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Billy's Italian American Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3047 State Route 28, aka Main Street, Old Forge, NY
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Queensbury, New York, United States
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were advised to try this place rather than Frankies as it was less expensive. The atmosphere was rather plain but the food was very good. Frankies is more luxurious I'm sure and, if you are looking for something "special" go there. We had veal which was prepared very well and was tasty. The place could use a little upgrade... More 

Thank James S
Auburn, Alabama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

8 of us went to dinner and everyone truly enjoyed their meal. Service was great . Nobody left hungry portion sizes are very good.

Thank _bigwally54
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cozy, adorable interior. Owner Billy always greets you with a smile and his servers top notch. The Chicken Parmigiana is amazing...crispy light on the out side...moist and full of flavor on the inside , covered with a wonderful marinara sauce. Meals served with warm bread and garden salad. Strongly suggest to save room for his top rated Tiramisu...its my favorite.... More 

Thank Diana G
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good but the way service was strange. We were rushed out at closing. I do not think I will eat her again.

Thank TheGrillSmith
Rochester, New York
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198 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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.

1 Thank timvf101
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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?