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Bambino's Bistro

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105 Genesee St, Auburn, NY 13021-3615
315-255-3385
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bit pricey

We just wanted a Pizza ( they were pretty good) but this is more of a place for dinner for 2. The wine list is good but pricey. Overall I would say its ok but not great value for money. Service was good. Its quite small so very intimate but not a lively atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We just wanted a Pizza ( they were pretty good) but this is more of a place for dinner for 2. The wine list is good but pricey. Overall I would say its ok but not great value for money. Service was good. Its quite small so very intimate but not a lively atmosphere.

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Thank thegroundsman
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Authentic Italian, NYC Little Italy worthy. Used TripAdvisor for this recommendation. Unsure about the outside but trusted the reviews and went for it. We had a watermelon, mixed green, and raspberry vinaigrette salad. Also has a veggie wood fired pizza and tortellini with crab and shrimp. Amazing food, ridiculously low prices. Huge portions and a bottle of wine, all for... More 

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Thank Matt J
Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This restaurant had great authentic Italian food. I had the fettuccine alfredo, with peas and cream. It was the best fettuccine alfredo I have ever had. The service was also as good as the food. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank BillF130
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We stopped by here while walking the streets of Auburn on a Friday night on a whim. This place was authentically Italian down to the little sitting area out front of the restaurant, exactly how an Italian restaurant is in Italy. I had a special ravioli dish that was superb, my wife had some other pasta dish that was perfect,... More 

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Thank MrZoob
Amsterdam, New York
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Nice find in downtown Auburn. Pizza and antipasto were excellent! Restaurant was very busy so service was a little slow but we enjoyed our meal.

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Thank 796jbm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Bambino's is an unassuming, cafe type bistro with a beautiful patio, fantastic food, and more than a little home-like ambience attached to it. The service can, at times, be a bit slower than one might hope for but this place is proof that good things come to those who wait (but just a little one! 😉) The pasta is ALWAYS... More 

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Thank JojobethOnTheMove
Levittown, New York
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

nice place good service clean and attractive reasonable price limited selection all in all a very nice place

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Thank Jerry H
Rochester, New York
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96 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Because TripAdvisor's top-rated restaurants in Auburn had few vegetarian selections, we just drove around looking for someplace to eat and fortunately happened upon Bambino's. They served heated bread, which my wife liked but I didn't, with oil that I thought had way too much oregano in it. That's the last complaint. We split a salad special that they ought to... More 

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Auburn, New York
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stopped in for Italian food before going to Lights in Piazza. What a wonderful meal! We had the chicken marsella and it melted in your mouth. Price was reasonable and the wine was excellent. We had a Reisling which was crisp and no oaky taste. Good size glass for the price. A must if you are in Auburn and... More 

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Montvale, New Jersey
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We visit this restaurant each time we are in Auburn or the surrounding towns. It's always a good choice for our family. The food is authentic Italian cuisine prepared with a great deal of care. The restaurant has a nice, quiet atmosphere with an attentive but not "hovering" staff. Another reviewer talked about how the staff didn't understand or speak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 Genesee St, Auburn, NY 13021-3615
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: 315-255-3385

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?