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Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar in Harlem turns one, celebrate with free appetizer

Can you believe Lido Harlem is getting ready to celebrate its first anniversary? It seems just like yesterday the Italian restaurant, located on the southeast corner of 117th and Frederick Douglass Blvd., opened!

On February 12th, Lido Harlem turns one and they want everyone to join in on the celebration! This coming Saturday and Sunday, Lido is offering a complimentary appetizer during dinner service hours. All you have to do is order dinner and wish them a Happy Birthday, and…wha-la…you get a free appetizer! Details are below.

And if you would like to take a stroll down memory blog lane, here are a few popular, past blog posts on Lido! Enjoy!

Recipes by Chef Stephen Putnam
Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow dine at Lido…well sort of!
Lido Harlem joins Harlem sidewalk seating club


Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo seen dining at Lido Harlem?

If you walked by the corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd. and 117th Street tonight (October 12), you may have noticed Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo were dining at Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar in Harlem? Well, sort of. They were actually in character for their upcoming movie called Thanks for Sharing. The entire scene was a dining out scene at Lido Harlem. Hope they mention their location in the script!

This is such a big compliment for Lido Harlem. They haven’t even been open for a year and now they have big name movie stars filming in their restaurant. The film scouts clearly liked the design and layout of the restaurant or they would not have chosen it. When you take pictures of Lido, it is very photogenic. The place comes out vibrant in pictures.

I had a quick exchange with Mark Ruffalo as I stopped him to take a photo. I told him the food at Lido Harlem is excellent. He said, “yeah, I’ll have to tell my wife about it.” You do that Mark! There is some great dining out places in Harlem and Lido Harlem is one of them!