Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury
Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury

Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.buteras.com/
  • Phone: 5164963633
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:30pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Sicilian
  • Executive Chef: Gary Butera
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Marisa Mascolo 5164963633

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Southwoods Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury
Active and bustling, in the "Trattoria Style", this Woodbury location of Butera's offers quality food at a great value. Known for their generous portions of pasta entrees, grilled fare, and fresh fish, Butera's has established a fine reputation as a neighborhood place where guests often see people they know.

It is owned and operated by Martin Butera, his wife Laurie, Martin's brother Gary Butera, and partner and chef Nick Zografos. The large open room is tastefully decorated with a traditional and contemporary mix, with rich dark woodwork and stone treatments, granite table tops, a wood and granite bar, fieldstone and hardwood floors, stone fireplace, exposed wine racks and a Tiffany style fixture at the entrance. Fresh flowers complete the handsome decor.

In addition to their extensive menu you can select from the creative specials like Grilled Filet of Halibut with Prince Edward Island Mussels on a citrus rosemary butternut squash risotto.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (24)great for lunch (19)fit for foodies (14)kid-friendly (10)special occasion (10)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)romantic (3)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • A client since the beginning
    Linda
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have been clients of Butera's since they opened. We have been to all 3 of their restaurants and always enjoy the meal. They are very accommodating when it comes to those with special diets. We have enjoyed meals with family, or friends, both large and small groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I had an asthma attack from the smoke from the kerosene lamps( not candles !!!) and the Hostess would not put it out. Very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Redredwine
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Just ok, I wouldn't run back there ! The only way I would return was if I had to meet friends there and that's where they decided on...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delicious
    BillyeatsVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Have been here for weekend dinner 3 times this summer. The menu is extensive. Seafood lasagna is superb, as is linguini with red clam sauce. The warm scallop salad or chicken Gorgonzola are delicious every time. Wine and $5 beer specials, too. Looking forward to next meal there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linda
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is always good. They are very accommodating with special requests. We have gone with groups large and small.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was very good and we were not rushed. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Butera's-Delicious Food
    hbbchef
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We arrived to find out table waiting...nice! Our waiter was young but eager to. The glasses of wine were plentiful which is nice to see for a change. The baked clams were mostly bread crumbs and sadly made it hard to find the clams hidden inside, but tasty. I shared the gorgonzola salad with a friend, large and flavorful. She and I each had a "special" as our entree. We chose the "zucchini pasta" with crumbled chicken sausage, cannot say enough how delicious it was. I hope it remains on their menu. My husband had the linguini with seafood and the last chose fish filet oreganotta. We shared desserts. My husband and I the almond cake and ice cream, yummy. And they shared the apple pie with ice cream. Great coffee too. Go!! $$$
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aways great !
    Luv2shopVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Very consistent. Great food. Great service . Chicken meatballs are outstanding, veal lasagna is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not So Good!
    Daniel
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Haven't been there in a while. Ordered the Rigatoni with Chicken and Spinach. The chicken was burned and the burnt flavor permeated the dish. What a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always consistently great!
    amy1
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We dine at Butera's regularly and always have a delicious meal and great service. We have suggested Butera's to many friends who also have become regulars.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Go-To for Work Lunches
    msbask
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    A group of 12 of us came in Wednesday, July 2 to celebrate one of our co-workers moving on to a new job. The restaurant allowed us to fax over our order, which saved tons of time. When we arrived, our meals were served within 5 minutes and were delicious as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent and so-so
    Zooter
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    warm welcome upon entering; reservation met with kindness and quickly seated. Server was very efficient and had a powerful personality (very good). Food was, as usual, outstanding and wine was quality. enjoyed by everyone at the table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    Luv2shopVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I eat here all the time, the food is excellent. Only negative comment is if you sit outside the service is much slower. We needed salt and pepper, which was not on the table and extra plates to share. Both times we asked but it too too long and we couldn't wait any longer so we ate our food and it was finished by the time she got back to us on both requests .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food!
    MTullo
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Had our Father's Day dinner here - everything from the bottle of wine, to the appetizer and main course - delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Very Loud Talking..very noisy................................................
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YankeeJeffVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The food and portions are excellent at this lovely bistro style Italian eatery. We were a party of four-we started our meal with the pizza of the day, chicken meatballs with mozzarella and ricotta cheese, one pizza was more than enough for us. All the entrees served were excellent. The only negative about Butera's is that it is loud--this is not the place for an intimate dinner. We were seated at a square table and we had to talk loudly for the person sitting across from us to hear.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but too loud!
    Gracie
