This restaurant was recommended to me by a Buffalo resident as the best italian in buffalo, so naturally, I wanted to go here. The reason we drove to Buffalo in the first place was to see the film “Inside Job” (excellent movie) which wasn’t playing anywhere closer. We went to the movie first, so we got to the restaurant at 9:15 and were the only ones there (uncommon for this place, usually you have to make a reservation). We ordered the lobster ravioli (Astice E Mascarpone Raviolini), butternut squash pasta (Riccotta Stozzapreti), parmesean french fries, and benoffee (banana cream) pie. All the food was so wonderful. The Riccotta Stozzapreti was out of this world (possibly the best pasta ever) and MUCH better than Eataly (NYC). Definitely worth a 1 1/2 hour drive to eat here!
Recommended: Ricotta Strozzapreti (caramelized butternut squash, speck, fresh sage, brown butter-maple crema, and pecorino romano)
1198 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216