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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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“eggplant” (24 reviews)
“pizza” (37 reviews)
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
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2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
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Reviews (218)
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1 - 10 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I love taking clients here, because the service is always excellent. Lovely ambiance, quiet and dependable. My go-to spot for entertaining out of town guests. We had someone from Romania in our group who was completely charmed. Save your calories, your meal will be worth...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We were waiting at the door at 5, so our service was, of course, fast. Pleasant hostess and wait staff. Food was excellent. We had eggplant plus they have good daily specials they offer.

Thank kenmccaz
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Michael S
do they have salads
1 March 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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