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King Umberto Restaurant
King Umberto Restaurant

King Umberto Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.kingumberto.com
  • Email: Info@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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "This is not my first dining experience here. As always, it exceeded our expectations. Keep up the family experience you have always gave us. Food is always full of flavor. Must go!!!"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "All if the dishes we had were excellent - lasagna, stuffed shells, eggplant parmasean and chicken. The waiter was very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Great welcome on arrival, attentive service, and amazing food!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Very good, traditional NY style, old-school, Italian food. In fact, one of the best examples of this genre."
    Dined on 7/28/2013
  • "Our waiter, Joseph was phenomenal! The food and wine was amazing. Owner was welcoming. I am truly grateful for the experience."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "I love this place. The welcome and friendliness is genuine. Waiters are courteous and willing to work with their customers. They really aim to please. Entrees come with a big bowl of salad with King Umbert's own delicious homemade dressing. The deep fried capellini are a must have."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Why go anywhere else.Have been going to king umberto for many years.Like a fine wine it gets better with age."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Once again, the food, service, and ambience was outstanding! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was phenomenal! This is one of our favorite places! Love it! ;)"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We went here for a 36th Birthday celebration. This restaurant is a neighborhood gem. Great food and impeccable service. This was our first time here and they made us feel very welcomed! It was in close proximity to home and the movie theater. We will definately dine here again!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "The specials are always so fantastic that we have never ordered from the regular menu!"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Nothing fru-fru here. Just very solid quality Italian from parmigana to specials of the day. Very reliable. On special occassions not only will they treat the birthday celebrant with a special desert but give you a free framed picture to remeber the meal by. A great touch."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "diverse menu, delicious food, excellent decor and service; what more could you ask for"
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "I can't believe how many birthdays were being celebrated. Atmosphere was festive. Food was great and the host very nice. Neighborhood Gem for sure."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "Wow-After years of hearing about it we finally went.It surpassed our expectations !! Food was awesome. I had bronzino that was a whole fish baked and stuffed with fresh garlic and ro semary. I took half home.Hubbie had pasta with shrimp. Also was very good. Everything was very fresh and top qualtiy. Too bad the neighborhood is so bad."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "We have been her several times. We enjoyed the food and service in the past and brought some new friends with us. We were pleased with the food and wine selection and found it quite delicious. I think the restaurant was having an off night because the service was untypically very slow.. Of course we will be back again and have confidence that the service will be better."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "My partner and I came here for our 5 year anniversary and let me tell you it was nothing but perfection all night long. They should give other restaurants lessons on how to treat Customers to make them feel welcome into your establishment. They make you feel like family here. Everyone is super respectful. The ambiance was gorgeous and helped in giving it that old school Italian romantic feel. The food was beyond delicious from beginning to end. We will definitely return soon. Thank you for making our anniversary a day to remember."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "Not really in our neighborhood, but we drove a little and were very pleased. The traditional Italian American dishes were fine, and they have some great seasonal items on the menu as well. Fried zucchini blossums, rarely seen at this type of place, were very tasty and a real treat. Chicken francaise was lemony and light, the side dish of ziti al dente. Portions are huge, prices are modest, and the wine list is impressive, with a great selection by the glass (and very reasonably priced). For us, this will be a destination place. Reminded me of my youth in Flatbush, in a very good way."
    Dined on 9/2/2013
  • "If you want a great family italian restaurant with an excellent wine list and stellar service, this is the place to go. The food is amazing, the people are really nice and the wine list is excellent (the owner is an expert in American and Italian wines). It is my go to place on Long Island for years, and the quality has only gotten better and the restaurant more sophisticated. I drive down from the North Shore to get there."
    Dined on 7/16/2013