I was ready to love Lidia's based on many reviews and friend's experiences. Our visit, on a Friday evening just before Christmas, was disappointing. The pasta trio special was average, honestly not any better than what I make at home - rigatoni with sausage, spaghetti with garlic and butter, and squash ravioli with no sauce. This came with a Ceasar salad, which I got with vinegar and oil dressing instead - it was so tart as to be inedible. Our guest was Swedish, and spoke excellent English, however, as there was no listing of the sauces on the menu, and the atmosphere at the full restaurant was loud, she had to ask the server to repeat several times. The server got annoyed, and let it show. This was rude. The other servers returned to the table often, asking to take away our plates before we were finished, making us feel rushed. And after choosing the valet parking, the next morning we found a large red scratch on our black truck. There were a few good points to this dinner - the wine list was extensive, the atmosphere was pleasant. One member of our party got gluten-free pasta, I was impressed that they had that option and she said it was good. The tirimisu that we brought home was excellent. However we probably will not return.