Lidia's Restaurant

4.6
6631 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 6631 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome support for Restaurant Week.

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vipErinW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s restaurant week, so they’re exceptionally busy, but my service was really excellent from the host stand to the actual server to the food runners. The menu was a great mix for different tastes and I was happy with everything but my entree. My fish was cooked to death as in turn tasted rubbery and a bit old. My favorite thing was the ricotta and pear ravioli and the salad and dessert were very delicious. I’m sure the fish is a result of understaffing and an overly busy week and will give them another try sometime else

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Sharemore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Upon arrival seating was fast but extremely close. Service and most of the food were great. My entree unfortunately had pools of excessive grease. I didn't eat it, I didn't complain about it, nor was I asked about it.

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Megan
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building, perfect location, and excellent food (and wine)

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DebrahD
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. The restaurant week menu had some good choices and we both left with leftovers enough for lunch tomorrow. We will definitely be back to try other options!

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Sarahhhh
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! Our server was great! Drinks came out fast and food was paced perfectly!! The knowledge of our server was great and we enjoyed our experience! Ask for Kenny if you go. You won’t be disappointed!

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bruceh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Honestly just thought everything was okay for the price. Ambience was great.

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CorryF
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service. The wait staff worked as a group to serve us and they nailed it. The food was so good. A friend and I went for KC Restaurant week. Good size portions. Great tasting food. Great Night. Thank you

JK
JulieK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious and our service was outstanding. Our family loved it.

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LaurieM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Osso bucco and arancina were excellent, as was the bread. Salad was good. Other than the pear ravioli (which was very good), the pasta and risotto were flavorless. Love the ambience here, though!

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Sarah
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend the Sunday sauce! It brought back memories of my Italian grandma.

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ALWAYS have a good experience at Lidia’s. Great food, great service, great ambiance. It is why we keep coming back!!

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2022DinnerAt801Chophouse
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my wife's and my very first time visiting Lidia's Restaurant. We decided to try out the food and service during KC's 2022 restaurant week. We were quite impreesed. The food is AMAZING, service great, interior beautiful, and ambiance lovely. We will be back ... often!

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Laurie
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Serving size was more than ample. Service was top notch!! We were a little shocked to see on the bill that we were charged $3 each time our coffee was refilled. I appreciated the refill but did ask for it. The cups were also very small!

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JeffreyB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Pasta Trio was disappointing. Ravioli was struck together. Everything else was fine.

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ToddMiller
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Went in before the theater and enjoyable......told staff we have 75 minutes and seemed like things moved at a slow pass. was slightly late to the theater but wasn't all because of the restaurant

Everything was nice....1/2 wine special.....we had the trio special with salads and dessert and the pasta was slightly dry......very little sauce. Had to keep asking for bread.

otherwise was we were happy.....had better food at Lidia's previously

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AnthonyT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

amtomophere was beautiful, service good, table located in a nice place for a group of six... had a great time and also enjoyed the food

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Ralpher
Kansas City
42 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequently go to Lidia’s to celebrate some milestone in our lives, and this dinner was no exception. When we arrived we were promptly escorted to our table. We both chose to have the Pasta Trio with salad and dessert.

The food was quite tasty and it met with our expectations of freshness and a good balance of flavors. We especially liked the ravioli, which was filled with chicken and mushrooms.

The desserts were good, too.

Our only disappointment was the small serving of bread at the start of the meal and the fact that Lidia’s no longer serves their wonderful grissini (breadsticks).

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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kwgarden
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service. Beautiful restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time but my boyfriend 3rd and I took him for his birthday and we both had amazing time and loved the food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Lidia's is an "OK" restaurant but not exceptional.

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vipKcjenb
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The brunch plating was lovely and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good date spot

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MichaelD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, whose name escapes me, was outstanding. Great service!

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KCMO
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friends 50th surprise Birthday Celebration It was a wonderful surpriSe.

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AdmEd
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We thought some of the tables were too close together considering the COVID pandemic. The restaurant was full and people were waiting to be seated so we understand your wanting to accommodate many people but with the increase in COVID this was a concern. We hadn't been to the restaurant in several years because of the pandemic and will come back but maybe not real soon.
Our waiter was excellent and the food delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, beautiful ambiance, and delicious food!

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DeanH
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arrived about 30 minutes early but we're seated immediately with no problem.
Service was excellent and the food better than I remembered from my last visit there.
It was an overall wonderful evening.

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KathyD
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. And service- Jesse was the best server. Very knowledgeable about the menu items.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before the wicked broadway show and the timing of service was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We have eaten at lidias other restaurants in NYC excellent experience
Has lidias become a chain like in ratatouille.
Place is huge
Most popular dish they push is the three pastas all you can eat
No thank you.
Asked for no cheese in one of our pastas came with cheese
20 min later came put it in a box
Took a 7:30 reservation and at 830 they started putting chairs on the table. I understand it was Sunday but really!
Short ribs were tasty
Caccio de peppe was not eatable
Please Lidia stop the madness

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LoriK
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The waiter didn’t want to be there. The food was average. It was definitely not worth the high price. The whole experience was sub-par. Disappointing.

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ChristianE
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Come on Lydia's I expect more from you. What a huge disappointment! My husband and I went there for brunch today for our 18th year anniversary. The service was fine, but it did take approximately 10 minutes for our pre-made , very small antipasto platter to come. When they bring out the antipasto tray, it came with two very thin slices of salami, two very thin slices of prosciutto, four tiny quiche bites and a salad to split, for $32 per person, I would like my own salad please.. They also brought out some rolls but they were small and we had to share. What a disappointment. There were three pastas, only one was worth eating.The dessert tray was sad. You received approximately a quarter of a piece of tiramisu to share and three different types of cookies, they were all hard. This was not what I would consider a $72 brunch. Also, when I made the reservation they asked if it was a special occasion, I said yes it was our anniversary. I'm not sure why they needed to know this, because it was never acknowledged, which is fine, but then why ask? Anyway, Lydia's has always been one of my favorite places to go. I understand it's a pandemic and restaurants are struggling, but come on, if you're going to charge that much then step it and give people what they paid for, stop skimping. Since the pandemic they've scaled way back on their food and quality and have increased their prices. Very upsetting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit here, and it's just as fantastic as I remember. Our server was attentive and extremely helpful. We had the Chef's Trio, each selection was incredibly delicious. Our starters (Arancita and Frico), started the meal off perfectly. I had the Bonet and Our boy had the Torta di Spezle for dessert...simply incredible. Highly recommended for a special occasion.

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vipJetlaggin747
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, very good. My food came out very fast and fantastic service. However, the food came out luke warm…but I was too hungry to send back

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vipChaz
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been there since before Covid, but decided it would be a good choice for New Years Eve. Three of us got the pasta trio special. It was such a good buy, including a very large Caesar salad and dessert for $36. My husband got the seafood risotto since he is gluten free. All of the food was exceptional, better than expected.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lidias never disappoints! One of the best restaurants in town. I will be back for sure!

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

no complaints at all. Can't even make up an excuse to not go back.

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Katherine
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Food was great! Waiter was awesome! Love this place. Can't afford it but couple times a year. Makes a very special treat! Would love to see Lidia next time she is in town! We all love her.

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Lidia's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 6631 OpenTable diners.

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