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Lombardo Ristorante

1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2747
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Ranked #3 of 905 Restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $18 - $43
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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DeWitt, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It is Sunday and we are returning home after a family wedding celebration. Our first event after arriving on Friday was the rehearsal dinner at Lombardo Ristorante. From the first instant upon arrival with the Valet parking to the superb and attentive bar tenders we knew we were in for a treat. Starting off with three different appetizers led to... More

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124 reviews 124 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is THE place to come for a fine dining experience. From the valet parking, to the friendly staff and owners, to the excellent food, Lombardo is top notch. They have a great variety of cocktails, wines, and beers to start. The appetizers are fantastic and unique; we had the antipasto and the figs. Both were excellent choices and different... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We love this restaurant. It has consistently good food and good service. I order the lobster ravioli every time because it is the best in buffalo. There is also an outdoor patio which is perfect for summer dining

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Buffalo, New York
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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212 reviews 212 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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119 reviews 119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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