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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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Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
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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 3 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
Reviewed 25 October 2014

This is not an expansive or terribly innovative menu/restaurant. The ambience is quaint bordering on ' in need of an upgrade'. On this evening, one couple both ordered the whole sea bass. They judged it to be good. It was preceded by an octopus appetizer....More

Thank GiseppeGord
Reviewed 18 October 2014

We are staying at the hotel down the street, we stopped by without a reservation on a Saturday night (tonight). The host/hostess were very respectful even though we did not have a reservation. A table opened in the bar so we took the high top....More

Thank JeannieJay
Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

Classic Italian spot that's been a fixture in Madison for a long time. We decided to go there based in the strong Yelp ratings. This was my first visit after hearing about it for some time. Overall I felt the atmosphere was quaint in a...More

1  Thank JimRiesterer
Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

Food is good, service is good, ambience is good. Have been coming here infrequently for over 20 years now, and our most recent visit was excellent as usual. Recommended.

Thank Jack C
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Great Italian place in Madison rarely disappoints. Sometimes but not every Friday they have a fantastic walley. Unusual in having a wide selection of grappa. Wife loves this place.

Thank Yazzi
Reviewed 14 September 2014

We've been to Lombardino's a number of times when in Madison. On one visit, the service was negligent and the meal just adequate, but the rest of the time, we've loved it. On our most recent visit in late July 2014, we had an outstanding...More

Thank Haleyx
Reviewed 12 September 2014

Stopped in on a whim, no reservation and lucky they had a table available. Ordered an appetizer and Pizzas, they were amazing. I never expected them to be so big, but they were amazing. Red Pepper and Pepperoni and the house pizza. Next time i...More

1  Thank MichealH
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We enjoyed a nice meal on a Sunday night at this restaurant. The service was a bit slow getting started but we were not in a hurry. Our dishes included the ravioli with lamb, eggplant and scallop dishes. Everyone enjoyed the meal. It is not...More

Thank Paul L
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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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