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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 - 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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Los Angeles, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My mother loves fine Italian cuisine so I chose Ristorante Lombardo to celebrate her 85th birthday. Everything about our dining experience was top notch, from the cocktails at the bar to the dessert and after dinner drinks in the beautiful dining room. This fine restaurant is owned and operated by father and son Tom and Tommy Lombardo who each made... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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397 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been a long time since I drove through this neighborhood but there is a lot of construction with new restaurants and rehabbed housing becoming available. PArking can be a pain, but luckily I found a place not too far to walk to Lombardo. My server Thomas brought me to a table and got me a glass of the Ciro Bianco... More 

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

Dear KidLove, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed everything and look forward to your next visit. Warmest regards, The Lombardo Family More 

New Jersey
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We are in buffalo visiting our daughter. We were lucky enough to get a room at the Parkside house due to a cancel. We were even luckier to get a reservation at Lombardo. The food, service and ambience can't be beat. We were greeted by delightful hosts and seated promptly. We started with a pizza that was delicious. Entrees did... More 

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

Dear yankeefan94, We so appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback about your experience. It is our mission to make to make everyone feel welcomed and provide outstanding service and food. It gives us great pleasure to know that we succeeded with you and your dining party. Thank you for choosing to spend your time in Buffalo here with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We feel at home with the culture of Lombardo's. Food and Cocktail quality seem effortless but are very thoughtful in preparation. If you search for a style of Italian not dominated southern italian sauce, this is a perfect fit for you.

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

Dear Dennis M, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent dining experience. We are very pleased to know that your experience was one that made you feel at home and that you enjoyed everything throughout the evening. We look forward to your next visit with us. Warmest regards, The Lombardo Family More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

What a really great restaurant- the dinner was superb ,service was excellent & the bartender was spot on with out mixed drinks. I highly recommend this restaurant special occasions or just dinner for 2

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Thank Mj22222
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Mj22222, Thak you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. We are very pleased to know that the evening was one to recommend. We look forward to your next visit. Warmest regards, The Lombardo Family More 

Syosset, New York
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

I was a bit dubious about an Italian restaurant "upstate"/ I was so wrong. This was a lovely atmosphere, good food and great service. Our server, Susan, was perfect - just the right blend of knowledgeable and interested, friendly but not intrusive. And she made a fantastic table side Caesar salad for us. This is a must visit in Buffalo

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

Dear lolololox2, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience with our Restaurant. We are pleased to know that your experience was such a wonderful surprise ! We are honored that you feel we are a must visit when in Buffalo .We look forward to your next visit with us ! Warmest regards, The Lombardo... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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143 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

The restaurant has an excellent ambience and is a reminder of a kinder, gentler world of twenty years ago. Seating is close together with some comfortable more private dining in booths.The predominantly male waitstaff is whiteshirted, black bow tied, and black dress pants clad. Service is unevenly paced, perhaps because of the romance of "table side preparation of Caesar salads"... More 

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

Dear MCBW5875, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review your experience with us. I'm glad you found all of the dishes to be good, though, we do strive for excellence and I apologize you did not find anything to be outstanding. Feedback like this is crucial in helping to make us a better restaurant, so thank you !... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Four starts ONLY because of the smokers who were smoking directly outside of the front door...otherwise... Food and service were amazing! Food, drink, apps, dessert...all worth it!

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

Dear Melissa C, We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience with us. We are very pleased to know that you feel everything was worth the experience. We apologize for the smokers and will do our best to ensure that this will not impact future diners. We look forward to your return visit. Warmest regards, The Lombardo Family More 

Buffalo, New York
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Validated Parking, Full Bar
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?