Inizio

534 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY 14222
$$$ Italian Recommended New Editor's Pick

Inizio is a cozy, pasta-focused restaurant in beautiful Elmwood Village. Freshness comes first here—we make everything we can from scratch in our kitchen, and we haven’t begun cooking your pasta until the moment you order it. Our motto, “tutto fatto a mano” translates to mean “everything made by hand,” and we believe that the personal connection to the preparation process can be tasted on the plate.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Reservations for up to 4 people are available to book online. Reservations for 5-7 people are limited but can be made by calling the restaurant during our regular business hours. Bookings for more than 4 people require a credit card number to secure and are subject to a $75 no-show fee if the reservation is canceled within 12hrs of the reservation.

Business Info

  • Address: 534 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY 14222
  • Cross Street: W Utica St
  • Cuisine: Italian |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 20.00 | per bottle
  • Phone: (716) 424-1008
  • Features: Full Bar, Wheelchair Access,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Dinner - INIZIO 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner - INIZIO 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner - INIZIO 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - INIZIO 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - INIZIO 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.83 out of 5 stars based on 3194 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 01, 2024
Rachel N.
Very nice experience. Waitress was very good so was bartender.

Overall: 10/10
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May 31, 2024
Ashlee S.
We had an amazing experience this was my second time trying this restaurant and it was even better then the first time!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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May 30, 2024
kelly w.
The food was amazingly delicious and every person from hostess to server to runner were very friendly and professional

Overall: 10/10
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May 24, 2024
Kathleen R.
Always a great evening at Inizio. Love the food and the atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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May 04, 2024
Pattianne J.
We love this restaurant sooooo much!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 25, 2024
Joe M.
On all levels, a truly excellent dining. Experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 16, 2024
Aaron S.
Every time I go to Inizio I leave completely elated. The food is amazing. The best pasta in WNY. It is comparable to food I've had in Italy. The cocktails are always innovative.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 13, 2024
Jo S.
This was our favorite restaurant experience during our week-long visit to e. Buffalo. Every dish was a success, from housemade pickles to carrots to carbonara to cake. The wine list had fine selections at many price points. And the service was skilled and gracious. A lovely evening out!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 13, 2024
Janine W.
We had a lovely evening and definitely will be back. Well done. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 12, 2024
Botsford W.
All 3 of us give you great marks.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 07, 2024
Jessica R.
Isabella was TOP NOTCH and the best waiter I’ve ever had the pleasure of being served by in any restaurant I’ve ever been to. She is a gem. Not only is she kind and so funny, she makes legit recommendations that did not disappoint !! The food was incredible and the smores dessert was out of this world. I will be back again, very soon!

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Apr 05, 2024
Danielle n.
Service is always fabulous In love w the menu and innovative wine selection

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 02, 2024
Philip S.
Excellent meal with wonderful service.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 01, 2024
Jacqueline F.
Food, staff and cocktails were all incredible!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 31, 2024
Albert W.
This was our first time at Inizio. The atmosphere and food were great!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 30, 2024
Natalie S.
Amazing! Cannot wait to visit again!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 21, 2024
James M.
Absolutely delightful!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 14, 2024
George S.
First time, Excellent Experience from Start to End, Food, Service, lots of outstanding details, will go back

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 13, 2024
Janice P.
We were delighted with the great food. We are planning on enjoying another time with you when we traveling to Buffalo.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 09, 2024
Richard M.
Dinner was outstanding - hanger steak as an appetizer and the pasta dish-mushroom. The waiter was exceptional on the knowledge of wine and what to order. The atmosphere was perfect - classy and sophisticated. I will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 06, 2024
Karen S.
Everything was perfect! Food and service 100%

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 01, 2024
DAVId O.
Food was great. Service was excellent. Beautiful restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 01, 2024
Dee D.
This is my third visit to Inizios, and it’s become one of my top choices! Excellent food, wonderful service, and that bread is to die for!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Feb 24, 2024
Cindy D.
The food was absolutely delicious. Thank you for a wonderful celebratory dinner.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 23, 2024
Carolyn B.
Excellent food and drinks!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
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Feb 22, 2024
Nins F.
My first time started with romaine salad and bread. This was wonderful. My entree was sticky and not creamy a little pasta water added would have made it perfect. Dessert was very small and not worth $12.00. I’m sorry to put this in writing.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2024
James W.
everything was excellent; ambience and service was excellent;

