Chef's Celebrates 100 Years of Serving You!

Ann & Lou Sr.

In 2023, Chef’s Restaurant will celebrate 100 years of business at the same iconic location in downtown Buffalo. In that time, Chef’s has become the place to be before sports games and live performances, for business events and family celebrations. To this day, Chef’s Italian American specialties are made from fresh, quality ingredients on site each day with original recipes that have captured the hearts and tastebuds of generations of WNYers. Join us throughout the year as we celebrate Chef’s focus on family, friends and community.

Mary Beth & Lou Jr.

291 Seneca Street
Buffalo – 716-856-9187

Dine In, Drive Thru & Take Out Hours:
Tuesday through Friday; 11am – 8pm
Saturday: 3 – 8pm

Catering Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday: Anytime

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 – Closed
Thanksgiving – Closed
Christmas Eve – Closed
Christmas Day – Closed
New Years Eve – Open
New Years Day – Closed


– 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


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.

Buffalo’s Favorite Italian Restaurant

Buffalo’s Favorite Italian Restaurant