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    As the stars indicate, all is right with this restaurant except for the noise level. Unfortunate.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Butera's better than before
    lajefa
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The menu was more interesting and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 126 reviews are from the Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury reviews archive.
  • Always consistently good...
    chuckVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    A very nice neighborhood gem. Food is always consistently prepared and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good moderate resturant
    DaveRVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    nice local resturant for italian food a notch above a high end pizza place. Friendly and casual...great for kids and good value.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    Momoftwohardtoplease
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Good food but be prepared busy and somewhat noisy. Can't say I would pick it for romance but it is a great place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mothers Day
    AnnaC
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Wonderfully delicious Mother's Day lunch. Generous portions amazing chicken eggplant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food _ not much else
    Love2eatout
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We sat at 8:50 for an 8 o'clock reservation. Don't bother making one because they don't honor them. The place was loud and busy. But the food was very good. Service was adequate but nothing special.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Smithtown Over Woodbury
    Sebastian
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    It's rare when a Suffolk County restaurant is better than a Nassau County one, but this is the case here. The Woodbury location is smaller, more cafeteria like, and not as classy as the Smithtown location. I was a bit disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Great Meal
    Dmasdan
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Never had a bad meal. We have been going for 20 years. The food is a great quality. Always delicious. Wonderful variety of choices
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Even though we had a reservation
    Chrissy
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Even though we had a reservation we still waited 40 minutes for a table
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sat' Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Have had lunch on several occasions. The food was good service was good and the food was more than ample. Sat. night is not the place to go.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a terrific night -
    FrozenRosen
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    It was a terrific night - The food was delicious and the company was wonderful!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jeff & Donna Lanning
    Djlan
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This was our first time dining at Buteras. The service, food, & staff were amazing! We will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a favorite
    preferit
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We enjoy Butera's and try for a table in the corner to help keep the noise down. The pastas are great and we love to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Night Dinner at Butera's
    Ruthie
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This restaurant does not honor their reservations and they never tell you that would probably have to wait. They accept walk-ins and if the walk-ins sit for long periods of time (as they did) -- well after they have eaten and received their check, they will not tell the people that they have others waiting to be seated. The food is good but not THAT GOOD that it is worth waiting an extra 45 minutes to 1 hour WITH A RESERVATION! I would NEVER RETURN. Not worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal and service.
    amy1
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We are always pleased with the food and service at Butera's. Can be a little noisy but not uncomfortable. Food is always plentiful and consistently good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise level from our table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Noise level from our table (in back corner) was too loud. Even though we had made a reservation we were told we would have to wait 25 if we wanted another table. More casual than we expected. No tableclothes, etc. Food was very good as was service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saturday Night at Butera's Woodbury
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I highly recommend Butera's for casual dining. The food and service are consistently very good and I've never been disappointed. The prices are a bit high but, overall, still a good value based upon the quality and service. I'd give the ambiance another star if the tables were a little further apart. This location is a little small and the seating is tight. That shouldn't be a reason to pass up this restaurant. Even on a crowed Saturday night, the noise level was moderate and carrying on a conversation with our dinner companions was not difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful lunch
    BarbVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I love coming to this restaurant.The staff is always friendly and efficient.They pay attention to my allergy concerns and keep me safe.Thank
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best
    ItalianFoodLover11
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This restaurant was the best. our waitress Terry was amazing. She was friendly and accurate. The food was delisious as well. They also have the best cheesecake lol.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overall very good
    FkobVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    All the dishes we ordered were very good. Chicken Milanese, Seafood pasta, Veal linguini, salads, etc. Portion sizes are large also. Always crowded, great neighborhood place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fan Favorite
    Mimi
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I always know that I will have a very good dinner and again, I was not disappointed. Though it was Valentine's Day we were seated on time. That may have been because we had an early reservation. When we left there were many waiting for tables. I have my favorites, but tonight tried a new item and it was great. The portions are quite large. It is easy to take home half for the next evening's dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Goodie
    Zooter
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Good Food, especially shrimp-chicken pasta dish. Good service, friendly and fun. Good Casual atmosphere. Called me to confirm reservation: Professional.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food as always and they
    FDFJ
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Great food as always and they honored our reservation. Was a little noisy at first but them quieted down as large groups left.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.