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291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204
(716) 856-9187
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great pick for pasta

We stopped in at the last minute before a concert and were lucky to get a table. The staff were very busy but nice. The portions were huge and the food was classic American Italian. If you're in the mood for pasta, it's a great pick.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Jane007815
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Ontario, Canada
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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English first
Niagara Falls, New York
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was busy on the night we went there. The kitchen calls out numbers of orders very loudly over the intercom for the waitresses to know their orders are ready. At first it didn't bother us, then by the end of the meal, we had to interrupt our conversation because the number calling was very loud and frequent. We... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stopped in at the last minute before a concert and were lucky to get a table. The staff were very busy but nice. The portions were huge and the food was classic American Italian. If you're in the mood for pasta, it's a great pick.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A wonderful family restaurant over 90 years old in an Irish neighborhood with an excellent Polish bakery!

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Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Everything at this restaurant is good. There is not one bad item on the menu. It is usually busy, but when you eat, you will forget about that. The food is cooked perfectly.

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Buffalo, New York
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

People rave about this authentic Italian restaurant in down town buffalo..they love it in fact! I have been here several times for several different reasons and im sorry but I'm not impressed.

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Randolph, Ohio
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were with a tour group and the restaurant had a room set up in the back for us with a buffet lunch. Five hot dishes, salad and yummy cannoli. Red and white checkered table cloths everywhere. Pictures on the wall of famous visitors. Took great care of our group.

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Rochester, NY
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The location in Buffalo is a bit out of the way (sort of an industrial area), but this place serves some of the best Italian food in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area. Great choices for lunch or dinner. Our entire group had different items from the menu, and each of us were very satisfied with the meal and the service. Two... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This resturant has the best spaghetti Parm you will ever taste! Beyond the parm, their sauce is so sweet and delicious, not too acidity as many of Buffalo resturants are. The prices can get up there, however, the atmosphere, and service make up for the price. This is the place to have a nice Italian experience, you will not be... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We flew into Buffalo and were driving to Toronto. It was left to me to find a spot for lunch that would satisfy my 89 year old Mother, my brother's family of picky eaters and most importantly, my wife. Chef's was enjoyed by all. This is a fun place and minutes to Peace Bridge. Anything with their marinara sauce is... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Native of area who visits seldom. Was staying downtown. Nice things happening down there but has a long way to go. However, this place is a very short drive from the center of the city. (Too far and scary to walk, folks.) Plenty of parking. Over the years I don't think I've ever been there when it wasn't busy--lunch or... More 

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Additional Information about Chef's

Address: 291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204
Phone Number: (716) 856-9187
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Italian, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 291 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14204
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: (716) 856-9187

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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