Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant (in Ballard)
Can I just say, “wow!”
I had one of the specials from their winter lunch menu and was pleasantly surprised!
It was a tough choice. I was quite stuck between the Chicken Marsala and the Pumpkin Ravioli. Since the ravioli was seasonal, I went with it.
- Description: Pumpkin and caramelized onion filled ravioli, fresh sage cream sauce, roasted butternut squash, crisp pancetta.
I was not, by any measure, let down. The raviolis were cooked to perfection, with a cream sauce that was well balanced and complimented the pasta very well. This says a lot, coming from me. If there was a “dislike button” for cream sauces, 90% of the time I’d be pushing it. The pancetta was a nice touch, both flavor-wise and texturally.
I was very happy with this dish, and will have to go back before it disappears from Lombardi’s seasonal menu. I suggest you do so, as well!
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