Although I haven't eaten there in years, it's a bummer to hear that an iconic Italian restaurant will close after nearly 100 years.

Lombardo's Italian restaurant which has been serving up pasta and other delicious Italian dishes for nearly a century, is sadly closing its doors after the first of the year according to the Times Union newspaper. 

Lombardo's Restaurant has been a Madison Ave staple in the downtown Albany area for many years, served as a place for friends, families, and local politicians to convene for some good food and drinks.

According to the report, it will close after service on New Year's Eve.

It will be open regular days and hours until then.  Lombardo's normal hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Lombardo's opened back in 1919 and will close just one day shy of the 100 year mark.