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Trombino's Bistro Italiano

4.4
4.4
1346 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 821-5974

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Coming Soon!

  • Private party facilities

    Our very popular Semi-Private dining area can accommodate 36 to 40 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Chris Bambino or Kyle Healy: (505) 821-5974

  • Neighborhood

    Albuquerque

  • Cross street

    Seagull Street

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot in front of restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop on Academy Road, adjacent to restaurant.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,346 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. G

    Guest

    New Mexico

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Trombino’s was very good but I don’t think they were prepared for a rush so the service was slow but the food was very good.
  2. T

    Tel26

    New Mexico

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Service was incredibly slow. Our waitress seemed forgetful of things we asked for. Our lasagna had a unknown crunchy thing in the middle similar to a egg shell, they replaced it bit we brought it home. When we ate it at home we had the same thing in it again. Very unfortunate because this was always our go to for Italian.
  3. R

    Robert

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    New to area, had ordered to go a couple times already so we’re looking forward to dining in. Disappointed: Only one soup was available of the 3 on the menu. Sausage chicken orzo rice. No flavor and rice was mush. Veal piccata. Good flavor but was over cooked resulting in it being too tough. Yes. Veal that is too tough Wife orders the shrimp scampi- shrimp had no flavor and the pasta seemed like an afterthought, clumpy and just “there” Still willing to make the best of it and ordered the spumoni ice cream. Waitress came back to table seeing they were out. Ok, I’m out! Was thinking I could chalk it up to late evening maybe even COVID but we were sat at 7pm on a Friday No reason why it seemed we were ordering 5 min to close and getting the quality food one might expect at the end of the night. Time to move on to another Italian restaurant
  4. PA

    PATRICKM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was excellent. Service was fast and efficient. Dining area was quiet, so conversation was easy. Reservation was filled immediately.
  5. SA

    SherriA

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trombino's was amazing and made our anniversary awesome! Dustin our server was amazing and the food delicious. We will return again
  6. h

    hannahp

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful every time we go here.
  7. H

    Hooah

    New Mexico

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No-wait seating; timely, professional service; extremely tasty, well-portioned meal. Thank you, Trombino's. Can't wait to return!
  8. JS

    JeffS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I hope you folks can take constructive feed back. The veal Marsela was a big disappointment ! It had a very "spongy" texture to it. My wife tried a bite, and thought it was all "fat". I reassured it wasn't because all my bites were the same. For $29.00 I left very disappointed, no sense in telling the wait staff . She appeared to be so busy, she forgot 2 times to bring us more olive oil for the bread. My son ordered the Brandied shrimp and just got some plain shrimp. This is the 2nd time we have driven all the way from the west side to dine here and were very disappointed. Should have dined at Il Vacino.
  9. G

    Geno

    New Mexico

    188 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    188 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have dined at Trombino's Bistro Italiano a number of times and this time, like all the times prior, was very good! The food is consistent, and the service as well!
  10. JF

    JanetF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was better than ever! Perfectly cooked, flavorful, and big portions.
  11. HD

    HowardD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places for Italian, So glad to have you back open for dine in
  12. DW

    DebbieW

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner and service! Restaurant really goes above and beyond on their protocol for distancing tables and keeping both patrons and staff safe!!!
  13. K

    Kimberly

    New Mexico

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Three of our family members dined this time. We felt safe with the COVID-19 measures in place. Bread was great. We ran low on oil, but a server brought more in a disposal cup. We ordered the Veal Marsala, Chicken Carbonara, and Spaghetti and Meatballs. The salad was tasty (but too many olives). Our entrees were well prepared and served in a timely manner. Between the bread and salad, we only ate about half of our entrees, which went home for the next day's dinner. We were too full for dessert. Normally, we order wine, which they have a nice selection, but we did not order any this time.
  14. CB

    CharlesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trambino's has been our favorite Italian restaurant in the city since we came here 17 years ago. We had our recital dinner here and this is THE restaurant for Valentine's, B-Days and especially anniversaries. Recommend? A thousand times yes!
  15. RH

    RoxanneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a pleasure dining at Trombino's last night. They have constructed plexiglass panels between the booths, tables are distanced and the restaurant felt save amongst the changes required for the virus. We started with calamari which was crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. I had lasagna and the serving was large so I brought home and will enjoy the rest. My friend had chicken parmesan and thoroughly enjoyed it as well. The service was timely and our dinner courses were spaced appropriately. I so appreciate it. I so dislike receiving my entry while enjoying my appetizer or salad and this restaurant managed this aspect perfectly.
  16. CH

    ChrisH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Trombino's. The service was excellent, as was the food and the general ambience. We will look forward to dining there again!
  17. EB

    EBrown5686

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had come to celebrate my wife's birthday, and it was just a terrific experience. Great, friendly ambiance, friendly waitstaff, and terrific food. It was a wonderful return to fine dining after such a long Covid-19 dry spell! Many thanks to all at Trombino's and you can rely on us returning soon. Thanks again, Ed Brown
  18. BM

    BtMaui

    New Mexico

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Staff were great and restaurant was clean. Only complaint was slow speed of food coming out of the kitchen. The entry was full when we left. Glad we had our masks on.
  19. MR

    MartinR

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as always, they are trying to run with too few servers though, even for 50% capacity
  20. JJ

    JJ6745

    New Mexico

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, Trombinos is at its best, even in these troubled times
  21. KT

    KristinaT

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Our waiter was great!
  22. N

    Nicole

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent, service was friendly, and we will return!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The food was delicious as always but I did miss the table cloths.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband for dinner for Father’s Day. It was absolutely delicious. First time here and the Italian food was very good! The veal was very tender and I loved my scampi pasta dinner. Will definitely come again.
  25. ES

    ErnieS

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place, service and food is always excellent
  26. HC

    HumaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food quality and service is always consistent, and inviting
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience!
  28. BM

    BobM

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service
  29. LB

    LarryB

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another awesome experience. Our waiter, Jeremy, was very helpful, knowledgeable and always checking on us. The food was terrific as always. Couldn't have enjoyed our Anniversary any better anywhere else.
  30. EN

    ElkNut

    New Mexico

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great dinner. Very reasonably priced. The bar is a little dated and cramped
  31. NM

    NMtravelersvelers

    New Mexico

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    It has been awhile since we ordered the veal Marsala and in the interim the original recipe has been lost. What used to be delicious was unrecognizable. Who ever heard of breaded (?) and “tenderized” veal in Marsala??! And the sauce bore no resemblance to Marsala. It was really disappointing, especially when I had my mouth set for a dish that used to be superb. VERY disappointing. The waiter offered to get me something else but I declined. This is our favorite nearby restaurant and we dine here often. First disappointing meal in years. Find the old recipe folks!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Trombino’s! Food was delicious. We were seated just after we arrived. Service was just okay. We will be back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    We showed up at 7:45 on Friday the 3/6 for our dinner. We had reservations and we seated rather quickly. It took our server a long time to get to our table. 15 mins before they took a drink order. We ordered quickly after that. My wife got Lasagna. It was cool in the center. Tasted ok but seemed to be homemade but was frozen for a while. Taste was ok. I ordered the veal parmigiana. It came out on 2 plates. One with spaghetti and Mariana. And the other with this giant breaded piece of meet. With a touch of Mariana and a crap load of cheese. The plate was burning hot. My guess was from a microwave. It was supper hot and over cooked tough and chewy. My guess was that this was frozen veal. All though it tasted closer to pork. Our waitress was always missing. And when she did come to the table she acted as if we were more trouble then we were worth. And she truly seemed to hate her job. I went to the rest room once, and I found the waitress there texting on her phone. We wanted to try dessert but it took the waitress to long to check on us after being served. So we just paid without even seeing the check. The prices where reasonable. But the food was just passable. And the service sucked. Go to scrapes across the street better food and service. This was the first time we ate here so it could have been bad luck. But I got the feeling that this was once great and is now on the way down.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Our waiter Steve did a great job
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, and waiter was perfect. We got off to a rocky start with the hostess that seated us . She was doing her best to pick a fight with the Asian hostess that greeted us and was obnoxiously speaking to the rest of the staff as she walked through the restaurant to seat us in the back. The rest of the staff remained professional but her behavior detracted from the otherwise wonderful staff. She needs an attitude adjustment!
  36. l

    lisaw

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Everything was good but the time it took us to get our food. It took over 40 minutes and our server didn't give us reports of the progress. I know it's not the servers fault that the food took so long. Besides 40 minutes being too, it's even more important for me is I take meds that I have to wait 1hr before I can eat and then only have 30 minutes to eat. I basically had to eat my dinner in 5 minutes
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Good service! I thoroughly enjoyed the bruschetta. We will definitely be back!
  38. DJ

    DeanJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I wanted to try Trombino's because I work nearby and virtually everyday on the drive home the parking lot is packed. The one other time I tried to eat there, I didn't have a reservation (you never need reservations in ABQ) and they told us it would be an hour and a half wait. So, I was excited to try it out. The interior has a very professional paint job which tries to evoke the old country. It is appealing. The table and chairs felt much more downscale. The menu has a lot of options. Of the four people in our party, three felt very underwhelmed. The flavor was okay, the ingredients were nothing special, the way they treated the ingredients were also not particularly special. For our group of four. Entrees, two desserts, no drinks was $100. For that amount of money one could easily go to some of the more sophisticated Italian restaurants in town and eat much better.
  39. JT

    JerryT

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    We have eaten at Trombino's several times in the past, but this time was certainly not as good. I know it was a Saturday night, but they packed in guests there like sardines in a can. I was seated in a chair that protruded out into the aisle and was constantly being bumped by people trying to get by. The main problem was the Lasagna, just terrible! It came in a bowl filled and looked like a rounded mound of "something." It was covered so much with red sauce and cheese that, I kid you not, it was difficult to find the pasta! I pushed the sauce and cheese aside to see what was underneath and found several layers of way under cooked pasta literally glued and stuck together. It was like a solid block. Terrible dish!! When I want an Italian dinner, I'll go to Joe's Pasta House from now on. They know how to treat guests and prepare far better Italian dishes. Its so sad, Trombino's used to be my favorite...
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening of good food and relaxing atmosphere, service was extraordinary!

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Trombino's Bistro Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 821-5974.

Trombino's Bistro Italiano is rated 4.4 stars by 1346 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Seagull Street

  • Neighborhood

    Albuquerque

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot in front of restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop on Academy Road, adjacent to restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (505) 821-5974

  • Catering

    Coming Soon!

  • Private party facilities

    Our very popular Semi-Private dining area can accommodate 36 to 40 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Chris Bambino or Kyle Healy: (505) 821-5974

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