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Lidia's Restaurant

4.5
5027 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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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 5027 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.6
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Jacket not required, great food, quality drinks, great service. It's what you expect when taking your wife on a date.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Birthday brunch....amazing as always.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Good selection of food. Very flavorful & something for everyone. A little pricey but comparable to other restaurants in the area. Always food enough to take home.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I took his very picky parents. They went in with a scowl on their face and came out loving it. My father-in-law had the chicken livers. Not only did he say they were excellent chicken livers, but he said those were the best he's ever had and other restaurants will be hard to beat them! Thank you, Lidia's for successfully breaking them out of their comfort zone!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The pasta trio was awesome. I noticed they have raised their prices and the waitress said it was the same portion size as before. I think $65 for a steak is outrageous. But always a great place!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyable evening at Lidias as we expected. Truly enjoyed the Osso Buco but be prepared for a lot to est.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Excellent food, you can quickly see why it's a favorite. Amazing pasta, tons of options, will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I dine fairly often at Lidias. It is always exceptional food, fantastic service and has a nice ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Loved the creativity in the bean spreads served with the breads.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had a great meal at Lidia's while visiting KC over the weekend. The ambiance is great and the restaurant does a great job with handling a large number of diners. The food was excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great service and good food. The burrata was excellent and could be cut with a fork!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Lived in KC my whole life and have never been to this restaurant. Decided to treat my sister to a Birthday lunch with other family members. Wow, so impressed with our dining experience, food was superb. Our waitress was friendly and took good care of us! Only Regret that I didn’t try this place sooner.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

service was great and the food was just ok. got seated right away and our server was very knowledgable. made a great suggestion on the wine for the dishes we ordered.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food was amazing, a little over-priced, but amazing.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Your tables for two are just too small. Add a salad, your entree, a bottle of wine, and bread and you are very uncomfortable and feel cramped. Not pleasant dining experience. We had two Different daily special menus presented to us. Service was slow or confused. Bus boys were fantastic and work hard. Nice job there.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Bachelorette party

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Had a reservation. Waited 30 minutes after for table. Food was warm at best. Chicken was dry. Service was terrible.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We go there for special occasions. Never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Perfect every time.
Went there for anniversary and special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

At peak times, you must definitely get a reservation, but because we arrived at 4:15, the rush was not huge. This is your Carb-load, if you want to. There are unlimited pasta dishes here - to get your Pasta on. The ravioli is really light and easy to eat. Also, for the average person, this is a bit pricey, but this is Lidia's - you get a lot for what you pay.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Lidias was excellent as usual. My wife really liked her salmon and my son and I enjoyed the pasta trio. I always get the pasta trio and am in a rut. One day I will try something else.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our server didn't seem very knowledgable about the food or drinks available and she seemed like she really wanted to be somewhere else besides at work there.
My entree had 3 half inch cubes of squash and 3 very small brussel sprouts cut in half, they tasted good what little of it there was. The chicken was over seared and dry.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Loved the Tri-pasta
Excellent service “David”!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Went there during a business trip for lunch and dinner in the same day. Wow! Will definitely return for the fabulous food and fine service.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I have been dining at Lidia's since it opened, 2-3 times a year. I have noticed a decline over the years. Prices keep going up and food quality goes down. Usually the meals are great but this one was just okay. For the money spent, the value wasn't there. The food wasn't bad but wasn't anything special.

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Lidia’s is our favorite spot for Italian food. We enjoy every special occasion we can here.The food is consistently high quality. We always request our favorite server Peter. He remembers our favorites and has recommended great wines to accompany our meal. His attention to details makes all our visits special.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We had a wonderful business lunch with clients at Lidia's. The food was scrumptious and I definitely appreciated the GF options. The ambiance is delightful.

The only thing I would change was the attentiveness of the waitstaff. It was not terribly busy and we had to wait for drink refills. After clients left, my business partner and I stayed behind to wrap up, and our server simply disappeared. We would have liked more drinks and finally had to go to the bar to pay our bill. The server was visible and talking with someone at the bar. It was a bit frustrating after the great meal.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter easter lunch with the family. Great food choices good service

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fantastic experience! The food was amazing, as always. We got the pasta trio and pollo al limone. I highly recommend both dishes. Our server was delightful. All-around wonderful experience.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Live for receipts in my food.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Birthday celebration.

Very pricey for food about like chain restaurants. Service did not match prices. Empty glasses were left on table when fresh drinks were delivered.

The signature dish Three Pastas was disappointing. The server did not tell us that one of the dishes contained shell fish ( shrimp). The ravioli was okay but mostly pasta. The servers only came around if you could flag down your server and asked for more. Hardly never ending.

The lasagna was not very good. The lemon chicken was good.

Overall, you can get much better food at more reasonable prices at other non-chain restaurants.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fantastic time was had for our Easter lunch. My parents, sister, and husband were there, and we were all very happy with the delicious food and friendly staff. We were taken care of the entire time, but we never felt like we were being rushed. We each ordered a different entree, so we could sample a little off of each plate, and all was so good!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Took my brother who was visiting from Washing to brunch. He loved it!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Lidia's continues to be a favorite restaurant of ours. It never fails to deliver on ambiance, food and service--especially when Peter is our server!!! The best.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

As a visitor and not having eaten at this restaurant before the menu and specials weren't clear. Staff was friendly.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent authentic food. Always delicious. Something for everyone. Service was a little slow this time but that's not what I usually find there.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

After 15 years four professional friends had a delightful reunion at Lidia's. Convenient to downtown KC this location presented a great place for us all to meet. The food was excellent and the menu provided several options for our vegetarian friend. I recommend the pasta trio which was seasoned perfectly (not too salty), but save room for a delicious dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Nice ambient elegant!! Food was great home made style and very good Italian wines selection 🍷🍷🍷

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

My reservation for one was offered much later than a reservation for two would have been. When I got there, they seemed to struggle with finding me a seat, although numerous other couples and small groups came in and were seated almost immediately. The food was very good and my server attentive. Very noisy, but happy and boisterous.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Out of town Guest, celebrating new job

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