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Lombardo Ristorante

1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2747
+1 716-873-4291
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
5:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2747
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Limited menu, but wonderful. What they do, they do extremely well! Try the grilled octopus appetizer -- outstanding. Ambience and service excellent -- and a lovely bar to have a cocktail before being seated for your dinner. Came with our daughter who lives/works in Manhattan,...More

Thank Don V
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

DearDon V. , Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience with us. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your evening and place us in the best of Fine Italian Restaurants, thank you! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Three old and dear friends and the wives had a wonderful dinner an d dessert one beautiful night at Lombardos. Mr Lombardo greeted us and that was the start of a very lovely evening. The food was delicious and the servers were great. I would...More

Thank barine21
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear barine21, Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience with us! We are so pleased to hear what a wonderful time you had and look forward to your next visit. Best Regards, The Lombardo Family

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite places to have a delicious dinner is Lombardo Ristorante. Mr. Lombardo and his crew make you feel great!!! The food is delicious and the Expresso Martini the best drink!!! Caroline and John are the best at the bar!!! Service is simply...More

Thank Judith G
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Dear Judith G, Thank you for taking the time to let us now what a great experience you had with us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything and felt so welcomed. We look forward to your next visit ! Best regards,...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Always attentive and very professional in their service...the food is delicious and we love the atmosphere.

Thank Peggy O
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Dear Peggy O, We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to your next visit ! Best regards, The Lombardo Family

Reviewed 25 July 2017

Lombardo is in the top 5 best restaurants I have EVER been to. I know that sounds a little dramatic, but it is true. They truly have the whole package. Awesome food, includes twists on classic dishes, perfectly cooked house made pasta, pizzas, and amazing...More

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Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Dear tracylb2, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a glowing review of your experience with us. We are truly honored that you feel as you do. Our family strives to provide a quality experience in every facet of our service,...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This is a high end staple of Buffalo. It's been around for years and there's a reason. Food is all delicious. Service is over the top. Don't worry about parking on Hertel, they have a valet.More

Thank Daniel W
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Dear Daniel W, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are very appreciative and honored that you feel so highly of our restaurant. Our family strives to provide this experience to all and we are thankful that...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

I was invited to this restaurant by a very close friend of mine and considering I'm originally from the area, this was going to be a first time and I wanted to see what kind of impression it was going to leave on me and...More

1  Thank Richard W
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Dear Richard W, We are thrilled to know that we met such high expectations ! Our family strives for excellence in every facet of our business. We hope that you will return soon and greatly appreciate you taking the time to let us know about...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience this was. Service overall was impeccable from being seated until we left. Our server was gracious and helpful. Great team service environment. We had calamari to start. It was tender and fresh. Shared an arugula salad and both had the halibut...More

Thank JJBlondie
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Dear JJBlondie, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are very happy to know that you had such a wonderful evening and enjoyed everything overall. We look forward to your next visit with us! Best regards, The...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Lombardo's has excellent food with service to match. The food is well prepared and presented, some of it traditional Italian and some just imaginative. The service is at a level that is seen at only a few places, attentive but not pushy. The teamwork among...More

Thank nunezm285
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Dear nunezm285, Thank you for taking the time for to review your experience with us. We are very pleased to know that everything you had such a lovely evening with us and look forward to your next visit ! Best regards, The Lombardo Family

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Everything here was pretty perfect. The atmosphere and service both exceed expectations. The restaurant sommelier noticed we were looking over the wine list, he came over, asked a few questions, and recommended a bottle of wine that we absolutely loved. I love when restaurants have...More

Thank sargar69
Tommy L, Owner at Lombardo Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Dear Sara R, We appreciate you taking the time to provide such a wonderful review of your experience with us. Our team strives to provide this type of experience everyday to all our customers and we are thrilled to know that we achieved this for...More

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Chimchas
30 August 2016|
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Response from colee929 | Reviewed this property |
This is a fine dining restaurant, so I would say business casual or better.
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Hildah49
9 May 2016|
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Response from Dave G | Reviewed this property |
We sat in the front dining area which would be nice for a party of 40-50 in my opinion other thsn that room im not sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 44
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1198 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2747
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-873-4291
  • E-mail
Description
Established in 1975, 40 years and 3 generations later Ristorante Lombardo has evolved into one of the regions best and most authentic Italian restaurants. Our seasonally changing menu features original creations inspired by regional Italian preparations, including fresh handmade pastas, house cured meats, hand pulled mozzarella, wood-fired thin crust pizzas, house made decadent desserts and more. In the summer months be sure to join us for dining al fresco on the city's best patio. And while the menu and the decor of the restaurant has surely changed over the years the hospitality that we've become known for surely has not. We'd genuinely love to have you in our restaurant and hope you can make it soon!- The Lombardo's
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