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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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Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Romantic
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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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
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  • 4
    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
Great Italian food

This is a small, easy to miss restaurant right off the main road in Old Forge. They have great food and sizable portions. The staff here is friendly, pleasant and provide service with a smile. For years we frequented another Italian restaurant (who shall remain nameless) in town but after a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Sand088
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Rochester, NY
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Rochester, NY
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a small, easy to miss restaurant right off the main road in Old Forge. They have great food and sizable portions. The staff here is friendly, pleasant and provide service with a smile. For years we frequented another Italian restaurant (who shall remain nameless) in town but after a few disappointing years, we decided it was time for... More 

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Thank Sand088
Ithaca, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Billy's is only open limited days and hours so there will be a line unless you were smart enough to get reservations, but BIlly himself is in charge of seating and he makes sure you know how long the wait will be and gets you in as promised. Our server was unusually pleasant and helpful, the food was great, everyone... More 

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Thank alicia d
Baldwinsville, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Delicious greens and Billy's homemade mocha hazelnut pie. Make a reservation, very busy. Waitress very attentive. Billy is right in the restaurant working along side staff and checking in with customers. If you call ahead Billy will make sure you have your special entre or dessert. Most desserts come from a bakery in Utica, NY.

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Thank monacoc
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

It was our 1st time there and the food was fantastic! Make reservations for sure (It reminds us of a similar restaurant back home). This will be our new special dinner place. Billy and his staff very friendly. They make you feel at home.

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Thank Rachele R
Cortland, New York
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Excellent food! The portions are large! I enjoyed my eggplant part for breakfast the next day! Delicious! Billy gives back a portion of his profit to the community, which is awesome! However, the service was slow. From start to finish, it took about 2 hours. I would recommend going here for "date night", but not as a family with 3... More 

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Thank Bethann S
Eugene, Oregon
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

As stated by others, this place is excellent! Arriving at 5:30 for dinner was smart because we were able to get a table with out a reservation. Appetizer meatballs were extraordinary! Veal Francese and Chicken parmigiano both wonderful. Tiramissu was best I've ever had. All portions were generous & well priced. Highly recommended place, nice, attentive wait staff.

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Thank Melody R
Spencer, Ohio
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I really suggest you try the food. The host and I possibly the owner was great and very accommodating. He grabbed some drinks for us and treated us like we were the only guests in the full restaurant. The menu is really creative and the pork had some great flavors. the only negative was the really inattentive waitress that gave... More 

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Thank RailFan9529
Rochester, New York, United States
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

My wife and I were camping in the area recently and had a craving for some Italian, so we decided to give "Billy's" a try. We are sooo glad we did, we had a truly wonderful dining experience. It's a small, somewhat out of the way place, tucked in the back end of another building. Although it doesn't look like... More 

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Geneva, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My friends and I have been going to Old Forge for over twenty years to enjoy the golf and food of the area. For the last 5 years or so we have eaten at Billy's. The food is excellent as is the service with Billy himself working the floor. Our first time there was with six people and now we... More 

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Thank Mike M
New Hartford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

They were short staffed when we went so it took awhile to get our food but the food was delicious as always!!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

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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