Bottomless. Eat-all-you-can. Smorgasborg. Music to everyone’s ears. Sight for anyone’s sore eyes.
For the Pinoy diner, they will be by a restaurant’s door as soon as you say- UNLI..
So it came as a big surprise, when we walked past Lombardi’s at the East Wing of Shangri-la Mall. My eyes were quick to the draw, the letters UNLI caught my eye. But when I peeped inside, there was no one seated! I adhere almost blindly to the rule of the mob. My indication of a good restaurant is when it is full, and people don’t mind queuing for a table. I was not at all convinced to try Lombardi’s. But okay, for academic purposes? Let’s see what the deal was.
So what is this unlimited deal? I ask the server. She handed me the menu.
The mechanics are quite simple. And a great promo, if you ask me…
Order a pasta dish, and for P100 extra, you also get unlimited pizza (any pizza of choice). Or for P250 extra, you get the unlimited pizza, and cakes, and coffee!!
Wow right? What a great bargain.. So I still don’t understand what’s up with the empty tables?
Maybe their food wasn’t good? What?
Might as well find out…
And so we order Penne Panna Prosciutto Funghi, a cream sauced pasta with cured ham and mushroom. One bite and we were hooked! It was sooo goood!
The pizza came soon after. We ordered half quattro formaggi and the other half pizza salumi. It wasn’t the best, but not bad at all…
What I liked is they roll the dough fresh, and assemble the pizza on site. We watched them prepare our pizza.
We also tried the lasagna. The tomato sauce was tart and intense, quite remarkable. But the rest of the lasagna was just O-K.
And for dessert, we selected a couple of cakes to try. And drank A LOT of coffee!
This deal is available Mondays-Fridays from 2-5 pm. But mind you, we entered the restaurant after 1pm. And they were gracious enough to let us avail of the unlimited promo. 🙂 I think that’s good customer service. I mean we braved the sight of empty tables. We deserved to eat a lot at a good price!
I would say Lombardi’s is worth a try. So go for it!
Lombardi's 4F Shangri-la Plaza Mall East Wing Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City