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Cafe Italia

2417 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2336
+1 406-869-9700
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Ranked #72 of 271 restaurants in Billings
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $12 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: An authentic italian restaurant located on the Historic Montana Avenue in Billings, MT.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: An authentic italian restaurant located on the Historic Montana Avenue in Billings, MT.
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English first
Helena, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

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
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91 reviews 91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I highly recommend this place! Food is excellent and prices very fair. Good location near Crowne Plaza hotel.

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Westminster, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Excellent food, beautifully presented and nice decor. The staff was so friendly and helpful. My husband misplaced his cell phone (which later we found it had fallen on the floor of our car) and they were so nice in trying to help us locate it. If we ever get back to Billings, we will definitely be revisiting this restaurant.

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Billings, Montana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Fake Italian: opera singing in the background, Italian faux decor etc. Great corn and bacon chowder. Fake chicken piccata- very tasty and worth getting again. Broken espresso machine (not a good sign). Dessert was absolutely vile. Gelato crumbled with the consistency of sand. Horrible. The waitress should have warned the three of us for ordering it. The restaurant was unconscionable... More

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Hertfordshire, England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Our fourth time and having tried several establishments locally this has just got to be the best. Even from where we come from in Hertfordshire this rates as first class!!!

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Billings, Montana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My husband and I stopped here for an after-work, "let's not cook tonight" dinner. Mid-week, the place was empty when we arrived and two other couples who arrived later rounded out the service for the night. One would expect the service to be attentive since the two servers had nothing else to do: and it was, though not especially friendly.... More

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Billings, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

When arriving at Cafe Italia, I was pretty excited to dine there. The restaurant has an old but updated urban feel. The service was great! The men that waited on us were very nice and accommodating. Unfortunately, the food was very disappointing. We had the sausage lasagna, crab cakes and capri salad. Everything lacked flavor. We could not finish our... More

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