Ristorante Lombardo

4.8
1243 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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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The greeting was wonderful, the bar was great. We started with delicious Caesar Salad made table side. We ordered some favorites but really were surprised that the particular pasta served was not what we had ordered.
After dinner we felt a little rushed to leave.
Such a beautiful restaurant with an established family reputation.
Having dined out many times both in our city and all over the world, you know the difference.

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T
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening as always !

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PF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our favorite Buffalo restaurant! The food is wonderful and the service is top- notch. You will not be disappointed.

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MD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tommy Lombardo is the best host in Buffalo great spot

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f
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great service! And awesome food. One of the best restaurants in buffalo that i love.

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SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great staff and food. Portions were a bit large.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience! The food was phenomenal and all staff were very friendly and attentive.

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JC
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lombardo's is simply the best! The atmosphere, how you are greeted, valet parking, excellent food. I could go on and on!!

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MK
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great way to spend with family and friends, with a comfortable setting for even the most particular people. Thank you for a wonderful experience at Ristorante Lombardo everyone. It was like home away from home.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was our first dinner in Buffalo and we were blown away! The pasta and steak were full of flavor without being too rich. The wine selection was diverse and offered an array of Italian wines as one would hope for and the cocktails were clearly unique and well thought out. The best part of the evening was the service which was above and beyond - clearly an established restaurant in Buffalo and we look forward to returning!

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BP
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lombardo's is hands down one of the top restaurants in Buffalo.
Everything exceeded out expectations.
Special thanks to the bartender for concocting a hot toddy to warm my body and my spirit before we indulged in our succulent dinner.
Off the charts in our opinion.

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JZ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service the menu was excellent being a person of few words 50 characters is a lot for me

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MC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my favorite restaurant in Buffalo. I had a rib eye Saturday which was absolutely the tastiest piece of meat I ever had.

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TS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service. Treated us very well for our birthday celebration.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Excellent service. Can’t wait to go back.

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SE
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

THOUGHT THE FOOD WAS MEDIOCRE AND THE MENU DIDN'T HAVE A GREAT SELECTION. THE GARLIC FRIES WERE TERRIBLE. OVERALL WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED ABOUT THE QUALITY OF FOOD FOR THE PRICE. I MIGHT TRY IT AGAIN JUST TO SEE IF MAYBE I JUST ORDERED THE WRONG ITEM.

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G
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and ambiance were fine as always on the evening we dined. But it was the service that made for an exceptional evening. We were wonderfully looked after from start to finish. Amazing!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, an absolutely incredible, always consistent, made from scratch plate of delicioso with impeccable service (Sarah and all accompanying servers) at Ristorante Lombardo. A Buffalo institution that we’re very fortunate to have. Thank you to Tom Lombardo and the Ristorante Lombardo family.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place with outstanding food and service. Always great to see the owner(s) on site. It is a cant miss!

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was awesome. His suggestions were perfect along with the wine. The owner is walking around talking to everyone. Just a great night.

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff there was very friendly and patient. I started my night at the bar waiting for my party to arrive and the bar tender was very generous and funny. My party was still running a little late but they sat me and took appetizer orders. The staff always made sure we had everything and the waiter we had was quick! Thanks for a wonderful night out!

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DW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice touches for my birthday!

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CQ
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Service was fabulous lead by Carlene with the rest of her team. I think one things that sets Lombardo's apart from other restaurants other than their great food is their deserts! They do not disappoint...they are a legit delicious NON-DECONSTRUCTED desert. We will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an absolutely wonderful experience at Lombardo’s. Highly recommend this restaurant. The food is always outstanding, the atmosphere is always very welcoming and the staff from the front desk to the waiters couldn’t be more professional. Grazie Lombardo’s
Angela Robert

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary - they had a card waiting for us and gave us two complimentary glasses of champagne. The food was delicious and the service outstanding!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love sitting at the Bar.... Jimmy is great!

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RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another enjoyable dinner at Lombardo's. The staff, food and ambiance were all First Class!

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TB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I truly love this restaurant and the service that they provide. I chose to take my wife here for her birthday because I wanted a “Sure thing”. Unfortunately the food was not fantastic this trip. Poorly executed menu items and incorrect descriptions led to a slightly dissatisfying experience. I won’t get into details of some of the mishaps out of respect for the management, we know the management will correct things that can be corrected. I have really high standards for this place, and the awesome service/ management really makes up for one lack luster food experience.

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, wonderful staff, fabulous food!

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PK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant - in every aspect: polite, knowledgeable staff, great ambiance, amazing food & superb wine list! Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Buffalo & would hold up against comparisons of similar restaurants in cities like NYC, Chicago, LA etc. No wonder Mick Jagger ate here twice the last time The Rolling Stones came through town in 2015. Cant wait to go back - very soon!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a perfect evening!
Greeted at the door warmly by Tommy Lombardo— friendly and professional bar tenders, excellent service by Carleen and exceptional food . Always a favorite dining experience.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we had the most wonderful dinner and service. They make you feel like every guest is special. I had a moment to speak with Tommy and it was a lovely conversation!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing as well as the food.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fig appetizer, lobster ravioli, and the cavatelli were all outstanding!!! First time there and we'll certainly be returning!

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PJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful evening, with excellent food, and attentive servers. Never disappointed.

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was out of this world the ambience was just amazing all the workers there were very hospitable the food was a bit pricey but absolutely delicious Definitely would highly recommend you coming and checking this place out

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

1.5 hour wait for entrees, steak was dry, and the lamb was too far undercooked! Great ambiance, and great service, but the kitchen need work, ASAP.

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SC
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone is so friendly. They treat you like family when you dine here. Food is consistently great and service is right on! Staff spaces your meal so you can thoroughly enjoy it all..rare when dining out these days. Still our favorite local restaurant. Will return soon

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J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Lombardo's was excellent in all respects. We stopped in after a BPO concert and had a wonderful lunch. The 2 for $24 luncheon specials are a great value. Highly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Valentine’s Day. The food was absolutely delicious. I would recommend the Calamari, and The Continental for a main dish. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to eat the best Italian food in Buffalo.

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