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Cafe Italia

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2417 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2336
+1 406-869-9700
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Billings, MT
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Cafe Italia opened several years back with such promise! The menu was daring and unconventional: new takes on old Italian standards! The place was often busy and it was well situated on the newly trendy Montana Avenue, right in the heart of old Downtown Billings. Travel forward a few years and it's a lonely shadow of its former self with... More 

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Thank Wulfhere
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Love this restaurant! Never seen it crowded. Very friendly knowledgable service, and terrific food. The Calamari is some of the best I've ever had. It is topped with a sprinkle of melted cheeses and thin slices of mushrooms , and served in a brown paper bag. The dipping sauce that is served with it is just perfect. Eat it with... More 

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Thank Jstrong1008
Dickinson, North Dakota
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Wow, this food was unique and delicious! Unsure why it was empty when we were there; but we enjoyed the food! Ambiance is beautiful and bathroom was super clean.

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Thank Snowchick701
Seattle, Washington
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177 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

The food was good, the flavor was there nothing exciting about the presentation. The dessert was formula/ cash and carry type served.

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Thank A C
Victoria, Minnesota
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132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Pizza here is really good. Even my wife's on gluten free crust was excellent. Waitress seemed distracted. Not bad just a little on the lazy side. We would have ordered more such as drinks or desert is she had asked.

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Thank Midnightdiner
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Traveling back through Billings from Yellowstone we stopped in the historic downtown area and walked around. We decided to eat here based on other good reviews and the look of the place once we were standing in front of it. The restaurant has a great look and feel to it. The sort of place you might expect to have the... More 

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Thank alvey5
University Place, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I don't usually eat pasta but decided to be adventurous. I had the butternut squash stuffed ravioli with blue cheese sauce and candied walnuts and 3 weeks later, I cannot stop thinking about it. I have never had this experience in a restaurant before. Every mouthful was a bite of heaven. I wanted to hug the chef but had to... More 

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Thank LInda R
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Food was tasteless, the server was great though. Didn't know is was possible to make Italian food with so little flavor.

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Thank Terri G
Billings, MT
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This restaurant is in the Historic center of Billings. Very good Italian food with reasonable prices.

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Thank George B
Billings, Montana
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Best Italian Restaurant in Billings. Menu includes the typical Italian pasta dishes plus a variety of meat, fish, and rice dishes. All of the dishes are well done - fresh and delicious! Atmosphere is casual. Staff is friendly. Service is Prompt.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $20
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2417 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2336
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Billings
  • Phone Number: +1 406-869-9700
Description
An authentic italian restaurant located on the Historic Montana Avenue in Billings, MT.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?