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–
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. $$$
930 Maple Rd., Amherst; 204-4455
Italian-American cuisine. Great for large groups; make
sure to check out the antipasto bar. Hours: M–Sun, 11am–
Romeo and Juliet’s
1292-1294 Hertel Ave., Buffalo; 873-5730;
2512 Sheridan Dr., Tonawanda; 862-3980;
5199 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville; 839-4960;
4572 Clark St., Hamburg; 646-4644; rjcaffe.com
Sit-down and counter service, offering pasta, pizza, sandwiches, appetizers, desserts, wine list. Open for lunch and
dinner. Hours: Tu–Th, 10:30am–9pm; F, 10:30am–10pm;
Sa, 9am–10pm. $
1368 Hertel Ave.; 240-9273
A bar and restaurant serving authentic pizza, fine wines,
and unique paninis made from Italian cured meats Hours:
W–Th, 5–11pm, F–Sa, 5pm–1am, Su, 12–7pm
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
6461 Transit Rd., Depew; 683-7990
A unique atmosphere offering a memorable dining experience. Winner of AAA automobile club dining award for the
past ten years. Hours: M–Sa, from 5pm; Su, from 4pm.
La Hacienda of New York
3019 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls; 285-2536
La Hacienda brings authentic Italian flavor to Niagara
Falls. Opened in 1947, it remains a family affair to this day.
Featuring traditional family recipes, it offers a selection
of pastas and dinner entrees. It is also acclaimed for its
N Y-style pizza. Hours: Su–M, W–Th, 4–10pm; F–Sa,
1458 Hertel Ave., Buffalo; 837-3267
One of the many Italian restaurants on Hertel Avenue, La
Tavola sets itself apart with woodfired pizzas and an intimate atmosphere. Hours: M–Th, 4–10pm; F–Sa, 4–11pm;
Su, 4–9pm. $$
5380 Genesee St. (at Harris Hill), Bowmansville; 683-6542
Serving a selection of Italian specialties, including wedding soup, gnocchi, pan-seared halibut, and linguine with
shrimp. Hours: Tu–Th, 11am–9pm; F, 11am–10pm; Sa,
436 West Ave., Lockport ; 438-2430
Italian-American fare with several seafood and chicken-choices in addtion to the traditioinal faves. Catering and
take-out available. Hours: Sun, Tu-Th 4pm–9pm, Fr & Sa, 4
pm–10pm 1 $$
4264 North Buffalo Rd., Orchard Park; 662-9469.
Offering Italian-American fare, such as pasta, soup, salad,
and dessert. Take-out available. Hours: M–Th, 11am–
10pm; F–Sa, 11am–11pm. $$
Marco’s Italian Restaurant
1085 Niagara St., Buffalo; 886-8776 (call for other locations)
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.
Giacobbi’s Cucina Citta
59 Allen St.., Buffalo; 834-4000
Giacobbi’s in Buffalo’s Allentown district offers Italian dining and catering services, serving dinner, lunches, and late
night dining with full service bar Hours: Su–W, 11:30am–
10pm; Th, F, 11:30am–11pm; Sa, 4pm–11pm.
Giancarlo’s Sicilian Steakhouse
5110 Main St., Williamsville; 650-5566
Giancarlo’s Sicilian Steakhouse is Western New York’s
premier spot for fine dining, business meetings, private
parties, and select off site catering. Hours: M–Sa, 11am–
Gigi’s Cucina Povera
981 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore; 877-8788
Chef Maryann Giordano’s passion for simple Sicilian cuisine
is highlighted in this cozy Kenmore eatery. Hours: M–Sa 11,
5–9:30pm; F–Sa, 5–10:30pm; Su, 4pm–9pm.
3500 Main St., Amherst; 768 2462
1009 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; 885-1777
Authentic NY slices and pies, and wings, either in-house or
delivered. Amherst hours: Su, 12–10pm, M–Th, 10am–10pm,
F, 10am–11pm, Sa, 11am–11pm; Buffalo hours: Su, 12–10pm,
M–Th, 11am–11pm, F, 11am–4am, Sa, 12pm-4am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen
800 Center St., Lewiston; 405-7596
A uniuqe menu centered arouond the coal-fired oven,
tapas, pizza, Italian favorites, good selection of wine, beer,
& daily craft cocktail specials Hours: M–Sa, 4–10pm; ; Su,
665 Main St., Buffalo; 262-0866
Stone hearth pizza and European cafe located in the
theatre district of downtown Buffalo, specializing in Neapolitan style pizza, French press coffee and craft cocktails.
s. Hours: M–F 8am–10pm; Sa, 9am–10pm. $$
3785 South Park Ave.,
A Buffalo tradition since 1965
for lunch, dinner, or special events, featur-
ing old-world Italian recipes, professional
service, and an award winning wine list.
Hours: M, private functions only; Tu–Th,
11:30am–9:30pm; F, 11:30am–10:30pm; Sa,
2–10:30pm; Su, 1–9:30pm.