Lidia's Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 101 W 22nd St

    Kansas City, MO 64108

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  • 816-221-3722

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I was in Kansas City for two days with my boyfran, and we looked up unique places to eat. Lidia's sounded like the perfect place, and it was very near our hotel at the Power and Light district.

We began with 2 kinds of bread and 2 kinds

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★★★★★

I was in Kansas City for two days with my boyfran, and we looked up unique places to eat. Lidia's sounded like the perfect place, and it was very near our hotel at the Power and Light district.

We began with 2 kinds of bread and 2 kinds

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Having watched Lidia's Italy on multiple occasions, I was truly looking forward to dinner here. Unfortunately, it was so disappointing. For the appetizer, we took the server's recommendation. It was a bust. The "Frico" was a soggy, greasy mess. To hedge our bet, we went with the pasta tasting. Another miss. The pasta was salted with such a heavy hand. Not just one dish...but all of them. We were so turned off by the food, that we gave up and called it an evening. I assume that it was just a bad night in the kitchen...but It was so disappointing.

I think I'll give Lidia's another try. Just not the Kansas City location.

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★★☆☆☆

Having watched Lidia's Italy on multiple occasions, I was truly looking forward to dinner here. Unfortunately, it was so disappointing. For the appetizer, we took the server's recommendation. It was a bust. The "Frico" was a soggy, greasy mess. To hedge our bet, we went with the pasta tasting. Another miss. The pasta was salted with such a heavy hand. Not just one dish...but all of them. We were so turned off by the food, that we gave up and called it an evening. I assume that it was just a bad night in the kitchen...but It was so disappointing.

I think I'll give Lidia's another try. Just not the Kansas City location.

Pros: Nice Decor, Friendly Service

Cons: Pasta Dishes

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I love her show on PBS, and the food is as good as it looks on tv! Prices are more for special occasions or dates, but if you have the dough you should give it a go. The prix-fixe pasta choice is the best way to enjoy all there is to offer.

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★★★★★

I love her show on PBS, and the food is as good as it looks on tv! Prices are more for special occasions or dates, but if you have the dough you should give it a go. The prix-fixe pasta choice is the best way to enjoy all there is to offer.

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Lidia's has the best Italian Food you'll ever find. It is very authentic and I've never had anything bad. I would recommend Spaghetti and Meatballs if you're looking for tradition or try the special if you'd like to branch out a bit. The atmosphere is great and I know I will never be disappointed.

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★★★★★

Lidia's has the best Italian Food you'll ever find. It is very authentic and I've never had anything bad. I would recommend Spaghetti and Meatballs if you're looking for tradition or try the special if you'd like to branch out a bit. The atmosphere is great and I know I will never be disappointed.

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I never thought I was an Italian Food fan till I a friend introduced me to Lidia's. Now whenever she is in town we make it a point to have dinner there.
Our favorite is the pasta special. This is offered in two ways-one is just the pasta the other includes a salad and dessert. My recommendation is if you are going with a friend, one should order the works and the other just the pasta because the portions are more than enough.
The dining area is pleasant and the staff don't hover. When dining through the week reservations were not required, but I would recommend making one if you are planning on a weekend date (Fri-Sat).

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I never thought I was an Italian Food fan till I a friend introduced me to Lidia's. Now whenever she is in town we make it a point to have dinner there.
Our favorite is the pasta special. This is offered in two ways-one is just the pasta the other includes a salad and dessert. My recommendation is if you are going with a friend, one should order the works and the other just the pasta because the portions are more than enough.
The dining area is pleasant and the staff don't hover. When dining through the week reservations were not required, but I would recommend making one if you are planning on a weekend date (Fri-Sat).

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I love the atmosphere at Lidia's. The bar and managment staff are very attentive and warm. And if you sit at the bar in the winter, you stay warm because of the huge fireplace there. Delicious breadsticks and cured olives are the "beer nuts" here. I can't believe someone says teh combination of the lemon chicken and olives and spinach was "dreadful"! That is my VERY favorite dish at Lidia's! It's delicious every single time. I also love the manicotti and the soups are always different and interesting. I had one that was pea soup with shrimp - not a combination I'd think of bu it was delightful. In this city known for its beef, you MUST try the bone-in ribeye! It's easily one of the best steaks in town and it's huge. This place is not your spaghetti-and-meatballs kind of Italian - the influences are Slavic mixed with Italian. And if you don't want trains to interrupt your meal, eat somewhere that isn't located in the historic train yards of KC. Duh. You can't hear the trains inside. Lidia's rocks.

