Italian Restaurant to Open at Old Pentimento Spot in Stony Brook

Developed by David Tunney, the restaurateur behind the Old Fields chain of eateries on the North Shore.

When Pentimento in Stony Brook closed, it left a vacancy in not only the historic village center at 93 Main Street but also the hearts of residents who lost a favorite food spot. Now, restaurateur David Tunney is reviving the space with a new Italian restaurant called Luca, according to a report in

“It’s gonna be hot,” Tunney told the news outlet recently.

He imagines the new restaurant to be high end, with a “cool vibe” and seating for about 100 people. Pentimento announced on Facebook that it was closing their doors after 27 years in business. Tunney told GreaterPortJeff that he grew up in the area and said it was time for a place just like the one he is developing.

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