Where: NorthPark Center, Dallas
Lombardi’s newest addition to its delicious group of restaurants (like Sangria, Taverna, Toulouse, etc) Cibus, gave me a nice taste of what is yet to come.
I went with a few friends for lunch one day, after having passed by it during several shopping trips inside NorthPark Center. I finally made it in, and I loved the cute, modern feel inside. A great place for a group of friends for lunch, or maybe a date spot at night after a movie at the NorthPark AMC.
Once seated, we received good service (although nothing outstanding) and then faced the biggest challenge: what to order. The lunch menu offers salads, sandwiches, pasta, pizza and more. I went with something I usually wouldn’t order—the parmesan risotto. It was a creamy bowl of risotto with truffle oil and shaved parmesan. It’s not too pretty as you can see, but it was really tasty. It was a bit too rich for lunch, but maybe that was just me. I found myself wishing I ordered a sandwich or something lighter. That will just be for next time!
My friend ordered the jumbo lump crab salad, which came on a bed of spinach and two slices of ripe tomato. And the other meal pictured is the chicken panino with caramelized onions, wild mushrooms and provolone cheese. Looked good!
The drink menu is definitely worth mentioning as well. They have delicious-sounding cocktails, lots of wines and a section on the menu devoted to one of my favorite things—prosecco cocktails. Oh, and they have bottomless mimosas and bellinis everyday until 3pm. I think I’ll be back for happy hour. Will you?