Mrs. C and I were once again treating out of town guests to some authentic Vancouver cuisine. And what says V-berg better than pizza? Okay, lots of foods, but we were craving pizza, so Lombardo’s was our choice. This version is different than the Commercial Drive location. It is just as noisy, if not more so, but it feels a lot smaller. The other big difference is that there is no wood-fired pizza oven, unlike the original restaurant. The ambience is pleasing to the eye, if a bit cramped.
We had the special pizza of the day which had capicolo, peppers and olives. It was okay. We also ordered the inferno which had cheese and chilli paste. Whew, it was hot! We tried an order of spaghetti with tomato sauce and olives, and the lasagne. The spaghetti was quite tasty, and the noodles were a perfect al dente. The sauce had lots of flavour, but did not overwhelm. The lasagne was nondescript. We also had some house Chianti, which was fine for the price. For desert, we had mud pie (awesome) and spumoni, which was pretty good.
The service was good considering how packed the place was, and the restaurant was clean, including the w/c. The downside was that we kept thinking about the other Lombardo’s. Compared to that one, this place came up short.
Don’t get me wrong, the meal was good. It just doesn’t live up to its sister location.
Go to the Commercial Drive location instead.