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Lombardo's Italian American

216 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2937
+1 717-394-3749
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good17%
  • Average16%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible10%
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“fresh pear” (4 reviews)
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Italian, American
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216 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2937
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

not a place for a stirred martini;food good but nothing special. filling pasta, plate full;fresh but ok salad.

Thank WistarHamilton
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Worst Italian restaurant experience of my life. I had chicken Parmesan; it wasn't bad but the sauce was atrocious - watery and flavorless. Girlfriend's spaghetti was also watery with odd tasting meatballs. Service was nonexistent. Not one dish was removed from our table during the...More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This place has been here for as long as I can remember having gone there throughout my childhood. The food is not like Olive Garden or other "chain" types it's fresh good down home Italian. We ordered the chicken Parmesan, veal Parmesan, spaghetti and beef...More

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is one of the "survivors". It has been a Lancaster fixture for decades, and still attracts a good following. While a few other Italian restaurants (not pizza places - true restaurants) have gone out of business (Italian Villa, for example), this place has stood...More

Thank rick d
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Wow! We made reservations here for Mother's day and it was just perfect! Our food, the service and quieter atmosphere were wonderful! Cannot wait to go back again!

Thank michellelynnp
Reviewed 13 May 2016

First time dining experience could not have been better! Met by Mike who was wonderful assisting us with menu and taking the time to orient us to how food is prepared. Dinner was served quickly and expertly. Waitress was fantastic and very attentive. Food was...More

Thank valerie s
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Our table was not ready until 30 minutes after our reservation-- but it was a Saturday night and the manager kept checking in with us. But then it got very bad. We were seated at our table. We waited 15-20 minutes before we were given...More

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Eat_Drink_Italian, Owner at Lombardo's Italian American, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

Thank you very much for choosing to dine with us. Thank you as well for informing us of your experience. I apologize for the unusually long wait times. I can assure you this is not a typical Lombardo's experience. Yes we were very busy, but...More

Reviewed 8 May 2016

My son was getting married and being we didn't live in Pennsylvania we had the task of finding a restaurant to have the rehearsal dinner. Being on a budget we called probably 7-8 restaurants and the cost of having a rehearsal dinner was just as...More

Thank doriepilbin
Eat_Drink_Italian, Owner at Lombardo's Italian American, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

Congratulations again to your son and new daughter-in-law! Thank you so much for the wonderful comments! Everyone of our staff enjoys the wedding rehearsals. The mood is always festive and fun. Thank you for sharing your experience with others. It was our pleasure to help!

Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We visited lombardos from the uk after reading reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. Our waitress (Taylor) couldn't have been more helpful and the owner greeted us on our arrival and then made sure we were happy before we left. The complimentary...More

Thank Ann S
Eat_Drink_Italian, Owner at Lombardo's Italian American, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

Thank you for your visit! We have welcomed many international visitors and enjoy learning about different parts of the world. Sharing a good meal and friendly conversation knows no borders. We hope to see you on your next visit to the U.S.!

Reviewed 17 April 2016

My husband had their 22 oz. T-Bone and it was cooked to perfection. I ordered the fresh veal parmigiana that was deliciously tender. BEST Mozzarella sticks I have ever had & their desserts were amazing & fresh-cream cheese cake/pie and Italian rum cake-YUMMY!!! The service...More

Thank clarewads
Eat_Drink_Italian, Owner at Lombardo's Italian American, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

Wonderful comments, thank you. Many other guests share your thoughts of the "BEST Mozzarella Sticks I have ever had". We are proud to note that we make them ourselves. Thank you as well for noticing the homemade desserts. Our chef, Paul Lombardo, takes a lot...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-2937
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-394-3749
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