebration and your restaurant could not even provide a free piece of cheesecake??? Really cheap. Our first and last time! I can go to better restaurants who appreciate our patronage.
  22. RT

    ReneeT

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One word describes our experience….Wonderful! Good, drink, service, ambience!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Sorry to say, the light fixtures look outdated or they might need dusted. The place is not the same, as I remember it to be.
  24. SV

    ScottV

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband’s birthday and our grandsons first public appearance. A great night for us all. Excellent appetizers ( Shrimp Scampi and meatballs), focaccia bread and oil was phenomenal, trio pasta was by far the best I have had the privilege to eat. Tiramisu, ice cream and cobbler were delicious and worth every extra calorie. No doubt a feast!!
  25. S

    Sixto

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Mains came before the bread and wine
  26. CD

    CindyD

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect and my companion was very complimentary regarding the exterior garden, the friendly staff and the outstanding food. She wants me to take her back there and considering it's my mother, that's a high compliment!
  27. RP

    RozP

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was wonderful. She made our whole night by bringing us complimentary glasses of Prosecco for a slightly longer wait.
  28. HK

    HomerK

    Kansas City

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    All-in-all I would rate our experience very high, but would have to say that their waitstaff was stretched very thin. We had a hard stop and as a result we’re not able to enjoy deserts that we had already paid for in the price of our meals. We still managed a good time!
  29. LL

    LoveLidias

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the bread and spread! Andy was very good at serving us. It was our first time here coming from South Dakota and we loved the 3 Chef’s Trio and the eggplant parmigiana. Thanks for a wonderful evening!
  30. s

    suzeh

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    9/9/22. family reunion
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Great service and atmosphere. I would recommend it for sure!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice dinner celebrating our Anniversary
  33. L

    Lmat

    Oklahoma City

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous place with excellent, fresh and innovative menu. The seasonal heirloom tomato risotto with burrata and basil was delicious. Caesar salad also wonderful. Our waiter was terrific- recommended a really good wine for us and was attentive but not hovering. Relaxing and wonderful meal.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Invited 2 work associates to join me for dinner. They both enjoyed their meals. The receptionist and waitress were both very good. Bruschetta and Pasta Sampler were superb
  35. LR

    LauraR

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought 2 new customers and they loved it!
  36. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful 10 year anniversary spent here. The service was excellent as usual.
  37. KH

    KarenH

    Tulsa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and wonderful food. We had the three course chef’s tasting trio. Great deal!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and a lot of it
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were seated and waited 20 minutes to get our appetizers ordered because our server was too busy trying to figure out how to run the credit card machine for another party in her section. When she did finally take our order, she didn’t acknowledge we were waiting. I asked for sparkling water and never received it had to ask a second time. As for the food, it was tasty but nothing over the top. Everything we had was Luke warm. The pasta didn’t come out hot. When we were served the pasta, The guy splattered both me and my wife with sauce. No apology. It Was for a special occasion and It didn’t feel special.
  40. CF

    CalebF

    Kansas City

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    We have been many times but this time it was just ok, service was ok but slow, we were packed in the dinning room like sardines and the food was very very salty, we have been to Lidias many times but this time was different, our waitress was very nice but slow, the place was packed to the gills with just an inch between tables making it very hard to have a good personal conversation, we didn’t feel the home cooked Italian hospitality we have in the past, the wait staff seemed to not want to be there food was overdone and salty and the mens bathroom looked like it had not been cleaned in a long time, this place has for sure fallen down the ranks of restaurants in kc, it will be a long time before we come back, we will get our hometown Italian from Garozzos, where every time you feel like family

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

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

FAQs

Lidia's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 6736 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


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

  • 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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