About 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.

7903 Jericho Turnkpike
Woodbury, NY 11797
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Sicilian

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

Cross Street:
Southwoods Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 496-3633

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

Executive Chef:
Gary Butera

Private Party Contact:
Marisa Mascolo: (516) 496-3633

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.5

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4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (13)
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Good for Groups (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Cozy (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

BUTERA’S has always been one of our favorite restaurants. It’s got its act together.
Our reservation was honored on-time, despite others waiting. Our server knew the menu and made some recommendations. When he wasn’t sure about the beer specials, he promptly brought over a “expert” who described in detail the differences between the two brews. Our dinners were delicious, as they always are. There is a nice choice of salads to start. For our main course, the four of us made varied choices. The pistachio-crusted salmon with leeks and mushrooms was superb. The lasagna special was delicious, as was the shrimp parmigiana. The beef ragout with gluten-free pasta was great. Portions are generally large. This is a rather noisy restaurant when it’s busy...this was a Saturday night. But, diners enjoying good food and drink are happy people, and should be!

Tags: Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Butera's never disappoints. The food and service are very good. It gets kind of hectic, but the acoustics are o.k. so you have no trouble hearing conversations. The menu has a good mixture of classics and creative dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

You can never go wrong with Buteras. My friends and I have been regulars for many many years and we consider it our favorite place to dine.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was good but the noise level made it sooooooooooooooo tough to hear each other. It was a special occasion dinner and really was spoiled by the noise level. And I asked for a quiet table. Don't go there if you want to communicate. a perfect place to eat dinner with each other and look at your phne all throught the meal because you cant hear each other.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always delicious. A great neighborhood restaurant!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Love going to Buteras!! One of my favorite places!!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Another awesome meal with great service!!! Looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

What can I say but always great. About 15 miles away but well worth it. Just so you don't embarrass yourself like I did, the manager Seth will not accept an expired coupon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Went to Butera's on an early Friday night. The server Matt was very attentive and offered helpful suggestions. We started with the sliders and Pizza. Everything was great and plentiful. We followed that with several entree's all of which were very good to great. We enjoyed Butera's Rigatoni and the Steak. Been going to Butera's a long time and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great pick for an Italian restaurant. Many choices to choose from plus they may even make a dish if you ask.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Waitress so accommodating. Delicious food. Good drinks. Reservations honored.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I like the atmosphere here even though it does get quite loud. The food is very good, but I do miss their seafood lasagna. No longer on menu. Butera's is a place I like to frequent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent! Our go to restaurant . I love that they take reservations for 4 people.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food very good, will make meals not on menu, service very good, noise level us above normal....we were hoarse when we left.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food great
Very noisy hard to chat with large group
Service good despite order placed wrong
Portions very large

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Drinks and bartender were great! Food and service were exceptional. Will definitely be back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Always consistently great food and service!
Decor is nice and atmosphere is lively.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Good consistently good but service was way off tonight.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We enjoy Butera's whenever we dine there with friends or just my husband and me. Food is always consistent and portions are plentiful. Servers are knowledgeable and friendly.
Desserts are great also!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Service was excellent and the staff was friendly. The food was excellent as well

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We go the Buteras often. The quality of the food is great and the prices are reasonable
The main complaint is that they do not honor their reservations. We had a 7:30 reservations however we were not seated until 7:50. They do not hold a table for you. They give you the next table as it becomes available. If the people at that table decide to sit around a while longer then your wait is longer. This happens each time we go because not all seating requires reservations. People off the street put their name on a waiting list so this effects the wait time of people with reservations

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Consistency. Dependable to deliver good food and large menu. A little loud

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This was our 3rd visit, Overall we thought the food was good, party of 4, it was my son's birthday.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

a nice casual setting with good food and a friendly young staff.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The food here was excellent. I had a pasta dish with shrimp, mushrooms and escarole. I highly recommend this particular dish. My guests were equally satisfied and I've never been disappointed here. My only concern is that the noise level is so high that it's difficult to hear your guests. Otherwise it was a great experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

My favorite restaurant by far. Excellent food at reasonable prices. The Chillins love Buteras!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Food was delicious! Very noisy...staff was excellent catering to our needs, waitress, not so much! Always have a great meal here!

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Food was delicious! Cauliflower pizza was yummy. I have food allergies (gluten and diary) and restaurant was able to accommodate. I will surely return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

On our recent visit, the fire alarm rang intermittently for at least an hour without explanation, apology or compensation from the restaurant. The fire company arrived and left much more quickly than our orders did. When it did arrive, the food was tasty, but the service was slow and inattentive. Overall, a terrible experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Reserved a table for a group of friends for someone's birthday. We were seated for 15 minutes when I received a call from the restaurant asking if I still intended to show up for my reservation. The fire alarm went off repeatedly for the last 45 minutes of our meal, and during the constant shrieking, not once did the establishment offer to buy us a drink, give us a dessert, etc. Food wasn't bad, but wasn't anything special. Won't be returning.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

The food was excellent and the wait staff was very attentive.

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

Always love going to Butera's even though it's a good distance from us. Well worth the drive! The food is consistently great and portions are large. Servers are all attentive, especially Matt. Met Seth, the new manager, and wish him the best of luck; real nice guy!!
Stu F.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Excellent service. Great salads. Large portions. No rushing. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Great tasty mealsthat were enjoyed by my group of six!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Naples)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was great. It was terribly loud and couldn't carry on a conversation at all. Ordered drinks before dinner. They arrived, but minutes before our food showed up. They pack way to many tables in here. Ordered a second drink and it arrived long after the meal was over. Server was overwelmed. Its really to bad because the food was excellent. Can't say as I would go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was very congenial.

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

The food was very bland and unflavored. Lacking any real taste. We all had pasta with out dinner, and they all arrived very watery. We had to ask the waitress for extra sauce because it was so full of water. We will not be returning. Money not well spent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Great food and huge portions at a moderate price. Our server era very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

I have been to Butera's many many times and have never been disappointed but I was Friday. The newer menu is poor compared to the old one. The veal eggplant was absolutely horrible in flavor and presentation. Menu stated "in a Marsala sauce" but was a brown gravy. Will not be retuning anytime soon.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

We were meeting friends from out town; request for table was honored . Although we had a new waitress , she did her best but did fall short in several areas including getting the orders incorrect , delivering drink orders. Service was just ok . Please bring back some of the old menu items as in penne eggplant and warm asparagus salad.

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