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“Absolutely top notch! Best calamari I think I've ever had - it was still sizzling when it arrived to the table. All our...”

Lombardino's Restaurant
Ranked #58 of 1,014 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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 February 1, 2009

Absolutely top notch! Best calamari I think I've ever had - it was still sizzling when it arrived to the table. All our food was very nicely prepared and service was full of smiles.

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Reviewed November 18, 2008

We live within walking distance from Lombardino's and go often. They change their menu every couple months, so are always using the freshest most seasonable ingredients. Bread with olive oil is a nice way to start, but sometimes the bread tastes like they forgot the salt. Their fried calamari is incredible and is served with a marinara sauce spiked with horseradish. Pasta entrées are consistently good, and the thin crust pizzas are delicious and perfect for one person. The caesar salad is good, but a little heavy on the dressing. But the hard boiled egg is always very fresh and tasty, and the olive tapenade and cheese are really delicious. The Lombardino salad is light and fresh. Good wine list, and the old time Italian atmosphere is a great pairing with the good service. Many regulars, and it's popular with football fans, so be sure to make a reservation.

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Reviewed August 26, 2008

Nice twists on traditional Italian. A little pricey, but great neighborhood atmosphere.

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Reviewed August 3, 2008

Best restaurant in Madison. Never had a bad meal.

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Reviewed July 24, 2008

Definitely one of the better Italian restaurants in this area. Had my first experience with grappa here.

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