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Lombardo Ristorante

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1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2747
+1 716-873-4291
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Buffalo, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Started with great cocktails, continued with an awesome broccoli soup, beet salad and onto our entrees! The bacon figs are not to be missed as an appetizer. Server willing to make substitutions and other needs due to dietary restrictions and our special wishes. Concord Grape Tart dessert crowned the evening - celebrated our anniversary, we always look forward to Lombardo's!

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Thank mjwwts
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear mjwwts, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are very pleased to know that we met your expectation and made your Anniversary Evening a special one. We are honored that you chose our Restaurant to celebrate and llok forward to your next visit. Warmest regards, The Lombardo Family More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten in some of Americas best restaurant and Lombardo s is right there with the best. Always get there a half hour before my reservation to enjoy an excellent glass of wine. When seated you have a choic of one of their specials or something frim their regular menu. I highly recommend their ceasar salad which is prepared for... More 

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Thank tom S
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Tom S, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are very appreciative of your comments and the fact that you had such a wonderful experience. Placing our Restaurant with some of America's best is an amazing tribute to our staff and we Thank you ! We look forward to your next visit with... More 

Seattle, Washington, United States
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old friends recommended this spot for dinner. All four of us enjoyed every bite. The burrata salad was especially good. Two of us had fish, two of us had pork mllanese -- both entrees were quite good. They have a great grappa selection to finish off the meal. One nice thing is the fixed price dinner - three courses for... More 

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Thank Diane M
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Diane M, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us,we greatly appreciate it. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything and look forward to you returning to dine with us again. Our staff is grateful for your positive feedback as well. Warmest regards, Tommy Lombardo More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Lombardo Ristorante Monday evening, August 29, Used the valet service as I have some problem walking. The interior is quiet, subdued and elegant with no sound system going to interfere with conversation. Service was prompt and professional. Even for a Monday night the restaurant was busy. We scanned the menu and special insert while we enjoyed our... More 

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Thank Chimchas
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Chimchas, Thank you for the wonderful review, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to do this. We are very pleased to hear that your experience was one to entice you to return to us. it is our goal to make everyone welcome and truly enjoy the entire dining experience . We are thrilled that we have met your... More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Colleagues and I ate dinner outside on the patio. Food was good, but mostly dishes with seafood it seemed. I got the pepperoni pizza- was pretty delicious but definitely too much food for me. Ordered the Frou Frou Cake for dessert- DELICIOUS. Service was fine but seems slow for a Wednesday night (aka annoying). Also the waiters serving the table... More 

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Thank Kelly S
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Kelly S, I'm glad that you thought both the pepperoni pizza and the Frou Frou cake were delicious! However, I realize that you were otherwise underwhelmed. Our goal is to exceed each of our guest's expectations and I know that every now and then we miss the mark. Feedback like this definitely does help us improve, so thank you... More 

Depew, New York
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Love this place! This is my favorite restaurant in Buffalo. My husband and I have been then numerous times and are never disappointed. The food is wonderful and the service is top notch. They have the table side Caesar salad that is great and I already save room for the frou frou cake which is divine. Any item ordered has... More 

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Thank colee929
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Colee929, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best Regards, The Lombardo Family More 

Puebla, Mexico
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Having lunch or dinner at Lombardo restaurant is just a great experience! Everything is delicious, the service is excellent... and the chocolate cake delicious!!! Mr. Lombardo (the owner and his son Tommy) are great hosts... Definitely a "must" when visiting Buffalo!!!

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Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you Judith G for the lovely review. We appreciate you taking the time to express your positive experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, The Lombardo Family More 

bonita springs fl
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257 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

From the valet, greetings, service, food, and ambiance ya can,t beat Lombardos!! Our server Josh was knowledgable and attentive, our meal was top notch, and the Lombardos were ever present to insure customers were satisfied. Bravo !!

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Thank bonitabuffalo
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Bonitabuffalo, Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience with us. We are pleased to know that your evening was a wonderful experience from start to finish. We look forward to your next visit. Best Regards, The Lombardo Family More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent quality and the service was friendly and attentive. Table side Caesar so good. Would highly recommend

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Thank Sandie C
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Sandie C., Thank you for taking the time to let us know that your dining experience was one to recommend. We look forward to your next visit. Best Regards, The Lombardo Family More 

Buffalo, New York
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

We have been to this restaurant numerous times. When we want to give someone a special evening or if we want to treat ourselves to a special evening we go to Lombardo's, period! A few weeks ago we had a special guest and wanted him to see the best restaurant in Buffalo. Lombardo's did not disappoint us. You can count... More 

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Thank Gary003
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Gary 003, We are so pleased and honored to read your exceptional review of your experiences with our Restaurant. It pleases us very much to know that both the inside dining and the Patio dining experiences are ones that you find memorable and exceptional. We thank you for taking the time to express your perspectives on both and feel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $44
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2747
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-873-4291
Description
Established in 1975, 40 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?