About Pentimento Restaurant

Pentimento, inspired by the spirit of mother-nature, reflects the seasonal progression by creating seasonal menus conceived by owner Dennis Young and Chef Chelsea Taylor. Like the seasons, each menu is merely a layer on the culinary canvas they have been painting on for more than thirty years.
Like all Italian fare, the soul of each dish is derived from the region and embodied by the finest imported and local, natural and organic ingredients and animated with passion in the hands that prepare them. Using minimal and high quality ingredients and showcasing their flavors is one of our philosophies at Pentimento. Our wine program is extensive, yet simple. Every palette is different. Italian food needs to be enjoyed in an atmosphere that beckons family and friends to savor, talk, drink and celebrate. The direction by the general manager Lisa Cusumano results in a very unique guest experience

93 Main St.
Stony Brook, NY 11790
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Sunday Dinner: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
CLOSED MONDAY

Late night bar menu available

Cross Street:
Route 25A

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 689-7755

Website:
http://www.pentimentorestaurant.net/

Catering:
Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly for details.

Executive Chef:
Chelsea Taylor

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Pentimento Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.5

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4.4

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4.3

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Special Occasion (15)
Romantic (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Cozy (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Casual (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Authentic (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Business Meals (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Organic (4)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant has a cozy feel to it. The bar area was also inviting with a friendly bartender and good happy hour choices. I enjoyed the food but was a little disappointed with the small amount of muscles for the price. The tiramisu had too much orange zest it overpowered the coffee flavor. The service was ok no one came to pour the wine when our glasses were empty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Pentimento never fails on service and food quality, we all love this restaurant each time we go. I being a vegetarian am so pleased with so many creative options. Our server Rob was wonderful. Everyone I take here just loves it. Will be back again and again

Tags: Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

My steak was slightly over-cooked to my liking and what I asked for, but it was delicious. The orange polenta cake was delicate and a perfect end to this meal. The hazelnut gelato was amazing. We had great service and left very satisfied. We have returned to this restaurant many times and will continue to do so.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Awesome happy hour...apps are fantastic. The food is delicious and the service is superior. The house made gnocchi is by far one of the best that I've tasted....great job to the chef!!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I just had the most interesting and delicious meal! The chefs love to be creative with flavors and they were right-on again. I love this place because of the people, the staff, the bar, the ambience and the food. I'll be back again and again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The quality of the ingredients of all dishes stand out to me. Quite a homemade feel.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was delicious. Lots to choose from. We had a great evening. Thanks!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We dined on a Saturday evening. We were seated shortly after we arrived. Our server was polite, helpful but quiet. Our food was very good as were the wines we enjoyed.
We shared the cheese and meat platter as an appetizer for 4. Also enjoyed the small plates of rice ball, sautéed shrimp, mushrooms and prosciutto. Also had the gnocchi it was somewhat sticky. For dessert, Creme brûlée, polenta cake and biscotti all very nice. Looking forward to visiting when the weather is warm to check out their outdoor seating.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We got tapas and it was great. Lots of interesting options, nice service and a "neighborhood" atmosphere.

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

One of my very favorite restaurants- the menu consistently has new items, service is always superb!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

It’s a nice bar and smallish seating area. The food is very good and the atmosphere is comfortable. The small plates are good to share.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food is always good, never have shad a bad meal and service was and is always great

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Portions are very small...disappointing. Left me still hungry :(

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was decent for the price, not great. Service was just a bit south of professional. Ambiance rather noisy. Been there many times and it's been true to form - somewhat uneven.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Pentimento never disappoints

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Restaurant was very cold by the windows my girl friend was freezing .... we asked the Manager to move .... she was less than cooperative and had an surly attitude

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always our favorite. New Years Eve...the freshest, Britney, cold oysters and beautifully plated specials or offerings from their wonderful menu. Just always...the best! ...and, we can walk there!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Disabled Access, Vegan, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My short ribs were excellent as was everyone else’s dinners.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had several different dishes and they were all delicious!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great company and food! would recommend. Our hostess was fabulous!

