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Curbside pickup of Italian favorites kicks into high gear

Sponsored by Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant

The temporary closing of restaurant dining rooms across Western New York due to COVID-19 doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the food you’ve come to know and love from local establishments. Like many, Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant & Banquet Facility now offers curbside service during normal business hours…and sometimes beyond.

“We recently had a take-out order from a medical manufacturing plant at 11 p.m.,” said Dennis DiPaolo, owner of Ilio DiPaolo’s. ”It’s incredible how local companies and the whole community have come together to support us and we are beyond grateful.”

Fans of Ilio DiPaolo’s can order anything off the entire menu every day, prepay and be met at their car by a friendly staff member. To further encourage social distancing, the restaurant is now taking curbside “reservations,” giving patrons a specific pickup time to avoid congested lines.

Got a hungry brood to feed? Order one of the Family Favorite deals—enough for 4-6 people—starting at just $38.99. Choose from rigatoni with meatballs and sausage, chef salad and a loaf of garlic bread; chicken parmigiana with rigatoni, green beans, chef salad and garlic bread; a pizza-and-wings deal with antipasto and penne pasta; or chicken Abruzzi with cheese ravioli, green beans, chef salad and garlic bread. Just put it on the table and dig in, Italian-style!

Ilio DiPaolo’s will also be offering an Easter family dinner pack to-go featuring ham, chicken, pasta, ravioli, eggplant parm and more. Visit their website as specific menu and pricing information becomes available.

Other ways to support the restaurant until their doors reopen for eat-in service include stocking up on gift cards as well as purchasing their products directly or at local retailers like Tops, Wegmans, Market in the Square, Dash’s Markets and Save A Lot.

You can also order an Ilio DiPaolo gift box and make your own delicious meal at home—or send one as a gift to let someone know you’re thinking about them. Each box comes with imported Italian pasta, a bottle of their famous Italian dressing, two jars of marinara sauce, seasoned breadcrumbs and their specialty coffee for only $29.99. Go online or call 825-3675 to purchase gift cards, retail products and gift boxes.

“We sincerely miss everyone and can’t wait to see the faces of our family and friends in our dining room again,” added DiPaolo. “This has been a lonely time for us all.”