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“great eats”

Lombardi's BBQ Deli
Ranked #27 of 266 Restaurants in Petaluma
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Local cuisine
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
california
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9 reviews
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“great eats”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

have been eating here for years. never had a bad meal,. thier sanwiches are great, thier salads are better. Especially like the Pedronis potato salad, and the asciago pasta salad. Service is fat, place always busy , staff friendly. My wife loves the bbq ribs.
Jerry D

  • Visited November 2013
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California
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“Mouth Watering, Tender, Smokey, Variety!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Super casual, outdoor seating on an old porch, this place is to die for! We drive 15 miles to eat their food. They smoke their own chickens, turkeys, pork, beef, sausages, oysters, fish and more. Plenty of variety with salads, drinks, sweets, breads, and the prices just cannot be beat, anywhere. Super fresh, crunchy food. Super great people running the place. Picnic tables on the grass if you like. Grab and go or hang out on the porch and watch the smokers smoke! They also cater. They do have beer and they also have about 8 little indoor tables. How they can fit an elaborate varietal delicatessen into such a small place, I don't know, but they manage! Arrive at 11:30 a.m. to beat the crowds. Order ahead. Whatever you do..get yourself, your friends, your sweetheart, your kids and family there! Large outlet mall across the street (you would not know it as you are in a resort setting at the deli)!

  • Visited August 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Great BBQ and Sandwiches”
Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Went there three times when we were in town. It's that good. Had the baby back ribs and wife had a vegetarian sandwich. Son really liked the roast beef sandwich. Good selection of local beers and wine along with the excellent food.

  • Visited July 2013
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“The smell lure's you in for BBQ!”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

The smell when you walk up from the four-five pits that start at 5am smell sooooo good, it makes you want to eat everything now! The place looks like a house but is set up like no other place I have seen but It was homemade and like a store / deli. Ordered the Tri Tip sandwich came with horseradish called the Fire pit...it was one of the best I ever had.... Also had to try the bbq oysters, very good! Prices were very good and quality and quanity was perfect! Inside seating was limited but enuff, outside was very nice seating on the deck, but also out front a big lawn area for picnic type stuff. Hookers potato salad was really good!

  • Visited April 2013
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Richmond, California
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“Tender and tasty”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

I happened to be shopping at the Petaluma Outlets around lunchtime. I asked the shopkeeper for advice on where to have lunch and she recommended Lombardi's. The customer behind me heard the name and wholeheartedly endorsed it. A third customer in the shop piped up and said he had just come from there, and while he didn't have the barbeque (but a deli sandwich instead), he agreed that the food was delicious.

So off I went and ordered a tri-tip bbq sandwich. This sandwich also had mayonnaise, tomato and onion, which I didn't think would go well with the bbq tri-tip, but it ended up being one of THE best sandwiches I've ever eaten. The roll was crusty and soft, the bbq sauce was garlic-ky, and the sliced tri-tip was extremely tender.

I ordered a half-rack of baby back ribs to go and had it for dinner. Yummy! The ribs were naked (not glazed, just bbqed with a dry rub). I heated up the ribs and slathered it with the provided bbq sauce. The only drawback was they didn't give enough sauce for the ribs. Next time I need to get an extra container of sauce. In fact, if they bottled their sauce, I'd buy that, too.

Their menu has some pretty appealing items that I plan to try on subsequent visits.

  • Visited January 2013
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