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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

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 21
    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:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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English first
Belmont, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The first time was wonderful. The owner Mike made sure we enjoyed. The servings were huge and the hearty meat sauce was perfectly seasoned! Then 2 weeks later we were back from Boston and he helped us serve 60 people at a party.The food was just as good and very reasonably priced. Would not think twice about going back!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I went out for date night. The service was great as was the homemade ravioli, the salmon was cooked to perfection and the Tiramisu was the best we have ever had.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If the owner of Lombardo's will get on Tripadvisor and promise to hire an Italian person to procure and prepare the food in their kitchen you might try it. Otherwise, the food is absolutely terrible. My daughters and I left three quarters of our so called Italian Food on our plates and got out of there as fast as we... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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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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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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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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?