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Lombardino's Restaurant

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2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
+1 608-238-1922
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“eggplant” (23 reviews)
“pizza” (39 reviews)
“salad” (26 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
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Reviewed November 18, 2016 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.

Thank NurseAround
Reviewed November 16, 2016

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...More

Thank Jay M
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....More

Thank MadisonMan
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...More

2  Thank Daniel M
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 -...More

Thank Baltomania
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.

Thank Greta P
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.

Thank Robertnorris0656
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Had their classic Italian sausage pasta dish- it was delicious. My husband had an Italian sausage pizza and that was amazingly good. Decor is still from over 30 years ago, but that's a good thing, as it adds to the old school atmosphere and feeling...More

Thank KatieBKatieB
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Lombardino's was one of my wife's favorites from her college days (back when "grandma L" still ran it and gave students lunchtime deals. Anyway, we had dinner there recently and it was still quite good. No reservation, so we could only sit in the bar...More

Thank KV-MKE
Reviewed August 21, 2016

stopped in early on Saturday at 5PM, hoping we could grab a quick dinner. Did not realize that reservations are essentially required. We were offered a seat at the bar, but this doesn't work for 2 kids. This is a fancier place. Make reservations or...More

Thank ilBuckeye
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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