Lidia's Kansas City
Lidia and Joseph Bastianich opened Lidia's Kansas City together in a former railroad house just north of Kansas City's historic Union Station. Designed by acclaimed New York architect David Rockwell, the restaurant evokes the feel of an Italian farmhouse despite its tremendous size. Lidia's Kansas City features a daily tasting of three fresh, homemade pastas, modeled on the popular pasta service at the Bastianich family's Becco in New York. Diners can also choose entrees such as roasted veal shank featured in a rich sauce lightened with fresh orange and carrot juices; frico, an envelope of Montasio cheese with a variety of fillings; or a beautiful grilled salmon served over braised lentils with a zesty chive-mustard sauce, just to name a few. Lidia's Kansas City is proud to offer two wine lists: one with wines at $28.00 a bottle and a second that features premium vintages.
Lidia's Private Dining and Event Space
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. Each with their own private entrance, a dedicated Banquet Captain and service staff to cater to your every need, and separate audio/visual and sound system. let Lidia's coordinate a private dining experience like no other. From cocktail receptions and rehearsal dinners, to weddings, business luncheons and corporate events, you'll find Lidia's is the perfect venue to host your next private event. Located in the heart of the Freight House District in the Kansas City Crossroads, our from-scratch kitchen and superb team of award winning Chefs offer a variety of menu options to suit your dining needs during breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Located upstairs on our beautiful second floor, you'll find this warm and inviting space makes you feel like you are somewhere in Tuscany. With large windows encased in exposed brick, locally reclaimed wood and breathtaking views of the Western Auto building and downtown, The Loft is perfect for any occasion. The Loft may accommodate 88 guests for a seated event, and up to 100 for receptions. For smaller groups who wish for a more intimate experience, this space has the option of extending a divider. The Loft also provides a lift for guests who cannot make the stairs as well as private restrooms. With a reservation in The Loft, the charming herb garden located on the first floor is available to you as well. The hum of the passing trains provides for a wonderfully romantic outdoor venue for a cocktail and appetizer reception.
Sexy meets sophisticated in our new event space, The Terrazza. The gorgeous glass enclosed space that opened in December of 2014 boasts a curved roof line and majestic views of Union Station and downtown. Located on the main floor of our restaurant, the Terrazza may accommodate up to 90 guests with perimeter glass doors that open to give guests an open air feel and an event unmatched by any event space in Kansas City. With your reservation in the Terrazza, our outdoor patio area and surrounding gardens are available for you and your guests to enjoy at anytime throughout your event. The Terrazza is well versed for rehearsal dinners, weddings, business meetings and other special occasion events.
Hours of Operation:
|Lunch||Monday - Friday||11:00 - 2:00|
|Brunch||Saturday and Sunday||10:30 - 2:00|
|Dinner||Sunday - Thursday||5:00 - 9:00|
|Friday and Saturday||5:00 - 10:00|
|Happy Hour||Daily||4:30 - 7:00|
|For reservations call 816.221.3722|
If you love her restaurants, read her cookbooks or watch Lidia's Italy on your local Public Television channel, visit Lidia online at www.lidiasitaly.com
The next time you are yearning for a white table cloth meal, but a babysitter is out of the question, pack up your progeny and head to Lidia's in the Crossroads. Lidia's is an anomaly, a special occasion restaurant where you don't have to hide your children under the crisp white linens. Solicitous and knowledgeable wait staff - check. An adventurous menu and extensive wine list - check. Dramatic architecture and romantic ambiance - check. Children welcome - check.
Helmed by celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich (whose cookbooks are prominently displayed by the front door), Lidia's serves up high quality Italian food in a unique location.
The converted freight house is an impressive space with soaring ceilings and enormous Chihuly style blown glass chandeliers. The bar is especially warm and inviting, with a roaring fireplace and massive glass jars filled with exotic looking pickled ingredients.
Love the pasta trio! I give Lidia's 5 Stars!
Overall wonderful experience. I have watched Lidia's cooking show for sometime now and was very pleased by her restaurant. I look forward to returning for another.excellent meal! We Liked the Food, Service, Atmosphere, Wine list, Decor.
An Italian Taste Journey. There are many Italian restaurants out there that will combine a few sauces with different pasta and call each dish something else. That is not the case with Lidias. Every dish has its own unique sauce, texture, and taste, and the result is fantastic. With such a wide range of tastes it is inevitable that you will find some dishes you like more than others. However, you are almost guaranteed to find something you just cannot get enough of here! Once you find that perfect dish, you are sure to enjoy the Italian atmosphere and large, high quality wine list to make the most of the experience. Highly recommended.