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216 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 394-3749
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
So this is Italian in Lancaster?

Old time landmark for Italian food in Lancaster. The restaurant needs to be updated and it didn't have a upbeat atmosphere. The room was dark and the service was slow. Food was just OK, sauce lacked fresh taste, more like a store prepared sauce.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
dslick2013
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Freehold, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Freehold, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Old time landmark for Italian food in Lancaster. The restaurant needs to be updated and it didn't have a upbeat atmosphere. The room was dark and the service was slow. Food was just OK, sauce lacked fresh taste, more like a store prepared sauce.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We took my aunt and uncle here for their 50th wedding anniversary. This has been their favorite restaurant for 30 years. I called the restaurant several weeks before our reservation and asked if they had a cake or something for the anniversary. I got a no answer and they were not willing to do anything to help in this area.... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This place holds it reputation like its staff and guests, they are rude, slow and unfriendly unless you have been coming since the reviews were good about 25 years ago. The menu is that out of date as in the staff and decor

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I am Italian, so maybe I am more picky than most, but the food here is not good. The pasta sauce tastes canned, the Bolognese had so much ground beef it looked more like a Sloppy Joe over pasta. I tried several times but found every dish on every visit sub par. In the end I decided to stay away.If... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Lombardo's is home away from home for my husband and I, and we thought it was time to write a review. This restaurant has been around since the 1940s (at least), and it has a lot of regular customers for good reason. The atmosphere is relaxed and homey. You will feel as comfortable here dressed for the symphony as you... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

After finishing up from a late evening event, Lombardo's kindly stayed open for us after business hours to accommodate our group. The staff were very friendly and the food was terrific! They even introduced us to an adult beverage "chocolate cake" that was delicious. Thanks so much for staying open for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Every element of the meal showed a touch of pride in the culinary skill of the chef. Very well done! We were the last customer of the evening but they treated us like family.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

While visiting Lancaster for a meeting I had the pleasure to dine at Lombardo's Italian American. Because we knew our meeting was going to end very late, the owner made special arrangements to stay open late just for our group. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming which was appreciated after a very long day of travel & meetings. The customer... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Hubby wanted to treat me to an Italian dinner and not an Olive Garden for a special date night. This was our first (and last) visit. First, the waitress took forever to take our order, then she switched us to another waitress, then she forgot our appetizer and brought it out when we were almost done eating, the chicken parm... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We love Lombardo's and it's been our special place for celebrations since we were engaged there 30 years. I have never had a negative experience there and always good food and a very fair price. We celebrated my daughter's last chemo treatment there and had personal service from one of the original owners Mr. Dave Lombardo. I would highly recommend... More 

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Additional Information about Lombardo's Italian American

Address: 216 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: (717) 394-3749
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Italian, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 216 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: (717) 394-3749

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?