Ristorante Lombardo

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1448 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • 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.
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CL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food and atmosphere! Thank you!

E
Miami
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 3 for 39 on weeknights is such a wonderful way to enjoy a great meal at what is one of the best, if not the best, restaurants in Buffalo. Try the rib eye. Trust me.

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

We went for our anniversary and had a wonderful experience. Every member of the staff treated us like family.

IG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for an anniversary dinner! Having called me in advance to confirm the reservation, the restaurant representative asked if there was a special occasion. When we arrived, we found an anniversary greeting card, generic, but very thoughtful, plus two glasses of Prosecco. The wait-staff was outstanding and interactive, the food on-time and delicious, all making for a wonderful time.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top restaurants to dine in the WNY area. Located on Hertle Avenue this spot is a classic image for the North Buffalo Area. Complimentary valet is available. The staff are always on point and charming. The food is high quality, beautifully presented and full of flavor.

EK
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food little bit pricey .for birthday event should provide free piece of cake with the card

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lombardo’s has become a staple for our family to celebrate anything! The service makes you feel cherished, the food makes you feel at home... what more could you ask for on a special night out. Connor was an attentive waiter and always seemed to know our needs before we even asked. Already looking forward to our next visit!

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful experience Tom Jr always makes you feel comfortable and the staff.Food hog quality Jeff our server was wonderful delicious Caesar salad he prepared for us Can’t wait to go back our favorite place to go

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sarah took very good care of us on our anniversary. We received a complimentary taste of Prosecco and a card with best wishes. Tommy always stops by to check how things are going. Always great.

PW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, ambiance and wine selection are all stellar. Perfect place to have a memorable meal.

JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

I ordered smoked rainbow trout. When It finally arrived, the fish was cold,oily on the outside and dried out on the inside. Halfway thru this horrible dish, the server bought out a small cup of whole peanuts for a topping to the trout. I have had finely crushed almonds or macadamias as a topping, but never in my entire life a whole peanut topping, and for $38.00 to boot!!! The side order of beans were almost but not quite raw. $16.00 for a glass of house red wine was truly absurd as well...Alas, I can honestly say, NEVER AGAIN......

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ristorante Lombardo’s was simply wonderful. The service was impeccable & thank you Ristorante Lombardo’s for starting our evening of fun with a complimentary Prosecco toast to my parents for their 50th Anniversary as well as a card wishing them a Happy Anniversary. Just a FANTASTIC touch! Tanner thank you for making our evening a very enjoyable one. Highly recommend Ristorante Lombardo’s for any celebration of fun or simply for a great night out!

MP
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Restaurant..
Tremendous Food
Outstanding Staff...

S
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tommy Lombardo,his family and staff create a warm inviting atmosphere at Lombardos Restaurant. The presentation and quality of the food were excellent. Wait staff ,such as Julia,were exceptional with details and our specific allergy requests. My family would highly recommend visiting. They made my daughter's birthday an excellent experience for all. We can't wait to try the wine bar across the street from the restaurant.

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Staff and decor was excellent , the food was just ok and selection was limited

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ristorante Lombardo would be a top rated restaurant in a major city in the world. From the moment you walk in and the moment you leave the service is excellent. The bartender is a class act and very attentive. The table side serve was wonderful and discreet while the food was exceptional. This is my third time there and I have yet to be disappointed. Plus, the excellent jazz music in the background is a wonderful touch.

LI
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food amazing service

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Doesn’t get any better than Ristorante Lombardo.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been going to Lombardo’s for about 4 years now and it’s always consistent and delicious! One of the Best Restaurants in Buffalo.

D
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our dinner! From the minute you pull up to the Valet parking attendant, you are made to feel special. We were celebrating our Anniversary. There was a Happy Anniversary card on the table signed by staff and a complementary glass of Prosecco to start off our dinner. I was impressed that they brought a small plate of sliced lemon and lime for our bottle of San Pellegrino. Our wait staff was Julia and she was delightful. I was overwhelmed by the extensive wine list and she helped us choose a wine and had an interesting story about it. The food was cooked to perfection with impeccable flavor. We finished off with a slice of Banoffee pie which was to die for. What a fantastic experience it was. I can’t wait to go back!

KL
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Lombardo’s multiple times. They never fail to impress with their food, wine, and amazing service. I would recommend them to absolutely anybody. One of the best restaurants in Buffalo.

KY
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the patio this visit and it was a beautiful night and very romantic

v
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my wife. Meal was great as usual. You have to order the figs for appetizer. Nothing better.
The veal is tender and amazing.
Service was first class . Tom has a phenomenal restaurant that I never have had a bad meal.

CK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Bet enjoyable

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner, celebrating our Anniversary! They were so sweet to even have a card waiting for us, signed by all the staff! The service is great and the food amazing! They never disappoint!!

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!
The patio is just beautiful and offers great ambiance!

KB
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal and service we’ve had in a while! Can’t wait to go back!

PT
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tom Lombardo is by far the best resturantor in the Buffalo area. His restaurant has a great staff. His food is impeccable and the bartenders really know how to make a drink. Tom always treats you like a celebrity. I never had a bad experience there and it's always my first choice for that special occasion. I would highly recommend Lombardo's.

DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. It was our anniversary and they treated us like royalty. Fabulous experience.

RN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten at Ristorante Lombardo on 3 occasions; each time was excellent. Prefix menu offered Monday through Thursday is best value. Weekends can be busy. Reservations recommended.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant for a special occasion! The service was attentive and made us feel welcome and special. Although I wished the menu was a bit more extensive, every bit of our meal was perfectly cooked and tasted outstanding. The wine list looked great, and it was nice to see some local wines included. The real star was the homemade pasta -- it will bring me back here for sure!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They made it truly special

TC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food, staff and outdoor seating!! Will return!!

CS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our top restaurant of choice...always pleases whether there for a light dinner for two or a table of ten. Outstanding service consistently. Superb variety of menu choices. Trying to make it a weekly stop and certainly monthly.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent fine dining restaurant. Top notch service beginning with valet parking and greeting from the manager. They above and beyond to take care of my special request. Food is delicious . Would definitely recommend .Remember this is fine dining so you pay more but it is worth every scent for the experience! Definitely make reservations especially during warmer weather for the patio.1

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very polite and accommodating and made every effort to make a special occasion-special

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent!

KA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ist time here & were very happy with the food service & in house made Gluten free pasta will be back next time in Buffalo.

I
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual

m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots and our go-to to celebrate our Anniversary each year. Unmatched service and food.

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