Looking for classic American sandwiches, Lombardi’s was perfect. Add barbeque and it doesn’t get more American … or Californian … than this.
Many of the deli meats such as the roast beef and turkey are made in-house. There’s a nice selection of salads (including four types of potato salad), local micro-brewery beers, wine and sodas. There were about a dozen different varieties of root beer.
Large black barrel barbecue smokers and other grills run along the front the deli.
This is the last remaining location of this family-owned deli. The downtown Petaluma and Cotati locations have closed.
I was assured that this store was still family-owned and going strong. There was a steady stream of customers dropping by for the barbeque and deli food. Here’s an old report of mine about the great barbequed oysters.
Lombardi’s week-end BBQ oysters ... kind of excellent ... how’s the other BBQ?
One person replied “I think Lombardi's has the absolute best bbq ribs around”. There are some thumbs up on the web for Lombardi’s BBQ lamb sandwiches, pulled pork and baked beans.
The Padroni’s potato salad is a favorite of some Chowhounds. This post has a nice description and some history.
Here's what I had rated from A+ to F -
B + … Turkey sandwich
B …... Roast beef sandwich
B + … Barbequed asparagus
B - ..... Padroni potato salad
B …... Beer
Service: B - ... Very good
Ambiance: C ... Average
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