Pentimento Restaurant

4.6
859 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 859 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IndyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service & food - the drinks were priced reasonably

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Md100
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
131 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
2 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
19 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
2 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
7 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
132 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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Patricia
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!

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vipdoctooch
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went to Pentimento for Easter. This was our first time back since the pandemic. It seemed like the menus got smaller. I was expecting more unique type of items. I will have to go back on a non-holiday.

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KeithM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food is excellent and the service is quick

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again an incredible meal. We both ordered the special. The grass fed rib eye & the seared yellowfin tuna with a lemon couscous & spinach. Absolutely perfect!!! The lemon couscous was light and almost refreshing.
And the apricot margarita is a MUST !!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Steve64
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I thought this was more of an upscale Italian restaurant but it wasn't. The food was just okay. Definitely no need to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Such a cute date night place! Went to the market place after which was adorable
Will be back

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vipIndependance
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Surprisingly our food for the four adults was terrible. The Steak was tasteless, spaghetti bolognese was unexpectedly full of cream, my vegetarian choice of cauliflower sandwich had no flavor.
Previously I’ve enjoyed their food!! With a bill of almost $200 most of the food was left on the plates. Very disappointing!!!

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SweetEats
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

All good. Not outrageously good but good. Tough with limited staff due to COVID. Totally understand. One other quick note. Asked when making the reservation if it was a special occasion and noted it was our anniversary but then nothing. Why ask.

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vipAmandaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very special night out celebrating St Patricks Day. I had potato leek soup which was creamy and flavorful. Corned beef and cabbage with horseradish and mustard dipping sauce on the side. The carrotts were tender, the cabbage delicious and the potatoes cooked to perfection. The Brown Derby I drank was spot on and suited my meal in just the right way. We also enjoyed giant white beans, artichokes and quinoa salad with salmon. The bread choices were delightful. Our waitstaff were spot on as usual. It was nice to see an old movie playing again on the big tv. Lots of menu choices and we finished up the night with a stop in the market for some specialties. Well worth it!

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Puddypaws
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat on L.I. Relaxed atmosphere but very pretty. Staff is wonderful. Food always good.

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DebB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. The drinks and food are always so good. The service is always good too. I love the addition of the market!

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vipJoeK
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff, service and food are always great.

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Ronald
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a great meal with my wife. Great Covid precautions. Great food and reasonable prices.

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LindaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great food! Great service. Very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The hostess/floor manager was lovely. We sat by a window and were cold so we dined with coats on. Service was good. Falafel sandwich was a bit underwhelming. Would go back when the bar opens and have wine and small plates.

FAQs

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

Pentimento Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 859 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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