You can taste the Ilio DiPaolo difference

When you dine at a local restaurant, you want amazing, memorable food. Our dinner menu satisfies all kinds of guests. To make sure our menu impresses, we:

  • Source all ingredients locally
  • Make our tantalizing red sauce fresh daily
  • Base all our recipes on Ilio DiPaolo's originals
Whether you're settling into our dining room for the evening or enjoying our patio seating, you'll receive incredible food and lovely service. To view our full dinner restaurant menu, check out our Dinner & Takeout Menu page now.

Restaurant Takeout & Dinner Menu

Serving Authentic Italian Food at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant & Banquet Facility in Buffalo, New York

All Prices are Subject to Change

Voted No. 2 Upstate NY's BEST Italian Restaurant by www.nyup.com

Voted No. 2 Upstate NY's BEST Italian Restaurant by www.nyup.com

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

Serving Dinner:

Tuesday - Friday at 3:00 PM
Saturday at 3:00 PM
Sunday at 3:00 PM

Reservations recommended

Click here for Printable Menu

Appetizers - Antipasti

TRADITIONAL ANTIPASTO

2 people: $12.99
4-6 people: $21.99

Italian Meat & Cheese Tray including Prosciutto, Sopressata Salami,
Eggplant, Artichoke Hearts, Olives, Roasted Red Peppers, Provolone,
Fresh Mozzarella & Pepperoncini's

TRIPE

Bowl: $12.99

Served in Our Special Sauce

CALAMARI

Choose from:

Fried Calamari
Hand-breaded Calamari fried & served with Cocktail Sauce
$12.99

Ilio's Homemade Delicacy
Simmered in Our Red Sauce
Bowl: $12.99

SHRIMP COCKTAIL

$9.99

(5) Jumbo Shrimp served with tangy Cocktail Sauce

ILIO'S "FAMOUS" STUFFED BANANA PEPPERS

Choose from:
Seasoned Bread Crumb Stuffing with White Wine
topped with melted Mozzarella Cheese
$11.99

COLLEEN'S STYLE STUFFED BANANA PEPPERS
ADD: Bruschetta Tomatoes & Spinach
$12.99

CAPRESE

$11.99

Fresh Roma Tomatoes, Sliced Prosciutto & Fresh Mozzarella Cheese drizzled with Balsamic Vinegar & topped with Fresh Basil

CRAB CAKES

$11.99

(2) Maryland Crab Cakes served over Mixed Greens in Balsamic Vinaigrette, then drizzled
with Roasted Red Pepper Puree

STUFFED MUSHROOMS

$10.99

Filled with Sausage & Bread Stuffing then baked with White Wine & Mozzarella Cheese

ZUCCHINI FINGERS

$9.99

Fried & served with Ilio's House Sauce

MOZZARELLA STICKS

$9.99

Served with Ilio's House Sauce

SPINACH BREAD

$6.99

with Cheese

BRUSCHETTA

$6.99

Crostini topped with Marinated Tomatoes & Feta Cheese (6 slices)

GARLIC BREAD

$5.99

with Cheese

Soups & Salads

MINESTRONE

Bowl: $3.99

SOUP DU JOUR

Bowl: $3.99

BAKED MINESTRONE

Crock: $4.99

BAKED FRENCH ONION

Crock: $4.99

CHEF SALAD

$5.99

Mixed Greens, Olives & Assorted Vegetables

ANTIPASTO AMERICANO

Single: $10.99

Mixed Greens with Assorted Meats & Cheeses
2-4 people: $15.99
4-6 people: $19.99

TUSCAN SALAD

$10.99

Romaine Lettuce, Artichoke Hearts, Fresh Mozzarella, Roma Tomatoes, Roasted Red Peppers, Black & Green Olives, Red Onions & Pepperoncini's with Choice of Dressing

Add Grilled Chicken: $3.99
Add (4) Grilled Shrimp: $4.99

CAESAR SALAD with CHICKEN OR GRILLED SHRIMP

$11.99

Fresh Romaine Lettuce tossed with grated Mozzarella Cheese & Croutons

House Specialties

Served with Choice of Soup or Dinner Salad (Small portions are available)

CAJUN COMBO

$19.99

Cajun Style Chicken & Shrimp served over Linguini Alfredo

CALABRESE PLATTER

$26.99

6 oz. Filet Mignon, Tortellini Alfredo & Rigatoni with Ilio's Famous House Sauce

GNOCCHI BOLOGNESE

$18.99

Tossed in a Hearty Meat Sauce with Italian Herbs

CHICKEN RAGUSA

$19.99

Boneless Breast of Chicken sautéed with Artichoke Hearts, Black Olives, Spinach, Tomatoes in a Garlic Cream Sauce & tossed with Tortellini

LINGUINI WITH CLAM SAUCE

$18.99

Choice of White or Red Clam Sauce

CARPENTER CACCIATORE

$19.99

Sautéed Chicken & Italian Sausage with Ilio's Cacciatore Sauce served over Spaghetti

PESTO PRAIANO

$19.99

Linguini sauteed with Basil Pesto & Cherry Tomatoes topped with a 5 oz. Grilled Marinated Boneless Chicken Breast & Romano Cheese

SRIRACHA BOURBON PORK CHOPS

$18.99

(2) 6 oz. grilled Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops cooked in a Southwest Spicy Seasoning. Served with choice of Pasta or Potato & Vegetable

EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA

$17.99

Topped with melted Mozzarella Cheese & Ilio's Famous House Sauce served with a side of Spaghetti

PENNE BROCCOLI

$15.99

Penne Pasta tossed in Oil & Garlic with Broccoli & Romano Cheese & a dash of Red Pepper

Add 5 oz. Grilled Chicken Breast: $3.99

SPAGHETTI or PENNE ALFORNO

$15.99

Blended with Italian Cheeses, Ilio's House Sauce & topped with Mozzarella Cheese baked

TRIPE

$19.99

Served in Our Special Sauce over Linguini

CALAMARI

$19.99

Fresh Calamari in our Special Red Sauce & served over Fettuccini

Classic Steak & Seafood

Served with Choice of Soup or Salad
Choice of Pasta or Potato & Vegetable

All Steaks seasoned with an Italian Rub of Herbs & Pepper

WRESTLER STEAK "The Destroyer"

$35.99

20 oz. New York Strip Steak

NEW YORK STRIP STEAK

10 oz.: $22.99
14 oz.: $28.99

PIZZAIOLA

10 oz.: $24.99
14 oz.: $29.99

New York Strip Steak topped with Spicy House Sauce & melted Mozzarella Cheese

FILET MIGNON

6 oz.: $22.99
9 oz.: $29.99

CLASSIC SURF & TURF

$48.99

6 oz. Rock Cold Water Lobster Tail served with a 10 oz. New York Strip Steak

LOBSTER TAILS

Single Lobster Tail: $33.99
Double Lobster Tails: $49.99

Rock Cold Water Tail served with Drawn Butter & Lemon

THURSDAY & SATURDAY ENJOY...

PRIME RIB AU JUS
Slow roasted 16 oz. cut
$23.99

WRESTLER CUT PRIME RIB AU JUS
Slow roasted 32 oz. cut
$43.99

Add Sautéed Onions &/or Mushrooms: $2.99
Add (4) Jumbo Shrimp - Grilled or Breaded: $4.99

Pasta Combinations

Served with Choice of Soup or Dinner Salad (Small portions are available)

LASAGNA

$15.99

Layers of Pasta filled with Creamy Ricotta Cheese & Meat Filling

CHEESE RAVIOLI, MANICOTTI or TORTELLINI

$14.99

Stuffed with Creamy Ricotta Cheese

MEAT RAVIOLI

$15.99

Filled with Seasoned Meat

LOBSTER RAVIOLI ALLA VODKA

$19.99

Served with a Creamy Tomato Vodka Sauce & topped with Fresh Basil

Pasta

Served with Choice of Soup or Dinner Salad
Choice of Pasta served with Ilio's Famous House Sauce

SPAGHETTI, RIGATONI, PENNE or LINGUINI

$11.99

ANGEL HAIR or FETTUCCINI

$12.99

HOME-STYLE GNOCCHI

$13.99

WHOLE WHEAT PENNE

$13.99

GLUTEN-FREE
NEW!!! LENTIL PENNE PASTA or BROWN RICE FETTUCCINI

$16.99

SUBSTITUTE SAUCES:

MEAT OR MUSHROOM SAUCE

$2.99

MARINARA SAUCE

$2.99

with Tomatoes, Garlic & Onion

ALFREDO SAUCE

$3.59

with Cream & Blended Cheeses

VODKA SAUCE

$2.99

EXTRAS:

TWO MEATBALLS or TWO ITALIAN SAUSAGE LINKS

$3.99

MELTED MOZZARELLA CHEESE

$2.99

FRESH SAUTEED MUSHROOMS

$2.99

5 oz. GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST

$3.99

(4) GRILLED JUMBO SHRIMP

$4.99

Seafood

Served with Choice of Soup or Dinner Salad (Small portions are available)

SEAFOOD FRA DIAVOLO

$22.99

Shrimp, Scallops & Mussels in a Spicy Marinara Sauce served over Linguini

SHRIMP SCAMPI

$20.99

Served over Angel Hair Pasta

SEAFOOD FISCHETTI

$22.99

Sautéed Shrimp & Scallops with Green Onions, Cherry Tomatoes, Black Olives & Herbal Butter in a Garlic White Wine Sauce tossed with Linguini

SILVA SALMON

$22.99

Seared 8 oz. Salmon Fillet topped with a Honey, Lemon Glaze. Served with choice of Pasta or Potato & Vegetable

JUMBO SHRIMP DINNER

$15.99

Shrimp Lover's Delight!! Breaded & Fried Jumbo Shrimp served with Cocktail Sauce & Lemon. Served with choice of Pasta or Potato & Vegetable

FRIDAYS ONLY...

FRESHLY BREADED HADDOCK FISH FRY
Served with French Fries, Homemade Macaroni Salad & Cole Slaw
(Broiled .95 extra)
14.99

SEAFOOD PLATTER
Fried Shrimp, Scallops, Fish, Linguini with White Clam Sauce, Potato, Vegetable & Dinner Salad
(Broiled 1.99 extra)
21.99

Veal & Chicken

Served with Choice of Soup or Dinner Salad
Choice of Pasta or Potato & Vegetable

VEAL OSSO BUCCO

$28.99

Braised Veal Shank in Ilio's Basilio Sauce with Tomatoes, Carrots & Mushrooms served over Angel Hair Pasta

VEAL PARMIGIANA or CHICKEN PARMIGIANA

Veal: $20.99
Chicken: $18.99

Topped with Mozzarella Cheese & Ilio's Famous House Sauce

VEAL MARSALA or CHICKEN MARSALA

Veal: $20.99
Chicken: $18.99

Finest cut of Veal or Marinated Chicken Breast sautéed with Marsala Wine, Mushrooms & Bordelaise Sauce traditionally served with Fettuccini Alfredo

CHICKEN CACCIATORE

$18.99

Boneless Breast of Chicken cooked in Sherry Wine with Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Onions & Tomatoes

CHICKEN ABRUZZI

$18.99

Italian Breaded Chicken Breast with Lemon White Wine Sauce, Artichoke Hearts & Mushrooms

CHICKEN PARRINELLO

$19.99

Crispy Italian Breaded Chicken Breast topped with sliced Prosciutto, Roasted Red Peppers & Spinach on a bed of Garlic Cream Sauce & topped with Asiago Cheese

Buffalo Favorites

CHICKEN WINGS

Single Order (12):$10.99
Double Order (24): $19.99

with Bleu Cheese

CHICKEN FINGERS

Single Order (4): $9.99
Double Order (8): $18.99

with French Fries

Family Favorites

FAMILY FAVORITE TAKE-OUT SPECIALS:

Great for four or more people

Printable Menu

* Substitute Whole Wheat Pasta for Rigatoni or Penne Pasta
$5.00 extra

Add Mozzarella Cheese to Pasta: $5.00 extra

To place your Family Favorite Take-Out order, call 716-825-3675

FAMILY FAVORITE #1

$38.99 + tax

(Rigatoni & Salad served in 12 x 10 pans)
(1) Pan Rigatoni* with Ilio's House Sauce
(4) Meatballs & (4) Italian Sausages
(1) Pan Chef Salad with Ilio's Italian Dressing
(2) Loaves of Garlic Bread

Add (2) extra Meatballs or Italian Sausage
$3.99 ea.

