Reviews

I brought my girl here for her birthday she hasn't left me since... read more
Joel Gardner via google.com - Apr 21, 2017
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Come here on a Monday!
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Come here on a Monday!
Bradley Blazejewski via facebook.com - Apr 17, 2017
Pizza specials, bogo apps and martinis ...
Pizza specials, bogo apps and martinis are the best deal in town. The stuffed-peppers pie is the way to go.
Dan D. via yelp.com - Apr 11, 2017
I went to Cecelia's for brunch ...
I went to Cecelia's for brunch on a Sunday and it was terrific!! I had a hard time deciding between the cannoli French toast and the crab and lobster eggs Benedict. I went went with the eggs Benedict and was not disappointed!! I recommend making reservations as they were busy the entire time I was there but they were very well staffe... read more
Ang B. via yelp.com - Apr 10, 2017
Brunch is always on point! I haven't had the dinner but I'm planning on going soon.
Brunch is always on point! I haven't had the dinner but I'm planning on going soon.
Mari Dior via facebook.com - Apr 9, 2017
We decided to come here last Friday ...
We decided to come here last Friday night as part of Restaurant Week, and WOW, we loved it! I arrived here a little early to sit at the bar because we had heard of their extensive drink list. My girlfriend had a glass of merlot and I had a Dirty Martini (which comes with Tito's vodka!). Both drinks were excellent.At the time of our r... read more
Jeff S. via yelp.com - Mar 29, 2017
Given the location and how good ...
Given the location and how good the food is, I'm not sure why Cecelia's isn't routinely busier.  Still, I do love that you can get a table pretty much anytime. We recently went for restaurant week.  It was also a Monday, so we were able to enjoy the $5 martini specials.  (Cecelia's does make - hands down - the best martini in Buffalo... read more
Rachel L. via yelp.com - Mar 27, 2017
Always a great experience! Great menu and drink selection, and desserts are amazing! Service is a
Always a great experience! Great menu and drink selection, and desserts are amazing! Service is always wonderful too!
Laura Kish via facebook.com - Mar 26, 2017
Went to Cecilia's for brunch. Server ...
Went to Cecilia's for brunch. Server was friendly and attentive. Food is always great here. Gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because my omelette was not hot when it arrived, and the server was not as attentive toward the end of the meal. The entire table probably would have had another mimosa if he had asked!
Diane W. via yelp.com - Mar 19, 2017
Great service, great food, awesome mimosas. Great experience as always, thank you:)
Great service, great food, awesome mimosas. Great experience as always, thank you:)... read more
Amber Smeal via facebook.com - Mar 13, 2017
This was my second time at Cecelia's ...
This was my second time at Cecelia's, although the first time was on bikes in the early fall, for drinks and apps.  My second time was for dinner prior to a Sabres game.  We called about an hour and a half prior to arriving in Buffalo and they said they would have no problem fitting us in.  When we arrived we were seated immediately ... read more
Lisa M. via yelp.com - Mar 12, 2017
First time here, food and service are good. Will be back again. ... read more
Dana Auman via google.com - Mar 6, 2017
Our favorite Italian restaurant
This place is awesome. The food is very good. My husband and I frequent Cecelia's at least monthly. The food is always good and the service is great. The desserts are also a must have. In the summer the outdoor seating area on the patio is very nice and it faces Elmwood Village, nice people watching. Highly recommend.
Darnelle P via tripadvisor.com - Mar 2, 2017
Absolutely love the food!  For ...
Absolutely love the food!  For dinner, the chicken Cecilia is a MUST HAVE and you must try their sangria.  The bottomless mimosas for a Sunday brunch are always great for a girls get together.
Eliz O. via yelp.com - Mar 1, 2017
Sunday brunch
Went for brunch and bottomless mimosas. Great food and service. Place is pretty small, reservation are a must! I had cannoli French toast yummmm... read more
trulibra22 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 26, 2017
Martinis were great; happy hour drink prices were a bonus. Tried the ravioli, which was delicious!
