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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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17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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168 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything here was pretty perfect. The atmosphere and service both exceed expectations. The restaurant sommelier noticed we were looking over the wine list, he came over, asked a few questions, and recommended a bottle of wine that we absolutely loved. I love when restaurants have sommeliers, it makes picking a wine so much easier, and it's definitely something I appreciated... More 

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north tonawanda, United States
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This restaurant was a favorite of mine for years. I returned to find the treasure again. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Everything was excellent from the friendly greeting when we arrived to the personal farewell. The food was great and the service was excellent. We will be regulars here.

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

Dear Paggy O, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you feel we are such a treasure! We definitely look forward to your return visit. Warmest regards, The Lombardo Family More 

Buffalo, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I cannot say enough about this gem. If you are looking for a dinner to impress clients, a special thank you to your employees, or celebrating an occasion with your loved one(s), this is the place! The staff is well trained and knowledgeable, and always make the perfect suggestion based on your request. My favorites are the "Honey Pig", a... More 

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Thank Gmoo2017
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear GaryMoore2017, I wish to thank you for taking the time to not only review your recent dining experience with us but for the wonderful review you gave us! We are extremely happy that you feel the way you do. Our staff works very hard to provide this type of experience to all our guests and it makes us very... More 

Ontario, Canada
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

After many dining experiences in Buffalo, we finally tried Lombardos and are so happy we did. As very picky Italians, we don't often go to your run of the mill Italian restaurant, but the Lombardos take it a level higher, with a sophisticated yet reasonable menu. The charcuterie plate was lovely, bread and evoo delicious, my Senor's black and white... More 

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

Dear LaMoglieltaliana, We would like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at our Restaurant. We are honored that you chose to dine with us and very pleased that your evening was an impressionable one. Our family prides itself on ensuring that all our guests have an evening to remember. We have a wonderful staff... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great ambience, service and food. My wife and I tried the grilled octopus as an appetizer for the first time and it was surprisingly very good. Great recommendation from our server Josh.Both our dinners were excellent. In particular I had beef short ribs over polenta. It was so good that I had to replicate for friends at home. Not as... More 

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

Dear Maryann G, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. We are thrilled to hear that we made such an impression and honored that you replicated your meal ! We look forward to another memorable evening upon your return. Warmest regards, Tha lombardo Family More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

A romantic diner at Lombardo Romantic place and very nice waiters. All dishes were well served and very tasty ! I really like the lemon and white wine sauce who goes with the shrimps and linguine. The best things was at the end when we had the desert: the perfect chocolate cake with raspberries mousse and Nutella mousse. Awesome !... More 

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

Dear D'estanque H, We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience with us. We are so glad your evening was a romantic one to remember. We look forward to your return ! Warmests regards, The Lombardo Family More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I have had many meals at Lombardo's restaurant. I have gone both for lunch and dinner. I never had a meal I was disappointed in. I should have reviewed them way before this but always forgot to do so. The dinner I was last night was so good that I want to make sure this time I sent in a... More 

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

Dear Eric S, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit with us. We are thrilled that you have had many wonderful experiences with our Restaurant! We greatly appreciate your comments and hope to see you soon ! Warmest regards, The Lombardo Family More 

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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I had heard of Lomardo's but never seemed to get there! What a mistake. This restaurant is awesome. Decor is beautiful, service amazing and food is spectacular! The owner was engaging and it reminded me of classy restaurants from yesteryear. I had the Fazzoletti e Prosciutto. I ordered the large plate thinking I'd bring some home😉No chance I finished it... More 

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

Dear Debbie N, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your first-time experience. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful evening and loved everything. We look forward to your return visit . Best regards, The Lombardo Family More 

Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

This was my third time going to this restaurant and another delightful experience to be had by everyone. We were there for a luncheon and had a large table of about 10 women. Our waiter had a great personality and was quite knowledgeable about the food that was on the regular menu and the daily specials. We all arrived a... More 

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

Dear buffan37, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience at our Restaurant. Your feedback is very valuable to us. Our menu has limited space for detailed explanations of the dishes which is why we train our staff to have a complete understanding and detailed explanation for each dish. We are thrilled that everyone... More 

Los Angeles, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016

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

Dear JPP323, We are honored that you chose our Restaurant to celebrate such a cherished family Milestone. It is our mission to make everyone feel as though they are family and we are happy to know that we succeeded on this very important occasion. Thank you for taking the time to let us know that we provided you with this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$44
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?