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Lidia's Restaurant

4.5
4910 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(816) 221-3722
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Dan Swinney
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Cross street
20th and Baltimore
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Parking details
Parking is located on the south side of the Freighthouse. There is no fee for parking.
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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.
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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.

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What 4910 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JMonique (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

It took a bit before we were seated, and my seat was rather oddly placed right in a walkway for the wait staff.

Our waiter was great, but couldn't seem to tackle more than one thing at a time so it took a little bit before we were really able to order. Once we were, though, everything was fantastic. The food was amazing! We were all part of the Clean Plate Club. About the only thing I didn't eat was the chicken bone.

I highly recommend it - it was all very affordable, which totally made up for the slow start to the service.

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BK15 (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food was outstanding. We hadn't planned on the brunch but it was amazing and would do it again. The service was great and it was quiet enough to carry on a conversation.

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Janice (Omaha)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We went to Sunday brunch. It was delicious! I really liked the mushroom barley minestra at the salad table. My husband and I ordered the the pasta trio, which was very good. I had a little of all of the desserts and enjoyed them all. Our waiter, Todd, was friendly and took good care of us. We will go back.

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shellym 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

My waiter I think his name was Jason from California was amazing. He recommended an awesome sampling for my first time. Had a great time.

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Alis 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Lidia's has been a favorite for a long time. Unfortunately I do think the service and food have gone downhill in the last year or two. The pasta trio (an iconic favorite) has been the same exact thing every time we've been in. I feel like they've lost their creativity, just cranking out three dishes every night. In the past I'd describe Lidia's service as exceptional, now I'd consider it 'fine'. Still a beautiful space, just not the dining experience it used to be.

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vipshel (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I have been to Lidia’s with friends for happy hour many times, but this was the first time I was able to be there for a full dinner. I am amazed at the food, quality, service, and wonderful atmosphere. At every turn, our night was exceptional. We had a nice glass of wine at the bar before being seated. When we were seated, we weren’t quite finished with our wine, and the host, in a very gracious way, carried our wine to the table. We felt pampered.
Then we had some wonderful hummus and bread to begin our dining adventure. Both the bread and the hummus were divine. Next, we had salad. How can salad be exciting? Well, this Caesar salad was! It was enormous but so delicious we were practically licking the plate when it disappeared. Then, it was on to our selected entrees.
Our waiter made my night fabulous; when I couldn’t decide on an entree, he offered to bring half of each! I was smitten. The raviolis melted in my mouth. I could barely come up for air. On the other hand, my Pollo Al Limone was a perfect balance of lemon and chicken. I ate every bite. My boyfriend got the gnocchi, and I barely got a taste because he loved it so much. After that we felt so full that we didn’t want to think about dessert, but we indulged anyway. I can’t even remember exactly what the dessert was due to being in such a blissful food coma, but I know we once again licked the plates clean.
I was impressed that you could select many price points in wine. None of the prices seemed extravagant, on food either. This was one of my very favorite dining experiences. This was my first time here, but I hope there will be a second time in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We went here on a Saturday for our Valentine's Day and although it was very busy we were seated in a quieter area as requested. The food was good and we enjoyed our experience here. It is a little overly priced, but it was still a nice place to go for our Valentine's Day dinner. :)

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

First time in. Food was great and the portions were large but fall in line with the price. A great experience and will return.

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JeanD 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We've been to Lidia's many times and each is a treat. Great waitstaff, great food, and a warm atmosphere. It's one of our favorite restaurants.

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Mick (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

What a staff, we were blown away with the excellent service. The service is always great but that night was special. Thanks to Peter, our waiter, who coaxed out of us it was a birthday dinner. Then a dessert with Happy Birthday written in chocolate, comes out. What a pleasant surprise! We felt special and spoiled!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

It doesn't get any better than the Pasta Trio... it may be different every time we go, but it is always phenomenal. Go for the brunch on the weekends, you can't go wrong.

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Sunnikc (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

One of the best Cesear salads around. We enjoyed our meal, pasta trio, but desserts were a mixed review. We were seated in the glass room and sun was in our eyes for most of our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Came to Lidia’s for the first time for a late Valentine’s Day dinner. The experience was wonderful-excellent wine recommendations, good service. We both ordered the pasta trio because the daily pastas sounded wonderful. The fusilli and ravioli were divine, but unfortunately the fettuccine was very over cooked and had mushed together. Even though over cooked, the flavor was great. I will definitely come back.

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CL2018 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food was just ok, lukewarm. Service was slow, hence, probably why the food was lukewarm. Had wanted to try it for a really long time. Now it's crossed off the list.

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IABB (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

I am sure Lidia’s is an exceptional restaurant, but we found the noise level very uncomfortable and the menu selections more limited than expected. Of course, we are from Saint Louis where fine Italian dining can be had on nearly every corner on The Hill, so it probably was unwise of us to select an Italian restaurant in Kansas City.
Your servers are excellent and your location is very nice.

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Rajo (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We have eaten at Lidia's many times and are always completely satisfied. We love the pasta trio and the desserts. Lidia's is a great place for eating and meeting.

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Lawrenceeater (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had been reading about arancini in Sicily. If you go to Lidia's these are a must! Ravioli were light, full of flavor. I did not like the gnocchi (but I don't like it anywhere else either.
Excellent dining experience and we certainly will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Everything was lovely from beginning to end. Expert service, pleasant ambiance, quiet, great wine list very reasonably priced. And the food is of course delicious: great ingredients, simple and elegant preparation. There was a lovely amuse-bouche (is there an Italian word for this?), we shared two beautiful salads for an appetizer, and the entrees did not disappoint. (I had the zuppe de pesce and it was wonderful). Our time was a bit tight, so we didn't get to try a dessert. Highly recommended. And who doesn't love Lidia? Her charming presence is everywhere.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

Disappointing. I had chicken limone. The sauce was very salty, probably didn’t drain the capers. The chicken tasted boiled, no flavor. The sauce was watery like chicken broth. I expected a sauce with garlic, lemon, a little butter and white wine. Dessert was a tiny piece of tiramisu for $8.00. Service was very slow even though restaurant was not very busy. Will probably not return.

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suzanneruggles (Western NC)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

I wish the food was better. My husband’s eggplant parmesan was hard and cold. My Caesar salad was absolutely dripping with dressing. Appetizers were OK - fried calamari was interesting with vegetables and shrimp mixed in.

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