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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Special Occasion (33)
Good for Birthdays (27)
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Good for Anniversaries (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Authentic (21)
Casual (21)
Romantic (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Business Meals (16)
Cozy (15)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Fun (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Healthy (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food in a nice environment with friendly service

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

I took my management team and their spouses here for dinner. There were 12 of us. The server was young and did not do his job well. We had a few people come later than the rest, but he didn't even offer us drinks before they arrived. When they did he took their drinks and never asked for ours at the other end of the table. I had to flag him down and ask.
When he took the orders and brought the food he got the orders right but again, never asked if we wanted more drinks or offered to refill my iced tea. We were done eating for a good 10-15 minutes before he stopped by to see if we wanted to order dessert and clear our dinner plates.
The restaurant was full and he had several other tables. This is the management's fault for 1) not training him properly (the bill would have definitely been higher had he been on it). 2) not having service support staff. Most nicer restaurants have bus/support people to refill drinks, clear plates, get missed condiments, etc. Basically all the things our waiter did not do.
I would still return, but hopefully the management works on the server situation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed dining at Trombino's Bistro Italiano. The food was excellent and so was the service. My husband and I would like to see you add a serving of vegetables with the main entrée. This would make the meal more balanced and be a better value for the price. We hope you'll consider this in the future.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was superb!! Service was great. It was the best food we have had in sometime.
The hostess was friendly and she was able to seat us immediately with our Open Table reservation. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. The food was over the top. The serving size was generous and the most flavorful dishes. Thumbs up to the chef!!
Thank you for a lovely evening!! We will be back soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 6 days ago

Dinner at 5:30 for four. Everyone enjoyed their selections. Waiter while a little shaky at the start straightened everything out and kept us well attended. Good pace to the meal. There must be something about my appearance - seems every maitre-de wants to put us next to the kitchen or the restrooms when there's room EVERYWHERE. We declined and asked for another table, or booth. Was told booths were for larger groups, yet we saw several parties of four seated at booths after us. Restaurants should understand you don't seat customers for the convenience of staff assignments, you try to give the best table available at the time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

A group of 7 friends dined at Trombino's. I made a reservation and we were seated in a perfect spot. It was a round table, which I like because everyone can talk to each other as opposed to a rectangular table, and the table was in a small alcove so the one person with us who has a hearing problem had no difficulty following conversations. We all enjoyed the food we ordered. The portions are large and we all left with a to go box. Our waiter was wonderful. He was attentive and wanted to make our dinner go smoothly. We had a very enjoyable evening and would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Jeremy provided excellent and personable service on a very busy night. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and dessert. Kudos Trombinos!

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The decor is creative with beautiful art works, the staff friendly and efficient, and the food and cocktails delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Our service was phenomenal and the food was perfect! My family comes in town from Ohio and this is the only Italian place in Albuquerque that they want to eat at! We eat there everytime they are in town! Wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We always enjoy our food and very much appreciate Josh as our waiter. He knows what we like to eat and is always gracious and attentive.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

One of my favorite Italian restaurants. I always recommend to my friends and family goes frequently

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Seasonal
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Delicious Italian delicacies! Portions were very large. Loved the dining room ambiance!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

After years of being across town, we've recently rediscovered Trombino's and make a point to visit at least monthly. The food is excellent and priced right, the service is outstanding, and it's a nice, quiet, but not too formal evening out for me and my girl.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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food4
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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food4
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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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