King Umberto Restaurant
King Umberto Restaurant

King Umberto Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.kingumberto.com/
  • Phone: 5163523232
  • 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

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.
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King Umberto Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (44)good for groups (35)special occasion (34)fit for foodies (24)notable wine list (20)romantic (17)kid-friendly (15)great for lunch (10)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Excellent! !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Racetrack Delight
    CarrotThief1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    King 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:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is what fine dining is about
    Neptune
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    King 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    GeGe
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    You 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:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We 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:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Experience matched reviews
    EnjoyAGoodMeal
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Serviced 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 back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Amazing 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved It!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our first time there but definitely not the last. We loved the service, the food & the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating a birthday tradition
    mudjeep
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good reliable neighbourhood Italian
    WeedyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Good 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:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • King of Italian Restaurants
    Flavorfan
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    King 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This restaurant has a reputation for excellent food and service and everytime we dine there it lives up to its reputation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A long time favorite
    FormerfanVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food is consistently good. The service is outstanding and the "birthday club" in an added incentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always perfect!
    luvlar
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I 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:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    okora5
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We always have a wonderful time... Great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pizza find
    marge
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    King 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:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always good
    Cather123VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    King 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:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    AAM10
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food 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:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT SERVICE and FOOD!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Very amazing from the time you walk in to the minute you leave!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Spot!
    delitzioso
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice restaurant for family
    foodie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Very italian decor. Food and service are excelent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lex1VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Everyone enjoyed their meal. The food is always good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for parties
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This neighborhood gem is consistently good. The food is always fresh and delicious. Perfect for group celebrations.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    GeGe
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food is fantastic! Service fantastic! What a find!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant with History
    Reded
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This restaurant has a great menu, great service and the food preparation is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing service and good delish
    Friz812
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    You've gotta try fried capellini it is beyond amazing. Also get the the mushrooms pasta
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    Yayinmaven
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great experience
    LarryVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food excellent, service even better
    VGIPA
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
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  • MavenVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Always a great dining experience Food excellent, great service and very accommodating
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 200 reviews are from the King Umberto Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Always a winner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We love celebrating birthdays at King Umberto. The food is always great, and everyone is friendly. Overall service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good choice
    rmplVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the king has arised
    iluvseafood
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Awsome food...first time loved the veal marsala and the baked clams! Would recommend to anyone
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    AsheeVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    This is one of my top places for authentic Italian food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT
    DolodeeVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    NO MATTER WHERE I GO TO HAVE ITALIAN FOOD THIS IS STILL MY FAVORITE. THE FRIED CAPPELLINI IS A MUST.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Good food, good service. Decor needs updating. Fried cappellini was great as always but the size of the pieces has shrunk to almost nothing.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fried heaven
    Pdap89
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Don't miss the fried capellini...end of story...THE BEST. Truth is everything is very good.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Dinner--Delicious!
    LolaVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.