Italian Restaurants in Forest

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The chivalrous pizza crafters of Sir Ben's Pizza deftly prepare a menu featuring pizzas, wings, salads, and subs, helping to slay even the most ferocious of hungers. Give fathers a selfless gift of 24 wings ($14.99), or have him dig into a verdant culinary creation such as the grilled chicken salad ($5.95). Olives and green peppers peppered with house dressing snuggle up to the spirals of the tri-color pasta salad ($1.95+) just like a napping mechanic to his favorite monkey wrench, and a 16-inch specialty pizza ($14.99) graces taste buds with tasty accouterments such as crisp chicken fingers and comes with a complimentary two-liter soda. Lunch specials ($5) include sub sandwiches, served piping hot or refreshingly cool with chips and a 20-ounce drink, which energize eaters looking to hike a scenic trail while wearing their scuba gear.

1043 West Ave
Buffalo,
NY
US

Brave the snow and grab a meal for lunch or dinner at Marco’s Italian Restaurant. Step into the warm atmosphere of this lovely little restaurant in Buffalo, and prepare yourself for a great dining experience. Marco’s authentic Italian menu includes classics like pasta fagoli, stuffed hot peppers, and tomatoes with fresh mozzarella—and that’s only soups and appetizers! Hold on to your hat as your explore the rest of the menu: fresh pizzas, sandwiches, and pastas waiting just for you! Have a sirloin grilled the Italian way with roasted peppers. Enjoy this excellent, fairly priced, and filling meal at Marco’s Italian Restaurant.

1085 Niagara St
Buffalo,
NY
US

The cooks at Faso's Restaurant sauté eggplant with parmigiano sauce from scratch each day. In the upscale and cozy dining room, patrons can mop up marsala wine sauce from chicken capriccio entrees with soft garlic bread and then wash down lemon cake with raspberry sauce with sips of wine or beer.

2126 Niagara St
Buffalo,
NY
US

With a staff headlined by master chef Pauly Souffle, Acropolis boasts a menu bursting at the seams with Greek-inspired grub and international dishes. A Trojan-bowl filled to the brim with daily soup ($3.50) infiltrates unsuspecting tasters with astounding homemade flavor, while the hummus roasted red pepper ($8) lunch appetizer is a sweet siren song of pureed chickpeas, garlic, lemon oil, and roasted pepper served with pita bread. In celebration of ancient Greece's luminous east coast, diners can feast on a New York strip steak ($14), featuring a 12 oz. slice of meat and choice of sides. Like giving a grizzly bear the car keys during a family camping trip, the gyro dinner ($12) extends an olive branch to bellowing stomachs in the form of Greek salad, potato or rice pilaf, tzatziki, and pita bread. Kids can strengthen their bones as the Spartan youth before them by battling a grilled cheese sandwich backed by an army of fries ($3.95)––then wash down their foes with a naval fleet comprised of chocolate milk ($2.25) and Oreo milkshakes ($3.50). Doused in warm lighting, this attractive eatery is garnished with burnished wood floors and exposed brick walls for an extra-pleasant dining experience. A recently added bar means potent potables can complement the already tasty meals, or simply serve as a prop to lean against with coolly feigned disinterest.

708 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo,
NY
US

An oasis nestled in the city, Vino’s Ristorante isn’t even a decade old yet and is already a favorite in Buffalo. Hailed for personal service (They know their repeat customers by name!) and perfect food, Vino’s is not only a delight for those looking for a personal touch; the main dishes are said to be “impeccable” and desserts “amazing”. In the short time that they have been open, owner Kathleen has garnered loyal patrons who refer not only business associates, but friends and family as well to this lovely little Italian restaurant. And, with choices like fresh cooked marinated asparagus as an appetizer or vegan/vegetarian friendly dishes like Pasta Pomodoro for a main course, it isn’t hard to understand why people keep coming back. Their desserts change daily but when they are priced under $5, it’s hard not to be tempted to try some. That is, if there’s enough room!

1652 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo,
NY
US

Few people stick with their first jobs longer than a summer. But when 9-year-old Mike Milkie first helped out at his father's restaurant, he was taking the first steps toward a career as a restaurateur that has lasted more than six decades. Milkie's On Elmwood is his latest endeavor, following more than a dozen Buffalo-area restaurants and clubs, including the former Milkie Way Theater, which hosted acclaimed Broadway plays and second-run planetarium films.

Mike's niece Suzanne leads things on the culinary side as the head chef. Every day, her kitchen staff layers hand-carved meats between slices of bread slathered with chutneys and roasted pepper spreads, caramelize bacon to pile atop burgers, and bake crispy flatbreads until the ovens shut down at 4 a.m. Milkie's On Elmwood hosts special events such as Friday fish fries, trivia and karaoke nights, and live performances by Lance Diamond and other local musicians.

522 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo,
NY
US