King Umberto Restaurant
1343 Hempstead Tpke.
Elmont, NY 11003Neighborhood:
ItalianPrice: $30 and under
King Umberto Restaurant
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.kingumberto.com/
- Phone: (516) 352-3232
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Italian
- Executive Chef: Pietro Fuschetto
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: Can't come to us? We offer off-site catering for parties of 25-150 people. We will come to your venue, set up, serve and clean up. We offer half trays and full trays of your favorite dishes. Ask one of our managers today, how we can cater your party.
- Private Party Facilities: We offer a private dining room for parties up to 70 people. Parties may be held, Monday thru Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday.
- Private Party Contact: Ciro or Franco 5163523232
A word from King Umberto Restaurant
King Umberto had brought the delicious taste of Italy to the corner of Hempstead Turnpike and Meacham Avenue since 1976. We offer a welcoming elegant decor with superior service, perfect for any large group or parties of two. In addition to having a warm atmosphere we carry an extensive wine list, that consists of over 350 wines, with years vertical, and is recognized by Wine Spectator Magazine with an award of excellence in 2010. When it comes to our large selection of generous mouth watering appetizers and main courses we know how to please. Famous for the original Fried Capellini® and daily specials prepared by executive chefs Pietro Fuschetto and Giovanni Lombardi. Our menu is classic Italian cuisine with a worldly influence and will surely leave you satisfied, but you can't seem to leave without indulging in our homemade desserts.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
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King Umberto Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since July 29, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (44)good for groups (35)special occasion (30)fit for foodies (28)notable wine list (23)romantic (17)kid-friendly (9)great for lunch (7)hot spot (7)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)Show More
- BETTER THAN A STEAK HOUSEOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 11/22/2014We have never had a bad meal at King Umberto's, but I was a little hesitant ordering the sirloin steak. Their Italian food cannot be beat in both the quality and quantity but I was absolutely surprised at the wonderful steak I was served. I had the option of ordering the steak with either a brown or wine sauce, chose the wine sauce and without any question it was one of the tastiest steaks I have ever been served. And the quality of the steak was excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great foodlaborerDined on 11/8/2014excellent night out. great food and service. very noisy and seating was tight.Special Features:
- Best Italian Food!!!love2eatDined on 11/1/2014The food is so delicious. Service is A+. My favorite Italian Restaurant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always the best.OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 10/29/2014King Umbertos has been our go to restaurant for years. The food is consistantly the best Italian food on Long Island. Our server,Santos is personable and professional. Jerry, the bartender knows everyone and always has a pleasant greeting.Special Features:
- YummyCarolVIPDined on 10/25/2014I have to say we are always treated like family from the moment we walk in to the moment we leave. I had the fillet and it was better than most steak houses. My favorite restaurant!Special Features:
- Amazing!hunnewellVIPDined on 10/18/2014When I lived in Elmont over 20 years ago I dined at King Umberto's on a regular basis; now that I've moved some distance away I'm still travelling to dine in one of my favorite all-time restaurants. You are family when you dine here. The food is delicious, service is friendly and attentive and it really feels as if I'm amongst friends and family. An all time favorite...you won't be disappointed, a neighborhood gem.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Favorite SpotCarolVIPDined on 10/10/2014This is absolutely my favorite place to eat. They always great you like you are family. Service staff are the best. Loved the season change in menu. Enjoyed my meal.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Old school ItalianAmysgwVIPDined on 9/30/2014I have been eating here for 30 years. It's not a chic manhattan restaurant. It's not a Michelin rated resturant that I frequent. It is classic no nonsense perfectly made old school Italian food. The waiters are very attentive and proper. The manager remembers your name and gives you a double cheek kiss hello. If you want a non pretensions real good food with an old school dining experience, go! It's one of my local favorites. Don't forget to order the fried cappaliniSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A good nightDinnerWithStuDined on 9/27/2014A very good meal and excellent service as always. King Umberto always makes you feel like they value your business.Special Features:
- Always greatVGIPADined on 9/26/2014If it wasn't the food that kept you coming back, it's the service. Both phenomenal, as always. Consider me a loyal subject for life!
