late Ilio DiPaolo, a pro wrestler who immigrated to the United States from Italy in 1951. Hand-painted murals of Ilio's hometown of Abruzzi and of the bay of Sorrento grace the walls of the dining room. In warmer weather dine outdoors in the courtyard, which also has a bocce court. Complete your meal with desserts like cannoli, tiramisu, spumoni and gelato. A banquet room seats up to 250 and off-site catering for up to 400 is available. Closing times vary, but the restaurant is open from Tuesday to Friday from 11:30, Saturday from 14:00 and Sunday from 13:00. -Christine A. Smyczynski
JoJo's Bistro and Wine Bar in Williamsville has a really unique-looking bar; the walls are of rough stone covered with glass, and shelves of wine are attached to it. The menu, which is French-inspired, has a selection of salads, including a California Cobb. Sandwiches include a tomato sandwich, which features two hefty slabs of whole grain bread stuffed with tomato, romaine, avocado, and brie, accompanied with what seems to be homemade potato chips. Another sandwich on the menu is the classic French dip. The menu also features a selection of wood-fired pizzas, including one topped with fresh basil, mozzarella and tomato sauce.-Christine A. Smyczynski
This popular, casual restaurant is noted for its signature open faced Rueben sandwich, purported to be the best in Western New York. The eatery was named after the late John Patrick Fitzgerald, a pressman who was on the now defunct Courier Express newspaper for over 50 years. Mr. Fitzgerald was well known in Buffalo's Irish community. The restaurant's menu includes Irish favorites like corned beef and cabbage and Irish beer cheddar soup, along with salads, wraps, wings, and sandwiches, as well as steak, ribs, and chicken dishes. Their Buffalo combo includes a mini beef on weck served with chicken wings. They offer free Wi-Fi, USD2 daily drink specials, and have 15 flat screen TV's. -Christine A. Smyczynski
You'll find more than just Italian dishes on the menu of this elegant, upscale restaurant. Chefs Gregg Freeland and Richard Semonian have created innovative Italian and American dishes using fresh ingredients. Choose from prime NY strip steak, a mixed grill (shrimp scampi over steak), filet mignon, pan seared salmon, veal chops, osso bucco, and more. Pasta dishes include rigatoni with their signature vodka cream sauce, pasta carbonara, and pasta Bolognese. If you are in the mood for pizza, close to a dozen gourmet brick oven pizzas are on the menu. The Papa Pasquale is made with Italian sausage, goat cheese and roasted red peppers, while the Joelle is made with prosciutto, fig and sage with gorgonzola. During the warmer months enjoy dining alfresco on the patio.-Christine A. Smyczynski
This is the ultimate beef lover's restaurant. For over 75 years the Red Osier has been noted for its prime rib dinner, which is carved and served tableside. The ribs are aged and then marinated for 48 hours in a unique seasoning, then slow roasted in a special oven. Choose from the 1-lb. Princess Cut, 1 1/2-lbs. Queen Cut, 2-lbs. Bishop Cut, or if you are really hungry, the 4 1/2-lbs. Call Cut. They also serve seafood, including Alaskan King Crab and lobster from New Zealand and Australia. They have a catering division, and their beef is also available at local ballparks and delis. - Christine A. Smyczynski
This very pretty restaurant, located in a suburban strip plaza, offers a variety of Thai dishes, as well as some Vietnamese selections. Fresh flowers adorn the tables; in fact it feels like springtime in the restaurant, which has green and white walls. In keeping with the floral theme, many of the dishes are garnished with orchids. Classic dishes include Pad Thai, a staple at most Thai restaurants, along with more unusual selections, like shrimp and noodles in a clay pot. Save room for dessert, as they are pretty, as well as delicious. - Christine A. Smyczynski
This restaurant is located beside Ellicott Creek in the heart of the village of Williamsville. The building the restaurant is located in was once used as the headquarters for General Winfield Scott during the War of 1812. Many diners enjoy sitting on the heated covered patio which overlooks the creek. The menu features American regional selections like Black Angus steak and seafood specialties like fresh haddock, trout and salmon. Lunch includes a variety of salads, along with sandwiches like beef on weck, club sandwiches and burgers. It is just steps away from village shops and Island Park. -Christine A. Smyczynski
If you don't mind going a little out of your way, this hot spot east of Buffalo has the best barbecue in Western New York. Be it pulled pork, chicken, ribs, or sausage, it just doesn't get any better than the slow, wood-smoked delights Greg offers. The dinner menu includes the chicken-n-rib combo platter, Southern fried catfish, and a smoked Polish sausage plate. Add a good beer or a bottle of wine and you'll see why so many make the trip to this neck of the woods.
This restaurant has long been considered one of the best Italian restaurants in the Greater Buffalo Area. Among the house specialties are spaghetti carbonara, homemade rigatoni, chicken marsala and a Friday-only calamari dinner. Located in Getzville, close to SUNY at Buffalo North Campus, as well as the Buffalo Marriott Niagara Hotel, it claims local families and business people who go out of their way to dine here as tried and true customers.
40 South Grove Street (On Roycroft Campus) East Aurora, NY 14052
Located within the historic Roycroft Inn and part of the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, this restaurant has been serving inn guests and travelers for over 100 years. Completely renovated in 1995, the restaurant features a fireplace, original and reproduction Roycroft furnishings, and a fantastic ambience. Aside from the regular menu, which features choices such as potato herb-crusted lamb, roast chicken with sun-dried tomato-basil pesto, and trout with lime-pecan butter, the chef has also created a Signature Dinner Menu, which changes according to the season.
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