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Blue Cave Italian Restaurant, Buffalo, NY

Blue Cave Italian Restaurant

4.5
4.5
161 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Contemporary Italian Cuisine in a casual setting. Freshly prepared authentic food created by Chef Mario Bianca. Chef Mario is originally from southern Italy. His culinary style blends traditional Sicilian flavors with modern Italian recipes. We offer a variety of wines from small production vineyards that are sure to please. Our atmosphere is the perfect place for a date night, to bring the family, celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or have a world class meal before going to a baseball game or seeing a show at one of the many theaters just a block or two away. We are located in the heart of downtown Buffalo, NY just minutes away from Sahlen Field and Shea's Theater District.

We operate as a small, family-run business with a limited staff. We hope you leave feeling like family.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Sicilian, Dessert
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (716) 259-8145
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Mario Bianca
  • Private party facilities
    We are able to accommodate small private events. Call or email the restaurant to speak with Chef/Owner Mario to discuss details.
  • Neighborhood
    Buffalo
  • Cross street
    On Genesee St between Oak St. and E. Chippewa
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Public transit stop directly across the street on Genesee St. at Oak.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

What 161 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western New York

    Innovative

  • Western New York

    Healthy

  • Western New York

    Hot spot

  • Western New York

    Italian

161 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and we were thrilled. Excellent food and service in a unique setting. We are going back soon!

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  2. Cindylou

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service and food were excellent!! Noise level is high but that's because of the design of the space.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately this will be a one and done type of place. Great setting and food. Terrible value. 2 entre and 1 glass wine for $100. No salad, no bread. Can go to many other Italian places and get the same thing for far less with salad and bread.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious food, however, a glass of wine is $12 and a cocktail is $15. This is a significant increase from the first time we went a few months ago and unfortunately will stop us from going regularly.
    Blue Cave Italian RestaurantResponded on May 1, 2024
    We're very happy you enjoy the food. We have never raised our bar prices since we opened. We hope this does not discourage you from enjoying another dinner with us. We look forward to seeing you again!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was DELICIOUS!!! We ordered the Antipasto Trinacria, Insalata di Melone & Braciole. The mocktail pomegranate mule was super refreshing. We will definitely go to Blue Cave again, because there is so much more on the menu we would love to try.

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  6. Awesome

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting Buffalo for a training and found Blue Cave on Opentable. The food creates on traditional Italian food that plays beautifully on the palate. We tried the Cannolo Caprese and Rigatoni Alla Norma, among other dishes. Our server was friendly and attentive. If you’re in Buffalo, I recommend this restaurant highly.

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  7. LaurieK

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really, really good authentic Sicilian fare. We will come back and hoping to see new menu items.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Italian. Perfectly prepared with quality ingredients.

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  9. CMKski

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great menu and food was very good. Was hoping for braciole, but not available. Young staff but friendly. Would visit again.

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  10. Lydia

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was pretty good food, but it was way too expensive.

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FAQs

Blue Cave Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 259-8145.

Blue Cave Italian Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Blue Cave Italian Restaurant

128 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY 14203-1508

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    On Genesee St between Oak St. and E. Chippewa
  • Neighborhood
    Buffalo
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Sicilian, Dessert
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Public transit stop directly across the street on Genesee St. at Oak.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mario Bianca
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (716) 259-8145
  • Private party facilities
    We are able to accommodate small private events. Call or email the restaurant to speak with Chef/Owner Mario to discuss details.
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