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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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for our Thanksgiving Feast, Thursday, November 23rd from Noon-6pm.
You’ll enjoy an amazing four-course dinner with traditional Lidia's favorites and Thanksgiving delights.
$55pp | $18 Children | $35 Optional Wine Pairing

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for our favorite holiday tradition, Feast of the Seven Fishes in our private Loft.

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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (106)
Good for a Date (101)
Good for Anniversaries (97)
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Authentic (68)
Good for Birthdays (65)
Fit for Foodies (62)
Romantic (59)
Worth the Drive (57)
Business Meals (56)
Creative Cuisine (53)
Good for Groups (48)
Notable Wine List (45)
Casual (40)
Comfort Food (40)
Sunday Lunch (36)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
Great for Lunch (32)
Great for Brunch (29)
Fun (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Tasting Menu (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Cozy (21)
Seasonal (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
People Watching (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Scenic View (14)
Happy Hour (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Healthy (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Organic (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Waterfront (2)
Live Music (1)
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 (Inverness)·Dined 2 days ago

We celebrated two 30th birthdays tonight. We had two children and four adults. Service was slow and food varied from ho hum cannelloni to outstanding (fish soup). Good selection on wine from value menu...but is $35 a bottle really a value? Appreciated free desserts for honorees! But, there are so many exceptional places to eat in the city and for the $250 we could have done a lot better. Prices are really high compared to similar places in the city.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We came here once before and had a spectacular experience but this time fell quite short.
Service: Our waiter David did not ask us if we wanted to.order drinks and I had to bring it up myself when he prompted us for our entree order! He told us of the pasta trio selections but completely failed to mention the other specials. After we had already ordered I overheard "seared ahi" from the table next to us and realized there might have been some specials that I'd have been interested in ordering. Finally my husband ordered a.second beer in the middle of our meal when asked, but it was not delivered until the end of our meal. Our waiter did apologize for the delay, though.
Food: The pasta trio selections were amazing last time but it seems like they were rushed in this busy Saturday evening. The spinach fettuccine lacked salt and the ravioli was waterlogged as if it were not properly drained after cooking. The penne with meat sauce was very ordinary tasting, completely mediocre compared to the amazing marinara we had last time. My lasagna was very good, though. The key lime pie meringue for dessert was also good.
We will probably give this place one more try since we had such a good meal the first time, but we will try to avoid busy weekend evenings.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant does not disappoint! From the professionalism of the staff to the delicious food, everything was just perfect! The ribeye was enourmous and delicious and the Chicken Limone was amazing! Thanks and we will definitely be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good food, beautiful setting and telepathic service. We traditionally go for our anniversary and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

As usual, Lidia’s did not disappoint! The ravioli and rigatoni were amazing. Especially enjoyed the croutons in the Cesar salad. The service was outstanding! The only bad part was we were too full to eat dessert.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined 3 days ago

Ate lunch here several times and always had the Sarme. First time for dinner, wife had Sarme and I tried the Padta Trio. Past was somewhat underwhelming. The ravioli was very good, the fettuccine was overwhelming with parsley and that was the only flavor coming through. The penne was good but the sauce was almost non existent. Sarme was top notch as usual.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Birthday Brunch was excellent as always!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

We went here a few weeks ago, just the 2 of us and we're blown away by how delicious the food, how great the service and atmosphere. Decided to take a party of 6 for a friend's birthday. Had to wait over 30 minutes beyond reservation time, not Lidia's fault. They comped drinks, but friends weren't thrilled. Food was good. I love this place, beautiful atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Wilmington)·Dined 4 days ago

The trio pasta is always a great choice, the salad is delicious with the bread croutons. We sampled a few deserts, they were all delightful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Have enjoyed an occasional meal here for years. The triple unending pasta is always great. Not sure I have ever asked for refills only because I’m already full and have enjoyed all 3 pastas.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent dinner as always! We got to try some of Lidia’s recipes from her new cookbook! We also got to meet her! My husband and I are never disappointed when we come to Lidias. One of our favorites!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

I took a client for dinner. The atmosphere is great, and the food . . . absolutely fabulous.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

