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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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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Another great meal! Woodfire veal chop, amaaaaazing flavor and yummy panfried walleye prep. Best EVER homemade intensely salted caramel ice cream and worthy budino.

Thank MadWIExpTraveler
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Three of us went for dinner on a week night. It was a very cold night in October. Parking is atrocious and had to park quite a distance and hike in. Without a reservation, there was a 40 minute wait. No real waiting area except...More

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Had a great family meal at a very comfortable restaurant. The atmosphere was very low keyed and put one at ease. The server we had was Randy and he did an excellent job. One may of had to wait a little for the drinks but...More

Thank GJG-13
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Even though this little place is tucked away on side street, it's still easy to find. The four of us chose a Thursday night at 5:30.a really great Good idea to have a reservation, the place was packed by 6. We were greeted by a...More

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Restaurant Details

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