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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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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

This was my first time at this restaurant located in downtown Madison. I ordered the duck and I thought it was really good, however nothing else came with the meal. The waitress brought out 1 slice of bread for each person. No salad or anything...More

1  Thank Aboatrider
Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

Took family of 6 out last week. Pasta is great, but cut back on the salt in the orecchiette. Also forgot to bring back to-go bag. 4 out of 5.

Thank Homeschooling
Reviewed 25 December 2014

The portions are larger, but the taste is not quite the same. The chicken was a bit thick and to me a bit less flavorful. The pork was fine. The bread texture has changed too. I prefer more flavor and less bulk. The kids enjoyed...More

Thank wadham
Reviewed 20 December 2014

Lombardino's is a reliable Madison staple for Italian cuisine. The atmosphere is one of the best in the city for slow-dining experiences with somewhat cozy but comfortable quarters. It's nice but not so fancy that you'd feel out of place wearing business casual attire or...More

1  Thank c4andM
Reviewed 18 December 2014

We were staying at the Best Western Hotel across from this restaurant and decided to give this place a try. We made reservations for 7:30 on a Wednesday night and were surprised how busy they were. The bar area is old world for sure and...More

Thank Wausau_WIWapper
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Wonderful meal, atmosphere, service, and attention to detail! We have been going here for years and it keeps getting better. They do everything right. They have a wonderful seasonally inspired menu that always delights, fresh ingredients, and a great wine list. This is a great...More

Thank Mermaid06
Reviewed 20 November 2014

The food was outstanding, service was great! The restaurant is a bit out of the way, and we did wait 45 minutes for our table.

Thank julie k
Reviewed 8 November 2014

I know we should try other restaurants when we are in Madison, but we absolutely love Lombardino's and have never had anything but a wonderful experience there. The Italian food is excellent, creative, and consistently good, without being so "nouveau" that it isn't recognizable as...More

Thank kayteeMilwaukee
Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

Lovely decor. Great wine list. Bar tenders at bar could be more attentive. Very pushy about insisting you could not carry-over a bar tab to the table service. Octopus appetizer was well-presented and good. Beet salad; Outstanding. Main dish...Scallops were way below expectation...tiny, but pasta...More

Thank Shannan L
Reviewed 4 November 2014

We made reservations ahead of time which is a good idea if you want to go. The restaurant is cozy with booths and random antiques. The server was informative and attentive to our needs. We ordered the fried calamari which was delicious and crispy. My...More

Thank Angel F
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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