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King Umberto Restaurant
King Umberto Restaurant

King Umberto Restaurant Details

  • 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 (516) 352-3232

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Municipal lot across the street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
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 Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Tried 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!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Very italian decor. Food and service are excelent."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Everyone enjoyed their meal. The food is always good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This neighborhood gem is consistently good. The food is always fresh and delicious. Perfect for group celebrations."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "They denied my payment via opentable check. I sat around waiting for 20 minutes without anyone telling me the status. At first they said it was okay and then they said they just can't do it. I was very upset with their lack of professionalism and sympathy."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Food is fantastic! Service fantastic! What a find!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This restaurant has a great menu, great service and the food preparation is outstanding."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Traffic 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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "You've gotta try fried capellini it is beyond amazing. Also get the the mushrooms pasta "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food and service is amazing. KU is a huge part of out Belmont Stakes tradition for more than 25 years. We have never had a bad experience. A must go place!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I took my friend here for her birthday. The food and service were incredible! Couldn't ask for any better! You have to try the fried capellini, too! Incredible!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "There is no doubt that the food at King Umberto's is excellent, classic Italian with an extra special twist. But make no doubt the service from their crack team of waiters, servers, and bus boys is absolutely top notch, some of the best you will find anywhere, making a return visit all the more inviting."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • " Always a great dining experience Food excellent, great service and very accommodating"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We love celebrating birthdays at King Umberto. The food is always great, and everyone is friendly. Overall service is excellent. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Had Mother's Day Dinner, not my usual day to go out. Service was great. No waiting, food is always good. Regular menu not price fix which I love. Usually first choice"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Awsome food...first time loved the veal marsala and the baked clams! Would recommend to anyone"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This is one of my top places for authentic Italian food"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • " NO MATTER WHERE I GO TO HAVE ITALIAN FOOD THIS IS STILL MY FAVORITE. THE FRIED CAPPELLINI IS A MUST."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Good food, good service. Decor needs updating. Fried cappellini was great as always but the size of the pieces has shrunk to almost nothing."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Don't miss the fried capellini...end of story...THE BEST. Truth is everything is very good."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "This restaurant never disappoints. It's like eating in Nonna's kitchen. The food is consistently well-prepared. Try the fried cappellini and baked clams as an appetizer. YUMMO!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "As usual we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at King Umberto's on Palm Sunday. The service was professional but unassuming. The food was delicious and the choices including the specials were great. Even though it was busy we were not rushed at all and given adequate time between courses. Our reservations were for 5:30 and we did not leave until about 8:30. It was a great way to enjoy the holiday with our family."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Always consistent. The best Italian Restaurant anywhere with professional service.Especially if you are a regular, you will feel like you are being served in your own home. Our server Santos made the evening even more enjoyable. This restaurant is a neighbor gem."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I can't remember the last time I had such attentive service. We were constantly asked if we needed anything. We were given samples of dishes and dessert to try (without asking). The staff is truly warm and friendly. Oh yeah the food was up to par with the service. This is a definite gem in the area. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Been here many time, the food and the service are always exceptional"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "After 23 years living in the area we finally decided to give King Umbertos a try. The dining room is quite elegant but welcoming and comfortable at the same time. Our waiter was very friendly and told us before ordering that we could order the food any way we wanted it prepared, even if it wasn't on the menu.The fried calamari was so tender. It was very lightly battered and not oily at all. It came out nice and hot and was delicious and served with a perfect marinara sauce. I had the Shrimp Monachina and ziti which was mouth watering with the sweet and savory brown sauce with mushrooms covered with mozzarella cheese and it was excellent. My family had the chicken parm, veal saltimbocca and veal rollatini. They loved each dish."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Everything inside King Umberto's is great. We have been before and will go again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Good food , attentive waiters and they don't push you out. Have been going here for years and it is always good and reliable"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "What a great restaurant. Great staff, atmosphere, and the food was outstanding. Fair prices for very generous portions. Great service, even honored my request to wish my daughter a happy birthday and sang to her, just a great night. Honestly, one of the best meals I have ever had."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "For ages, my boyfriend and grandmother have been scheming to get the three of us to King Umberto's for dinner. Finally, we made a reservation for my grandmother's birthday. What a night we had! Food and service from first course to espresso was top notch! Umberto's is definitely still deserving of it's amazing reputation!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We enjoyed all of the special that they had on Valentines Day. Made us feel special!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I've been here a lot for many different ovcations and have never had anything to complain about. An appetizer you MUST get are the fried capellini. They are just amazing!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This restaurant has great food and great service. I didn't even see them filling up my wine glass.. It was just always full until the bottle was empty. They clear and replace the settings instantly, and the food is amazing. A+++"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I love King Umberto. It's just such a cozy, friendly place. The food is great, especially the veal dishes. Quality of the meat is good, and the portions are huge - always have lunch the next day! My family loves it, and so do our friends. We don't live nearby, but it's worth the trip. Prices are very reasonable, which helps when you're picking up the tab."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Yummy as ever! I had two of the specials. So nice how they greet you when you enter, you feel like you are home."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Lots of birthdays the night we went including my own, so people picked King Umberto's for a celebration. Enough said."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Maybe best in Metro area! They just get it so right here. We had specials at our table. Veal with mushrooms didn't sound so exciting on the menu it was so tender no knife was needed. Tasty sauce with a side of fresh pasta that could have been a dish on its own. Seafood pasta special was the best we ever had - loaded with fish and a wonderful sauce. We always feel at home at King Umbertos, and our friends all thank us for introducing them to the place. We live about 20 minutes away, and it's very much worth the trip (if you go on your birthday, they make a lovely fuss!)."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I love this place. The food and service are excellent and the deserts and wine were great as well. I will be going back very soon."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Even on a very busy New Year's Eve the service was efficient and professional. The food is always consistently great. It is always tasty and arrives to the table hot. We did not feel that we were rushed even though the restaurant did not have an empty table."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Their outstanding food and service keeps us coming back for more. Can't get enough of this place. The whole experience is always beautiful from beginning to end, thanks to our lovely waiter. Thanks for making our date nights complete."
    Dined on 12/27/2013