This authentic Italian restaurant is in a former railroad house, just north of the historic Union Station. The restaurant evokes the feel of an Italian farmhouse, despite its tremendous size. The menu, which features freshly-made pastas and other Italian dishes, change frequently based on the availability of seasonal ingredients. Lidia’s two wine lists feature Italy’s finest, along with wines from around the world.A house specialty, the all-you-care-to-eat Pasta Trio, is served tableside by roving waiters; the three pasta selections change daily. Breads and desserts are baked in house daily and each salad and entree is prepared fresh.Lidia’s is open for lunch Monday through Friday, and offers a unique Market Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Private dining is available for up to 85 guests; smaller areas are available.Lidia Bastianich is regarded as America’s first lady of Italian cuisine. She is the producer and chef on Lidia’s Italy (an Emmy-nominated PBS television series); a producer of award-winning wines; a best-selling cookbook author; and a restaurateur with more than a dozen restaurants nationwide.