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Ristorante Lombardo
Ristorante Lombardo

Ristorante Lombardo Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Email: ristoranteLombardo@verizon.net
  • Phone: (716) 873-4291
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Lunch: Friday's Only - 11:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Salvati
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We also use valet on busier nights
A word from Ristorante Lombardo
Rated four stars by Janice Okun of the Buffalo news is one reason why Ristorante Lombardo, is often referred to as the "Best Italian in Buffalo". Open since 1975 our menus consist of the Chef's original creations inspired by authentic Italian preparations. Our kitchen boasts a wood burning oven which is used to prepare several of our menu items and specials such as whole roasted fish and Chicken, as well as wood fired Pizzas. Fresh handmade pastas highlight the menu and change with the seasons. An award winning Caesar Salad is prepared table side and the daily specials are just that - special! Complement your meal with one of the more than 20 fine wines available by the glass or from our extensive wine list. After dinner, sample one of the house made desserts accompanied by espresso, cappuccino a fine port, grappa or dessert wine. Ristorante Lombardo's "3 for $30" special available Monday through Thursday is a hit among customers who appreciate great food on a reasonable budget.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful treat for our family including my 99 year old Mom. We all enjoyed it."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This is, by far, my favorite restaurant in Buffalo, and consistently in my top five list for food quality, service, presentation, and ambiance. The proprietor (Tom Lombardo) greets his guests warmly and personally when they enter and ushers them to their tables. The wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and attentive. This is Italian cuisine, with elegance, and the range of food and its presentation table-side are not your typical same-old same-old bill of fare. An extensive wine list, heavy on selections from Italy and Sicily (as it should be!), with a range of prices to fit most diners' budgets. I dine at this restaurant fairly regularly; I've never been disappointed."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "High quality food paired with superb service makes this a restaurant where romantics and food lovers must dine."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We just had a fantastic romantic dinner at Lombardo's! Food was excellent and service was exceptional! Although the place was packed, we still felt as though we were the only guests in the restaurant. They went out of their way to greet us at the door and made us feel like we were regulars! Would come back again...and become regulars!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went Restaurant week and had a special. Great meal! I will be back. Nice atmosphere and great service."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Excellent. One of our favorites. We generally save it for special occasions. It never disappoints."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Excellent selction of eclectic Italian dishes. There is something for everyone, from grilled octopus to brick oven pizzas to high quality pasta. I enjoyed their wine selections by the glass."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Food was of high quality in general but 1/3rd of our steak was fat and gristle. We pointed this out to our (otherwise excellent and courteous) waiter who simply took the dish away. No one from the staff came back to our table to apologize or to make any sort of comment. Both food and service were in this way marred."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Kudos to Ristorante Lombardo for making my Dad's birthday very special. The service was top-notch, the selections were plentiful and unique, and the food was out of this world. We were seated next to the windows overlooking the terrace with lovely trees decorated in white lights. It was cold outside, but there was a heater next to the windows, and we didn't feel any chill at all. Timing was very good, we didn't have to wait very long for anything, yet felt the ability to relax and chat and not be rushed. We had an early seating, so the restaurant was very quiet at the time. We appreciate the wonderful service and fantastic meal, we will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "A great place to have dinner especially if you are going to North Park Theater. Food, service, ambience were all great. A bonus: valet service. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food is consistently wonderful at this restaurant, and our recent dinner here was no different. Everything is made in house. Service was well paced. Loved the seared boat scallops for an appetizer, and my favorite entrée is the Continental (shrimp scampi and veal francaise). You also can't go wrong with any of their pasta dishes. Yum!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This place is hidden away and not on the "beaten" path. I enjoy the ambiance and the food which is good quality. I would recommend it if your are looking for someplace out of the ordinary. The tableside ceasar salad is fabulous and one of the few restaurants that make it the way a ceasar salad should be made. The wait staff seems well trained and efficient. Nice wine selection."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "First time for us dining at Lombardo's. Everyone loved the food. Service was exceptional."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The perfect place for an up-scale Friday lunch. A welcoming owner (Tom) and a great waiter (Jim) add to the perfection of the experience."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great menu. Fantastic service. Lovely bar area. Always an excellent meal!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "we had a fabulous time. the only bad thing was that we were seated about 40 minutes after our reservation time. however, the manager came to where we were standing at the bar -- apologized and ordered us a flatbread pizza on the house to make up for it. Pizza was very good and we really did not mind the wait. would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great food as usual. The crispy pork belly was outstanding. Be sure to explore the wines served by the glass using the coravin system. I had a great glass from Slovenia that the host termed "insane"! I recommend Lombardo wholeheartedly."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Exceptional food and service - a must-go in Buffalo!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had an amazing night! Every dish was absolutely delicious. Thank you."