Pentimento Restaurant

4.7
873 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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
What 873 people are saying
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Lucienne
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the area. Interesting menu and great focaccia.

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vipHNHN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Try the steak sandwich....I ordered mine with only the peppers on the sandwich and it was de-lish!

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BobbyT63
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor garden dining.
Excellent quality of food
Courteous, efficient waiters.
Recommend without hesitation.

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KathleenC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine were delicious!! Cute little restaurant with homey feel. Will be back for sure

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BobR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food is always delicious. We had one of our favorite waiters. My big complaint this time is this the new Pentimento policy of pooling all tips. Our waiter is superb. We have had him three prior occasions and as such would like to tip him for the great service. We are now unable to do that.

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Carolyn
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I ordered the grilled salmon. It was well prepared although the portion was small.

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CharlesL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food

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LisaK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice lunch for friends to catch up!

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vip1262
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food was ok, drinks were not good at all. It was just ok for us. We will have to give it another try. Outside area looked nice, we will have to request for next time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Virginia
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My nephews birthday was just what he wanted and more. There were 5 of us for lunch and each meal superb,
From steak to Pasta and Fresh fish. Cant wait to return.

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EileenV
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Most dishes were enjoyed by our party, however, the chicken Caesar salad, which is usually excellent, was not up to its usual standard.

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shellyc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside dining area is very pleasant, the food is magnificent, with a very diverse menu. Staff is very professional and accommodating. One of my favorite restaurants.

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Alice
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this restaurant. The food is amazing and the staff are great. Definitely would recommend Pentimento.

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IndyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service & food - the drinks were priced reasonably

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Md100
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 6 inside for lunch, but it was so nice out we were able to get a lovely table on the patio. The food was great, prices reasonable, and service was very good. I would definitely recommend.

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vipStevenfromSetauket
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love Pentimento! I phoned the restaurant during the afternoon for an outside table. The person answering the phone was so nice and accommodating! When we arrived we were seated at a beautiful outside table-my wife was thrilled! Lisa kept coming by our table to make sure everything was perfect .... and it was! The food and service is top-notch. We can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience dining at Pentimento. It is a Stony Brook gem and we truly enjoy going there whether it’s for everyday dining or a special occasion. Highly recommend.
Thank you Pentimento for another great meal!

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Barbara
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch!Great service. Wonderful relaxing afternoon!
Highly recommend

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Mazz
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated on the patio. Enjoyed some cocktails and small plate appetizers.
We tried the Limoncello Shrimp, delish ! The lobster hash browns were surprisingly good. It was server’s suggestion to order the bread basket with canellini spread, you will want to dip the bread in the limoncello sauce.
Craft cocktails - tangerine cosmopolitan and aviation were fabulous!
Management: Please don’t let these be seasonal and continue these cocktails year round.. service was great!

I will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, but smaller sized portions. Make sure to get additional sides

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CarmelaA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, my only complaint is that I had to wear a mask coming into the restaurant even though I'm fully vaccinated. I feel that should be an option. This way they can respect both sides!!

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vipLawrenceM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints.

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CaroleB
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a farewell get together. Over the years I have always enjoyed lunch or dinner at Pentimento, Will miss this excellent neighborhood restaurant and hopefully will find one as pleasant at my new home.

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Messi
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Memorable anniversary dinner outside on the patio - perfect quiet ambience - barrely audible music perfect- mussel appetizer great - sambucca a first in mussles for me quite nice. chick pea fritters needed seasoning. Dinner Special Sea bass - looked over done but that was the look of the skin - appearance not great but was tasty. Seared sesame tuna was excellent and worth the trip, bricked chicken was very good. a little slow on drink refresh, but Enzoni was great. Cannoli's and coffee were excellent.

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Lovetoeat
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Pentimento was amazing! Our favorite restaurant so it’s lucky we live just up the street!
It will be nice when they can regain their dining room again although we have taken advantage of their little market!

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JoanH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great small plates and food. Waitress wasn't very friendly for a small place.

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vipPhyl
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great. Covid protocols were adhered to. The waitress we had wasn’t attentive at all. Barely listened to our order and messed up the drink order. Never came back to check on us. The other staff made up for her.

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vipRonneC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends at this established and welcoming restaurant was just as I remembered it. Glad to be back and enjoying the food. Everything was good and we all had a lovely time.

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vipStevenfromSetauket
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second visit and our experience was wonderful! The food and service was top-notch! We met the owner (Lisa) who was very welcoming.

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EvelynH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Went for Mother’s Day, did not feel rushed at all. Waitress was great!

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vipPatricia
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal here is superlative!
Always a treat to be here.
Love Love Love everything about Pentimento.
Been coming here since Day One (1964) and it just never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s day

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vipkapclan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular

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margi
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good service was excellent

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MICHAELG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice selection of entrees and prices. Pleasant staff. Not overcrowded. Looking forward to the outdoor courtyard dining.

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vipGio14
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never disappoints at Pentimento. As always, experience was perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great. Service wonderful, food nice, no rush. Altogether a great meal

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Fiona
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pentimento is a great restaurant- the staff is knowledgeable and attentive, the food is delicious and unique, and the vibe of the place is warm, modern and comfortable. For those concerned about CoVID, they take care to make sure everyone is socially distant, wearing masks around the restaurant and have hand sanitizer available. Love coming to this restaurant, it’s such a great spot in Stony Brook Village!

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Doodlemom
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brussels sprouts are delicious as is the lebneh. Lentil salad was tasty but not as good as the apps. Portions are generous. I think next time a table of apps will be the choice. Need more heaters for outside, they only 2 had but have about 6-7 tables out there. We were promised one but it went to a reservation ( which we had) that requested a heater. Who would think to 'pre-order' a heater? I will say though, table are very nicely placed and never felt unsafe eating outside. Bought some treats at the market to take home too. Will def be back!

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 873 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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