To All Our Loyal Customers and Friends:

Chef’s Restaurant, 291 Seneca Street at Chicago in downtown Buffalo is now open for Take Out – Drive Thru Pick Up – and Drop Off Catering only.
There will be no Dine In service at this time.

Our hours of operation will be 3 p.m. to 7p.m. Tuesday through Saturday ( closed Sunday, Monday, and holidays).

Enjoy our World Famous Spaghetti Parm, sauce, and other Italian American favorites. Check out the menu here at www.ilovechefs.com,
then phone in your order to (716) 856-9187.

Chef’s “On The Go” inside Williamsville Place at 5483 Sheridan Drive in Amherst is also open Tuesday through Saturday 3pm. until 7pm.
Our Northtowns customers can place orders online at www.ilovechefsonthego.com, by using our updated Mobile APP; or calling in at (716) 633-8646. Chef’s “On The Go” also has a convenient Drive Thru Pick Up Window to get your order!

Our team at both locations continue to follow all mandated guidelines for the safety of our customers and associates

The staff and management of Chef’s thank everyone for all the support you have given us for over 97 years,
as we look forward to continue supporting the city and community we love.

Thank You,
The Chef’s Restaurant Family

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 – 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


Tuesday – Saturday
3pm – 7pm
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.