Wedding Testimonial

I attended an event with a friend of mine @ Ilio Di Paolo’s on 3785 South Park Ave, Blasdell, NY 14219 for a gathering of approximately for about fifty people on a wintery Sunday evening. Although it was snowy getting to this well-known south town restaurant and banquet facility, the parking lot adjacent to the banquet room was plowed and inviting. We walked into a bright and warm entryway, and were immediately greeted and taken to the banquet room where the event was taking place. The room was set with linen, food stations and a full bar, and plenty of helpful team members in professional attire. Some of the meal options included Antipasto, Stuffed Mushrooms, Coconut Shrimp. Pasta with Ilio’s famous House Sauce, and a carving station which offered either Beef on Kimmelweck or Kaiser. All food options were hot and delicious, and service team members were very attentive. I would highly Ilio Di Paolo’s for those seeking a banquet venue in the future.

Lori T, TripAdvisor, January, 2016


There are numerous reviews posted about the high quality of DiPaolo’s Restaurant. I totally agree that it is a wonderful restaurant and it deserves all the rave reviews. I just want to post a review about their banquet facilities. I have been to many, many banquets at Ilio’s, which included weddings, showers, funeral luncheons, sports banquets, retirements….you name it!!! I have also booked it myself for two christenings and two funeral luncheons. ILIO’s NEVER DISAPPOINTS!!! The banquet manager is professional, kind, and efficient. The facility is clean, bright, and well staffed. Bathrooms are large and spotless. Plenty of parking and a separate entrance for the banquet rooms. The food choices are varied and my favorite choice is the family style service. Huge platters of food will be delivered to your table and people can help themselves. Hot, delicious food at a fair price! When I have hosted there, all I had to do was ask for something, and the servers practically jumped to do whatever they could to make us happy. Top, top shelf catering facility!!!

ABCRocks, TripAdvisor, January, 2016


I grew up in Blasdell and went to ilios every friday night for pizza and to catch a few Buffalo Bills there. Lol.. I have also been to funeral breakfast and had 2 baby showers there.. At both showers the guests said it was the classiest shower they have ever been to. The food was incredible as always… And the room was beautiful.. So glad ilios is in my hometown..

Sue Hillman, Facebook, November 18, 2015


Josh and I are so happy that we picked Ilio DiPaolo’s for our wedding day. Our guests raved about the food and excellent service all evening! Dorothy and the staff were wonderful- Dorothy was great to work with and she did an amazing job coordinating our special day. Thank you!

Sara Bova, Facebook, November 16, 2015


I would like to thank the owners and staff of Ilio’s, had my daughter’s bridal shower today, food was awesome, service was PHENOMENAL, BEYOND FRIENDLY, thank you all very much will definitely recommend and book future events.

Cholo V. via Facebook, August 2, 2015


This letter is to compliment your staff at Ilio DiPaolo’s. First and foremost, I want to recognize Dorothy for being the absolute BEST organizer I have ever experienced. My husband, (finance at the time) told me about the Woodlawn Beach Lodge and who would cater it. I was a little skeptical at first, but agreed blindly to have our wedding at this location. You see I was living in Texas at the time.

On the day before my wedding, upon the arrival at the lodge, again, fear took over because everything was bare. Once the tables were moved and dressed, it was so elegant. My time was pressed, since I had to decorate my own cake and arrived just in time for the wedding, so I had no time to offer my suggestions or directions. To my amazement, the place was like a Cinderella story. The food was exquisite and the service was phenomenal. Oh my goodness, the portions… were incredible.

You guys really made my fairy tale dream come true. Thank you so much… my hats off to the owner, management, the chef and service techs. They made everyone feel so comfortable and I am recommending your facility to everyone who is asking. Thanks again for the everlasting memories I will always treasure.

Lin Marie Limardi (Busse) via our Banquet Dept. email, July 2, 2015

Mr. DiPaolo: I just wanted to let you know that the treatment we received for my daughter Candace’s Bridal Shower was beyond words. The waitresses and Heather were wonderful. They couldn’t do enough for us. Everyone has commented to me that everything was Exceptional. Food was great and the girls were just wonderful. Our family gatherings have been great but this is the BEST!!! Applauds go out to you and your staff for a wonderful time. Thank you so much!!!!

Susan L. via our website, June 30, 2015

Our wedding was this past Saturday 6/13/15 at Woodlawn Beach and it was amazing!!! I cannot thank Ilio DiPaolo’s enough for the amazing food and service! Your staff is absolutely remarkable and they made it such an amazing day/night! Our friends and family said they had such a great time, and the way your staff treated everyone was fantastic! Thank you thank you thank you! Also a very special thank you to Teresa who went above and beyond for us!! You are all amazing!

Rebecca Z. via Facebook, June 15, 2015


What a fabulous place to eat, and have a party, we just love this place, Jim & Joanne Raditic and family….had, weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries here and could not have been better…thanks DiPaolo’s!!!

Lisa W. via Facebook, June 14, 2015