Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant and Banquet Facility is a wedding venue located in Buffalo, New York. They have been serving hearty Italian meals since 1965. Their service, and comfortable atmosphere brings in customers, and their delicious food keeps them coming back. They work hard everyday to have 100% customer satisfaction.
Facilities and Capacity
Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & Banquet has an eye for detail and strives to provide any accommodations you need. Their banquet hall is located in Blasdell, just minutes from downtown Buffalo. Their main banquet room can accommodate up to 275 guests. They also have smaller rooms more intimate weddings or rehearsal dinners. They recently expanded parking so that all your guests will easily find a spot.
Ilio DiPaolo’s gives you access to their professional banquet team services and established vendor-partners. Ilio DiPaolo’s has partnered with several banquet venues in Buffalo to provide catering and reception services. They offer catering services to Woodlawn Firehall, The Lake Erie Banquet Facility, The Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens and The Lodge at Woodlawn Beach. Each of these locations have their own capacity. Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant and Banquet Facility can host your bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception. Their complimentary catering service provides:
Ilio DiPaolo’s has enhancements including chair covers, chocolate fountain, photo booth, ice carvings, a candy buffet, and more. Their catering menu has family style, Italian deluxe, bar services and more available.
Ilio DiPaolo was born in Italy in 1926 and left in 1949 for Venezuela. While wrestling in Caracas he met the promoter of the wrestling alliance and the Madison Square Garden Arena, Tutz Mondt. He signed a contract to come wrestle in the States and arrived in 1951 in New York with his work visa. After meeting and marrying his wife, Ethel he traveled around the U.S. and other countries wrestling. Years and years later with several children, Ilio DiPaolo decided to settle down in Buffalo, New York to open a restaurant. He retired from his successful wrestling career in 1965 and opened a pizzeria the same year. They were successful and eventually expanded their business before Ilio DiPaolo passed away in 1995. He is currently in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Hall of Fame.
Recommended by 97% of couples
Elissa · Married on 08/05/2018
Ilio's catered our wedding at Woodlawn Beach. I worked with Dorothy on what type of food I wanted, how I wanted the room set up, linens, etc. She was amazing and truly knew what the best options would be for what we were looking for. She was incredibly helpful and responsive throughout the whole process. The day of Heather and her staff were on point! They made some great quick decisions, since it was too hot to have the food and dance floor outside. The service they provided was impecible! The bartenders and wait staff were super nice and very attentive!Sent on 11/05/2018
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Leah · Married on 10/09/2015
Ilio's was absolutely great. The staff was phenomenal and the food was fantastic. My husband and I had a less traditional wedding, we had our reception right there followed by hours devours and an open bar. The food was enough to basically act like a buffet dinner and the staff was so attentive. It was exactly the vibe my husband and I were looking for for our day.
User5354413 · 2+ years ago
The staff at Ilio's was extremely helpful and accommodating, as we planned our Buffalo wedding from the West Coast. Dorothy, in particular, was willing to play around with our menu, as our budget was a big concern for us, and she was very professional (even though I'm sure she was frustrated with us). We chose an unlimited appetizer package, as we opted for a cocktail reception. On the day of our wedding, Ilio's was just plain awesome -- thoughtful, professional -- doing everything to make our day amazing. And our guests loved the food, especially the coconut shrimp.