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“Our family's restaurant of choice”

Butera's Restaurant of Smithtown
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Ranked #11 of 105 Restaurants in Smithtown
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Landing Avenue
Reviewed April 2, 2013

This is our family's restaurant of choice. We're there at least once a month. The food is consistently excellent, with nice portions at a reasonable price. Favorite dishes are the chicken marsala, pasta primavera, penne eggplant, and chicken parmagiana. The complimentary garlic knots are always a treat. The wait staff and management are uniformly friendly, attentive and efficient. One minor gripe is that it seems that Lucille, who has now opened her own bakery, no longer provides the desserts, and the decline in the quality is noticeable. But overall, this remains a great Italian restaurant.

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

For my son's confirmation on a Thursday night we chose Butera's for a dinner for eleven. Parking is usually tight but we arrived early, at 5:30, and didn't have a problem. Our table was waiting and the waitresses were well versed in the menu. Our group included those with a variety of tastes, including two vegetarians and seafood lovers. We had the waitress choose two bottles of wine, a shiraz and a pinot grigio, which were both well received. We chose three appetizers, the meatball pizza, fried mozzarella and a mixed shellfish dish, which arrived very quickly. The meatball pizza (we ordered two of these) was very surprising--absolutely delicious with crumbled chicken meatballs, a thin crust and flavorful sauce. I don't eat seafood so I can't personally comment but my guests were raving about the mussels. And the fried mozzarella was a B+. The restaurant was crowded and It was good that we enjoyed the appetizers as we had quite a long wait for the main course. I had a spicy broccoli rabe and chicken lasagna type dish, which I split family style with another guest. It was wonderful and the two of us could only finish about half the portion provided. The variety of entrees they served our party included veal, steak, seafood and pasta with all eleven of us very happy and satisfied. We skipped coffee and dessert which we had back home. When the bill arrived I was even more joyful--all of the above came to just over $300, before tip. My suggestion: order family style dishes--it easily feeds three and is a significant cost savings.

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1  Thank Michele H
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

We always end up getting take out from here since we live nearby. The food is still pipng hot when we get it. Very good and reasonable prices. Just a small nit, I would prefer some of the dishes with a little less oil. Still very good though.

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

food was very good and resonably priced. service was excellent. not surprising that it is not easy to get a table at peak hours

Thank Jeffrey L
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Great authentic Italian food in a mediteranean atmosphere. Convenient location in Smithtown where the service is as good as the food.

Thank jodiandfriends
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