Benny's Ristorante

4.8
460 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Located in the heart of Westbury village, friendly family run since 1987. Authentic regional Italian focusing on fresh ingredients, homemade pastas, excellent veal and fresh seafood, as well as seasonal dishes. Our extensive wine list accommodates all.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
Dinner:

Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm;
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(516) 997-8111
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
See website for catering menu
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Maple Ave.
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Parking details
Private lot plus municipal lot adjacent to our lot. Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
Long Island railroad one block south of restaurant.
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Entertainment
Live jazz and music, Robert Hansen Psychic Medium Dinners, Wine Dinners
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Special events & promotions
Private Parties up to 110 people
Bridal Showers
Baptisms
Communions
Graduations
Funeral Luncheons
Rehearsal Dinners
Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 460 People Are Saying
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j
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Food was bland not tasty at all. Place was not crowded and I understand why, it’s oldand needs a makeover. It had a mildew smell to it when you walked in. Small potions for the price.

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CANT SAY ENOUGH WONDERFUL FEEDBACK ABOUT THIS PLACE..BEEN THERE MANY TIMES ,AND THE FOOD IS ALWAYS ON POINT.NEVER A BAD MEAL THERE.THIS IS WHAT EATING IN A GRANDMAS KITCHEN IS ALL ABOUT. HOME GROWN COOKED FOOD, TOMATOES RIGHT FROM BENNYS WHITESTONE GARDEN.WAIT STAFF FAST & AIMS TO PLEASE. JUST A GREAT DINING SPOT.

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G
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service was very good and they were very accommodating, We wanted a quiet dinner and everyone was very happy with their choices. The waiter was very professional and willing to make changes to the dishes for dietary concerns. All in all a great experience and good value.

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t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we have been friends and patrons of both papa benny and his son claudio basically since the first week they opened - almost 30 years ago. they have always and consistantly been one of our top 3 reataurants in nassau county or all long island
lately they have 1/2 price wine on wednesdays and that is really too hard to pass up

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j
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

service was great and so was the food. Well established fine Italian food

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KK
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place serving good food at a good price.....
Staff is knowledgeable caring and friendly...
Food is fresh and the portions are ideal.
Benny eggplant rollatini appetizer is our favorite

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fast, friendly and energetic. We had the Eggplant Rolatini with Angel Hair Pasta as an appetizer. It was fantastic. I would definitely recommend it.

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DD
New York Area
182 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing refined and wonderful dining experience. First rate Italian in a classic ambience. Old world service and Benny the owner and namesake always stops by each table making sure you are having a great meal. He is a nice raconteur as well! Bravo!

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always solid food and great service. Get the zucchini flowers!

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NF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful restaurant. Great food and service. Would definitely recommend to friends and relatives.

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t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we have been going here since papa benny opened almost 30 years ago
it has always been double first class
now they have 1/2 price wine on wednesdays - it is not cheap but it is well worth the added incentive
benny and claudio (and previously lisa) are like family members

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SL
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We visited Benny's for the first time, The food and service were excellent. BEnny came over and asked how everything was, etc. We all enjoyed it very much and said we would definitely return in the future.

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W
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best of everything: food, service, price. Try it, you will like it. Old school Italian. Benny is there to meet and greet.

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BG
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A restaurant gem. Wonderful food and great service. Can’t wait to go again!

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N
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great meal. Food is delicious with very friendly and tentative staff!! It’s a home run.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent traditional Italian restaurant. Outstanding service.

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BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and warm, professional service. Owner Benny is charming. My meal included some of his home grown fennel!

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HG
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Benny’s was the perfect place to end our trip to Westbury, NY to watch Justify win the triple crown! The food was absolutely delicious and the wait staff was attentive. I only wish we had another night in Westbury to go back and try more dishes!

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CB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We've been living in Westbury for 6 months now and heard about Benny's a few times. The food was very good especially eggplant a la benny. The service was very bad. We went at 530 on a Saturday and it went from empty to packed quickly. The wait staff seemed overwhelmed and confused. They didn't come around very often and we waited over 25 minutes for our dinner plates to be cleared off the table.

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m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding... one of the best on Long Island...

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DL
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old School Restaurant with old world charm. Excellent service by a very skilled wait staff
Food was very tasty and generous portions.

