Ristorante Lombardo

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1480 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

S
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

c
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!!!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

While food and service were excellent, the decor feels old and outdated.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

HF
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

MO
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

MP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was fantastic

SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

M
Denver
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

TW
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, service and ambiance. We stayed after dinner for a drink at the cozy bar.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lombardo's and San Marco have been our go to fine dining Italian establishments for years and continue to be the one's. The sharing of small plates at Lombardo's is a great way to expand your food .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was great, service and food was amazing. The problem I have is that my boyfriend has Celiac and so is Gluten Free, I chose this restaurant due to their gluten free menu and great amount of options. The food tasted amazing, however he was sick all night after our dinner. :/ Not sure if it was a cross contamination thing but it definitely dampened the romantic night.

KJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked into the door, the service was exquisite! We were greeted by the maitre d who had a lovely smile and seemed very happy to be there. He asked us who's birthday it was and when we responded with "both", his reaction was "well then thank you BOTH got working your day with us!" We were sat in a corner looking into the dining room, which I loved. There was a card on the table that said "Happy Birthday", which the staff signed. Our waiter was over within seconds to get us water and let us look at the drink menu. The drinks were delicious and the cheese was the best! I love cheese and the two we picked, we're DELICIOUS! My husband got the pasta with the mussels and shrimp and I got the gluten free pasta with capers and cauliflower. Both meals were delicious. We shared a order of the vanilla gelato and our bellies were full! The wait made sure our glasses were never empty and that everything tasted perfectly. On the way out we were again thanked for spending our birthday with them and we're wished a great night. The service alone is worth 5 stars, add in the food and I wish I could give it more!! Highly recommend and not I understand why they were so busy for a Tuesday night!

f
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing and so is the service! Best Caesar salad made table side!

BW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine were outstanding! Tom Jr is an excellent sommelier. Lombardo's is a favorite!

KM
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and nice atmosphere. The waitress was very friendly and gave us great service.

v
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents celebrated their 85th and 76th Birthdays. The food and service were amazing as always. Tom and his son do a terrific job!

RS
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tastiest food in. Buffalo! They do everything right. From the minute you walk in, the owner, Tommy is right there to greet you. Service is outstanding. Our server Sarah made our night. Love Love Love 😋

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aaron is an awesome server. Pasta was excellent

SB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lombardos was great! We went there for our 30th wedding anniversary and they made us feel special and very celebrated! It was perfect! Thanks, Lombardo’s!!

NB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

My answer would be, perhaps. The service was excellent and while our food was good it was so dark in the restaurant I couldn't distinctly SEE the food. Honestly, being so dark I didn't think it was romantic I felt it took away from the meal.

s
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charlene is the best waitress. It is always a pleasure to have her for a server.

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is perfect. Every single staff person is sooo friendly,..

s
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. I decided Lombardo's is the best restaurant in Buffalo! The combination of Veal Francesca and Shrimp Scampi was out of this world and the Banana Cream Pie with Caramel was wonderful!

D
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant, can’t wait to go back!!

CL
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food and atmosphere! Thank you!

E
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
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
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
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

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