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LIDO in Manhattan Beach - Amazing!

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LIDO in Manhattan Beach - Amazing!

flowergirl | Jul 9, 2011 04:07 PM

I had the most delightful meal at Lido di Manhattan in Manhattan Beach last night. We began with the special lobster quesadillas which were filled with chunks of fresh lobster. The chopped salad with brie croutons was tasty and fresh. I had the special Tiger Prawns which were made with the perfect amount of spice and cooked perfectly. My entree came with a delicious side of risotto. The menu is Italian with a Mediterranean twist. Entrees include fresh crab on angel hair pasta - rack of lamb - osso bucco - oven roasted duck - black pepper crusted ahi - Prime New York Steak - vodka pasta - baked mushroom penne... They bake their own bread and the pasta is made in house. Lido is a charming cafe that's the perfect size. It's not too formal or too casual. It feels like a place you have been coming to for years as soon as you step inside. There's a nice patio in the back that's perfect for a small party. Even though there was a guitarist (who was quite good) we could hear each other talk easily at the table. They have an extensive wine list and full bar. Their signature Blueberrytini with fresh blueberries and blueberry vodka is amazing. Lido has wine tastings on Thursday nights and occasional cooking classes. I can not wait to return! The website is www.lidodimanhattan.com

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