Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury

4.6
748 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Active and bustling, in the "Trattoria Style", this Woodbury location of Butera's offers quality food at a great value. Known for their generous portions of pasta entrees, grilled fare, and fresh fish, Butera's has established a fine reputation as a neighborhood place where guests often see people they know.

It is owned and operated by Martin Butera, his wife Laurie, Martin's brother Gary Butera, and partner and chef Nick Zografos. The large open room is tastefully decorated with a traditional and contemporary mix, with rich dark woodwork and stone treatments, granite table tops, a wood and granite bar, fieldstone and hardwood floors, stone fireplace, exposed wine racks and a Tiffany style fixture at the entrance. Fresh flowers complete the handsome decor.

In addition to their extensive menu you can select from the creative specials like Grilled Filet of Halibut with Prince Edward Island Mussels on a citrus rosemary butternut squash risotto.
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vipSpencer48
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a good time at Butera’s,. From the friendly greeting as we checked in for our reservation to the attentive server who took our drink orders. We invited friends who had not been there before. He ordered from the specialty drink menu which was inventive and enjoyable. We shared the grilled Calamari and their famous meatball pot. Yum. We followed up with seafood over linguine, chicken Marsala, seared sesame tuna, and crumpled chicken sausage mixed with veggies. Everything was delicious. It was a nice evening, so we extended it with coffee, cappuccino and Butera’s fabulous brownie topped with ice cream. My wife and I always like it there. It was nice that our friends couldn’t stop thanking us for bringing them. We will all be back soon. Probably with a new friends. Thank you Butera’s!

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went in for a quick date at 3:30 pm. Server was great. Food outstanding. Can’t wait to come back

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vipleven4all
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch menu is great. Lots of choices.

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vipBarb
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant. They have great food and the waiter Joe makes you feel welcome. Great service and great value.

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ShellyK
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate there for brunch; the menu was extensive.
Everyone's meal was wonderful.

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vipDiningPatron
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience1

the place needs to be redone fast, it looks tired and very worn. Saturday they had large parties in the back, it was extremely noisy and loud, the waiter took our order and was never seen until we asked for the check the salmon was overdone but since no one came to ask if everything was OK we ate what was edible, it was like leather, my veal Marsala was very good. we will never go back, its over priced and the value is just not there.

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pedinurse
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was very good and portions large. Our waiter, Michael, was outstanding. Ate inside since it was early but outdoor seating available if wanted. Definitely would return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

First off the food was amazing. I really want to say the service is intended to be great as the manager came by to check on everyone. Unfortunately we weren’t at our boiling point when she visited so we just replied with a simple “fine thank you.”

Our waiter (a stocky Hispanic gentleman) was very rude in serving. We had to flag him down constantly for placing orders and his attitude when responding was very abrupt and grumpy. He even bang into a lady crossing paths that yelled “Jesus”, he smirked laughed and replied to her “Jesus!” It simply seemed like he didn’t care. We waited about 50-55min for our entree to arrive with no explanation or apology when asked.

Nonetheless, I can tell this is a nice establishment that cares about its customers. We must have just had a bad apple of a server.

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vipJoyett38
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, pleasant service and a comfortable outdoor setting.

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lynnC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Butera's is consistently good. Food is really good. This visit though, I felt the service was lacking. Maybe due to Covid, short of help. I will chalk it up to that for now.

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vipRhonda18
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful from seating to drinks to food .
Waitress was lovely. Can’t say enough about this neighborhood gem!

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BobK
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Ate outdoors, had to ask for a waiter/waitress to come to our table... finally had someone come to our table... once that occurred everything was ideal.

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NicoleM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Another great experience at Butera’s. Love their clam sauce but it’s a little rich with oil and garlic. However, I keep going back!

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PatriciaW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

excellent food-- love the chicken meatball pan lasagna & goat cheese salad so fresh. Large portions. Our server and busboys very attentive.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took friends from out of town here for dinner. Everything was delicious. Staff was attentive.

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JoseV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friend’s birthday

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vipJoAnnS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ample outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner with friends. We are outside and felt we were safe. Waitress was outstanding.

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vipSyosset
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Aall wait staff should be wearing masks. Other than that everything gteat

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viprestaurantlover
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Thanks!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious there

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BobE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Server was impatient on wine and drink selection. Took menus back for no apparent reason.

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Itche
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Food did seem to have been cooked fresh

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food & service! Beautiful decor!

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vipCoach
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Putsttservicr and food

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GeorgeS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent. However, with the rise of the Delta variant we would have felt more comfortable had the wait staff all wore masks and stayed further from the table when taking the order and checking up on us. For that reason, we cannot return until a change in your policy is announced. Thank you.

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vipBarb
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went with 3 friends and we loved our selections. We had a wonderful experience dining there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I got the veal moscato, it was divine! My taste buds were in heaven!! The pineapple infused vodka was delish as well and we got the rainbow cheesecake. This place did not disappoint on any level, amazing dining experience

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vipBarb
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is great and the staff is friendly and attentive.Their outdoor dining is safe . I enjoy all of my meals there.

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Faye
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The outdoor seating was very appropriate. They were training a new server which worked out well they were very attentive.
The food Grilled Shrimp Calabrese w/Orzo Excellent!!!! Egg Plant Farm was very good and the portions were large.
We had a 5:00 reservation and by the time we left the outdoors was full.
Will be back again Thank you.

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viplindsy
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service was very good as usual— the rigatoni-broccoli rabe with crumbled chicken sausage in olive oil and garlic was the best

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vipSpencer48
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good service and hood food. We were also treated to good music! What a nice experience. We are going back Tonight and bringing friends.

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viphelenes
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Buteras never disappoints! The service is excellent and the food is delicious! I’ve never left hungry or disappointed. Thank you for a great experience as always!!

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vipRichardW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely dinner outdoors with cousins
Food, service, and ambience all good
A great neighborhood spot!

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vipSpencer48
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a good experience. A neighborhood Jem, with good food, good service, good value and outdoor dining

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vipsusank
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As ususal food was excellent and wait staff attentive.

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Jamesbro
Caribbean
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent portions and quality. Very nice wine pours. Wish we could have sat outside but it was packed. Indoor was pleasant though.
Solid experience, they haven’t lost a beat post pandemic

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vipsusank
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

As usual, good food and service.

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ConnieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a good meal at Buteras. Waiters and waitresses are lovely and accommodating.

FAQs

Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 496-3633.

Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury is rated 4.6 stars by 748 OpenTable diners.

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.