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Ristorante Lombardo

4.8
955 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Lunch: Friday's Only - 11:30am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(716) 873-4291
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Obarka
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Virgil and Lovering
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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, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 955 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Very good restaurant.
If you like to have a nice dinner in a classy atmosphere, it is the place to be. They even provide valet service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Lombardo's is my go to place when entertaining out of town guests.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The restaurant and staff out did themselves. We were celebrating both a retirement and birthday, same person, and they really made the night enjoyable

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My wife went here for the first time on 4/17/18. We had received a gift card as a Christmas gift, and decided to finally use it. We live over 45 minutes from this restaurant. All was wonderful. Our table was very private, the wine list extensive, the server was wonderful and very friendly and helpful. Our only disappointment, was that for an Italian restaurant, there we few pasta items on the menu. My wife loves lasagna, and there was none to be had. We would probably not go here again, as it is a bit pricey, and is a good distance from our home. By the way the chocolate martini and the dessert with the banana were absolutely to die for!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Always always always the BEST WNY can do when it comes to fine dining!

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I had reservations for 8:45, table was not ready when we got there.
We ordered the meatball appetizer and the waiter came right back saying we were too late another table got the last meatball dish.
Ordered a pizza instead. I just didn’t like the marinara sauce.
My dish was ok, but my husband had the veal Marsala and he said the veal was tough. I thought dessert menu was limited. Ordered coffee waiter brought over decaf coffee. I never said decaf. Staff was very attentive and nice, but we will not be back.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

They always do a great job

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Nice evening meal with good food and wine without much fuss.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Pleasant surprise. Price vs. portion was slightly skewed but quality did a decent job of making up for it.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food and service is amazing. The gluten free pasta is handmade and the best we've had at any restaurant. Wine list is exceptional and the servers are extremely friendly and knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always a treat to dine at Lonbardos!!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Ristorante Lombardo was much fancier than we expected, and we were somewhat underdressed - all the men were in at least business casual attire and many were in suits. However, we were still treated very courteously and the food was very good, if a little pricy for the portion size. They also brought a complimentary piece of very delicious cake since we were celebrating a birthday! I would definitely return for another special occasion.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

When you book, choose your table, perimeter of the room. Portions modest. Bread not extraordinary. No expectation of reggiano, you have to ask. High price point, value - meh

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This place is so special in every way. From the Valet Parking Attendant, the Coat Check person, the host & hostess, all the servers and of course our meal, out visit was outstanding. You cannot go wrong in selecting this place. A Buffalo gem!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We went for my aunts 60th birthday and the service and food was outstanding. Better than most restaurants in Manhattan.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My first time there and the staff was very nice friendly and knowledgeable. Greeted by very friendly staff and the bartender Jim, was great! Our waitress Carlene was funny friendly and extremely personable. She made our dining experience wonderful! I will definitely go back and will tell everyone to try Lombardo’s!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

This was our first visit to Lombardo’s but it won’t be our last. We have been disappointed with other Italian restaurants since moving to this area recently, most had few creative dishes on the menu and serverd rather stereotypical red sauce mediocrity. Not so here! We had a beautiful grilled octopus appetizer , a nice arugula salad( it was a bit heavy on the cheese served on top but the flavor was really nice). I had the gluten free pasta with cauliflower and brown butter. It was fabulous. Although it wasn’t orecchiete as billed, it was fresh made in house and cooked perfectly al dente. What a treat! The affogato sundae for dessert was heavenly. And my new favorite cocktail is their Banal spritz; delicious. Our server, Chris , couldn’t have been more attentive, and we were greeted and dipatched warmly by Tommy Lombardo. It was just a great evening in a great atmosphere with terrific food. We were made to feel at home and served a wonderful meal like we were friends. You can’t beat that! Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Absolutely outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Incredible food and atmosphere. Staff was so friendly and will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Good food. Great service. Pricey on weekend. I’ll try the Pris Fix Monday through Thursday next time.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Always love coming to Lombardo’s. They have customer service and fine dining nailed. The wood fired figs are to die for!!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fantastic as usual!!!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Buffalo! Impeccable service and wonderful food.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This restaurant is always amazing. The food is outstanding, and the menu continues to be classic, and modern/unique at the same time.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Anniversart

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Our food was delicious and service was excellent. We went to celebrate a Birthday, the restaurant provided a card and every staff member than touched our table made sure to say, "Happy Birthday". It was really sweet.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

As good as ever. The scallop appetizer was just out of this world!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We ordered Gorgonzola stuffed figs which were delicious! I would recommend them as its rare to find them on a menu locally. Two of us had the osso buco and it was also very good. Our server did a great job helping us select our meals. She was very patient in explaining preparations, etc. I don't give service 5 stars because there seemed to be too many people coming to the table pouring water and sort of hanging around. Overall it was a good meal with good service and I'd recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Delicious food !

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Best service, best drinks, best food anywhere

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The service was terrific and all the associates were very personable!! Food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Both the food and the service (greeter, waiter, busers, valet, etc.) were exceptional.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent service and execution of the cuisine. Consistently among the best dini g experiences in Buffalo.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Every single menu item we ordered exceeded our expectations! Very attentive staff and service!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

My Wife and I had a wonderful time at Lombardo's. The ambiance, service and food were all first rate.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

As a frequent patron of Lombardo's, I urge anyone who is considering this restaurant to book a reservation tonight. Wonderful Italian classics with new dishes featured regularly. Service is impeccable, ambiance is romantic and sophisticated, overall the experience is always five-star. Well done Lombardo's!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Went for date night with my wife, after 1st attempt delayed because of sickness. Arrived just before reservation time, promptly valeted, seated and coat check offered. Wife's salad was fantastic, her meal was terrific. My steak was not cooked to my request. A new steak was prepared. The waiter offered a free dessert and free after dinner drink. Which was nice to be pro active with customers, I would have preferred to have it removed from bill. Overall a fantastic dining experience

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Service was great, food was amazing.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

As alway, the food and service were exceptional and the assistance to find a great wine was tremendous

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