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G
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went during L I Restaurant week. A three course meal at a fixed price. We were annoyed as we entered by them not accommodating us in our table selection. Benny's was three quarters empty and yet they seated us at the table not to our liking. We asked to move and they replied that we didn't ask for a specific table when we booked. They argued until a table opened up along the wall. We waited until they cleaned that one and we sat down. At no point did the restaurant fill up while we ate so we still do not understand why they weren't more accommodating. The food was good but not outstanding. We will not be running back because of what we perceived as poor client service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The service was exceedingly slow. My app was delicious, my entree wasn’t memorable, and dessert was okay. I felt entirely ignored by the wait staff.

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EF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Benny’s. The service is impeccable and they make you feel so at home. Benny’s egg plant appetizer is always the best! My husband really enjoyed his pork osso bucco. My branzino was filleted perfectly and was accompanied with clams and mussels. Wonderful dinner!

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PA
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

RAINBOW TROUT WAS NOT FRESH. VEAL PARMAGIANA WAS OLD AND WATERY. MY BROTHER ASKED FOR THE SAUCE TO BE SERVED ON THE SIDE. VEAL WAS SOAKED WITH MARINARA SAUCE WHICH APPARENTLY WAS USED TO MASK THE OLD, POOR TASTE OF THE VEAL.

I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT TO MY PHD OR LAW COLLEAGUES. VERY DISAPPOINTED.

WE CAME FOR RESTAURANT WEEK BUT WERE CHARGED OVER $100.00. Left $100.00 bill with no tip. Denied that lunch was part of restaurant week but I made the reservation through Open Table of Restaurant Week and it was accepted for NOON. Restaurant had one other customer which my brother brought to my attention immediately.

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d
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought my mother here before a show at the music fair. It was close and convenient and everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the stuffed filet of sole and it was the best I've ever had. We will go back for sure.

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HF
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When you think traditional, top-notch Italian cuisine with impeccable service - you're thinking Benny's. It's got all of the old world charm without feeling dated - and the menu has everything you've loved about Italian food since you were a kid, plus all of the things you learned to appreciate as your palate matured. I honestly cannot say enough about the service at this restaurant - you're treated like you are the most important person in the restaurant and everything is perfect always. You won't get flashy, you won't get gimmicky - you get classy and delicious!

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J
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Benny’s to celebrate our daughter’s engagement. The staff made the night even more special and the food was excellent.

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

While the food was very good, the service was very slow for our group apparently because they had been booked for a larger lunch event at the same time, and they had insufficient staff, both in terms of the chefs and waiters to serve us in a reasonable time period. What should have been an hour or so lunch, lasted more than two hours. Nevertheless, the food was very good.

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TA
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall extremely pleased. It is a little pricing for recurring meals. Absolutely recommend

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GB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our third time to Benny's everything was as good as the first time. Benny is a wonderful host. He makes it a point to walk around to each table and chat with you. Cant wait to go back. His veal dishes are great and so is the gnocchi in the veal ragu sauce.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit to Benny's and I must say - every course was delicious! I especially loved the trout special and the flourless chocolate cake. Plus, the super courteous wait staff went out of its way to make sure my gluten free needs were well taken care of. We felt like special guests at a friend's home. That's not so easy to find these days and I look forward to visiting again soon.

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SJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Benny’s is a neighborhood institution. The food and service are outstanding, and if you’re lucky, Benny will come by and tell you stories about his life and the restaurant.

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h
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The shrimp with champagne sauce special was fantastic!! This should be on the menu every day!

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SC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious! Warm atmosphere and friendly service.great veal dishes.

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Have been here at least a half dozen times over last two years...is consistently very good in terms of food, service and ambiance.....never lets me down

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ER
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was fine as usual but service was terrible. We went for a nice night out but were served like a fast food restaurant. Out in 45 minutes. We said we were in no hurry, but we got the bums rush. Suggest you order appertiser first and wait to order entre

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TD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, great food, authentic cuisine. Pleasant dining experience.

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SP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we have concert tickets to "The Space" in Westbury, we always go to Benny's for dinner before the concert. The location is perfect, the food is always wonderful, and we enjoy Benny's very such. Prices are great and portion size is perfect.

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c
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and dining.

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