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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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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 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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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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240 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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 2 weeks ago 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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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Lancaster, New York
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Although we haven't been there in a while, it is still one of our favorites. Food is excellent wait staff is always very courteous and attentive. Although pricey it is worth it.

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

Dear OldFart565, We thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience with us. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Regards, The Lombardo Family More 

Buffalo, New York
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

My wife and I had our anniversary dinner here with three of our kids and had a wonderful experience. The food and service were terrific. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable about the dishes and their preparation. Table side Caeser salad prep is old school and fun. The grilled octopus and stuffed zucchini flowers were great appetizers and unlike another... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Very pricey for not very tasty food . Soft shell crabs smelled very fishy . My daughters duck was tasteless . My husband fish was oily and rubbery . I was not informed of the special of the day which included lobster and prime rib which my family would have ordered. I was very disappointed with the food except for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I visited a good friend living in Buffalo who loves food, and while Buffalo has many good restaurants, he eats in this one at least twenty times annually. Think about it---he's at Lombardo's Risotrante every other week. My wife and I now know why. It's a local gem, diners on first name basis with the owner, glasses and silverware spotless... 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
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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?