To all our Loyal Customers and Friends:

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to control our world as we know it, we at Chef’s Restaurant have had to make some very hard decisions. The Billittier Family have always been about Family first and business second. We have watched our loyal employees come to work every day.We have watched them step up to keep Chef’s running all with disregard for their own well being of staying safe at home. We can no longer watch our employees take a chance on their own health. There is more to life than money. And as much as we have had an unbelievable outpouring of support from our beautiful customers, we cannot put our operations in front of the safety of our staff.

Effective Saturday April 4th at 8pm Chef’s Restaurant in Buffalo will temporarily close for business. We will re-open when it is once again safe for all our staff and customers to resume normal business.

Again it is with a heavy heart that we do this, but our staff and customers are much more important than making money right now.

We hope that everyone understands our decision, and continues to support us once we reopen both locations. Thank you again for all the love and support you have shown the Chef’s brand for over 97 years and we will ALL be back stronger than ever!

With Love,

Lou BillittierMary Beth Billittier

Welcome to Chef's

Chef’s Restaurant, Home of the World Famous Spaghetti Parmesan, opened at its current site on the corner of Seneca and Chicago streets in Buffalo back in 1923. This was the childhood neighborhood of Lou Billittier Sr. In 1941, Lou was hired to wash dishes by then owners Gino Silverstrini and Lee Federconi. Lou worked his way up to busboy, then waiter, eventually earning the title of restaurant manager.

By 1950, Lou was half-owner of Chef’s, and in 1954 he became sole owner, with financial assistance from his dad, Anthony Billittier.

Today Chef’s is owned and managed by Lou’s children – Louis and Mary Beth Billittier.

The History of Chef’s

Fish Fry Fridays

Chef’s Fish Fry – $13.95
(Beer Battered Haddock, Steak Fries, Macaroni Salad, Cole Slaw.)

Holiday Hours

Memorial Day – Closed
July 4th – Closed
Labor Day – Closed
Halloween – Close at 2pm
Thanksgiving – Closed
Christmas Eve – Close at 2pm
Christmas Day – Closed
New Years Eve – Open
New Years Day – Closed

“Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” – Billy Joel


– Chef’s announces new “On The Go” dining experience in Amherst. Chef’s “On The Go” to franchise across the United States.
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– A portion of the proceeds from every “Irv Special” purchased will be donated to the ALS Association.

Chef’s has been named as a “2019 Top Gameday Resturant” for the Buffalo Sabres by SuperTailgate.com

Buffalo’s Favorite Italian Restaurant

Buffalo’s Favorite Italian Restaurant

Chef's Restaurant

291 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14204
Reservations recommended


Monday – Saturday – 11am-9pm
Closed Sundays and Major Holidays

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Buffalo’s Favorite Italian Restaurant

and Home of the World Famous Spaghetti Parmesan. Chef’s has been a neighborhood icon that brings the taste of Italy back home to Buffalo. As one of Buffalo’s Favorite Italian restaurants since 1923.