October 23, 2019

Kerri Lonergan-Dreke
Lombardi's Italian Restaurant

Lombardi's Opens New Restaurant in Bellingham

What began two years ago as the start of an exploratory expansion phase, has culminated in Lombardi’s opening a new location at Bellingham's Bellwether marina (in the former Giuseppe’s restaurant) at 21 Bellwether Way.  

“We couldn’t be more thrilled with the opportunity to be part of the group of destination restaurants in the Squalicum Harbor area” stated Diane Symms, Founder and CEO of Lombardi’s.

“When the Lombardi’s Executive Team started brainstorming locations for a future operation, we determined that a waterfront destination location was a priority.”

Andy Hilliard, Lombardi’s Executive Chef, suggested looking into Bellingham as he had friends in the industry who spoke highly of the area. Since selling Lombard’s original location in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard in 2010, and the closing of its Issaquah location in 2013, Lombardi’s has operated exclusively in Snohomish County. “We now have a core group of company leaders who are excited about growing the company, stated Kerri Lonergan-Dreke, Lombardi’s Vice President.

The Bellingham Lombardi’s menu features all the scrumptious signature items found at every Lombardi’s: Chicken Marsala, Tortellini Gorgonzola, Scampi Diavolo, Grilled Salmon Picatta, and Tiramisu, to name a few. Locally sourced ingredients are used as much as feasible. The wine list offers Italian and Washington selections, and the bar menu offers appetizers, classic and craft cocktails.

“We are really excited to use local breweries,” says Director of Operations, Kris Korshaven, a self-described beer lover.

Whatever the reason or the season, Lombardi’s makes every day special.

About Lombardi’s Italian Restaurants - Founded in 1987, in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Lombardi’s currently operates three locations in Western Washington; along with a full-service catering division.
Everett (1620 West Marine View Drive), Mill Creek (19409 Bothell-Everett Highway), Bellingham (21 Bellwether Way) Lombardi’s is a locally owned gem boasting classic and contemporary Italian cuisine in a casual upscale environment.  

Hours: Lunch – daily from 11:30 a.m.   Dinner – daily from 3 p.m. – close.
Happy Hour – daily from 3-6 p.m. & 8 p.m.-close

Two Private Dining Rooms for catered events, meetings, family gatherings, small or large corporate events. With seating up to 70.

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