For the best local Italian food you have to visit Lombardo’s. Tucked away in the tranquil courtyard setting of Paniagua on the Costa side of Sotogrande.
There are also over 50 items on the menu, so you can choose between every imaginable type of homemade pastas, pizza’s and Italian meats. The carpaccio, langoustines, carbonara and seafood linguine are particularly good and well worth trying. The pizzas are also fantastic.
Lombardo’s offer all main pasta and risotto dishes in starter sized portions, so if you are undecided on whether to go for pizza or pasta, you can have both in one sitting!
Plus, all of the vegetable side dishes are homegrown from Lombardo’s own garden so fresh is definitely order of the day. All the desserts are homemade too.
Where many restaurants in Spain come and go, Lombardo’s has standed the test of time, having been established since 1989. Family run, originally by Enzo and Sara Lombardo, it is now run by their son Stefano Lombardo who is always present and a great, attentive host.
Lombardo’s main selling point though is its amazing terrace. Nestled in the courtyard of the Paniagua development of shops and restaurants, located by the main entrance to Sotogrande Costa. It has a fountain and is candlelit at night, making it an ideal way to spend a romantic evening or a night out with family and friends.
There is also a great wine list offering the best wines from Italy and Spain. You will also always get a complimentary liquer after your meal, which is always a nice touch and finish to your meal.
Lombardo’s also offer a take-away menu and are open from 6.30pm till late every night. Reservations advised especially in summer.
ROCKS RATING: 5
BEST FOR: PIZZA, PASTA & SETTING
Address: Lombardo’s, Galerias Paniagua 17/20, Sotogrande, Cadiz
Tel: 956 795 924