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Butera's Restaurant of Sayville
Butera's Restaurant of Sayville

Butera's Restaurant of Sayville Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.buteras.com
  • Phone: (631) 563-0805
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Sicilian
  • Executive Chef: Gary Butera
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Butera's offers catering for all occasions. We cater traditionally, with each guest enjoying different courses with a choice of entree and an occasion cake prepared especially for your function. We can also cater from our "Family-style" menu; in which your guests will enjoy a variety of dishes based on your selections. We can also prepare a buffet. Off-premise catering is also available. We can prepare trays of food for your off-premise function and if need be also provide servers to help everything go well.
  • Private Party Contact: Jerry Marlow (631) 563-0805

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Collins Ave
  • Public Transit: Butera's of Sayville is located a leisurely walk from the Sayville train station. We are a block from the public bus line.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The parking at Butera's of Sayville is a large municipal lot located just outside the main entrance. There are no steps to impede your entrance.
A word from Butera's Restaurant of Sayville
Butera's Restaurant of Sayville is a full service, fine dining "Family-Style" Italian restaurant serving seafood, steaks, veal, chicken and pastas dishes. "Family-style" dining affords groups the opportunity to sample many dishes at one time. We also serve individual portions upon request. We have a full bar and extensive wine list as well as an assortment of homemade desserts. There is sidewalk seating in beautiful downtown Sayville when the weather permits. Our lounge dining room provides private dining for groups of 25 - 40. We also cater larger parties in our other two dining rooms. Off-premise catering is a specialty of Butera's. Please join us for lunch. We have Italian dishes, focaccia sandwiches, burgers and wraps with an Italian slant. as well as wonderful composed salads. Lunch is done individually.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Husband felt I needed a night out..I did, It was perfect. The shrimp lemoncello is my favorite..Veal marsala like butter, would order single serving of the asparagus and mushroom salad next time..The appetizer portion a little to large for 2. Picky about our Brocoli Rabe, and Buteras version was over the top..."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Excellent menu choice. Large portions. Very good quality at a fair price."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • " The food and service was great Now here is my reason for never going back They nickel and dime their customers I don't get it the items on the menu look expensive then when you realize that the items are family style which means that the portions will feed two people that's fine Now if you want a single portion which is exactly 1/2 of a family portion they charge you 60 pct of the family portion Example if you order the chicken Marsala the price is $28 now if you want only a single portion the charge is $16.80 I know it's only $2.80 more but that's what I don't get why Also when you go to an Italian restaurant and you order an Italian meat dish you usually get a side dish of macaroni not here they charge you $9.50 for the macaroni."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The food is absolutely delicious and you must go with a large party so you can try everything. The desserts and fabulous but one can feed two to three people! Love this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Veal chop was huge, enough for 3, not 2 but very tasty. Price was reasonable for what you get Waitresses were a bit inexperienced. Noise level was high Overall food is really good, and would go back. Reservation was honored on time"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Took my three children & their spouses and my grandchildren (All there for the first time) and they all heartily enjoyed the food and the service."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Food is outstanding ....we always go when we have family in town -"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I am sorry I waited so long to try it out and will definately be back. The atmosphere was terrific, the staff was very attentive and pleasant and the food was delicious. We were a group of six big eaters who left there fuller than full with plenty of delicious leftovers. Their chicken meatballs truly are the best!!!! My daughter says I always find something to complain about wherever we go out ti eat, but mot here at Butera's in Sayville!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I scheduled a reservation and was immediately accommodated upon arriving to Butera's. The atmosphere was lively with a friendly family ambiance. Butera’s appeared to be cleanly because the tablet top, silverware and drinking glasses were all dirt-free. The service was decent, though it took our server a generous amount of time before greeting us at the table. Overall the service was satisfactory. Though we order individual sizes the portions seemed excessively hefty and disproportional. Nevertheless, the food was remarkable. Our drinks from the bar were mixed appropriately and the wine list offered several great selections. Butera’s is delicious and I would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The sauce was low quality. The Veal chop Caprese was very salty and was basically parmigiana. Portions are large but the quality of food is just not there."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed on any occasion dining at Sayville Butters's. The food is always well prepared & plentiful. The wait staff is friendly & professional. They also try to accommodate any special request. It's usually quite busy so a reservation is a must. Enjoy!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "had a nice lunch but a large group was there with some very loud children carrying on--definitely not the fault of restaurant. This was not my first visit there and food is always great--service this time not so great."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "to put it simply, I haven't gone to such a delicious, homey, romantic place in a long time. Really enjoyed everything!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable dinner the other night. After making a reservation via Open table a few days before, our table was waiting for us. We had a very enjoyable and delicious meal. Our waitress Danielle was very nice and helped recommend selections. We would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Awesome food and service.friendly service will definitely return for good times"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The staff was friendly, but the waitress didn't seem too knowledgeable about the wine menu. She did however get me a new glass when a fly landed in my wine, and handled it very professionally. Unfortunately, the bus boys seemed to rush us, trying to take our food when we weren't finished. As far as the food goes, it was mediocre. The mozzarella was really chewy, almost leathery, with no flavor. The chicken parmesan tasted like frozen chicken nuggets (said by my sister) and the prosciutto was thick and bacon-like. Portions were generous, but the pasta is oily. I wouldn't come back again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Much enjoyed our meal and people who run the place are very friendly!