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5100 Beltline Rd., Suite 410 Send to Phone

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Lombardi Mare Restaurant Review

: It’s hard to say what’s better in this spacious North Italian favorite---the consistently fresh seafood or the fun, futuristic décor. At the lengthy bar, goldfish circle in bowls suspended above customers’ heads, and the fish theme continues in the aquatic-style light fixtures dangling from the ceiling. The main dining room has the best, roomiest booths in town, which is why you’ll see a lot of suits having business lunches; at night the crowd is more casually dressed. One of the private rooms comes with its own mini exhibition kitchen, and you can book one of Lombardi Mare’s chefs for a demonstration. And, oh, that food! If you’re lucky, the juicy littleneck clams in an ambrosial wine-and-garlic broth will be available; you’ll want to sop up every drop with an order of homemade focaccia. The seafood risotto richly satisfies, but, oddly enough, one of our favorite dishes is one of the few non-seafood entrées, fettucine Alfredo spiked with lemon and topped with chicken. Don’t skip the classic Caesar and try to save room for a wedge of Tuscan bread pudding.


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