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Lombardino's Restaurant

2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
608-238-1922
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Ranked #59 of 823 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Highland Ave
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Sugar Land, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a nice meal on a Sunday night at this restaurant. The service was a bit slow getting started but we were not in a hurry. Our dishes included the ravioli with lamb, eggplant and scallop dishes. Everyone enjoyed the meal. It is not inexpensive but this was a rare family get together and a good choice for us.... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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172 reviews 172 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Really fun old world "east coast" Italian restaurant food. Okay - before I go any further - the food was fantastic. Now for the story . . . my co-woker and I needed a place for a late night meal. To plan our talk for a conference the next day. We arrived at 8 pm and were greeted with a... More

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

On our trip back to Madison we went back to Lombardinos. My steak was great with lots of flavor. Maybe a little too much fat but then it's a ribeye. My wife had the seafood pasta and she loved it. Parking isn't as easy as it used to be but the restaurant was busy so I guess everyone found a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Visited for Restaurant Week and received excellent food and excellent value. Three cources for dinner for only $25.00. Coming from Chicago, that's a real deal!

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Yum! My husband used to eat here years ago and wanted me to experience it. So glad that we did. From the outside to the minute you walk in the door, you feel like you have stepped back in time to an elegant but hip supper club. The bar is small and dimly lit - great 60's feel. The decor... More

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I went to Lombardino's years ago as a student and went back this past weekend for a walk down memory lane. Much to my surprise, it was better than I remembered. Under new ownership it has become a neighborhood fixture, crowded with local diners even at early hours. And it has done this while retaining all the ambiance of an... More

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Madison, WI
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a large group and the service was spectacular. Never waited for a thing. Everyone loved their food. Of special note was the prosciutto and spring pea bruschetta, orecchiette With Fraboni’s sausage & rapini, and the pan-seared Walleye. Felt a bit pricey - but the food certainly was good.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Loved everything especially the specials! Nice homey atmosphere, varied menu, unpretentious. Simple recipe for success. Good food, done well, impeccable service.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

On a business trip with five people. We asked for suggestions and many people said Lombardino's was the place to go. Service was good, parking was tough, and the food was average as everyone in our party agreed. Sorry folks maybe it's cause we are east coast people but it was about the same a Olive Garden. Not that it's... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We were not pleased with the food, prices and choices. Haven't been there for some time, we moved and not convent to get there. No simple spaghetti and meatballs with a tasty sauce. Instead it was some awful tasting stuff and a cup of not fresh grated cheese on it. For $17 there was no salad. The prices were way... More

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