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Lombardo Ristorante
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Ranked #22 of 1,064 Restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $44
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
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
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Having frequented Lombardo often (but not in 5 years!) we were disappointed on our return. From the beginning, literally, it was semi-professional.

The receptionist claimed our hosts were not there yet (we saw their car outside). We pressed - he insisted. Finally someone came over to intercede and said, "Yes. Your party is this way".

A food allergy required we request an ingredient be left out of a course. We were told, "No problem". The dish arrived with the ingredient present (and hard to miss - mushrooms). I asked, "How did you ensure the kitchen observed our request?". Remarkably, the waiter had the gall to say, "Oh, it is no problem. They said it would easy." -- all while the offensive ingredient was staring us in the face. Amazing!

A lamb dish ordered was tough and gristly. All the main courses had the same rice accompaniment!

Oh well. At least we now know why Lomabado was 3/4+ empty on a Saturday night.

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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Best Authentic Italian in Buffalo. My boyfriend and I go here all the time and love every experience we get when we go. The staff is friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is so romantic!

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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Lombardo is truly a high end, fine Italian dining experience. It's owned by a local husband and wife who are truly committed to quality. Mrs. Lombardo creates the recipes for many of the homemade desserts (try the Fru Fru Cake!). A favorite appetizer is the Stuffed Figs Wrapped in Proscuitto. Everthing you have there will be of the highest quality. They also have an excellent/extensive wine list. Lombardo is perfect for a romantic dinner for two, or any special occassion.

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Reviewed April 18, 2012

My wife and I took my mother to Ristorante Lombardo for her birthday. Even though it was a Monday night, the restaurant had a nice selection of specials and fresh fish. We shared two appetizers, stuffed figs and stuffed octopus. Both appetizers were excellent. The octopus was very tender. For main courses, my wife chose the grilled branzino and my mother and I both had the swordfish puttanesca. Our main courses were excellent, prepared perfectly and nicely presented. The restaurant has a very nice wine list. Based on our experience we would highly recommend Ristorante Lombardo.

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Thank niagarariverfatman
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

Very good food, great atmosphere, valet parking, coat check; a fine dining establishment. Our waiter, John, was very attentive and cute.

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Thank Logan L
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