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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
  • "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
  • "Butera's is a wonderful place to bring a friend to celebrate a birthday. But then Butera's is a wonderful place for a delicious meal anytime!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I have been to Butera's a few times for lunch with friends and lived it each time! This time I suggested Butera's to my husband and daughter for dinner. They have never been there. They raved about their food! My husband is rather difficult to please and usually says to me on the way home from a restaurant, "So what's for dinner?" This was very satisfied with his dinner and the drink he ordered from the bar. The service was very attentive. They were very busy, especially since it was Restaurant Week. A very pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Family style restaurant - everything ala carte - can be pricey! Wines limited "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Always always consistent. A place we all love to go."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We were three people. The food was excellent and plentiful. Would highly recommend the Limoncello Shrimp it was very different and excellent."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Great place to have wonderful Italian food served family style. Large portions of well prepared salads, pastas and main dishes. I eat here every time I'm in Sayville!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Try the Rigatoni. The portions are great. Good wine list also."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "This was our party's first experience and all just thoroughly enjoyed it. It was busy and our reservation was at 7pm, but we didn't get seated until almost 7:30pm, but no big deal"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had a 6pm reservation. We were seated very quickly upon our arrival. We received our food very quickly and we were done and leaving the restaurant by 6:45pm. Although the restaurant was very busy, we felt comfortable. I recommend reservations although they are very good about seating those without them. The food was brought in a very nice presentation and was very good! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Butera's has quickly become one of our favorite places to go for dinner just the 2 of us, or with friends. Family-style portions are more than enough for 2; we always take home leftovers, and the food is great. So many items on the menu to choose from. They offer take-out, too. We took my parents there for their first time, they loved it, too! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the big wonderful salad was a nice surprise and the same with dessert."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Always enjoy our dining experience here. You may have a wait even with a reservation but it's worth the wait. Never disappoints. Always have our favorite shrimp buyers & it's great!!!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014