Butera's Restaurant of Smithtown
Butera's Restaurant of Smithtown

Butera's Restaurant of Smithtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.buteras.com/
  • Phone: 6319799113
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:30pm, Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gary Butera
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Patrick Miele 6319799113

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Landing Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Butera's Restaurant of Smithtown
Butera's Restaurant of Smithtown, always well known for its generous portions and great value is also now featuring a family style dining menu to better accommodate our guests. Complete with a full bar and room for private, on premise catering, Butera's Restaurant has been serving the town of Smithtown and its surrounding areas for the last five years. Our staff is gracious and attentive and able to accommodate most requests. We hope to see you dining with us soon so that we can bring our welcoming family atmosphere to you just as we have with so many customers before.
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Butera's Restaurant of Smithtown reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)good for groups (32)fit for foodies (21)special occasion (20)kid-friendly (11)great for lunch (9)romantic (6)vibrant bar scene (5)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Buteras restaurant in Smithtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Always liked Buteras & their food, but our recent visit for dinner, we found the service wasn't like it used to be. Maybe they were short handed that night but we waited a good 10 minutes after being seated for our waitress to come over & ask if we wanted drinks. When we ordered a ceasar salad it came out very soggy as if it was sitting out for a while. The noise level was very high, extremely loud! It was hard to hear one another talk. Our waitress was very nice & accommodating but looked like she had a lot to handle. The food was delicious & came out in a timely fashion. I would still recommend Buteras but would tell them it's very noisy & perhaps to go for lunch or an early dinner(maybe it's not as busy & LOUD! Loved Buteras in Sayville!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, Local Feel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Butera's has 3 restaurants on Long island and all are very good. The food is superb. The service varies with the server. It can get noisy, but that's somewhat a byproduct of success. Overall I recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy but tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were a party of 6 adults surrounded by families with children. We asked for a quiet table due to a party member being hearing impaired. Obviously, we had a very hard time communicating due to the noise. Most in our party thought their food was excellent. Someone complained of rubbery chicken. The food came about 3 minutes after the appetizer, so we felt very rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience!
    luvmyfood
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Came here for a Sunday dinner with my husband and son and had a great experience. The waitress was very attentive and informative. The calamari appetizer was very tender and all three of our meals came out nice and hot and were delicious. I would definitely recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls Night Out!
    Nikkisaunt
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Catching up with your friends over a good meal? Can't think of where to go? Butera's provides the venue. The food was great, and the options endless. The hardest part was choosing what to eat. Plenty of options and great portions when ordering family style. After my first girls night out, returned with a second group and plan on going back for more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recommended
    Busterbytes
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Seating has always been timely with reservations, even when the restaurant is busy and the wait staff is quick, courteous and attentive. Meals are generously sized and can be served family style. The Rigatoni Butera is my family's favorite. The noise level is not conducive to a quiet conversation. Parking can be a challenge on a busy Saturday night and there is no valet. All in all, however, the quality of the meals and courtesy of the wait staff make this a very nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We love the food but the table was in the corner and the volume of noise made it so we were unable to conduct a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Enough To Go Back
    dkny
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It's been a few years since we've been to Butera's. The menu changed and the service was less than good which was the real problem. We decided to go back and we overall we liked it. The food was very good for the most part: Goat Cheese Salad was delicious as was my favorite dessert - Amaretto and Almond Cake which was heated perfectly with Vanilla Ice Cream. The dinners were good and ok. I had Linguini with Shrimp and Broccoli in a white wine sauce which was very good and my husband had Rigatoni with Chicken and Shrimp Vodka which was eh - the vodka sauce was minimal and not the color you would expect it to be. I am sure it will taste good reheated. But the service (Rob) this time was outstanding which will bring us back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal
    KnightOfNiVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Don't expect to be awed; but anticipate good food and excellent service. We went for lunch and enjoyed. We'd go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful experience
    Bette
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Received a gift card and were extemely please with the whole dining experience. Very nice dinner selection and the service was wonderful
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always consistent meal quality
    MarcoVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    wonderful assortment of great food. Always prepared perfectly. Our favorite place for great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family style italian at its best!!
