Umberto's Restaurant - Wantagh
Umberto's Restaurant - Wantagh
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Umberto's Restaurant - Wantagh

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.umbertosny.com/
  • Phone: 5162215696
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Manuel Herrera
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We cater for all occasions. If you are planning a birthday, communion, confirmation, bridal shower, graduation, or engagement party, come in and have us cater to your needs.. on off-premise!
  • Private Party Contact: Herbert Alvarenga 5162215696

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jerusalem Ave.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Cherrywood Shopping Center.
A word from Umberto's Restaurant - Wantagh
41 years later Original Umbertos is a landmark. The first cozy pizzeria has grown into a majestic Tuscan architectural two-story restaurant with a full service cafe, four star dining room, and world-class banquet facilities and Original Umberto’s is known nationwide by tens of thousands of guests who visit each year.
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Umberto's Restaurant - Wantagh reviews from OpenTable diners
  • all was very good. waiter
    rocky
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    all was very good. waiter was excellent. busboy the worst we were still eating and he starting clearing off the table. i told him to stop and wait till we were all done. he continued clearing. one guest went to the bsthroom and he came and tried to take her plate again asked to go away till we were done. but that didnt happened he did as he wanted. our waiter was very good but the busboy just upset the whole table and now our nite was ruined and no one eould order dessert and coffee. it is a shame because we dud alwsys enjoy going there
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Homey Italian Food
    MerrickMama
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My family and I, 11 people including 4 children, 2 in highchairs, recently dined at Umbertos. Our reservation was honored on time, the 2 highchairs I requested were promptly provided, and our waiter was courteous and efficient. The food was good, not great, but exactly what we were in the mood for. My veal rollatini was delicious and included a side of greasy but wonderful fried zucchini sticks. I also ordered a side of broccoli rabe ($3.00 extra) which was, unfortunately, overcooked and mushy. The rest of the food was similar, some really good, some not so much. The sorbets we had for dessert were great. My coconut sorbet was outstanding and the lemon was as well. All in all, a satisfying neighborhood experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food here is outrageous!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Food here is outrageous!! Service is great! Enough food for 2-3 meals!!! Love it and definitely will return many times!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No hostess with the mostess
    Scrapman
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Took a long time to get someone to greet me, then the young man That finally did was not sure what to do. Food was good and hot and Server was very pleasant. Good spegetti sauce. Great chicken parm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine Weekend
    bluemoon
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We enjoyed a evening food with friends and the holiday special menu was delicious. I never been disappointed with the menu or food at Umberto's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Umbertos in Wantagh
    Foodie5
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Very noisy, not good for conversation, but the food and portions were quite good. Service was good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints
    KayM
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Food is constitantly great. You may wait a bit for a table but worth the wait. Top notch service. The best Calamari Arribiata you will find anywhere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    brownie
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Went there for my cousins birthday. Everyone loved the food. Always a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Years Eve
    brownie
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Had a 7:00 reservation. Was seated at 7:15 which wasn't bad for such a busy night. Food was good as always. They didn't have a fixed menu that most restaurants have on this night. Very good specials. Service was a little slow but to be expected for this night. Waiter was very apologetic. Overall a good night with great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful birthday dinner!!!
    BaseballMom
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Wonderful birthday dinner!!! Food was amazing. Everything was fresh and perfectly cooked. The wait staff were pleasant, courteous and very attentive. I can't wait to return!!! We live about 30 minutes away and although there are many restaurants closer it's always worth the trip to Umberto's!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a good place to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The only thing I would add is a few more wines to chose from. I did not care for the 3 reds that are available but I would still go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable Italian Food
    Annie
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    The food and service at Umberto's are always good and so is the service. Portions are generous and we always end up with food to take home. It's a reliable family oriented neighborhood Italian restaurant. We prefer the back room to the front but it can be a little noisy and crowded when it's busy. Not the place for a quiet romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for casual dinner
    Kaycee
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    This is a pizza/restaurant with good food and good service. There is a pizza area in the front with a dining room in the back. Great for a casual dinner, but surprisingly loud.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • prompt
    Melissa
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We were seated at the right time as the reservation was set. Prompt service and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gathering Place
    KaiRomMar
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Easy to find and park, good food and drink, prompt and courteous service. Overall, a fun and tasty experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good pizza, pasta & soups - Wantagh
    billpVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    If you are in Wantagh and need a decent slide, or a pasta break or just a hearty soup - this is your place! I always customize the pizzeatta and they never blink an eye, always get it right and make it super tasty!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a pleaseant diner with
    bluemoon
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We had a pleaseant diner with our friends, enjoying the wine and food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food--top of the
    YankeeJeffVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Excellent food--top of the line pastas and main dishes. One of the best Italian restaurants in Nassau County. The only downside to this restaurant is that it tends to get very noisy when crowded.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some of the best pizza around
    billpVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    They don't have a coal fired or wood burning pizza oven, but they still turn out some incredibly tasty pies and some lovely pasta dishes at reasonable prices. Room in the back is nice, but unfortunately very loud, so sit up front if you don't mind trading a little less ambience for less noise.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Umberto is worth the trip
    JoeG
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    I went with two of my friends for lunch and I can't wait to go back. The food was all first rate and the service was impeccable. I wasn't sure what to expect as the place is a glorified Pizza place, but if you want first class Italian food with gravy like your mom use to make, this the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little disappointed.
