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About 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.

5415 Academy Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Seagull Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 821-5974

Website:
http://www.trombinos.com/

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.

Catering:
Coming Soon!

Parking Details:
Large parking lot in front of restaurant.

Public Transit:
Bus stop on Academy Road, adjacent to restaurant.

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

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

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Trombino's Bistro Italiano Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (34)
Special Occasion (30)
Good for Birthdays (25)
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Good for Anniversaries (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Groups (21)
Authentic (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Casual (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Romantic (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Business Meals (13)
Cozy (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fun (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Healthy (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Organic (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Very good service, great food and the best wine in town. Highly recommend this cozy place

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food, healthfully prepared. Server was cheerful and accommodating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The noise level on a Saturday is unbearable! Completely ruined our special dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Amazing place to go! Food is really great, along work the service and environment! I've already recommended this place to others!

Tags: Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Organic, Spicy, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, Cozy, Hot Spot, Casual, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 4, 2017

First time and this will become a favorite. Great food, atmosphere and friendly waitstaff.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My server was Thomas and he was great in service but he could have been just a little more attentive. The food quality was excellent and a great value for the dollar.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I just lost the entire review...Oh well. Bottom line: veal way overcooked after reminding our waiter to make sure it wasn't! I had made reservations with the note that this was my husband's 70th birthday. We have been here several times & had wonderful service by Jay & another very tall young lady. Thomas was terrible! We had to keep asking for more bread, wine, etc. etc. Doubt we will ever return. Sooo disappointed! This was our place for dinner, when we visited Albuquerque.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was our first time there and it was great. Well worth the price.
It is the best Italian place in the state.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Vegan
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 22, 2017

One of us at the table ordered lobster. It was cooked beyond being edible. She couldn’t even get the meat out of the shell. She then ordered crab legs. They were so extremely salty, they too were inedible. We all have eaten at Trombinos in the past and loved it. This was the worst food experience for one of our diners.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Not our first time, won't be our last. Started with the bruschetta, had never ordered before, the bread was toasty garlicy deliciousness and the topping was fresh. I had salmon cooked perfect. An Eggplant dish , chicken piccata and chicken Marsala were ordered by the rest of my party. They were all extremely pleased. All the staff was attentive and on parr for what we paid!

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Waiter was friendly but the food was not great. The noise level is high and the tables are very close to each other.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I had filthy silverware, our server was rude, my drink was screwed up and the food was like going to Olive Garden.

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent Service, food tremendous. Flavors perfect, the manicotti was homemade crepes amazing.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Thanks! Great meal. Seafood Diavolo is BOMB! Thanks! Great meal. Seafood Diavolo is BOMB! Thanks! Great meal. Seafood Diavolo is BOMB! Thanks! Great meal. Seafood Diavolo is BOMB! Thanks! Great meal. Seafood Diavolo is BOMB! Thanks! Great meal. Seafood Diavolo is BOMB!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

we celebrated a birthday here following a day at the balloon fiesta. we were taken on time for our reservation and the wait staff were friendly and efficient. the two of us had ravioli: one lobster and one meat. both were delicious. the side salads (little italy and garden) were fresh, crisp, chilled and delicious. and a special cupcake for my birthday topped off the evening.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

It was a nice evening. Food and service was good. Only conplaint was a merlot on menu not available.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Loved this spot - great atmosphere, service & wine. The grilled salmon & filet were wonderful

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was very good , the service was top knotch, the table was covered with a piece of paper over the table cloth, that was annoying. The atmosphere is nice but a little too noisy, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We are visiting Albuquerque and wanted an Italian meal, great location. I really liked the decor too.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Loved it! Thank you!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This has been a jewel for us in Albuquerque. The food is fantastic, the menu is quite extensive, and the staff is well trained and courteous. (The lasagna is the best in town.)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We love Trombinos. The food was wonderful! We always enjoy our time when we eat there. The lasagna is amazing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food took longer than expected but was very good, once it was delivered.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great food.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Quiet, understated bistro ambiance, nice selection of entrees and wines. Some of the pasta portions could feed a family of four.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 24, 2017

