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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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“pizza” (38 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2500 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3813
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Bear53588
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We had the "brick" chicken and the ricotta gnocchi. Both were excellent with wonderful flavors. The chicken was very moist and among the best chicken meals we have had. The gnocchi was also excellent - but there is a caution - it is very rich...More

Thank VanVlietTraveler
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This restaurant is directly across from the Best Western InnTowner. I had the shrimp and pasta dish - would give it 4 out of 5 stars. My husband had the fried walleye - he said it was okay but not worth $30.00. The Tiramisu was...More

Thank lindak07
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is located near the University/Hospital and everywhere we went it was recommended. It was very crowded-just after a Badgers Game. Pasta and Entree dishes were a bit pricey but we went with pizza and were not disappointed. They have several unique pizzas including vegetarian...More

Thank rrdub
Reviewed 17 September 2017

How to take a relative out for dinner when you're stuck in a hospital room two blocks away? Order food from here, an easy walk to go pick up. The food was great, but a couple of snags: so busy on a Saturday night, they...More

Thank hikeer
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Arrived for our 7 PM reservation and were seated at a ornery table in a shared booth. They were quite busy. Water served right away, but after 20 minutes we had no server. At that point we were considering leaving, but the maitre'd to the...More

Thank Hammerhead44
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Lombardinos is getting five stars not because it was one of the finest Italian restaurants I have experienced. It's getting five stars because Lombardinos meets all expectations with excellence. Pastas, pizzas, service, cocktails etc. are all wonderful and are at a good price point. My...More

1  Thank Philip G
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Restaurant Details

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