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About Lidia's Restaurant

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.

101 W 22nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm ; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm ; Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm Happy Hour available Monday - Friday 4:00 - 6:00pm Late Night in the Taverna: Monday-Saturday, 9pm-11pm

Cross Street:
20th and Baltimore

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 221-3722

Website:
http://www.lidias-kc.com/

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 leading to the Freighthouse District just south of 20th and Main on the West side of the street.

Executive Chef:
Dan Swinney

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Lidia's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (140)
Good for Anniversaries (135)
Good for a Date (125)
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Authentic (102)
Fit for Foodies (97)
Romantic (89)
Creative Cuisine (87)
Good for Birthdays (85)
Business Meals (72)
Worth the Drive (71)
Good for Groups (71)
Comfort Food (65)
Notable Wine List (60)
Great for Lunch (53)
Great for Brunch (48)
Pre/post Theatre (46)
Sunday Lunch (46)
Cozy (45)
Tasting Menu (44)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Seasonal (40)
Bar Seating (40)
Fun (39)
Casual (36)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Local Ingredients (30)
Hot Spot (21)
People Watching (21)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Scenic View (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Disabled Access (17)
Healthy (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Organic (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vegan (4)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Great Beer (2)
Waterfront (2)
Live Music (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Great Food & Great Service!!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Really great food and service !! Can't wait till go back !

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Lidia’s is always enjoyable - the food, the service is always great. However, this wasn’t a five-star experience as I made my reservation to redeem a dining reward and they would not honor it.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Not disappointed. Very nice experience. My only complaint is that the sauces on the pasta trio splattered onto both members of my party who ordered the trio. It seems like there could be a way to serve the pasta trio and controlling the sauce.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Lidia’s is our favorite restaurant in KC. It never disappoints. You can’t beat the Pasta Trio

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was good and consistent. Only issue was friend pasta had a few pieces all stuck together but minor. The wine pairing was set and not good. Server was really nice but expect ladies served first and guys second.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Our evening was just another great experience at Lidia's in Kansas City. thank you for maintaining the quality you've provided over the years.

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

quite honestly, this was disappointing. we have dined several times at Lidia's and were quite pleased. that said, it appears that they are no longer up to restaurant week. lamb and pork were overdone and dry, the pasta trio was not up to their standard, but the fish was great. martini and wine were first rate also.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Great first time. Coming back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

This was our last stop for restaurant week, so we returned to a place we call one of our favorites in Kansas City. It had been a while since we had visited, but the two of us were a little put off by the fact that we felt as if we were sharing a table with the people next to us since the tables were so close together. I am not sure if that was to maximize the number of people that could attend during restaurant week, but it felt cramped. However, that was quickly forgotten when the food started to arrive. We both started with panelle-sicilian chick pea fritters as our appetizer which was served toasty warm. It was delicious. We then had the famous pasta trio for our entree which were three very different dishes. The first was a spinach and ricotta ravioli, the second was shrimp and farfalle and the last one was a flat noodle with bolognese sauce. Each offering its own flavors and spices. We ended with a milk chocolate torta with peanut butter mousse for dessert. We opted for the half glass wine tour that complimented each of the 3 courses. The servers did a nice job keeping us happy. Once again, the food is the reason this is one of our favorites in Kansas City.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Lidia’s is always a nice place to dine.
Even though it was Restaurant Week and very crowded for lunch (they were on an hour wait), we were seated right away.
Our server was knowledgeable and did a very nice job for our party of four.
The pasta trio was fun and quiye tasty.
The fritters were a bit bland as was the bean soup, but the bread and 2 spreads were good as usual.
We wnjoyed the 3 course wine pairing and the dessert was very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food as always.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful restaurant. Get ambiance and service. But every time I go the food it bland. Every time I tell myself try it again because it is such a nice restaurant. Then every time the food falls short and flat. I know other people that love this restaurant. Maybe it’s about finding and getting the right thing on the menu. The Pro was, The bar menu and wine selection are nice.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The food was great, & our server, Billie, was EXCELLENT. The room could’ve been a little better lit, but otherwise, pretty good ambiance. We’ll definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

What a warm and beautiful restaurant. Great food and very nice bar to wait for dinner reservation. I will be back for more!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was great and the atmosphere was nice, the service could have been better, but it was ok. I had a lovely meal with a friend I hadn't seen in a while.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

A group went for restaurant week lunch. The people who ordered the pasta trio really liked their food the sandwiches and turkey meatballs were just ok. Should have know better when one goes to Lidias, order pasta.

