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Lombardino's Restaurant

2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
+1 608-238-1922
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (38 reviews)
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Arrived for our 7 PM reservation and were seated at a ornery table in a shared booth. They were quite busy. Water served right away, but after 20 minutes we had no server. At that point we were considering leaving, but the maitre'd to the...More

Thank Hammerhead44
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Lombardinos is getting five stars not because it was one of the finest Italian restaurants I have experienced. It's getting five stars because Lombardinos meets all expectations with excellence. Pastas, pizzas, service, cocktails etc. are all wonderful and are at a good price point. My...More

1  Thank Philip G
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I always have a problem with expensive restaurants. I have no problem to pay the high price, but together with high price you have to provide perfect food and more important: service. If the cost was 1/2 as we pay - we will be very...More

Thank amitisraeli
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

An old restaurant with a good name. We order the house calamari as appetizer, not a good choice- over cook. After we share pizza- good taste and good size to share. ($14) We order a weal chops- the meat was excellent, the sauce so so....More

Thank Nati I
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Great special, fresh shrimp and pesto. Partner ordered the spaghetti bolognese. Well above average. Nice atmosphere. Friendly waitstaff.

Thank Warren H
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I stay across the street many weeks a year so dinning out is a must. Wonderful service hot fresh dishes. Great decor! Old time Italy. A must place to stop. Don't be afraid to add things to your dishes, they have provided me with wonderful...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We were welcomed at the door by a smiling face and warm reception. We had failed to make reservations so we did have to wait, however we ordered two old fashions which were excellent and sat on the chairs by the main window which allowed...More

Thank Kirk H
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I have eaten there three times in the last five weeks. My first was with my son and daughter-in-law. They had pasta meals which they loved. I ordered the bacon wrapped brussel sprouts appetizer. We all liked it. The highlight was the 10 inch Fraboni...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Just read the many negative reviews to which I add a emphatic "Amen!" In contrast with the too-bright-lighting, we had a small dim candle which required using a phone flashlight for the menu. My drink order of a dry bourbon Manhattan was followed by a...More

Thank jimbequick
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We arrived a little after 5 and the place did fill up quickly. We decided to share appetizers and main entree.....to get a taste of as much as we could. It was our decision to dine at the bar and the wait staff were friendly...More

Thank boenski7035
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
    (Highland Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-238-1922
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Lombardino"s Restaurant, a staple in Madison, WI since 1952, features a chef driven menu that changes with the seasons. With the 1950's Italian American kitschy decor, one will find excellent, simply made Italian food of the utmost quality in a comfortable neighborhood restaurant setting.
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