Effective immediately, Chef’s Restaurant downtown at 291 Seneca Street will be open for Pick Up at our Drive Thru Window, Take Out, and Drop Off Catering only (Tuesday through Saturday 3pm until 7pm) Call 716-856-9187 to order….

Chef’s Downtown food orders can ONLY be made by calling that location.

Chef’s “On The Go” inside Williamsville Place at 5483 Sheridan Drive ( near International Drive) will continue with Pick Up at the Drive Thru Window  (Tuesday through Saturday 3pm- 7pm)

Call 716-633-8646 – order at ilovechefsonthego.com – or use our free mobile APP. Thank you for your continued support.

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 daughter Mary Beth Billittier.

The History of Chef’s

Holiday Hours

Memorial Day – Closed
July 4th – Closed
Labor Day – Closed
Halloween – OPEN 3pm – 8pm
Thanksgiving – Closed
Christmas Eve – 11am – 3pm
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


Tuesday – Saturday
3pm – 7pm

Take Out, Drive Thru Pick Up, Drop Off Catering ONLY

Closed Sundays, Mondays 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.