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Lombardo's Italian American

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216 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2937
(717) 394-3749
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Philadelphia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lombardo's is my families "go to" Italian restaurant in Lancaster. When the kids come home from college, Lombardo's is always on our short list. Drinks are icy-cold, She-Crab Soup is exceptional and salads are fresh. My family favors the Veal Parm. Patty, the Gnocchi and the Cheese Ravioli. We have never tried the desserts as we are always too full... More 

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Thank Taisia
Jeannette, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here one evening since I was in the mood for Italian food. I ate in the bar area since I was dining alone. There were a lot of choices on the menu, both Italian and standard fare. I had a salad and the manicotti. Both were good, but nothing outstanding. The bar filled up pretty fast and it... More 

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Thank Billpa
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not a place for a stirred martini;food good but nothing special. filling pasta, plate full;fresh but ok salad.

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Thank WistarHamilton
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worst Italian restaurant experience of my life. I had chicken Parmesan; it wasn't bad but the sauce was atrocious - watery and flavorless. Girlfriend's spaghetti was also watery with odd tasting meatballs. Service was nonexistent. Not one dish was removed from our table during the entire meal. We had to stack our empty appetizer, soup, salad and entrée dishes up... More 

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Thank Paul M
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This place has been here for as long as I can remember having gone there throughout my childhood. The food is not like Olive Garden or other "chain" types it's fresh good down home Italian. We ordered the chicken Parmesan, veal Parmesan, spaghetti and beef ravioli and were served more than we could eat in 1 sitting. The bread and... More 

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Thank Heather D
lititz
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is one of the "survivors". It has been a Lancaster fixture for decades, and still attracts a good following. While a few other Italian restaurants (not pizza places - true restaurants) have gone out of business (Italian Villa, for example), this place has stood the test of time. Also, it is one of the few places that serve shad... More 

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Thank rick d
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Wow! We made reservations here for Mother's day and it was just perfect! Our food, the service and quieter atmosphere were wonderful! Cannot wait to go back again!

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Thank michellelynnp
Donora, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

First time dining experience could not have been better! Met by Mike who was wonderful assisting us with menu and taking the time to orient us to how food is prepared. Dinner was served quickly and expertly. Waitress was fantastic and very attentive. Food was exceptional. Best dining experience of our trip. Will definitely go out of the way to... More 

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Thank valerie s
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Our table was not ready until 30 minutes after our reservation-- but it was a Saturday night and the manager kept checking in with us. But then it got very bad. We were seated at our table. We waited 15-20 minutes before we were given menus. We waited another 5 minutes before we were given water. Then we waited another... More 

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Thank MSSwhy
Eat_Drink_Italian, Owner at Lombardo's Italian American, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing to dine with us. Thank you as well for informing us of your experience. I apologize for the unusually long wait times. I can assure you this is not a typical Lombardo's experience. Yes we were very busy, but we must always do our best to ensure our customers are served properly. We do... More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

My son was getting married and being we didn't live in Pennsylvania we had the task of finding a restaurant to have the rehearsal dinner. Being on a budget we called probably 7-8 restaurants and the cost of having a rehearsal dinner was just as much as having the wedding. My husband came across Lombardo's restaurant so we decided to... More 

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Thank doriepilbin
Eat_Drink_Italian, Owner at Lombardo's Italian American, responded to this review

Congratulations again to your son and new daughter-in-law! Thank you so much for the wonderful comments! Everyone of our staff enjoys the wedding rehearsals. The mood is always festive and fun. Thank you for sharing your experience with others. It was our pleasure to help! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2937
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: (717) 394-3749

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?