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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 - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Established in 1975, 40 years and 3 generations later Ristorante Lombardo...
Established in 1975, 40 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mostly very good

We went to Lombardo Ristorante on 1/9/16 in a party of four. The food quality was excellent as was the service . My only negative observation regarding the food was that my serving of gnocchi was not generous. All the other entrees ordered appeared more than sufficient. My other criticism ( which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Buffalo, NY
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Buffalo, NY
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Lombardo Ristorante on 1/9/16 in a party of four. The food quality was excellent as was the service . My only negative observation regarding the food was that my serving of gnocchi was not generous. All the other entrees ordered appeared more than sufficient. My other criticism ( which probably annoys very few other people) is that... More 

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Thank richBuffalo
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124 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first dinner at Lombardo's in several years, for my birthday, was wonderful, and unlike many newer restaurants, has acoustics that allow for conversation, even with a group of six at a nearby table. It will be a lot sooner than "several years" for our next dinner at Lombardos'.

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Thank William N
Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are looking for an Italian meal with some ambiance, this is the restaurant to consider trying on Hertel Ave. Food was excellent, staff and service equally good and overall very nice place. This would be a great place for a special occasion meal or business meeting. More on the pricey side but worth it.

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Thank northernlights40
Williamsville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

To start we got to the restaurant about 1/2 hour before our reservation but were able to be seated right away which was nice. We were greeted by our server within minutes of being seated. The three of us all had separate entrees, myself I had the lobster ravioli and they were so good, very sweet taste to the lobster... More 

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Thank Lauren D
East Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We were very disappointed last visit and were not sure if we wanted to return. We did and on New Year's Eve. We were very pleased with our choice. Our server was top notch and our food even better. The menu, although a special holiday menu, was very nice and offered something for all of us. Our food was served... More 

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East Amherst, New York
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Lomardo's is the place for a special occasion, a weekend dinner or a holiday celebration. Actually. you should go anytime you can. During the holiday season they offer a daily lunch. We visited prior to a BPO Classic Christmas concert which has become a tradition. The food is excellent and service very attentive. Valet parking available. There is a wide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Friday is the only day Lombardos serves lunch. It is a teriffic way to experience this truly exceptional restaurant at a bargen price.

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Thank JohnVar
Buffalo, New York
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It just doesn't get any better! Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen in most cities including Buffalo. Lombardo's is an experience with Italian food. The service is the best in town and the food is amazing. No spaghetti and meatballs. The pasta course is special with lobster ravioli made in house. The entrees are remarkable. I think the best... More 

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Thank Fliesler
Mechanicsburg, pa
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We recently had dinner here on a Saturday night with family. The entire experience was top shelf. I asked the waiter about two different pastas and he suggested a half order of each since he couldn't decide which was better. His suggestion was perfect. The others had ravioli and steaks and they were excellent as well. It is a bit... More 

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Thank PSUkids
Toronto, ON
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We have been trying out new venues on our frequent jaunts to Buffalo. This weekend went to Lombardo Ristorante. We had planned on eating at the bar but a table was found for us(we had called late for a reservation). The service was superb both at the bar and in the dining room. Classic jazz playing softly complimented the ambiance... 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 11 - 44
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

Established in 1975, 40 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 - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?