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2417 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2336
+1 406-869-9700
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: An authentic italian restaurant located on the Historic Montana Avenue in...
An authentic italian restaurant located on the Historic Montana Avenue in Billings, MT.
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  • 22
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Homey Italian comfort food with gluten free options!

I was attracted to Cafe Italia by the warm glow of its neon sign on Montana Avenue--right in the heart of Billings' historic district and wasn't disappointed. Everything was as it presented itself to be. But the nicest surprise of all were the gluten free options for both pizza and pasta. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Cindi P
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Baltimore, Maryland
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University Place, Washington
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I don't usually eat pasta but decided to be adventurous. I had the butternut squash stuffed ravioli with blue cheese sauce and candied walnuts and 3 weeks later, I cannot stop thinking about it. I have never had this experience in a restaurant before. Every mouthful was a bite of heaven. I wanted to hug the chef but had to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Food was tasteless, the server was great though. Didn't know is was possible to make Italian food with so little flavor.

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Billings, MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This restaurant is in the Historic center of Billings. Very good Italian food with reasonable prices.

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Best Italian Restaurant in Billings. Menu includes the typical Italian pasta dishes plus a variety of meat, fish, and rice dishes. All of the dishes are well done - fresh and delicious! Atmosphere is casual. Staff is friendly. Service is Prompt.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I was attracted to Cafe Italia by the warm glow of its neon sign on Montana Avenue--right in the heart of Billings' historic district and wasn't disappointed. Everything was as it presented itself to be. But the nicest surprise of all were the gluten free options for both pizza and pasta. It was a few dollars more, but just having... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were the early birds on a Saturday. Being new to Billings our waitress spent a great deal of time sharing with our family all the activities Billings has to offer. Much appreciated! For the food my wife ordered a sangria that was house made and delicious. My kids ordered fettuccine Alfredo that was made from scratch with a great... More 

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Billings,MT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It seemed to be a slow night when we got there. We were a group of 3 and waiting for the everyone to arrive was not unpleasant. The waitress was social and music was soft. We ordered an appetizer of meatball sliders. They were great. Then came our food. Between us we had a variety of sauces and meats and... More 

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Shepherd, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Let me first start with their friendly service. Cannot beat that. Second the newest version of Sangria is the best I have had in Billings. It is a must try. My partner had veal parmigiana which was done perfectly and will be my ne t try there. We will definitely return. My spaghetti and meatballs were great. The meatballs were... More 

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Richmond, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were driving around trying to find a place for dinner. We didn't want to go to any place we could go to at home (Cracker Barrel, Carinas, etc.). We drove into "historic Billings" and saw a number of places and this one tickled our fancy. It has several outdoor tables and about 10-15 tables & booths inside. It is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was a Saturday night, first time in Billings and I was walking around getting a sense of downtown, taking a few pictures and running into several stores that I would definitely come back to look around If I didn't have to leave for Missoula Sunday Morning. I found myself on Montana Ave. around N 27th St and came across... More 

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Address: 2417 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2336
Phone Number: +1 406-869-9700
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Billings
Average Prices: USD 12 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2417 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2336
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Billings
  • Phone Number: +1 406-869-9700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

An authentic italian restaurant located on the Historic Montana Avenue in Billings, MT.

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