- 1641 Commercial Drive
- Vancouver, BC V5K 3Y3
- Phone: 604.251.2240
Patti Lombardo's original location on Commercial Drive — Vancouver's 'little Italy' — established Lombardo's reputation for traditional pizza al forno (literally oven baked). With the breeze blowing in the right direction, you'll catch a whiff of the wood smoke from her oven. Follow your nose into the Il Mercato shopping centre and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to pizza heaven. And the menu doesn't stop there… antipastos, pastas, fresh salads, calzones — mangia, mangia!
Well, 20 years in these modest surroundings had loyal patrons delighted to hear about the opening of Lombardo’s second location downtown at 970 Smithe Street — right around the corner from the Scotiabank Theatre on Burrard. This stylin’ new location offers an expanded menu, great staff and beautiful contemporary décor with an upper mezzanine level.
The new pizza oven at this location, created with bricks salvaged from the old Woodward’s department store in Gastown, embodies a little bit of Vancouver history. We’re just happy they’ve been reincarnated for such a savoury second time around!
Either location, your taste buds will be delighted, and not just with the dishes — what meal would be complete without a fine wine?
Lombardo’s menu of select BC and Italian wines offers some of the finest varieties, blends and vintages that you’ll find anywhere. In the words of Australian wine columnist, Len Evans, “You have only so many bottles in your life, never drink a bad one.” We couldn’t agree more.
Top off your Lombardo’s experience with a specialty coffee or dessert and you’ll understand why eating well is the best revenge. Buon appetito!