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★★★★☆

I love the atmosphere at Lidia's. The bar and managment staff are very attentive and warm. And if you sit at the bar in the winter, you stay warm because of the huge fireplace there. Delicious breadsticks and cured olives are the "beer nuts" here. I can't believe someone says teh combination of the lemon chicken and olives and spinach was "dreadful"! That is my VERY favorite dish at Lidia's! It's delicious every single time. I also love the manicotti and the soups are always different and interesting. I had one that was pea soup with shrimp - not a combination I'd think of bu it was delightful. In this city known for its beef, you MUST try the bone-in ribeye! It's easily one of the best steaks in town and it's huge. This place is not your spaghetti-and-meatballs kind of Italian - the influences are Slavic mixed with Italian. And if you don't want trains to interrupt your meal, eat somewhere that isn't located in the historic train yards of KC. Duh. You can't hear the trains inside. Lidia's rocks.

Pros: food, atmosphere, service

Cons: I always eat too much when I go there

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Lidia's is pretty popular among my friends, but I'm just not a big fan. They serve unique pastas such as butternut squash. But their sauces are not very rich.

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★★☆☆☆

Lidia's is pretty popular among my friends, but I'm just not a big fan. They serve unique pastas such as butternut squash. But their sauces are not very rich.

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We read the reviews and saw the local ads, so my wife and I thought we'd try it last night. The patio had a nice atmosphere except you can't hear when the trains go by. Four trains went by while we were there. The service couldn't have been better - very attentive. The only things that really bothered me was that the food was 1) over-priced and 2) wasn't very good. I ordered the lemon chicken which was OK at first, but the glaze was over done in spots. The dish was truly ruined by the spinach and olives. What a dreadful combination. I tried, but couldn't eat half the dinner. What a waste of money. It was double the price of what it should have been listed for anyway. My wife's ordered their premier dish, the pasta sampler for $28. We figured this must be great if they can charge $28 for pasta. You get to try three types and it's bottomless. She couldn't finish even one serving. Two out of three were actually good, not great, just good. One just tasted bad. But, where did they come up with the price? Reminded me of The Emperor's New Clothes. Only a fool would go along with this charade. A Peroni was $4.50. I can buy almost a six-pack for that price. We won't ever eat here again and can't recommend it to anyone. Save your money and go somewhere nice.

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★☆☆☆☆

We read the reviews and saw the local ads, so my wife and I thought we'd try it last night. The patio had a nice atmosphere except you can't hear when the trains go by. Four trains went by while we were there. The service couldn't have been better - very attentive. The only things that really bothered me was that the food was 1) over-priced and 2) wasn't very good. I ordered the lemon chicken which was OK at first, but the glaze was over done in spots. The dish was truly ruined by the spinach and olives. What a dreadful combination. I tried, but couldn't eat half the dinner. What a waste of money. It was double the price of what it should have been listed for anyway. My wife's ordered their premier dish, the pasta sampler for $28. We figured this must be great if they can charge $28 for pasta. You get to try three types and it's bottomless. She couldn't finish even one serving. Two out of three were actually good, not great, just good. One just tasted bad. But, where did they come up with the price? Reminded me of The Emperor's New Clothes. Only a fool would go along with this charade. A Peroni was $4.50. I can buy almost a six-pack for that price. We won't ever eat here again and can't recommend it to anyone. Save your money and go somewhere nice.

Pros: Patio

Cons: flavor & food combinations, train noise

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Pleasant staff, comfortable atmosphere and delicious food, all for a reasonable price. Pastry chef should be commended for variety and presention.

I would go again, my next visit to KCMO

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★★★★☆

Pleasant staff, comfortable atmosphere and delicious food, all for a reasonable price. Pastry chef should be commended for variety and presention.

