Since 2001, mother/daughter team Markeen Tower and Erin Behnke have been running the classic Italian restaurant Pomodoro, located at 3819 N. 26th St. The team’s hard work has helped the restaurant develop a reputation for a family friendly atmosphere and fantastic food.
“From the moment you walk in the door at Pomodoro, you know you are in for something special. The casual and comfortable atmosphere, lively wait staff, open concept kitchen and sidewalk seating are just a few of the many experiences waiting for you,” Behnke said.
The atmosphere is mixed with excellent food, including Pomodoro’s famous bleu cheese, Tower’s recipe that has put much of Pomodoro’s food on the map. Other famous items include lasagna, chicken piccata and halibut, with everything being seared to order.
Though Pomodoro is an Italian restaurant, Tower and Behnke make sure that there is something available for everyone.
“We have a wide variety of items for all tastes,” Behnke said.
The relationships between the staff and customers contribute to a family friendly restaurant with food that will leave you stuffed and satisfied.
“We’re a family here, and that’s what makes us special. People feel like family, and we’re not afraid of hard work. We have a full service bar, and we’re family friendly. We have a fun atmosphere, and you almost always know someone when you walk in,” Behnke said. “We love our staff, we have a fabulous staff, and we make a great team. Our staff works very hard and it shows.
Pomodoro is currently preparing for the Proctor Arts Fest on Saturday, Aug. 6, an event that will draw thousands of people to the Proctor District and many of them to the door of Pomodoro, and the crew is preparing a special menu for the event.
Pomodoro is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday for dinner only from noon to 8 p.m.