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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (108)
Good for a Date (107)
Good for Anniversaries (105)
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Authentic (77)
Good for Birthdays (70)
Fit for Foodies (64)
Romantic (64)
Good for Groups (63)
Worth the Drive (60)
Creative Cuisine (59)
Business Meals (59)
Notable Wine List (45)
Comfort Food (41)
Casual (40)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
Great for Brunch (35)
Fun (35)
Sunday Lunch (34)
Great for Lunch (33)
Seasonal (32)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Cozy (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Tasting Menu (23)
Bar Seating (20)
People Watching (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Scenic View (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Disabled Access (13)
Healthy (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Spicy (4)
Great Beer (2)
Waterfront (2)
Live Music (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful atmosphere, beautifully decorating, large wine selection. Perfect for a romantic evening, or a date night.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Salads were overdressed pasta trio too mushy. Steaks great. Service very good. Desserts excellent!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant never disappoints. The three pasta meal is wonderful. The ravioli was so light and delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Omg they have the best bolognaise sauce ever. Very modern atmosphere with excellent service. My coworker and I went for lunch and had the pasta trio. It was amazing!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

Annie was our waitress. She was attentive, without hovering. Pleasant and personable. Knew the menu and very helpful. Both the food and wine were, as always, consistantly superb. As out-of-towners, we always schedule an evening at Lidia's when visiting Kansas City.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was phenomenal. The wait staff was attentive and efficient. The food was wonderful all the way around - the bread and spread, Caesar salad, the 3 types of pasta and the cheesecake - can’t go wrong.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was awesome as usual and the service was great as well.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

The service staff was great about making my mom feel special from beginning to end since I brought her there for her birthday. The server was great about explaining things to us and helping me pick out a wine. Mom liked her pasta trio and tiramisu and my gnocchi was perfect. Overall an enjoyable experience!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

The service was wonderful! The only complaint that I had, which I shared with management, was that the top layer of my lasagna was visibly scorched. The manager did offer to replace my meal.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

It was my first time eating at Lidia's. I had heard good things and ordered their pasta trio. The sauces lacked flavor, the pasta itself was fine. Just not worth the price.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Really enjoyed the Sunday brunch, especially the chicken livers with palenta gratin and crispy onion rings. Yum yum!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Took my nine-year-old daughter there for a daddy-daughter date night and made reservations for 9 p.m. and didn't get seated until like 9:35. So I guess I'm wondering what's the purpose in making reservations if you still don't get seated until 35 minutes after your reservation time....

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Truly outstanding, excellent food, superb wait staff wine list was both eclectic and delicious

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Booked this for a special birthday, weeks ago. We love Lidia, but usually go just the two of us. I asked for a round table, but we ended up sitting in the covered patio. Really cold, party of 20 next to us. Disappointed, expensive. It’s challenging on holiday weekend

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We went to Becco while in NY and found out once we got back that Lidia’s was Lidia Bastianich and had to try it. Loved the food and ambiance, but a little dark and loud. Food and service was great and a good value.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Nutcracker and dinner

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was fantastic but our waitress was horrible. She forgot our drinks —she placed our order so quickly that we could not even enjoy or try to finish our first course and then a server wanted to take it from us. Then when it came time for the bill she brought us someone else’s bill.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I am not a fan of the brunch concept. For a $50 lunch per person, I prefer full service. Great entree though.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good in buffet was not at correct temp. Soup was cold. Frittata also cold. My trio was wonderful. My sisters lasagna was burnt. My mother asked if she could change her order moments after it was taken and was told no. We then waited at least 30 minutes. Lots of people were having very slow service. To be fair they were very busy, but it's not their first time to be this busy. I love lidias and was sharing it with my sister. We were a little disappointed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Tapas, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Lidia's is always the best--especially with Peter as our server!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had a awful
Experience from the minute we sat down. The waiter was rude, didn’t del waters forever...the pasta was over cooked & for 3 bland/terrible paste = we paid $38

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Service (Billi) was amazing. Food was excellent. I will be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 6, 2017

we weren't waited on for the first 10 minutes. Once we notified management they were on it, apologized for the mix up and a waiter was there right away. Then they brought us two free appetizers which were unexpected and very good. We appreciated their effort.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. They never disappoint. I will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I love this place. Consistently great food, great service, great ambiance.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

My friends and I go to Lidia's for our annual holiday get together. We are never disappointed.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fun, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Lidia's is the best--especially when we have Peter to serve us! He notches it up even further.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fun, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was very good. It did appear, however, that the waitress forgot to promptly put our order in. We noticed other tables seated after us who received their food before we did.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excelllent restaurant, great food, great for any occasion. We had a large group and made a reservation and got seated as soon as we arrived.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Simply the best-stuffed cabbage roll. Great service and the atmosphere is always enjoyable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Fun
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always great food. The unlimited pasta trio is alwaus amazing. Love the ambiance.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

My one must-go-to dinner stop when visiting Kansas City.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love Lidia’s! Homeade pasta is amazing and great service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were there for a birthday celebration. First time any of us had been there and it was great! Service was excellent although I marked it as very good simply because between appetizers, main course, and dessert, there was a delay that seemed to take a little longer than necessary. Our server was great and did an excellent job, so we were not sure if it was the kitchen or other processes causing the delay between service.

Food was excellent as we all tried each others dishes. The appetizers were really good! Highly recommend Lidia's and hope to go back for brunch. We heard a lot from our waitress about brunch and how good it is. We all agreed we want to go back for brunch sometime.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Lidia’s has been a favorite of ours whenever we travel to Kansas City but this time we were very disappointed. We ordered the three-course pasta special. The dressing on the Caesar Salad had way too much lemon juice in it, making it watery and tart as opposed to rich and creamy; the butternut squash ravioli was bland...Lean Cuisine’s rendition is much more flavorful; the angel hair pasta with shrimp, scallops and broccoli had no flavor; and, my meringue with berries was so tough I couldn’t even cut it with my fork. Needless to say, the bites I was able to eat were so chewy I thought I might pull teeth loose. The next time we travel to Kansas City, we will not be dining at Lidia’s.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We have always loved Lidia's and decided to try it for our Thanksgiving meal this year (recommended to us by friends). It did not disappoint! Wonderful food, excellent pace of the meal and excellent service. We find the space is a little louder than we would like, however, we had the last seating and by the time we got through the first course, the noise level had dropped considerable and was just perfect!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was really wonderful. In addition to excellent food, the wait staff was simply outstanding. Could not imagine a nicer Thanksgiving dinner.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful!!! Only complaint is our guest had vision problems and the lighting made it difficult for her to see.

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We took advantage of the Thanksgiving 4 course offerings for supper and had a great time. Thank you for staying open on Thanksgiving Day and spending your time away from your own loved ones to ensure your guests had someplace wonderful for a meal today. We'll be back!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our family celebrated our Thanksgiving meal at Lidias. The service was impeccable; friendly, knowledgeable with a true desire to make our experience noteworthy. We enjoyed having several options to choose from on the menu. Everyone truly enjoyed their meals with the accompanying wines. Delicious from beginning to end.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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