Trombino's Bistro Italiano

★★★★☆
35.1476 -106.583
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505-821-5974

5415 Academy Road Northeast

Albuquerque, NM

87109

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  • Bar Scene
  • Date Spot
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Fine Dining
  • Group Dining
  • Lunch Spot
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic Dining
  • Special Occasion Dining
  • References Available
  • Casual Date Spot

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This is a wonderful bistro. I have been eating here for several years. The service, the food, the atmosphere is consistant and excellent. Always a wondeful experience. If you like Italian.. you should give this place a try.

5
★★★★★

This is a wonderful bistro. I have been eating here for several years. The service, the food, the atmosphere is consistant and excellent. Always a wondeful experience. If you like Italian.. you should give this place a try.

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My favorite italian place EVER!!! get the chicken caprini! it's tasty. It's wonderful. the only thing I'd change is that the table is covered in paper, and makes it seem cheap. expensive but worth it!

5
★★★★★

My favorite italian place EVER!!! get the chicken caprini! it's tasty. It's wonderful. the only thing I'd change is that the table is covered in paper, and makes it seem cheap. expensive but worth it!

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We go there a about once a month and we've found it consistently good. Service always friendly and prompt.

4
★★★★☆

We go there a about once a month and we've found it consistently good. Service always friendly and prompt.

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My husband and I have only eaten here once but the experience was nice and the service was fast. The only downside was it seemed like the people working there wanted to hurry us through and get us out the door even though we didn't go near closing time. Other than that we enjoyed the food, I recommend the spinach artichoke dip!

3
★★★☆☆

My husband and I have only eaten here once but the experience was nice and the service was fast. The only downside was it seemed like the people working there wanted to hurry us through and get us out the door even though we didn't go near closing time. Other than that we enjoyed the food, I recommend the spinach artichoke dip!

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This place is a complete waste of your time and money! Food is served cold, mixed drinks are watered down and the salad was brown. Ever meal served to our table was wrong, waiter didn't seem care. When mangement was informed their response was nothing.

Go eat at Olive Garden, it's much better.

1
★☆☆☆☆

This place is a complete waste of your time and money! Food is served cold, mixed drinks are watered down and the salad was brown. Ever meal served to our table was wrong, waiter didn't seem care. When mangement was informed their response was nothing.

Go eat at Olive Garden, it's much better.

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They offer good Italian food at expensive prices. The service can be exceptional unless you make the mistake of sitting in the bar as I once did because the wait was too long. Service in the bar was horrible, the food took so long that I could have just waited to be seated in the dining room. I also suggest avoiding the rush hours (7 until almost 9pm). The parking can be hectic on crowded nights. They also serve a great Sunday brunch. They are located near Eubank, next to Wild Oats.

4
★★★★☆

They offer good Italian food at expensive prices. The service can be exceptional unless you make the mistake of sitting in the bar as I once did because the wait was too long. Service in the bar was horrible, the food took so long that I could have just waited to be seated in the dining room. I also suggest avoiding the rush hours (7 until almost 9pm). The parking can be hectic on crowded nights. They also serve a great Sunday brunch. They are located near Eubank, next to Wild Oats.

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The service is always professional...and the food is excellent....really the best Italian food I have found in Albuquerque. Pricing is fair and reasonable too.

I have truly enjoyed this place everytime I have come here...excellent Value! Highly recommend!

5
★★★★★

The service is always professional...and the food is excellent....really the best Italian food I have found in Albuquerque. Pricing is fair and reasonable too.

I have truly enjoyed this place everytime I have come here...excellent Value! Highly recommend!

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Some Italian friends of mine visited from Boston Massachusetts and said it was the best Italian food they'd had in years.

5
★★★★★

Some Italian friends of mine visited from Boston Massachusetts and said it was the best Italian food they'd had in years.

