The largest city in the state of Montana, Billings is also the adventure capital with fantastic rafting, biking, skiing and hiking opportunities available in the area. Surrounded by beautiful national parks, it’s an incredibly picturesque city which prides itself on its array of cuisines and great restaurants. From award-winning sushi to succulent babyback ribs, here are 10 unmissable restaurants to try in Billings.
For authentic and truly delicious Italian pasta dishes in Billings head to Ciao Mambo. Chefs use the freshest ingredients to prepare each of the dishes in the open kitchen so diners can rest assured that their meal is of the finest quality. Start with the parmesan polenta cakes or fried calamari, follow with the linguine alle vongole or gnocchi con carne and finish with a scrumptious slice of lemon mascarpone cake with raspberry sauce. To accompany the meal ask the waiter to pick a fine wine to complement the dishes ordered. Don’t leave without trying the unique nachos made from deep-fried lasagne sheets.
Ciao Mambo, 2301 Montana Avenue, Billings, MT, USA, +1 406 325 5100
Priding itself on serving dishes made using only responsibly sourced, local ingredients, Lilac offers simple, delectable fare. The appetizers, entrees and desserts are all top notch and the brunch menu on Sundays is worthy of a visit all on its own. Choose between the roasted cauliflower, chicken fried sweetbreads or peas and carrots appetizer (or order all three to share), and follow with either the pigeon, flat iron steak or simple cheeseburger. Each dish can be perfectly paired with one of the ample bottles of wine on offer and for those who still have room, the desserts are delicious too. The menu regularly changes depending on the ingredients Lilac is able to source so each time visitors stop by they are likely to find something new to try.
Lilac, 2515 Montana Avenue, Billings, MT, USA, +1 406 969 4959
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