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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, 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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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 11
    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
Very good meal that just missed being great

The three of us came here for dinner on Mother's Day. It's a warm (as in friendly), traditional Italian restaurant with an historic vibe and very professional service. Valet parking is available. In honor of the holiday, moms were presented with a single long stem red rose, which was a lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Ellen B
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Endwell, New York
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Endwell, New York
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The three of us came here for dinner on Mother's Day. It's a warm (as in friendly), traditional Italian restaurant with an historic vibe and very professional service. Valet parking is available. In honor of the holiday, moms were presented with a single long stem red rose, which was a lovely touch. Our server, Sarah, was very friendly, professional and... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Went to Buffalo for dinner with two friends and selected Lombardo's based on Trip Advisor recommendations. What a great choice. Everything about this place is first-class. The staff is very professional, friendly, engaging, and really seemed to enjoy providing a true dining experience. It started with the free valet parking and continued throughout the evening. The decor is classy not... More 

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Caeur D Alene
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318 reviews 318 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Free valet parking available. Great service. From the hostess to the busboy Bar area is groovy with amazing people. Music was perfect from volume to choice. Eric my bartender was very helpful. Great with the recommendations and so attentive. Food is perfect. Tasty with human sized European portions. Had the figs with prochutto. Great. Then followed with awesome pasta and... More 

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Toronto, ON
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We took my mom here for her birthday. It was a lovely restaurant. The decor was very classy. The service was very attentive and professional, but not pretentious. The food was outstanding, particularly the Caesar salad (made table-side). We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here.

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Buffalo, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We dined at Lombardo's during restaurant week and were so impressed that we brought a couple there for their wedding anniversary a few weeks later. What I didn't realize was the extent of the dining limitations and the fussy nature of the couple. Lombardo's offers a broad menu but no one entrée satisfied the needs of our one guest. Our... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

They accommodated (by reservation of course) and eight top for my birthday. I was blown away and impressed by the staff and the atmosphere, and the food was delicious. I strongly recommend this wonderful Italian restaurant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

First time visiting this establishment. It was my wife's birthday. We couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate her special day. The host was very hospitable. The food was amazing and the waitress (Julie) was "THE BEST". I would recommend this true Italian restaurant to anyone visiting Buffalo, New York.

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Buffalo, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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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?