BY MIKE PUCKETT
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Having been raised in St. Louis, it really isn’t surprising that Barbie has always had a passion for Italian cuisine. What is surprising is that she would open an Italian restaurant. After all, being trained in Cardiology is far removed from owning and operating a successful restaurant. But being the ever optimistic person that she is, Barbie opened Lomonte’s in 1986. Those early years were tough, but proved to be valuable in building a successful business that is still going strong today. Her passion for traditional Italian fare is evident from the home-cooked delights to her “to-die-for” sauces.
Good Eats Houston Recommends…
Lomonte’s Famous House Salad w/ grilled chicken/ LG
Romaine & Iceberg lettuce, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, red onions and parmesan cheese tossed in a red wine vinaigerette.
Cheesy Garlic Bread
Homemade Beef Lasagna
Layer of pasta, fresh ricotta and mozzarella cheese topped in a bolognaise sauce.
Fruitti di Mare
Medley of red snapper, scallops, shrimp, mussels, and crab fingers tossed with garlic, capers, black olives, red onions, tomatoes, fresh basil in a spicy marinara sauce. Served over a bed of fettuccine pasta.
Breaded catfish filet in Lomonte’s famous picante sauce. Served with angel hair pasta, olive oil, butter and garlic.
Two 4oz. beef tenderloin medallions topped with fresh mushrooms in a Marsala wine sauce. Served with asparagus and angel hair marinara
Chocolate Pecan Pie A La Mode
Italian Cream Cake
PHOTOGRAPHY: MIKE PUCKETT
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