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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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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Great food, atmosphere,and service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
Sid T
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Tacoma, Washington
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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Tacoma, Washington
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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34 reviews 34 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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Fargo
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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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Billings, Montana
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This has been our favorite Italian restaurant since they opened. About six months ago, they closed for "remodeling." Apparently, they did more than simply remodel; they changed their chef. We were excited to come back. We won't do so again. Understand, the service was fun and very attentive. The food was tasty and some very nice flavors. That's about it... More 

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Booneville, Mississippi
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99 reviews 99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This was a wonderful find. This is a real Italian restaurant with great food. The place has great atmosphere. The waitresses were great and speedy. The food was great. And the prices were really not that bad.

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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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