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Tappo Restaurant

338 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203-1619
+1 716-259-8130
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“braciole” (20 reviews)
“rigatoni” (13 reviews)
“cheese bread” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
338 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203-1619
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

they have a very limited menu but the food is good and the service is good. it is very noisy and we found it hard to hold a conversation

Thank Jim1951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great plates, the Stuffed Banana Peppers were amazing. Put it on the don't miss list in Buffalo, NY

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Italian food here. Ordered an Aperol spritz from the bartender to remind me of my recent trip to Italy. Portions are quite generous, so consider sharing. Caesar salad was of special note, as the dressing was not thick and "mayonnaiseie" but light, lemony and...More

Thank WhiskyGirlCA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had made reservations at a restaurant around the block and they were actually closed. So, to not spoil the evening we headed over to Tappo. The service was wonderful. Many choices of eclectic Italian dishes. Everyone was very pleased with their choices. It was...More

Thank momgiggly
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Tappo Restaurant is located on Ellicott Street in the heart of Buffalo, New York and this is the-place-to-be on a Saturday night. Friends visiting from Michigan arrived mid-day and they were looking to enjoy dinner at one of city of Buffalo’s premier venues that evening....More

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Did the family style special and it was amazing while very affordable. The cheese bread is my favorite. Excellent I enjoyed the penne with ragu

Thank Drambinorn
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Chicken Marcella was great. Large portion served with arugula salad. Just the right sized portion. Order a bottle of wine because it's very reasonably priced. On the negative side.....it's very noisy and hard to ear.

Thank patroman61
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I ordered the berry sangria, I got the peach sangria. It wasn't bad, but not what I ordered for $10.00! and we tried to pay our bill for a good 10 minutes. No one behind the bar pays attention to the needs of the customer....More

Thank AnnMarie K
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We went to Tappo before a Shea's show and it was great. The wine list is varied and I loved that we could get a bottle of good wine for $16. I had the Briscole and my husband had the eggplant parm. Both were excellent....More

Thank MAK829
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I had heard a lot about this place so one Friday we gave it a try..we were lucky to get good seats without a reservation which usually I have heard is not the case...the service was great given that our group had a lot of...More

Thank sneha_trip88
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Where's the best place to park to have dinner and then combine travel to the First Niagara Center?
28 September 2015|
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Response from bflobear11 | Reviewed this property |
I assume your question is where to park combining dinner at TAPPO with attending an event at First Niagara. There is free street parking at Tappo, then walk a couple of blocks west to Main Street and catch the free light... More
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1 September 2015|
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Response from Michele M | Reviewed this property |
Business casual is fine.
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1 September 2015|
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Response from larrydeluxe7 | Reviewed this property |
showing up nude may get you faster service at the front desk,,me personally,, i wear pajamas here so i'm at least comfy napping while the amateurish staff hustle about,.,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 338 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203-1619
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-259-8130
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