Lombardi's is an unpretentious Italian resto in Shangrila Plaza's East Wing that could do with better patronage. Maybe because it is still new, only 2 tables were served and we thus claimed the entire lunch hour for ourselves while there.
No lunch crowds. Nearby restos enjoyed a good dining crowd so we wondered if we made the right decision to try this place.
We tried the Insalatamista -- simple salad greens sprinkled with balsamic vinaigrette -- which was served with complimentary bread slices. An order of Parmigiana di Melanzane and we were off to a good start!
The Ossobuco, served with risotto and the Pizza Gamberetti -- both Chef's Recommendations -- did not disappoint. Nothing complicated here, as with the Ravioli and Aglio Olio Spaghetti we ordered.
The Aglio Olio lacked the garlicky taste we expected, but the Ravioli we truly liked. The Pannacotta was a good finish to our lunch date. We would have wanted to order gelato but no room. Or so we thought!
Staff gave us a sampling of the dark chocolate gelato... And we didn't refuse! So much for speaking (or writing) too soon. Who resists desserts, anyway?