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Lombardino's Restaurant

2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
+1 608-238-1922
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6/5/18 In town for a conference and went out exploring with a colleague. Ambiance was very relaxing. Restaurant was clean. The aroma is what enticed is in. The Calamari was fried to perfection and was succulent and tender. The Eggplant Parmigiana was perfection on a...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We had dinner here for the first time this past weekend. Can’t believe we haven’t been there before, considering how often we go to Madison. But glad we did. It was packed at 7pm and even when we left nearly 2 hours later, so reservations...More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We went for dinner on a Friday night. Made a reservation, as twice before when we stopped by there was a 2 hour wait. Cocktails were delicious. The calamari was tender and well prepared and was served with a nice cocktail sauce. I ordered halibut...More

Thank epnurse
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Good service good prices fair priced wine list but none of the food stood out with exception of Gorgonzola date app and butterscotch dessert the pastas were just ok couldn’t recommend and lamb was ok. Salami pizza was outstanding. Would try other restaurants before coming...More

Thank munstertravel
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Appallingly rude, condescending attitude to go along with a putrid odor. We walked in with another couple and our kids (total of 4 adults, 4 kids) at 5:02pm and the place was absolutely EMPTY!! We asked for table for six and two high chairs, The...More

Thank DCLobbyist
Reviewed 12 February 2018

An old-fashion style Italian restaurant, with absolutely incredible dishes!! We had a lovely dinner here, with quiet atmosphere and great service. Highly recommended!

Thank algebraqueen
Reviewed 25 January 2018

We went here about 10 years ago and were very underwhelmed. Then recently we decided to try it again. This review is based on three visits in two months. Lovely atmosphere, cozy and I can hear the conversation going on at my table. Each time...More

Thank Hope556
Reviewed 21 January 2018

This was our first visit to Lombardino's (believe it or not!). I understand this is one of those restaurants you must go to if you live in Madison. Glad we finally did that. We had many things to celebrate: birthdays, new job, health, family; all...More

Thank Mayra A
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

We really our enjoyed our dinner at Lombardino’s Restaurant. The decor is old school Americanized Italian but nicely done. We enjoyed our glass of wine as we selected our dinner. Our food was perfectly prepared. Our appetizer was a ham and blackberries on italian bread....More

Thank David20130609
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This has always been a favorite restaurant of mine. It is always my go to place with friends. The food is cobsistently very good. One of the things I like best is that there is always enough to take some home thus extending the pleasure...More

Thank Grandma1809
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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