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Lombardo's Italian American

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

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  • 42
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 22
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  • 13
    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
Authentic Italian

Lombardo's has been in Lancaster for many years and I have eaten there many times. Great Italian food..the whole deal!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Martha H
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Lombardo's has been in Lancaster for many years and I have eaten there many times. Great Italian food..the whole deal!

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Thank Martha H
Lancaster, PA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I love the lasagna at Lombardo's!! Plus the owner is super-friendly and accommodating. We have let him know when we're coming for special events, like my daughter's graduation, and he prepares a special menu just for her, based on what he knows she will like. I know he also does similar nice touches for other special events as well.

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1 Thank imzwinner
LivesWithDogs, Owner at Lombardo's Italian American, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words. Many of our regular customers enjoy our three meat lasagna. The recipe originates from our home region of Calabria. We also enjoy creating the special menus for the many private parties held at Lombardo's. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I was a bit disappointed with this restaurant for several reasons. Four of us dined here on weekend evening with the other couple treating because they had gift certificates won at a fundraising event. Even though this was the beginning of a weekend, signature dishes were not available. I am not sure how an Italian restaurant runs out of escargot,... More 

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Thank RoBoTeq
LivesWithDogs, Owner at Lombardo's Italian American, responded to this review

Thank you very much for dining at Lombardo's! I am very sorry you were unable to try our traditional garlic butter escargot. They are very popular to our guests who mention how few restaurants still take the time to make them like Lombardo's. We were having an escargot shell supply issue. That issue has been resolved. We apologize that your... More 

The Villages, FL
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We drove from Florida just to eat at our favorite Italian Restaurant. We think that their Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan, Cannelloni, and their homemade Rum Cake are excellent.

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1 Thank Roy F
LivesWithDogs, Owner at Lombardo's Italian American, responded to this review

Thank you Roy for your long time support of Lombardo's. We have enjoyed getting to know many of our regular customers since we opened in 1946. We appreciate hearing the kind words when you are here. We also appreciate you sharing the comments to our future customers! Thank you for taking the time. More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

First disappointment was their not having any escargot appetizer. They brought our entree' sides with the appetizer! The Caesar salad was unedible. ...sweet dressing and wilted lettuce. Entree was fair. Service very mediocre. We will not return there.

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Thank Lisa S
Lancaster PA
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Been coming to Lombardo's since the 1970s. Love the lasagna, meatballs, ravioli, mozzarella sticks, hot sausage, chicken parm.

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Thank LancasterTwpGuy
LivesWithDogs, Owner at Lombardo's Italian American, responded to this review

Mark, Thank you for being part of the Lombardo Family of Regular Customers. We appreciate seeing you for both take outs and dine in experiences. The menu items you enjoy most, are some of our biggest sellers! Thank you very much for taking the time to suggest great items for a first time visitor to try! See you soon! More 

Denver, Co
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The worst meal I have had in at least 2 years. second generation and being open since 1946 made us feel we were in for a great meal. The Fried Mozzerlla and bread was very good and it was down hill from there. The salad was bad and the dressing worse. My Dad had the Veal Parm which he could... More 

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Thank sdmdenver
California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Great experience from making the initial reservation to the completion of the dinner, A+! I was looking for a restaurant for a large group of hungry young men following a soccer match at F & M College. We were all very pleasantly surprised at the hospitality, service and quality of food that Lombardos offered to our group. Mike Lombardo contacted... More 

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Thank CalGal+4
LivesWithDogs, Owner at Lombardo's Italian American, responded to this review

Thank you Coach! We enjoyed having you and your team dine at Lombardo's. We are happy to present the "Special Menus" for team dinners. We have hosted soccer, basketball, field hockey, baseball, and swim teams. We will be sure to keep you informed if we can figure out how to guarantee a win after dining at Lombardo's! More 

Pearland, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

After a long day of traveling this restaurant was fantastic. The wait staff was superb and catered to our every need/want. The gnocchi was the best I have ever had. The owner came to our table to make sure everything was ok. I highly recommend this restaurant for a casual and relaxing dining experience.

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Thank Rick N
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

The best Italian restaurant in Lancaster. Awesome escargot, garlic bread. Caesar salad is very good also. Their sauce is very good and their spicy sausage is excellent. The prices are fair , not too high just right. The bar area is my favorite, meet people and great service.

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Thank PASSTHEJACK

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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, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?