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We recently had a party of 10 dine at Butera's in Sayville to celebrate a birthday. Although single servings are available, Butera's is known for it's family style portions. We placed a double order for baked clams and a single order of calamari. The clams were fresh and small, just the way we love it. The calamari was excellent as well. We followed this with one mixed salad and another with gorgonzola which was more than enough. Our main courses, Rigatoni with broccoli rabe and chicken meat balls, baked cod, and two other shrimp dishes were excellent as well. The only thing that wasn't excellent was the service. It was very good, however the since the room was crowded it was hard at times to get the attention of our waitress"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food tastes great but the front service and Manager could be better. Ideal for a family meal. Not for the romantic."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Sunday nite dinner with a friend at Butera's was thoroughly enjoyable & satisfying. We ordered 2 dishes, Family Style looking forward to enjoying the leftovers on Monday. We had Chicken Sorrentino that melts in your mouth & is soooooo good; also Rigatoni with chicken & shrimp in a vodka sauce -so yummy. One of our take home dishes was inadvertently given to someone else & we got their's but when we called the next day they were very apologetic & said we could come in for a fresh dish or would have a credit there. we opted for the latter. Overall, a gratifying dining experience."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We have been to Butera's numerous times and as always food was great.. We never have been disappointed . Bartenders always providing great service. Perfect restaurant for larger groups or entire family get together . Can't say enough good things about this restaurant ."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Never disappoints. Large portions. Family style available at dinner. Friendly atmosphere and service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Booking my reservation for Father's Day on line was simple. The food is always excellent as is the service and friendliness. You really feel as though you are important to the staff. Great restaurant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "they have a great menu all of the food here is very good. Its a family style restaurant where on entree will feed 2 to 3 people. Prices are very reasonable. Great place to take the whole family. Staff is very nice."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food here is good, and outdoor seating is a bonus. Family-style dining enables a group to get food at a better price. This location is nicer than one in Smithtown."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Good Service Food was Plenty full A good amount Plenty to eat and Another Meal To take home"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I went to Butera's restaurant with my fiancé for our aniversary and everything was perfect! Eventhough we got there when the kitchen just closed, they leted us stay. I had Rigatoni Chicken, Mushroom and Sun Dried Tomato, Cabernet and we shared a tartufo, everything was delicious! And the portions are biiig. I really recommend Butera's Restaurant. It's romantic, food is very good and people are nice there ;) wanna come back soon. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Unfortunately the location in Seaford closed and I have to travel to Sayville for the same suberb menu my favorite being the chicken meatballs with broccoli rabe white canneloni beans and rigatoni. The food is fabulous and so are the portion size price and service!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food and service are always excellent at Butera, I just wish the table were a little bigger because it makes it a little difficult cause the table is so crowded."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The food at Buters's is always good and plentiful. The Gorgonzola salad was very good with fresh greens, always a plus. Our main dis of Rigatoni with chicken meatballs and sausage was very good. This would be a much better restaurant if the would have a caring and professional wait staff. Once they take the order and serve it the seem to forget you are sitting there and may need additional service. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I love this restaurant but I happen to come on Mothers Day and that was a bad idea. We waited over an hour for our food and when my mom asked one of the workers to wrap up her left overs when he was taking the empty plates off the table he placed her plate under the dirty dishes. The manager was kind and took it off the bill but that was unfortunate. He was rushing and wasn't thinking, another reason I wouldn't come again on a holiday. Any other day though, excellent experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Over crowded, busy and noisy, mothers day weekend???? we might try it again during the week, to give fair review....Service was horrible, ask for bread 4 different times, water..etc.....took over 40 mins for appy, and then when done another 30 mins after for dinner.....then they wanted to wrap it in 10mins! Food was decent...we got broccoli and spinach, they had way too much oil on it for a Veggies.!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Appetizers and entrees were ample sized- enough for two- which means the prices were quite reasonable. Dishes were well prepared and presented. Service was spotty: had to ask for water 3 times, finally was given a carafe (i.e.- serve yourself!). Forgot our wine order with the main course. Dinner was a leisurely 2+ hours but partly due to slow and inattentive waitress. Not a quiet atmosphere but mostly due to cheerful conversation all around us. Hardwood floor and wood furnishings allowed sound to bounce around- not unpleasant but also not a romantic setting. Very family friendly. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Restaurant was very crowded. Although we expected to have to wait for our table, we didn't expect to have to wait so long for our food. The salad we ordered for an appetizer was wilted and the chicken parm was overcooked. Black Fish special was very good, but at $50, I expected more than one fillet. Would not go back again. Plenty of other restaurants in the area in the same price range that are much better."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food is great and you can order family style or individual size. The prices are very reasonable and the service was very good. I've been back there three times and will continue going back. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This restaurant by far is my favorite! The food is excellent and the staff is outstanding."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "My experience was excellent. Made reservations on Open Table, which is a breeze, and I noted that it was my husband's birthday. Food is plentiful, delicious and the wait staff very friendly. At the end of the night they brought a little dish of whipped cream with a candle in it for the birthday boy - very sweet! Definitely would recommend to others. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The food was pretty good but the service was poor. Our waitress looked very messy and rarely came to our table. Had to ask for water multiple times and never even got refills throughout dinner or dessert."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food is served here family style, which makes it ideal for large Italian families who like to share. That being said, probably not the best place to bring a vegetarian friend, when you're looking to share something with meat in it haha. We went during Restaurant Week, and Butera's had the most options I've seen on any Restaurant Week menu, including about 4 vegetarian options for my friend, which was fantastic. Service was a little strange (multiple waiters kept reaching over our table to exchange wine bottles with one another), but other than that, it was great! Perfect place for a communion, baptism, confirmation celebration!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This is not the first time that i have had a reservation messed up at this restaurant. while the food is good it's upsetting that they dont try harder to accommodate when it is clearly the restaurants mess up. Last strike for me!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014