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Billy's Italian American Restaurant

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3047 State Route 28, aka Main Street, Old Forge, NY
315-369-2001
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Description: At Billy's we strive to serve exceptional meals, cooked to order using the...
At Billy's we strive to serve exceptional meals, cooked to order using the freshest ingredients and highest quality products available. The service is attentive and friendly with your satisfaction our main concern. Our goal is to make a lasting impression and earn many return visits culminating in a genuine friendship with our customers. Hope to see you soon!!!
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good food, very gracious owner. A regular stop every trip.

Nothing over the top, feels like a neighborhood spot in NY... food is excellent, never disappointed. The service is friendly, attentive and properly paced. Classy, but very comfortable for bringing kids and arriving dining in Jeans (This is the ADK of course) Celebrated my parents 50th... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Bobski2015
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
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Rochester, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Nothing over the top, feels like a neighborhood spot in NY... food is excellent, never disappointed. The service is friendly, attentive and properly paced. Classy, but very comfortable for bringing kids and arriving dining in Jeans (This is the ADK of course) Celebrated my parents 50th anniversary in Old Forge this past winter, and Billy ensured that it was the... More 

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Schenectady, NY
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

EVERYTHING is fantastic at Billy's!! We have never been disappointed with any meal we have had there!! The staff is probably the best I have ever seen and the owner goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. If you are in Old Forge this is a must to visit!! You will be pleasantly surprised!

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Interlaken, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We eat at Billy's regularly and truly enjoy the food and the excellent service. Billy is always there to greet you and bring your wine. This type off hands on service is hard to find in a restaurant these days.

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Herkimer, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

There is no "sign-in" for seating, and clearly no method for seating waiting customers. When we questioned the owner as to the seating method, he yelled at us; not just spoke crossly, I mean, YELLED at us. We left. We will not even try to eat there again.

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New Jersey
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116 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I dined here about six years back. I liked Billy's then, and I liked it even better this time. Menu selections are good. Ingredients and preparation are first-rate. The server brought our tasty entrees just as we were finishing our rolls and salads. Perfect timing. The average Trip Advisor review is just 1/2 star short of 5. I have decided... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a small restorante, but overflowing with good food at reasonable prices. I had a great piece of fish and it was enough for 2, and was tasty. The wine selection is good and served by the bottle or generous glass. I will be going back to try some other entrees.

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New York
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Billy's has great Italian food. It's a small place, make a reservation if you're there on a weekend like we were. Service was excellent.

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Syracuse, New York
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I had a very good dinner here. The meals come with a nice salad with romaine lettuce which I appreciate much more than iceberg. The only dressing is oil and vinegar which was OK for my husband but I like other choices. I had the lobster ravioli and my husband had the linguini with white clam sauce.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

On our visit to Billy's, the service was terrific, the food pleased everyone in our party (several doggie bags--ample servings), and the cozy dining room accommodated our party of 5 nicely. In addition to typical Italian choices, the menu included broiled fish and broccoli with garlic which was a fabulous lower calorie/carb meal. We will definitely return there when next... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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74 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We six all enjoyed our meals, solid 7.5/8s of 10. Nice selections, reasonably priced with friendly, attentive waitstaff. Not pretentious, just nice, honest Italian food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3047 State Route 28, aka Main Street, Old Forge, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Old Forge
  • Phone Number: 315-369-2001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance

Description

At Billy's we strive to serve exceptional meals, cooked to order using the freshest ingredients and highest quality products available. The service is attentive and friendly with your satisfaction our main concern. Our goal is to make a lasting impression and earn many return visits culminating in a genuine friendship with our customers. Hope to see you soon!!!

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