Ristorante Lombardo

4.8
1308 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
3 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

One of the very best restaurants in WNY!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ristorante Lombardo is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. From the lovely card that greeted us at our table, to the attentive service, delicious food and efficient valet parking, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is consistently one of the most incredible dining experiences! Every aspect of the meal was phenomenal!! From the time we walked in the door to the time we left no attention to detail was missed. I will without fail be back!

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RR
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding...food and service. Carleen is the best...

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was creative and well prepared. Service was exceptional! Celebrated our anniversary and received a lovely card and champagne from the restaurant. Will be back again soon.

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Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very nice service. Extremely dry halibut and tough Osso buso. Not worth the price.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best service around. The staff is dedicated to diner satisfaction, the owner makes every effort to make sure your needs are met. I would recommend this restaurant for couples, parties and business meetings. When we were eating there, there was a private event in a separate room and a large table of 15 dining near us. All sat at the same time. Our service was not affected in the slightest. That says a lot about the management and employees.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best customer service I've experienced in a long time, from the Valet parking to the host, bar tender, dinner service all top notch! Everyone always had a smile on their face while doing an impeccable job. The food was marvolus & served at the right pace. Can't wait to go back. 5 stars for sure!

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic from start to finish. Went to celebrate my wife’s birthday and everyone who interacted with us wished her a happy birthday. The food was outstanding, service was incredible.

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my daughter's college graduation with family and friends. The food was outstanding and the service was phenomenal. Absolutely no complaints and will be returning!

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MD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best, if not the best in Buffalo. Tom Lombardo’s attention to detail makes you feel, welcomed, pampered, a true “fine dining” experience. Food preparation and platting are excellent. I highly recommend Lombardos

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EB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I've been to Lombardo and I was disappointed this time around. The soft shell crab was NOT soft. It was a tough shell that could NOT be eaten. I've had soft shell crab was NOT good quality. My sister ordered 3 for her entree and it was a waste of money but she didn't want to create a fuss and send them back. I understand there is a lot of wait staff to make the experience run quickly without too much of a wait but this became a problem when the two orders of truffle fries were packed into one container. My waiter took two orders for different guest but the waiters who cleared the table did not pay attention to this. Things like this need to be paid attention to. If different people from the same table order the same thing this should be recognized and when packing up the leftovers should be handled accordingly. If this cannot be done efficiently bring the customer boxes to pack themselves. The staff was kind but this does not excuse the the parts of my experience that was poorly executed.

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g
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate my son's graduation. Food was excellent, very authentic. Staff was very good and knowledgeable. Would definitely come back.

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PP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner with coworkers. Classic “old school” Buffalo Italian restaurant. Food and service very good, enjoyed our visit

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Dinner for my fiancé. When she arrives they have a birthday card signed by everybody in the restaurant. Service was outstanding and very personable. Food was just outstanding. This was a memorable happy occasions.

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CL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect place to go for a special occasion. Excellent cocktails, creatively delicious food, personal attention and an atmosphere that’s intimate enough that you can actually hear what your table mates are saying. Knocked it out of the park again Tommy!

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome customer service. We love waiters and waitresses that make you feel that you're being well taken care of.

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RW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and pleasant atmosphere however the noise level was awful it was difficult to hear the people at my table. It was my 65th birthday and that put a bit of a damper on the evening.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my wife. One of the BEST restaurants and service I’ve ever experience. Love it here!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The yellowfin tuna was very bland, no flavor
everything else was delicious but for the price you pay for a dish it was very dissapointjng

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Great service and the food is outstanding. Gluten free menu was extensive!

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carleen took great care of us. Meal was terrific, as always. Wine list is deep and varied. Most of our foursome had the $39 three course price fixe, which had a handful of good offerings. A good deal. We will be back again and again.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with friends!

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Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out all time favorite Buffalo Restaurant!!

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JA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Nice service. The food was greasy
The food was greasy

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AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I usually give 5 star across the board. Disappointed that Lombardos sold out of lobster tail on a Saturday night. My husband also looks forward to the veal chop and we learned it’s no longer offered- but online menu still shows it.

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FC
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tommy and staff are incredible. From the valet parking, to the personal service, Ristorante Lombardo is a class act from the time you pull into the parking lot. The chef prepared a meal that was tasteful, served at the perfect temperature, the waitress was patient and mindful, respectful and courteous. Coat check, to the bar tenders. Dining done right. Great job Tommy. We will be back.

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SC
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch as always.
This is one of our favorite special occasion restaurants. I have visited many times, and plan on returning many more .

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BR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary here. Food was amazing, but the service is what really made the evening. Champagne, an anniversary card and a congratulations from everyone. Great time!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are top notch. This was our second time dining here and we were again blown away at how fantastic everything was. We cannot wait to return and sit out on the patio!

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KY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third visit, and again it did not disappoint. This time we took 3 ladies that had not been there before and they also loved it. Worth the drive from Canada !! We will be back.

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UA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Ristorante Lombardo provides outstanding food and service. Highly recommended!!

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PN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Easter at Ristorante Lombardo and found everything perfect. Well done. We will be back.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Ristorante Lombardo Sat. night. Our waitress was extremely helpful, talking us through the menu and helping us when we were stuck between items; She really took care of us! All around, the service was impeccable, and the food was delicious.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant! Even their water tasted amazing!

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RM
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything except the volume in the room was wonderful.

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DJ
Sydney / NSW
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, the only thing keeping it from al 5's was in having an after dinner drink at the bar, a party of 6 consumed the bar as if it were their own, were very loud, with too much to drink, and using language not appropriate for a great restaurant, since I heard one man's story, I will disassociate his company's business with us, otherwise perfect as usual

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was very good and waiter very pleasant. Food was disappointing. Just average and not near worth the price. Much better, more interesting restaurants in the area with better food at comparable pricing. I expected far more for such a seasoned establishment.

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PJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a pleasurable experience. I would have to say it was a little over priced. The service was outstanding. I think the telephone call to confirm the reservation defeats the purpose of the convenience of the on line reservation. I enjoyed it very much.

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c
Caribbean
26 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Just love this place ! Food is almost perfect . Providing gluten free bread for guests who need it would make it absolute Nirvana!

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