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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

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
Good for a Date (40)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
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Authentic (31)
Romantic (31)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Groups (25)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Cozy (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Casual (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Business Meals (11)
Fun (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Healthy (3)
Vegan (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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Organic (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

I went to this restaurant for the first time with my girlfriend for our 1-year anniversary. I am a vegetarian and eggplant lover and enjoyed the eggplant parm very much. We got the combo fritia mushrooms and zucchini appetizer and it was deep fried deliciousness and more than we could finish! Pass on the garlic bread as the free bread provided is better. It was good for people watching from our central table. The service was excellent and the prices for elevated dining were reasonable. Oh, and the dessert menu will leave you with a very hard choice because all of them sound great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent. Good food and service. While on vacation in Albuquerque a tourist center recommended this restaurant.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 5 days ago

Trombino's is always at least good. Sometimes, as on our last visit, no place anywhere could be better. The kitchen was on point with our order, the portions generous, service by Adrienne impeccable, charming, and gracious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 5 days ago

very chill, but didn't care for the water falling from the roof. Service was great and the food was good as always

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 5 days ago

Many good menu choices (food & drink), but I keep choosing the Chicken Involtino lately. Very busy on Friday evenings. Parking can be a challenge, but it's worth it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had a reservation for 5:30 pm and we were seated immediately. Our server was courteous, friendly and attentive. Our appetizers were brought out pretty quickly and our dinner soon after. The food was amazing! The whole experience there was superb. We'll definitely make our way back there again.

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·Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I always choose Trombino's for our favorite occasions, be it birthdays, anniversaries or Valentine's day, and they never disappoint. We feel like we've stepped into an episode of the Sopranos when we're here and the food is always top notch. Excellent service and with portions large enough to take leftovers home, we get to relive the experience again in the week just to make us want to return again soon. We love it here!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and excellent service. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 7 days ago

Great tasting food. Great environment for a date. Food served quickly even on a busy night. A must try!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Visiting out of town for Valentine's Day and enjoyed the food, the service and the atmosphere. We will definitely return when we are in the area again.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 7 days ago

Open Table was the best way to reserve a night out for valentines day and it seems the businesses know that they need to accommodate via open table reservations. it was a great night

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 (New Mexico)·Dined 7 days ago

My Valentine and I had a wonderful time!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious food, and great service, cant' wait to go back and try something else.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Celebrating an early valentines dinner

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We come here frequently but tonight we waited 30 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. They were backed up because there was a large VIP group (the governor and about 20 guests). Once we got our table the service was only slightly slower than normal and some of the dishes maybe weren’t prepared as carefully as usual but all in all it was an enjoyable meal.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We did arrive on time for our 6:30 reservation. And the reason that we were not seated is that we just left at 7:15 p.m., after having waited for a table for over 45 minutes. This restaurant not only had overbooked their tables they had also taken several large parties without a reservation, ahead of us. Furthermore, when we left it looked like that it would still be at least another 20 minutes before we would get an actual table.

And to top it off the hostess with glasses was extremely rude and combative. When we arrived and provided our name, she rudely informed us that they had no tables available and just walked off. Such unprofessional and disrespectful behavior is totally unacceptable.

What is the point of using Opentable to make a reservation, if the reservation is not honored within a reasonable window of 10-15 minutes?

Under no circumstances will we ever patronize this restaurant again.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 10, 2018

VERY busy tonight and unable to honor our reservation request for a booth.
Probably a pre-Valentine crush, which we hadn’t thought about. Service was still good as was the food, although my ravioli was a bit cold.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been there before and had to return. Any occasion will do. It is a little pricey but the food is truly worth it. It is a must for reservations. The place fills up fast. The waiters and waitresses are fantastic, especially about the wine. They know what they are talking about. My wife and I had meat ravioli and chicken parmigiana. Both we excellent. We shared a chocolate brownie after dinner. It was light and full of flavor. I can't recommend this place highly enough. My family and I will be returning, we will just need a reason why.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Durango)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great, as usual

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 1, 2018

One of our favorite Italian restaurants in Albuquerque. We usually sit in the bar where it is friendly and lively. Great staff. Good, fresh ingredients. Try the linguini with white clam sauce. Yum!!

