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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate with your sweetheart at Trombino’s! We will be serving our regular menu with Valentines inspired specials staring at 3:00 Wednesday – “Valentine's Day”, come in to enjoy a wonderful dinner with your someone special. Reservations recommended.

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Trombino's Bistro Italiano Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Special Occasion (38)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
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Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Casual (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Authentic (25)
Romantic (24)
Cozy (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Business Meals (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fun (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 4 days ago

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 7, 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 7, 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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·Dined on January 6, 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 5, 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 January 1, 2018

Food was mediocre, will probably not return

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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·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 31, 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 30, 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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·Dined on December 28, 2017

I was impressed with both the ambiance and meal, but disappointed when staff started cleaning the floor right next to our table. I felt rushed to get out even though it was still early in the evening.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We have been to Trombino's Bistro Italiano on three separate occasions. We enjoyed each time we have had dinner there. The food has always been very good. The seating arrangement on our last visit was perfect for the seven of us . Service was good. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went to Trombinos on Dec. 24th, which was our anniversary. In booking the table online, I was asked if it was a special occasion, and I indicated it was our anniversary, yet no mention of it was made by our waiter at any time, so I wondered why you bothered to ask? I thought perhaps a small piece of cake, gratis, might have been expected, given the fact that you asked about the occasion. Despite this, we continue return and have been to Trombinos on Christmas Eve for many years now.

Tags: Casual
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Fairly standard southern Italian cuisine. Well done with all the typical dishes of the region but not out of the ordinary. They have been in Albuquerque for a long time and are always crowded so they must be doing something right!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

I hadn't been in at least 10 years but it was as good as I remembered. A little pricy to go too often but we will be back for the next occausion.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our dinners are always excellent at Trombino's. The cocktails are prefect, the salads crisp and the Eggplant Parmesan and Trout dish were so yummy.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food, we had a fantastic waiter. Price were moderate and great atmosphere.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 13, 2017

You can always count on Trombinos for good food and service in a cozy atmosphere. Several vegetarian options including spinach lasagna (only on certain nights). My wife found her 4-cheese ravioli a little bland but I enjoyed my eggplant parm.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Delicious food in a nice environment with friendly service

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

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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 (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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