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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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  • 20
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    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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Billings, Montana
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Tulsa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We went for a walk downtown Billings and wandered into Cafe Italia. We were greeted right away. Our waitress made excellent dining and drink suggestions. Kids enjoyed their Italian sodas and homemade peanut butter gelato. We were treated like family, Italian style!

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Helena, Montana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A few of us visited this little cafe. It had just been remodeled, and it was very nice. The service wasn't too bad. The food was pretty good. The only negative was that there was too much oil and grease at the bottom of each place. Never-the-less, I would recommend it to anyone.

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Billings, Montana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We loved this place. We really felt it was classy. Waiters and waitresses dressed nice and were very professional. The atmosphere was formal but friendly and the food --exquisite. But, now it's jeans and sippy cups. They intentionally seem to be striving to reach mediocre. We miss the old cafe Italia.

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?