My friends and i had a very
My friends and i had a very nice evening at this restaurant! The food was delicious (as usual) and the waiter was very attentive to our needs. It was the first time some of my guests had dined here, and they're looking forward to returning.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant never disappoints.
This restaurant never disappoints. While I have my "favorites" on the menu, I enjoyed a salmon special which surpassed me expectations. Service is consistently outstanding, and the quality of the food is always top-knotch.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The restaurant is located
The restaurant is located next door to a pizza place, owned by the restaurant, it does however have a separate entrance.
The menu is extensive with traditional Italian dishes, but also has added creative dishes. Service was warm and friendly. We were a group of eight, and waiter didn't write down anything, very competent.
Anything you want is available, anyway you want it prepared. I opted for what I considered a creative dish. Shrimp in a cream sauce flavored with Sicilian blood oranges. Orange cream sauce was delicious, with just the right amount of flavoring.
The limoncello gelato was fabulously refreshing and unique with a limoncello center.
If food is more important to you, than a newly decorated high tech establishment, t
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have been there with brother
Have been there with brother & family, &with Parther,Enjoyed. Took my aunt wedsday enjoyed dinner.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
It is our favorite restaurant.
It is our favorite restaurant. We enjoy the food and attention paid to us.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is very good and
The food is very good and the specials are innovative for a neighborhood Italian restaurant. They have the best wine list (diversity and price) in the area. And the wait staff is wonderful.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food and fantastic,
Delicious food and fantastic, attentive service. Our only problem was the chill produced each time a customer opened the front door.
The owner should consider adding a heater in the vestibule. The room closest to the entrance is drafty. Everything else is terrific.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italy Comes to Elmont
From the moment we walked in we were treated as special guests. The service was outstanding & each of the dishes that were ordered were outstanding as well. I felt as though as I back in Italy, it would be very hard to choose whose antipasti was better & the same goes for the main course. Eggplant cooked to perfection, Chicken Scaparelli with just the right amount of heat, pasta aldenti, what more can I say. This was a great neighborhood find & we will be back.
4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food, nice decor,
Always great food, nice decor, and great service. Once you have gone a few times, the waiters( Joseph + SAntos are the best), the bartender - Jerry, and manager will greet you like you're having family dinner an grand-ma !!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was wonderful again, loved
It was wonderful again, loved the specials! We brought our friends and they loved it too...
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great old school red sauce
Great old school red sauce Italian restaurant. We had not been here in about 5 years, but were treated like old friends when we returned. Terrific wait staff - real pro's.
Food is way above average. Highlights: fried zucchini app crispy, delicious, and not greasy or salty. Deep fried cappelinni and cheese app sounds weird, but is fantastic - a MUST ORDER app. Next time I'm here, I'll order a double portion for the main - it's that good. Fish mains were fresh and not drowning in sauce.
The crowd is locals who have been coming here since they were kids, and Belmont Park folks who either work at the track or had a good day at the track.
Great place, only wish it were closer to home.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was delicious. Waiter
Food was delicious. Waiter was courteous but distracted.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went with a party of 10, thank goodness we made reservations. It was packed on a Saturday night but I understand why; the food was great.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
ALWAYS A FAVORITE
THIS IS MY "GO TO" PLACE. I HAVE BEEN ENJOYING THE FOOD & EXCELLENT SERVICE HERE FOR MANY YEARS. THE BEST IS THE FRIED CAPELLINI AS AN APPETIZER.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always outstanding. Great food and outstanding service.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service are excellent. I don't live in NY anymore, but everytime I come back, I make it a point to have dinner at King Umberto's at least once.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good find near JFK airport
We were looking for a place to take my in-laws for dinner during a recent layover they had at JFK on their way overseas. We searched the internet and found King Umberto's. We were quite happy with our find. The food was very good, fresh and plentiful. The service was also good and attentive. Don't be deceived by the storefront appearance outside; it is nice and spacious inside. Also, it was only about 15 minutes from the airport, so a great place to have dinner rather than hanging around the airport and eating expensive fast food.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place.
They could teach a class in how a restaurant should function. Always a great time with great food.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit to King Umberto but it won't be our last. While the furnishings were a little outdated and could use a freshening, the food was outstanding. Not only were the portion sizes extremely generous but the quality of the food and the presentation could not be faulted.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always reliable, great food, generous potions and the price is right!
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Georgia Peach Papparadelle
Although the peaches themselves in this dish were a little too sweet for me, the flavor they imparted the dish was amazing. I absolutely loved this special, and I hope that I get to have it again some day.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian restaurant on
Best Italian restaurant on Long Island. Make you feel like family.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
To the Moon
This is a place that will remind you why you keep going back time and time again.The food is always fantastic.Find me a restaurant that "FILLS" your plate! Especially when you order seafood dishes!!!!!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good neighborhood place.
A good neighborhood place. Very good Italian food. The menu could be more extensive.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Make You Feel Like Family
Even though we eat at King Umberto only a couple of times a year, we are always warmly welcomed like long lost family. Truly treated royally. Love to celebrate special occasions (Anniversary, Birthday) here. Food is consistently exceptional, from appetizers to entrees to desserts. Huge portions. Good prices. A great experience!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just the best
Every time I go there the food and service is just great.
Love bringing new people and seeing their response to Fried Capellini for the first time.
And ALWAYS ask your waiter for items beyond the specials. There's always good things to be had beyond the menu. (Try the stuffed veal chop) :)
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant on Long Island
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.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best on l.I.
Our favorite restaurant. The best Italian food on L.I. Always professional service. When waiter Joseph say "Familia"' he means it.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time diner
This place has been around since 1976 but we never tried it. The food was very good and the service welcoming and professional. We would return for dinner again.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dinner was absolutely fabulous. Will definitely go back.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We usually dine here with groups of friends before attending a show at the nearby Broadhollow theatre. The food and service is excellent. They easily accommodate special requests.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service
The food is amazing along with the friendly service from all of the staff. You can enjoy a great meal and you don't have to worry about extravagant prices. A definite place to recommend to friends and family.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood place.
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.
9/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
No words just amazing
Place is amazing in everyway. Treat you like family. Food is great. Good prices. Just go!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful in every way: the
Wonderful in every way: the service, the food, the wine. All top-notc h.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
And this is how it's done folks!
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.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Slow service but reliable and tasty
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.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow-After years of hearing
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.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
diverse menu, delicious food, excellent decor and service; what more could you ask for
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't believe how many birthdays
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.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian food on Long
Best Italian food on Long Island. friendly service.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Great Meal
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.
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
The specials are always so
The specials are always so fantastic that we have never ordered from the regular menu!
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Local Restaurant!
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!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
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! ;)
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Why go anywhere else.Have been going to king umberto for many years.Like a fine wine it gets better with age.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food-Great atmospherek
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.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved Joseph...
Our waiter, Joseph was phenomenal! The food and wine was amazing. Owner was welcoming. I am truly grateful for the experience.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM