I’ve been eying Lombardi’s ever since I saw it while eating at Corazon during Mother’s Day. I thought of checking the place out as soon as my tummy said “PIZZA”.
The menu wasn’t very extensive but it’s perfect for those who think so long before ordering.
Since it was past 1 p.m. that time, I decided to do the ordering as my mom and sister take longer when we try out a new restaurant.
I planned on ordering the Parmigiana Di Melanzane (roasted eggplant with stewed tomato and mozzarella) but it was not available. The server suggested another bestseller, Mozzarella in Carrozza with Arrabbiata Sauce (PHP230) and as a sucker for anything recommended, I said, “We’ll have that!” We also ordered chef’s recommended Ravioli Di Carne (PHP480) and Pizza Gambaretti (PHP480). For desserts, we ordered Tiramisu (PHP210) and Pannacotta Del Piemonte (PHP160).
We were given complimentary snacks to calm our angry tummies. We finished it in less than 3 minutes.
|A pitcher of brewed iced tea is PHP150. Ask for more ice as it tends to have a very strong flavor.|
The dishes were served fast though. First, the appetizer.
The Ravioli Di Carne was served piping hot! I had to blow off the steam so that I could get a clearer photo. As for the taste, you really have to stuff the meat dumpling with tomato sauce to ensure that every bite is savory. I first tried eating it as is but the meat inside was on the bland side.
The Pizza Gambaretti on the other hand was served with oh-so-stretchy mozzarella! We tried taking a photo of it with the mozzarella stretched out but it turned out weird and disturbing. *fail*
The taste though was great. The flavors were all in harmony and there wasn’t a single overpowering one. The crust was thin and crisp. I bet kids would love this. :)
For the desserts, the tiramisu was pretty okay but wasn’t outstanding. I guess I was hoping it was a bit more chilled.
But the panna cotta… it was really good! It was creamy and just so heavenly. It made me wonder how it would taste with a berry sauce. It’ll add a bit of tanginess but I think it’ll bring me to dessert heaven.
I’ll definitely be back for more of the sweets! I have to try the gelato too!
Lombardi’s is located at 4th floor, Shangri-La East Wing, Mandaluyong City.