    Lisa123
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is the place to go if you want a casual Italian meal with lots of food. You have the option of ordering anything in an individual or family size. For 4 adults we ordered a family size salad, pizza appetizer and family size chicken parm. and that was more than enough. It's easy to over order at Butera's.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, solid meal
    WillWork4Food
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is a great restaurant for a good, solid Italian meal. There is nothing outstanding or inventive on the menu but everything I have ever had here is good. A great place to bring your family or to catch up with old friends. The server we had was excellent. Very informative and accommodating. My friend and I shared a large salad to start and it was more than enough for the two of us. He had a fish dish and I had the steak special. Both had plenty of food and, as I said before, were very good. Not a place where you are likely to leave hungry!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd time t Butera's=AWESOME!!!
    Bear
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    After initially eating at Butera's with my gorgeous wifey for our dinner date night a few wks ago we decided to treat my beautiful wife's parents along with her sister and daughter to a dinner at Butera's. Well, they all loved the food as much as we had our 1st time! Our wonderful kids also loved the food, a great family dinner night for sure! Thank you Butera's keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, reasonable price!
    Liteacher
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable! The food was plentiful and delicious! This is basic Italian faire, which is great when trying to please a large group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but too loud
    Bonsai
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We came to Butera's to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. I had eaten at Butera's several times before, and was familiar with the restaurant and food quality. We were a party of 10 - as soon as we arrived, we were seated at our table. The service and food were great - huge portions, with most family members taking home leftovers. However, the only problem was the noise level - both of my parents have hearing issues, and they were unable to hear much of the conversation at the table. No complaints about the food - everyone enjoyed their dishes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Experience
    TimelessTommy
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We used a gift certificate that my wife received for her birthday. The food was excellent and the service was prompt and attentive. We've dined here before and have no reservations about going back. We ate early and the place was already crowded, which certainly says something about how popular it is.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buteras
    JurazVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a very nice night at this restaurant. The food was enjoyable and our waitress was excellent. It's a nice place for large groups.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at Butera's
    ChristineStevens66
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A College gave me a very generous gift card for helping her with something at work. I work directly across the street (Coldwell Banker R.E.Agent). We came for our Anniversary dinner on July 16 and found the food to be so excellent as well as the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Butera's does not dissappoint!!!!!!
    Bear
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My gorgeous & super sexy Wifey had heard Butera's was a great place to eat at so we ventured there for the very 1st time for yet another wonderful dinner date night. Well upon entering the restaurant we were greeted by a very friendly girl & once seated our waitress was even more polite and gracious. We were quite pleased with the comfortable atmosphere and even more pleased with the wonderful food that we both ate! From the Stuffed Mushrooms & the Shrimp Limoncello apps we began with to our main courses we were never let down one iota. My ravishingly stunning Wifey chose the Chicken Marsala and I the Veal Marsala, WOW, the absolute Best Boldest and Scrumptious Marsala sauce we'd ever tasted! Kudos to Butera's in Smithtown we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!!
