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Reviewed March 3, 2021

This is the first time we have gotten food from here based on a recommendation. We had the bruchetta as an appetizer. For entrees we had (in order how much we liked them) Scampli Aglio e Olio, Gnochi Romagna, and Pollo alla Picatta. Overall, an...excellent meal. We look forward to going to their new location.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed January 2, 2021 via mobile

They are open for dining in! Food was fab. GO! Nothing negative to say. Lasagna and homemade sausage pasta works the trip.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed May 16, 2020

So the pizza is ok not much better than Dominoes and not as good as Blaze and the pasta dishes are a joke. The portions are small and the prices are high (Your typical Iowa restaurant). The bread sticks tasted like they were made a...week ago. Do yourself a favor and open the can of Chef-Boyardee yourself and save the money.More

Date of visit: May 2020
811pamelav, Owner at Billy Vee's, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2020

So sorry you were not please with your take out order at this time. we have never been told our portions are small so that really surprised us. Please join us when we are open again so we can make this right for you.

Reviewed September 27, 2019

You should probably make sure to have a reservation as they have limited seating and hours. This place was great. It's authentic, something different, great food and the service was good too. We will go back if we get the opportunity.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 25, 2019

This restaurant is located in eclectic Valley Junction in West Des Moines, IA in a former home - at least that's what it looks like - that was turned into a restaurant. Pretty cool right? We walked in they asked if we had reservations, they...were backed up in the kitchen but they made it work and also asked us to be patient. So far, I am cool with it. Ordered drinks and asked for lemonade - it was of the powdered variety so I asked for a different drink. We're still good. Many people on the Food Lovers Facebook page was raving about their Parmesan dressing so I tried it and have to say that it was just ok. Now on with our entrees, my companion ordered the Pollo alla Parmiagiano with the pomodoro sauce and I ordered the Penne con Salsicia which supposed to come with their own "simmered gravy". I was so excited when the server came out with our plates but I was so disappointed - first my pasta with the simmered gravy was really just a red sauce - my brain said "ok - I will accept this if it is good" but the sauce was just meh - the sausage which is house made and could've used some fennel seeds was good but that was it so I ate just the sausage and left the rest. Also, my companions' sauce was supposed to be pomodoro which I expected to be completely different from my simmered gravy but NO - it was the exact same sauce - I even had her try it to make sure I wasn't going crazy. I am so glad they didn't offer dessert because I just wanted to get out there. So we paid and left quickly, never to return ever again. Hey - you want good Italian Cuisine - try Tumea and Sons.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Pamela V, Owner at Billy Vee's, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2019

I am truly sorry about your experience with us. Gravy is an old Italian term from my husband's old neighborhood for Pomodoro sauce. When I went to your table to ask if everything was good did you tell me about any of these problems. Again...More

Reviewed July 1, 2019

We stopped at Billy Vee's on Friday, which is always pizza night for us. The variety of enticing dishes on the menu left us wondering if the pizza would be as good as we had hoped. Billy Vee's makes their own crust, and it is...amazing; a hand-tossed crust that is crispy on the bottom, and delicious. The toppings and cheese were generous, and the sauce was perfect. It was so good that we ordered another pizza to take home for our grandchildren to enjoy for lunch the following day. The wine and beer offerings are varied and reasonably priced, and the drink menu looked very appealing. The atmosphere is charming and comfortable, and we can't wait to return for pizza, but we also want to sample a number of other entrees. You will want to make a reservation or arrive right after they open for dinner. Service was friendly and efficient and this will likely become a favorite for us.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Pamela V, Owner at Billy Vee's, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us and enjoying your time here. give us a call and we will have a table for you.

Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

We had a great dinner conversation made more convivial by good service and a decent wine list. If we could have eaten family style we could have ordered fewer dishes and taken less home. So much good food!

Date of visit: June 2019
Pamela V, Owner at Billy Vee's, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

Thank you foe joining us

Reviewed June 25, 2019

We went out to eat with our family. It was our first time eating here.Wow the food was wonderful our married children were very impressed. Our server was very helpful(Shannon). Can't say enough about the whole experience was GREAT!!! We all want to go back...

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Just thinking about the surf and turf meals I’ve had here makes my mouth water. If I could give it more stars I would. Don’t let the plain exterior of the house deter you from trying it because inside is a cozy dining area; attentive,...friendly wait staff; full bar and of course that delicious food. In nice weather take advantage of the patio.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Pamela V, Owner at Billy Vee's, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2019

Thank you so much for the review. All comments just helps us grow .

Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

We arrived on a Friday night around 5:30 and saw a sign closed for private party until 5:45. My husband and I were debating what to do and the owner walked up. She indicated that we could go to the bar and have a drink...until the private party left. We ordered a bottle of Riesling wine which was great! The waitress offered to move us out of the bar but we were comfortable at the table which was just outside of the bar so we stayed. My husband had the lasagna and I had the spicy shrimp special. Both were delicious! We finished dinner by splitting a cannoli. The cannoli was delicious also! Always a great experience dining at Billy Vee's!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Billy Vee's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4