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Lombardo's Restaurant

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121 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12202-1803
+1 518-462-9180
15:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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Albany, New York
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This once was among many Italian restaurants in an Italian neighborhood...that it is the last one standing tells you that it was always the best. My father started coming here in 1941 so I feel a sense of history...it was an old speakeasy too.

Thank David S
Albany, New York
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

After not dining here for many years, we decided to give the place a try for a late lunch. Our meals were pretty good. My antipasto was very cold, our soups were hot, but a bit thin as far as pasta fagioli goes. The highlight of the meal was the wonderful warm bread and garlic olive oil, which came right... More 

Thank gcross2015
Oneida, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Yummy Italian food and excellent service. The interior of the restaurant is old and tired looking but clean. I wouldn't hesitate to eat there again.

Thank JDM829
Saratoga Springs, New York
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239 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

So, there is nothing like going to an old time Italian restaurant. The food is just so delicious. The service was great too! Love the tablecloth and booths! Can 't say enough. Parking is easy--on street or around behind back..Easy peasy!

Thank Holly V
Rensselaer, New York
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We've been here before... and we will be back again... an old style italian restaurant with excellent food! Excellent presentation, polite and friendly service, delicious food!! What else can I say that hasn't already been said.... highly recommended for your italian dinning experience.

1 Thank Anna Q
Schenectady, New York
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

date night for an early dinner - when its October that means pumpkin filled ravioli - what a treat for a seasonal appetizer - perfect in every way - I had the special of seafood risotto with pan seared shrimp and scallops (lucky we were there early before it sold out) words cannot describe how mouth watering good this dish... More 

Thank Anthony G
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

In town for a group event. A few of us went to Lombardo's for dinner. We were greeted upon arrival by George and given our choice of tables. Our server was Melissa, who is pleasant, funny, and helpful. Prior to departure, Maryann the proprietor came to sit with us to discuss our meals and thank us for coming. This is... More 

Thank SteveFromPA
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is an old time high end Italian Restaurant. Most everything is home made. Their house salad dressing is outstanding. They have great sauce. Their food has always been fresh and hot .hey've been there for a long long time. Make a reservation!

1 Thank Jim W
Aurora, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

A return to the past days of fine dining. Couple in front of us greeted by surname. Decor very retro, original tin ceiling, glass light fixtures. Real Italian fresh food. Could have served half the amount of food at the same price and we would have been satisfied. Leftovers made it home to Ontario. Staff very personable and mature. Table... More 

Thank chimomk
Berlin, Germany
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We followed the recommendation of the front desk receptionist in our hotel and found one of the most authentic, original Italo-American restaurants we ever have been to. At the bar first, we were warmly welcomed by staff, and the owner fixed us cocktails. We then moved on to the restaurant where we had pasta with seafood, chicken parmigiana, and varieties... More 

1 Thank Mashuga

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12202-1803
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-462-9180

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?