We were a group of 6 so we had a table on the perimeter and it was very nice. Smaller tables tend to be too close together and the noise level can be a problem.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

We were celebrating a 90th birthday!! The food and service were wonderful!! thanks!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

KC Restaurant Week

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

As always Lidia's is fabulous. Always a sure bet on a good meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

Lidia’s has a great atmosphere and the service is always above average. I must admit the food did not stand up to our expectations. We will certainly give it another try. Hopefully we just hit them on a bad day.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined 5 days ago

The service was excellent. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu, ingredients and wine list. We were delighted with the entire experience and will return for future special occasions.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

We appreciated being able to participate in Restaurant Week at such a special facility.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was great and our waiter did a good job. We had a reservation for 12:30 and arrived at 12:25. We did not get a table until 12:57 due to getting skipped over for some reason. It was a just a table for 2.

Was not pleased about that but the rest of the experience was good

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

It is restaurant week here in KC so I will cut Lydia's some slack. I wish I had NOT ordered the pasta trio. The pasta was overcooked and a little tepid. Probably just because it was busy. Love the decor but hard to have a conversation in the big room. Our server was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined 6 days ago

It was great

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

Always a pleasure to eat at Lidia's and very pleased with the variety of options on their Restaurant Week menu. Love that Pasto Trio!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 7 days ago

We were unable to make our usual Christmas trip to Crown center this year. We finally scheduled the time, and had our late celebration. We had brunch at Lidia's the year that we got engaged. We were with other couples, and when we left, we picked out our wedding rings. Our marriage is not the first for either of us. We are both in our sixties, and still feel the romance every time we think of Lidia's. We are working on six years of marriage and Lidia's will always hold a special place in our hearts. The food is delicious, and the ambience is wonderful. Thank you!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

This is our favorite special occasion restaurant. The food is beyond delicious. The atmosphere is cozy, romantic, warm and inviting. The menu has high end Italian dishes that always exceed our expectations. The staff is friendly, efficient and informed. Any question, they are able to answer. In our opinion - the best Italian in Kansas City

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fun, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Our group really enjoyed the afternoon lunch.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was absolutely fantastic and there was a lot of friendly staff that was looking for ways to help. My only complaint was that our specific server was very rude. It was a busy day and she may have been stressed, but her tone was harsh always and her word choice was not pleasant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Beautiful atmosphere and overall experience. Food was a 4/5, will try something different next time. My server, Peter was prompt and friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Love this restaurant!!! Amazing food and outstanding service.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Such a wonderful dinner! We left more than full, that pasta trio is the best - tough to stop eating haha
Highly recommend

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Restaurant week brought us, but only one of the group went off the special menu. The Sunday Sauce was great, as was the Gnocchi I sampled. The waitress did a great job and gave us our space without making us feel forgotten.

Unfortunately, the waitress pushed the "signature pasta trio". These dishes, served table side, were very underwhelming and were only lightly touched by the table. Luckily, my girlfriend didn't go hungry as the other entrees at the table were more than enough for one person.

Overall, a fun experience with great wine and (mostly) good food. It was also more affordable than I had been led to believe. I will probably return to try some other menu options.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

The butternut squash ravioli was kind of bland. I felt that the ravioli could have been stuffed more. The mushroom arancini was very good. The wine pairings were also delicious. I'm disappointed that the main course was lacking.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Well I got put in a back table to start and my waitress came to the table next to me 3 times without even asking if I needed anything. I ordered a baileys and coffee and the amount of baileys was not even enough to flavor the coffee and it cost 10.50 and my date ordered a class of wine served in a champagne glass which is not even the size of a glass for wine. I then sat there and she was not even refilling my coffee so I ordered tea and never even got a refill on my tea. We both ordered the trio pasta as not once did they even come by to see if we wanted even more. When someone spends 100.00 on dinner you would think you would get the service to go along with it. I did tip 10 dollars in which I now wish I had left nothing and I normally tip 20-25%. This was the worst service I have Ever received at a place that is supposed to be a NICE place to eat. My reservation was a 4:30 timeslot on Sunday in which they were not busy. Last of all I called the manager at 11am on Monday and was told he was too busy to come to the phone so I left my number and no call back. I wish I had not went there and be assured they will never get my business again. I sure would like to hear from the manager or Lidia herself but I am sure that won’t happen. I would never recommend this place to anyone. Regards Michael

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

One of my fav places to have pasta in KC; especially during KCRW.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The pasta trio is always amazing but the service left a lot to be desired.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

I love Lidia’s. I have been going there for 10 years now and it never disappoints. I highly recommend the pasta trio. The pear ravioli is magnificent. & it makes for great leftovers. Go on Sunday for brunch for sugar butter - it will change your life. The atmosphere is great, friendly staff, and delicious food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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