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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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Phone: (716) 877-9217

Fax: (716) 877-9217

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amex, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards
Price Range
$$$
Neighborhoods
North Buffalo, North Park
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Lombardo Ristorante

Categories
Italian Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Italian, European, Continental

Wi-Fi: No

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Alcohol: Full Bar

Parking: Valet

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Dressy

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

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Barbara Danielson

07/30/2011

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Not a True Italian Restaurant

Dinner was delicious however note that after two hours, you will be asked to leave by the management. My husband and I had dinner with friends we hadn

marco r

04/17/2010

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not really italian food

I'm an italian living in Buffalo since September '09. They told me this is one of the best italian restaurant in town but I hope they were wrong. I went also a second time in order to see if the first was an unlucky night but it has been even worse. It is not really italian food, so heavy sauces that kill everything. Maybe it can be good food for someone but not for me. Very noisy the place but this is not a fault of the management (most of the restaurant I have been in Buffalo are noisy). For the price it is not worth. For a remember of italian food I will try something else. They should understand that italian food at best is light, fresh and few good ingredients, never heavy.

foodie2008

09/02/2007

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Avoid if you value service and flavour for your money

Went in with high expectations of this 33 year old neighborhood restaurant on a Saturday night. Overall the service and warmth of a neighborhood restaurant must of fell upon others because my wife and I did not see it.

Was greeted poorly as if a stranger coming into someone's house. To its credit, the place was full of talkative groups of customers showing a regular customer base. However for the visiting tourist and foodie, its best to avoid.

Overworked and distant staff. Despite a less than 75% capacity, there was no welcome explanation of the food, or attempt to sell/show their signature desserts. I look at this as a failure of management to make the decision to tell a customer that there is no more room rather than to try to shoehorn them in.

The staff spent an inordinate amount of time on tables making freshly made salad dressing; good for socializing with the customer but not good during a busy period. They can spend their time helping a customer make a good decision and to make the meal a positive experience.

High acid and common flavor. Ordered an appetizer of prosciutto and fig, the prosciutto was burnt and tasted like common bacon. We had our meals which were served with some character but the sauces and salsas used were too high in acid / bland and did not create a balance in the food. The food could have been paired with a proper wine to help; wait staff or menu help would have helped to avoid this problem.

Go if you are a townie looking for a regular place to go. If you are in town for the weekend, try something more recognizable.

romenzozizzi

12/20/2005

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User review by romenzozizzi

the food was imaginative, yet authentic in italian character. we will definitely be back

calamitychrissy

10/23/2005

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miss Lombardo's

I have relocated to Houston. Sadly there is nothing here to compare to Lombardo's. I have happy memories of Lombardo's that help me in my sadness. I was awed by the fine training of the staff and attention to very small things..but so very important. I was an employee of Larry Pilarz for 20 years. I miss the restaurant biz. Can't wait to visit again. Keep up the fine work. Just love it...think of a great restaurant?.....think of Lombardo's. It's special. It puts a much needed good face on Buffalo,N.Y. :) thanks x

travlindr

02/02/2004

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This is a great restaurant

If you like gourmet Italian food -- not red sauce with cheese, this is the best place in town. This is the place to go if you are into fine dining

jigagrady

11/15/2002

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Relax and enjoy !

Best Italian restaurant I've eaten at in the Buffalo area. Try the veal franchaise, it's great. You might try a Martini at the bar also.

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