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581 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202-1201
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Ranked #31 of 905 Restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $50
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Allen Street
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The service and menu selection was good for a "4" score but the excess salt in everyone's entree brought down this rating. Even the gnocchi tasted like salt tablets. The wine and atmosphere was good.

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Tiburon, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A party of eight of us went for a family dinner on a Friday evening, all of us are from out of Buffalo. The restaurant is elegant and exudes style with better than average service. The menu is vaguely Italian with a reputation for excellent steaks. I started with the Carpaccio which was excellent ($14) and followed it with the... More

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London, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The restaurant is attractive and the wait staff was attentive. We thought the prices were high enough (really quite expensive) that the restaurant should have had a sommelier or wine captain. I had branzino and my partner had the filet mignon and it would have been helpful to have some guidance on a wine that might bridge the gap between... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

First time overnight in downtown Buffalo, our hotel was in an area called Allentown; close to the university. We spotted Tempo and, despite the very pricey menu, wanted to give it a try. My wife had the salmon dinner and I had the Caesar salad($11) and scallop appetizer special($14). The service was attentive and efficient and food creative and excellent;... More

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Derby, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was our first dining experience here and our meal was absolutely amazing! The service was top notch and our server was great. We ordered and enjoyed several appetizers which were all delicious. You can order 1/2 orders of pasta entrees as apps. The specials all sounded good. The tilefish was one of the best fish I have ever tasted... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You want some not over the top but creative Italian food? Service excellent. Very good wine list. Can't wait to get back

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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281 reviews 281 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

We ate here last night and I am looking forward to my next visit. We were doing business downtown and happened upon Tempo. The service is great, strong menu and wine knowledge, friendly and attentive. We started with calamari and it was very good, the bread is great. Three of us ordered the special, a veal chop stuffed with sun... More

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Burlington Ontario
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

I went for dinner with my business partners and all of our meals were excellent. The decor is nice and I would think it would be a nice place to bring your spouse for a nice evening. The price is reasonable for the quality of food and service. I will make an effort to dine at this restaurant again when... More

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Buffalo, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My wife and I were there for our anniversary. Great feel to the restaurant, had a glass of champagne waiting for us (let them know why your making a reservation). Food was Great! Service was Great! One of the best restaurants in Buffalo.

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Buffalo, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have been to Tempo on several different occasions. On each occasion it was an exceptional meal. Once we had beautiful white sardines in a salad. Another time we hadsome cheeses that I had never had before. The entrees are unique and well executed. Each time I have been there it has been a great experience, from the meal to... More

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