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "After making a reservation during the first week of January for Valentine's Day at one of the best restaurants in Buffalo, we were disappointed to be seated by the kitchen, watching the parade of servers back and forth from the kitchen. The shrunk down valentine's menu removed all the items that my wife could eat given her dietary restrictions of no beef or seafood (that was all that was left on the menu) no vegetarian options remained. We'll hesitate next time we want to go out and eventually return to this great restaurant in Buffalo"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We celebrated Valentines Day at Lombardo's after a friend recommended it. We couldn't have asked for a better evening. Great food. Great service. Even though they had a special Valentines Day menu, it offered a great variety even for my picky husband. Classy place. We will be going back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The best dinner I've had in a long time the food was excellent as was the service."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great service. The servers were very knowledgeable of wines."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Our entire experience was great from the greeting at the door to attentive wait staff and the owner checking on our experience. The food was very good, the snapper superb! We will come again soon."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Very good food and service. Frau frau cake is great! a little noisy in the front room."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Lombardo's is a Buffalo institution. It is upscale without being pretentious, with an excellent menu and wine list, and very friendly and helpful wait staff. My husband and I shared a fig pizza to start- perfect crust and absolutely delicious. I had halibut with mashed potatoes and a romanesco sauce, accompanied by roasted almonds. My husband chose a veal chop that was fork tender and beautifully sauced. For dessert we shared assorted sorbets, which were perfect. This was a meal we will remember."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. Everything (cocktails, wine, salad, entrees, and dessert) was the best I've had in Buffalo! Looking forward to more exceptional dinners there."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Most notable was the fact that all four of us found several desirable menu options. They had run out of some appetizer options, which seemed odd since our reservation was for 6:30. Nevertheless, there were other good offerings. The waiter forgot to bring one appetizer for the table. He apologized and brought liquers for the table at the restaurant's expense. The restaurant is nicely furnished and comfortable. The noise level was a bit higher than I expected, but it was crowded. We will return there again soon."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This was our first time here. It was wonderful. Every person greeted you and treated you like family. It has valet parking which is a plus. I had the eggplant, which was great! My husband had the veal. He said it was fantastic! They do give you generous portions so bring your appetite!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Ristorante Lombardo is our favorite restaurant. The food and service are always excellent and the atmosphere is relaxing and romantic. Fine dining at its best!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Signature cocktails a must! Scallops with the amazing potaoes on top. Table side Caesar was so good. Steak was amazing and the au gratin potatoes. Lobster raviolis were okay-- glad I tried them but didn't taste the lobster much. Desserts are amazing. The banana cream pie, vanilla bean gelato with expresso was so good! Service was great. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The quality of our food was outstanding. However, out of four of us, one person's portions were noticably smaller than all the others. That person had calamari as an appetizer and scallops as the entree. Neither one was of "normal' size as compared to all other apps and dinners that evening. Other than that, the everning was wonderful and the service phenomenal."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Lombardo's. Everything was top notch, from the attentive staff to the wine and food. We decided to order from the 3 for $33 menu, and couldn't have been happier with our choices. I had the opportunity to try pork belly for the first time, and now understand why it's become so popular. My ribeye was tender and cooked exactly as ordered, and my friend's pork was juicy, a quality that seems to be missing from most pork dishes these days. When you visit, if blood orange sorbet is offered on the dessert menu, give it a try. It was a light, refreshing way to end the meal."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Always a good meal at Lombardo's. I would highly recommend the pasta dishes and the half orders as appetizers. Chicken and fish are often great. The beef dishes are adequate but can be too fatty. Excellent wine and drinks. Save room for dessert."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Our group of six good friends enjoyed a delicious meal and fantastic service!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Ristorante Lombardo is a gem in North Buffalo. There were four of us for dinner and we all chose the Prix Fix Menu but we all ordered different dishes so we could try everything. From the appetizers to the desserts, everything was outstanding! You can't go wrong here no matter what you order. Can't wait to go back again soon."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "We enjoyed a celebratory dinner expertly prepared. The thick slice of moist swordfish was perfectly cooked with interesting accompaniments. Substitutions were happily adapted to special tastes of one diner. A seafood pasta dish was perfect for another guest. Fried cauliflower with toasted almonds was an original delicious side. The staff was professional and attentive throughout the meal. We finished with fresh, hot coffee, but had no room for dessert. Maybe next time"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Waiter Lewis was very good. Wine was excellent The salad was very good. The dinner was not good. Had no flavor. The desert was very good. We were so glad that the salad and desert was good, beause the dinners had no flavor, Very Bland"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Lombardo's go over the top to insure your dinning experience is exceptional. The food was well prepared and presented. The service was impeccable. Our waiter Joe, is one of the best we have had."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Took advantage of being open for December lunch. The service was fast & attentive. The food portions were perfect for the prices. We had the bolognese & the pork Milanese, both cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 12/5/2013