Lombardi's announced today that its Issaquah location will close July 28. The Italian staple opened in 1990; owner Diane Symms says she lost her lease, ending a 22-year run on Gilman Boulevard. And with the closure, another 22-year run must come to an end: Symms reports that a group of regulars—friends from high school—have had a standing Tuesday-night reservation for martini night since the restaurant opened. Presumably they were not actually in high school at the time. Wow, I'm lucky if I talk to my mom once a week.
Lombardi's siblings in Everett and Mill Creek will remain open; the original in Ballard shuttered in 2010 after an impressive 23 years. So get in there and take advantage of that patio in the next two months.