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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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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Celebrate!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Jan S
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1 review
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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My wife and I were part of a group of friends out for a Saturday evening dinner. Our reservation was for 6:00, but when we arrived, we had to wait because our table had been given to someone else. When everyone in our group had been served but me, the waitress indicated that she would go to find out where... More 

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182 reviews 182 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Having established a Christmas Eve tradition several years ago of eating at Lombardo's, we took friends with us this year. It's not always easy finding a place open on Christmas Eve but Lombardo's traditionally has seating available until 6 p.m. Like we have for many years, our friends thoroughly enjoyed the food here. We enjoyed appetizers of mozzarella frittos (homemade),... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This type of Italian food is why the cuisine came to be known as heavy, and why the menu doesn't seem to have changed since 1946 when the restaurant opened. The veal in the Parmesan patty was hockey puck thick with a slice of cheese and a heavy red sauce. Others in our party had the osso buco special which... More 

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Millersville, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Had dinner with friends last night at Lombardo's and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The service was very good, the bread and salad top-notch, but the highlight was the lasagna. Every bite was scrumptious and surprising. Sometimes I would get sausage, sometimes pepperoni, beef, mushrooms and/or peppers.It tasted just as good the next day reheated in my microwave.There was a nice... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We were in Lancaster for a conference, hungry for Italian food. Lombardo's was recommended by the desk clerk at the Marriott. We are so pleased. Friendly, helpful staff. We were greeted by the owner, Mike Lombardo. He takes so much pride in his business. Food was excellent. Everything was homemade. Topped off my meal with lemon creme brûlée, outstanding. Wish... More 

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Yorkville, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Lombardos is an enjoyable restaurant to visit. The staff is very friendly and the italian food is authentic. The restaurant looks typical old school but we found it to be clean and comfortable. The bread is delicious and they have a house made sweet and sour dressing that is great. The fresh veal was so tender anjd tasty.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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110 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

The hotel recommended this Italian restaurant. I consider myself an Italian food critic as I make so e good stuff and can usually tell if it's good or not. I always take negative reviews with a grain of salt, however, many are right on. The marinara sauce was not good at all. No flavor and was a thick tomato soup.... More 

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Lancaster, PA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We've eaten here twice this year, both times the food was excellent, but the wait staff - who have probably been there forever - should take a course on how to be pleasant. Our waiter pretty much tossed our utensils at us, grumbled about tipping here via credit card and then threw after dinner mints on the table for each... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Came here based on recommendations from our in-laws. Décor could definitely use an upgrade as it's a somewhat depressing dining room with very outdated furniture and walls. Bad water stains on the ceiling are not very inviting either. All in all a very drab restaurant that could look quite nice with a renovation. The food was better than expected in... More 

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?