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This is a place with a very nice decor, quite and mature. The food and service were great. My only comment is to say that the food presentation was lacking flair. No decorative greens or added colors, just good food served plain. Otherwise, we enjoyed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

For many years now my friend and I have dined at Pentimento after the Three Village House Tour and then we head to the Staller Center for an evening concert! What a remarkable day! The duck we had was amazing! From salad to dessert everything added to our wonderful experience. Merry Christmas!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I have never been disappointed in the service. It is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion (drop off your own cake a head of time if you wish) and they will present it. Food is unique and presented beautifully. Reservations are a must and not a restaurant for young children. I look forward to my next return.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Would return there in a heartbeat. Excellent service and amazing food. Welcoming and friendly bartender. Waitstaff very attentive.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food at Pentimento is creative, often remarkable. The range of dishes, both small and large plates, will satisfy the most diverse tastes as well as limitations. Vegetarian, gluten free, meat and fish eaters... everyone will have numerous options to choose from! At our dinner last night, our group of three shared two appetizers: the Panelle, fried chick pea discs that were intoxicating, and a respectable pate. Two in our party had the seasonal bay scallop dishes, which were wonderful... definitely try them if they're on the menu. The bay scallops are delicate, almost as sweet as candy! The third person had the salmon from the regular menu, which is always reliable. At dessert, a pear bread pudding was good, though no one could detect any pear in it. The atmosphere is fine... livelier if you're near the bar area, but not crazy. Service is alway reliable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Delicious food with great service and atmosphere! Will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food is consistently delicious. Eat in the restaurant when you come here. The bar is not a good scene. There is a fairly young bartender there that has been there for some time. He likes to put his hands on the other bar maids in front of the customers! Can you imagine, in this day and age. Hello Harvey Weinstein !!!We wrote in to complain about him and he denied what everyone sees him do right in front of everyone. He also is famous for changing your favorite game if he simply feels like it with no warning.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent meal from start to finish.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fantastic service. Cozy atmosphere. Interesting and tasty food choices. Great specailty drinks. What more can you ask for. Good happy hour prices.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great atmosphere and food was excellent. I was a little disappointed with their whiskey selection and tap beer options but overall great experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is a great restaurant and we should frequent it more .
Last night we went all American and both my wife and myself went with burgers !! She had the vegetarian burger which unfortunately she didn't like and left. They did offer to switch it for something else but she declined . My burger however was very good ! Well cooked and full of flavor . Not sure about Burgers on Ciabatta bread ! Call me old fashioned , but it was a great burger .
Our waiter was friendly and polite - no complaints about this restaurant, been here many times and always consistent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food is always excellent, service as well. One of our fsvorites!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Highly recommend this restaurant. Food was delicious and well prepared. I didn't notice that the dish I ordered contained chili powder and was quite spicy. My fault. They were more than willing to get me another dish and, while I was waiting, even brought me a complimentary appetizer. Quite thoughtful. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Good selection and I will definitely return. You can actually have a normal level conversation (we went on a Sunday evening).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Have been a customer for several years , 3 times a year visit.
I had heard negative review from a family member that the food was no longer good. But I had always enjoyed our meals in the past and had to give it a try.
Unfortunately they must have new ownership and the whole experience isn't the same.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Nice meal -limited menu. Over 120 for lunch.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great spot to dine. Nice bar. Outside seating avail. Very nice menu. Great service. Will be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Four of us went to dinner here on a Friday evening and all four of us loved everything we ordered - wine, apps, entree and dessert. Two of us are vegetarians and there were many creative dishes to choose from which was wonderful because there still is limited vegetarian dishes to choose from in many restaurants. Even if you were not vegetarian these dishes would appeal to anyone. The waiter was efficient and pleasant but not overbearing. We are still talking about how much we loved it here. Will be back!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We sat outside, which was very pleasant. Inside, it tends to be much noisier. There is a bar, but we haven't sat there, so I can't comment on it.

Martin

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We have been here before. This time was not so great. Not much of a selection of red wines by the glass. You would think an Italian restaurant would have a merlot by the glass. The meatball appetizer we got was cold and our server was nowhere to be found. We were very disappointed this time around.

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