Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Butera's Restaurant of Sayville

  • Online Reservations

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
  • Email: Sayviile@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
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "Delicious home-made Italian…amazing chicken meatballs. Best value around too, but expect to have a wait on weekends."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I dined with 4 other girlfriends and we had a wonderful time. Everything was perfect and the food was outstanding,"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We had a good dining experience. The food was excellent. It was busy and the service was a bit slow."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The Service was great. Our group did not feel rushed. We enjoyed our visit with each other over wine (before dinner). The food was superb. The choices were plentiful. We couldn't ask for more. This is not our first visit to Butera's and it certainly won't be our last."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "food is very good. Great menu. Love the salad selections and the dressing is yummy."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Not crazy about the seating situation. My wife kept getting bumped in the back by the bus boy, his own fault. Overall service was good had the seafood mix to share and food was very good."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I keep coming back to Butera's. The food is great, the service is excellent ! The lemon shrimp is delicious, as is the veal piccata and eggplant rollatini appetizer."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Buteras is a great Italian restaurant. The open dining room is loud, but no intrusive, and energetic!. The waitress that we had was friendly, and helpful when making food selections. To top it off, the food was outstanding. We had the Fried Calamari for an app and shrimp parm for dinner. With just my wife and I, the half order of the app still left a little leftover, and we had a delicious shrimp parm lunch the following day as well!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Butera's is a great place for authentic Italian. The family style portions are huge and high quality. I've been to the Smithtown location too and happen to like the decor of that restaurant a touch better but the restaurant is still very nice and more than comfortable. I'll be back soon!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Had a reservation but still had to wait over 30 minutes to be seated.........."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "met friends for dinner. food was very good, service was great, enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Very good food large portions great for family dining a little pricey but worth it!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Good Italian food served family style and very reasonable prices. Cannot beat those chicken meatballs"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Saturday nights, this place is jammed. The bar is too small to accommodate the wait and the place is extremely noisy. Even so, the food is outstanding. If you do want to wait or hear your party, get it to go, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Have been eating at Buteras for years. Have NEVER had a bad meal at any of their four (now three) locations. Service is excellent. Dinners can take time to reach your table, so the cooks need to move a bit faster. Our waitress was wonderful. Lovely evening!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This is by far one of the best, if not the best!!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service was slow had to ask to take order then waited for dessert order to be taken aaa well a waiting for bill."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "This was our second time at this restaurant. Food was excellent both times but this time we went with family group of 8 and the service was horrible. My wife had to go to the manager to ask for 2nd glass of wine. Waitress was never on the floor checking our table. If this had been our first visit it would have been our last."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "This place was hopping well before we arrived at about 4:30PM on a Sunday afternoon. We had reservations and were seated promptly. However, it was so cramped in the dining room, people kept bumping into my chair. The bread arrived without the usual oil and humus dip. I had to ask for it. There were no specials offered, so we ordered the pasta with sausage, escarole, white beans with tomato from the menu and a glass of Hess wine, both of which I would recommend. The waitress asked if I wanted change from my tab which I thought was rather unprofessional for this establishment. Although I enjoy coming here because of the good food, I was definitely disappointed this time with the service and the crowded seating arrangement."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I went Valentines day. I waited 20 minutes although I had reservations, but it was packed, and a special day so it is more than understandable. Bar staff took our orders right away. Great service, I believe her name was Diane. Food portions were large and delicious. I will go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great Restaurant. Ordered a pasta dish as well as calameri for two and took home 3 extra meals! Overall good experience and will go back. Thanks Buteras!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Always generous portions and great food. One of my favorite places to dine!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "If you make a reservation, depend on waiting 45 minutes if it's busy! Takeout wait was 1 hour for someone I knew from work. Some people waited 45 minutes for takeout and waiting for a table was between 30 to 45 minutes with reservation"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were a group of eight with a 5pm reservation. Delicious well prepared food. Generous family style portions. Service was among the worst I've ever experienced. I even spoke to the manager to inquire if they were short-staffed and he said they were not. Two hours after being seated, our main courses had not yet been served, very poor response to refills on drinks. Poor clearing of tables, we stacked all our plates in the center of table when finished due to long wait to clear. Server "passed down" our drinks, coffees, etc from one end of table. Manager took 10 percent off bill for our "inconvenience". Not sure if I would return here which is a shame because food was excellent."