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Billy's Italian American Restaurant

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3047 State Route 28, aka Main Street, Old Forge, NY
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had another great time at Billys! The food is always good and the service is excellent. Billy himself makes you feel so special greeting us at the door. The place is smaller and intimate but remember take out is available - we've used it on several occasions.

Thank Anna R
Weedsport, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oh, where to start!! We have been trying to get in for two years and the wait was well worth it. The wait staff was very friendly, attentive and very curtious. impressed that Billy himself worked right along with the help serving, cleaning tables. Great guy. The food was excellent, great Italian dishes we will not soon forget and can't... More 

Thank 081768tc
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a table last night without a reservation. Once again, we had a fantastic experience! Billy is always attentive and he recommended the stuffed shrimp special. It was one of the best seafood dishes I have ever had in a restaurant! The stuffing was fresh and homemade, not just tasteless breadcrumbs like I have been... More 

Thank Lori R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Owned by Billy Burns, THE best Italian restaurant east of Syracuse. Hands down. Don't let his last name fool you; he's an East Utica Italian.

1 Thank Rick P
Clinton, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We try to get to Billy's every time we are at our townhouse in Inlet. We have become great friends of Billy and we enjoy seeing and talking with him. We usually have one of his veal dishes or specials. We are always appreciative of the friendly service and wonderful meals. Billy is special, and contributes to the local not... More 

1 Thank Rgcompson
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Had a fantastic dinner here while visiting Old Forge. The staff was great and Billy is in constant motion to ensure everything is perfect. Our meals were excellent! Can't wait to visit again. Be sure to make reservations!

1 Thank LMKB12
Webster, New York
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

My husband and I were visiting Old Forge and were told by a local that Billy's has the best food. I totally agree. We did make reservations. The restaurant is small and welcoming. The staff is very accommodating. We shared the Greens appetizer. The bread that came with the meal was crisp and warm. We shared the veal cutlet and... More 

1 Thank Barbara E
Manlius, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We always make a point to reserve a table at Billy's on our annual trip to the Adirondacks. Never disappointed, it is like returning to an old friend. We especially like being greeted by Billy, himself, and his staff is sharp. We especially loved the Italian Greens appetizer, hot bread, and traditional dishes like Chicken Franchaise, Veal Marsala, etc. We... More 

1 Thank kayakingcouple2016
Gulfport, Florida
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207 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Two of us ordered the seafood bianco: shrimp, mussels, clams, scallops on a large bed of linguini in a white wine sauce. We were all served warm bread & a nice salad. Another dinner was Hats Ala Brocoli, with homemade pasta and wine sauce. The last dinner was the Pappaduke; sausage riggies, sauteed with mushrooms, onions & bell peppers in... More 

1 Thank natnpr
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

A gem in downtown Old Forge. The food is always freshly prepared, the service is always friendly and personable. Billy has an excellent wine selection. If you are looking for some great Italian cuisine this is the place for you!!!

1 Thank MarshalDPS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?