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“Loud & Crowded with Yummy Food”

Butera's Restaurant-Woodbury
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Ranked #3 of 39 Restaurants in Woodbury
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Southwoods Road
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Loud & Crowded with Yummy Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place is a scene! Packed most nights, there is a reason why. The food is consistently delicious and is reasonably priced. This is no traditional "red sauce" place. The menu offers selections from creative pasta dishes, to lighter fare such as several fish selections prepared any way you like. This is a good "compromise" restaurant. One can watch his or her weight while the other indulges in over the top dishes. Try the Veal Lasagna (over the top) or the lighter fare linguini with clams and shrimp. Yum!

Visited May 2014
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Former New Yorkers visiting from California, we spent some time in a small and pleasant mall near our hotel around lunch time. My wife selected Butera's - one of three restaurants in the mall - and it was a GREAT choice. We sat outside on a lovely summer day. The menu is large but manageable. The waitress who also managed the bar dispensed expert information on a Sauvignon Blanc, which my wife loved along with her chicken salad. My pizza with Italian sausage, mozzarella and herbed ricotta redefines delicious! As if all that goodness were not enough -a cream filled cannoli sent us into a swoon. We would like to transplant Butera's to Los Angeles!

Visited June 2014
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Long Island, NY
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175 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Average at Best”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

Hard to imagine an Italian restaurant without many of the Italian favorites we have come to know and love - manicotti, ravioli, baked ziti, lasagna, egg plant parmigiana, etc. But the menu here is very limited and does not include these and other popular dishes that one might expect to find in such a restaurant. The food preparation is so-so. My pasta was way too al dente, and it was not the rigatoni I ordered. Probably needed at least another 2-3 minutes in the water. The individual pizza was actually large enough for two, but it was kind of mushy, like when you reheat a slice in the microwave. The noise level at lunchtime was high, making it difficult to carry on a conversation at your table. Service was fine and prices were reasonable. However, all at my table agreed that Butera's was not worth revisiting.

  • Visited June 2014
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Long Island, New York
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212 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Decent food and lots of it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

Butera's is a local favorite in Woodbury, NY. Reservations are a must on Saturday night as the line can be out the door. The service is OK, the food is plentiful, the noise level can reach din levels. The menu is extensive but as some have said, not terribly original. Recommended are talapia, veal milanese, and salads with either chicken, shrimp, scallops, or, in my case, small chicken meatballs; they are too large for one person. To my dismay, the kitchen was unable to provide half and half with coffee. When I asked for cream, the waitress said that they didn't have any. Small disappointments aside, in an area where good restaurants abound, Butera's is worth a visit.

  • Visited April 2014
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Jericho, New York
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298 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Time for a change”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

Butera has been here unchanged for years. The food and service are "OK" and the patrons ill mannered and noisy. The menu appears extensive but is a long list of pasta dishes re-combining the same ingredients over and over. Offerings for carnivores are very limited, unless you want a little chicken on one of those previously mentioned pasta dishes

  • Visited March 2014
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