Benny's Ristorante
Benny's Ristorante

Benny's Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bennysristorante.com/
  • Phone: (516) 997-8111
  • 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
57 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)special occasion (32)fit for foodies (25)good for groups (20)romantic (20)notable wine list (7)great for lunch (6)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • First visit and we will be back!
    CraigVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Started off on a bad note. When we arrived I was told a few minutes, 20 minutes later finally got our table. I did notice 2 other tables were sat before us & they came in after us. The food was fresh flavorful & served hot. Kudo's on the Red Snapper & Scallops & the chopped salad was spot on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So glad I went back...
    FindsfoodfunVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I had been to Benny's quite a while ago and remembered that it was very good. I was curious to see how it had changed and wondered if it would still be as good. I am happy to say it was a wonderfully delicious evening! We went with friends that we had not seen in a long time, so we had lots of catching up to do. Our waiter was kind and patient as we took our time choosing our food. The food was so cooked to perfection; all four of us thoroughly enjoyed our selections. I had a mushroom tortelloni. There were large tender chunks of mushrooms encased in a perfectly cooked pasta. My appetizer, from the specials menu, was eggplant stuffed with cappellini...a wonderful blend of textures and flavors. I would highly recommend Benny's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed!
    weaselVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We always enjoy this restaurant and their food but on a Saturday evening (early reservation at 6, the appetizer was lukewarm and my side of mashed potatoes was cold. Could not see why because the restaurant was not crowded then.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Staff rude. Overpriced. We walked out before ordering dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Decent but overpriced.
    LinnyVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Restaurant week completely overwhelmed them. We paid full price because of the time of our reservation and waited HOURS to eat. They could not recover from the rush earlier in the evening. They could have been more apologetic but instead they were afraid to come to the table again without food. Not going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old World Italian
    cab320
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Benny's is an iconic Italian restaurant which serves solid, well prepared dishes. Servers are older gentleman who will guide you through the menu. Special requests are welcomed and even encouraged. Great place for family celebrations and romantic dinners.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • real Italian
    wheninrome
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My boyfriend moved here from italy 2 years ago. We have been passing Bennys now for over a year and finaly decided to give it a try. As sson as we walked in we were greeted by the owner, benny, who was very nice to seat us even though it was empty because they were going to close. We were going to leave but he insisted we'd stay. Eventually another couple showed up so we didn't feel as bad! Right away the owner came over and started talking to my boyfriend in Italian and made him feel like he was home. The food was amazing. It is the first Italian place we have been to that actually serves the pasta al dense and the first place where we could compare the food and ambiance to italy. There was also a very kind host who also spoke Italian!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Italian service and food
    FoodLover
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    If you like good food and service this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent quality and attention.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The owner Benny makes an effort to greet every customer and the wait staff are very professional. They make every effort to meet all your requests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benny's Ristorante
    tompat
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We've known about Benny's for years ,but never had a reason to go.It was restaurnt week and that was reason enough.After looking over the special menu ,we decided to go with the regular menu.We weren't disappointed. The mussels in wine sauce were perfect.Homemade pasta was perfectly cooked and lots of clams,scallops and shrimp. My husband's rigatoni with sausage was simple but perfectly cooked. We were too full for dessert but cappachino was just enough to end the meal. We will definately go back and bring friends along.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oldie but a Goodie
    DiomioVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food and Service was excellent. Old world Italian and Benny greets everyone a neighborhood gem
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining how it used to be
    BigPaul
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Benny's is a reminder of how quality, detail and old-world charm once dominated standards and has since been overtaken by amateurs who "think" they know what to look for in food choices and restaurant operations. Benny's is a good place for special occasions to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions to create memories you just can't duplicate at Olive Garden.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Winner !
    MrVicVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great experience always awaits at this decades old winning restaurant . The secret sauce is that management is always on hand to make you feel comfortable and the staff is first rate . The food is excellent , well prepared and fairly priced . This a throw back classic Italian restaurant , which never gets old , only better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The tables are much to close to each other. My husband and I heard the whole conversation of the table next to us, for the 2 1/2 hours that we were having dinner. Extremely annoying. We waited for our waiter for 20 minutes before he brought our menu. But, as usually the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Came to Benny's before a concert, never ate there before. What a delightful surprise! Service, staff and food wonderful! Mant "specials" for the evening made a tough decision for entrees...all excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An institution in the neighborhood
    Martylive4livemusic
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My friends and I wanted a nice dinner prior to our show that night. We did not disappoint ourselves with this choice. The wine list was wonderful. We decided to start off with a few of the fantastic appetizers including Burrata and Zucchini flowers. WOW!!! I really enjoyed the start and knew we were in for a treat. Two of us chose the Brachiola special with Gnocchi and it was special indeed. I am telling you this is the place to go and I will definitely be back soon with my family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good…but not our best meal here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My wife loves Benny's so we went for her birthday. We have had some excellent meals there before, which usually justify the inflated prices. Not this time though. Service was great (since the place was empty) but the veal meatballs were just not good, my potato side dish was cold and the lasagna was undercooked. That being said, the venison chili was tasty, my cod dish was pretty good and their coffee is always excellent. Nice meal, just not worth the bill. We will be back I'm sure…just hope for a better meal next time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Benny's is Best by Us
    IMT102
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The ambiance and food were terrific. We wanted a quiet place with good food to have dinner with our son in his late 20's and is accustomed to the NYC fare, and Benny's was a great place that was perfect for the occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Super service
    Mrshorts
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Third time at Benny's and each time the same. Food is wonderful with just a bit of something different in old standards that puts Benny's touch to the dish. The service is Perfect. The waiter gives the European old world touch to your every need.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SCargo
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    One of the best meals we've had. Everything was cooked and seasoned to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • posttheater
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner here. Dishes like grandma used to make. The whole staff and owner were very friendly. Everyone goes out of their way to make sure you are enjoying your evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian around
    HORRIBLE
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is definitely one of the best restaurants for authentic Italian...the food is fresh and always amazing...as well as the service which is second to none...the waiters ate the most attentive waiters in the food industry...The prices are fair and the owners treat you with the utmost respect and make sure you have one of the best restaurant experiences...I would recommend this place over all restaurants!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly disappointing...
    DininOutVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is an old restraunt, NOT a classic. The waiters, decor and food are all from a bygone era and need updating. Venison chili? In an Italian restraunt devoted to classics? How can you possibly overcook braciole then serve it in tomato soup (not tomatao sauce)? Service nonexistant. Had to ask multiple times for a wine list. Busboy filled my wine glass 10 times. Waiter never poured wine. Pasta special: Overcooked box pasta with a few pieces of asparagus, unripe tomatoes (how can you even do that this time of year) and TOO much garlic=$26. I think it was brought over from a pizza place next door. Stay away.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place
    pasquale
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    There was a wide variety of excellent specials. I did not even look at the menu. The table was open yet it felt private. The staff was attentive and accommodating. I would definitely revisit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time a charm!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our first visit was wonderful- the food was delicious, the servers were all extremely friendly, and Lisa was a most-genial hostess. Everyone made us feel extremely welcome, and we look forward to returning shortly!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fazio55VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food is fine Nothing special. Good service family owned charm, but i wasnt impresssed by the food
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food!
    weaselVIP
    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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 152 reviews are from the Benny's Ristorante reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.