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Lombardino's Restaurant

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2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813 (Highland Ave)
608-238-1922
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Lombardino"s Restaurant, a staple in Madison, WI since 1952, features a...
Lombardino"s Restaurant, a staple in Madison, WI since 1952, features a chef driven menu that changes with the seasons. With the 1950's Italian American kitschy decor, one will find excellent, simply made Italian food of the utmost quality in a comfortable neighborhood restaurant setting.
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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mothers Day dinner

Took the family here as my son goes to UW Madison and still had exams the next week. Service was excellent and prices were reasonable. We all had pasta-2 spaghetti bolognese (good), pasta primavera (good) and a goat cheese ravioli (excellent). Place itself is cute with an Italian feel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
COJOWisconsin
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Germantown, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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126 reviews 126 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Took the family here as my son goes to UW Madison and still had exams the next week. Service was excellent and prices were reasonable. We all had pasta-2 spaghetti bolognese (good), pasta primavera (good) and a goat cheese ravioli (excellent). Place itself is cute with an Italian feel.

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wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Lombardino's had great atmosphere and good food to go with it. On Monday April 27th we arrived about 5:30 or so. The dining room had patrons already seated and some eating. The bar was half full with customers. Husband and I sat at the bar for drinks and also ended up eating at the bar. The restaurant filled up with... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Make a reservation if you want to eat in the dining room, the have a great following and gets packed quickly. Otherwise, if it is not imperative to eat in the dining room, you will have a great time eating at the bar, there a couple of small round tables in the bar area, one sits 3 people, the other... More 

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Lombardino's was our destination for our group of 4 on a Friday night prior to taking in a show. What a great place! It's got a vibe that reminds you of a traditional Italian restaurant of the 50's while delivering quality food and pizza that is up to date with any modern restaurant in town. We were seated immediately and... More 

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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

There were two of us for dinner and we were able to get in quickly. The food is very good and the place is small. I think they usually take reservations but we were lucky that night. There is a nice bar there and the staff is very good.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner here, attentive wait staff, I ordered the eggplant dish which was delicious. Everyone enjoyed their meal and felt well cared-for.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We had a very nice dinner here. Started with calamari and hot olives, which were very good. The calamari was exceptional. Next was Insalata Lombardino which was a simple but excellent fennel salad. Main course was Orecchiette with Sausage which was very good. Others in my group had pizza which looked very appealing. No dessert this time. The service was... More 

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cincinnati
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110 reviews 110 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This review is not a review of the food as I didn't have any. This review is about the service. After driving all day with only a late breakfast we (three of us) arrived at 5:30 p.m. on a cold night after finally finding the place. It's a 'casual' listed restaurant so we didn't have a reservation. When we entered... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Atmosphere was very warm and engaging on a cold Madison, Wisconsin night. Our party ordered 6 oz filet ($31), pizza, and spaghetti, and bean soup. All served very warm. Bean soup and spaghetti a little heavier than I expected. Fillet very good. Pizza crust great. Pizza would be my choice next time. Flourless chocolate cake was wonderful!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Everything about this restaurant is amazing - but top of the list is their food. We are always happy with their frequently changing menu because it's a mix of their customers favorites and new items. Always fresh, seasonally relevant and delicious. Great service - especially at the bar!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
    (Highland Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-238-1922

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Lombardino"s Restaurant, a staple in Madison, WI since 1952, features a chef driven menu that changes with the seasons. With the 1950's Italian American kitschy decor, one will find excellent, simply made Italian food of the utmost quality in a comfortable neighborhood restaurant setting.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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