Lidia's Restaurant

4.6
6567 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
What 6567 people are saying
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4.6
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vipDavidJ
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals ever
The tri pasta was off the charts
Risotto to die for
Ravioli always great

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vipGoldilocks
Nashville
44 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were thrilled to find that Lidia had a restaurant in KC for over 20 years. The carbonara has to be the best in the country with high quality guanciale made authentically, not the cream substitutes most restaurants use. We then had the boneless short ribs that just melted in your mouth with such perfect flavors. We were sad to hear that Felidia’s in NY closed due to the pandemic so we were grateful to have stopped here for a touch of a life we once new prepandemic.

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KevinR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Kansas City. Food is always top notch, service is unmatched.

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Decent price. Great overall experience!

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Brummel
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Arrived at time of reservation (6:15 on a Wednesday) and still waited for 20 minutes to be seated. There was no crowd. Service was also slow for a place in this price range.

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Rich
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mother’s Day menu was excellent. A wonderful variety of salads and antipasto. And the entrees were delicious. Great venue for lunch, dinner or any special occasion.

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FoodisFuelLADonna
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had a wonderful Mother's Day dinner at Lidia's. Our server was helpful and on point with tending to our needs. The food was nice. Ambiance would have been improved with some background music or even a live local band to compliment the italian home feel, for the holiday.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday. I wish we could have had a choice on food options instead of a pre-selected menu.

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vipJudy
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mother’s Day prix fix meal was excellent! We all enjoyed it and thought it was better than ever! Thanks!

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MimiT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Didn’t realize it would be prix fixed menu, which if the food had been what Lidia’s has been in past, it would have been fine. Their entrees were so so, all of which were very rich and fatty (not great for someone trying to eat somewhat healthy). Only short rib was flavorful. Even pastas were bland and uninteresting!! Sad when pastas at an Italian restaurant aren’t great! Love the atmosphere, just wish food had been better! Our waitress was great tho!

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FredR
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did the Sunday Mothers Day prix fixe brunch menu. It was positively awesome! Arrived a bit early but were immediately seated. The menu contained 5 appetizers, enough for each of us to enjoy. Particularly enjoyed the salmon preparation. 2 pasta dishes were served next to each of us. Divine! The spinach filled ravioli in a cream sauce, crispy cheese stuffed dish and the egg entrees were delectable and unusual. Been a long time since I've enjoyed such creativity throughout the entire menu. Dessert included chocolate chip cookies, almond biscotti and an exquisite raspberry whipped cream cake, enough for all of us. The waitstaff were very attentive and did not rush us to "turn over the table." We so enjoyed this perfectly prepared menu over the course of two hours. Hope they offer more prix fixe menus like this for repeat dining experiences. Thrilled that this KC icon is again open and back to normal. It's a true gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience5

My husband and i Went for Mother’s Day brunch with tip our bill was $165.00! We had one drink each one bloody Mary and one mimosa . The food was just ok my entree consisted of potatoes eggs bacon and asparagus with a pile of melted cheese it was so overwhelmed with cheese could barely get to the rest of the food I had to dig away the greasy cheese which half was left on my plate it was so much of it . Definitely not what you expect paying $50 a plate

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MargaretM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lidia's is such a beautiful restaurant! We were really happy with the $35 wine bottle list, which is really reasonable for a nice restaurant. My sisters and I took my mom there for Mother's Day the night before. We were seated right on time for our reservation and our waitress was awesome. I'm a vegetarian, and they were able to make me a pasta tasting trio even though 2 of the 3 nightly choices contained meat. My whole party loved everything - ceasar salad, pasta tasting trios, and desserts. We will definitely return!

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GinaL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was outstanding, polite, this was my 4th time being there, treated myself and my kids to mother's day treat, thanks again wonderful job for everyone

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TeriP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and fantastic service. My partner and I were both fully vaccinated and so looking forward to celebrating my birthday at Lidia's. We had a lovely time and look forward to coming back again. Although, I think next time we will pick a weeknight in hopes for a more quiet dining experience. It was quite loud and made it difficult to converse.

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vipRalpher
Kansas City
39 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Lidia’s Kansas City for special celebrations. We often have the Pasta Trio, which turned out to be the usual high quality of pastas served in different forms. We plan to return for other celebrations.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. The gnocchi w/ duck ragu is outstanding. Great service.

