Ristorante Lombardo

3 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Pasta
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3 ratings

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1198 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216

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Celiac

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Our waiter Michael was very attentive. The "special" gluten free menu was very similar to the regular menu as many choices are naturally gf I ordered pasta carbonara, inquired about ingredients as they make they're own pasta and I have celiac disease. .It sounded fine so I ordered.The next two days, I was sick, suffering my symptoms of being "GLUTENED". I called, spoke to the chef. Found out they DO NOT have a dedicated prep area for gluten free. They make homemade pasta with gluten as well so there is a good chance of cross contamination! The flour used Caputo's GF, first ingredient has wheat* starch, modified. It has 4 ppm gluten, not recognized as gluten free by some orgs. I wrote to Mr Lombardo explaining what happened and did not even receive a response! How sad and disappointing! Eating gluten causes intestinal damage to those with celiac! The pasta carbonara and octopus appetizer was not as good as in Tuscany either!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Lombardo's is wonderful! It's a family-owned upscale Italian restaurant and while the entire restaurant isn't GF, they have a dedicated gluten-free menu available and it's updated daily to reflect specials. They make their own GF pasta, too, and it is the best I've ever had. We've eaten there many times and I've never had any issues -- they always treat GF customers with the utmost care. We go there for birthdays, anniversaries, all celebrations. You can let them know when you make a reservation (recommended) that you or someone in your party is GF or just let them know when you arrive -- it's never a problem and the food is always spectacular. Knowing the care they take, I'm giving a five-heart safety rating, but please keep in mind that, again, the entire restaurant isn't GF.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great service and wonderful food. Ordered filet mignon, proiscutto wrapped dates, and brussel sprouts dish. Staff understood celiac and told me what would be safe for me in terms of no cross contamination.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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This was by far the best gluten free dining experience I've ever had. Been diagnosed with Celiac disease almost 10yrs. Don't know what took me so long to get here but I am so happy I finally did. First of all on my reservation I was able to note that I was Celiac and I was greeted with acknowledgement. They have separate GF menu in leather binder just like the regular menu. Sooooo many options. I went with the Continental..which was Shrimp Scampi, Veal Franchese...served over house made gluten free linguine. Was so delicious. The veal must have been breaded with either cornstarch or GF breading. I didn't ask but was fantastic and didn't get sick of course. Can't wait to go back to try everything else.

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How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Limited but very good separate gluten free menu including homemade pasta and multiple dessert options. Server was very helpful and understanding when I expressed my need to order gluten free.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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So I would have given 5 stars but I was told they had gluten free bread and they didn’t, and they also brought out the regular appetizer at first instead of the gluten free so if I hadn’t read the menu carefully I would have been glutened. Other than that it was the most amazing dinner - the best GF pasta I’ve ever had. The grilled octopus and the beet avocado salad were delicious and the Toffee SEMIFREDO for dessert was excellent. A great experience!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great service and gf menu! There were so many options to choose from and homemade gluten free pasta. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful when ordering gf. It was an amazing meal!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great homemade gluten free pasta

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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They ruined our 10 year anniversary. The bathrooms were closed, they were using a loud plumbing tool that was obnoxious. We spent over $100 for our dinner and had to leave before finishing because my husband had to use the bathroom and they were closed. It was the worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant. When we were leaving, I told them why and that it was our 10 year anniversary. They didn’t offer a refund or a gift certificate or even an apology. To be fair, the food was good, but we will never eat there again.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Housemade gluten free pasta was hands down the best I've had. Where else can you get housemade gluten free pasta? Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. They had a separate gf menu, used separate water to boil the pasta. Couldn't have asked for a better meal or experience. Well worth the price.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Absolutely fabulous gluten free menu featuring appetizers, salads and housemade gluten free pasta. I had the grilled octopus, bolognese, and flourless chocolate cake, and they were all delicious. What a special treat!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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