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Blue Cave Italian Restaurant, Buffalo, NY

Blue Cave Italian Restaurant

4.7
4.7
178 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

19:00


Booked 10 times today

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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.
  • Area
    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
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

What 178 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Western New York

    Innovative

178 Reviews
  1. Spad

    New York City

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service make up for the lack of ambience and weak bar choices. The menu has a great variety of choices. The salads are outstanding and you can’t beat the brasciole.

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  2. SDMOM

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely amazing food - our table had arancini, gnocchi, ricotta and braised short ribs. Everything was perfect. Great place!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were looking forward to trying this place. It was just ok. The wine selection and menu are limited. The Arancini was excellent. The cannoli was delicious. Our server was great. Not

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  4. SampE

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solid food and drinks. The pasta dishes are worth waiting for and are generously portioned. The cocktails are fresh. Great experience.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was great. Our first time visiting.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time at Blue Cave and just happened to stumble upon it while looking for a restaurant on Open Table. The food was amazing along with the service. Might be the best Italian food in Buffalo. I will be back next time I'm in town for sure .

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visiting. Food was excellent. Very high quality, good portions, and tasted great. Ambiance was indistrial/chic. Service was good and friendly. Prices were a bit steep but overall a nice experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed the gnocchi my boyfriend enjoyed the rib, it was very tasty

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  9. Anne

    Naples

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was amazing! we loved everything and will definitely be dining there again!

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  10. mommabear

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were excellent! I’m glad we tried it while visiting the area.

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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 4.7 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 10 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
  • Area
    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
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan
  • 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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