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JoniL
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I'm fond of Lidia's, however, thus evening I order the pasta trio and I didn't care for it. I'll order something different next time. The salad, bread, tapenade, and cannoli were delicious.

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vipChicaw
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, great mixed drinks, wine by glass. Wonderful service. Will go again when we visit KC

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vipLeslieD
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We’ve been Lidia’s regulars since it opened 2 decades ago (we used to live in KC and always go when we are back in town).

Our server was distracted. She brought the wine (which needed to be decanted, but wasn’t), poured me an once for my probably and then just walked off without pouring either of us a glass. She messed up my wife’s martini order and when she asked about my margarita and I said it was “too weak,” she just walked away.

Food was just fine but it used to be fantastic. The absence of Lidia here self is noticeable. If she had the dinner that I was served under her name, she’d fire the whole kitchen staff.

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ShawnK
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nephew’s birthday

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DougT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pasta Trio is always spectacular as was everything else on the menu.

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CorriB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I was expecting more of an exeperience because that is what Lydia is. I was hoping for something that felt a little more warm and inviting, it seemed a little too extravagant. The food was good but got the Carbonara and it wasnt what I expected. The Gambori was delicious and definitely something I'd expect.

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PatrickB
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lidia’s has always been a treat and this time is no different. Staff that give personal attention matched with food that is incredible.

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vipBradW
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lidia’s is a go-to for us. The food is always good- and many times excellent. There is some variability on service. This last visit our waiter seemed too busy and wasn’t great. I would recommend trying this place if you like fresh pasta. The building is the draw- it’s really great.

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ElizabethC
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Everyone in my party ordered the Pasta Trio! It had no flavor!! The wine, salad and dessert were excellent!! Our server Jake B was very attentive to our needs! He is an asset to the restaurant! I hope my input is helpful!

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denisel
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was not what I was expecting and overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food; superior service!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met Lidia herself and she was lovely! This is our go to Italian place in Kansas City we love it and we drive from St. Joseph just to come here for dinner worth the drive and the price amazing!

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HowardA
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a very good birthday dinner, we will be returning.

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Gwynhyver
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wine selection! I’m in love with this restaurant

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food! We cannot wait to visit again!

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GregB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, excellent service, excellent food!

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JimG
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lori Jo was absolutely amazing. She has been at Lydia’s over 21 years and is a real pro and delivers excellent customer service. Lydia’s meal for our seven guest was also outstanding and this is a tough group to impress.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter was great. Meal exceeded our expectations.

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sspoindex
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We always go to Lidia’s for wife’s bday and most wedding anniversaries it’s another couple who celebrates same week as us. I have to admit this was the worst visit in the last 18 years. The appetizers were good. That was pretty much it. Service was slow and scattered. Got apps and salads came out before we took a bit of apps. Entrees were meh at best. Just saying it’s not what it once was.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and atmosphere were all great.

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MichaelD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic experience. Food was excellent! Service outstanding - wait staff Matthew provided excellent table service, was friendly and professional.
Will definitely dine there again. Highly recommend this for any occassion.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Relatively expensive for basic pasta sauces: meat based, ravioli and just butter over it. (Chef’s trio) had an endless option if one or all were good but couldnt finish the original plate anyways. Noodles and dessert were great and cooked al dente. Frito Misto is presented as a calamari dish with vegetables however there were more veggie varieties than calamari. Would advise against ordering it if youre expecting a plate full of calamari.

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vipiliketoeat
Houston
68 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 of us out of town for work and no idea where to eat. This was one of the suggested restaurants near our hotel and one that everyone could agree on! Had no idea it was Lidia Bastianich's restaurant so I was very excited as I am a long time fan of hers. Everyone LOVED what they ordered and we all had something different. I had the gnocchi and didn't want the duck ragu they served with it so the kitchen just swapped in a meat ragu for no additional charge. Our waiter was very patient with us as we arrived at different times and had no issue with us sitting there after the bill was paid. I thought the price point was perfect ($19 - $37/entree) and the food was on point. We will definitely head back there when we return to Kansas City later this summer.

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Lidia's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 6567 OpenTable diners.

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