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We were a party of 12, restaurant was beyond accommodating since the original reservation was for 10. Our server was great providing recommendations explaining items on the menu and bringing warm water to heat a baby bottle......we will return"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We were met at the door by owner John as he welcomed us and other guests. Mentioned during some small talk that it was my mothers birthday (79). He came to the table after we sat to personally wish her a happy birthday, asked what her favorite appetizer was and bought it. Btw...he's also the chef. In addition to that, they sat us near a window and were sensitive enough to know it might be a bit chilly for my mother and offered to move us...we had not said a word. You don't see this kind of care and service much these days. Oh, and the food was good too."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Was looking forward to Butera's after all the hype I had heard about it from others who had dined there. On the plus side, the portion sizes are enormous and the atmosphere is vibrant and eclectic. However, service was average at best. Our table staff was barely attentive - except for when they wanted to clear our plates ... while two of our party were still dining. Food was tasty but certainly not any more creative or better tasting than most other Italian restaurants. In fact, our local Italian restaurant has a more extensive menu than Butera's at a fraction of the price and the food quality is just as good - if not better. Would go back for another try but my expectations would certainly be lower next time I go."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Excellent , varied lunch menu. Attentive service. Quiet and not rushed atmospere. Booking was simple on line and staff were fully prepared for our arrival. Highly receommended"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "This was my first time at Butera's, and I was pleasantly surprised! I like the family style format with the option to get a 'small plate' (which isnt that small, btw). Food was wonderful, staff was friendly and helpful. Great overall experience! Must make reservations on weekends, as they get very busy."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Food was good but service was slow and it took almost 30 minutes to seat us even though we had a reservation."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "First time there but definitely not the last! Food was delicious and a great value.!servuce was excellent."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "While the food was fine and I liked the idea of "family style", Our table was really close to the door and traffic. Yet there was no one in the restaurant. We could have been placed a little further back from the door. I was also puzzled by the reaction of the Hostesses as to how many were joining us. When I stated that there may be an extra person joining us, their reaction was one of panic. Yet, as I said, the restuarant was almost empty other than one or two tables."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "I had never even heard of Butera's before I received a gift card. I went for lunch with my son and daughter-in-law, and we all enjoyed our visit. The food was very tasty, and the portions were generous, we agreed that we would return for dinner on another occasion."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "1st visit & very impressed.Menu selection excellent & diversified & food outstanding. Server was outgoing, friendly, very knowledgeable concerning specific dishes & extremely helpful describing portion sizes, which, by the way, are huge. I've always been a fan of family style & they are now at the top of my list. We comfortably sat at the table for more than 2-1/2 hours & were not rushed which made our nite out even more pleasurable. The Manager or Owner (I'm not sure which he was) greeted us on our way out, asked us if we enjoyed ourselves & personally showed us the other restaurant areas. He was professional & personally friendly at the same time. Without hesitation, I would strongly recommend Butera's in Sayville."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Because we couldn't get to mid-Manhatten for our annual family dinner, we looked for something on LI. Found that Butera's was a family style place and we were not disappointed. Large portions of course, and very tastyl. We were only 4, usually we're 8 or 9, and each serving was more than enought. One Calamari Fritti, one Penne Eggplant, and one Veal Francese. Each of us ate well and still took two containers home. Although the calamari was a little overcooked, the sauce for it and the penne was flavorful and the veal tender enought to cut with a fork. Service was attentive and pleasant although she neglected to inform us of both a dinner special and dessert special. All in all, we completely enjoyed our evening and all will return."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "We found the food to be excellent. I really enjoyed the family style dining. The service was a tad slow. Took 2.5 hours for dinner for 8. We will be back."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Always very good. Service was great and it was news years eve. Very kid friendly. One of my favorite places to go."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great Job for a busy night. It was not a limited menu. Full menu to choice from. Very friendly and they did not push you out. Time to relax and enjoy food and wine."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Family Friendly, Family Style dining. Priced reasonably. Very large portions. Great atmosphere."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We enjoyed the food very much. Family style dinning was great idea so we Could taste different dishes."
    Dined on 12/28/2013