Having delicious food on the menu is what every Italian restaurant claims, but we make sure to offer much more than that to our customers. In addition, you can enjoy our Italian food while joining us for:
· Wedding Receptions
· Private Banquets
· Family-oriented events like Anniversaries, Showers or Graduations
Established in 1965, Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant & Banquet Facility is one of the finest restaurants in Buffalo, NY, serving authentic Italian food that's worth the trip. We're part of the New York State Restaurant Association, National Restaurant Association, and the F.I.R.S.T. Group (Friendly Independent Restaurants of the South Towns), showing our dedication to high quality food and restaurant operations.
Under the culinary expertise of Chef Carl Strack and others, Ilio's recently received Buffalo News Best of 716 "Best Italian Restaurant & Best Wait Staff". In addition to an extensive dinner as well as gluten free menus, our Chef and his staff prepare daily dinner specials.
Our Italian restaurant features many delicious entrees at reasonable prices, including, but not limited to: Veal Parmigiana, Chicken Parrinello, Fresh Seafood, Steaks, Prime Rib, Tripe, Calamari, and Home-style Pasta with our famous House Sauce.
Many vegetarian selections are also available, as well as a Gluten-Free Menu for those with special dietary requirements. We boast a full-service bar with an extensive and Award Winning Wine Menu, an excellent Dessert Menu to complement your meal, a Children's Menu, and an At-Home Catering Menu for dining at home or for office parties, and friendly, attentive service.
Why don't you join us for a memorable Italian meal today? Reservations recommended. Call now to make dining reservations or to reserve our Banquet Hall or Wedding Reception Venue. 716-825-3675
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable television commercials with non-broadcast video and television programming added soon after.
To the DiPaolo Family in appreciation of support of Section VI High School Wrestling.
Community Star Award recognizes an individual or business that contributes to Make A Wish dreams coming true.
Appreciation of Contributions to the Film and Television Industry of WNY.
Recognized in 2022 by "America's Best Restaurants" as one of the top restaurants to visit in America.
Voted by Buffalonians in 2022 as Best of 716: Best Italian Restaurant & Best Wait Staff.
The Ilio DiPaolo Scholarship Fund received the 2023 Dick Gallagher Award for continued support and improvement of the student high school sport experience, community service, and the willingness to go above and beyond for WNY.
American Legion of Blasdell, Recognition Award to DiPaolo Family
Lake Erie Italian Club, Special Tribute to Ilio DiPaolo
Knights of Columbus, Special Tribute to Ilio DiPaolo
Connolly Cup Committee, For 50 Years of Outstanding Service and Support to the Community
Queen of Angels Parish, In Grateful Appreciation for your Outstanding Support of our Communities and Society
Bigs Timer's Club, Certificate of Appreciation
GMR of WNY, For over 20 Years of Promoting Italian Products and Continued Support of High School Scholarship Programs
Sorrento Hardworking Heroes Hall of Fame
Special Forces Ranger Airborne, Certificate of Appreciation
Directed by Fred Olen Ray, Stage Fright is a thriller about an opera singer who receives "too much" attention upon re-entering the world of opera after retirement. Portions of the movie were filmed at Ilio DiPaolo's, as well as other Western New York locations. You can find this film on the Lifetime Movie Network!
Directed by Alejandro Monteverde, the film chronicles the life and work of Francesca Cabrini, an Italian immigrant nun who founded one of the largest charitable organizations in the world, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The film features Dennis, Ilio and Pat Bonitatibus dressed in their best 1890's outfits!
Portions of this movie are filmed right at Ilio's! Featured in the restaurant and bar scenes, you'll notice Ilio's trademark murals and artwork in the background. Pay close attention to the restaurant and bar scenes, and you'll see a glimpse of Dennis and Ilio! Dennis features as a waiter, taking the couples order at the restaurant. You'll see Ilio in the background in the bar scenes, wearing his signature Santa Hat.
Another "Royal" Rom-Com that features Ilio's! This time, Dennis is featured as a grocery store clerk, Mr. DeNucci! You'll see him at the register in the store wearing the plaid shirt and jeans. In the restaurant scene, you'll find Ilio yet again in his signature Santa Hat!