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Best Italian food in Albuquerque. The selection of regional dishes is excellent. The the price is higher on average than other Italian places, it is worth the cost.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food! I have always loved Trombino's. I just wish they were open for lunch!

Tags: Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were a little crowded at our small table but the food was great!

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our dinners and bar selections were very good. I was surprised to see the Ladies Room is such disarray and mentioned it to the hostess.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything was wonderful; food, service, ambiance, cost was reasonable. Will be going back.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We have been regular customers for 30+ years. Never a bad experience or meal. Had enough leftovers for 2 additional “re-runs” at home. Plenty of good food. Staff is excellent. We’re going back tomorrow night with a different group of friends. We’ve seen parking lot security on multiple occasions

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent to very good in all respects. Only issue, mussels dish had a few served that were not open, so presumed bad.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Large portions but disappointed at the quality of the food. The food was salty and the service was adequate at best.

Tags: Casual
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Birthday... lovely evening! Deduct points for crowd; noise... those issues... I guess we are not the only ones who appreciate great food and service!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Major problem was with her server. He did not have a clue fine dining service. We asked him if a particular dish with spicy and you said no not at all. We told him that we did not want anything real spicy and it came out and it was almost burning to the mouth it was so spicy. Asked for wine on the wine list he said oh that’s discontinued but he didn’t know that he had to go and find out. I have the lobster ravioli and they were great. Not for star five-star dining that I expected.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Trombinos excels in presentation of food and dining area, knowledge and courtesy of wait staff, quality and proportion of food and timeliness of food prep. We will return and bring out of town quests!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our wait-person seemed to be an unhappy person, who'd rather not be at work. She seemed not to know what sides came with which entrees; was not familiar with the wine menu; did not come to see whether the appetizer was acceptable (it was indeed incorrect). The entrees were excellent, however. I'd go back but insure we had a different wait-person.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was mediocre, will probably not return

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Reservation Staff needs to be attentive, they were too busy talking to each other and walking around not seating guest. First time I ever experienced this at Trombino’s.
Waiter wrote down wrong order. I didn’t want to send back, because it was New Years Eve.
Bolognese was thin and not the consistent smoothness it normally is.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was slow and not attentive, server was more interested in taking care of his friends at the next table. Food was good but pasta was cold when served. table was in a poor location, especically since I had a reservation, not all other diners did!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our New Year's Eve dinner was fantastic on all accounts and the lobster ravioli was fantastic. I would like to express my gratefulness to your parking lot attendant that was working around 8 pm. We finished our dinner around 7 PM, and when we arrived back to our hotel I realized I was missing one of my favorite silver earrings that I wore to dinner. By the time we drove back to Trombino's, I figured my earring was lost forever. I can't believe that your parking lot attendant had found it and kept it safe until we arrived! I'm sorry that I did not get his name, but I hope his manager reads this review and mentions it to him. Thank you, Trombino's, for hiring a quality parking attendant, as he truly made my night and what a great start to 2018!

The food was amazing also: lobster ravioli, shrimp scampi, and huge portion of lasagna were incredible!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always food & service excellent! We ordered a bottle of wine from the wine list. We'd had it before & it was excellent. Our server brought us a different bottle explaining that they no longer had the one we ordered even though it still appeared on the list. If you're no longer serving a wine please remove it from the list. The substituted bottle was a disappointment. Ok but not as good.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very large, delicious portions and staff is ready to pack up leftovers to take home. Be sure to have a reservation, especially on weekends, as the restaurant is always crowded.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food and drink. Service was excellent and attentive to our needs

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The only negative thing to note is that the restrooms do not have a changing table.

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