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Tappo Restaurant

338 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203-1619
+1 716-259-8130
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“braciole” (21 reviews)
“meatballs” (43 reviews)
“cheese bread” (8 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
338 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203-1619
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Quite honestly - this was a bad meal - a table of six and all meals went back - mine 3 times !!!! No bill adjustment Only good point - great value wine My recommendation - just walk on by !!!

Thank amandamZ590JR
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate at Tappo early on a Saturday evening. We decided we really liked the early time because the restaurant was not too crowded and not very noisy. We also liked being seated on the main level instead of the mezzanine. My...More

Thank IL0vePurple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waiting for Buffalo rush hour traffic to clear, I tried Tappo. It’s downtown amid a bunch of one way streets. Park in the city garage—the first two hours are free. It was crowded with a lively bar scene. They offer outside seating, but I wanted...More

Thank Dan_Yucaipa_CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the patio is very nice on a hot summer evening. The food was average - it was not typical italian in any way. Ok tastes are different. But what is more worse: the wine was served in a plastic glas and was not coled. The...More

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff and atmosphere was wonderful. I was so disappointed by the lack of flavor in the Eggplant Parm. The eggplant and the sauce was very bland with no flavor, quite disappointing. It would also be nice to have descriptions of each dish on the...More

Thank FellowTraveler141852
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time at this restaurant. Both experiences were great. This time we started with a fantastic Caesar salad and cheese bread. Main courses included lasagna and Chicken Milanese. Food was well prepared and served by a friendly server who knew the menu...More

Thank wpl77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first trip to Buffalo and a friend of mine was in the mood for Italian and she had been to the restaurant one other time and was very impressed with it so we decided to go. Overall I was very happy with...More

Thank Cruiser580315
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the service here was friendly and efficient, the food was mediocre. I was particularly surprised by the bland and not very tasty red sauce as well as the uninteresting sausage. I have eaten at many Italian restaurants that are far more tasty.

Thank Wandering963
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with 3 friends, service was good, food was good. Ordered a call brand cocktail and was given the wrong brand. Bartender obviously thought that this wouldn't be noticed. After dinner we sat on the upper patio and enjoyed a perfect time under...More

Thank Blair F
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Enjoyed a late dinner in August with family at this lively downtown Buffalo restaurant. Good food, smallish menu (which I like) & a loud, boisterous atmosphere. Bar up front, exposed brick walls & interesting lighting. Not blown away but content with our selections. All five...More

Thank David B
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29 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
1 September 2015|
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Response from Michele M | Reviewed this property |
Business casual is fine.
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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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