Lisa Hemmat, Proprietor

Lido di Manhattan is the South Bay’s “hidden gem,” a comfortable, classy, contemporary wine bar/restaurant serving Italian, California-fresh cuisine.

1550 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite G, in Manhattan Beach 310-536-0730 | lidodimanhattan.com

 

Lido di Manhattan is the South Bay’s “hidden gem,” a comfortable, classy, contemporary wine bar/restaurant serving Italian, California-fresh cuisine. Opened in the early 90s, Lisa Hemmat purchased the restaurant in 2004 and has added her own personal touch while maintaining Lido’s authentic personality and charm. “I have a true love for supporting local farmers and using the freshest and best ingredients, and I believe it shows in the end product,” she says. Most, recently Miss Hemmat was recognized by city of Manhattan Beach as “most outstanding business owner under 30.” Every Thursday, Lisa, a sommelier, hosts a Wine Club at Lido, featuring a different winery, region and
theme weekly.

Are there any new dishes or cocktails both you and your chef are especially excited about?

“Burrata cheese and heirloom tomatoes—when you pair the two, it is heaven. This is delicious with our Lido chardonnay, with the creamy texture. We have launched a new cocktail list with all organic ingredients, including a Hibiscus Margarita and Lavender Coupe. We have Girls Night Out on Wednesday, when all of our new cocktails and some specialty healthy appetizers are offered at happy hour prices, all night long.”

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