About Lidia's Restaurant
Kansas City, MO 64108
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.
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
20th and Baltimore
$31 to $50
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Parking is located on the south side of the Freighthouse. There is no fee for parking.
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.
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
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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
Sunday evening 630. Busy. Took about a ...
Sunday evening 630. Busy. Took about an hour to get the food. Minor considering they were full.
It is a big room that is poorly organized. Seating was crammed together in the middle of the main dining area. Felt like we were eating with the two tables on either side of us.
Had the osso buco, which was prepared well. It just tasted like it had been cooked in a crock pot with little flavor though. The sauce they put on it was good, but there was a tiny amount that mixed into the bed of rice instantly.
Expected better meal and experience for the price, which is mid-to-upper $ range for what the plaza has to offer.
We did not have good service. Ordered ap ...
We did not have good service. Ordered appetizer we never received, all our meals came at different times, did not get refill on tea, did not get leftovers before we left. I emailed the manager and never received a reply. Will not be returning get to Lidias.
Dinner was a mess from that start. Didn' ...
Dinner was a mess from that start. Didn't have the wine we selected, twice. Then I ordered their 'signature' pasta trio served table side. Only got 2 of the 3 pastas. Inexcusable.
They did comp the wine and my meal, but it was a bad experience. They really should have picked up the whole meal rather than charge me for my wife's meal. I would have been left with a much different impression.
After attending an afternoon theater per ...
After attending an afternoon theater performance of Phantom, my wife an I wanted to have a nice dinner. We were not disappointed. We ordered grilled salmon with brussel sprouts and Costoletta -
Heritage Pork Porterhouse with Fennel Pollen Rub, Grilled Peaches, Arugula Salad. Both entrees were prepared to perfection. We finished our dining experience with Tiramisu. Our server was knowledgeable and most helpful, completely answering all our inquiries about the food and beverage selections. They have a very nice selection of wines and beers. It has been several years since we last visited Lidia's, as we live approximately 75 miles away. We plan on returning in the near future.
Simply the food (three course pasta spec ...
Simply the food (three course pasta special) lacked overall flavor. More than half of my spouse's ravioli didn't have filling. I had attended Lidia's prior for an event in their private room and had a different experience which we were hoping to replicate for Valentine's Day but expectations were disappointing. For the price of the food I'm unable to recommend.
That said the service was good.
3 course Fixed price Vslentines Day dinn ...
3 course Fixed price Vslentines Day dinner geared for quick prep and table turnover, not geared for the guests. Major innovation: A no other option for the appetizer which was an uninspired lobster ball that did taste a bit like lobster. Our grillled tuna and lamb chops tasty and served as ordered medium rare. Dessert was also obligatory ho hum petit-fours. Ordered a la carte this was a $50 dinner max but their fixed price was $60.
Bottom line: Lidias embarrassed itself on Valentines Day but possibly was victim of its success. Perhaps they did a high output overpriced product out to meet demand but the overpricing was shameful. Diner beware on special nights at Lidia's it seems. I've been there many times and always had far better experience.
Went to Lidia's for Valentine's Day. Wa ...
Went to Lidia's for Valentine's Day. Was seated on time which surprised me since the place was very busy. The food was wonderful. Waiter was great and attentive. Was a bit louder than expected but the place was packed. It would probably be less noisy on a regular night. Would recommend Lidia's to friends and family.
My boyfriend and I enjoyed Valentine's D ...
My boyfriend and I enjoyed Valentine's Day dinner here! Our waitress was very nice the food was amazing. Overall this place is an awesome place to go and everyone should go there at least once in their lifetime. I would recommend this for any occasion it is dimly lit and romantic but would also be a fun place for a business meeting or something. Me and my boyfriend a week later are still talking about the amazing experience.
The food was excellent -- prepared to pe ...
The food was excellent -- prepared to perfection. The room temperature was warm and comfortable. Many restaurants are chilly, but not Lidia's. The service was perfect -- attentive but not overbearing. The tables are a bit small and perhaps too close together, but overall it was a great dining experience. I will return.
My husband surprised me with an early Va ...
My husband surprised me with an early Valentines dinner following a play at Starlight. We were there at dinner time, so the service was understandably a little slow. However, the food we got was worth the wait. We both had the Caesar salad, which was delicious. My husband loved the Sunday Sauce special and I enjoyed the Pasta Trio. We topped it off with a fabulous Tiramisu ... everything was sooooo good. All of this, combined with a very nice atmosphere made for a super nice date night.
My chicken livers were served raw and so ...
My chicken livers were served raw and so was my sweetie'S pork sausage and scrambled eggs. A manager stopped by to tell us we were wrong then they brought my re-cooked entree back so overly cooked it was inedible. Server left glasses empty for up to 10 minutes. How did she get in the weeds at brunch? I grew up on Lydia'S TV show and can't believe she would be proud of this food or hospitality. We ignored the low Google ratings. Do so at your peril.
Our son took his Sweetheart dance date h ...
Our son took his Sweetheart dance date here with one other couple. The pasta trio was ordered and everyone at the table raved about the dishes.. Great fine dining experience with great food. They were treated with respect and they enjoyed themselves so much. Great place!
My food was good. My fiancé was not that ...
My food was good. My fiancé was not that impressed with his pasta trio saying that it lacked a lot of flavor. Service was mediocre but it was also Valentines Day weekend so it was pretty busy. Overall, it was average. The ambience however was above average. It's gorgeous and has a nice feel.
The food was absolutely wonderful, from ...
The food was absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation, very pleasing. We especially enjoyed the misto fritto, and the Plazzo Della Torre-Allegrini wine which was exceptional (even took photos of carne cruda salad so we could try to replicate at home). All in all we would recommend to our friends and family.
We were seated immediately with our rese ...
We were seated immediately with our reservation. Dinner was delicious! Server was very friendly. She was knowledgeable of the menu and food items including gluten free items. She brought out the kids dinner already split among two plates- very helpful. The kids loved their gnocchi. My salmon was tender and delicious! My husband loved the pasta trio. Our water glasses were filled throughout our meal. Wonderful dinner! Looking forward to our next visit.
Lunch panini menu is outstanding and a l ...
Lunch panini menu is outstanding and a little lighter than the pasta dishes. Recommend a request for a quiet table in the corner because the center area can be very, very noisy and not conducive to a business lunch.
Visiting KC and asked a local who recomm ...
Visiting KC and asked a local who recommended Lidia's. Made a reservation for 7:30, got there a few minutes early and though busy, we were seated promptly. Our server was great, and made a few recommendations. Wine was great, Caesar salad was average, pasta trio wasn't great. Would probably give it another try and go for something else. Other menu offerings looked good. Value was ok.
We went to Lidia's Carnevale Venezia ni ...
We went to Lidia's Carnevale Venezia night. Lidia was there for the event. The event seemed to be sold out. The service was great my food was excellent. The Limoncello Tiramisu was the absolute best. I had the Baccala alla Trevigiana sauce, Pan Roasted Quail in a Amarone and Tart Cherries. All a gourmet's delight.
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