We have been here a number of times and the pasta selections are quite nice. The entree options are a little limited but quite good, and the service and ambiance are great. Well worth the trip.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Out of a party of 6 only one person enjoyed their meal. They under cook my steak then over cooked it, so that’s what I get for ordering steak at an Italian restaurant. BUT If you’re going to charge $55 for steak you better have a cook that can cook it. They actually compensated me for my meal which was nice, but I was just disappointed that this was my daughter’s birthday dinner and she had to get her meal compensated as well 😕 The pasta dishes they served were very dry and had no flavor, unfortunately I can’t recommend this restaurant.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wow, what great service and the food was to die for. You do go away hungry and get a great Europe Italian favor.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our first visit was last year and it was very good, so being in KC again this year, we were looking forward to visiting again. We had an 8:15pm reservation for four but we did not get seated until 8:35. The restaurant was busy but the hosts did not acknowledge that our reservation was running late. I shared a mixed green salad to start and it was served on two plates which was appreciated. However, the dressing was watery and the greens were wilted. There were three orders of the trio tasting and they started the servings very soon after the salad plates were cleared. The first tasting was a ravioli which was very good, however the second tasting which was a spaghetti with shrimp was over cooked. It seemed like the pasta had been sitting in the pan. The third tasting was a rigatoni with sausage and broccoli rabe and that was good. Meanwhile, the fourth member of our party waited for the gnocchi with duck ragout a solid 20 minutes after the table started their tasting. No complaints about the waitstaff... just disappointed that the food didn’t meet our expectations from our first experience. Perhaps it was an off night in the kitchen. If we are ever in KC again, we would probably give Lidia’s another try.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Exceptional pasta; average wait staff; unacceptable restroom situation (trailer out in the parking lot - referred to as the Men’s VIP Lounge....). When you’re paying $$$ for pasta, you shouldn’t have to leave the building for a comfort break.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic service and meal. The value wine list was great!

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We always enjoy Lydias, but unfortunately our recent visit wasn't the exceptional service and experience we remember. In the past we always were seated in the main dining area with the blown glass fixtures but this time we were in a separate area off the main dining area. Unfortunately it didnt have the same feel or character. Also our waiter wasn't very friendly and seemed to be overbooked. At one point 3 out of 4 of us had empty drink glasses. Pasta trio was good, but the overall dining experience wasn't great.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Perfect brunch

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

They jammed too many tables in there, it was not comfortable to sit and relax. The noise level was ridiculous, everyone was talking over each other. I couldn’t have a nice quiet dinner for my anniversary. We were anxious to get out. Otherwise the food and service were great!

Tags: Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Cozy ambience and comforting food on a cold winters night. Kyle the bartender was very friendly and engaging!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great spot for a ladies' dinner. Very happy with our experience

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Skip this restaurant and find a local spot. Food was poor, cold dinner. As poor as the food was, our service was worse. Slow, disinterested and non existent. There have been better fast food places then Lidia’s.

Tags: Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and good wine list. Cocktails were tasty and a wide selection. Service was very good. Try the Pasta three way. It is great and you won't go away hungry.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Love there pasta trio!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Took my daughter there for her birthday. We all order the sampler platter. Food was top notch. However waitress only stopped by the table once. By the time she stopped by to see which pasta we would like more of my husband and I were full. We asked

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

My eggplant Parmesan was delicious, but it was just lukewarm when served. I was very disappointed, but I don’t like to make a fuss when I’m out to dine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We had the cabbage rolls and wild boar risotto. Both were prepared perfectly. Three of us split two apps and two entrees. We had plenty left over.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Everything was wonderful but they were doing remodel on the restrooms so they had a portable trailer set up out front that was a cross between a porta potty and an airplane lavatory. Not pleasant, wobbly steps in the dark and very inconvenient. I think that whole situation could have been better thought out.

We drove up from Wichita and if I had known we would have rescheduled.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

There were 4 in our party...Sunday brunch and not at all busy (appreciated the low level noise).. Food was good...shank abit on the dry side but tasty..my pasta was delish...enjoyed all the table options before entree and desserts...I love the darker interior and low lights..very Italian .
We definitely will be back for our 4th visit....

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great brunch with the pasta tasting. Our service was good and our meal was delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was excellent, Great Brunch menu, Many menu options and cocktail list was extensive and reasonably priced. A really good restaurant !

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

David, our waiter, was outstanding. The Butternut Squash ravioli was decadent and the salmon outstanding. Well done Lidia's!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Salmon was extremely well done and the beets salad was lacking. My daughter's grilled cheese was so tall and over toasted she couldn't eat it without tearing up her mouth.
The service was wonderful, though. Our waiter was prompt and helpful. He was able to recommend a great wine.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went for a special occasion and made a reservation (recommended). We got there early and went to the bar for a drink. The table was ready before we were done at the bar, so they held it for us until we were ready.

Food was awesome.

Prices were reasonable for a date or special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Lidia’s is one of our very favorite restaurants. We also love Peter.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, People Watching, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great night out

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Delishious food. The homemade pasta’s melt in your mouth. The staff is attentive and available. The daily specials are outstanding. Can’t wait to go
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Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Super KC Find! What a great Italian eatery with an awesome atmosphere for any occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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