It was my birthday celebration from two of my friends. The Veal Parmagiano was good, not great. The spaghetti and marinara on the side was o.k. The bread and the olive oil was good. The Tiaramasu was outstanding! The Peroni Beer was great! All in all, it was a great dinner. Our waitress was great, very entertaining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun, Casual, Great Beer, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great ambiance. Great service. Delicious food. Very good value.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Definitely not the best experience we've had at Trambino's. It was homecoming so there were a lot of big parties. Service and food was very slow. Refills were difficult to get, I had to get the sweetener myself, and my daughter's pizza was soggy.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Your review categories above are ridiculous. This restaurant is simply an excellent place to enjoy a superb meal. The service is always extremely good, the food is delicious, and the pricing is very fair.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food was wonderful. Also my husband left his phone and when I called to inquire, the manager personally called me back and had found the phone. I was able to go and get it before the restaurant was open. Very accommodating. Our family enjoyed the food and the service was outstanding. Definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was very good as always. The Minestrone soup was tasty.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excelllent meals. Everyone was more than satisfied. Portions were large and very filling. No one had room for dessert. The restaurant has been around for a long time and always serves great food in a great atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Absolutely fabulous restaurant - it is bigger on the inside and looks and feel much better than the outside view! The atmosphere is very authentic, great décor and ambience with a European flair. The service was outstanding and the food just as good. Great menu selection and far removed from boring chain restaurant food. The location is ideal for nearby hotel visitors who don't want to venture far to find great food and yet experience a very unique and delightful meal with good company. Highly, highly recommended!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

We celebrated my in-laws 65th wedding anniversary. They are full-blooded Italiano and this is the only restaurant in Albuquerque that even comes close to authentic. Our server was great and everybody was very accommodating. The only reason we gave four stars for service is that when I made the online reservation there was a place for special requests. I indicated that we wanted a small cake with Happy anniversary on it. That never got delivered or feedback that it couldn't get done. So much for special requests. It was a wonderful time for all and the food was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Ordered shrimp/ prosciutto dish and the prosciutto was very salty. Would recommend smaller quantity and better quality prosciutto.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We had a 9:15 pm appointment. There was no one at the front and we waited until we realized that if we don't ask to be seated we will probably still be standing here. The staff was all hanging out at the bar and we were told the hostess left. We were then taken to the booth area and the booth was dirty with crumbs and oil. All around us was messy and it seemed they were closing. Three other couples walked in after us. One loud couple behind us made it unbelievably awful for us to enjoy our meal. At one point I could not hear my husband. We finished out meal and left. Our server was the usual polite. Nothing extraordinary that would make me rate this as a 5 star service as we have had in the past. They probably shouldn't offer reservations after 9 pm if staff is ready to close shop at 8:50pm.

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Overall acceptable. I am from NYC and have a high bar for good Italian restaurants, thus somewhat prejudiced. My only meal at Trmbino's was a standard capellini with meat sauce and
meatballs. The pasta was cooked properly, al dente, and the sauce was good but not exceptional. The meatballs were a bit of a disappointment, rather bland which I assume is to make them palatable to a general clientele. More italianate seasoning would be in order (oregano, garlic, etc.), although I understand the difficulty to make sauces and seasonings appropriate for "all audiences" in a family-style restaurant and thus toned down a bit. Generally, the menu selection appeared very good, even with some veal on the fare, the prices seemed adequate, service was fine and food quality and preparation in the 3 and 4 star area.
I would recommend Trombino's to others and would certainly revisit myself. Not quite up to a NYC Luna (now defunct), or a Carmine's or San Pasquale's, but without the volume, specific clientele and access to raw materials available in New York this is to be expected. Thanks.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Every time I am in ABQ, I make sure I have dinner at Trombino's. Wish I could dine there more often, but it requires a flight or road trip from Chicago.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The appetizer, spinach artichoke dip, tasted like frozen spinach and cream of something soup mix. Not good. Pasta entree fresh but sauce was under seasoned. Waiter knew nothing about the wine list. Won't go back.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent experience. Will definitely be back.

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