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Lombardino's Restaurant

2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
+1 608-238-1922
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“eggplant” (24 reviews)
“pizza” (35 reviews)
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2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We didn't have reservations so it was a gamble we could get seating on a Friday date night.We entered a small darkened entry way and passed thru hanging drapes. I am not sure if these drapes are permanent ;they may be placed due to the...More

Thank 570maryellen
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This was hands down the best Italian restaurant I've been to. The service was outstanding, and the food was even better.

Thank Jenny T
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Michael S
do they have salads
1 March 2017|
Response from Robertnorris0656 | Reviewed this property |
julie k
Are there umbrellas or grass hut type shade available? Can you swim in the Sea?
20 March 2015|
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Restaurant Details

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