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Lombardino's Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Italian, Pizza
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Sauteed Mussels & Rock Shrimp
prince edward island mussels in a sauce of garlic, shallot, smoked bacon, baby spinach, anise liqueur, seafood stock & a splash of roasted garlic cream
Antipasti Misti
speck, spicy calabrese & finocchiona salamis with sartori montamore cheese, wood grilled caramelized pear compote & bruschetta
Calamari Fritti
madison’s favorite! delicately fried squid served with marinara sauce, horseradish & lemon
Wood Grilled Lamb Sweetbreads
set on anson mills polenta, garnished with garlic-herbed vinaigrette
Insalata Lombardino
mixed greens with slivered red onion, shaved fennel & italian parsley, dressed with fennel seed vinaigrette
Signature Caesar Salad
romaine lettuce tossed with croutons, parmigiano-reggiano & lemon-anchovy dressing, garnished with an anchovy, olive tapenade & hard-cooked egg
Roasted Beet Salad
derr farm beets tossed with tri colore greens, toasted walnuts, gorgonzola cheese & tuscan barrel-aged red wine vinaigrette
Truffled Potato Soup
creamy soup of yukon gold potato & leeks, garnished with black & white truffle oil
Olives Al Forno
roasted olives with garlic, citrus zest & fresh thyme, served warm from the brick oven
Marcona Almonds
toasted with sea salt and rosemary - the queen of all almonds
12 inch pizzas made following the neapolitan tradition
Pizza Lombardino
prosciutto di parma ham, roasted garlic, olive oil, mozzarella cheese & fresh arugula
The Fraboni
fraboni’s hot italian sausage, san marzano tomato sauce, spicy giardiniera & grande provo-nello
Pizza Margherita
san marzano tomato sauce, bufala mozzarella & fresh basil
Roasted Mushroom Pizza
with fontina fontal cheese, fresh sage, roasted garlic & san marzano sauce
Speck & Potato
with fresh rosemary, roasted garlic & rosemary-rubbed asiago cheese
Ruby Port Poached Fig & Gorgonzola Cheese
with fresh rosemary & jordandal farm smoked hog jowl
Spaghetti Alla Bolognese
slow-simmered meat sauce of locally raised jordandal farm beef and pork, pancetta, tomatoes & white wine, topped with parmigiano-reggiano
Orecchiette With Fraboni’s Sausage & Rapini
“little ears” of pasta with fraboni’s hot italian sausage, rapini, roasted garlic-steeped sassy cow cream & a splash of brandy
Eggplant Napoletana
crisp rounds of eggplant stacked with caramelized onions, basil & mozzarella, set on spaghetti with roasted eggplant, golden raisins & san marzano tomato sauce
Mushroom & Parsnip Strozzapreti
imported fresh italian pasta tossed with local mushroom medley, garlic, escarole, caraway seed & sartori rosemary asiago, set on sweet parsnip puree
Linguine With Clams & Rock Shrimp
fresh littleneck clams & rock shrimp sauteed with sassy cow cream, pancetta, garlic, fresh parsley and a touch of chili
Rabbit Ragu With Pappardelle
slow cooked rabbit with san marzano tomato, porcini mushroom puree, bay and fresh thyme tossed with our housemade wide ribbon pasta, garnished with parmesan
all cuts served with roasted fingerling potatoes, seared escarole, napa cabbage, grilled lemon & tuscan olive oil
Farm Pork Loin Chop
8 oz juniper brined jordandal
Filet Of Beef
6 oz hereford
Bone-in Ribeye
18 oz certified hereford
Pan-seared Walleye
red lake minnesota walleye served with sautéed alba clamshell mushrooms, roasted fingerling potatoes, preserved lemon-thyme cream sauce & drizzle of brown butter
Grilled Jordandal Farm Pork Loin Chop Alla Pizzaiola
served with a sauce of san marzano tomatoes, soffritto, fennel seed, baby spinach, local mushrooms, chickpeas & crumbled fraboni’s sausage
Add Rock Shrimp $4.0
Crossroads Farm Acorn Squash & Risotto
roasted local acorn squash with sage & parmesan risotto, set on sautéed local mushrooms, green beans, garlic, napa cabbage & escarole
Wood Grilled Veal Tenderloin
with slow cooked veal breast served on anson mills polenta with caramelized cabbage & smoked bacon
vegetable side dishes, great for sharing
Green Beans
with garlic, shallot & chili flake
Brussels & Bacon
local brussels sprouts with nueske’s smoked bacon
Local Acorn Squash
with sage & brown butter
Housemade Cannoli
crisp pastry shell filled with sweet ricotta filling, garnished with bitter chocolate & toasted pistachio
Chocolate & Sea Salt Budino
belgian milk chocolate & french bittersweet chocolate, topped with whipped crème fraîche
Lemon Poppyseed Cake
italian olive oil cake with fresh lemon & poppy seed, served with wisconsin strawberry ice cream
an italian-american classic ~ door county cherry & pistachio ice cream with dark chocolate sorbet
kahula, coffee & amaretto ladyfingers layered with mascarpone mousse & shaved milk chocolate
Dessert Sampler
petite lemon poppy seed cake, chocolate budino & tiramisu
House Made Ice Cream
ask your server for today’s flavors!
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has been in Madison forever, but we had never eaten there and decided we were overdue, especially since we had a coupon. The 4 of us who went for dinner were all happy with our food. I saw before going that reviews were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I had been wanting to go here for a year or so and had been hearing wonderful things about it. My husband and I decided to have a date night here last weekend. We are from the Kenosha area (lots of Italian heritage) and knew...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at Lombardino's, but were disappointed that none of the menu items listed on the Trip Advisor Menu link for this restaurant matched what was actually on the menu. The restaurant said it does not get regularly updated. As for the restaurant...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DonaJudy
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Went on a Sunday night for dinner. Lombardino's was busy and although we hoped to get in around 5:30, we couldn't get a reservation until 7:45. Actually arrived a little earlier than reservation and was seated right away. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere about...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JonInIndy
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We had a fairly large family gathering here, which they accommodated very nicely. All of the food was really Delicious and well Prepared. Well flavored and authentic. Comes highly recommended and rightly so. The restaurant is quite small but still really nice and quaint. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rachael1107
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

It’s always nice to find a restaurant that cares - about their customers and the food they serve. It’s an interesting place. The decor is rather old-fashioned but charming. Staff are attentive, helpful and nice. We chose the calamari which I felt could have benefitted...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank K5740PSlindam
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Enjoyed this quant Italian restaurant with great dinner options. The night I was there they had dinner specials which I chose a delicious entrée. The server was very helpful in describing each entrée and an appropriate cocktail to match, Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank suzannp2017
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I went to this restaurant for the second time last week. I had been previously in 2017 and had to return as the food was so fresh and delicious. Great choices on 7/3. Our table had the artichoke fritti and the broccolini/asparagus as starters. Then...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Deborah H H
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

6/5/18 In town for a conference and went out exploring with a colleague. Ambiance was very relaxing. Restaurant was clean. The aroma is what enticed is in. The Calamari was fried to perfection and was succulent and tender. The Eggplant Parmigiana was perfection on a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank gregsY5276IS
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We had dinner here for the first time this past weekend. Can’t believe we haven’t been there before, considering how often we go to Madison. But glad we did. It was packed at 7pm and even when we left nearly 2 hours later, so reservations...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank elizabethc6258
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