1198 Hertel Ave., Buffalo; 873-4291
Regional Italian cuisine served in a modern and sophisticated atmosphere. An excellent wine list and a selection of
craft cocktails are also available. Hours: M–Th, 5–10pm;
F–Sa, 5–11pm. $$$
930 Maple Rd., Amherst; 204-4455
Italian-American cuisine. Great for large groups; make
sure to check out the antipasto bar. Hours: M–Sun, 11am–
Romeo and Juliet’s
1292-1294 Hertel Ave., Buffalo; 873-5730;
2512 Sheridan Dr., Tonawanda; 862-3980;
5199 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville; 839-4960;
4572 Clark St., Hamburg; 646-4644; rjcaffe.com
Sit-down and counter service, offering pasta, pizza, sandwiches, appetizers, desserts, wine list. Open for lunch and
dinner. Hours: Tu–Th, 10:30am–9pm; F, 10:30am–10pm;
Sa, 9am–10pm. $
1368 Hertel Ave.; 240-9273
A bar and restaurant serving authentic pizza, fine wines, and
unique paninis made from Italian cured meats Hours: W–Th,
5–11pm, F–Sa, 5pm–1am, Su, 12–7pm $$
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
6461 Transit Rd., Depew; 683-7990
A unique atmosphere offering a memorable dining experience. Winner of AAA automobile club dining award for the
past ten years. Hours: M–Sa, from 5pm; Su, from 4pm.
San Marco Ristorante
2082 Kensington Ave., Snyder; 839-5876
Fine Northern Italian cuisine; one of Buffalo’s best suburban restaurants. Hours: Tu–Su, 5:30–10pm. $$
1329 Niagara St., Buffalo; 886-9197
This is old-school, no-frills, Buffalo-style Italian-American
cuisine. Specialties: pasta fagioli, eggplant parmesan, and
pasta Santanesta. Hours: M–Sa, 11am–11pm; Su, 11am–
Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill
1402 Millersport Hwy., Williamsville; 688-3081;
7800 Transit Rd.; 634-6000; santoras.com
Family owned in WN Y since 1927, fresh made Italian &
American favorites with natural ingredients. Patios,
banquets, catering, live music, 60 taps, wines, fine spirits,
70 TVs. Hours: Su–Th, 10am–1am; F–Sa 10am–2am,
extended bar hours. $$
JT’s Urban Italian
905 Elmwood Ave.; 882-0905
This contemporary Italian restaurant serves wood-fired
pizza as well as unique pasta like octopus & black spaghetti and lump crab strozzapreti. Hours: M–F, 3–10pm,
Sa, 11am–11pm, Su, 11am–9pm $$$
1458 Hertel Ave., Buffalo; 837-3267
One of the many Italian restaurants on Hertel Avenue, La
Tavola sets itself apart with woodfired pizzas and an intimate atmosphere. Hours: M–Th, 4–10pm; F–Sa, 4–11pm;
Su, 4–9pm. $$
4264 North Buffalo Rd., Orchard Park; 662-9469.
Offering Italian-American fare, such as pasta, soup, salad,
and dessert. Take-out available. Hours: M–Th, 11am–10pm;
F–Sa, 11am–11pm. $$
Marco’s Italian Restaurant
1085 Niagara St., Buffalo; 886-8776 (call for other
Family owned and operated since 1988, featuring hand-cut
veal, chicken, and steaks. Hours: M–Th, 11:30am–9pm; F,
11:30am–10pm; Sa, 5–10pm; Su, 4–8:30pm. $$$
3011 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls; 282-4043
Well-loved for its beans and greens, calzones, gnocchi, and
many more family-style, traditional Italian-American dishes.
Hours: Su–Th, 11am–10pm; F–Sa, 11am–11pm. $
Mulberry Italian Ristorante
64 Jackson St., Lackawanna; 822-4292
Distinctive Italian angolo posto—“old-school red sauce
corner joint.” Hours: lunch, M–Sa, 11:30am–3:30pm; dinner, M–Sa, 3:30–9:30pm; Su, 3–8pm. $$$
166 Franklin St., Buffalo; 858-3118
Creative, scratchmade, Italian-American fare, including
housemade charcuterie. Hours: M–F, 11am–9pm; Sa,
571 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; 884-1033
Panaro’s offers a classic Italian-American menu with an
accent on quality. Hours: M–F, 11am–3pm. $$
6824 Erie Rd., Derby; 947-9171; 242 Main St., East Aurora; 655-0100; 3720 Seneca St., West Seneca; 674-0123.
Italian cuisine in a casual but elegant atmosphere. A full
bar is available at the Derby and West Seneca locations.
Hours: M–Th, 11am–10pm; F–Sa, 11am–11pm; Su, noon–
4516 Main St., Snyder; 839-3108
Italian-American cuisine. Specialties include osso bucco,
wood-oven pizza, pasta, fish, steaks, homemade breads,
and Italian desserts. Private parties and take-out available. Hours: lunch, M–F, 11:30am–2pm; dinner, M–Sa,
5–10pm; Su, 4:30–9pm. $$
938 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo; 877-9419
Italian-American cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere.
Specialties: braciole, osso bucco, and veal specials. Hours:
daily, 5–10pm. $$$
338 Ellicott St., Buffalo; 259-8130
Chef Mike Andrzejewski’s Italian-American comfort
classics are offered in addition to an affordable $15 per
bottle wine list. Hours: M–Th, 5–10pm; F–S, 5–11pm; Su,
307 Bryant St., Buffalo; 881-7592; 5229 Main St.,
Williamsville; 631-2687; 4840 N. French Rd., E.
Traditional regional Italian cuisine with a European feel.
Brick oven pizzas, house-made pastas, and distinctive
seafood. Attached Enoteca Wine Bar. thearomagroup.com.
Hours: Bryant St.: lunch, M–F, 11:30am–4:30pm; Sunday
brunch, 11am–3pm; dinner, Su–Th, 5–10pm; F–Sa, 5pm–
midnight. Main St.: lunch, Tu–F, 11:30am–2:30pm; dinner,
Tu–Th, 5–10pm; F–Sa, 5–11pm; Su, 4–9pm. N. French
Rd.: Tu–Th, 5–10pm; F–Sa, 5–11pm; Su, 4–9pm.
220 Lexington Ave., Buffalo; 551-6262
Vera, located on the vibrant block of Lexington and Ashland, is best known for its artisanal cocktails and thriving
bar scene. A casual menu and hip dining room keep this
place hoppin’. Hours: M–Th, 5pm–midnight; F–Sa, 5pm–
Village Eatery Italian Bistro
429 Davison Rd., Lockport; 433-0688
The Village Eatery’s menu offers over thirty wines by the
glass and an extensive menu featuring Italian classics.
Hours: M–Sa, 11am–10pm; Su, noon–8pm.
7 Monroe St., Ellicottville; 699-2199
Osteria 166’s country cousin serves up fine Italian withfam-ily-style options Hours: Tu–Th, 4pm–10pm; Fr, 4pm–11pm;
Sa, 3pm–11pm, Su, noon–9pm. $$$
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