Beneath the white siding, curved gables, and elegant green trim of an historic western New York home lies The Dove Restaurant, previously known as The Old Pony Post. Though owners Dina Mattiello and Sherry Davies come from different backgrounds, both were drawn to the idea of running a Italian Continental eatery. Their passion shows in the way they breathe new life into the same, signature family recipes. Signature dishes range from steaks?such as the chateaubriand for two, a pair of 10-ounce center-cut filets with vegetables and a duet of sauces?to pasta fagoli and shrimp scampi. Gluten-free dishes are also featured along side warm homemade breads and indulgent desserts.
Prospero Restaurant chef Frank Provenzo pays homage to his eatery's wizardly namesake by conjuring rustic Italian dishes from local ingredients, fresh veggies, and carefully simmered pasta. Cheeses such as mozzarella and ricotta stuff meaty entrees such as sautéed veal cutlets and bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin. And with the create-your-own pasta option, patrons can choose to douse plates of spaghetti, penne, or other noodles with their choice of sauce.
31 Club opened in the 1940s as Buffalo?s exclusive supper club, making it a destination for Buffalo's socialites to see and be seen. Catering to diners with sophisticated palettes and profiles, 31 Club's name was derived from its address, 31 Johnson Park. The restaurant celebrated more than four decades of success, but in 1983 the last glass was toasted and its doors closed. The community looked on as the building's brick facade began to crumble, while ideas circled to restore the building to its original splendor. Years later, the space was finally reopened.
Today's 31 Club is a modern version of the storied restaurant, maintaining the class, style, and sophistication of the original 1940s destination, while adding a contemporary flair to cater to today's diner. The menu is a perfect crystallization of this mission?not only are there reimagined versions of timeless dishes, including pork chops with grilled peach chutney, there's late-night fare such as lobster mac 'n' cheese and strip-steak sandwiches. In that spirit, the wine list includes Old World and New World varietals.
Chef Jake Zachow takes a contemporary approach to Tuscan cuisine, filling his menus with classic flavors delivered with a modern flair. Locally inspired salad creations lead to dinner entrees of lemon caper grilled tilapia filet or dijon-and-pretzel-crusted pork chops. Diners enjoy the elegant dining room around tables covered with black linens or on a terrace warmed by a fire pit and outdoor show grill. Alternatively, guests can enjoy a slightly condensed menu at Della Terra's lounge, which also offers top-shelf liquor selections and draft beers.
The expansive menu at Leo's Pizzeria is designed to suit a multitude of tastes. Pizza lovers have no shortage of options, from specialty bacon-cheeseburger or stuffed-hot-pepper pies to party-friendly sheet pizzas with 32 slices. Aside from its pizza, Leo's Pizzeria prepares hot and cold subs, specialty sandwiches such as the hot pretzel melt—roast beef, ham, or turkey served on a pretzel roll and doused in nacho cheese—and chicken fingers and wings.