May 18, 2022

Buffalo Restaurant named one of the best places for pasta in New York

One of New York State’s finest Italian restaurants is right here in our West New York backyard.

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Onlyinyourstate.com published a list of the best Italian restaurants with amazing pasta in all of New York State and only one place in Western New York made the list.

Coming in at number 2 on the list is Ilio DiPaolo. Located at 3785 South Park Avenue in Blasdell, it got high marks for its ambiance and pasta dishes.

Illo DiPaolo’s was first opened by legendary wrestler Illo DiPaolo in 1965 after he retired from wrestling and returned to Western New York. When the restaurant first opened, it opened as a pizzeria and later expanded into a full restaurant.

Currently, in addition to the restaurant, Illo DiPaolo’s also offers a banquet hall and a catering menu.

This isn’t the first time Illo DiPaolo has won a major award. They were named the second best Italian restaurant in upstate New York by nyup.com and also won Best Red Sauce and Best Eggplant Dish.

Illo DiPaolo is open Tuesday to Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

You can eat in, take out and order online. Check out their website HERE.

Besides incredible Italian cuisine, Illo DiPaolos gives back to the Western New York community in the form of the Illo DiPaolo Scholarship Fund. If you have a student in Western New York who would like to apply, you have until March 18 to apply for the 2022 scholarship. You can apply HERE.

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