best of 716

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Best Italian Restaurant

Text Code 651

Best Wait Staff

Text Code 887

Best Wine List

Text Code 884

Best Caterer

Text Code 885

Velocé Lunch Buffet

Wednesday Flight Night
Wine & Prime Thursday featuring Parmesan Bread Bowls
Friday Fish Fry & Velocé Lunch Buffet
Prime Saturday
Sunday Sauce

Music Patio

Music on the Piazza Patio

Every Thursday from 6:00-8:00pm!

See our full band line-up for the Piazza Patio!

Enjoy an Amazing Italian Restaurant

Enjoy an Amazing Italian Restaurant

Enjoy an Amazing Italian Restaurant

We're a local Blasdell & Buffalo, NY favorite

Looking for great Italian food and friendly attentive service? Ready to experience the best Blasdell, NY has to offer? It's time to visit Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant & Banquet Facility for a hearty Italian meal. When you dine in our Italian 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. Plus, you can see photos of Ilio's Hall of Fame wrestling career and over 50 years' worth of celebrities who have dined here. If you need a location for your wedding reception, we also have a gorgeous banquet facility.

Call 716-825-3675 today if you're interested in renting our banquet hall for your next event.

photo with weddin dinner banquets

The Lodge at Woodlawn Beach

Plan Your Next Big Event at our Off-Site Location!

The Lodge at Woodlawn Beach

Solé Sandbar

Visit Our Seasonal Location! Best Outdoor Live Music Venue In Blasdell!

Solé Sandbar

Banquet Information

Let our team handle all the
details for your next event

Banquet Information

Wedding Information

Our banquet hall makes a fantastic wedding reception venue

Wedding Information

history of serving food

Our history of serving incredible food

Our history of serving incredible food

In 1965, Hall of Fame Wrestler Ilio DiPaolo opened the doors to what has become a Buffalo and Blasdell, NY tradition and one of the most popular Italian-American dining spots in Western New York. We continue to delight customers with Old-World Italian recipes, a warm family atmosphere and pleasant, professional service. We serve:

  • Delicious seafood dishes
  • Grilled-to-perfection steaks
  • Authentic Italian food with our famous house sauce
We even offer banquet catering services, so you can order food from us for events, office lunches or any special occasion. If you're searching for an exceptional Italian restaurant for dinner, visit us today. Reservations are always recommended.


Weekly Restaurant Features:

  • Wednesday Flight Night
  • Thursday Wine & Prime Night
  • Fish Fry Friday
  • Prime Saturdays
  • Sunday Sauce

Wedding Reception Picture

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