Restaurant Information

With so many choices, choosing a restaurant in Buffalo, NY is very difficult, but Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility is an option you shouldn’t pass up. You would miss out not only on our Old-World Italian recipes, delicious Seafood, grilled to perfection Steaks, slow roasted Prime Rib, and a Three-Time Award Winning Wine List featuring over 100 bottles of personally selected Wine, but also other amenities that make visiting us a special event.

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.

Chef Michael DiPaolo

Under the culinary expertise of Chef Michael DiPaolo, a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute in Hyde Park, Ilio’s received the Golden Fork Award and “Best Italian Food” Award by Citysearch.  In addition to extensive lunch and dinner menus, Chef Michael and his staff prepare daily lunch and 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


September 2019 Blog –  Dining Deals at Ilio DiPaolo’s
November 2019 Blog – Have the Perfect Holiday Party
COMING SOON: January 2020 Blog – Celebrating Ilio DiPaolo’s 55th Anniversary

Buffalo News, 8/16/19 – Re: The Perfect Wedding at Woodlawn Beach
Buffalo News, Gusto, 8/20/19 – Re: Movie Filmed at Ilio DiPaolo’s
Buffalo News, 10/4/19 – Re: Ilio DiPaolo’s Celebrity Chef Event with Jordan Andino
Buffalo News, 11/27/19 – Re: Holiday Dining, Gifts & Drop-Off Catering 
Buffalo News, Gusto Cheap Eats, 12/23/19 –  Re: Veloce Lunch Buffet


Chef’s Recommendations

Stuffed Mushrooms

Tripe with Red Sauce
Calamari – Fried or in our Red Sauce
Ilio’s Famous Stuffed Banana Peppers
Traditional or Americano Antipasto
Stuffed Mushrooms
NEW!!! Caprese
Crab Cakes



Cheese Ravioli
Fettuccini Alfredo
Veal or Chicken Parmigiana
Seafood Fischetti
NEW!!! Silva Salmon*
Veal Marsala


Prime Rib Dinner
20 oz. Wrestler Steak
Lobster Tails
Chicken Cacciatore*
Penne Aglio with Broccoli
Gluten-Free Chicken Parm*
Sriracha Bourbon Pork Chops

Ilio’s Friday Fish Fry
Angel Hair Marinara*
Seafood Fra Diavolo
NEW!!! Veal Osso Bucco
Gnocchi Bolognese
Carpenter Cacciatore
Lobster Ravioli alla Vodka

*Indicates Healthy Selections 


Ilio’s Famous Cannoli
NEW!!!  Homemade Cassata Cake
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
w/Sea Salt Caramel Sauce
Ultimate Chocolate Cake
Gluten-Free Chocolate Torta