Ristorante Lombardo

4.8
1275 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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PN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant! Even their water tasted amazing!

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RM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything except the volume in the room was wonderful.

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DJ
Sydney / NSW
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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LM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary with excellent service by our waiter Aaron

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UR
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food, service and culture, every time I dine there.

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DB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Was a very nice experience. Wonderful place for a special occasion. Wait staff was exceptional. Food was good as usual!

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BH
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding as always.
Service from parking to sit down was polite and welcoming.
Waiter (Chady) was calm, confident, and knowledge. Provided a clear path between drinks, appetizers, and main.
Never hovered, but readily available (as with other supporting staff). Perfect amount of service and privacy provided:)
All in all, five-star from start to finish.
Lombardos is a staple that keeps the family returning for generations.
Period.

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LG
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had amazing servers who were very personable. It was a quite night, but still our food arrived promptly and was amazing! Fantastic staff and great food!

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From arrival to departure we were accorded the utmost in quality. Chad, our erudite server not only introduced us to a beautiful Italian Tuscan red but provided timely and inauspicious service. Lombardo's is our "go to" in times of celebration and the experience is always a delight. Grazie, Lombardo's.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for birthday dinner. Had a card at table when we were seated. Nice touch. Food was of great quality and taste

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch! This restaurant is a total class act from the ambience to the service to the amazing food. The entire experience was perfect. The service could not have been better and although I’ve been to amazing restaurants in Buffalo, I can’t say I’ve had better food. They pay attention to every tiny detail and ensure you have the full experience. Will definitely take more customers to this lovely establishment!

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W
Naples
48 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Things have seemed to dipped in the past year. Not sure why but food was a little off

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JR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As expected. Its been 10 years since we there. Thoroughly enjoyed the night out. A glass of wine at the bar followed by a top notch dinner. Well done.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was a group of four ladies for lunch, we were celebrating a clients 90th birthday, management/staff had a birthday card on the table which was a very nice touch. If I had one thing I thought that the lunch plate of Scallops wasn't enough food. I never order this dish before and I was starving.

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n
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was lovely. Wait staff was overworked. No busboys and only 2 waitresses. Hostess helped. Everyone was very nice in spite of this.

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PS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always spectacular! The best of the best.

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DP
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Lombardo’s has been my 94y/o Mother’s favorite restaurant for many years. Our last visit was a little disappointing.
Our table was very close to the kitchen
Appetizers were good, but the calamari needed some sauce
Both of our entrees were uneaten. My ravioli was over cooked and Mom did not like her black spaghetti
Dessert was good
Service was wonderful
While a small compensation was given, I believe we should have been offered a different entree as ours were barely touched

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Impeccable service. You can not order a bad meal!

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a gem on Hertel Avenue, we take our out of town guests here so they know how good we eat in Buffalo.

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff was fabulous, attentive and friendly! Ambience very nice. Quite busy for a Wednesday night and a little noisy! Food was very good! A lovely time was had by all! Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my parents anniversary. The service was excellent as well as the food! Highly recommended.

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b
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My evening at Lombardos's was a pleasure all around. The bartender's helpful and friendly and the servers attentive without being intrusive. The food is always delicious and well presented. The oysters fresh, the pasta perfect and the Continental didnt disappoint.
I was there for a girls night out and was allowed to sit at our table for almost 3 hrs without being rushed out. I recommend this restaurant for the atmosphere, service and food. An all around great place.

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RN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant accommodated a late revision in the time, greeted us warmly at the door, led us to the bar for cocktails and then brought our unfinished drinks to the table. Service was great as was the food, wine and atmosphere. Really enjoyed ourselves!
Definitely going back soon!

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MN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would highly Recommend it as it is always fabulous. !

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
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 on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening as always !

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PF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
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
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tommy Lombardo is the best host in Buffalo great spot

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f
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
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 on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great staff and food. Portions were a bit large.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
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
33 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
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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