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“A wow experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lombardo Ristorante

Lombardo Ristorante
1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
+1 716-873-4291
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Ranked #1 of 819 Restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $43
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, 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
PITTSBURGH
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A wow experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Our first time at this establishment. What a treat! Great food. Great service. Lewis took wonderful care of us. We could not ask for any better. We will be back.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Portland, Maine
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319 reviews 319 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
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“PERFECTION!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Can't imagine a more perfect dining experience - it even starts with the friendly and professional valet parking your car (a sign of great things to come...believe it or not) - and Tom Lombardo couldn't possibly be more warm, gracious, and accommodating. Without going into particulars (or specific dishes) the service was IMPECCABLE (Louis - or was it Lewis - was spot on and extremely personable) as was the pacing of the meal which itself was - among the many courses and dishes we all had (6 people in total) - beyond reproach.

I can easily see why this is one of the very best that Buffalo has to offer, simply because it is.

Congratulations to Lombardo Ristorante and especially to Tom Lombardo for a job (a labor of love) extremely well done.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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buffalo
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Birthday Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wonderful dinner, as always.....Whenever there is a special occasion, I will pick Lombardo's. They didn't disappoint. Today I celebrated my birthday and had an awesome dinner. Great service. Thank you Carleen.....We will be back. I love that they are always changing and making dinner interesting. Love the 3 for $33 option....

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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68 restaurant reviews
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“consistently our favorite Buffalo restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The menu is interesting and always changing. Local foods are highlighted. Tom Lombardo is the ultimate host, John the ultimate bartender. This is our go-to place to take out of town guests, and they consistently say it's their best restaurant experience in Buffalo. And, it's our favorite place for just the two of us. Not to be missed.

Visited April 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Superb food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We were passing through Buffalo and chose Lombardo for our dinner stop. What a great decision! As others have noted, the table-side Caesar is fabulous - one of the very best I've ever had. Our entrees were also wonderful and our server could not have been friendlier or more helpful. The dining room is lovely and muted, and the wine selection was very good and fairly priced.

All in all, a great spot.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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