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Reviewed May 2, 2020

Awsome prime rib,2 massive 32oz wreasler cuts, with all the fixings. All cooked to perfection,never know it was takeout.dinning in has always been a treat but the staff has out done themselves

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

nice restaurant and always very busy. good food, nice dinner options, pizza and fish fry. a little on the higher price but worth it.

Date of visit: October 2019
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dennisd511, Owner at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant and Banquet Facility, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2020

Dear r2d2me2257, Thank you for the 5 star review! So happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed January 23, 2020 via mobile

Recently attended a banquet dinner. Haven’t been to Ilio’s in many years so I was looking forward to this. Overall, Ilio’s is very organized & obviously accustomed to serving large groups (ours was 70+). Nice bar choices & reasonably priced compared to other restaurants. I...enjoyed a $5 glass of Montelpuciano wine (red) perfect with my filet mignon. 3 menu choices of filet 6, a scallops & shrimp and a chicken artichoke dinner were enjoyed by myself & companions. Green & yellow beans, roasted seasoned baby potatoes good although potatoes were over roasted. Salad fresh but vinaigrette dressing not the dressing Ilio’s is known for. Penne pasta with marinara hot & tasty. Rolls fresh & warm. Wait staff impeccable! Pleasant, efficient, accurate & unobtrusive. Lead server/bartender circulated among guests inquiring about food quality, service, etc.. Other than the overdone potatoes, my only concern was a very compacted banquet room for the number of guests. I will say parking is good, most is off street. Handicap access ok. I will return for a more personalized experience!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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dennisd511, Owner at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant and Banquet Facility, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2020

Dear Vineyardchick, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review! We wouldn't be in business over 55 years if we didn't have great friends like you. Thank you for letting us know about the potatoes and we'll definitely look into that. We're...More

Reviewed December 14, 2019

this was a banquet but the table setting were formal .the place was well decorated very clean. the staff was very good even though a large group. the food arrived hot and savory at our table . the staff was constantly moving and very busy...yet still professional and cheerfully answering question and giving almost attentive service despite the large group. there menu with prices is onlineMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Dennis D, Owner at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant and Banquet Facility, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2019

Dear Retirednold, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. We appreciate your comments and we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and the service. We hope to see you again soon either for a banquet or in the...More

Reviewed November 12, 2019

Had the broiled fish on a Friday, wonderful. Also had the pizza, which is incredible. Well worth the drive into Lackawanna.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Dennis D, Owner at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant and Banquet Facility, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2019

Dear D1184VJdavidz, Thank you for the 5 star review! So happy to hear you enjoyed your broiled fish and pizza. We look forward to serving you again the next time you're in town!

Reviewed November 9, 2019

The service was excellent! And the staff was super friendly! The food was amazing and I would recommend this restaurant!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Dennis D, Owner at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant and Banquet Facility, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2019

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

Reviewed November 6, 2019

best place to eat in area great people great price you feel like family as soon as you walk in the door

Date of visit: December 2018
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Dennis D, Owner at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant and Banquet Facility, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2019

Dear Mauro D, Thank you for the 5 star review! So happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and experience. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Dennis D.

Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here for the taste of Buffalo week. Each dinner was $20.19 and it was awesome with great flavor. We both got the same dinner which included soup or salad, your main course and desert. We started with a cup...of Italian Wedding soup which was very tasty. We then both had the Veal dish with a side of pasta. The Veal was outstanding! Veal with Prosciutto, cheese on top and a wonderful sauce! Topped it off with a Mini Canoli. It was a great night at great prices. Our server Deb gave us great service and the time to enjoy our EveningMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Dennis D, Owner at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant and Banquet Facility, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2019

Dear ppijacki, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We're glad you enjoyed your meal and experience here during restaurant week! We'll be sure to let Debbie know you enjoyed her service as well. We wouldn't be in business over...More

Reviewed September 10, 2019

My husband proposed to me there and it was the whole package ! Beyond the wonderful food and romantic, Italian atmosphere were the owners (who gave us 2 glasses of champagne) and the waitresses were excellent - even videotaped it for us !! Wonderful place...to go for a good meal and service you can't beat **More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Dennis D, Owner at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant and Banquet Facility, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! Congratulations on being newly married! We're glad you enjoyed your time here and we were honored to be a part of a memorable experience. We hope to see you and your husband again...More

Reviewed August 11, 2019

Family run since 1965, the food was delicious. Everything, the vinaigrette, fettuccine noodles, bolognese sauce, bread was homemade. lovely service and the owner (2nd generation) stopped by our table to ask if we enjoyed the meal. nice outdoor garden to sit in, as well as...large but cozy dining room. they also have a store that sells Italian foodstuffs. great place and an unbelievable find so close to US I-90.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Dennis D, Owner at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant and Banquet Facility, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2019

Dear Diana, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We wouldn't be in business for over 50 years if we didn't have great friends like you. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in town! Sincrely,...More

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DonnaMarie61
May 2, 2017|
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Response from Dennis D | Property representative |
Hello, We feature a good amount of small Wedding Receptions here at the restaurant and also at our Woodlawn Beach location! Feel free to give our Banquet Department a call to discuss details, set a date and even take a... More
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February 13, 2017|
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Response from Dennis D | Property representative |
Our Corkage fee is $10!
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niagarariverfatman
July 19, 2016|
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Response from Dennis D | Property representative |
Hello, I would first like to apologize for not responding in a more timely fashion. We do have an entire menu designated to gluten free items. Please stop in and ask your server for that menu! Thank you for considering... More
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