    Eieiot
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Loved all the different dishes we tried.. Chicken Sorrentino, fresh pastas and desserts served with friendly, attentive service. Delish! We will visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    tornadozzz
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Four of us dined her on a Saturday night and all of us loved our appetizers and entrees! You can order family style or individual plates. Only strange thing -- only chicken meatballs. Seemed unusual for an Italian restaurant. They said it was "more healthy." We certainly didn't order food dripping with melted cheese because we wanted to be healthy! Definitely would've loved to have traditional meatballs.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great night out
    BoysNight
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Quick and attentive service. A well-executed veal parm with a generous portion. The NY Strip was slightly well for a true medium, but very delicious. We'll be back
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Luncheon
    LenMar
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great food and service. We enjoyed half of my wife's entree as dinner the next night because the portion was so large. The pan-baked lasagna was excellent and we couldn't finish the individual salad which we shared. This restaurant is definitely a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    little too loud for a sat night dinner food is constitant
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Made my 48th Birthday Great
    MonicaK763
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Along with three other couples, my husband and I had my 48th birthday at this restaurant. We specifically asked for round table and were seated in a quaint nook of the restaurant. Our server was Rob, who couldn't do more for us. Everybody was wonderful. Frank, the manager was terrific too, making sure we had a round table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    chrissy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Seafood with pasta and their specials were fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Foodie77
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Came in with 7 women for dinner. We had been there once before & the food was great again. We had one compliant- we asked repeatedly for more bread & water. Bread never came & we had to go to bar to get more water. Our server, a young guy, was very nice and the food order was perfect and he was helpful with the menu. Excellent food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Agulha
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Good food reasonable prices service always excellent
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints!
    Winnie
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I've eaten at Butera's of Smithtown several times from parties of 2 to Rehearsal Dinners of 20+. The food has always been wonderful: tasty, great presentation, generous portions. From appetizers to dessert - fantastic! The staff is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 231 reviews are from the Butera's Restaurant of Smithtown reviews archive.
  • Fussyfoodie3
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Just had lunch, but my grilled shrimp salad was delicious! Service was prompt and courteous. Portions were generous and filling without waste. Butera's is always reliably satisfying and I would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    to noisy at your restaurant for a nice quiet dinner..We had to have a loud conversation at our table to overcome all the other tables...It would seem you should consider less tables or a type of surrounding that would absorb some of the noise...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My fiancé and I love coming here with friends and sharing a couple family style dinner options. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the food is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better food than ambiance
    Alan
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I was concerned at first with the overall appearance of the place which was somewhat dark and dingy but the food came and have to say it was very good. I will waitress was also very nice very friendly and helpful
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for Italian in Smithtown
    kmp211
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went to Butera's for Mother's Day and were very happy with the delicious food and fun family style service. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food and services were as always - amazing. We started with the fried calamari and the roasted White Bean and corn soup - both were great and plentiful. for dinner, my wife got the Mushroom and Asparagus Salad and a side order of the Turkey Meatballs (which are the absolute best we have every eaten, my daughter, mom and I split a order of Rigatoni Chicken Meatball (Turkey Meatballs of course) and Sausage - family style and yes we had enough left over to bring home a doggie bag (which the dog will not be getting any of). Desert was very good as well - Carrot cake, cannoli and a Tartufo. One negative comment, the noise level was extremely loud, and at times hard to hold a conversation. Still a great local place to eat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not what it s been in the past
    Localeater63
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    disappointed 50% of the dishes were disappointing Gorgon chicken tasted like mars capon (expected that blue cheese flavor) stuffed mushrooms flavor less put some of the marinara sauce which was very good on them to rescue mushrooms, The butera special which when I asked the waitress she said its very good" not" it was bland presentation was good I ve raved about this place to many before and have had several very nice dining experiences before will try again
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place for Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Met a friend for a quick dinner that turned into a long chat. Service was excellent, the food was delicious, and no one rushed us out. We were actually the last people to leave and no one pushed us out the door which was very nice. Dinner was delicious and had enough to take home for lunch the next day. Will be going back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off night
    JennVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I meet friends here for lunch often, decided to try dinner during restaurant week. Our waiter was inattentive due to also working a large party, we sat with dirty dishes and empty water glasses for a long time. I generally do like it here, though. Great salads at lunchtime.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food, Good Service
    ADT725
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This was my second trip to this restaurant and a first for my friends. We went for Restaurant Week and were not disappointed. Food is excellent, server was excellent. I think it is one of the nicer Italian restaurants around and I hope to be back there soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic