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Lombardo Ristorante

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1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2747
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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  • 68
    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
Amazing!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
sherry w
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Buffalo, New York
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Buffalo, New York
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Savannah
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Spent a wonderful evening here with John the bartender and Tommy, the son of the owner. It all started out great with Nick, the valet, who went out of his way to be helpful on a very cold night in Buffalo. As I was alone, I sat at the bar. John was very thoughtful and friendly. When I queried him... More 

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Hamburg, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Exceptional food and romantic atmosphere - repeat customers - one of Buffalo's finest Roasted figs are a favorite and the banana cream pie is top!

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Northern CA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This Italian restaurant aims to please and succeeds. The food is varied and prepared with care. The seafood ravioli was a hit with one member of our party. The steak was deemed a hit by another. My salmon was cooked beautifully and with excellent flavor. The bread was warm and delicious. The vegetable side of brussel sprouts was an warm,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2747
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 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?