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Lombardo Ristorante

1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2747
716-873-4291
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Ranked #4 of 907 restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $43
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
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
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English first
Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I live in Buffalo and dine downtown frequently. Lombardo is consistently in my top 5, along with Tempo, Rue Franklin, Hutch's and Left Bank, and over the last year or so has become my overall favorite. I love the atmosphere, the very welcoming and always present owners, Tom and his son Tom Jr, and the service and food are just... More

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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179 reviews 179 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place features exceptionally good Italian food with interesting and some uncommon dishes. The wine list offers some excellent wines. We were there for a business dinner with a large group and the service was both friendly and efficient. The restaurant is not inexpensive, so it is not likely to be an everyday place unless you are on an expense... More

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Newmarket, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We came here on our trip to Buffalo. Party of 3 the food was amazing, the wine was delicious and our server was fantastic. I wish I could remember his name (see comment about delicious wine) He was funny and attentive without hovering. My daughter and I both had veal marsala and her boyfriend had the duck everyone said their... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

On a quick trip south of the border we decided to treat our Mom to a nice Mother's Day dinner after a long day of shopping. I found this restaurant through tripadvisor and have to say that I was not disappointed in the least. We were ten minutes late for our reservation (being from out of town and unfamiliar with... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My wife and I dined here 2 days after our wedding. When I placed the reservation in OpenTable, I told them this and asked that we be seated at one of their best tables. What I got was above and beyond what I expected. It was a Monday night 8:00 reservation so the restaurant was slow. The server sat us... More

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Toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed one night in buffalo and decided to try Lombardo due to the awesome reviews. We were not disappointed! Valet Parking is complimentary ( we still tipped the boy) but for us it new ( we are from Toronto) Restaurant itself is outdated, but very clean, open and cozy. Service is awesome. Even in best of the best restaurants... More

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Buffalo, NY
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117 reviews 117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We have been eating a Ristorante Lombardo every Mother's day for the past 3 to 4 years. We return because the food and service is very good and because my mother is Italian and enjoys good Italian food. We started our dinner with a couple of starter, the grilled octopus and a beet and avocado salad. The octopus was a... More

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Toronto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Great ambience, friendly servers. Wonderful special occasion eatery. Food disappointed us however. To be fair we might have gone on an off night. Steak ordered medium rare overcooked to well done. We declined offer to replace since other diner was already started.

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Buffalo, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My wife and I have been dining at Lombardo for many years now. As my wife stated just this past week when we were here for restaurant week, "I could order anything and even if I didn't like the ingredients, the dish would still be great!" Presentation and taste is always top notch. Entrees are pricey but you are getting... More

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Orchard Park, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We had a group of five dine at Lombardo Ristorante last night during restaurant week. It is sometimes difficult to gauge a place since this week is unusually busy with specials offered by restaurants across Buffalo. Complementary valet parking and an immediate sense of welcoming when you enter the building greeted by the maitre D (owner? I am not sure).... More

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