Trombino's Bistro Italiano
Trombino's Bistro Italiano

Trombino's Bistro Italiano

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trombinos.com/
  • Phone: (505) 821-5974
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Coming Soon! Contact Chris Bambino at (505) 821-5974
  • Private Party Facilities: Our very popular Semi-Private dining area can accommodate 36 to 40 guests.Call Chris Bambino or Kyle Healy for availability and menu options.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Bambino or Kyle Healy 5058215974
  • Entertainment: Visit our bar to watch the game on one of our three LCD TVs and enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine with friends after work or on the weekend.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Seagull Street
  • Public Transit: Bus stop on Academy Road, adjacent to restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large parking lot in front of restaurant.
A word from Trombino's Bistro Italiano
SERVING "MANGIA" & "ABBONDANZA" FOR OVER 34 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 your lunch, 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. 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 a first class wine list, and Decadent Martinis.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Trombino's Bistro Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (43)fit for foodies (39)special occasion (35)good for groups (26)romantic (23)notable wine list (17)kid-friendly (10)great for lunch (7)hot spot (4)scenic view (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • An essential
    regularsVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Once again, Trombino's was at its expected best - service, quality of food, and ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service....
    NMtravelersvelersVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    They were extremely busy, but even accounting for that the service was very slow--20 minutes+ to get one order of gelato! But we love the food so we will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    WinendineVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I had not been to Trombino's in at least 30 years, and I was looking forward to seeing if it was the same as I remember-classy restaurant, with high quality food. I was also looking forward to enjoying some good seafood, something that is rare here in the high desert. The menu is extensive, and abundant with seafood, my partner and I shared a med. calamari, which was plenty for 2, and I ordered the seafood fra diavolo. the seafood comes on a bed of pasta with marinara sauce, which was delicious, but there was no hint of "diavolo". Surprising in ABQ. The clams and mussels were OK, but overcooked, and the shrimp was really overcooked, but the scallops were cooked perfectly. my friend's shrimp with rice was just OK. The waiter was nice, busy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, personal service!!
    Dogsloveart
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Wonderful food, great service. Try the eggplant Parmesan and the lasagna. Very friendly and accommodating. Will go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Great food! My husband and I both had chicken dishes which were outstanding. And the service was excellent! Had a good selection of domestic wines but wish they had a better selection of Italian wines besides Chianti's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No place better than Trombino's
    regularsVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Trombino's is absolutely our favorite dinner place in ABQ. The kitchen exercised our order perfectly, the service terrific, and it was just "right."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reaply nice
    NickoG
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I brought my girlfriend here a few days ago and everything was great. The food and service was good and the wine had a great taste. The noise was a little high but we did come at a busy time for dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice
    Earl
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We were hosting a couple from out of town and wanted to try something different. It was everything we expected and more. I highly recommend the spicy sausage and red potatoes and my wife loved the lasagna.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An essestial comes through
    regularsVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Some nights you just need to be where everything will be as good as it could be. It's the comfort of excellence at Trombino's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Occassion
    Annon
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Very enjoyable experience! Have visited this restaurant before and the food and service continue to be of the highest quality.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 50th Wedding anniv.adventure
    motherdearest
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I did not want any franchise eatery. We saw your add in balloon fiesta booklet and came one time with my brother and then returned to have a special meal with friends. We drove in our R.V. from N.H.to N.M. (balloon fiesta) and then off to Fl.. Your restaurant was the frosting on the cake for our celebration. Great food, friends, and memories.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great
    djdj
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great, thanks! Your food is exceptional as was the waiting staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Albuquerque long weekend trip
    IkesweekendOct11
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Long weekend trip to Albuquerque, made reservations hoping to enjoy a good Italian meal. Everything we hoped for and more! Great lobster ravioli and their stuffed pork chop was excellent as well! We will bring others the next time we travel to Albuquerque for sure! No wait to get in with reservation, great service and drinks to match their wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fignewtons
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Everything was fabulous. The service was great and food tasty. Be sure to make a reservation, b/c this is a busy restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    A client of ours suggested this place and I was very impressed. The food was excellent! Thanks for an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noname
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We have been going to Trombino's for a long time. We like everything, but especially, the fact that it is reliable and the people there, are very nice. This time we went with 4 grandkids (10,8 & 6) and everyone was very nice to them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike4all
    Mike4allVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Vacationing in Albuquerque and had a wonderful dinner at Trombino. I would recommend to anyone that loves first class Italian food. Would definitely go back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big disappointment!
    Rychedelic
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We were in town for Balloon Fiesta and always have Italian food for our Anniversary so we wanted to give Trombino's a try. We dined on an early Monday evening, the restaurant wasn't busy yet. Our server Juliana was very unfriendly and seemed annoyed at my request to change the sauce on my pasta. The food itself was very very bland and boring, it lacked salt and flavor on both my seafood pasta dish and my husbands chicken plate. What a terrible disappointment for our anniversary meal. I asked for a to-go cup for my iced tea and Juliana rudely stated, "We don't have cups to carry out drinks." Poor food and terrible service! I would NEVER recommend this place nor go back!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Trombino's
    Punisher
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent food/great service. Motzarella Caprese was quite good...would have liked more balsamic reduction, but it was still very good. I had veal parmigiana and wife had eggplant parmigiana...sauce was excellent and portions were generous. Also had the teramisu cake...excellent as well!! Looking forward to going back and trying the lasagna.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • essential and excellent
    regularsVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Trombino's remains an essential restaurant - food, service, and ambience excellent. We're always glad to be there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Trombino's had everything that our dinner party was looking for - the ambiance was fantastic, the food delicious and arrived in a timely manner, and the waitstaff were impeccably professional and checked on us just the right amount.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portion control
    Bruce
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    If you're dieting, don't go here. Portions are immense and the food is too good to leave anything for leftovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why have a reservation
    Upset
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Made a reservation for table for 715, as this place is usually really busy on Saturday night. Arrived at 7 checked in and they said we have your reservation. There were about 20 people waiting so we waited at the bar as we usually do. Hostess kept calling people but not us, as all the people were seated we were still waiting so at 745 I went back to ask the hostess she said she called my name but we were there the whole time, another hostess told us oh we forgot. So I was a little upset that the reservation was worthless but more upset that one of the hostess lied about calling our name. They seemed to careless about it and said give us ten more minutes well get a table cleaned off, no manager apology nothing, Horrible experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!!
    Meech
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I absolutely love Trombinos! It has a lovely atmosphere and the food is even better. Unfortunately I have not tried many of their menu items because I fell in live with the chicken piccata, which I order every time. We've always had wonderful service from the waitstaff as well. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I have never had a bad experience at Trombinos. Food is always good and service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, too much
    Foodie01
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had dinner with the family at Trombino's o's to celebrate a birthday. The dinner was good and the food tasty. Pros: good food, great service. Neutral: pedestrian wine list. Cons: too much food. Everyone left food on their plates.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • regularsVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Some nights there is just no place we'd rather be than Trombino's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    WWlady
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The waiter was indifferent to the extent of being rude & uninformed to the menu offerings. The gluten-free pasta was a tasteless thick glob (penne w/vodka sauce) which arrived so quickly, I'm not sure it was even GF. The waiter could care less & never came back to check. A manager/charge person did not stop by to ask how our experience was. As a result, we will not be returning to this place. Albuquerque have many other good Italian restaurants that will make our evening pleasant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New to Albuquerque, gem in 505
    Loveit
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Received gift card from our broker after buying our second investment property within our first year here. This place is amazing and competes with California's premiere locations. Thank you for having top quality service and food, we have this as our top spot to go for special occasions. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italiam in Town
    bweaveit
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Everything from the bread to dessert was terrific. Service exceptional. prices reasonable. Best home cooked Italian in Albuquerque.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lots of Food
    foodjunkie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was delicious but the serving sizes were too large. I would love to see Trombino offer smaller plates. The service was very slow so I wouldn't go here unless I knew I could sit back, relax and enjoy a leisurely meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mid-week break
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I had just placed friends from back East on an airplane and this was an opportunity to reconnect with my girlfriend- just the two of us and it was just what we needed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We brought our son as it was his 21st year of life. Too bad you couldn't accept his driver's license as it was the vertical one but that did not take away from the excellent service or food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hit the spot!
    Duke
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    So what if Mario Batali doesn't work here? The food is great, generous portions, and comforting. When you just want something that hits the spot, fills you up, and is very satisfying, you won't go wrong here. And even on a very busy night, the service was exemplary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliably excellent
    regularsVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Trombino's had a busy Friday, but there was no wait for our table. Service was prompt, attentive, and accurate. The kitchen executed our meal on point. The food, of course, tasted wonderful and the portions were generous. Trombino's is an "essential" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first visit
    bugsyfromtaos
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    and it was quite good.all seemed to us to be very fresh ingredients. bread was made in house and tasty which is always a good litmus test. i ordered the house made sausage and spouse veal picatta. both top notch. portions ample to large. no chance to try dessert.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manga plenty
    Tastytreat
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Trombino's is a little difficult to get to even though you can see their sign from a good distance, but persevere. The food is good and the servings are enormous! My husband and I HAD THE CREOLE SHRIMP AND THEY WERE DELICIOUS! And there was a huge pile of them so take your teenaged friends here and even they won't go home hungry! The service was gracious and helpful too. We got a table in a little nook so the noise level was such that we could hear our friend and she could hear us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • T34@evodata.net
    Loveitalian
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food and wine. Best Italian restaurant in Albuquerque NM.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Overall Experience
    Walt
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had not been to Trombino's in quite a while, but was pleasantly surprised that it was still there after all these years. The dining experience was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent 1st visit
    jackofclubs
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was my first visit and I will be back. The food was excellent and the service also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.