Who doesn’t like Italian food? The fact is, Italian has become the fare of choice for Americans whether it’s dinner for two or a fabulous catered meal for 200. Of course, there’s just Italian….and then there’s really great Italian!
Hello, my name is Bill Bonadio, the owner and chef of Papa Dio’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar. From the time I was eight years old washing dishes, I always wanted to be a chef and own my own restaurant. As I worked my way up in the business, I was very fortunate to have learned the art under some wonderful chefs. I also studied hotel and restaurant management at Oklahoma State University. I opened my first restaurant in 1979 featuring Dio’s original fried pizza. We changed to full Italian fare in 1981 and added the wine bar in 1996 so we could offer upscale, formal dining available in addition to family dining on the other side of the restaurant.
At Papa Dio’s we specialize in full catering services both on and off the premises. Since we’re only open for dinner, you can arrange to rent the entire restaurant for an exceptional buffet or sit-down luncheon for up to 100 guests. If you would prefer that we deliver a catered meal to another venue, we accommodate smaller groups or as many as 500 or more guests. Our full catering service includes everything needed for a professionally presented buffet or sitdown meal, including lovely chafing dishes, fine plates and silverware. Plus, when you let Papa Dio’s cater your function, you can trust us for professional bar service, wait staff and even security. We will also be happy to meet all your additional event needs through our trusted resources, including entertainment, linens and florals.
At Papa Dio’s, we’re famous for our northern Italian and Sicilian style fare. Lasagna is always a wonderful choice for an event and, at Papa Dio’s, you can choose just about any type of lasagna imaginable, including seafood and vegetarian. Our exclusive Trieste Sauce is a tasty combination of three different sauces. We’re just as comfortable preparing American specialties, including roast beef and turkey and you haven’t lived till you’ve tried our fabulous Salmon Mousse or our Crème Brule prepared with Mexican vanilla which can be served flambé style for extra flair.
For your next special event, large or small, count on Papa Dio’s for the finest Italian, American, French delicacies and so much more! Visit our website at www.papadiosokc.com or give us a call at 755-2525. If you’re looking for great food and service, we speak your language!