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About 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.

65 East Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:30pm, Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Landing Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 979-9113

Website:
http://www.buteras.com/

Executive Chef:
Gary Butera

Private Party Contact:
Patrick Miele: (631) 979-9113

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Butera's Restaurant of Smithtown Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Casual (13)
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Comfort Food (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Business Meals (7)
Authentic (7)
Romantic (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Cozy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
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Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Very noisy. Food delicious but a long wait for it. Chef needed help. Waitress was amazing. Did her best during long wait....

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Butera's provided very good service and excellent fare.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Casual, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Disabled Access
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·Dined 7 days ago

Had a lovely evening as my co-workers and I had a holiday celebration. Food was excellent and so was the waiter!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was excellent as always and was served in a timely manner. The server was quite friendly and tended to all our needs. The close proximity to other diners is frustrating at times and the atmosphere is a bit noisy, but the quality of the food and the service outweighs these aspects.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was ok. More in line with a Carrabas or Olive Garden chain quality. Very loud dinning area.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Picked Butera's off the map because we were going to the Smithtown Theater. Checked out the website and the pictures looked good so we took a chance. We were satisfied beyond any expectations we had. The ambiance was warm, very casual and relaxed. The greeter was very friendly. The waiter gave us excellent service, but most of all, the food was delicious! If we're ever around again, we'll definitely come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had 9 people there and everyone really enjoyed the food. With only one alcoholic beverage in all but 4 coffees, a couple appetizers, the cost including tip per person was $37. Just one pizza was ordered. They do very sizable meals that I would encourage splitting. The Nona’s lasagna was incredible but could be split.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I have been here many times before however this week the server Dana took her time to explain some of the dishes on the menu. The four of us had huge servings but more importantly every bite was better than the previous bite. The meal was our best yet and cant say enough about it. I even told our friends last night how enjoyable the night was
Go enjoy

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was our first time at Butera's and we really enjoyed the food. Made reservations the same day and were seated on time. The staff was very friendly. The food was tasty and the price was reasonable. Would definitely return and recommend Butera's to friends. 2 thumbs up.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great dinner with the family. Something for everyone. Love the chicken meatballs. I would definitely come again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The complimentary bread with hummus was creative and flavorful. The calamari was just the right texture. The risotto in the main dish was delicious, although the grilled shrimp was slightly tough. The pasta with shellfish was overall a great dish, though the two clams were likewise too tough (the mussels and scallops were great). Ambience and service were wonderful, and we would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Not nearly as good as Butera’s of Sayville.
I couldn’t get in at Sayville so I thought I would try Smithtown . The service was not as good and I thought the food was not nearly as good. very disappointed

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The service was outstanding. The food was even better. I am so happy we found this place. Will be a regular.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service. Portion size is large and generous. Had to wait a while for a seat, even with a reservation, but it was worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Good food. Had an issue with one of the dishes. Returned to kitchen and a new one brought out. Staff was great, apologetic and they took it off the bill. Must try chicken meatballs

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I asked my daughter for her 15th birthday where she would like to go to eat with a few of her friends and she chose Buteras. I left them and the staff treated her and all her friends well. The food as tasty as always. The only disappointment was knowing this was for her birthday, they didn’t sing her happy birthday. She has a great time none the less and we’ll come back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food, excellent service. Great for kids! Will go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very good service and food. Very noisy and difficult to hold a conversation. I believe it's due to the low ceiling.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Portion size is ample, dishes came out differently than described. One side accompaniment undercooked. Bread and hummus starter excellent. Loudest restaurant I have ever experienced!

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Nice place, people work hard food pretty good, very noisy

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I frequently eat at this restaurant. My only complaint this time was that I ordered baked clams, which were dry and fishy. I also had clams in my main course, which were not very good. Otherwise everything was delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great neighborhood authentic italian restaurant. Calamari (both Thai style and traditional) are outstanding. Service was good, but be prepared to wait for your glass of wine. I would recommend this to anyone in the area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was my first time there and I was not really impressed. The food was mediocre & the service was not as attentive as I would have liked. I enjoyed the company I was with, just next time I will go elsewhere.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

excellent service and food was excellent, Never disappointed!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Excellent homestyle Italian food. Service was very attentive and restaurant was inviting and comfortable.

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

This is a mixed review as I thought the escarole soup and veal Marsala were outstanding. Portion size was good. My wife, however, thought her meal was just okay. She did not particularly care for the sauce on her meal.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Yosemite)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always good food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was nice as usual. Buteras is always a great restaurant for special occasions. They changed the menu since the last time I was there. Many of the items my family would always order was removed from the menu but they did make the dishes for us anyway. Also, the family style dishes were not on the menu any longer but they did let us order those as well.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great service and friendly management. Excellent food. Ordered the sea scallops special.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

My wife and I went to enjoy date night
The food and service were great. Our waiter was very good.
The bar tenders kept us laughing while we waited for our table to be set.
I would return without a doubt!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

As always, another great meal! This has been and continues to be one of the best restaurants!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

I have always loved Buteras. They changed their menu a while back and it just hasn't been as good. Plus I think they are a little over priced for an Italian restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Always Enjoy going to Buteras! Food is delicious and the staff is very kind, professional, attentive!! The atmosphere is very Tuscan. And the price is right!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Our waiter was very attentive at the beginning of our meal. He was very nice, polite and service was great until we got our first course which was a salad. Our main meals came afterwards and we were totally ignored by everyone. The waiter, the manager and the bus servers. No one even looked at us. We had to ask for our own box to take home our leftovers and load the boxes ourselves with a fork. People around us came and went before we even got our check with we had to have the waiter called over. I gave him the certificate and it wasn't deducted which took even longer. The manager on that Sunday night seemed very efficient walking around looking at all the other tables but ours. We were even sitting in the middle of the room! Have to say the food was excellent. The waiter came by with the check and didn't ask if we wanted dessert or any more wine which I had finished by the end of the salad. I think we should be compensated for the annoying evening we had. It was a night out with my husband and I.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Been to Butera's many times and always enjoy my time there. Excellent food, great menu, very good service. Can be quite loud though so be prepared to "SPEAK UP" a bit.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Not an ideal spot for a date - but great for families and large groups.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Never dissatisfied. Bab sirloin special was tender and tasty. Could use some creative dessert ideas

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My overall impression is the kitchen is cutting corners. Ordered baked clams mostly dry bread crumbs, they should be embarrassed serving this. I ordered short rib and rigatoni for my dinner, it was dry not freshly prepared, tasted like Beef-a-Roni. Mix green salad was mix greens poured from a bag with I slice of Tomato and cucumber on the side some chopped onions on top with a few slices of carrots on top. There are much better choices for Italian in area.
The server noticed that I didn't eat my dinner and tried repeatedly to make it right, there was a manager/owner working the floor he did nothing to correct my situation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

I have been to this location several times and have always been happy. Yesterday my entree was so salty it was inedible (same for my husbands). They removed mussels from their appetizer menu (which by the way were amazing) and the waiter was unfriendly and inattentive (food came to the table some time before the serving utensils and dishes). Also I asked for a small dish of pasta and he just looked at me - I clarified that I would pay for it as a children's meal and he agreed to get it.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

On A July night, the restaurant was very warm and uncomfortable

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