Martinis were great; happy hour drink prices were a bonus. Tried the ravioli, which was delicious! Also enjoyed the stuffed banana peppers on crostini as an appetizer- very filling and spicy!
Ellen Frances via facebook.com - Feb 19, 2017
It was excellent food and service! My wife and I loved the experience! We will be back soon!!!
It was excellent food and service! My wife and I loved the experience! We will be back soon!!!
Joe Williamson via facebook.com - Feb 15, 2017
An Elmwood staple. ... read more
Joseph Cordaro via google.com - Feb 15, 2017
A perfect combination of quiet ...
A perfect combination of quiet and laid back restaurant in a town where there are many great Italian places that receive more public reviews.  Food is perfectly outstanding supported by a large wine selection and bar.  If you are looking for a great place that you might never of heard of, start with Cecelia's- you won't be disappoint... read more
Mark D. via yelp.com - Feb 14, 2017
This was my first time dining at ...
This was my first time dining at Cecelia's. I had a reservation for 2 and we were seated immediately. Not very busy for a Saturday before Valentine's Day. Interaction with our server was fine when we inquired about a few choices. We settled on the stuffed banana peppers for an appetizer. Delicious!! You won't be disappointed. Lasagna... read more
Christina M. via yelp.com - Feb 12, 2017
Tasty meatball salad appetizer, unique and hit the spot.
Stephen graham via google.com - Feb 11, 2017
Good food, a little pricy for what you get but definitely not a let down. Good portion sizes, friendly service and awesome martini selection!
Al Lukas via google.com - Feb 9, 2017
Food was amazing! However didnt like the fact that there were about 10 open tables (seating 4 peopl
Food was amazing! However didnt like the fact that there were about 10 open tables (seating 4 people) and they told us we had an hour to an hour and a half wait! We definitely didn't see people get seated at those open tables for the 2-3 hours we were there. We ended up sitting at the bar and the bartender was awesome!
Stephanie Sauer via facebook.com - Feb 6, 2017
Food was great.service was awful.we spilled a drink while waiter was at the table,he didn't bother
Food was great.service was awful.we spilled a drink while waiter was at the table,he didn't bother to help wipe it up,never even brought us new napkins.
Kathy L Mascio via facebook.com - Jan 30, 2017
I've been here a few times and ...
I've been here a few times and always have a great time! I'm here today for brunch with my friends (can you say bottomless mimosas?) and it was amazing! My cup of coffee,mimosa,and water were NEVER more than half way empty. Our server gave us space to gab, but was attentive to our needs. I think her name was Courtney. I had their bru... read more
Shelby B. via yelp.com - Jan 29, 2017
Great martinis. Pizza and meatballs were delicious.
Great martinis. Pizza and meatballs were delicious.
Peter Guido via facebook.com - Jan 21, 2017
The waiter was Awesome, the food and drinks were DELICIOUS!!!
Shyla Wilbon via google.com - Jan 19, 2017
Great dinner-The food was great ...
Great dinner-The food was great.Nice choices and the quality great.Everyone was very accommodating and kind.
Catherine G. via yelp.com - Jan 16, 2017
This was a recommendation and the food was excellent. Our reservation was ready but while we waite
This was a recommendation and the food was excellent. Our reservation was ready but while we waited at the bar having drinks, a patron passed out from a medical condition. We assisted until help arrived, then took our table. The waiter was nice, we weren't rushed and will come back when we come to Buffalo.
Debbie Rosone Guetti via facebook.com - Jan 16, 2017
Creative happy-hour martinis (4-6 PM) for $5 , and the legendary lasagna ($19) will make you a repeat customer. ... read more
Bruce Haydon via google.com - Jan 14, 2017
Creative happy hour martinis (4-6 ...
Creative happy hour martinis (4-6 PM) for $5 , and the legendary lasagna ($19) will make you a repeat customer.
Bruce H. via yelp.com - Jan 14, 2017
Our favorite neighborhood place. Have never had a bad meal and the drinks are great.
Our favorite neighborhood place. Have never had a bad meal and the drinks are great.
Melanie Shaw Pyne via facebook.com - Jan 2, 2017
My favorite place to eat in downtown Buffalo!!!
Love, love, love Cecelia's. I especially enjoy the outdoor patio in the summer and their awesome martini's. Only complaint is the bees that tend to be on the patio. They definitely need to solve that problem as they are a nuisance.
SouthtownGirl via tripadvisor.com - Dec 28, 2016
Besides the incredible entree choices ...
Besides the incredible entree choices, the homemade desserts were delicious.Stuffed Bananna Peppers appetizer award winning,We had the Beef Tenderloin Medallions, Lasagna, Bracciole and Veal Saltimboca Romana were all outstanding.The service from Natalie M & company was perfect.Forgot to mention the diverse choice of wines and cockta... read more
Nice D. via yelp.com - Dec 25, 2016
Great meal!
Benjamin Travers via google.com - Dec 24, 2016
Excellent food and service, Courtney is an asset to them.
Excellent food and service, Courtney is an asset to them.
Trish Montoro via facebook.com - Dec 24, 2016
We go there all of the time! We normally sit at the bar and have Tim take care of us, he's so great
We go there all of the time! We normally sit at the bar and have Tim take care of us, he's so great! Even when we get a table or go when he isnt there we have an amazing time! So welcoming and great service. The staff is fun to talk to. There portions are huge and they usually split up every single portion of our meal for us. We love... read more
Sarah Jordan via facebook.com - Dec 23, 2016
Excellent meal, great atmosphere... Definitely will be back.
Mark Schaefer via google.com - Dec 20, 2016
Had a nice experience here on Sunday ...
Had a nice experience here on Sunday. Went out with the wife's side of the family on the Father-in-Laws dime. Atmosphere is nice and laid back. Was pretty quiet with it being a Sunday evening. Service was good with an attentive waitress. For food the calamari app was delicious, the garlic platter was tasty as well. For an entree I ha... read more
Dan K. via yelp.com - Dec 20, 2016
I know what the big deal about this place is now. Brunch. Bottomless mimosas and amazing brunch options. Super tasty, will be returning again.
Kevin Carney via google.com - Dec 18, 2016
Yikes ! Lots of bad reviews but I have never had a bad experience here . Food always of high qualit
Yikes ! Lots of bad reviews but I have never had a bad experience here . Food always of high quality , drinks good, staff friendly and great patio in the summer for people watching . Always a good experience in my opinion.
Ken Kolniak via facebook.com - Dec 11, 2016
Absolutely 💘 the food,staff and bottomless Mimosas...first time here and was very impressed...
tracy pritchett via google.com - Dec 5, 2016
This place has stolen my heart ...
This place has stolen my heart. I love their martinis and the ravioli is so delicious! I will be a forever customer! The waitress was amazing!!' She was super helpful considering I've never been here before about drink and menu choices!
Tiffany L. via yelp.com - Dec 3, 2016
We had a very nice meal, great service, and reasonably priced!!
We had a very nice meal, great service, and reasonably priced!!
Andrew Freedman via facebook.com - Nov 18, 2016
Sunday Brunch is very good at Cecelia's. Bottomless Mimosas and great food are an outstanding late start to the day. Service can be slow at time, or outright ignore you - but have gotten better as of late. Make reservations for brunch, they rarely have tables open for walk-ins.
Andrew White via google.com - Nov 15, 2016
I normally go for dinner and everything is always great but I just recently went to brunch and had
I normally go for dinner and everything is always great but I just recently went to brunch and had the Belgium waffle which was amazing!
Alyssa Alloy via facebook.com - Oct 27, 2016
Went for brunch yesterday with a group of 12. Very understaffed. Waitress brought all the food out,
Went for brunch yesterday with a group of 12. Very understaffed. Waitress brought all the food out, except my 4 year old daughters food. Forgot to ring it in. I have sympathy for the waitress being that busy and having alot of tables, but when you spend over $300 on brinch you expect a little more. Potatoes were all cold as well, but... read more
Joey Heinrich via facebook.com - Oct 24, 2016
Went to Cecilia's during restaurant week with my wife. We had a great time. I've been going here fo
Went to Cecilia's during restaurant week with my wife. We had a great time. I've been going here for years.
Philip Meyer via facebook.com - Oct 24, 2016
It was my first time, must say the Cecilia chicken was amazing. I'm not one to really try new foods
It was my first time, must say the Cecilia chicken was amazing. I'm not one to really try new foods, but had a good time with the gf at the place... read more
Jesse Piersa via facebook.com - Oct 23, 2016
My friends and I were excited to ...
My friends and I were excited to dine at Cecilia's.  We ordered two $21.16 & one $30.16 meals during restaurant week. We had  mixed experiences with both entree and dessert.  Our meals where either too heavy, under-salted, skimpy on ingredients or garlicky. Two out of three salads were delicious except for the Cesar salad - not enoug... read more
Louisa K. via yelp.com - Oct 21, 2016
Excellent Italian! Obviously the ...
Excellent Italian! Obviously the martinis are a good bet (I like the Pickle-tini, not any of the dessert-y nonsense) and the patio makes for great Elmwood people watching!
Kate F. via yelp.com - Oct 21, 2016
Easily my favorite brunch spot ...
Easily my favorite brunch spot in Buffalo. This place is best in the summer when you can sit outside on their beautiful patio. The patio even has a great little bar for happy hour. Meals are large and tasty for both brunch and dinner. The pizzas are good to share with another person or bring home for lunch another day. Probably the b... read more
Kelly P. via yelp.com - Oct 10, 2016
One of my favorite happy hour in town (2 for 1 martinis.). Good food ($$$)... read more
Anthony Cipoletti via google.com - Oct 8, 2016
Cecelia's brunch is on point. Their ...
Cecelia's brunch is on point. Their service... not so much. With or without a reservation you can plan on waiting for a table. Once you're seated there's a good chance you'll be forgotten about. And plan on waiting a while for your meal. BUT their food is delicious.
Taylor M. via yelp.com - Oct 8, 2016
Nice looking restaurant but the ...
Nice looking restaurant but the tv screen kills the mood a bit. Food is okay. I had a pizza, not the greatest ever. The salami was hidden under a thick layer of cheese. If it wasn't for the exaggerated amount of cheese, it would have been a great pizza. Men's restrooms are filthy.
Michel B. via yelp.com - Oct 6, 2016
Always look forward to a night ...
Always look forward to a night on Cecilia's patio on Elmwood. The atmosphere and food last night were scrumptious, as usual. The server was very busy, yet had time to make each one of us feel special and happy with our food and beverage choices. Thank you, Cecilia's!
Martha P. via yelp.com - Sep 21, 2016
Delicious!!
What a great find. We had booked reservations for the place next door which turned out to be closed but this was an excellent alternative. Our meal was just awesome. From the appetizers to the main courses. The wings we ordered as appetizers were great in true Buffalo fashion. The service was kind of slow but they did appear fairly b... read more
sstempel1 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 18, 2016
The food is great and prices are reasonable...martinis awesome...Courtney is the best!!
The food is great and prices are reasonable...martinis awesome...Courtney is the best!!
Kathy CWagner via facebook.com - Sep 15, 2016
I don't know what the big deal is about this place. I means it's not bad, It's okay but there's nothing special about it. For what our bill ended up being(a lot) I would expect to be at least mildly impressed. ... read more
Kevin Carney via google.com - Sep 10, 2016
4 1/2 stars. Cecelia's patio is ...
4 1/2 stars. Cecelia's patio is amazing.  The atmosphere inside is gorgeous too.  The staff was  Attentive and pleasant.  The food was extremely good.  I would recommend this place to anyone... read more
Kelly G. via yelp.com - Sep 10, 2016
I had a dinner special.  It was ...
I had a dinner special.  It was very bland and, at best, fair.  The waiter asked why I had not eaten much of the dinner and I explained.  In a few minutes the owner or manager came to the table and asked about my concers.  She then took the dinner off the bill and thanked me for my input.  As a retired marketing prof I know this is v... read more
Jerald W. via yelp.com - Sep 6, 2016
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