Ristorante Lombardo

4.8
1181 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Rated ten out of ten plates by Andrew Galarneau of the Buffalo news is one reason why Ristorante Lombardo, is often referred to as the "Best Italian in Buffalo". Open since 1975 our menus consist of original creations inspired by authentic regional Italian cuisine. Our kitchen boasts a wood burning oven used to prepare thin crust wood fired pizza, whole organic chicken saltimbocca and more. Fresh handmade pastas highlight the menu and change with the seasons. An award winning Caesar Salad is prepared table side and the daily specials are just that - special! Complement your meal with one of the more than 30 fine wines available by the glass or with a bottle from our extensive wine list. After dinner, sample one of the house made desserts accompanied by espresso, cappuccino, amaro, grappa or dessert wine.

Ristorante Lombardo's "3 for $33" special available Monday through Thursday is a hit among customers who appreciate great food on a reasonable budget.
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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We spent 2 delightful hours enjoying the food and each others company and never felt that they wanted us to leave. Also great spacing of courses.

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EK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Told owner and his son on the night we were there that we loved it.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice experience!

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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

superb service and delicious meals......... just a fantastic restaurant..

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CH
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went with two friends for post-holiday dinner. The service was wonderful: Quick, polite, very unobtrusive. Food was very, very good. Beyond expectations. Loved the atmosphere. Quiet, calm, no loud music. Perfect for conversation and enjoyment. Very few restaurant like this still in exist. Perfection!!

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent every single time. I have been there many times in my life and have never been disappointed.

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites however 2 of the halibut dinners were not done well. Our fault for not bringing it to their attention. Will be back when it is just me and my wife.

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MS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve

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s
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Went there new years eve one of the busiest nights of the year. and it was very smooth from the Valets to the servers. The food was very good . I would highly recommend it

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as usual everything was great. Service was very good,food was tasty,and overall experience very nice. Great place to go for special occassion

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T
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Western New York. Food is always of the highest quality. Server was attentive and very friendly.

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MN
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Bar service and table waitstaff were as exceptional as the food.

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AL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lombardo Restaurant never disappoints. We went for New Year's Eve. It was quiet at 5pm, but got busy around 5:30. The food was amazing - everything we had was excellent. The caesar for salad for two was extra special with table side service and the chicken saltimbocca is the best chicken dish I have ever had. Service was impeccable from the valet, to the coat check, to our servers.

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JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate here on New Years Eve and am so glad we did. The food was delicious and the waitstaff were remarkable all the way from our waiter to the people bussing our table.

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DE
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants...Just awesome from the service... to the food... & the atmosphere is outstanding!! We love this place!!

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JM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing but good things to say. The service was top notch. The food was of high quality, prepared to order, with attention to detail. My wife and I had a great time. The cost appropriate to the quality of the experience. I would highly recommend for a special occasion.

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DD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Disappointed with the lack of accommodation for a vegan diet, especially when we called ahead. There were two meat eaters, one vegetarian and one vegan in our group. The olive oil and bread were divine. The atmosphere was lovely too. Overall, our meals were good, but I would not classify them as spectacular, so they were not worth the price tag. I ordered the orecchiette and really enjoyed the home made pasta. The dish overall was a bit too sweet for my liking, but that's just me. Service was ok. Our Server seemed busy and not patient with our questions. I think it would have been nice if the Chef had a meal option or two for the vegan in our group. We ended up with a plate of roasted veggies.

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d
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Ristorante Lombards did not disappoint. I love ordering the grilled octopus appetizer, which is always perfect! We also had great entrees including one in our group that needed gluten free (GF printed menu was offered to her with many choices). They also have valet parking to top off the great evening. Highly recommended!!

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J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Mr. Lombardo and his well-trained, attentive staff made our family's Christmas Eve dinner very enjoyable. We have made Lombardo's part of our Christmas tradition - highly recommended.

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MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and ambiance. Thank you to the Lombardo family for being such good hosts.

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Lombardo's. It was an absolutely amazing dining experience. The staffs attention to detail was outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful but did not get the table we were given when you called me. You informed me that we had the 6-person round near the window. Made this reservation several weeks ago. We were disappointed in that regard.

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B
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No matter the reason, always special

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GL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the city of buffalo. Food is always outstanding and is accompanied by the best wait staff.

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TO
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far, One of the top restaurants in the Buffalo area, From the friendly valet, To The owner greeting you. The food, entire staff and restaurant as a whole are an enjoyable and pleasant experience. So after you do the chicken wing and roast beef thing. Put on a sport coat and enjoy a first class meal at a very comfortable restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous meal at Lombardo’s from start to finish. Food, service and ambiance is off the charts. Probably my favorite restaurant in Western New York. They never disappoint!

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DB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal albeit very $$
Service is excellent and meal was outstanding. But it’s a very expensive experience.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was very busy. Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Noise a little more than usual. Food & service excellent. Great staff. Had dinner at a very comfortable pace, never rushed. Very upscale.

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JP
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lombardo's is a star not only in the WNY area but for any of my out of the area family and friends. We have always has an exceptional greeting, presentation and comfort level laid before us.
Thank you for a constant approach to an escape where we always come out with a feeling of being pampered and well taken care of.

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W
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for my wife’s birthday , we haven’t been here in a few years and I must say we will not wait so long for our next visit, the service was excellent and the food was outstanding. I like the pace of dinner also , there was no rushing from one coarse to the next

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lombardo’s is a superior restaurant which never disappoints.

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SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was of high quality- food, service,attention by all staff. Beautiful decor. Generous amounts of food.

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OT
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Or meals were wonderful the veal marsala was tender and tasty! Partners tuna was also delicious. Service was impeccable

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Excellent service, everyone attentive to every detail. Well done

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CT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is lovely, food great, Can’t wait to go back

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SG
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the Lombardos were very attentive, provided excellent service, an extensive wine list, a delicious meal including fabulous desserts.

This is our "go-to" location for special occasions!

We also enjoyed a cocktail prior to dinner at Lombardo's newly opened "Little Club" across the street.

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F
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Ristorante Lombardo was excellent and continue to live up to their eruption for great food service and customer satisfaction first

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant for almost 30 years!

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