Buffalo restaurant makes Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2020 – newyorkupstate.com

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A new Italian restaurant in Buffalo has been named a top place to eat in 2020 by Yelp.

The business directory and crowd-sourcing app released their annual list of must-visit restaurants for the new year, including Inizio at 534 Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo, NY.

Opened in July 2019, the six-month-old Italian restaurant made number 86 on the list. The restaurant offers pasta made in-house, small plates, and several gluten-free options. According to Inizio’s Yelp page, their top items include cacio e pepe (translated to “cheese and pepper”), squid ink pasta, a romaine salad which is the restaurant’s twist on a traditional Caesar salad, and the panna cotta.

Inizio is owned by Buffalo native, Chef Michael Gibney. BuffaloNews reports that he returned after being away for 18 years, working in high-end restaurants in New York City and Boulder, CO. After working in NYC kitchens from Greenwich Village, Brooklyn, and even Times Square, Gibney published his experiences in the book “Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line.”

To determine Yelp’s Top Places to Eat in 2020, Yelp’s data science team pulled the top restaurants by ratings and number of reviews in 2019 across the U.S., with representation based on each place’s share of top-rated restaurants nationally, then curated the list with the expertise of our Community Managers around the country to finalize the rankings.

Head to the Yelp blog to read the list of all 100 top places to eat in 2020.

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