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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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2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Yum! My husband used to eat here years ago and wanted me to experience it. So glad that we did. From the outside to the minute you walk in the door, you feel like you have stepped back in time to an elegant but hip...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I went to Lombardino's years ago as a student and went back this past weekend for a walk down memory lane. Much to my surprise, it was better than I remembered. Under new ownership it has become a neighborhood fixture, crowded with local diners even...More

1  Thank pja537
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We had a large group and the service was spectacular. Never waited for a thing. Everyone loved their food. Of special note was the prosciutto and spring pea bruschetta, orecchiette With Fraboni’s sausage & rapini, and the pan-seared Walleye. Felt a bit pricey - but...More

Thank MaxdogMadison
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Loved everything especially the specials! Nice homey atmosphere, varied menu, unpretentious. Simple recipe for success. Good food, done well, impeccable service.

Thank Gregory G
Reviewed 28 April 2014

On a business trip with five people. We asked for suggestions and many people said Lombardino's was the place to go. Service was good, parking was tough, and the food was average as everyone in our party agreed. Sorry folks maybe it's cause we are...More

Thank bennisennis
Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

We were not pleased with the food, prices and choices. Haven't been there for some time, we moved and not convent to get there. No simple spaghetti and meatballs with a tasty sauce. Instead it was some awful tasting stuff and a cup of not...More

1  Thank Bekka40
Reviewed 16 March 2014

You might expect such an established fixture of a restaurant to have a traditional, timeless menu. You will find some of that, but most of the offerings are quite updated, with interesting and fresh ingredients. We had everything from appetizers to salads to pasta to...More

Thank Madkiss
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Great food! Celebrated our son's birthday, starting off with a drink at the bar.The bar area is small but one can look at all the Italian tile paintings and the rest of the decor. Calamari fritti-fried to perfection and prosciutto cotto bruschetta, mmmm, to start...More

Thank jill2bz
Reviewed 5 March 2014

The rotating menu is always fresh, local and excellently prepared. Be adventurous and try something new every time - or do as I have and stick with the ragu. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Biotecchie
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We went for dinner and had the Bolognese pasta and the Roasted Mushroom & Prosciutto Cotto. My partner loved the Bolognese and it was such a large portion that he took half with for lunch the next day. And you know what happens to pasta...More

Thank amezcua67
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Michael S
do they have salads
1 March 2017|
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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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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.