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Date
Sat, 4/21
Time
9:00 PM
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Butera's Restaurant of Sayville

4.5
645 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Sicilian
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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 - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(631) 563-0805
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gary Butera
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Private party contact
Jerry Marlow: (631) 563-0805
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Collins Ave
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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.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 645 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We've been looking for a restaurant that we could say was outstanding. WE FOUND IT at BUTARAS !!!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Enjoyed a great meal at Butera's in Sayvile. The food was exceptional. We were two couples catching up after not seeing each other in a long time. The cadence of the meal was good - we did not feel rushed, nor did we have to wait too long for attention. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Manager's description and recommendation of the chicken scarpiello was spot on. We also loved the complimentary cannellini bean humus and we ordered more of it. We also enjoyed the pasta vodka. Don't be taken aback by the prices as dishes are served family style with enough to feed two or more. You can get individual half portions for slightly more than half the price. We ended up with leftover dinners for the following night. The drinks are also somewhat unique and well prepared.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Consistently good food from start to finish! We ordered however a dish that came out incorrectly twice not sure if it was a misunderstanding in the kitchen or the waitress. In any event they were nice and very apologetic and amazingly the manager Glen comped our entire meal as a result. Not expected at all as we would have paid for the appetizer and wine that we also ordered . The place is a neighborhood gem as well as ambience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Consistently Awesome ! The wait service and bus service were right on!
Will definitely be back😊

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As usual nothing to complain about. I have gone here several times with different people, never a complaint. Keep up the great work

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Chicken franchise excellent
The steak gorgonzola very tough we have had the steak many times before and loved it.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Good food great service

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Butera’s is always a great place for large gatherings. The food and service is consistent. We always enjoy ourselves when we go there. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I had Easter dinner with my family. Extremely pleasurable meal. Service was polite & our meal was delicious. The second time in three years I have chosen Butera's for our Easter meal. I recommend the Seafood Marinara with Fra Diavolo sauce.!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Have never been disappointed with dining at Butera's. Food is always fresh and delicious. Daily special are an innovative suprise. Family style or individual portions are always ample and provides enough for another meal to be enjoyed another day. If you don't see it on the menu, ask. Definitely make a reservation and arrive early. You won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I have been here several times now. I try something different each time. I have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We dined at the bar as we usually do at most restaurants. Typically a great way to meet others and not just confined to your own table. This was Good Friday as we observe no indulgence in meat. We dined on seafood Fra Diavolo and a side of Rigatoni. Along with a nice bottle of Cabernet it was a terrific evening as regular locals joined us at the bar for dinner.
Bob (one of the owners) came out to interact with his guests as well.
Jeremy and Heather (bartenders) were awesome as always. Great job by the entire staff at Buteras!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Very comfortable with excellent service. Portions are family sized and sharing dishes increases the dining experience. Well done!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was good service was poor. We were there for about 2 hrs with a party of 2 and had to ask for bread after the first 30 min there while still sitting with menu in hand, no drink order was taken and when the waitress finally came to the table we had to wait another 15 for our drinks. The next time that we saw our waitress was after our meal was completed. I was finally able to order a second drink then which I would of had more. We had our water glasses filled once the whole time. Service really sucked

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food excellent, service friendly and efficient- an excellent place to dine.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We have been to Buteras many times and always enjoy the food .. the
Whole dining experience was wonderful

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Was there for a birthday dinner for my daughter. There was 6 of us, food was great, service was great value was great. Everyone enjoyed their dinner no complaints, been there before and will return again. Very happy

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The service here is wonderful, the food is great too - very rich....which is terrific at the time! but then the next day...not so much. I paid $3.00 for my daughter's coke - which is pretty steep in price. Most everything there is pricey though, chicken marsala which was four thinly sliced cutlets in a brown sauce with some mushrooms...$40?? The food portions are huge - it's not my first family style restaurant, but I can't get over the waste and although I enjoyed the evening, I'm very aware of the portion sizes, the pricing and the after effects. No offense to Buterra's, but we probably will enjoy lighter fare, lighter pricing and indulge less elsewhere in our surrounding towns.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Very happy with the service and that it was not too crowded. We’ve dined at Buteras before and it has consistently provided great wait service and good food. Never disappointed.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

One of the friendliest staffs on Long Island! They make you feel like you live there!!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Never disappointed going here to eat here
Always take friends and family here and it's always a hit. Wish they had more gluten free options. Especially in the dessert depatment.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Each thing they brought was better than the next. The waitress was VERY accommodating to our dietary restricting

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Really good quality seafood, very well prepared.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Always an enjoyable experience

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was okay. For the price I would have expected better. The restaurant needs renovation. The wall I sat next too was disgusting and needed paint. The ceiling tiles in the drop ceiling had mold on then. The house Cabernet that I paid ten dollars a glass for came out of a $6 bottle. Unless the place makes some major changes we will not go back.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentine’s Day celebrations

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was wonderful. Bring a sweater it is a little cold inside.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I have been to Butera's many times before and have found it to be consistent and a good experience. I don't typically go out on Valentine's Day and so perhaps it was the chaos of the day that led to this disaster. We made a reservation on OPEN table two weeks in advance to secure a table and upon arrival were ushered to a folding table set for two ( not three) where two of us had to straddle the table legs uncomfortably. We complained and were told told there was nothing else and settled in, then were later uprooted by a nice matre'd to another spot. we ordered the goat cheese salad which we have had before- we were three people and it came literally with two pieces of goat cheese on it-but it was good. There seemed to be a big lull in service when the kitchen seemed to back up and food was not coming out. Our waitress seemed to dodge our table as our wine was gone and still no entrees. When they finally arrived they were not even hot. We skipped dessert and asked for the leftovers so my 84 year old mom could have a few dinners from them. We had basa and eggplant parm. When she got home and opened them, they turned out to be someone else's food - shrimp and a pasta dish. She was turned off to say the least. Hoping this was an anomaly !

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We love Butera's and dine there a few times a week! The staff is great and accommodating!!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The main courses were excellent and the service superb. The wait for our table very minimal (1/4 glass of wine) and the atmosphere pleasant. We had a small table so the staff went out of their way to create space using a table cloth over a tray & try holder- made a world of difference. Only issue was we believe a mistake was made on the shrimp appetizer - shrimp cooked great but WAY TOO much salt- lip puckering amount. We believe mistakes can happen and will definitely go back again.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Very good food, large portions and reasonably priced

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent food and service. Every time we dine at Butera’s it never disappoints. Bravo!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The food and the service were exceptional. We had the goat cheese salad, calamari, veal parmigiano, seafood platter with merlot. What a great meal! Congratulations to the chef! Can't wait to return!

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Reservation was made for a Saturday night at 5:30. Table was very cramped for a party of 6 people. We were seated across from the hostess station. It felt like they took a table for 4 and crammed 2 extra chairs in. When we asked to move to a different table, we were refused even though there were available tables at the time of the request. A misunderstanding by our waiter caused our party to basically eat in two shifts. It was a shame, because the food was excellent as always.

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1.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was ice cold. Waitress was just ok - not super attentive - won’t be back

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I always have a great meal at Butea's and the service is very, very good!

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Love that it’s family style, you get to try a number of different dishes.

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1.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The menu was confusing, the waitress explained that everything is family style, large portions for two people, but for 60% of the price you could get a half portion. I didn't care for the food, the individual portion was small and ordering was very confusing. Rather than ordering something I may have enjoyed we all tried to order something that could be shared. I left hungry!

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