I would go again, my next visit to KCMO

Pros: Clean ( Bathroom too ),roomy tables, friendly staff

Cons: Service a little slow but not unexceptable

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I was extremely disappointed in making payment. We paid the bill with a debit card and left a 25% cash tip.
My husband checks our banking account each day for debits. The next day he found the amount was 20%
more than the amount of our bill. We had put a 0 on the tip line. So someone had to add this tip to our bill.
The next day I returned to the restaurant and spoke to the assistant manager. She had the manager call
me the follow day. The manager tried to first say the bank wanted to make sure there was enough money
in the bank for the tip. When I responded that the bank could care less about these waiters tips. He then
said they had an agency that did there money transactions at the end of the day. It took 3 business days
to get that 20% back in our bank. I may be slow, but I am not stupid. This was a feeling of being robbed and
I did not appreciate having someone takeing advantage of my banking account. We eat out alot with our family and have never had this happen before. What usually happens is the amount we agree upon is deducted from our account in a pending status. I will never eat at this restaurant again even if it is a 5 star restaurant. I felt Lidia needed to know what her employees are doing to the customers.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was extremely disappointed in making payment. We paid the bill with a debit card and left a 25% cash tip.
My husband checks our banking account each day for debits. The next day he found the amount was 20%
more than the amount of our bill. We had put a 0 on the tip line. So someone had to add this tip to our bill.
The next day I returned to the restaurant and spoke to the assistant manager. She had the manager call
me the follow day. The manager tried to first say the bank wanted to make sure there was enough money
in the bank for the tip. When I responded that the bank could care less about these waiters tips. He then
said they had an agency that did there money transactions at the end of the day. It took 3 business days
to get that 20% back in our bank. I may be slow, but I am not stupid. This was a feeling of being robbed and
I did not appreciate having someone takeing advantage of my banking account. We eat out alot with our family and have never had this happen before. What usually happens is the amount we agree upon is deducted from our account in a pending status. I will never eat at this restaurant again even if it is a 5 star restaurant. I felt Lidia needed to know what her employees are doing to the customers.

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Went on a Sunday afternoon and although it wasn't too busy, it took forever to be seated. The rather large hostess just sat there and told us repeatedly for 10 minutes or so, that someone would be right with us. Why she didn't walk my fiancee and I the 20 feet to our eventual table was beyond us! While the server took a while to get to us as well, the server was very knowledgeable and although the brunch didn't really suit either of our taste,it did look good and we were both happy with our selections of Gnocci and the pasta trio. We also had plenty to take home.

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★★★★☆

Went on a Sunday afternoon and although it wasn't too busy, it took forever to be seated. The rather large hostess just sat there and told us repeatedly for 10 minutes or so, that someone would be right with us. Why she didn't walk my fiancee and I the 20 feet to our eventual table was beyond us! While the server took a while to get to us as well, the server was very knowledgeable and although the brunch didn't really suit either of our taste,it did look good and we were both happy with our selections of Gnocci and the pasta trio. We also had plenty to take home.

Pros: Food, ambience

Cons: Hostess, speed of service

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I was excited to try this place - it was a Christmas present to my family. I'd have to say it's beautiful and striking and I'd love to try it in the summer and sit on the patio.

To me, the food was a little hit-and-miss. We did enjoy the fritto, bisteca and pasta sampling, along with the bread, salads, dessert & beverages. I was disapoointed with the frico (too hard & not much flavor) and the salmon BLT was not a good combination and way too salty, including the potato salad that accompanied it.

The service was excellent, but I was a little surprised to hear that they were already running out of food, esp when they were expecting 400 reservations later that same evening - Christmas eve, which I would think is a HUGE night for them.

Overall I would recommend it, but just not quite there for me.

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★★★★☆

I was excited to try this place - it was a Christmas present to my family. I'd have to say it's beautiful and striking and I'd love to try it in the summer and sit on the patio.

To me, the food was a little hit-and-miss. We did enjoy the fritto, bisteca and pasta sampling, along with the bread, salads, dessert & beverages. I was disapoointed with the frico (too hard & not much flavor) and the salmon BLT was not a good combination and way too salty, including the potato salad that accompanied it.

The service was excellent, but I was a little surprised to hear that they were already running out of food, esp when they were expecting 400 reservations later that same evening - Christmas eve, which I would think is a HUGE night for them.

Overall I would recommend it, but just not quite there for me.

Pros: Interesting location, patio, atmosphere

Cons: Several menu items are sub-par, too salty

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I arrived on a Saturday night, 7:30 pm; without a reservation it would have been a long wait. The dining experience here was exceptional. The staff, service and beverage selection exceeded expectations.

The food was very good, plated quickly and very pleasing to the eye. Each dish sounded delicious from the menu and it was very hard to select.

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★★★★★

I arrived on a Saturday night, 7:30 pm; without a reservation it would have been a long wait. The dining experience here was exceptional. The staff, service and beverage selection exceeded expectations.

The food was very good, plated quickly and very pleasing to the eye. Each dish sounded delicious from the menu and it was very hard to select.

Pros: Very good Italian food

Cons: A bit pricey but worth it

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Probably our overall favorite Italian restaurant in KC. Definitely NOT a "pasta house" yet pasta is what we love to go for. Probaby get the "Pasta Trio" on 3 out of 4 visits. It's always different. Rotated at least weekly, sometimes more often. Call ahead and they will describe it...pastas with meat in them are our favorites. Last Friday we had Ravioli with pork, Fettucine alfredo, and penne with marinara. Nothing terribly fancy...but ALL were outstanding and a taste sensation. My wife had the lemon chicken with capers and the taste was fabulous. I could go on forever, but you probably get the idea....Try It Yourself!

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★★★★★

Probably our overall favorite Italian restaurant in KC. Definitely NOT a "pasta house" yet pasta is what we love to go for. Probaby get the "Pasta Trio" on 3 out of 4 visits. It's always different. Rotated at least weekly, sometimes more often. Call ahead and they will describe it...pastas with meat in them are our favorites. Last Friday we had Ravioli with pork, Fettucine alfredo, and penne with marinara. Nothing terribly fancy...but ALL were outstanding and a taste sensation. My wife had the lemon chicken with capers and the taste was fabulous. I could go on forever, but you probably get the idea....Try It Yourself!

Pros: Ambience, Fabulous tastes, Variety, Wine list, Value

Cons: Sometimes a long wait

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Good food, good service, good ambience and a most pleasant and helpful sommelier. Would recommend to anyone looking for Northern Italian food.

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★★★★☆

Good food, good service, good ambience and a most pleasant and helpful sommelier. Would recommend to anyone looking for Northern Italian food.

Pros: Helpful and pleasant waitstaff and sommelier. Good food.

Cons: Too "open" so was lacking somewhat in ambience though certainly well appointed.

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Sunday Brunch? Not impressed at all. Food was OK, atmosphere was just OK, service was a little above average, but then again you are serving yourself for 3 of the 4 courses.....IF you count the small plate of bread on your table a course. The food looked like a picture out of a magazine but wasn't real tasty. Overall, not much for your money.........course I'm not a 'Jet Setter' so maybe it's what the younger crowd is looking for.

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★☆☆☆☆

Sunday Brunch? Not impressed at all. Food was OK, atmosphere was just OK, service was a little above average, but then again you are serving yourself for 3 of the 4 courses.....IF you count the small plate of bread on your table a course. The food looked like a picture out of a magazine but wasn't real tasty. Overall, not much for your money.........course I'm not a 'Jet Setter' so maybe it's what the younger crowd is looking for.

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Passing through Kansas City on my move from San Francisco to NY, I made sure I planned a stop at Lidia's. Well, I was not dissappointed. The lunch special (pasta sampler) was fantastic! The never ending servings of three different pastas, more than filled me up after my first week of driving! The lemonade was very tasty and the wine selection was great too! Having recently been to the Lidia's Pittsburgh, I can say that the franchise is a great one! The best deal is definitely the pasta sampler. Great place to have a great meal. The ambiance was very good too and I was there during lunch. I would imagine that it would be even better for dinner. The service was great too.

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★★★★★

Passing through Kansas City on my move from San Francisco to NY, I made sure I planned a stop at Lidia's. Well, I was not dissappointed. The lunch special (pasta sampler) was fantastic! The never ending servings of three different pastas, more than filled me up after my first week of driving! The lemonade was very tasty and the wine selection was great too! Having recently been to the Lidia's Pittsburgh, I can say that the franchise is a great one! The best deal is definitely the pasta sampler. Great place to have a great meal. The ambiance was very good too and I was there during lunch. I would imagine that it would be even better for dinner. The service was great too.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance

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I ate here on business with several people, we all needed seperate checks and the waitress was more than happy to assist!!! Now for the food - I had the lunch special which consisted of three freshly prepared pasta dishes, salad and bread! I cannot describe to you how good these were, all of 12.99!!! The lemonade was to die for and so were the desserts!!! You have definatly got to try this resturant!!

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★★★★★

I ate here on business with several people, we all needed seperate checks and the waitress was more than happy to assist!!! Now for the food - I had the lunch special which consisted of three freshly prepared pasta dishes, salad and bread! I cannot describe to you how good these were, all of 12.99!!! The lemonade was to die for and so were the desserts!!! You have definatly got to try this resturant!!

Pros: Inexpensive, Great Food, Great Servbice

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overrated, over priced, do not understand why some folks like this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

overrated, over priced, do not understand why some folks like this place.

Pros: none

Cons: food, price

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The atmosphere is great here. Love it when they use a old structure for a new purpose. The food is fantastic. If you love italian and want a real italian experience without visitng a chain restaurant this is the place.

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★★★★★

The atmosphere is great here. Love it when they use a old structure for a new purpose. The food is fantastic. If you love italian and want a real italian experience without visitng a chain restaurant this is the place.

Pros: Excellent selection, Wonder atmosphere, Value

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I came here on a visit to KC from Los Angeles last year and will definitely go back on my next visit. I thought the food was excellent, the wine list was very complimentary. I had the pasta trio tasting- very delicious. I thought the decor was very nice and was not overpriced for a nicer restaurant. Give it a try. No, it is not Bucca Di Beppo or some other cheap "italian" restaurant, so dont expect that. What you can expect is top quality food with beautiful decor. Great date spot

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★★★★★

I came here on a visit to KC from Los Angeles last year and will definitely go back on my next visit. I thought the food was excellent, the wine list was very complimentary. I had the pasta trio tasting- very delicious. I thought the decor was very nice and was not overpriced for a nicer restaurant. Give it a try. No, it is not Bucca Di Beppo or some other cheap "italian" restaurant, so dont expect that. What you can expect is top quality food with beautiful decor. Great date spot

Pros: pasta, wine, decor

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If you don't mind waiting 45 minutes past your reservation to be seated, a small menu, and average food, this is the place for you. I'll probably give it another try, but with hesitation.

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★★★☆☆

If you don't mind waiting 45 minutes past your reservation to be seated, a small menu, and average food, this is the place for you. I'll probably give it another try, but with hesitation.

Pros: ambiance

Cons: long wait, small menu

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Lidia's has great food served in a very trendy environment that is affordable.

I encourage everyone to try it. If you do not know what to have, try the Pasta Trio. Each day they feature three different types of pasta - usually something in a red sauce, something in a cream sauce, and something in a broth. This has been a favorite for my husband and me; and has never been a disappointment.

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Lidia's has great food served in a very trendy environment that is affordable.

I encourage everyone to try it. If you do not know what to have, try the Pasta Trio. Each day they feature three different types of pasta - usually something in a red sauce, something in a cream sauce, and something in a broth. This has been a favorite for my husband and me; and has never been a disappointment.

Pros: Good Food, Inexpensive, Cool Environment

Cons: Not a typical Italian

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took our dad to lidia's for his 50th b-day. wonderful food (bland is expecting to be served risotto EVERY time you go out for italian), amazing service, and great ambiance. will definitely go again the next time i am in town!

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★★★★★

took our dad to lidia's for his 50th b-day. wonderful food (bland is expecting to be served risotto EVERY time you go out for italian), amazing service, and great ambiance. will definitely go again the next time i am in town!

Pros: ambiance, food, service

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What a disappointment! This was very bland Italian food and a very limited menu! NO RISOTTO! Apparently the restaurant atmosphere, which is great, has made people think that the food is much better than it actually is! My recommendation is to go elsewhere!

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★☆☆☆☆

What a disappointment! This was very bland Italian food and a very limited menu! NO RISOTTO! Apparently the restaurant atmosphere, which is great, has made people think that the food is much better than it actually is! My recommendation is to go elsewhere!

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If you want spaghetti red and garlic toast, then go to one of the other Italian restaurants. If you want food that is simply perfect, then Lidia's will become your favorite place to eat in Kansas City, regardless of the ethnic type. It is obvious that Lidia loves and knows food, demonstrated in everything from crusty breads with Italian spreads, to the devastating lightness of her potato gnocchi in gorgonzola and cream sauce.

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★★★★★

If you want spaghetti red and garlic toast, then go to one of the other Italian restaurants. If you want food that is simply perfect, then Lidia's will become your favorite place to eat in Kansas City, regardless of the ethnic type. It is obvious that Lidia loves and knows food, demonstrated in everything from crusty breads with Italian spreads, to the devastating lightness of her potato gnocchi in gorgonzola and cream sauce.

Pros: Divine Food, Excellent Value, Unpretentious

Cons: Hard to Find, Too few good tables

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the food was wonderful so were the wines. the service was prompt and the staff was most helpful.we always look forward to dinning at Lidia's.the menu items change so you can eat different meals.

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★★★★★

the food was wonderful so were the wines. the service was prompt and the staff was most helpful.we always look forward to dinning at Lidia's.the menu items change so you can eat different meals.

Pros: fairly priced, good parking

Cons: you have to look for, the resturant

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My sister and I love Italian food. We ate here and found that it the food is top notch. It's very expensive. For example, $14 for a plate of pasta is a lot of money no matter how good it is. But we couldn't complain about the taste. The lemon chicken, the friccos, the canneloni and the pasta appetizer were excellent. Great for special occasions.

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★★★★★

My sister and I love Italian food. We ate here and found that it the food is top notch. It's very expensive. For example, $14 for a plate of pasta is a lot of money no matter how good it is. But we couldn't complain about the taste. The lemon chicken, the friccos, the canneloni and the pasta appetizer were excellent. Great for special occasions.

Pros: food, atmosphere, location

Cons: price, the wait

 

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