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Trombino's Bistro Italiano

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5415 Academy Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3301 (Seagull Street)
+1 505-821-5974
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:30
Sat 15:00 - 22:30
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone here quite a few times for happy hour. They have an inviting bar area and the happy hour specials are cheap and tasty. We have tried the flatbread pizzas and calamari and enjoyed them. The staff is attentive and friendly. It is always welcoming and enjoyable.

Thank RCAngus
Long Island City, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not good Italian. Quality was more like a chain restaurant. Bread was the only good part of the meal. Very disappointed.

Thank HorseVMK
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best Italian that I've had in Albuquerque. They serve you generous servings and are really friendly! Make sure to book a reservation as this place gets packed!

Thank Crystal C
Niceville, Florida
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an excellent dinner at Trombino's. Our server, Courtney, was a prompt and efficient - she even helped pick out an excellent wine. We come here occasionally, and have not been disappointed yet.

Thank KGedney
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in Albuquerque don't miss a chance to dine at Trombinos, a local restaurant since 1979! We had a business dinner with partners & everyone raved about the food. Service was great also even though place was very busy on a Wednesday night. Don't miss a chance to eat here if you love Italian food!

Thank Don O
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first comment is that the sit down menu prices and the online menu prices are not in line with each other on a number of dishes. I feel that this is a major over site. The room is nice enough and the staff is friendly. I had Veal Piccata (with capers) with spaghetti (overcooked). Most of the Veal was... More 

Thank Frank F
new mexico
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473 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

My husband and I have eaten at Trombino's several times and always enjoy the food. The menu is extensive and has everything from steak to pasta. Crusty, warm Italian bread is included with all meals. Salads are extra and are offered in two sizes. We like the spinach salad and this time, asked to have the bacon crumbled on top... More 

Thank mwcw
Durango, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is like a restaurant trying to pass as a chic Italian bistro to local rednecks. I confess, I am an Italian food snob. I make my own pasta, and my marinara is made with fresh tomatoes, so take this review with a grain of salt. We were traveling through on our way home to Durango, CO, and I was... More 

Thank DgoNewsHound
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Got in early to beat the rush. By the time we left, it was standing room only. Locals love it which says a lot about the quality of the food and service. Wasn't very noise and, despite the number of customers, service was excellent.

Thank Sammy P
Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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267 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This little place serves excellent food. We were there on a Friday evening, and it was packed. The food is the draw, with an extensive menu of mostly Italian dishes, especially lots of pastas, superbly prepared. Moreover, it's very affordable. We had dinner for two and a nice bottle of wine for $70 before tip. The portions are large, more... More 

Thank TJG214

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
15:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5415 Academy Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3301
    (Seagull Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop on Academy Road, adjacent to restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-821-5974
SERVING "MANGIA" & "ABBONDANZA" FOR OVER 36 YEARS! Welcome to Trombino's Bistro Italiano, since 1979 a long standing favorite among Albuquerqueans, business travelers and tourists alike. Our restaurant is an ideal location for dinner, or important client meetings. A comfortable Trattoria that has that inviting feeling of an Old Italian neighborhood! More than just a place to eat, but rather, a gathering place where you, your friends, family and business associates can slow down, enjoy a great meal and reconnect. A trip to Trombino's is as much about feeding memories as it is about feeding stomachs. Trombino's serves signature dishes of authentic Italian-American cuisine. Our menu is large and varied, offering a great selection of homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish and memorable desserts, including these delectable choices... Gorgonzola Crusted New York Strip Steak, Veal Piccata, Veal Marsala, Chicken Caprini, Shrimp fra Diavolo, Fruitti di Mare & House-made Tiramisu Cake. The bar offers decadent Martinis, draft beer and an extensive wine list. Trombino's delivers food and hospitality in portions as generous as our commitment to dining.

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