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Trombino's Bistro Italiano

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$$ - $$$
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5415 Academy Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3301 (Seagull Street)
+1 505-821-5974
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Durango, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is like a restaurant trying to pass as a chic Italian bistro to local rednecks. I confess, I am an Italian food snob. I make my own pasta, and my marinara is made with fresh tomatoes, so take this review with a grain of salt. We were traveling through on our way home to Durango, CO, and I was... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got in early to beat the rush. By the time we left, it was standing room only. Locals love it which says a lot about the quality of the food and service. Wasn't very noise and, despite the number of customers, service was excellent.

Thank Sammy P
Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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252 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little place serves excellent food. We were there on a Friday evening, and it was packed. The food is the draw, with an extensive menu of mostly Italian dishes, especially lots of pastas, superbly prepared. Moreover, it's very affordable. We had dinner for two and a nice bottle of wine for $70 before tip. The portions are large, more... More 

Thank TJG214
Spring, Texas
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We've been craving Italian food, a hearty lasagna and parmigiano. So glad we read about this place and gave it a go. We made reservations since it's a Saturday night. We arrived a few minutes early and they were able to seat us. Host is friendly and nice. Our waitress was prompt, and did a great job on checking on... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Food and service were excellent. Generous portions. We had four different dishes and everyone raved about their food. I had chicken with pesto and pasta. Delish! Moderately priced. Would definitely recommend.

Thank sherlynsil
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

There was lots of options on the menu and the food was fantastic. The wait staff were very attentive and very professionally attired. It made for a very pleasant evening out.

Thank KP C
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Really wanted to like this place. Glad to pick a Mexican food alternative. Maybe it was our timing. We ate here during the first weekend of Balloon Fiesta. Husband's Salmon dinner was extremely undercooked (actually raw in the middle). My Veal piccata was super gristly. Everything was way over salted! Only right thing; Pasta was cooked properly. Table of four... More 

Thank Diane C
Birmingham, Alabama
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Older restaurant with fresco paintings on the wall, authentic Italian food, and great service. My husband ordered the veal piccata (his go-to in any Italian restaurant) and I ordered the Salmon Cake Salad. Both entrees were delicious! The dessert menu, specifically the tiramisu, looked out of this world. Unfortunately, there was no way I could take another bite of food.... More 

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Lorena, Texas
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Will definitely eat here again! Food was wonderful. Staff was very helpful and informative with questions we asked.

Thank Teri S
Socorro, New Mexico
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

This has been one of our favorite restaurants for over 10 years. When we moved to New Mexico, we tried out this restaurant, were very impressed and have been returning every chance we get. It is a 100 mile drive for us, so we only have the opportunity to go when we are in Albuquerque after 4 pm. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5415 Academy Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3301
    (Seagull Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop on Academy Road, adjacent to restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-821-5974
SERVING "MANGIA" & "ABBONDANZA" FOR OVER 36 YEARS! Welcome to Trombino's Bistro Italiano, since 1979 a long standing favorite among Albuquerqueans, business travelers and tourists alike. Our restaurant is an ideal location for dinner, or important client meetings. A comfortable Trattoria that has that inviting feeling of an Old Italian neighborhood! More than just a place to eat, but rather, a gathering place where you, your friends, family and business associates can slow down, enjoy a great meal and reconnect. A trip to Trombino's is as much about feeding memories as it is about feeding stomachs. Trombino's serves signature dishes of authentic Italian-American cuisine. Our menu is large and varied, offering a great selection of homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish and memorable desserts, including these delectable choices... Gorgonzola Crusted New York Strip Steak, Veal Piccata, Veal Marsala, Chicken Caprini, Shrimp fra Diavolo, Fruitti di Mare & House-made Tiramisu Cake. The bar offers decadent Martinis, draft beer and an extensive wine list. Trombino's delivers food and hospitality in portions as generous as our commitment to dining.

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