da Umberto
da Umberto

da Umberto

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://daumbertonyc.com/
  • Phone: 212 989 0303
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Dinner

    Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th & 7th Avenues
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available as well as a parking lot across the street.
A word from da Umberto
One of New York's top Italian's since 1987, class remains the hallmark of the Assante family's beloved cosmopolitan ristorante- serving up delicious classic Tuscan with contemporary twists- delivered by staffers who treat all like honored guests.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
da Umberto reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (52)neighborhood gem (39)special occasion (37)romantic (31)notable wine list (25)good for groups (15)great for lunch (8)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Birthday dinner
    Sushifeast
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We celebrated my birthday there. Food was excellent, waiter was very helpful in making food choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time I was idsappoinfed
    neighborhoodgem
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The noise level was surprisingly high which detracted from our meal
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over rated
    CobyJ2
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I had an early reservation, but when you walk into a restaurant and feel as if it's closed...dim, low-ceiling, little space between tables, you're probably not in for the best night. Service is very good, although sitting through the nearly incomprehensible recitations of specials is bewildering. I ordered a simple salad, which was fine, and a Filet which I thought was fool proof. Nope. Tasted like it was roasted, over-seasoned, couldn't finish it. The noise level was so high we asked to be moved to a corner, which was done with much understanding and grace, but...at these prices who needs a struggle and mediocre food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best restaurant in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Been here many times, the food and service combination make this our favorite restaurant in New York City
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Surprise - understated gem
    SweetAperitifVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Just moved back into the Chelsea neighborhood after living uptown for a bit and was very pleased to discover this true neighborhood gem. I'd wanted to try da Umberto since I first discovered it on OpenTable and read the glowing reviews - my husband and I were certainly not disappointed. It has an unassuming and intimate air about it (doesn't try to be 'trendy', focusing instead on delivering superior, attentive service and very tasty, perfectly-prepared food in a casual-yet-elegant atmosphere). It's quite lovely overall, very comfortable, and has a bit of the classic, old-school Italian vibe (reminded me a bit of Scalini Fedeli down in Tribeca or Lusardi's on the UES). We'll definitely be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary celebration
    GafasVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The service was totally professional, yet warm and relaxed. The food was exquisitely prepared and beautifully presented. We came early on a week day, so the room was quiet and elegant. It can get a bit noisy at more popular times. We had orata (delicate and satisfying), and the ravioli was excellent. The burrata appetizer was heavenly, and we also shared the arrugula salad, which combined very well with the burrata. We ended with the peaches in champagne for a beautiful end to the summer, and a very happy anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Outstanding
    PmagVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Visited over Labor Day weekend. Food was amazing. Service was warm and efficient. Wine list continues to impress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Friendly, Very Good Italian
    BicoastalOmnivore
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    First trip to Da Umberto but we were welcomed like old friends and treated to highly attentive service by an amusing staff. We had the risotto (good) and the pasta with lamb sauce (very good) to begin, then the giant prawns (tasty but over-garliced) and the veal scallopine (very good but conventional) with broccoli rabe on the side. The wine list is largely Italian and high priced but we found a Tuscan wine for $100 that was excellent. At $140/pp with tax & tip but no dessert and coffee it was high but not crazy expensive. The atmosphere was adult but not stuffy and we had no trouble quietly conversing. We intend to go back, for the friendly treatment and good food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food!
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Waiting at the bar for my friends the bartender suggested an interesting while wine and he was very informative about the history of the wine and the area it came from. I had 2 specials for dinner...grilled peaches with aged prosciutto and gorgonzola and then the grilled heads on shrimp that were absolutely the best I have ever eaten anywhere. The service was perfect, the tables spaced nicely and the noise level was not loud at all. Definitely a great dinner and it made me remember why I enjoy eating out. This is definitely not a crazy scene where you can't hear yourself think. it is what dining out should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dependable and consistent
    winedancer
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    have been dining there for years. Food has been consistently good. Excellent service and comfortable ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Friendly Service
    Pokey292
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    While the food is overall great, what really stood out about this place was the attentive service by the waiters and bar tender. Great place to bring a date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Special
    newjerseyguy
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Staff could not be more accommodating, wonderful menu, great food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still awesone food and service
    Scooter
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    da Umberto continues to provide an incredible high level of service and sets the standard for food within its genre. A gem in NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Simply outstanding. Should be listed as one of the best in the city
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • highly recommended
    lakesilver
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent dinning experience. Just perfect. Best veal you will ever experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hmmmm hmm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Hmmm hmmmm is what I hear from my friends and co-workers, when I introduce them to Da Umberto! People who are tagged as being picky about their food have no problem of being satisfied by what they order here. My friend wrote on FB "...The food was fabulous, the service perfect!!! In the great words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, " I'll be back!". Great choice ..."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best there is
    John
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Da Umberto is, hands-down, the most sophisticated, innovative and reliable Italian dining in Chelsea. The maitre'd is polished, knowledgeable and genuinely friendly. The waiters know what they are talking about, not just reciting the evening's specials. They are attentive to diners' needs. The food is simply delicious, from the complicated pastas to the simply grilled Dover sole. Every aspect of the restaurant deserves commendation. THe prices are high, but so is the value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    In most other cities this might be a top 5 destination. In NYC, it is merely an excellent neighborhood destination. I might not drive across two Boroughs just to have dinner here, but the food & service is simply excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    paulinanycVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Absolutely delicious food ! I once was strolling by and had lunch there and was so impressed that I promised to remember where it was so I could return. At the time I was just moving into the neighborhood and somehow forgot this wonderful little place. I am so happy that I returned because it confirmed to me what a GREAT Italian restaurant we have and so very close to us. The Flatiron/Grammercy area doesn't have many choices for great Italian fare and this is TOP NOTCH. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that is looking for a wonderful Italian spot in this area. Great service, great food, just plain great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful birthday dinner
    NJgalVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was our second visit to da Umberto in a few years. The experience is remains very good. Seats at the bar were hard to come by but when we were able to sit, the bartender took great care of us , especially the birthday girl. We shared a special appetizer of soft shell crabs that was perfect. After living in Mary;and for 23 years, I feel qualified to be a fair judge of crab in general. We dined on the special cornish game hen and the special veal chop. Both were outstanding. All in all it was quite an enjoyable evening. Despite numerous other dining options in NYC, we will return a third time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go Soon and Leave Happy!!!
    BrianNYC
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Wonderful in every way! So good, we just came back again within a week to enjoy it again. Warm & welcoming with special dishes that can't be beat. Mille grazie! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paulie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This restaurant is hidden on a side street with no name on the building or door as far as I could see. I have een there several times and am never disappointed. There are daily specials and a great antipasto option in which you may choose from a variety of specialties. The entree specials are delightful and the main menu is full of choices, some of which are the normal Italian fare and some that are not I would call the food mostly Italian but with a continental/mediterranean flare. The service is very good but was not special. The only disappointment is that it is very expensive. Definitely a 5 $ establishment which is unwarranted for the neighborhood it is in and even for the ambience and service. Great place for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very noisy this time
    sparklebeeVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants in NY. For Italian, in the top 5 for sure and I have been going here over 20 years. This trip the room was especially noisy, but the antipasto appetizer was excellent as usual as was my rigatoni from the menu--cooked al dente in the most perfect way. Tiramisu for desert was only average, so next time back to the Italian Cheesecake for sure. As usual, easy to park right on the block.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A new go to place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We live on 17th Street and have walked pat Da Umberto many times. We finally tried it----what took us so long. The ambiance, the service, the food were all right up our alley. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not outstanding, but good
    CSFH
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The service was attentive and pleasant without being hovering. The food was very good, but not stellar.The noise level was comfortably quiet.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey for Lunch, but worth it!
    aaronindestin
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This was my second time coming here; found it just by walking down 17th street. Would not have known about it otherwise. Food was amazing; some of the best fresh Italian I have had in NYC. Lunch prices are the same as dinner, so just be careful if you're looking for a reasonable priced lunch with colleagues. But if you want to win them over with a great meal, this place works!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great meal before theater
    Goodiesays
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food and service made it enjoyable to attend a ff broadway experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love this place
    Scoting
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The list of specials will be as long as your arm and each thing will sound better than the next. I've never had an average meal here; it's always been excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YumBerto
    JMoney99
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    One of the best Italian Restaurants you've never heard of in NYC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the money
    Mike
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Main fish dish came raw inside. Other dishes were just OK.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Italian Restaurant
    pmnyVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    One of the nicest dinning establishments in the city. Food and services is outstanding! Expansive wine list. On the pricey side but worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classics endure
    LagourmandeVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I've dined here many times before and each time, DU doesn't disappoint. The service was attentive and engaged. The welcome warm and the experience was very pleasurable. We chose specials and they were all quite good. Nice flavors. We ordered a nice bottle of wine that we enjoyed as well. We never felt pressure nor did we feel rushed. In an era where there is such competition and often a lack of interest in the dining public, DU is a classic that never loses sight of the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The noise level was unbearable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I really like the food, but I felt rushed by the waiters and the noise level was unbearable.
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  • Cannot wait to return...
    dinnerlover
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Our daughter lives in NYC. We wanted to take her to Da Umberto for dinner while we were visiting from IL. It was a wonderful experience. Every aspect of it deserves five stars. The food and service could not be any better. Make a reservation sooner rather than later. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 96 reviews are from the da Umberto reviews archive.
  • Lovely.
    NpsmVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    My husband and I had a delicious and special meal for his birthday. The staff was charming, well informed and gave thoughtful recommendations. The interior was scenic and serene, with warm greetings and goodnights. Much more personal than the usual night out! We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Just a really great evening meal....fine food, service terrific, setting quiet. Just what we enjoy for a great evening.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great lesser-known place
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Excellent Italian. Rice balls, burrata, veal chop, pasta all great. Quiet but lively ambience - with a classical look, belied by the dingy entrance on an out of the way street.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistenly Superb
    NyponyVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I've been a customer of DaUmberto for a very long time and I never get tired of it. It is the one restaurant that is consistenly superb -- you are always greeted warmly at the door, the weight staff is excellent, and the food always amazing. I will never stop going to DaUmberto!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food and Service
    LDLeoneVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We came here for dinner on a Friday night. The atmosphere was very lively and pleasant. My wife has rather severe allergies and I noted this at the time we made the reservation. Once we were seated, the manager came over to discuss them and assured us they would be able to accomodate. It made my wife feel very comfortable and they were true to their word. Service and food were excellent but about 1/3 of the way in both my wife and I kept smelling a funny odor. It was coming from one of the other diners at another table. The manager sensed something was wrong and immediately came over. I explained about the smell and he immediately moved us then and there. I don't know many places that would have picked up on our discomfort that quickly. A+
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Subtle, imaginative and elegant
    eduardo7VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Wonderfully fresh and vibrant ingredients, beautifully assembled.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic