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About Ristorante Lombardo
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.
Buffalo, NY 14216
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Lunch: Friday's Only - 11:30am - 2:30pm
Virgil and Lovering
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We also use valet on busier nights
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ristorante Lombardo Ratings and Reviews
We enjoyed our dinner at Lombardo's very much and will definitely be back. The only thing we would change is that we felt very rushed by our server. We ordered pre-dinner drinks, and had barely had a sip when our appetizers arrived. This is partially our own fault, as we had not stipulated that we did not want any food until we had enjoyed our drinks. We would have preferred to have a glass of wine with the appetizer, and then a second different wine with the main course, but as it was, our drink with the appetizer was our pre-dinner drink, and then we chose a glass of wine for the main course. On that note, the wines we both enjoyed by the glass were excellent.
Being in the hospitality business ourselves, we offer this criticism only as constructive to correct a small detail. Otherwise, we completely enjoyed everything about Lombardo's.
Thank you, Tommy and Chris!
We were celebrating my birthday. The entire staff from Hostess to Bartenders to our Waiter were super friendly and attentive. The whole dinning experience made us all feel Special! We had reservations for four people but at the last minute we had another couple join us. They were able to accommodate us with no problems. We had delicious cocktails at the bar for a few minutes and then were seated right away. Octopus appetizer is amazing. The Veal Chop I ordered was the Biggest one I have ever seen and it was cooked perfect and delicious. They then brought us all out Fru Fru Cake for everyone as I had asked!! My Favorite Cake!!! We will return very soon!
Food was amazing. Our server was very helpful and accommodating to one of our guests extensive dietary restrictions. And while I enjoy a leisurely dinner with friends we sat down at 7:45 and didn’t leave until 10:15. We had people that we were supposed to meet out after but they ended up cancelling because dinner ran ridiculously late. It was my birthday dinner and the staff had signed and left a card for me at the table. A very thoughtful touch.
Overall I like Lombardo's. Went back for the third time on my wife's birthday and it seems like nothing last forever. I ordered the continental along with my daughter and it seems like they took one dinner and split into two. I would have preferred they tell me there was only enough for one. Other than that everybody appeared pleased.
What a wonderful dining experience! We dined at Lombardo’s to celebrate a wedding anniversary. We were seated on the outside patio. It was a beautiful, private setting. Our server was nothing but professional and the timing of our meal was perfectly paced! Our food was absolutely delicious! We can’t recommend Lombardo’s enough and can’t wait to return!!!
We went to Lombardo for an anniversary dinner. The staff was outstanding from the hostess to the waiter to the woman clearing the table and refilling water. The food was excellent, the wine list was extensive and the dessert was delicious! We will be back for sure.
My expectations with Ristorante Lombardo were not only met but the service, ambiance and cuisine went above and beyond what I expected to experience!
We started our evening of culinary delights with a mouthwatering pan seared scallop dish, followed by eggplant parm that was accompanied by a colorful pizza described as bianco pizza (which in my opinion its name is very misleading). We also shared a dinner that consisted of delectable veal, shrimp scampi and hand made Tagliatelle noodles.
We could have walked away from our dining experience fulfilled and delighted at that point, but we did not stop there. We shared their dessert special, which was well worth the calories.
To top off this memorable evening, we dined outside on their romantic and charming patio that created the perfect ambiance for a perfect summer night.
I would be remiss if I did not mention that the perfect evening would have been impossible without the attentiveness and caring of the outstanding staff from parking valet, servers, and maître d'.
I cannot wait until my next dining experience at Ristorante Lombardo, which I assure you, will be soon.
We have enjoyed this sensational restaurant through three generations of ownership.
They have maintained and updated the beauty of the establishment adding a superb outdoor dining experience in recent years. The quality of the food is outstanding, authentic and surpassed by no one in western New York. Small, intermediate and large plates are equally imaginative and delicious. We enthusiastically return with regularity.
Our first visit, went for our anniversary,hope to give it another try. Food portion for eggplant was HUGE, came with pizza that was all awesomely delicious. Did not care for the fig appetizer, but my husband enjoyed it. His veal was a bit chewy. Dessert, banana cream pie was good. They through in a free piece of flourless chocolate that my husband enjoyed tremendously. Enjoyed it overall, just maybe not as much as Hutch's or Daniel's. Hope to go back again. Some of the flavors were superb.
Lombardos is such an amazing restaurant...from the delicious food to the quality service. The whole experience is phenomenal! Such a memorable meal celebrating our anniversary. Chef Obarka's food, and presentation is fantastic. The glasses of champagne on the house was such a nice touch! Thank you Lombardo's!
My sons second wedding anniversary. On the table was an anniversary card to them signed by, I think, the whole staff. As we were seated 3 glasses of champagne appeared ! What a terrific touch ! Made them feel quite special. Food & service was the usual over the top.
This is an excellent northern Italian restaurant that does an excellent job with pasta dishes and goes a bit beyond with offerings of meat fish and poultry. Our party of six included two elementary aged children who were greeted enthusiastically and who enjoyed their meal.
My husband I were celebrating our 35th anniversary (which I noted when booking the reservation). Upon arrival we received a card signed by the Lombardo "family" which was an unexpected and nice touch : ) We were also given two complimentary glasses of champagne for an anniversary toast. Though neither I or my husband drink we did take a salute and take a sip as we appreciated the gesture! The food was delicious! Our server, while nice, was a bit absentee, but the young woman who took our dessert order in her absence was very sweet and helpful.
Had we realized there was an outdoor patio with heat lamps and string lights I would have requested outdoor seating as the evening was beautiful and the room we were in was a bit dark. Oh well, next time! We will definitely return!
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