Located right in the Big Bear Lake Village, it’s a location that’s sure to attract tourists and maybe some locals too. It’s a free standing tudor style building with it’s own parking lot. We stopped by for a late lunch so it wasn’t tough getting a spot. The interior is fairly small, but intimate and comfortable. It seemed odd to me, but the place didn’t have a bar. Maybe I’m just used to Vegas restaurants where it’s almost mandatory to have a bar set up. Drinks are made and poured in the back — I think we saw our server acting as our bartender.

The menu is full of familiar American and Italian fare with plenty of diversity to satisfy most families. The calimari ($7.99) was a solid start to the meal, with a lightly breaded exterior just short of crispy. Potato skins were made up of one large potato cut into six pieces. It’s a simple app, but one that won’t steer you wrong. Ending the meal was an amazing lasagna ($10.99), stuffed with mushrooms and baby spinach and drenched in a bechamel sauce. It was good enough to make me forget that I was eating a vegetarian dish.

4 Stars

553 Pine Knot Ave
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-5405

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