LILO
LILO

LILO

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lilopizza.com/
  • Phone: (845) 398-1024
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm


    Dinner:

    Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 2:00pm-10:00pm


    Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Fusion / Eclectic, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: J.M. Guallpa
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We make your event planning fun. A catering manager is ready to help make menu selections and choose between a variety of food assortments, determine the appropriate quantities needed, and schedule a delivery or pick up time that works best for everyone. LILO will strive to make this right from your first phone call and ensure the order is ready when you need it.
  • Private Party Facilities: You are welcome to take over the entire restaurant to host your private event, or at the available off site event space in Blauvelt, NY which seats up to 140 guests. The space includes a fully equipped kitchen and bar. To make arrangements, please call or e-mail LILO as far in advance of your event date as possible.

    For large groups that do not wish to buy out the restaurant for their events, please call our reservations line and we will be delighted to discuss seating possibilities.
  • Private Party Contact: Manushka Montemuino 8453981024x
  • Entertainment: Jazz every saturday night

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oak Tree Road
  • Public Transit: Red & Tan Lines, Metro North, Tor Bus Lines
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot capacity : 1,000 cars
A word from LILO
LILO circa 2009 is an Italian pizza bistro located in Tappan's historic district opened by brothers, Richard & Robert Pellegrino. Executive Chef J.M. Guallpa prepares a menu that combines impeccable flavors from the Amalfi Coast with moderately priced bistro fare. The bar serves a range of house cocktails, wines by the glass or bottle, and several varieties of homemade pastries from the north of Italy. LILO is also available to host your special events.
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LILO reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)kid-friendly (4)fit for foodies (2)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)good for groups (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • good place for a small party only - portions size
    JoeCVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    came here with a large party of 18. really couldn't accomodate us but they tried. the place has a front section similar to regular pizza parlor and a back area for proper restaurant. the proper restaurant isn't that big so not idea for large parties. secondly the portions on salad for double size/family size look like its an individual size portion but charge $22 for a cobb salad....way too expensive for the portion size... the pizza was as expected if you want to order pizza.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delightful meal
    Divie
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    LILO is tucked away in what looks like an abandoned strip mall just over the border into NY on Route 303 in Tappan. If you drive too fast you will miss it so hopefully this review will cause some of you to step on the brake and stop in for a bite. I loved my meal, I thought the veal was pounded and cooked to perfection and I needed more bread to sponge up the sauce. My dining companion loved her pasta dish with the delicious flavors of chicken, veggies, and light cream. But, what I loved most about this experience was the service. The folks that own/run LILO are wonderful. Good service is hard to find in this area - but not at LILO.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay
    BobiVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was good, not excellent. Ambiance so-so. Service very good. The booth seats were uncomfortable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    NurseFoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Dont be fooled by the parking lot or the surrounding vacant stores..what lies inside the doors is worth checking into. You'll feel like you're transported back to an old neighborhood restaurant in Brooklyn. The aroma of garlic, tomatoes and fresh baking pizza will capture you in an instant. The menu is extensive with standard items and some old time good Italian comfort food. Daily specials round out the show. Don't skip dessert! The staff are the nicest people who remember your name and go out of their way to make you feel at home.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 11 reviews are from the LILO reviews archive.
  • A special place in Tappan, NY
    YonkersNativeVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Once you pass through the doors of this nice establishment, you are transported to a restaurant reminiscent of old-world charm. The dark wood paneling, soft lighting and extensive menus printed in an old-school font gives Lilo a homey feeling that you are going to be cared for and enjoy the dining experience. The service is attentive while not intrusive. We took advantage of the reasonable specials menu to order a steak-and-shrimp scampi dish which was as wonderful a meal as we have enjoyed at more higher-end restaurants. Prior to this, we ordered the pinzimonio appetizer which was prepared with light breading and without soggy vegetables. The home-made tiramisu and other desserts were mouth-watering and delicious! If you're in Tappan, go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem of a restaurant
    SeymourVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We have been here twice now and the food and service has been outstanding. We ordered specials both times. My wife had an innovative chicken dish that was so good we ordered one to go so we could have it the next day. Great bang for the buck.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always get a quality meal
    TappanTravelerVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This strip mall restaurant was once a well kept secret. No longer. In my case, I subscribe to their email menu that arrives weekly. A pizzeria up front, the table service at the rear offers a variety of seafood, pasta, chicken etc. dishes, fresh salads, gelatos etc. for dessert. Price is reasonable. Portions are very good and the wait staff delightful.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Hotspot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    After making my lunch reservation to this local pizza & bistro place I didn't expect much however, as soon as I entered the restaurant, that all began to change. I expected to see a typical pizzeria type atmosphere. Instead, I entered a cozy bistro with a warm inviting decor. We tried the sausage/broccoli flatbread appetizer which was delicious! I ordered the mussels for my entree and was given a choice of three different sauces. I had the white wine sauce. The mussels tasted fresh and the sauce was very good. For dessert I had the chocolate mousse. It was light, airy, and very smooth and creamy. I can't wait to tell my friends about this place and come back when the weather gets warm to sit and dine outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always the right choice
    vampira
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    enjoyed the shrimp risotto & filet of sole stuffed with shrimp bottle of red and panacotta our waitress was a doll !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neignborhood Too Secret
    TappanTravelerVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Owners try to get the word out and publish weekly emails with menu specials for the week. The food is creative and freshly prepared. The servers are terrific, charming, attractive and attentive. Small shop so make sure you make reservations, especially on Saturdays. They do a brisk pizza to go business (with delivery available) as well. Try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worst experience ever
    EvanVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    Don't eat here. They are rude. We were refused seating because they wanted to sit 4 grown men at a table for 2 with 4 chairs at lunchtime when they were empty. We were told if we sat at the larger table we would have to move if a party of six came in. We were about to sit ans spend $100+ on food and appetizers. They even charge for refills of carbonated water. You can dress up the place but in the end they are still a pizzeria that doesn't care about service or customers. They want to franchise. Maybe they should fix their customer service before bringing this horrible experience into other markets.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favorite Italian restaurant
    ton1010
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Lilo is a great local restaurant with an intimate, casual feel. It has an outstanding menu with the usual Italian dishes plus an extensive selection of items with unusual combinations of ingredients that you might not expect, including many healthful and non-meat options, and a nice selection of wines by the glass. Service is always great, very attentive, and prices are reasonable. I have brought friends here on several occasions and they are always eager to return to try something else on the menu. Definitely recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD FIND!
    Shoegal
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Delicious food from a large choice menu. Very friendly, attentive service. Quiet, small restaurant setting. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good in every way but short-sighted
    SimpleDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Tucked in a worn out shopping mall in a busy part of Northvale, this charming Italian restaurant and pizzaria is doing a lot of things right. They have created a welcoming atmosphere that allows the diner to completely forget where you are. Could actually be a little joint at the train station in Sorrento. The menu is vast for such a small restaurant and pizza only comprises one small portion of it. The food was well-prepared and presented. The portions were a bit daunting for us. 1st-timers are also given "a couple-uh-slices" to take home. As a result, we took home 3 doggie-bags ! I had a $20 Open Table check to redeem and they had some story that their "machine" wasn't able to process it. Lame. They probably lost this local bc of that
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best pizza around. They
    sidyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2012
    The best pizza around. They do try and make life easy and enjoyable. Very warm welcome
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet