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Lombardo Ristorante

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1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
+1 716-873-4291
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Established in 1975, 38 years and 3 generations later Ristorante Lombardo...
Established in 1975, 38 years and 3 generations later Ristorante Lombardo has evolved into one of the regions best and most authentic Italian restaurants. Our seasonally changing menu features original creations inspired by regional Italian preparations, including fresh handmade pastas, house cured meats, hand pulled mozzarella, wood-fired thin crust pizzas, house made decadent desserts and more. In the summer months be sure to join us for dining al fresco on the city's best patio. And while the menu and the decor of the restaurant has surely changed over the years the hospitality that we've become known for surely has not. We'd genuinely love to have you in our restaurant and hope you can make it soon!- The Lombardo's
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Outdoor seating

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Setting a New Service Standard

We dined at Lombardo's during restaurant week and were so impressed that we brought a couple there for their wedding anniversary a few weeks later. What I didn't realize was the extent of the dining limitations and the fussy nature of the couple. Lombardo's offers a broad menu but no one entrée... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Gary003
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Buffalo, New York
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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Buffalo, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We dined at Lombardo's during restaurant week and were so impressed that we brought a couple there for their wedding anniversary a few weeks later. What I didn't realize was the extent of the dining limitations and the fussy nature of the couple. Lombardo's offers a broad menu but no one entrée satisfied the needs of our one guest. Our... More 

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Buffalo, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

They accommodated (by reservation of course) and eight top for my birthday. I was blown away and impressed by the staff and the atmosphere, and the food was delicious. I strongly recommend this wonderful Italian restaurant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

First time visiting this establishment. It was my wife's birthday. We couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate her special day. The host was very hospitable. The food was amazing and the waitress (Julie) was "THE BEST". I would recommend this true Italian restaurant to anyone visiting Buffalo, New York.

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Buffalo, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went to celebrate our anniversary & did it up big! This was our 1st time there & it did not disappoint! Excellent wine list. We had the octopus app, split the lobster ravioli, veal chop & the fazzoletti. Everything was delicious. For desert we split a flight of exceptional grappa's. Our server Susan was perfect. She was knowledgable &... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have come here many times over the years with friends mostly to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. Lombardo's is ALWAYS great for an upscale delicious meal and wonderful service (PLUS you can get dressed up for this restaurant and not feel out of place). It's also nice in warmer weather to be able to sit outside in their patio area.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Best tiramisu in Buffalo by far. Restaurant week menu was a steal--monkfish was absolutely delicious. Lovely service and delicious food made for an excellent Friday date night!

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Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lombardo Ristorante a traditional Italian dining experience. Everyone makes you feel welcomed. The service is excellent as well as the food. Whenever we are looking for a romantic evening out we go to Lombardo. Atmosphere here lends itself for a wonderful "date night" with spouse or date.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Overall ambiance is great. First class service from the moment you walk in to the moment you walk out. Tom Sr. and Tom Jr. have created an exceptional dining experience. Then you get your food! Table side caeser salads are amazing. Their stuffed banana peppers are delicious with just the right amount of heat. Entrees are always way above par.... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Professional Administrative Day.... Excellent choice! Great service, good food, nice atmosphere. Able to accommodate a large group

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Buffalo, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We travel to New York City four times a year; we travel to Italy once a year; and we have been to Europe 45 times. We have dined at two of the top ten restaurants as ranked by The Travel Channel. The dinner we had at Lombardo's Ristorante last evening was one of the best dinners we ever had -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-873-4291

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 43
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Established in 1975, 38 years and 3 generations later Ristorante Lombardo has evolved into one of the regions best and most authentic Italian restaurants. Our seasonally changing menu features original creations inspired by regional Italian preparations, including fresh handmade pastas, house cured meats, hand pulled mozzarella, wood-fired thin crust pizzas, house made decadent desserts and more. In the summer months be sure to join us for dining al fresco on the city's best patio. And while the menu and the decor of the restaurant has surely changed over the years the hospitality that we've become known for surely has not. We'd genuinely love to have you in our restaurant and hope you can make it soon!- The Lombardo's
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 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?