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DiTondo is a Chef and Sommelier owned and operated Italian restaurant in downtown Buffalo, NY. The fourth generation of the DiTondo family took over in 2021 and shifted the focus to farm-to-table, regional Italian food with a carefully curated wine program.

“La vita è una combinazione di magia e pasta.”

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.”

— Federico Fellini

Visit our Italian restaurant for a decadent experience curated by our experienced chef and sommelier.

Hours & Location

View DiTondo at 370 Seneca St,
Buffalo, NY 14204 on Google Maps

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Wednesday -Saturday 


Parking: Parking is available in the lot on the corner of Seneca and South Cedar, as well as street parking in front of the restaurant.

Reservations: Reservations are available 30 days in advance through Resy. For groups of 7+ guests please email

Gratuity: A 20% gratuity is added to each check. 100% of this goes to our service employees. This helps our team earn a consistent, living wage and facilitates a collaborative team environment.

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The Story of Our Italian Restaurant

DiTondo is a fourth-generation family business founded by Sebastiano Di Tondo. He was born in Abruzzo, Italy, and immigrated to the United States as a young adult. In 1904 he became a partner in a tavern on Seneca Street, and in the 1930s he ventured out on his own opening an Italian restaurant at 370 Seneca. Four generations of the Di Tondo family have carried on his legacy. 

In 2019 Rita Di Tondo, Sebastiano’s great-granddaughter, and her husband, Fabio Consonni, moved to Buffalo to be the fourth generation of the family to run the restaurant. They embarked on their first ever renovation project, modernizing the kitchen and restoring the historical character of the building built in 1890. In October 2021 DiTondo once again opened its doors as Buffalo's premier Italian restaurant.

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    Rita Di Tondo


    • Based in Italy for ten years, she traveled extensively throughout the country and has visited many of its numerous wine regions
    • While in Italy she received her Masters from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Piedmont, worked for the winery Tenuta Villa Crespia in Franciacorta and was Head Som…
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    Fabio Consonni

    Executive Chef/Co-Founder

    • Classically trained Italian Chef
    • Grew up in the periphery of Milan with roots in both Northern and Southern Italy 
    • Spent his formative years working at Michelin starred restaurants in Italy and Paris
    • He was the Banquet Chef at the Relaise & Chateaux Villa Fiordaliso on Lake Garda where he met…

Private Events

Book an Event

We offer several options for private events at our Italian restaurant: 

Lunch Parties

Maximum Capacity (Inside): 54 guests
Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 am until 2:00 pm
Menus start at $56 for 3 courses

Dinner Parties

Maximum Capacity (Inside): 32 guests in our semi-private Garden Room
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday, 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Menus start at $56 for 3 courses


Maximum Capacity (Inside): 54 guests October-June
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday, 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Menus and pricing can be provided upon request.


The covered patio and garden area is available to book for parties July-September.
For additional information, inquire using the link below.


"I can't thank you enough. I have had so much positive feedback from people that attended the party. Everything was perfect  - the food, the restaurant, the weather, the band. I couldn't have asked for it to be any better. Great job!" 

- John F.

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Join Our Team

We are always looking for experienced talent to join our team at DiTondo.

Please fill out the form below and submit your resume.

We are currently looking for experienced Servers, Bartenders & Hosts!

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