Lidia Bastianich may be best known as the Emmy-winning host of the PBS series Lidia’s Family Table, wherein she cooks Italian feasts alongside her mother and children. But that’s just one place where the chef combines her passions for food and family. Aside from authoring several cookbooks, Lidia also owns several restaurants, including Lidia’s Italy Kansas City, where loved ones gather to enjoy cuisine inspired by her northern Italian upbringing.
Lidia was born in Pula, Istria, which was once part of Italy. The multicultural city provided her with an expansive palate that is reflected in dishes such as osso buco made with heritage-breed braised pork shank and cabbage rolls stuffed with pork, beef, and veal. However, Lidia's Italy Pittsburgh is best known for its pasta trio, which grants diners unlimited servings of the chef’s choice of three housemade pastas.
A Cozy and Sophisticated Space
Lidia’s Italy Kansas City’s exposed ceiling beams and brick walls give a nod to space's origins as a railroad house. However, the space is remains rustic and elegant. Stained-glass shelves dotted with wine bottles and enormous blown-glass chandeliers offset the dining room's industrial backdrop, casting a warm glow on diners' mouthwatering meals.
Build your own burger at The Westside Local — this restaurant serves all-American food.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
The happy hour at The Westside Local offers deals you won't want to miss.
For a low cost, you can connect to wifi at The Westside Local.
Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at The Westside Local.
If your weekend plans include a trip to the restaurant, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at The Westside Local, known for its laid-back ambience.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from The Westside Local.
Find a close parking spot on the street or in a parking lot near The Westside Local.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, The Westside Local is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
No matter what you choose off the menu at The Westside Local, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
A hearty salad, juicy burger, or classic chicken — all of your favorite American dishes will be made fresh when you head to The Westside Local.
For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at d'Nile Wine Bar in Kansas City.
Not to be overlooked is d'Nile Wine Bar's no-charge wifi.
On warmer days, take advantage of d'Nile Wine Bar's outdoor seating.
Weekend diners may find themselves waiting for a table, as Friday and Saturday nights tend to draw a crowd.
Drivers will find parking not far from the restaurant.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of d'Nile Wine Bar.
For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at Wines by Jennifer in Parkville.
Eat outdoors Wines by Jennifer (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Wines by Jennifer is known for its great food, and it also includes a pup-friendly policy neighborhood locals love.
Drivers can find parking right by the restaurant, so don't forget your car keys.
The Wine Bar is all about opening up to possibilities. Delicious possibilities. During their tasting events, staffers pour out several samples of wine along with appetizers. That way—at the end of the evening—patrons will know which wine varietal warrants a full bottle to take home.
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Coal Vines have Country Club Plaza visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
It's pizza (and pasta) time! Find an endless selection of the foods you crave, and have fun eating your way through this Italian menu.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Coal Vines, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this pizzeria, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Coal Vines features some of the most affordable happy hour deals in town.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Coal Vines, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
The crowds come out in force on Fridays and Saturdays, so don't neglect to make a reservation ahead of time.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at Coal Vines, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this pizzeria.
Ample parking is available — the nearby lot is open to diners, as is valet, if preferred. For those who choose to find their own space, street parking is also an option.
Coal Vines is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price.
Coal Vines accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Coal Vines come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
So for a piece of pizza that truly sings, you'll love taking a bite out of the pie from Coal Vines.