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Lombardo's Restaurant

) #41 of 535 Restaurants in Albany $$ - $$$ Italian
121 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12202-1803
+1 518-462-9180
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible4%
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121 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12202-1803
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find! An authentic Italian restaurant with lots of ambience and delicious food. Service matches the food. Dates from the late 1910's; a wonderful heritage restaurant experience. We will be back!

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place looked something right out of a movie set... a step back in time. Even the service seemed old fashioned, in a good sense. One of the owners gave us a lot of personal attention, directing the waitress. The food was fabulous. Some of...More

Thank Penn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a leisurely two hour family lunch for four. The decor and whole experience takes you back to Legs Diamond's Albany. The paintings on the walls date from 1934, the floor is little white tiles, and some booths are built for just two! Classic...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Been eating here for a long time. My mom always enjoyed the food here up until her passing in December. Mom being a great Italian cook fro Naples, Italy can be tough on the Italian restaurants. Not so here. And we survivors feel the same....More

Thank Rich M
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The best Italian food in Albany! Cappuccino is fabulousa The fresh bread with thier aged garlic oil is a delight! Thier salads are superb. All thier entrees are wonderful. It's as close to actually eating in Florence as you can get here in Albany!

Thank Mario M
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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
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...More

1  Thank gcross2015
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
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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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