FAMILY FAVORITE #2

$41.99 + tax

(Rigatoni & Salad served in 12 x 10 pans)
(4) Chicken Parmigiana
(1) Pan Rigatoni* with Ilio's House Sauce
(1) 9 oz. Round Pan Italian Green Beans
(1) Pan Chef Salad with Ilio's Italian Dressing
(2) Loaves of Garlic Bread

Add extra Chicken Parmigiana
$3.99 ea.

FAMILY FAVORITE #3

$53.99 + tax

(Penne & Antipasto served in 12 x 10 pans)
Large Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza
(1) Pan Antipasto with Ilio's Italian Dressing
(1) Pan Penne Pasta* with Ilio's House Sauce
(24) Chicken Wings - Hot, Medium or Mild

FAMILY FAVORITE #4

$48.99 + tax

(4) Chicken Abruzzi
(16) Cheese Ravioli with Ilio's House Sauce
(1) Round Pan of Italian Green BeansChicken Abruzzi
(1) Pan Chef Salad with Ilio's Italian Dressing
(2) Loaves of Garlic Bread

Pizza

CHEESE

13" Small: $11.99
17" Large: $13.99

CHEESE & PEPPERONI

13" Small: $13.58
17" Large: $16.28

EXTRA PIZZA INGREDIENTS:

Green Peppers
Hot Peppers
Anchovies
Onions
Green or Black Olives

Mushrooms
Italian Sausage
Artichoke Hearts
Spinach
Meatballs

½ Small: .79
Small: 1.59
½ Large: 1.29
Large: 2.29

Italian Gourmet Pizza

10" GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA

$13.99

with Pizza Sauce, Cheese & (1) Topping

BIANCO PIZZA

Small: $12.99
Large: $17.99

Mozzarella Cheese, Fresh Tomatoes & Basil

SPINACI PIZZA

Small: $14.99
Large: $19.99

Marinated Spinach, Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Onions & Basil

FOCACCIA PIZZA

Small: $14.99
Large: $19.99

Marinara Sauce with Mushrooms, Italian Sausage & Onions

MARGHERITA PIZZA

Small: $13.99
Large: $17.99

Marinara Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella & Fresh Basil

Sandwiches

Served with Pasta Salad or French Fries

We proudly use Costanzo's Italian Hard Rolls

QUARTER POUND ITALIAN SAUSAGE SANDWICH

$10.99

with Green Peppers, Onions & Melted Cheese on an Italian Roll

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA

$10.99

Breaded Chicken Breast topped with Mozzarella Cheese & served on an Italian Hard Roll

OPEN MEATBALL OR ITALIAN SAUSAGE PARMIGIANA

$10.99

Your choice of Meatballs or Italian Sausage with Ilio's Famous House Sauce served on Italian Bread & topped with Melted Mozzarella Cheese

BALDELLI BURGER

$10.99

8 oz. Sirloin Burger served with Mushrooms, Onions & Swiss Cheese

DIABLO CHICKEN SANDWICH

$10.99

Italian Breaded Chicken Breast tossed in a Spicy BBQ Sauce with Provolone Cheese, Lettuce & Tomato

GRILLED CHICKEN ALLA GINA SANDWICH

$10.99

Marinated Grilled Chicken topped with Marinara Sauce, Baby Spinach & Goat Cheese

CAPRESE SANDWICH

$10.99

Breaded Eggplant, Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Basil & Marinara Sauce on an Italian Hard Roll

Children's Corner

SPAGHETTI or RIGATONI & (1) MEATBALL

$6.99

(3) CHEESE or MEAT RAVIOLI

$6.99

Above served with Soup or Salad

¼ lb. BURGER with FRIES

$6.99

(2) MEATBALLS IN SAUCE

$3.99

BASKET OF FRIES

$3.99

CHICKEN FINGERS & FRIES

Kiddie (2): $4.99
Small (4): $9.99
Large (8): $18.99

KIDDIE CHEF SALAD

$2.99

KIDDIE COCKTAIL

$2.99

PARFAIT

$4.50

(Chocolate or Mint)

APPLE SAUCE

$2.99

(Cup)