Pentimento Restaurant

4.7
915 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

When the pandemic hit and we had to close and re-think our business, we decided to convert its large dining room into a food market to meet the needs of the community’s new dining habits. While the restaurant will continue to have a dining area with prepared food, the food market will be an extension of the kitchen which is the hub of the restaurant. The market is now open, and its shelves and bins, refrigerators and freezer are well-stocked with prepared Italian specialty dishes as well as fine imported ingredients that customers can take home to prepare food themselves...these are the same ingredients used by Chef Dennis in the kitchen to prepare the restaurant’s meals and include everything from antipasti to desserts as well as sauces, salads and soups, pasta, beans and rice, cheeses and meats, wines and sodas and a whole lot more. All this so that members of our community and beyond can prepare and enjoy Pentimento’s meals exactly as they are served in the restaurant.

Support Pentimento Restaurant during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipJennifer
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is unfortunate that Pentimento is now permanently closed after 27 years in Stony Brook because of a lease dispute. Very sad....

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Frites
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good thing this place is closing down. Food was mediocre.

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Carlie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sad that this place is closing. I always wanted to visit and glad I got to yesterday before it officially closes. Food was incredible! Loved the limoncello shrimp! Hope they find a new location soon!

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Lynnz
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Stony Brook. Gloria Rocchio should be removed from the WMHO board and Eagle realty for not renewing their lease.

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Henry
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a shame that Pentimento will be closing for good this weekend. Their lease was not renewed, after more than 20 years.

It was always a wonderful restaurant. It will be greatly missed.

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vipPatricia
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just magnificent!!

Such a travesty that this wondrous restaurant will have to close.
Very devastating for me personally, my family and our community.

Thank you Pentimento Family!!

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Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pentimento is great! Shame on the Ward Melville Foundation and the chair person, Gloria, for not doing everything in their and her power to keep this neighborhood gem open - we don't need another glorified fast food "joint" in its place. Negotiate a new lease ASAP! Save Pentimento!!!!!!

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vipBrendaR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a terrific experience!

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Ryan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was horribly slow, food was excellent.

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vipLaurie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!! Quaint and clean establishment

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Elyse
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the very best!!!!

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Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pentimento is a great little restaurant - classy but still casual. The place is so pretty, the people are so nice and the food is great! The clientele is pretty good too - although that sounds self serving - it spans age groups and ethnic groups and is all around quite cosmopolitan! I hope that the landlord reconsiders terminating their lease. The other restaurant names I hear mentioned as replacements are nothing more than glorified fast food stops - Stony Brook should work to keep its image and its style - Ward Melville would absolutely demand Pentimento stay! After struggling through the pandemic so far, this restaurant should get more than short shrift from the landlord. As the signs around the area say - Save Pentimento!!

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vipFblatt
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I had the fettuccine with tuna. There was absolutely NO tuna in the pasta. Very disappointing. The zucchini appetizers was very good

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vipAlisonR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great and food is delicious . Consistently

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DaveC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a shame it's closing. Great everything! Nothing to complain about. Well worth the visit before it closes.

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vipMeltch
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sorry Pentimento is closing.

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Weezy28
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great as always! Hoping the owners find another space
soon

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Steve
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Restaurant continues to put out outstanding dishes and wait service in a perfect enviroment. Only complaint... Entrees/Large Plate portions could be a little larger.

Save Pentimento Restaurant!! Stony Brook Village is where it belongs.

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mariac
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Delicious food and friendly service.

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SharonG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch in the garden! Lush and cool (on a super hot day!)… smooth melon soup, shishito peppers and fish tacos..finished with blueberry sorbet..as usual, perfect in every way!

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tt23
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very tasty but the portions are very small!

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Edwatd
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, nice location. Dined on the patio and had a wonderful experience. It's really too bad that they lost their lease and will be closing next month. One of the better establishments around.

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AprilM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! The pannelle is always delicious, as is the budino pudding. Wish they weren't having to close.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best and fav place ! Has to stay🙏🏻🙏🏻

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EricD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and lovely outdoor space. Great drinks as well

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SharonG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual a most wonderful experience from personal greeting and attention to detail to the ambience and the food …our favorite neighborhood restaurant!!! BTW, The manager, AnneMarie, is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Please save Pedimento ♥️

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KeithM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to eat. Great service and staff. Food and drinks were spot on. The staff is more than willing to help and know the food they are serving you.

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vipYeseniaJ
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were helping our son move into Stony Brook University and I was checking online to see what nice restaurants are around the area and had read the wonderful reviews for Pentimento Restaurant that we had to try it out for ourselves. We had a wonderful dinner! Everything that we ordered was delicious! The service was very good as well, it was a nice ambiance at the restaurant. I was sad to read that Pentimento has lost their lease at their current location of 27 years. I hope they are able to find another place/another lease or hopefully the realtor will change their mind about renewing the lease. What a wonderful restaurant and would love to try more of their dishes when coming back to Stony Brook to visit our son.

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AidaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our waiter was not nice to us...but the food was excellent..hoping to save Pentimento for our nxt visit nxt year

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vipFblatt
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Save Pentimento!

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FashionAgent
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great but portions could be more especially the grouper taco. It’s 1 taco and it’s $8. And hardly had any fish in it. Same with limoncello shrimp. Small portion. I know it’s small plates. But I’m spending over $100 and left hungry.

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JoanB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have returned to dining at our favorite restaurants and feel entirely comfortable with dining out at Pentimento. One of the finest neighborhood restaurants. Always offering excellent specials along with their regular menu items. Friendly welcoming atmosphere with professional service staff.

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debbiecharych
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pentimento is our neighborhood "Cheers". We love everything about it ~ the food, the people, Lisa & Dennis and the ambiance. It is incredible how they reinvented themselves during the pandemic and how serving the community was always first on their agenda. I can't say enough wonderful things about Pentimento! Oh ~ one more ~ there is something for EVERYONE on the menu. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc. at every price point also!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. Food was fresh and excellent as was the service. Definitely coming back

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vipPatricia
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pentimento is everything a restaurant should be.
Excellent food, impeccable service, beautiful decor inside and out.
It would be a travesty if they were forced to close their doors.
Keep Pentimento open!!!

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thomas
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a nice night out and the food is always amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent time at Pentimento. Never fails to exceed our expectations

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AaronH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite date night spot! The atmosphere is always welcoming and friendly. The food and drinks are out of the world, they consistently knock it out of the park. We’ve never had a bad meal there in all the years we’ve been going. 10/10 would recommend

FAQs

Pentimento Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 689-7755.

Pentimento Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 915 OpenTable diners.

Pentimento Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://pentimentorestaurant.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

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