Warwick, NY 10990
The building that houses Silvio’s Italian Villa Restaurant in Warwick has had numerous renovations and many different residents since it was built in the late 1700s by Revolutionary War Veteran Levi Ellis. The Vail family who occupied it from 1920 to 1960 has an especially frightful story. The sister of Roy Vail, a gunsmith who lived in the house and ran his business nearby, was found murdered in 1972. Her death seemed without motive and no one was ever formerly charged, but rumors surfaced about Roy’s involvement. A decade later, Roy Vail walked into the room where Table 24 now sits and took his own life.
The house was later converted to a restaurant where strange occurrences continue to this day — ghostly shapes, unexplained footsteps and sounds, disappearing items, a basement that brings on chills. Is it Roy, his sister, or someone from earlier days? Supposedly the original owners had a scandalous divorce. Is it one of them? Go dine. See what the paranormal research team found and put your own spirit sensitivities to the test.
Opportunities for visitors:
Watch the Haunted Collector video loop featuring hauntings at Silvio’s as it plays in the lobby. Pick up the brochure about the paranormal events documented at this location. Have a drink in the cocktail lounge and dine on tasty Italian fare. Perhaps another patron or staff member will share some paranormal stories. Do you dare to sit at Table 24?
Days/times of operation:
Dinner menu available Tuesday through Sunday, starting at noon.
Evening comedy shows, bands, dinner theater, and wine tasting events.