Two items from the enticing new bar menu at Butera’s came up as winners on a recent visit to the Smithtown location.
One was a crisp-crusted grilled individual pizza Margherita ($7.95) with a vibrant mozzarella, tomato and basil topping. My one criticism of an otherwise delicious mozzarella-capped chicken meatball Parmesan bruschetta ($9.95) — actually, more of an open-face sandwich — was that the grilled garlic and olive-oil rubbed "country bread" was a bit too thick.
The menu, which also offers a pizza "bianco" ($9.95) and "rustica" ($10.95) as well as such bruschetta toppings as grilled sausage with broccoli rabe ($9.95) and shrimp marechiara ($13.95), is available only at the bar.
Butera’s is at 65 E. Main St., Smithtown, 631-979-9113 as well as 3930 Sunrise Hwy., Seaford, 516-795-1929 and 7903 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, 516-496-3633, buteras.com
Individual grilled Margherita pizza at the bar of Butera's Smithtown