Lidia's Kansas City

Lidia’s Kansas City celebrates 20th anniversary with special menu hosted by Lidia Bastianich

Lidia’s 20th anniversary celebration features a multi-course menu highlighting the restaurants 20 favorite dishes over the years, live music and an after party on the patio; $60 per person, $30 for additional wine pairing


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 13, 2018) – Lidia’s Kansas City is celebrating 20 years in the historic Freight House building with “Twenty Favorites from the First 20 Years” on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The special dinner, hosted by Lidia Bastianich, highlights 20 of the restaurants favorite dishes from the past 20 years. The special menu will be served from 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 only. The occasion will also include live music, a Prosecco table and an after party on the patio.  


Lidia’s Kansas City first opened in the former railroad house in 1998 when Lidia Bastianich decided to expand her borders from New York City to Kansas City. Already a successful restaurateur, cookbook author and television show host, Bastianich began looking for an “urban” site for her next venture. When she stumbled upon the Freight House behind the historic Union Station, the potential caught her eye.


“It was my first venture outside of New York City. Everything just felt right; the people were so welcoming, the location had such potential, and the food scene was just starting to take off. Now the area has transformed so beautifully, and it has been such an honor being a part of it”, says Lidia Bastianich.


The multi-course anniversary menu includes authentic Italian favorites like Lidia’s famous handmade pasta and seafood dishes, as well as an array of desserts. The cost is $60 per person and $30 for additional wine pairings plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Reservations can be made by calling Lidia’s Kansas City at (816) 221-3722.



Stuzzichini for Table to Share


Fresh Vegetables with Carrot and Chickpea Dip


Marinated Olives


Lidia’s Signature Caesar Salad


Arugula Salad, Bartlett Pear, Walnuts, Gorgonzola Dolce


Frico – Montasio Cheese Crisp with Crab and Scallion


Arancini – Fried Rice Balls with Lobster, Tomato, and Basil





Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter and Almonds


Gnocchi with Duck Guazzetto


Choice of Entrée


Pollo Limone – Scallopine of Chicken, Roasted Lemon, Capers and Olive


Scottadito – Grilled Lamb Chops with Marinated Squash, Balsamic, Watercress


Salmon Fillet, Yukon Potatoes, String Beans, Mustard Sauce


Quail “Saltimbocca”, Butternut Squash, Savoy Cabbage, Marsala Sauce


Zuppa di Pesce – Seafood Soup with Shrimp, Scallops, Mussels, Clams, Fish Fillets, Fregola


Beef Short Rib Braised in Barolo, Swiss-Chard Mashed Potato, Horseradish Gremolata


Pork Shank Osso Buco with Barley Risotto


Roasted Halibut with Tomatoes and Onions



After Party on the Patio:


Grande Dolce Buffet


Classic Tiramisu


Pumpkin Tiramisu


Italian Prune Plum Crisp


Chocolate Hazelnut Baci


Lemon Ricotta Cake with Limoncello Curd


Almond Torta with Bittersweet Ganache


Peanut Butter Biscotti with Concord Grape Jam



About Lidia’s Kansas City

Lidia’s Kansas City opened its beautiful Crossroads location in 1998 inside the historic Freight House railroad building at 101 W. 22nd St. Award-winning television host, author, chef and restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich, opened Lidia’s Kansas City as her first restaurant outside of New York City offering regional Italian cuisine. The menu features a daily sampling of three seasonal, homemade pastas, served tableside, along with authentic Italian entrées, fresh seafood, imported meats and cheeses, and an expansive Italian wine list. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Happy hour is also offered on weekdays in the Taverna from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dinner is served daily from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For reservations, call the restaurant at 816-221-3722, or visit for more information.