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 10, 2024
Jayne M.
Thank you for moving up our reservation when we called so that we could come in earlier. Our food was delicious. The mussels had such an incredible depth of flavor which the bread did justice to and the polenta and broccolini were a wonderful pairing. Our server was both efficient and welcoming.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 09, 2024
Tim O.
Everything was fantastic! We were given a great table and some complimentary Prosecco which was delicious. The meals were amazing, the servers were very kind. Our only disappointment was that we weren't able to order more of the menu in one sitting. We will absolutely be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 03, 2024
Sunnye F.
Everything was awesome! We will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Feb 01, 2024
Maggie Z.
This was our first time to Inizio for my friend’s birthday. K was our server and their service was perfection. When the second setting was laid, they saw that there was a slight smudge on a knife, and immediately whisked it away to be replaced within the next minute. The Bolognese was unctuous and fantastic. The crab dish was rich in flavor, but deliciously light in texture, and so good paired with the house Pinot Grigio. The hanger steak was perfectly cooked, rare to medium rare, (just how I like it!) tender, and flavorful. The smoky potatoes were a subtle nod to the grill and the saffron sauce was delightful. Overall, a wonderful experience, and I will certainly recommend Inizio to my friends and colleagues. And it can’t be said too many times; our server, and their service, was was absolutely impeccable. Thank you! PS- Since you asked for feedback, I will say that the bruschetta toppings were tasty, but I felt a little lemon zest and fresh dill would have put it over the top for me. Thank you, again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 30, 2024
Marcia N.
It was a PERFECT evening from start to finish! Drinks, service, food, all top notch. Isabella, our server could not have been more perfect,, and assisted by the other servers as well! We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 17, 2024
Stu R.
Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Restaurant is beautiful and spotless. Worth every dollar!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jan 12, 2024
Dan L.
Everything about Inizio’s is a 10. Best restaurant bread and butter I’ve ever had. All of the pastas are amazing and out server, Katie, was exceptional. Highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jan 09, 2024
Melissa C.
We loved our experience, have been referring the restaurant to our friends, and we can’t wait to come back again soon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 08, 2024
Patrick M.
A great meal. Super service. Brilliant cocktails. My only minor quibble would be the menu, first that we were encouraged to use our phones and then the layout of the menu itself. I would have preferred a real menu without being made to feel like I was putting the server out (this was not the server's fault; they offered, but it would have meant having them walk back to wherever to get it.)

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 06, 2024
Kelly S.
Both food & service were excellent!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 05, 2024
Suneet S.
Amazing

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 17, 2023
Pat K.
The food was delicious. Our waitress could not have been better. She was so attentive to all our needs. A wonderful experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Dec 15, 2023
Jenna H.
It was our first time and we were pleasantly surprised with the quick very delicious meal. We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 15, 2023
Bob S.
always top flight

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 10, 2023
Jerry K.
Lovely evening! "Yummy dinner" and concert!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 09, 2023
Maureen B.
We had a wonderful experience at Inizio’s. Food, service and our BD celebration was top-notch. Wish we had time for desserts. We were socializing too much as we enjoyed the outstanding food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Dec 08, 2023
Lynn C.
Great ambience and service. Drinks, appetizers, pasta dishes were so tasty.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Dec 02, 2023
Michael M.
Excellence in all areas. The cacio e pepe was great as was the crab pasta. Great drinks too - the sazerac and the amaretto sour were among the best drinks we’ve had. Service was excellent. The sound level and spacing between tables was optimal. Highly recommend Inizio.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 01, 2023
Lindsay T.
Inizio is probably my favorite restaurant in Buffalo -- from the service to the quality of food and drinks to the ambience, everything is top notch. Keep it up!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 17, 2023
Samantha L.
Love this place so much!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 10, 2023
Chris S.
Our dinners and cocktails were absolutely delicious! And the bread is beyond amazing. Inizio is one of my favorite restaurants. Always great service too.

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 28, 2023
Kelly W.
Charming restaurant. Dinner was excellent as was our waiter and service. Table we sat at was a little close to others but it’s a small restaurant so somewhat understandable. Looking forward to dining there again. Great night.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2023
Paul O.
As always, a wonderful meal!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 19, 2023
Wendy N.
Charming setting, wonderful food & friendly professional service

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 15, 2023
Katie G.
Food and drinks were amazing! Have been coming since you’ve opened. My only negative comment would be the complimentary Prosecco glass we received was a sip, it used to be an actual glass. If you’re not going to actually give a glass then you should just stop doing it because I’d rather have none of that’s what I’m getting.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 12, 2023
Jamielynn B.
Thank you for another great experience and a lovely traditional Italian meal. Can’t wait to come back.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Oct 08, 2023
Bonnie E.
Everything was great— our server, the food, the cocktails, the ambience, even the restroom was so nice! We’ll be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 07, 2023
Robert B.
Overall a most satisfying experience. The food, the service was of the highest quality. My wife and I rated our dinner as one of the best we have ever enjoyed. My only negatives were the noise level was a bit high but certainly not unbearable. The other “disappointment “ was that nothing was said regarding my wife’s birthday which I indicated on the reservation.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 29, 2023
Linda N.
LOVE IT!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 28, 2023
Lisa S.
I booked Inzio for My birthday because it was recommended to me. I loved all the food, drinks and atmosphere! I will be back!!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 27, 2023
John J.
Consistently great food, wine, cocktails and really wonderful service. It always feels special to us when we dine at Inizio.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 25, 2023
Jacob C.
Amazing food and experience

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 24, 2023
Kathy D.
Everything was delicious!! We loved sitting in the front room by the window. Great vibe!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 23, 2023
Jessica E.
My favorite food and restaurant in all of Buffalo. Never skip dessert even if you think you’re full.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Sep 19, 2023
siri p.
We were so pleased with our dinner! The mixed drinks were unusual and very tasty. The pasta dishes were amazing! We will be back!!!! ♥️