- Best Italian food on Long islandOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/21/2014Our family has been going to this restaurant since the mid 70's and have never been disappointed! The service is impeccable and food is beyond compare! The wait staff and owners treat you like family with a warm welcome! We have celebrated many special occasions here and keep coming back for even casual dining! Bravo!!!Special Features:
- Food fit for a Kingjohnnyp5VIPDined on 9/20/2014Had a wonderful time at King Umbertos Resturant. One of my all-time favorite places to eat. Our waiter was fantastic! If your in the area it is worth stopping in and having a meal. If your not - it's worth the drive.Special Features:
- Place to go!!!SitoVIPDined on 9/19/2014I went to celebrate for my birthday. King Umbertos is amazing. We had a party of 16 and we never had a better time. Great food, drinks and service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent! !OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 9/12/2014I highly recommend this to every Italian food lover. A shout out to Santos who waited on us. He made our evening extra special with his warm and friendly demeanor. It has become our favorite place to dine at.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Racetrack DelightCarrotThief1Dined on 9/12/2014King Umberto's is close to Belmont Park and you can often see Hall of Fame trainers, jockeys and owners eating there. The food is terrific but anyone who is a fan of horseracing shouldn't miss this famous restaurant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- This is what fine dining is aboutNeptuneDined on 9/7/2014King Umberto is the kind of Italian restaurant that is all too rare these days. Seated in the fine dining area, we were served by professionals in lovely, old world surroundings. Linens on the tables; exceptional food and service; substantial portions. King Umberto is our go-to place for a Sunday Italian dinner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great RestaurantGeGeDined on 9/6/2014You can't say enough about the restaurant and service. We had Joseph for our waiter and he was great. When the food is great and the service is great, what more can you really ask for in Long Island. Highly recommend.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great restaurantOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/5/2014We were a group of six eating there for the 1st time. We enjoyed the ambiance and the food was delicious; the waiter was attentive and the price was right. We will definitely come back.Special Features:
- Experience matched reviewsEnjoyAGoodMealDined on 8/31/2014Serviced a group of ten so well, made is feel very welcomed. The food was well prepared and timing was perfect. The fried capellini are delicious and should definitely be ordered. When they found out we were there to celebrate 3 August birthdays three candles in desserts were serviced and then three group pictures were taken and placed in a small stand We all enjoy the meal and would definitely go backSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Classic ItalianOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/23/2014Amazing Italian classics made right(Veal Chop, Seafood Platter, all Pastas) plus iconic desserts like Mud Pie that you would not expect in an Italian restaurant. The decor is tasteful and restrained. The service is pleasant and efficient.Special Features:
- Loved It!!OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 8/22/2014Our first time there but definitely not the last. We loved the service, the food & the ambiance.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Celebrating a birthday traditionmudjeepDined on 8/19/2014My family has been going to King Umberto since it started as a pizza place in 1976. We've spent many birthdays, holidays and other occasions at this wonderful restaurant. Although I now live in another time zone, anytime I'm on Long Island to visit, at least one meal at this restaurant is a must do. The owners and staff treat their guests like family and the food is always excellent.Special Features:
- Good reliable neighbourhood ItalianWeedyVIPDined on 8/15/2014Good solid Italian with all of the standard favorites and a kitchen that goes out of its way to make 'whatever you want' the way you like it. One of Nassau's best Italians.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- King of Italian RestaurantsFlavorfanDined on 8/8/2014King Umberto is a standout among an ocean of mediocre Long Island restaurants. The menu features a big choice of extremely well prepared Italian dishes, mainly Southern but also some delicious Northern if you wish to move beyond the tasty red gravy choices. The food is carefully prepared with balanced ingredients and well presented. The wine list is big and varied, some expensive, others inexpensive, with many interesting little-known Italian varietals. Service is warm, friendly and professional. As a bonus, the attached pizzeria makes excellent thin crust Margarita pizza, just like in Roma.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/1/2014This restaurant has a reputation for excellent food and service and everytime we dine there it lives up to its reputation.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A long time favoriteFormerfanVIPDined on 7/30/2014Food is consistently good. The service is outstanding and the "birthday club" in an added incentive.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 218 reviews are from the King Umberto Restaurant reviews archive.
- Always perfect!luvlarDined on 7/26/2014I have been a patron of King Umberto's for the last 15 years. It is always excellent. The food, service and hospitality are consistently superior. The one constant at King Umberto's is their willingness to prepare your choice of food your way. The staff is attentive, but never over bearing. Rosario, Franco and the wait staff aim to treat each diner in a special manner, and they hit the mark every time. The menu is extensive and excellent. Go! You'll love it.Special Features:
- Deliciousokora5Dined on 7/25/2014We always have a wonderful time... Great food and great service.Special Features:
- Pizza findmargeDined on 7/21/2014King Umberto is a wonderful, good, old fashioned Italian restaurant in the best sense of the word. It is an established neighborhood gem and offers a wide variety of Italian dishes as well as many pizza options. They bring wonderful, hot garlic bread and rolls to start you off. It is a very large venue with both a casual room and a more formal dining room. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- always goodCather123VIPDined on 7/12/2014King Umbertos is always a good time. Comfortable dining rooms, terrific staff. The food is delicious and the prices are low. Everyone loves it. We like to order the specials, which feature seasonal stuff - this time it was zucchini flowers. My friend's salad was great, and the veal, pasta and seafood were terrific.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- WonderfulAAM10Dined on 7/11/2014Food was excellent . Service was great. Staff very friendly. Our waiter was so helpful in our selections. And took such good care of us. A wonderful night. Will keep going back. Lobster ravioli were fabulous !Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- EXCELLENT SERVICE and FOOD!!!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 7/9/2014Very amazing from the time you walk in to the minute you leave!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Dining Spot!delitziosoDined on 7/8/2014Tried King Umberto for 1st time after living on LI for over 40 years! Great ambiance, attentive service, delicious food, extensive menu selection. Restaurant is extremely clean from the front door to the silverware! We had our meal in the restaurant dining room - will be trying the adjoining Pizzeria next for hero sandwiches, pizza and take-out!Special Features:
- Nice restaurant for familyfoodieDined on 7/5/2014Very italian decor. Food and service are excelent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lex1VIPDined on 6/28/2014Everyone enjoyed their meal. The food is always good.Special Features:
- Great for partiesFoodieVIPDined on 6/24/2014This neighborhood gem is consistently good. The food is always fresh and delicious. Perfect for group celebrations.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great FoodGeGeDined on 6/14/2014Food is fantastic! Service fantastic! What a find!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great restaurant with HistoryRededDined on 6/12/2014This restaurant has a great menu, great service and the food preparation is outstanding.Special Features:
- Amazing service and good delishFriz812Dined on 6/7/2014You've gotta try fried capellini it is beyond amazing. Also get the the mushrooms pastaSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pleasant surpriseYayinmavenDined on 6/7/2014Traffic was hellacious after Califonia Chrome disappointed the crowd at Belmont. We elected to eat instead of drive and discovered this gem. Great service with rapid delivery of delicious food.Special Features: