Trombino's Bistro Italiano

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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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RL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and food. Best Italian restaurant I have been to outside of Europe.

LM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have the best Italian food in town. I love going there with my family.

d
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience we love Trombino’s always excellent food, service, ambiance and value.

T
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ITALIAN food. We’ll be back again next time we are in town!

DA
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great value. Large menu. Great wine. Waitress was very friendly, professional, and extremely knowledgeable about the food

w
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time was told it was “good “ it is better than good Will go back

SM
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to say that this is a must go to restaurant in Albuquerque! I was in town for the Balloon Fiesta and wanted to take my girlfriend to a restaurant for her birthday. She loves Italian food so we chose Trombino’s. If I was playing poker and went all in, I would have won the pot with a royal flush! If I’m ever back in Albuquerque, I’m definitely stopping in again!

LS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

My gluten free pasta meal was very good, though I would've liked some gluten free bread to mop up the juices, as well to share the olive oil with my husband. Unfortunately, his lasagna was not as warm as he would've liked it, though it was still quite tasty.

s
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious Italian cuisine with nice ambiance to enjoy with family and friends. Service was friendly and attentive. Veal piccata and trout almandine were large portions and well prepared. Will definitely return.

A
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband surprised me on our anniversary by taking me to Trombino’s. The food was excellent and the service was great. It was a little chilly where we were sitting but overall great experience!

C
New Mexico
42 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great Italian food. We frequent often. Sometimes the servers are snooty.

JF
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

First timer. Parking lot was packed and a tight fit. We'd made reservations online and altho there was a waiting line inside we were ushered in pretty quickly and to a good booth. The place was packed. That made it noisy; it was really hard to hear each other talk at the table over the din of the large room. Still, it had, overall, a nice family atmosphere; folks clearly were enjoying the experience, which was a real plus in terms of atmosphere. Service was outstanding; very friendly, engaging, efficient and knowledgeable servers. Orders came quite quickly, actually. The lasagna was good but I have had better; I'd give the dish a 7 on the 10 scale; flavor wasn't my favorite, sauce was a bit dense. That said, I ate it all, enjoyed it, and will definitely return for other dishes. All things considered, I'd give it an 8 out of 10 and recommend it for sure.

DD
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific time. Great service and food! Good location! Compliments to chef!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food & service!

VV
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of 9 for a birthday celebration. I advised in reservation that it was a surprise birthday and we would be bringing a cake. They were great accommodating the cake. The only bummer was when I said the name of the reservation and the birthday girl was with me and the hostess persisted that there was no party of 2 reservation and I had to flat out say it was a surprise party for 9. Otherwise the food, service and ambiance and handling of cake was flawless. The group dined on mussels, eggplant parmigiana, lasagna, lobster ravioli, fried shrimp and cheese ravioli. Everyone loved their food. Bread and oil was delicious. Salads were starters and were very good. Very lovely evening! Great service!!! We will be back for sure.

SM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Server didn’t pay much attention to our tale compared to the other tables around us. The only difference between us and the other tables was our race. We are Latinos and the other tables were Caucasian. It was really noticeable that he favored the other tables over us. It’s ok, we will be back because the food is amazing!!!

D
New England
54 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

stopped here on the way to the airport. a very good meal with excellent service. Being from New England I was skeptical about ordering fish, however the baked salmon romano was delicious. It was a huge piece of very moistly prepared fish.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice friendly staff. Good food,

OT
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I hadn’t been to Trombino’s in over 20 years. The food was very good. I had spaghetti with white clam sauce.
However, there are a couple of things that would have made the visit much better. I was waiting for some friends and was seated around 5:15. I ordered a glass of wine from the menu that was offered to me. I would have appreciated if the waitress mentioned that happy hour was for another half hour and that there were drink specials. She did not. I didn’t know this until I opened the food menu. Also we ordered dinner from the menu that we were given only to find out afterwards that there is another menu that we didn’t know about that had pizza. I would have liked having the option of at least knowing about that. The wait staff should be more upfront about the entire offerings.

JR
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the restaurant it was quit busy for a weekday our waitress was excellent!

NA
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and service!

BF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and wait staff ! Where we go to celebrate.

TN
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Haven't been there in some time. Experience mostly good but overpriced. Probably will be some time before I go back.

EJ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food, and great service.
Parking can be tight.
Love this place!

B
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I’ve been to Trumbinos for years and love it and highly recommend it. Everyone loved their meal. I always have shrimp scampi.

t
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Very large portions. Flavorful sauce on all the dishes. The fruite de mar had a little spice to it. The veal Parmesan had a very large thick piece of veal.

HD
New Mexico
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Trombino's many years ago and loved it. Not sure why it took us so long to go back, but we are glad we did! The menu has a wide variety of items -- we both found several we wanted to try. The service was excellent, and so was the food. The main dishes are generous (large enough to take home half, and the leftovers were delicious, too). We plan to go back to try all the other items on the menu that looked good!

MT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wish they hadn’t replaced the pinon crusted grouper with tilapia. Tilapia is for amateurs who don’t really like fish!

FT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Waite staff was very professional and knowledgeable of the menu. Thank you for your assistance in the reservation.

DM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good, but even with reservations had to wait over 1/2 hour. People ahead of us waited almost an hour for their table, despite having a reservation. That does not start the meal off on a positive note.

I had the lobster ravioli. It tasted very good, but the sauce was too thin and soupy and there were too many green bell peppers for my taste. Despite being soupy, it was not served with a spoon and I had to request one.

Service was very good-just the right amount of attentiveness.

KR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It took almost an hour to get seated with a reservation. Food was slow due to a large party. Food was not as good as usual. We have not ever had this kind of experience at Trombino's and have been going there 20+ years.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

Arrived 10 minutes early and was told they were setting up our table. Was told the same again 40 minutes later. Requested a manager and was seated within 5 minutes. Many other parties appeared to have the same issues. After the problem with the hostess our food and service were excellent.

B
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This restaurant has improved over the years.
It is a pleasure to dine there.
I wish they served their spinach lasagna every night of the week, not just Friday and Saturday.

K
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Seating for seven people was very comfortable. We were at a round table with plenty of space so that we could enjoy our meal without being squeezed in. Busy night and service was a bit slow. The Wait Staff were in constant motion, so not sure what caused (what seemed like) the slow service. Great food as usual.

FF
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was great but our waiter was rude and dismissive. It was like we were bothering him when we asked for something. Kinda ruined the atmosphere and fun we were having.

RK
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If yo have not had a Bellini at Trombino's you need to. We split a veal parmigan and was more than enough with an appetizer.

LW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to eat. The food, our server, the restaurant everything was perfect for a dinner with friends

C
New Mexico
44 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been eating at Trombino’s for 40 years and the food has always been great but this time it was not. It’s losing the traditional taste established by Mr. and Mrs. Trombinos. We will not be returning.

BL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Haven't been to Trombino's since moving away. The food was just as good as I remembered it.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were originally annoyed because we made a reservation & were not seated until almost 30 minutes past our reservation. The hostess actually was sitting walk-ins before us, and she said it was because she only had 2 tops available versus a 4 top. In any event, once we were seated, our waiter was fantastic. A really nice, young man with a good sense of humor. The food is always filling. Ambiance is nice. But restaurant can be rather loud on weekend nights.

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