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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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Syracuse, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we always have a great meal at Billy's. delicious food, a generous glass of wine and attentive staff.

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Thank donnaandgeorge2016
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very good meal at Billy's. Service was a little slow. We're used to bread at the table before salad. When the bread finally did arrive it was piping hot..which is good but it wasn't sliced and was too hot to hold. Overall wed recommend

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Thank fenwayfan75
Mystic, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chicken Parm was really good, as was the Broiled Haddock and the Spaghetti and meatballs. Billy himself greets you and oversees things in the dining room. Service was excellent, too. We stopped by and got reservations for the following night, which is a must in the summer from what I gather!

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Thank HappyCamel42
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice meal last Friday night. The owner is very congenial and welcomed and said good night to most patrons. The wait staff are young women who worked and flowed well together. They were quite busy and that did not affect our great service and timely delivery of food. The food was all wonderful from our calamari appetizer to... More 

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Thank ur2000
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner for 6 last Saturday night, Our daughters special birthday, left me somewhat dissatisfied. The reservation was made a week in advance. The table next to ours was celebrating a birthday also. They were honored with tiny tribute as we were not offered anything. And yes, I told the waitress when we were seated. And, yes, our family noticed! The... More 

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Thank Sondra S
Fairport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank goodness we made a reservation as opposed to just stopping in. Billy's is popular with the locals and has good food so throw in it's small size and the place is usually packed full during prime dinner hours in the summer. We had a reservation for 8pm but it was so packed we weren't seated until around 8:20 which... More 

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Thank Clarkvara
The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Up from Florida...been here Many times in past years. Never a disappointment. Wait Staff efficient. Kitchen staff...wonderful preparation of your special meal. Owner, Billy, takes reservatons, seats the customers, and comes by table several times during meal to make sure all is okay.

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Thank Alice_on_a_wing
Old Forge, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small dining room, cozy. Often filled with locals which is always a good sign. Billy often works the front of the house, but obviously is also a great chef. Great food from the lobster ravioli to pasta and tiramisu. Billy's is relaxed with great music and a great menu.

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Thank AdkView
Upstate NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just walked in around 8:00 and were lucky enough to be seated right away as there is a relatively small dining room. Our server was outstanding and very personable. We enjoyed an appetizer special of sausage stuffed hot cherry peppers that was delicious (the peppers were definitely hot!). For dinner we had the chicken francais and veal parm and... More 

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Thank Upstatefamily
Long Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in the Adirondacks and have been to most restaurants in the area of Old Forge. They've been mediocre. We've been meaning to try Billy's so we went for dinner last night. It was outstanding! It's a small place but we were lucky enough to get a table without a reservation. We were greeted by the owner and sat... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?