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Lombardo Ristorante

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1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
+1 716-873-4291
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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, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
My favorite italian restaurant

Lombardo`s is where I like to dine for my birthday or anniversary. The menu is always wonderful...with many evening specials. White linen service and friendly knowledgeable servers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Susanne M
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lombardo`s is where I like to dine for my birthday or anniversary. The menu is always wonderful...with many evening specials. White linen service and friendly knowledgeable servers.

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Pelham Manor, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

What a treat Lombardo Ristorante proved to be when we stopped in Buffalo, looking for a place to have lunch. We found it through a google search and googled the directions, which took us through a very depressed section of the city. As the neighborhoods began to change, we saw Lombardo; it looked like an oasis among largely storefront businesses,... More 

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Amherst, NY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We ate at Lombardo's last week for my 50th birthday celebration. The big one!! My husband made reservations 3 weeks in advance. The last time we were at Lombardo's was about 10 years ago. The food was incredible and the service was impeccable. We always bragged about the surf and turf being the best anywhere. Fast forward 10 years. When... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We go to Lombardo's 1-2 times a month. We have never had a bad meal or experience. The ambiance is great and its nice to have a place that you can dress up if you want on a Saturday night. Food is delicious and the staff is very accomadating. Great bar and friendly bartenders.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is an awesome Italian restaurant with the ABEST service we have seen in a long time. Our server (Carlene) was the most awesome blend of uber attentive and completely invisible .When they heard we were just married, they treated us to prosecco for a toast! Try the Fig appetizer (wrapped in prosciutto every bite a delight to the senses.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Lombardo's is an experience unlike many other in the world, let alone Buffalo. The atmosphere in Lombardo's is the first thing that you will notice. Perfect for a date night or a family dinner. Tommy Lombardo, the owner, will make every customer feel right at home. The menu holds a plethora of different Italian dishes; from brick oven pizzas to... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Food, service, and ambience is excellent. For the quality and perfectly prepared food, the prices are very reasonable. Quiet dining room allows for conversation. Thus one of the best restaurants in Buffalo.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food was great and the atmosphere makes you think of how it was back in the day before restaurants just wanted to turn over tables. Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have dined at Lombardos on a few occasions over the years, but our last experience left a bad taste in our mouths. The waiter was asked about wine choices and strongly encouraged us to purchase a bottle of wine "made especially for Lombardos". We had explained the style of wine we sought (oaky Chardonnay) and this wine was absolutely... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

It is my first trip to Buffalo. As usual I checked the Trip Advisor and scored again. The food quality is superb. Grilled octopus as an appetizer is must try , especially for people who are used to chewy octopus. Shrimp scampi and veal were excellent. Special thanks to Carleen who is very knowledgeable and proud of the ristorante. It... 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 to 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?