Benny's Ristorante
Benny's Ristorante

Benny's Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bennysristorante.com/
  • Phone: 5169978111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
    Dinner:

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: See website for catering menu
  • Entertainment: Live jazz and music, Robert Hansen Psychic Medium Dinners, Wine Dinners
  • Special Events: Private Parties up to 110 people
    Bridal Showers
    Baptisms
    Communions
    Graduations
    Funeral Luncheons
    Rehearsal Dinners

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maple Ave.
  • Public Transit: Long Island railroad one block south of restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot plus municipal lot adjacent to our lot. Street parking is also available.
A word from Benny's Ristorante
Located in the heart of Westbury village, friendly family run since 1987. Authentic regional Italian focusing on fresh ingredients, homemade pastas, excellent veal and fresh seafood, as well as seasonal dishes. Our extensive wine list accommodates all.
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Benny's Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (27)special occasion (20)fit for foodies (18)romantic (17)good for groups (16)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Fazio55VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food is fine Nothing special. Good service family owned charm, but i wasnt impresssed by the food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food!
    weasel
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food is always great and it is usually more crowded than it was the night we went to the restaurant for which I am always grateful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had another lovely dinner - delicious and friendly, warm service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dan's Review
    DanG
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great restaurant. Everybody was friendly and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    wings4myangel
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Benny's was exactly what I was told it would be. Food, service and staff were off the chart excellent.. If your looking for a romantic or trying to impress anyone Benny's is the place to be.. We will be back!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovetodine
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Wonderful food from an extensive menu. Service was excellent with a very professional wait staff. Great value from your buck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ebrunz
    Ebrunz
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Old Fashioned
    LarryRVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Surrounded by all of the fancy overpriced Italian restaurants that people like to brag and say they ate there last night, this place blows them all away!. Been around a while, food is always the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    patti
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our party of six thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Benny's Ristorante. Everything was delicious...from appetizers to desserts.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lantana50
    Lantana50
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    An old time favorite - authentic southern Italian.. The pasta con sarda is pure Sicilian.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Satisfied customer
    Love2eat
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    As usual the dining experience started with a warm welcome in this family owned and run restaurant. Our party of 4 enjoyed a leisurely meal not being rushed to eat and leave. My husband and I have been steady diners at Benny's after have been introduced to the restaurant by a business associate several years ago. Food is consistently good and service has old world quality. Only complaint would be the tables could be just a bit larger for a party of 4. Try it..you'll like it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Excellent Italian food, attentive but not overbearing service. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was delicious, the service warm and friendly and the location perfect for going to The Space at Westbury. Will return to this restaurant any time we are in the neighborhood. No need to look anywhere else!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ctny
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We went here to celebrate a co-worker's birthday. We were looking for a nice Italian Restaurant in the area and Benny's was recommended. The food was great. Nice atmosphere with the white linen table clothes, etc. The service was wonderful and they even acknowledged her birthday with a song. She was very happy as she is from out of the country and was missing the celebration she would have had if she was back home.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bennys is an old-world treasure
    Foodlvr
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Bennys is an old-world treasure that is great for a special occasion or a romantic, quiet dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chase's Doctor Dad
    NeilVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We dined here for Mother's Day, and despite it being very busy, the service was very good and food, as always , was excellent. Everything was prepared to perfection, and service was professional and attentive. The scallops are among the best my wife has ever had and my veal chop was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NYRed
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great food. Served in a timely manner. We have beem coming here for years and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    DCam
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Made reservations online and asked them in advance to prepare braciole which is my mothers favorite. I got the scallops which were delicious and cooked perfectly. People are friendly and servers are very attentive and always want to please. Overall everything was great and would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • desert disappointment
    sabet
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food was great and so was everything else with the exception of a MINUTE piece of very good cheese cake that cost $ 8.00. We left on a "downer".
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great restaurant week menu
    Cather123VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Some restaurants forget that restaurant week is their opportunity to shine and win new customers. Not Jenny's. We hadn't been in years and used Restaurant week to reconnect with the place and took some friends who had never been. We were suitably impressed. The menu was diverse and the food was great. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected
    Kodiak
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    It was restaurant week and 2 of us ordered off the regular menu. The food was pricey, under seasoned and not what was expected. My friend got the pasta with shrimp, scallops Bd clams. The seafood was practically invisible and pasta stuck together. My branzini was oily and didn't taste like branzini. My friend who ordered off restaurant week menu was unable to get gluten free pasta even though it was on regular menu. The servers were trying but clearly under the constraints of an owner who was serving poor quality food as it was restaurant week. We would not ever go back!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic Italian
