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“Really Good Food”

Trombino's Bistro Italiano
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Ranked #42 of 1,781 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Seagull Street
Transit: Bus stop on Academy Road, adjacent to restaurant.
Description: SERVING "MANGIA" & "ABBONDANZA" FOR OVER 36 YEARS! Welcome to Trombino's Bistro Italiano, since 1979 a long standing favorite among Albuquerqueans, business travelers and tourists alike. Our restaurant is an ideal location for dinner, or important client meetings. A comfortable Trattoria that has that inviting feeling of an Old Italian neighborhood! More than just a place to eat, but rather, a gathering place where you, your friends, family and business associates can slow down, enjoy a great meal and reconnect. A trip to Trombino's is as much about feeding memories as it is about feeding stomachs. Trombino's serves signature dishes of authentic Italian-American cuisine. Our menu is large and varied, offering a great selection of homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish and memorable desserts, including these delectable choices... Gorgonzola Crusted New York Strip Steak, Veal Piccata, Veal Marsala, Chicken Caprini, Shrimp fra Diavolo, Fruitti di Mare & House-made Tiramisu Cake. The bar offers decadent Martinis, draft beer and an extensive wine list. Trombino's delivers food and hospitality in portions as generous as our commitment to dining.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Really Good Food”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Trattoria Trombino's in Albuquerque has very good Italian food. If you are looking for a place on the north side of town, it is an excellent choice. Don't be overwhelmed by the full parking lot, there is more room inside than outside. I have never needed reservations.

Service is usually good, but sometimes uneven. At times the kitchen seems a little overwhelmed. The staff is always gracious. Although they do have a gluten free menu, it is not recommended because of the 25 to 30 minute wait time. There is no other Italian food restaurant in Albuquerque that takes extra long times for gluten free.

Prices are a little high, so we don't go there often. But it is a nice place with good food. Unfortunately they are not open for lunch anymore, which was my favorite time to go there.

  • Visited August 2014
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Carlsbad NM
Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by after arriving in Albuquerque after an Alaskan cruise. After flying from Seattle, we were hungry and my son, who resides in Albuquerque, suggested the place. Our server, Tiffany was outstanding (and kinda cute, too). Very patient with our group of 6. And the food....excellent. The mussels, scallops and shrimp in the red sauce and pasta combined was very flavorful. Many different martinis are offered. Had one with a raspberry undertone. Very good. Will definitely go there again.

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Roswell, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Elegance enhanced with an outstanding menu.”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

Start the evening with pleasant and professional service. Read carefully an extensive menu that is supplemented with a full and varied wine list. Be aware that the specials are REALLY special and one may have to return if one ever wants to go to the main menu. The food is more than ample and the plate presentation is truly a work of art.

  • Visited August 2014
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Albuquerque, NM
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best Italian I've had in Albuquerque”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Fabulous food...quite a bit of food for the price...had egg plant parm and it was supurb! Will definitely return.

Visited June 2014
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

The service was mediocre as was the food. Most restaurants will now split meals at no cost. Not Trombino's!! They charge $5 to put one meal on two plates. Even then it was only after an argument. They wanted to just bring one empty plate.

  • Visited June 2014
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