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Lombardino's Restaurant

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2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813 (Highland Ave)
+1 608-238-1922
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was hands down the best Italian restaurant I've been to. The service was outstanding, and the food was even better.

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Thank Jenny T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In the entrance, there is a sign saying that the restaurant was elected the best Italian restaurant in the city. I agree. The food is very good, the staff is polite and very attentive. The place is agreeable. I deeply recommend the restaurant for pasta lovers!

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Thank Juliana L
Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
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260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well we visited this place one week ago and the whole experience was good although the restaurant was full and we needed to sit on the bar area .We tried the Sangria and Calamari Fritti as appetizers and antipasti and later we ordered as main dishes the Spaghetti alla Bolognese and the 8 oz Juniper Brined Jordandal Farm Pork Shop... More 

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Thank ISRAEL29
Galena, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is outstanding! The service is great! Ambiance charming! Come here, or don't so we can get a table:) This is in our top 3 spots when visiting Madison and we always have a great experience.

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Thank NurseAround
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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235 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually don't give a restaurant an Excellent rating without an fantastic food experience, but our service at the bar was so exceptional (and our meal was very good!) that it this dinner is deserving of an Excellent rating. The fact that my sister knows the Lombardino's staff pretty well clearly made a difference, but I hope everyone enjoys similar... More 

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Thank Jay M
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Pretty Average overall. Interesting Point: the reservation system specifically asked if it was for a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion. What do you get for a birthday? A small plate of nothing with a single tiny candle stuck to the bottom of the plate. Seriously---one small empty plate with one small candle. Whoopee. This was a much better place... More 

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Thank MadisonMan
La Grange, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Happened to stumble upon this place on a business trip and boy am I glad I did. Had a local trout dish that was absolutely killer. The staff couldn't have been nicer and the wine selection was great. I'll be back and you are stupid if you are in Madison and don't go there. Ben the bartender is awesome.

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Thank Daniel M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

The server was super sweet and running like crazy on a busy Friday night n this funky restaurant. The eggplant napoletana was delicious and a half order was plenty. The tagliatelle with mushrooms was so rich it was like dessert. The Gorgonzola stuffed dates - please don't miss these even if you skip dessert. But I would go back just... More 

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Thank Baltomania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Great authentic Italian right across from our hotel. ❤️'d the food and the service:) great wine 🍷 selection and adorable atmosphere. It's loud, like my Italian family dinner. Love it.

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Thank Greta P
Warrenville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Can't beat a Wisconsin supper club, so add in some fabulous Italian food, and you've got a wonderful night.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
    (Highland Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-238-1922
Description
Lombardino"s Restaurant, a staple in Madison, WI since 1952, features a chef driven menu that changes with the seasons. With the 1950's Italian American kitschy decor, one will find excellent, simply made Italian food of the utmost quality in a comfortable neighborhood restaurant setting.

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