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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.
Kansas City, MO 64108
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
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
We went to celebrate a daughter home for a short college break. We all got the pasta trio, which we often do. This time, the protein was lacking. The taste was creative and good, just too starchy this time around. We will for sure be back, probably trying other items from the menu.
Attentive, intuitive server. Pasta was perfectly cooked and delicious. Mussells were a little small but also delicious. Value priced bottle of Syrah was perfect with the pasta trio and the pork chop. The complimentary olive tampenade was so flavorful and such a nice change from the olive oil/ breads so many restaurants serve. It was a very busy Saturday night, so the reservation was definitely needed, but I loved the energy all around us. Can't wait for another special occasion to come back again.
Fantastic birthday dinner for my wife. Kids joined and were blown away by the authenticity of the cuisine. Everything from the calamari to the prosciutto was great. Everyone had the pasta tasting. I enjoyed the fish special which was beautiful and plentiful. We will be back!!
Good atmosphere, good food, good service, but ( & it's a big but!), the women's bathroom was filthy. One stall had a large amount of clear "liquid" ( I shutter to even imagine just what that liquid was) on the floor around & in front of the toilet fixture. If I had seen this prior to dining, I would have walked out. I will give the host credit though, after I told him about the situation, it was cleaned up immediately.
Overall, I would have probably given the restaurant an excellent rating, but for this reason I gave it only 4 stars.
Glad I had boots on!
Lidia's never fails to satisfy. We had Sunday brunch to celebrate a birthday, and were treated to the usual very high level of service and an extraordinary and diverse menu, including the trio of excellent pastas. Fabulous view of downtown Kansas City, great wine list, and terrific food.
Food was quite good as we expected. We were seated in a row of 2 tops very close to couples on either side which made it slightly awkward being so close. The service was solid but unspectacular, and the overall meal including wine for 2 was just north of 120.00. Not unreasonable, but not a particular value either.
I enjoyed the meal. My bronzino was not hot when I received it. It's hard to ask them to heat fish up because it will just dry it out. The dining room is a large hall with high ceilings; therefore, it can be a little noisy. I personally liked the environment. The service was very good. Bring your wallet. These are more like NY prices for a KC restaurant.
We enjoyed Lidia's very much. My wife and I shared a Cesar Salad. It was tasty but lacked the distinct anchovie taste we associate with Cesar Salad. She had the lasagna which was surprisingly light and delicious. I had the pasta sampler of three different pastas. The ravioli were to die for, The spaghetti had a parsley pesto sauce which was right on target. But the small bow ties (I forget what they are called) had a marinara sauce which was described as spicy. It was anything but. The red marinara sauce was just plain bland. The meal was overall enjoyable and I would not let my nit-picking from discouraging a visit to this restaurant.
I thought the 3 choice pastas were just ok and cheap dishes to make. I expected higher quality ingredients for the price. My eggplant, however, was delicious! It is a nice restaurant but should have more prix fixed meal options. The beschamel lasagna was also delicious! Would not run to go back, but all in all, a pleasant experience.
Every time I come I get the pasta trio and it never disappoints. I love the atmosphere and the beautiful glass chandeliers. The servers are all well-versed in the menu and daily specials and can answer any question very knowledgeably. I always think of this place first for special occasions or to show folks who aren't from KC a good time. Thank you!
We went to Lidia's for our wedding anniversary. We were seated at a large table in a corner, private enough, but you still felt a part of what was going on. Our waiter, Matthew, was excellent. He made great suggestions and was attentive without being overbearing. My wife had the trio of pasta. I had the salmon. Both were excellent. The pasta was fresh. The salmon was flavorful. The real surprise was the dessert. It was Pavlova, Matthew's suggestion. I won't go into lengthy description here, but if it's listed when you're there, I highly recommend it. All in all, I couldn't ask for a better anniversary dinner. Thank you, Lidia. Your restaurant always makes the evening and meal memorable.
Food was spectacular as usual, but the service was slow. We we're left waiting to place our order for 20-30 minutes after our apps came out, and 10 minutes between finishing our entree and ordering dessert. Far and away the slowest service I've had here. That being said, the staff was extremely polite, we just wish they had been more attentive.
Unfortunately, when we showed up to Lidia's, we were immediately made painfully aware that the quality of the food was going to be poor. The smell of rancid crab permeated throughout the dining room. The restrooms were in horrible shape and the wait staff seemed brow-beaten. First and last experience.
This was my first time there. There were five of us for Sunday Brunch. Notable was the Porchetta: creamy with a poached egg on top. I inherited the second half of a very bland lasagna from my spouse's plate. She got the second half of my porchetta. Our assessments were mutual. The bloody Marys that two of us ordered tasted thin and watery though also booze. Why four stars? Hmmm, I guess it was the excellent waiter who seemed to know what was up with the bar and added more Bloody Mary mix almost unannounced. He was a lot of fun and made the experience sparkle. The desserts were good especially the Tiramisu! Nice big room with minimal noise and relaxed feeling.
The waiter did a fair job in service. She was waiting Too many tables that she forgot details of the order and even some extras we ordered. We have noticed that the ambiance is getting too crowded and the tables smaller and it’s uncomfortable to even pass the bread around. Italian meals require ample space at the table, Lidias is more of up scale restaurant and confort is essential. Wonder if the manager who walks by all time has noticed that as well.
Two friends came over from St. Louis who have never been to K.C., and being St. Louisans,
they are accustomed to exceptional Italian food, and your restaurant seemed a logical place
to take them. But they thought you were a bland, commercial enterprise which would fail
in a month if you tried to open a restaurant in St. Louis. I kind of did, too. I wouldn't come
My female friend who came to town is not only a wine lover but also a wine expert, and she
had to return the first two bottles she ordered as being inadequate.
To me personally, it was also dismaying to see so many teenage Latino boys scraping bread
crumbs off the table.
I checked above that you are "fit for foodies", but that wasn't a compliment, as "foodies"
are just a subspecies of the world of "groupies".
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