    Joedpj
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I could not have been more pleased with my dining experience at Benny's. Great service, food and wine. Easy to find and park. Well appointed room. Staff could not have been friendlier Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wanted Tp Love It....
    ChrisC
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    After reading reviews and talking to friends, my wife and I were hoping for an outstanding meal. The best thing going for Benny's is the welcoming warmth of the staff and the professional service offered by the waiters. Unfortunately, the meal itself did not match those standards. Both of us had the popular Veal Sorrentina. The veal was tender and tasty, as expected. It was, however, accompanied by tasteless string beans and a scoop of forgettable mashed potatoes. Why not pasta, at least as an option? The dessert menu was surprisingly varied, but our choices were, like the beans and potatoes, quite unremarkable. A nice dining experience, but the somewhat disappointing food would make us think twice about returning.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 132 reviews are from the Benny's Ristorante reviews archive.
  • White haired set
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Since I am in that group, I appreciate the opportunity to have a quiet dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • busy restaurant
    weasel
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    On a Saturday night you can expect a large crowd always a bit noisy in this restaurant. Food is good and owner, Benny, always makes his way around to find out how you are enjoying your meal. We made a rather late reservation in the afternoon but still managed to get a table at 7:30
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CeCe
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    You want real Italian food go to Benny's. Service is just as good as the food and the fact that Benny is there working and greeting makes this place all the more special. Terrific.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant
    luvfood
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    This was the first time at Bennys. The food was outstanding. The chicken scarpariello was delicious as was the stuffed veal chop. The veal was so tender you could use a fork to cut it. Also I recommend the eggplant rollatini a la benny. Service was also very good. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely evening
    eb83VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Have been to Bennys a few times over the years and always enjoyed my meal. Went again Saturday nite and must say the food was excellent ! Everyone in our party of 4 raved. 2 had the buccatini con Sardi. The veal scallopini with chestnuts was outstanding and the veal chop moist and juicy. Will be reurning soon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Benny's is the definition of a Neighborhood Gem. The service is fantastic they really make you feel at home. The food is always good. Best Veal on Long Island
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant but missed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Great restaurant but missed the mark this time must not have had the oil up to temp calamari greasy yuck not there usual quality so sad rest meal as usual great but greasy calamari left a bad taste literally in our mouth change the oil and please bring it to temp everytime
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food & Service
    JAE76VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Service was top notch, food was excellent. We were a large group of 17 and they were very accommodating. Thank you for taking such good care of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deliziosooooo
    Bonappetit57VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My first time there, it has become one of my favorite restaurant, the food, omg, everything we had was sooooo good, service so attentif, not noisy at all, great place, my only problem won't know what to choice next time, lol
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benny's is consistently a
    JerseyPat
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Benny's is consistently a good experience. The food is terrific and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • While the service was gracious
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    While the service was gracious & caring, unfortunately the food did not measure up. Flavors were bland & not distinctive; even extra lemon did nothing for my cod special. My husband's Chicken Scarpariello was off-the-bone, flavorless small pieces of chicken breast. The evening was saved by the lovely hostess (a family member).
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent experience! Superb
    Dineout1
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Excellent experience! Superb service. Excellent menu. No disappointments throughout dinner. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Atmosphere
    ellyp516
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This restaurant is excellent in every way. They make all Italian specialties. Very nice service and atmosphere. The food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School at its best
    Tony
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Everyone at the table had a great dining experience. Menu featured many classic italian dishes and the specials sounded better than the next. Would rate the decor and ambience at slightly below average. So dont be concerned with the look and feel of the place as you will sit down and have a very good italian meal!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We have been here several times and the food is always consistent. It is a little pricey but still within reach for a special occasion type meal. We'll go back. Only complaint was that they did not have the wine we chose. They substituted a younger version but did not adjust the price as they should have done.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always great. Pasta with
    rstiniVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    As always great. Pasta with shrimp, scallops and pieces of mahi mahi in a fra diavalo sauce was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not live up to other reviews
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our first Valentines Day as Husband and Wife we decided to try Bennys, the reviews said the food was great and excited to try somewhere new. We arrived and were seated 10-15mins after our reservation the dining room was full and we were seated literally on top of another couple we could hear there entire conversation. Which also made it hard for us to each other. Once seated we were asked right away for our drink orders without even seeing a drink list. The Maitre'd seemed shocked we needed a drink list. We ordered drinks waited a wile to order dinner. As apps we ordered salad and baked clams which we thought seemed like a very long time for our appetizers. Dinner came an we were not impressed at all by this place. We wont be back!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic