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“Bruschetta let it down”
Review of Billy Vee's

Billy Vee's
Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Panora
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Buckingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
360 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Bruschetta let it down”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

I would have given a 5 rating but the Bruschetta let it down. I was trained to make the bread crisp over a grill, so that it would have lines on it for presentation, then to rub the bread with a clove of garlic, before serving.My wife and niece enjoyed the HUGE bowl of pasta and the nephew's chix strips were good as were the french fries. Homemade puddings finished of the meal.

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank cynthiarob
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English first
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Who Knew??”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

On a recent family vacation I looked on Trip Advisor for a recommended restaurant and found Billy Vee's. It sounded great but I frankly maybe the reviewers over hyped the restaurant or hadn't had great Italian food. Nope, Billy Vee's accommodated the size of our group and were incredibly welcoming. AND the food was nothing short of amazing and offered better cuisine then what we have in our large city. We all got different dishes to share and not one of them was anything but stupendous! If you go to this area do yourself a favor and eat at Billy Vee's - you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited July 2014
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3 Thank Sue K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best food”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Amazing food with amazing chef! I suggest the bri with every meal. The cheesey southwest chicken soup is top notch!

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2 Thank Jody C
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Iowa Italian Surprise”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

For a small Iowa farm town this was a very pleasant surprise. Chef's family came from Abruzzo.
Fast, friendly service from Deb. Our pizza was very good. Good wine list. Standard casual Italian decor. Salad was fresh mixed greens and we witnessed local produce delivery while we were eating. Moist, delicious chocolate mousse cake. My wife's coffee was also excellent. A must eat if one is in the area.

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank faulkner2
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Iowa
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Hands down the best Italian in Iowa!”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Billy Vee's is the gem of Lake Panorama, the Greater Des Moines area and the state. The executive chef, Bill Valentine, has created a diverse, superb menu to share with the Panorama community. The eclectic risotto offerings, porchetta, pizzas and numerous specials offer diners a wife array of choices for any pallette. The wine list provides a wide array of choices; Italian-based beers such as Peroni are authentic to Italy and make great pairings for the menu. All food is made in-house and utilize many local ad organic ingredients. My family and I are especially impartial to the weekend evening and Sunday brunch menus. The decor is a bit rustic and the staff is mostly local. If you live anywhere remotely close to Panora/Lake Panorama, you must make the trip to Billy Vee's - you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2014
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5 Thank IowaFoodie7787
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