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Lombardo Ristorante

1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2747
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Ranked #3 of 919 Restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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, Late Night
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
Hamburg, New York
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21 reviews 21 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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Buffalo, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I had been looking forward to going here after reading all the reviews, and I'm sorry but I don't know what all the fuss is about. The ambience of the restaurant is nice, yes. Dinner was ok, but the food is overpriced in my opinion. I got a beet & avocado salad - the side bowl of dressing took up... More 

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Williamsville, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Once again last weekend we went with another couple to Ristorante Lombardo on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo to experience a truly exquisite dining experience. We were greeted as usual by the very attentive and smiling parking attendant and inside by Tom Lombardo who asked if we'd like a cocktail at the bar before dinner. This bartender makes the BEST Cosmopolitan... More 

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I come here to visit, regularly, from New Jersey and ate at Lombardo's with friends. Now, I make it a point to come especially to go to Lombardo's just to eat! Great restaurant, professional staff and wonderful owner...he walks around and makes sure everyone is comfortable. Class!!!

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Buffalo, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

We were seated in a booth with a lovely view of white holiday lights which imparted a festive feeling. Our server was very efficient, explained the menu but was not intrusive. They offer a 3 course meal for $33. We chose to order off the ala carte menu. Started with a Caesar salad for 2 prepared table side. It was... More 

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Tonawnada, ny
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

expensive not that good I would skip it. Just so many better choices in buffalo. Gone down hill over the years.

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alma, mi
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was a bit more expensive than I would have liked - you're paying for each course, including vegetables. But I have to say that the food was excellent, starting with the delicious scallop appetizer. The ambiance was excellent - nice decor, music playing but no problem conversing at normal volume. Professional service from valet and coat check on up.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

From the chicken liver pate to the salmon to the cheese and port for dessert that the server recommend ...fantastic! I will be back.

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Webster, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

So many choices and everything we had was excellent. Veal Marsala and Caesar salad was fantastic and short rib ravioli was great as well. Had a seafood appetizer with shrimp, scallops, octopus, and some chopped veggies. Absolutely delish! I'd definitely go back.

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Additional Information about Lombardo Ristorante

Address: 1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2747
Phone Number: 716-873-4291
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
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
Average Prices: USD 18 - 43
Cuisine: Italian

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