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Lardo

1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (SE 12th Ave.) Send to Phone
503-234-7786
The expanded brick and mortar incarnation of the popular pork-centric food cart.
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Lardo Restaurant Review

: Don't let Lardo's name and slogan --- "Bringing Fatback" --- give you the wrong impression. There are plenty of healthful options on the menu, from the lush seasonal salads to the vegetarian rapini sandwich with its thick strips of leafy, slightly bitter broccoli enhanced by a layer of melted provolone, red pepper agrodolce and capers. But a sturdy, robust spirit indeed infuses everything coming out of the kitchen, and pork plays a major role. A cold fried chicken sandwich is topped with meaty bacon, and the pork meatball banh mi features four huge meatballs slathered in a mildly spicy sriracha mayonnaise. Grilled mortadella and provolone cheese with marinated peppers takes a standard ham and cheese sandwich to new heights. All sandwiches come on hearty, fresh bread, but the dieting or gluten intolerant can order the same fillings on french fries or salad greens. Speaking of fries, Lardo's are fried in rendered fatback, whether standard (with herbs and Parmesan) or "dirty" (with pork scraps). Pair your meal with a wide choice of Italian beers and sodas, or cocktails based on Italian liqueurs. A large, surprisingly warm and cozy tarp augments the small eat-in area.

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