Founded in 1987 by veteran restaurateur Diane Symms, Lombardi’s was launched in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, with a vision of serving memorable, full flavored, yet simple and affordable Italian food. The name “Lombardi’s” was chosen because “Lombardy” is a region in northern Italy and to honor "papa Lombardi," the grandfather of our original Chef/Partner.
In December of 1990, we opened our Issaquah restaurant. In 1998, we extended the Lombardi's brand into Snohomish County, with our restaurant at the spectacular Everett waterfront. In September of 2012, we opened our latest location in south Mill Creek, on the Bothell Everett Highway.
Lombardi’s is a family owned business with Diane’s daughter, Kerri Lonergan-Dreke, leading the business into the second generation. In October of 2010, our Ballard location was sold, which was the birthplace of the Lombardi's brand. In July of 2013, we lost our lease at our Issaquah location. Many things in this life are fleeting. The relationships and connections we made over the years as members of the Ballard and Issaquah communities will remain in our hearts forever!
While Lombardi's continues to evolve with the times, our commitment to our guests remains the same; offering quality products at reasonable prices, providing top notch service in a neighborhood atmosphere, and being a home away from home, where guests feel truly welcomed and appreciated.
Lombardi’s has an ongoing commitment to providing quality products, excellence in management and guest service, and a passion for personal connection with our guests. We value our employees and encourage professional and personal growth.
We believe in giving back to the communities in which we do business, and have a strong history of service on many nonprofit boards and foundations.
Current boards that Diane and Kerri serve on:
Snohomish County Hospice and Home-care Foundation
Snohomish County Health District
Issaquah Restaurant Coalition
Washington Restaurant Association