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Ristorante Lombardo

4.7
4.7
1453 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Lunch: Friday's Only - 11:30am - 2:30pm

  • Phone number

    (716) 873-4291

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Obarka

  • Neighborhood

    Buffalo

  • Cross street

    Virgil and Lovering

  • Parking details

    We also use valet on busier nights

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,453 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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    debbieb

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    First class service , excellent food but the last time i visited they over and above on everything. Disappointed in both deserts. Also wish since it was Christmas time they offered holiday fare.
  2. S

    Sparky

    Key West

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every each we go to Lombardos for a pre Christmas lunch. Each year, we walk away delighted by our experience. Lombardos never disappoints. We always make a reservation here to celebrate big occasions, such as our wedding anniversary. We are treated like family. Every dish is delicious. And that is coming from an Italian who usually doesn’t care for a Bolognase sauce made in restaurants. Be sure to try Lombardos. It will quickly become a favorite.
  3. SK

    SharonK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I had excellent food, but I was not too enthralled about my husbands choices, which I tasted. At least HE liked them (it was his birthday!). The wait staff was excellent, eager to seat us, refill our water glasses and coffee cups, and had assistance from other wait staff in bringing our food to us. They even gave my husband a birthday card signed by all of the staff. When my husband misplaced the card originally left at our table, the hostess made up a new one. This made for a most memorable dining experience!
  4. e

    elianac

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    exceptional service and even better tasting food!
  5. AS

    AnthonyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Buffalo. From the moment you enter the restaurant, the service, and overall quality is top notch.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent staff. Great experience!
  7. D

    David

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the one place in town where you can get all the essentials needed to be a truly great Italian restaurant. Those items include: espresso, gelato, and biscotti. Even more important is good veal, and a deep wine list. Restaurants that do not have these things are called pizzarias. On this occasion, we went for lunch on Friday. Wonderfully varied menu, and excellent service.
  8. FC

    FredC

    Atlanta

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best of the best.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere and great service thanks again for making our anniversary perfect
  10. B

    Buffalo87

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. The food,service, and wine. My dad was turning 91 and really enjoyed everything he was served. Wine choice was excellent.
  11. JC

    JudithC

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is one of my favorite places from sitting at the bar having a drink to a delicious meal in the elegant dining area. I was a kittke disapointed the other night with the young woman they had working as a hostess...not very personable and quite frankly borderline rude. Hope it was an anomoly and not a regular behavior.
  12. JM

    JosephM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Ceasar salad in Buffalo served tableside with a server with personality.
  13. MM

    MartyM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service could not have been better from the moment we walked in and recognized our wedding anniversary and nice card on our table from the staff to our server Julia. Truly welcoming, professional and sincere. The food was very good, served at the right temperature. Wish there were a few more traditional Italian dishes on the menu however.
  14. LI

    LISA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit was excellent - looking forward to dining again soon
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service was exceptional! Highly recommend
  16. AC

    AlC9943

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reserved a private room for a special occasion. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were treated like royalty. The food was absolutely fantastic and was presented in a timely manner (considering we had 12 diners - quite a feat). The service was beyond compare and the value was very reasonable. The personal touches that the employees provided throughout the evening including a hand written card was very special and appreciated a great deal. We plan on returning for future celebrations in the years to come. Thanks once again to Tommy Lombardo and his extraordinary staff for a memorable evening.
  17. E

    Enjoyable

    Miami

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The figs are delicious, and be sure to order any pasta. Ciao!
  18. KM

    KellieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so delicious and the service was amazing! They made me feel so special on my birthday. Will be back for special occasions.
  19. GT

    GailT

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. If you are looking for an Iron Chef experience at a great value, look no further. Exceptional food, attentive and knowledgeable staff, great atmosphere. Perfect for special occasions or just because. We will be back.
  20. j

    jules

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Ristorante Lombardo was a perfect dining experience. Everyone from the valet to the chef strive to make your experience memorable. Thank you
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. This is now our favorite restaurant!! Thank you for helping me celebrate Rich’s birthday!
  22. n

    nancyr

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the premier restaurant in Buffalo, NY. We are never disappointed.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Don’t ever accept being seated at table #1 unless you want a view of everyone using the facilities, watching the wait staff chat and catch a draft from the door opening and closing. An attempt was made to request a seating change but was dismissed and not considered. One is left with the feeling that if your not a regular customer you should just feel lucky you were allowed to make a reservation. It seemed to be an inconvenience to consider after dinner drinks and dessert even though no one was waiting for our table and it was still early(8:30). We expected a dining experience we got an expensive dinner.
  24. BF

    BethF

    Caribbean

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely spot to have nice upscale Italian fare. They also offer really good Gluten Free pasta!! Some of the best I have had. The pizza was nothing to write home about (not worth getting) and my shrimp scampi would be better described as lemon pasta with shrimp. I loved it, but if you are expecting scampi, you might be surprised. Lemon was predominant in several dishes, actually, which got to be a little too one-note for me. The stand outs overall were the appetizers--hot peppers stuffed with gorgonzola were DELICIOUS; scallop appetizer with grapefruit and arugula salad were all really tasty and well seasoned.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with my wife. We get to many restaurants as we enjoy Buffalo and it’s wide variety of food and cocktail options. Lombardo was absolutely fantastic. Great atmosphere, great service and wonderful food. All tucked into a great North Buffalo location.
  26. S

    Spad

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always, always the BEST. Variety of choices. Tastes and aromas superb. Excellent presentation. Superior service. Can’t say enough!
  27. T

    Tbonecrigs

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Service staff was very hospitable and fast. They always made sure we had everything we needed.
  28. c

    caterina

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was top notch. Everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Sarah our server was outstanding . The banoffee desert was out of this world!!!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Great food, great service and so accommodating if you have dietary issues. Many gluten free options.
  30. RF

    RonFron

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    While food and service were excellent, the decor feels old and outdated.
  31. MC

    MCG421

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there, amazing food, professional service. We will be back!!
  32. HF

    HillF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our best food today we could not say anything bad everything was superb staff we're very delightful and entertaining. Coming back to do a lunch with my grandson leader in the month. I've just received about your restaurant when I got back to Ontario Canada. My husband was impressed on all staff signing the birthday card. Thank you so much.
  33. AD

    AnthonyD

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & ambiance. People were dressed the way they used to for going to dinner, not like they just came out of the yard from doing gardening.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  35. MO

    MaryO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was a wonderful celebration of my sister's birthday; of hers and my completion of treatment for breast cancer ; and of a special visit from my 87 year old brother-in- law- probably his last visit to his home town of Buffalo. He and his son,my nephew, amen from Southern California. Thank you for making it so memorable.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went yet again for Dining out for life WNY as they graciously donate 50% of their sales. Not only did I feel good about helping donate money I always know the experience will be beyond amazing. The food only gets better every time I eat there. I cannot express how beautifully prepared every dish was, even items I would never eat were exquisite. I will recommend this restaurant to anyone that will listen for the rest of their existence or mine...whichever comes first. Top notch service is literally the icing on the cake.
  37. MP

    MichelleP

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From beginning to end...outstanding service and outstanding food. All for a reasonable price.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was fantastic
  39. SP

    SueP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lombardo’s is consistently perfect. Always good to be there.
  40. M

    Mossi

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It has a great ambiance to bring your love there for her birthday.

FAQs

Ristorante Lombardo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 873-4291.

Ristorante Lombardo is rated 4.7 stars by 1453 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Virgil and Lovering

  • Neighborhood

    Buffalo

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Lunch: Friday's Only - 11:30am - 2:30pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We also use valet on busier nights

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Obarka

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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