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Welcome to Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility!

We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day
but will re-open Friday, November 24th at 11:30 AM
Click here for our Holiday Hours & Specials
Happy Thanksgiving
from The DiPaolo Family & Staff


A Buffalo, New York Tradition Since 1965Ilio+Dipaolo+Restaurant+family+photo

Looking for great Italian food and friendly attentive service? Ready to experience the best Buffalo, NY offers? It’s time to visit Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility for a hearty Italian meal. When you dine in our restaurant, you’ll find a little something for everyone. Our taste-tempting selections, uncompromising service, and comfortable, welcoming atmosphere make our restaurant the perfect choice for an Italian-American meal out, whatever the occasion. Plus…you can see photos of Ilio’s Hall of Fame Wrestling career and over 50 years of celebrities who have dined here.

Visit our Authentic Italian Restaurant in Buffalo, New York
& Experience Unparalleled Italian Dining!

At Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility, we’re all about quality and value. You deserve the most for your dining dollar, and we believe our mouthwatering Italian food, extensive menu, and impeccable service speak for themselves. We even offer a Gluten-free menu! Our staff commits to guest satisfaction. We work hard every day to serve consistently excellent food and the best possible restaurant experience.

In 1965, Hall of Fame Wrestler Ilio DiPaolo opened the doors to what has become a Buffalo, NY tradition and one of the most popular Italian-American dining spots in Western New York. Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility continues to delight customers with Old-World Italian recipes, warm family atmosphere and pleasant, professional service. Open for lunch, dinner, or take-out, Ilio’s features authentic Italian food favorites topped with their famous House Sauce, grilled to perfection steaks, delicious seafood dishes, and much more. You can even order Italian catering directly from us for events, office lunches, or any special occasion. Reservations are always recommended.

One of Buffalo’s Most Popular Banquet Halls
& Wedding Reception Venues

Your wedding day is a special occasion. You deserve top-notch service from the wedding reception venue you select to host your celebration. Our staff at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility warmly welcomes you into our banquet hall. We serve fresh, mouth-watering Italian catering and specialty dishes to make you and your guests satiated for days! Best of all, you can choose from our multiple wedding reception venues. Choose a location to best suit you and your partner’s style.

We celebrate more than just weddings at Ilio DiPaolo’s! You can also rent our banquet hall for graduation parties, sports award ceremonies, corporate events, anniversary parties, and much, much more. To stay flexible for our customers, we offer banquet catering services during lunch and dinner time.
Visit Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility today and indulge in an unparalleled Italian dining experience. We look forward to serving you!


Voted “Best Italian Food” at the
2017 Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival

This was Ilio DiPaolo’s first year at the Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival and its new location at Outer Harbor Buffalo. On our menu: Bowl of Tripe with Ilio’ Own Red Sauce, Penne Spinaci Aglio e Olio with Ilio’s Marinara Sauce or House Sauce & Limoncello Biscotti. We are blessed to receive this very prestigious award! Thank you to all who participated this year!


Ilio DiPaolo’s Wins
“2017 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence”

Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant has been honored for its outstanding wine program
in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Wine List Awards. The Award of Excellence
recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality
producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.




Andrew Z. Galarneau, Buffalo News Food Critic,
had this to say about Ilio DiPaolo’s…

“A Family Restaurant in the fullest sense of the term. Run by a family to feed families”
“The Eggplant Parmesan was one of the best I’ve had in town”
Shrimp & Sausage Special: “My favorite pasta so far this year”


Ilio DiPaolo’s Voted Second
as Upstate NY’s BEST Italian Restaurant

by www.nyup.com on Tuesday, May 2,  2017

No. 2 – Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant
Ilio DiPaolo’s serves “red sauce that will make you smile,” judge Teri Weaver said. The restaurant was founded by Ilio DiPaolo, a wrestler now in three sports halls of fame. If there were an Eggplant Parmigiana hall of fame (and there should be) Ilio DiPaolo’s dish would be there, too. Overall, Ilio DiPaolo’s was outstanding. The service, atmosphere and food was impressive and we can’t wait to return.
Also voted: Best Red Sauce & Best Eggplant

For more information or to see the winners, click here.



Ilio DiPaolo’s Voted “Restaurant of the Year”
in Buffalo, NY

by Visit Buffalo Niagara on Tuesday, May 3, 2016
This is only the second year for this prestigious award & we were honored to be chosen. Thank you to Visit Buffalo Niagara, our Staff & all of our GREAT Customers who made this possible. Congratulations to the 2016 Winners & Honorees!


Ilio DiPaolo’s Wins
“2016 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence”