Butte's only remaining traditional Meaderville-style supper club! Beginning her restaurant career at age 13 in Butte's Italian-American neighborhood of Meaderville, Lydia Micheletti opened Lydia's near its current location in 1946. It was then that Lydia started combining her experiences from working in Meaderville's world-famous supper clubs with the Italian recipes that she had learned from her Italian-Immigrant mother. As the leader, Lydia worked tirelessly every day of the week preparing Meaderville-style Italian-American dinners, making her famous homemade raviolis, and mixing her signature "Roquefort-Style Salad Dressing" and "Sweet Potato Salad."
After successfully building a significant and loyal clientele, Lydia decided that it was time to expand; and the current Lydia's building was opened near the original site in 1964. Once she was satisfied that the new establishment was operating smoothly, Lydia decided that it was time to retire. She then turned the business over to her brother David. He continued the Lydia's tradition for the next 45 years - right up until his death in 2009. Today, the Lydia's tradition is being carried-on by David's two grandchildren, Antonia (Toni) and Dominic (Nico), along with their spouses Larry and Meghan. Meaderville and its many supper clubs are now part of Butte's colorful history, but Lydia's proudly carries-on the "Meaderville-Story" through our Italian-American dinners. The entire Micheletti family welcomes you to our restaurant, and we very much hope that you enjoy your dining experience at Lydia's!