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“Best Italian in the Area”

Lombardo's Italian American
Ranked #147 of 575 Restaurants in Lancaster
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best Italian in the Area”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Once again the folks at Lombardo's goes over the top. Four of us for dinner, and not a plate left untouched. Every course saw empty plates. From apps, to desert the food is always so good here. Right up from the Lancaster Arts Hotel makes location great. Best Italian food in the area. Being a native NYer this place reminds of the little family run restaurants in Queens, some of the best food and people you will ever experience.

Visited June 2014
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Conestoga, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
312 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“One of the best Italian restaurants in the area”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Located in a rather unassuming building, Lombardo's is one of the best Italian restaurants in Lancaster. We have been there many times, and today's excursion was a spur of the moment visits for lunch.

Normally we come for dinner, so we are used to having to have reservations, but for lunch we were able to walk right in and get seated.

The food was, as usual, excellent. Our party had rigatoni, rigatoni with pepperoni sauce and a hot Italian sausage sandwich. The rigatoni came with a tossed salad. The house dressing, a red wine vinaigrette, is always excellent. Our son ordered the rigatoni off the kids menu, but was very pleased to find that his serving was as large as the adult serving (but at a lesser price, which pleased us adults).

The staff is always attentive and friendly (in fact sometimes in the evening the one waitress will take requests and sing for any special event you are celebrating). We have also always found the facility to be quite clean.

The prices are reasonable. Folks on a tighter budget can find some items of lesser cost. The lunch menu is very reasonable.

The décor is acceptable, but not exciting. The location doesn't promote any views of the streetscape, etc. so the restaurant has no large outside windows, etc.

  • Visited May 2014
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Atlanta
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Thank You Trip Advisor”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

I favor local restaurants over chains when traveling and depend on Trip Advisor to find good spots. Fresh veal is one of may favorite dishes so while in Lancaster I looked up the " Best veal in Lancaster" and Trip Advisor recommended Lombardo's. The reviewers were correct. The veal was excellent as was the sauce. The serving was also quite generous and the house chianti was very good.
My server was as good as one could wish for as well.
Lombardo's is what one looks for in an authentic local Italian restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Englishmarm
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and authentic Italian dishes”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

My entire experience at this restaurant was amazing. The decor was beautiful and the service was great. They have a large wine list and a great selection of Italian dishes. The food was delicious and authentic, freshly made pasta! I highly recommend this place to anyone! We will be back!

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank CLHersh
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“I love the food and service is always good.”
Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

Hands down my favorite Italian restaurant. Great food and always a pleasurable experience. I eat there often.

  • Visited March 2014
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