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Welcome to Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility!

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 has to offer?  It’s time to visit Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility. When you dine in our restaurant, you’ll find a little something for everyone. Our taste-tempting selection, uncompromising service, and comfortable, welcoming atmosphere make our place 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 & 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.  We believe that you deserve the most for your dining dollar, and we believe our mouthwatering menu and impeccable service speak for themselves. We are committed to our guests’ satisfaction. We work hard every day to provide consistently excellent food and the best possible restaurant experience.

In 1965, Hall of Fame Wrestler, Ilio DiPaolo opened the doors to a Buffalo, New York 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 favorites topped with their famous House Sauce, grilled to perfection steaks and delicious seafood dishes.

Visit Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility today and indulge in an unparalleled Italian dining experience!


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

by 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”

Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2016 Restaurant Wine List Awards. The Buffalo, NY restaurant is recognized among 3,595 winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers. 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.  For more information, click here