Welcome to Chef's

Chef’s Restaurant opened at its current site on the corner of Seneca and Chicago streets in Buffalo back in 1923. This was Lou Billittier’s childhood neighborhood. 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.

Chef’s has always been a place…

“Where Family and Friends Meet to Eat.”

The History of Chef’s
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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Motorcycle Raffle!

The BIKE has landed. It is that time of year again.

We are raffling off a Harley Davidson motorcycle (or cash value) for charity. Only 400 tickets sold! Included street raffle party for 2 and police escorted motorcycle run on June 17th.

Cost is $100 per ticket. Come see the bike in Chef’s Restaurant lobby and get your tickets or call 856-9187 and we can take your order over the phone and mail your stub to you.

All proceeds Benefit the Louis J Billittier Foundation which is a 501(c)3 non profit.


Buffalo’s Favorite Italian Restaurant

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, Chef’s has now rolled out our new food truck.

“Our family is excited to take our signature Spaghetti Parm – where cheese is broiled on top of a plate of spaghetti – with favorites like salads and cannoli on the road.” – Louis Billittier

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