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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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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner here Saturday night and had a decent meal. We each started with a glass of Merlot which was very good. My friend had eggplant parm for dinner, it was huge and very good. I had rig's with marinara which was fair. The bread was awesome and salad/dressing was very good.

Thank timvf101
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good tasting except the calamari was cooked to crunchy and the fruite did mare was delicious only draw back was not enough pasta I was still hungry when I left

Thank Theresa P
Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a small but intimate place. We were told we'd have to wait if we didn't have a reservation, which we didn't, and we did (have to wait), but not too long, and there were chairs for the "waiters". The food and the ambiance were good. I would recommend it.

Thank adklover51
Syracuse, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank donnaandgeorge2016
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 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

Thank fenwayfan75
Mystic, CT
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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!

Thank HappyCamel42
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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 

Thank ur2000
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 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 

Thank Sondra S
Fairport, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

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 

Thank Clarkvara
The Villages, Florida
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 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.

Thank Alice_on_a_wing

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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, 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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?