Benny's Ristorante

4.6
478 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 478 People Are Saying
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DS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Benny's is great.

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P
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants. We've been coming here for years. The owners are always present and attentive. The cuisine is always outstanding. The service is professional. The zabaione dessert whipped up in the dining is one of a kind!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife took me to Benny’s for my birthday before going to a concert. The interior of Benny’s is a little old, but this adds to its charm. The staff was very friendly and professional. Food was excellent quality and value and the menu extensive. Benny came over to every table to offer warm touts and stories. He started the restaurant in 1987 and has had the same chef all these year. This place is a keeper and we will return often.

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AE
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been customers at Bennys for many years. You never are disappointed with the service or the food. The staff could not do enough to make your evening pleasant one . We wish all a HAPPY HOLIDAY season and will see you soon . Angelo Evangelista

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PC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Benny’s was delightful with superb food and exceptional service. Perfect for my husband’s birthday. Best scallops I ever had!

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious as usual! Service was amazing! We love it there and certainly recommend it!!

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FL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food and service at Benny's was excellent. The three course "restaurant week" offering (at 29.95 each) was a great value. Plus, my mom got to speak in Italian with Benny! :)

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NN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just go. If you want to experience an authentic, old world "ristorante" with excellent service, excellent food and perfect atmosphere - just go! Benny's is a classic.

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HV
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Benny's food is absolutely amazing. We use this restaurant frequently (almost exclusively) for work lunches and dinner. Benny is always friendly and the staff is very attentive and courteous. TY!

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time risotto and scallops were great. Good wine list and great service

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KK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have become Bennys regulars...1/2 wine Wednesday is a great deal....
Food is consistently good....one of our favorites...

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S
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Old school dining. Benny is a wonderful host. Valet parking Avail as well as a lot for self parking. The best veal melts in your mouth.

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RD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big fan of Benny's. Been there a number of times and I'm never disappointed. The overall experience is awesome.

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RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and very fine dining experience! I would definitely come back as I really want to try more dishes on their menu.

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DS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Benny's is the BEST. Can't wait to return. It's like going home; everything is delicious -- just as it should be. The service and ambiance match the culinary joy of being at Benny's

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N
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is deltas always. Benny and staff are very accommodating and friendly. Feels like home !!

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r
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old world charm...Great food,service.Very accommodating

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BD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Excellent cocktails. Top notch value.

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j
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
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
133 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
4 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
23 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
4 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
186 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
New York Area
2 reviews
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
4 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
21 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
21 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
10 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
14 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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