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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
Stony Brook, NY 11790
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
Late night bar menu available
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly for details.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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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