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Lombardo Ristorante

1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2747
716-873-4291
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Ranked #4 of 899 restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $18 - $43
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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English first
Toronto
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Great ambience, friendly servers. Wonderful special occasion eatery. Food disappointed us however. To be fair we might have gone on an off night. Steak ordered medium rare overcooked to well done. We declined offer to replace since other diner was already started.

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Buffalo, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My wife and I have been dining at Lombardo for many years now. As my wife stated just this past week when we were here for restaurant week, "I could order anything and even if I didn't like the ingredients, the dish would still be great!" Presentation and taste is always top notch. Entrees are pricey but you are getting... More

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Orchard Park, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We had a group of five dine at Lombardo Ristorante last night during restaurant week. It is sometimes difficult to gauge a place since this week is unusually busy with specials offered by restaurants across Buffalo. Complementary valet parking and an immediate sense of welcoming when you enter the building greeted by the maitre D (owner? I am not sure).... More

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Rochester, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Chose this place based on the ratings and I can say we were definitely not disappointed. The staff was professional, polite, courteous and well presented. Our waiter was familiar with the dishes, made good recommendations, and helped us to move our meal along as we had concert tickets. I had the pork chop special and it definitely was one of... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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87 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The self-styled "best restaurant" in Buffalo certainly does fancy itself and that could be a put off in terms of pretentiousness, but the staff are very friendly and so service is great. We went for three courses with a mix of their "3 for $33" offer and the a la carte. We both had pork belly and poached egg to... More

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The food was great and the service outstanding . The restaurant has a wonderful ambience and great energy. We had a beautiful night. Loved the clams, filet , and lobster ravioli . The portions are perfect ! Excellent wine selection !

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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Exceptional Dining experience with outstanding food and service ; highly recommend! Reservation recommended - amazing wine list and menu - Chef is amazing with wonderful attention to detail

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Buffalo, NY
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Not purely for the food - which is outstanding - and not only for the terrific drinks (a very fairly priced wine list with unusual, worthy selections and possibly the best bartender in town), but mostly because of the grace and deftness of the Lombardo family, who make every guest feel welcome and comfortable in exceedingly gracious surroundings. It feels... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

Second to none in all of WNY The food, service, and ambiance were all top notch. Very attentive staff without over doing it. Wine list was great!!

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New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Having been here before with a great experience previously, when we came back to Buffalo I knew we had to stop here. Service is traditional fine dining. Very polite, informative, and experienced. There was even a sommelier walking around. The meals were wonderful. Many of the items are prepared freshly in house. I loved the Banaofee Pie. Divine. All of... More

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