Our team is cooking up something good!

Lombardo’s culinary team has refined and updated the family classics, and added some delicious new ones to the menu in keeping with the Italian style. We maintain the tradition of everything fresh: fresh produce, meats and other ingredients sourced locally from Lancaster farms and made right in the family kitchen.

Meredith Thompson

General Manager

Meredith grew up in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont where her family’s use of local farm-fresh products ignited her love for food and local cuisine. Meredith attended Northern Vermont University, graduating with a degree in Hospitality. Over the years, Meredith found her real drive for restaurants was not only in the challenges of a fast-paced and ever-changing business, but in sharing her love for hospitality knowledge and experience. This passion for the restaurant industry gained Meredith opportunities in some well-known restaurants, most recently in New York City and the Hamptons. Meredith believes dining together creates a connection between people, coming together to share a little magic. Meredith recently moved to Lancaster, and is enjoying getting to know this beautiful area where she plans to set roots and become part of its great community.

Shawn McKinney

Head Chef

Chef Shawn McKinney found his passion for all things culinary at an early age. He developed a passion for cooking alongside his mother, watching, helping, and learning. Growing up a Lancaster native, Shawn has the best produce and ingredients available right at his doorstep. He credits his success to growing up in a passionate food driven community. Chef Shawn’s preference is to allow the natural flavors of food to express themselves. Over the years, Chef Shawn worked under influential leaders of the culinary profession who helped shape his style and depth of knowledge. Bringing over 20 years of experience to Lombardo’s, Shawn has greatly shaped his culinary team to bring Lombardo’s into its next chapter of excellence.

When Shawn is not leading the kitchen team at Lombardo’s, he is a man of simple luxuries; you will find him at home enjoying quiet time with his fiancé and their growing fur family.

Jenna Pinhas

Restaurant Manager 

Jenna grew up on her family farm in New Jersey, where she learned her love of cooking with the freshest ingredients. Jenna attended Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, graduating with a degree in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management with a Sommelier minor and a master’s degree in teaching with a concentration in culinary education. She gained her WSET Level 3 in wines in 2021 and enjoys teaching others about wines. She plans to continue her wine education and help the wine program at Lombardo’s to continue to grow. Jenna made Lancaster her home in late 2021, though this area was a home away from home for most of her childhood. She most recently worked at Amorette here in Lancaster, but has various industry experience in Rhode Island, New Jersey, and at Disney World in Florida.