Lombardino's in Madison, WI is the place to go when you want to enjoy some quality Italian food that is delicious and filling. This eatery has been serving the area for a number of years now and it continues to be a huge draw for the locals. The dinner menu has plenty of fantastic options including fried calamari, barbecued octopus and the signature Caesar salad.
Lombardino's has some tasty brick oven pizzas including seasonal options. Some of the pasta options include the spaghetti Bolognese, winter linguine with clams and eggplant Napolitano. Lombardino's makes its own ice cream and you will want to check out the tiramisu and cinnamon cream cheese pound cake as well.
Four different entrees, four happy campers. If your after lasagna or spaghetti with meatballs look for a different Italian restaurant. This is an upscale Italian restaurant with choices from rabbit stew to pork shoulder to pan seared halibut. Apple donuts and gelato were excellent deserts. Service spectacular, atmosphere "collegey".
This was our first time, it was great! the servers were very attentive and the food was amazing! I'm italian and this food was authentic! we'll be going back!
As an Italian and foodie this is clearly the top Italian restaurant in in Madison, and one of the best restaurants, period.
Just returned from New Orleans where we dined at some of their top restaurants. Lombardino's menu and quality of food were every bit as good.
The food is always great and the menu changes seasonally with a few of their special dishes offered year-round. The service is both personable and professional. When I want Italian in Madison, Lombardino's is my first choice.
Old world charm with modern local food movement chefs.
Good food and atmosphere, with friendly wait staff and great service. Have been returning customers and always been satisfied with our evenings there.
Lombardino's does hit it just right more often than not; Good use of local products and nice seasonal choices;
We'd hadn't been to eat here since '06. Expected it to be good but were blown away by attention to detail. Everything was great. Food and service. We ordered off the specials menu. Started with calamari appetizer. Tender, flavorful. Came with red sauce and horse radish. Perfect. My wife chose chianti for wine. Very good. We ordered entrees off the specials menu for that day. I had an organic mushroom ragu. Out of this world. My wife had scallops, shrimps, muscles on pasta. Tasted wonderful. If there was one criticism, it would be that she thought it would be on top of more pasta. Was only a handful of small noodles. Desert was cherry gelato with a Door County topping. Excellent. Waitress was very attentive. Just an overall great dinner.
My experience at lombardinos was fantastic. The waitress was very nice, the restaurant itself was fun to look at, and the food was spectacular.