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“Excellent Pizza Lombardino, Tuscan Rib eye was hands down the best steak I've ever had, Bolognese Ragu with Spaghetti...”

Lombardino's Restaurant
Ranked #51 of 1,083 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Highland Ave
Description: 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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Reviewed December 20, 2007

Excellent Pizza Lombardino, Tuscan Rib eye was hands down the best steak I've ever had, Bolognese Ragu with Spaghetti is to die for!

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Reviewed November 20, 2007

Best Italian in town. Try the calamari.

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Reviewed October 18, 2007

Not only a great restaurant, but a well-traveled chef that cares about the integrity of his Italian food. However, willingly to experiment at times as well.

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Reviewed February 22, 2007

We tried this restaurant based on previous reviews. While it was a pleasant dining experience I expected more.

The restaurant was in an area that was not all that pleasant and the atmosphere was a little dated and could use some refreshing. I am just not a fan of low drop ceilings I guess.

The overall food quality was good and the service was good. I would not rate this restaurant anywhere near the #1 spot in Madison however.

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Reviewed January 3, 2007

Lombardino's is the best restaurant in Madison. Period. The service is outstanding, the bartenders are funny, the food is outstanding and reasonable.

Pros:
Try the pizzas. Best pizza outside New York or Italy.
Menus changes seasonally.
Fresh FRESH ingredients.
Historic setting.
Locally owned.
Service ranks with restaurants at twice the price.

Cons:

Wines by the glass are a bit 'expensive' for what they are.
The lighting and music could use a bit of tuning (lights down, music louder).

Thank AlBeter
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