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'For the owner and chef: I am a journalist based in NY who has traveled all over the world. I care about food passionately and know a lot about different types of cuisine. I am considering moving to NM and am concerned that the food is not up to what it could be, i.e., places that claim to be """"French"""" or """"Italian"""" are really just Americanized versions and pale imitations of what can really be offered from the regions in both these countries. Are you familiar with Mario Batali and the various restaurants he runs? He has a fierce commitment to an authentic Italian dining experience. (google his name for the link) These places menus ARE incredible and a great inspiration for other restaurateurs across the nation. They set the standard. Perhaps you would consider tweaking your menu somewhat, or even opening a small trattoria perhaps? (see his restaurant Lupa, and its menu) Albuquerque is a great town in so many ways--it's about time it became known also for its food in the same way Portland, OR has become known...

2
★★☆☆☆

'For the owner and chef: I am a journalist based in NY who has traveled all over the world. I care about food passionately and know a lot about different types of cuisine. I am considering moving to NM and am concerned that the food is not up to what it could be, i.e., places that claim to be """"French"""" or """"Italian"""" are really just Americanized versions and pale imitations of what can really be offered from the regions in both these countries. Are you familiar with Mario Batali and the various restaurants he runs? He has a fierce commitment to an authentic Italian dining experience. (google his name for the link) These places menus ARE incredible and a great inspiration for other restaurateurs across the nation. They set the standard. Perhaps you would consider tweaking your menu somewhat, or even opening a small trattoria perhaps? (see his restaurant Lupa, and its menu) Albuquerque is a great town in so many ways--it's about time it became known also for its food in the same way Portland, OR has become known...

Pros: It tries hard

Cons: Not authentic, it's Americanized Italian

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We have heard a lot about this restaurant and finally got a chance to visit it. We had great service, but the food wasn't what I expected, but it was good. We have had better calamari and fettucini alfredo. I expected a better ambience, but otherwise it was cute and the bar area looked nice and the menu and prices were appropriate for the quality and restaurant style. It was kind of cheaply decorated, but cute and slightly romantic. It could definitely be done better for ambience though. Love the location - just off I-25 and San Mateo.

4
★★★★☆

We have heard a lot about this restaurant and finally got a chance to visit it. We had great service, but the food wasn't what I expected, but it was good. We have had better calamari and fettucini alfredo. I expected a better ambience, but otherwise it was cute and the bar area looked nice and the menu and prices were appropriate for the quality and restaurant style. It was kind of cheaply decorated, but cute and slightly romantic. It could definitely be done better for ambience though. Love the location - just off I-25 and San Mateo.

Pros: Price, Food, Location, Service

Cons: Cheaply decorated

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I have long been skeptical about Italian food-I didn't really see the big deal about mounds of noodles smothered with flavorless red sauce and dusty faux-Parmesan cheese that comprises most Americans' exposure to the cuisine of the second greatest food culture on Earth. Of course, I knew there was greatness out there, but I had to smell it, see it, taste it first. Trombino's was a revelation-it actually impressed me. First came the coffee. Unlike most restaurant coffee, which you just know came in little packages of brown dust that produce a beverage closer to motor oil that something a human being should actually drink, this coffee was full-bodied, complex and lustrous-and a good cup of coffee puts me and my palate in a state of readied contentedness that no substance could improve upon. Then came the appetizer-calamari. This old Italian warhorse suffers too much at the hands of the incompetent but this calamari was everything you'd expect-crispy, warm, and, forgoing the more cliched marinara sauce, dizzled with a garlic sauce that was completely delicious. One of the finest appetizers in existence. Then came the entrees-mine was lobster ravioli, with shrimp and lobster sauce. I must say, I have never been given pause by shrimp in this water-starved town, but these were real shrimp-they were not the tasteless crustaceans one gets so used to-they were tiny but filled with that delicious and unmistakable sea taste-slightly briny, salty and breezy. The portion for mine was not huge but after so much bread and calamari, I was quite grateful for this. My fellow diners ordered various things, but I must comment on the mashed potatoes-they were fabulous! I have been raised on honest-to-God, homemade mashed potatoes, and these babies, lightly infused with garlic, were maybe even better than homemade-no packaged mashed potatoes here, I can assure you. I'm running out of characters, but I think I've made my point-go to Trombino's! Now! You won't hate me in the morning.

