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Ilio DiPaolo's Voted "Restaurant of the Year" in Buffalo, NY

General Info
Welcome to Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility! As we continue through this situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we would like to share what Ilio DiPaolo’s is doing to support the health and safety of our family, staff and customers.
Regular Hours
Italian Restaurant Dining, Catering, Banquets, Banquet Facility
Payment method
mastercard, visa, jcb, discover, amex, diners club
Price Range
Italian Restaurants, American Restaurants, Bakeries, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Caterers, Family Style Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Pizza, Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants
Other Information

Good For Family: Yes

Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental

Wi-Fi: Free

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Full Bar

Parking: Lot, Private

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Pets Allowed: No

Good for Kids: Yes

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Jason D.



I ordered the Filet mignon a Salmon dinner and 2 lobster tails for takeout and it was fantastic. The steak was cooked perfectly rare the way it was ordered. And the lobster tails were great. Recommend the tails for dinner worth the price for the flavor.

claimed iconBusiness Response10/16/2017

Thank you for the 5-star review! So happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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Banquet room a little dated. ...

Banquet room a little dated. Buffet style food for banquet was OK, but mashed potatoes were right out of the box (yuck). Pasta/sauce was the best part. Chicken had no flavor and servers were a bit slow to clear plates and bring coffee/water around to tables.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best down to earth Italian food

Excellent food.. What more could you expect from a down home style place. comfortable , VERY nice staff. Food Quality is Excellent. The Dipaolo Family makes sure your visit is one you expect. Not many Restaurants where the owner comes to you and asks you how your dining experience was. Why pay higher prices by going to the north town suburbs to the Bistro's/cafes.Where your only treated like a number and paying twice as much for they skimpy Retro -Chef dishes. When I go out to dine I expect a plate of food, not something that looks like a piece of artwork from some Culinary Institute. Want a great meal, at a fair price,,,,,,Head to Ilio Dipaolo's



Provided by Citysearch - 
nothing special

Food and experience is way over-rated. The house spaghetti sauce is nothing special - quite pedestrian.

Ambience isn't swanky at all, but if you hero-worship Jim Kelly like its 1992, you'll want to go home and redecorate your garage or basement bar after your visit to Ilio DiPaolo's.

Nowhere to go in Blasdell after your meal....except the Thruway on-ramp to go somewhere else.



Provided by Citysearch - 

been there many times and never disappointed - great Italian dishes with a wide variety menu - the fish fry is very good on Fridays - recommend a reservation as they tend to get busy on weekends - restaurant started by a Buffalo legend and continued by his two sons - worth a visit



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Food and Service

Excellent food and Great service!!! They have the best of all types of food appetizers, entrees and a wonderful dessert selection!



Provided by Citysearch - 

I don't usually care to eat out, however, this restaurant is great! It's like eating at home, but you don't have to cook. It is family owned and everyone is friendly, even the owner. The food is delicious. The place is very inexpensive for such a nice restaurant.



Provided by Citysearch - 
It is OK

I have tried the Veal Marsala and the spaghetti and I was not impressed with either of them. The Marsala sauce was very mediocre. However, I had the best mushroom soup that I have had in many years here.