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

Butera's Restaurant of Sayville

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.buteras.com/
  • Phone: 6315630805
  • 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: American, Italian, 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 6315630805

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.
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Butera's Restaurant of Sayville reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (53)neighborhood gem (38)special occasion (35)fit for foodies (26)great for lunch (16)kid-friendly (13)romantic (10)great for brunch (8)notable wine list (8)great for outdoor dining (5)hot spot (5)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Never Disappointed
    breadguy226
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Love the restaurant from the excellent food to the service. The only problem I have is I had to wait a half hr.past my reservation that's the second time that has happened. I understand they are very busy but I think that's to long of a waiit. At least its worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Debbie
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My family of 4 visited this restaurant on September 2, 2014. The food is served family style or individual meals. I can not say enough about the food and service. It was amazing. The staff was attentive but not overbearing. Ordered the fried calamari and stuffed portabella mushrooms as appetizers. The waitress suggested a half order of the calamari since the portions are large. The calamari was crispy and cooked to perfection. The mushrooms were moist and delicious as well. Ordered the pasta Butera and Steak pizziaolla. Did not disappoint. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    trishthedish
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We dine here every now and then and I have never been disappointed! The food is fabulous and plentiful. It is the best of the three locations!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loron
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Overall, just fine. However, we were disappointed when the waitress would not provide five separate checks for our group of ten. We ended up splitting the bill, but we did not feel the waitress made any attempt to accommodate us. Next time we will check with the manager. In Florida, we could have gotten ten different checks without blinking an eye. In fact you are generally asked at the outset how many checks are required.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific!
    chippy
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We couldn't have asked for a better a meal! Everything was excellent. We started with the lemoncello shrimp scampi, it was seriously the best I have ever had!! The sauce was oh so delicious, and different than regular scampi, makes me hungry just thinking about it! We shared the mushroom/asparagus salad & house salad. The dressing was very good, but 2 salads were way too much for 4 people. One salad would have been plenty for 4. We couldn't decide on the main course so we ordered single portions of shrimp parm, eggplant Neapolitan, veal Marsala and shrimp. The veal was by far the star of the entrees! I look forward to going back to very soon as it was a perfect meal :)
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyed every bite of it
    shrimplover
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair value
    GusLVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent menu choice. Large portions. Very good quality at a fair price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dave1327
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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.
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  • Butera's in Sayville
    Banana
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Arlzz
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family
    Ronald
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't go wrong with this one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food is outstanding ....we always go when we have family in town -
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Picky Italian
    Proud2bItalian
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Rana
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
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  • dependably excellent dining spot
    patricia1choiceVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW!
    ilovebutera
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    to put it simply, I haven't gone to such a delicious, homey, romantic place in a long time. Really enjoyed everything!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    Nancy
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buteras
    Titan40
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Awesome food and service.friendly service will definitely return for good times
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly staff, O.K. food
    foodie
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't go wrong
    Dineoutlover
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Much enjoyed our meal and people who run the place are very friendly!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food family style
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, poor service
    DisappointedVIP
    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.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappointed
    pasta4ever
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    JaM61
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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 .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • maurgram
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Never disappoints. Large portions. Family style available at dinner. Friendly atmosphere and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvbutsay
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • typical italian cuisine
    GinaVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food Plenty Of The Same
    Enjoyfood2
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Good Service Food was Plenty full A good amount Plenty to eat and Another Meal To take home
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!!
    DmesqVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointing!
    MargoVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 241 reviews are from the Butera's Restaurant of Sayville reviews archive.
  • Martha333VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never again on Mothers Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • laura
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, so-so service
    alm49er
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK, but not great.
    BobSVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
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  • Will go back
    Ruby
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    domie
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This restaurant by far is my favorite! The food is excellent and the staff is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.