5
★★★★★

I have long been skeptical about Italian food-I didn't really see the big deal about mounds of noodles smothered with flavorless red sauce and dusty faux-Parmesan cheese that comprises most Americans' exposure to the cuisine of the second greatest food culture on Earth. Of course, I knew there was greatness out there, but I had to smell it, see it, taste it first. Trombino's was a revelation-it actually impressed me. First came the coffee. Unlike most restaurant coffee, which you just know came in little packages of brown dust that produce a beverage closer to motor oil that something a human being should actually drink, this coffee was full-bodied, complex and lustrous-and a good cup of coffee puts me and my palate in a state of readied contentedness that no substance could improve upon. Then came the appetizer-calamari. This old Italian warhorse suffers too much at the hands of the incompetent but this calamari was everything you'd expect-crispy, warm, and, forgoing the more cliched marinara sauce, dizzled with a garlic sauce that was completely delicious. One of the finest appetizers in existence. Then came the entrees-mine was lobster ravioli, with shrimp and lobster sauce. I must say, I have never been given pause by shrimp in this water-starved town, but these were real shrimp-they were not the tasteless crustaceans one gets so used to-they were tiny but filled with that delicious and unmistakable sea taste-slightly briny, salty and breezy. The portion for mine was not huge but after so much bread and calamari, I was quite grateful for this. My fellow diners ordered various things, but I must comment on the mashed potatoes-they were fabulous! I have been raised on honest-to-God, homemade mashed potatoes, and these babies, lightly infused with garlic, were maybe even better than homemade-no packaged mashed potatoes here, I can assure you. I'm running out of characters, but I think I've made my point-go to Trombino's! Now! You won't hate me in the morning.

Pros: Great ambience, food, service

Cons: perhaps a bit pricey for large groups

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Having such a wonderful time at Trambinos made me appreciate the beauty and kindness of such a wonderful city. New Mexico has such a charm and relaxed atmosphere that many prejudge and assume that New Mexico is just a lost state that so many think is part of Mexico the country that part of the U.S. The weather year round is great the people are kind and courteous and the authentic food and service I recieved is more than I could have imagined. New Mexico needs more credit for what they have to offer and needs the recognition it deserves after all it is the diamond in the rough

5
★★★★★

Having such a wonderful time at Trambinos made me appreciate the beauty and kindness of such a wonderful city. New Mexico has such a charm and relaxed atmosphere that many prejudge and assume that New Mexico is just a lost state that so many think is part of Mexico the country that part of the U.S. The weather year round is great the people are kind and courteous and the authentic food and service I recieved is more than I could have imagined. New Mexico needs more credit for what they have to offer and needs the recognition it deserves after all it is the diamond in the rough

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I must say, coming from an Italian family in New York, this food is fantastic! It is hands down the best Italian restaurant in New Mexico. I would recommend it over and over.

5
★★★★★

I must say, coming from an Italian family in New York, this food is fantastic! It is hands down the best Italian restaurant in New Mexico. I would recommend it over and over.

Pros: inexpensive, great food

Cons: slow seating

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I'm from New York and live in Beverly Hills, and travel to Albuquerque on buisness frequently, and was reccomeded this place by Marty at the Marriot Pyramid, and what a delight it is. The bread is to die for, they have unreal fish and seafood dishes, and have the red sauce dishes that remind me of Brooklyn. It was a big shock to find such a place in the middle of New Mexico!

5
★★★★★

I'm from New York and live in Beverly Hills, and travel to Albuquerque on buisness frequently, and was reccomeded this place by Marty at the Marriot Pyramid, and what a delight it is. The bread is to die for, they have unreal fish and seafood dishes, and have the red sauce dishes that remind me of Brooklyn. It was a big shock to find such a place in the middle of New Mexico!

Pros: Good Value, Fun Atmosphere, Good Drinks

Cons: , No Valet

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