Earlier this season, the Dopo Restaurant Group opened Buttero, an Italian steakhouse in the heart of East Hampton, in the previous home of Dopo La Spiaggia.
Buttero, which means cowboy in Italian, features a fresh array of seafoods and pastas along with an extended prime meat selection. Menu items include pastas like the fettuccini with prawns, porcini mushrooms, and black truffle. The hand selected USDA prime dry-aged steaks and selected cuts of chops and ribs include a 38 oz porterhouse for two and a 14 oz Berkshire pork chop with onions and spicy cherry peppers.
The building, which was designed by Norman Jaffe, creates a familiar atmosphere with its oversized fireplace and cozy banquets. The 85-seat dining room inside adjoins a beautiful oasis, the private garden that holds an additional 60 seats surrounded by trees and flowers. At one of the restaurant’s two bars, enjoy one of the many smart martinis or signature craft cocktails.
The Dopo Restaurant Group, along with executive chef Fabio Gutierrez, believes in a simple formula: create a space that always has excellent food, a great atmosphere, and amazing service. The Group was born out of friendship, and with its restaurants has been offering authentic Italian cuisine to the Hamptons for over 15 years.
Accomplished chef and co-owner Maurizio Marfoglia, along with his wife Holly, partnered with Maria and Larry Baum to first bring their passion of Italy to Sag Harbor. With its popularity, one restaurant became two, two became three, and three became four. In addition to Buttero, today the group operates Dopo La Spiaggia in Sag Harbor, Dopo il Ponte in Bridgehampton, and Dopo Argento in Southampton.
“When you come to a Dopo run restaurant, we want our clients to feel at home and to experience excellence without the attitude. We want to live up to our reputation as the top group of Italian restaurants that customers come to again and again,” said co-owner Larry Baum.
To make a reservation at Buttero, visit OpenTable.