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 17, 2023
Joshua S.
Everything was Amazing!!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 14, 2023
Meaghan Z.
Best food and service in Buffalo!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 13, 2023
Juliane H.
Best meal i have had in a long time, can't wait to go back and try something else from the menu

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 17, 2023
Linda T.
Excellent food ad service

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 13, 2023
Douglas H.
Fabulous food and service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Aug 11, 2023
John C.
One of the best meals I've had in years! My wife and I both loved our food, the service was terrific and the ambience was nice. There were few spots left on a random Tuesday night and now I know why this place is so busy. This place is great, we'll be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2023
Joan C.
Excellent food and service. Specially homemade pasta dishes and bread. We can’t wait to return !

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 04, 2023
Roberta F.
Food was delicious!!!! Service was excellent. Quantity could be a bit more generous.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 30, 2023
Kevin M.
Fantastic Meal

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 30, 2023
Marion W.
One of my favorites

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 28, 2023
Luke C.
Lovely experience. Food was special. Drinks were refreshing. Service was delightful. Excellent time!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 24, 2023
Rob M.
One of the best meals we’ve ever had.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 17, 2023
Timothy C.
Top notch food and friendly, fast service, and the speed did not in any way take away from the high quality of the food. The appetizers themselves would be plenty for a meal with generous portions and lots of interesting options. The only feedback (which is personal preference) is that while we were seated by the window which helped with the lighting, the back of the restaurant definitely seemed very dimly lit, so when we go back (which we certainly will!), we’d probably try to reserve the seats where we can see better.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 17, 2023
Christine S.
We can always count on an amazing meal when we come to Inizio! The creative cocktails are great too!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2023
Nicole F.
Inizio never disappoints! Great ambience, delicious food and friendly staff! The complementary Prosecco is a cherry on top!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jul 01, 2023
Erin B.
Service was excellent, food was excellent. I wouldn't change a thing. We will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2023
Rico R.
The food, service and ambiance all worked well together, we'll be back! Just one small suggestion....the music (played on a loop) and at a volume that was not conducive to conversation. That's all for now ! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jun 13, 2023
anthony n.
Best restaurant in Buffalo Service too!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 12, 2023
Diane S.
Exceptional homemade Italian specialties. Make sure to order the bread to soak up the sauce. Although I would happily eat a whole loaf myself. Our waitress was great and gave her honest opinion when asked. Thankful that the background music was in the background and didn't have to talk over the music.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 11, 2023
Matthew P.
Wonderful meal and experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 10, 2023
Carole W.
We were there to celebrate our 54th wedding anniversary, and we had a generous gift certificate which covered our food (paid cash for the tip). The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We thought that it was a bit pricey and also that it was a bit loud so carrying on conversations maybe a bit challenging. We were both pleased with our meals-not too big, not too small, and prepared just right.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 01, 2023
Jackie T.
Food, service and atmosphere was wonderful!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
May 19, 2023
Maureen B.
Amazing as usual

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 12, 2023
Suzanne T.
Good was outstanding , personnel were skilled and quietly attentive. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 06, 2023
Sarah M.
Loved dinner and out waiter suggested the best bottle of wine!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 28, 2023
Chris R.
One of the best restaurants in Buffalo! Always look forward to my next visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 17, 2023
Jamie K.
It is my favorite restaurant. Staff was very friendly, polite, and had fabulous food and wine recommendations.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 12, 2023
Debbie N.
No need for any improvement! The food was amazing! This was my fourth time there and it never disappoints! Bravo!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 24, 2023
patricia s.
A little jewel in the heart of the Elmwood Village!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 20, 2023
Brigid K.
Food is amazing! I have yet to have a bad experience, definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Buffalo!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 10, 2023
Lori D.
Inizio has quickly become my favorite restaurant in the city. The staff is very friendly, the ambiance/atmosphere is perfect and the food (and drink) is outstanding. This place is an absolute gem.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 04, 2023
Amy T.
Everything was perfect and delicious! Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 04, 2023
Kathleen C.
Nothing needs improvement. Our waiter was great and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was relaxing and very appealing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 5/10
Mar 03, 2023
Robert W.
Everything was fantastic. Service was friendly and professional, food was served quickly and was delicious. The only knock is the portion size isn’t very large, especially given the price.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 02, 2023
Pamela Z.
Food was excellent. The service was outstanding the young man made great recommendations loved him

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 25, 2023
Kathryn R.
A fabulous meal in a comfortable and peaceful setting. Our party of four began with wonderful craft cocktails. One (very small) criticism is that the bar did not have the ingredients for a pretty common - though usually not in the evening - cocktail. High marks for our starters; the carpaccio was first rate and the mussels were pronounced outstanding. Our entree pastas were the highest quality. Perfectly cooked and sauced. One note - the Bolognese sauce could have used a touch more seasoning. We were too full on this visit to try dessert, but we will certainly be back. Five stars!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 24, 2023
Rosanne D.
service was quick but not rushed. Pasta was excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 19, 2023
Sara R.
Delicious food, good service, but a little pricey