    Foodlover37
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    The food was delicious. The only problem we had was that the food took forever to come to our table even though it was pretty empty in the restaurant. We also didn't get our salad served to us and it had to be wrapped up to take home. The waiter was very nice. I really don't think that the food not coming to our table was his fault.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud
    MaryAnnVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Come here a lot. It's just a shame it's so noisy. We had to stop bringing my parents because of the noise level....they couldn't hear anything!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    LV2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    The service is excellent. The restaurant is lovely. The noise level in the back dining room is too loud. There are usually large gatherings there. Also perhaps the acoustics contribute to the noise. The meatballs and pepperoni are too salty. The pasta is fair. I prefer Fanatico's and Novita
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best pizza by far, with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    The best pizza by far, with the added pleasure of delicious Italian entrees to choose from. Aside from the reliably good food, the service is what keeps me and my family returning. We know the waiters by name, we are treated wonderfully, and it feel like our family dinner in our own dining room, but we don't have to cook or clean up! And I will never be able to make a better pizza!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice sized portions.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Good food, nice sized portions. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Foodie22
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    The food was very delicious and the decor was adorable in the restaurant area. However, I did not like how the tables were on top of one another. I felt like the people next to me were sitting at my table with me and my boyfriend. When it was time to get up and leave I had to move our table over to get out so I didn't end up knocking anything over on their table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, solid and dependable dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Umberto's delivers a great tasting dining experience. We have been there many times and they have not failed us yet...Service is spot on.....and items are fairly priced... time and time again they always deliver...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Family Place
    MerrickMama
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Recently, we had an extended family dinner at Umbertos Our party consisted of seven adults, a teenager, a three-year-old, and a one-year-old. We ordered a variety of dishes, and, without a single exception, every dish was pronounced to be "excellent." Our waitress, Lisa, was gracious and attentive, and took special interest in making certain hat everyone, including the kids, was happy. We all packed up doggie bags to take home because the portions of delicious food were so huge! We all vowed to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Friends We took friends
    bluemoon
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Happy Friends We took friends with us to Umberto's we were hoping they would enjoy the good food. You see our friend can be a little difficult to please. We'll Umberto's was a hit and our friends have an new favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    Tried
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Very good experience as usual! Love the Shrimp Fra Diavlo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dissapointed
    Susan
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I've been going to Umbertos in Wantagh for a few years and lately they've been slipping. The service is slow and the food is not as good as it used to be. I went there about a month ago and then returned on Mother's Day with my family. I thought I just had one bad night, but both occasions the food and service were not up to par. I'm dissapointed because this was my go to restaurant for any occasion. Unfortunately I will no longer go there unless it's for a slice of pizza.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    Tried
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We get Pizza from here, and had dined here before as well. Great food the few times we visited. Had the Shrimp Fra Diavlo this time, and it was one of the best I had ever tasted. Great spot for last minute dining!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My only complaint is that
    Lindy
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    My only complaint is that I had reservations for six people at 6:30. There is really no waiting area so we tried to stay by the bar but we were in everyone's way. Even though there were empty tables in the dining room we were not seated until 6:50. I do not think there were enough waiters working being that it was very busy which made the noise level extremely high . I will say the food was excellent no complaints from anyone . I will definitely return but probably not on a sat. Night
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Experience at Umbertos
    Dissapointed
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    We celebrate all our special events there. For my daughter's communion we arrived with our family (16 people) and were told there was no reservation. I had arranged it via open table and I had a confirmation # as well. The Hostess/manager was abrupt and kept stating that there was no reservation in the system. They walked away from us, he was rude to my husband and sister when asked why this was happening. My daughter-the 8 year old celebrating her day was the last to receive her meal, and in general service was staggered. In the end, I was told the girl had cancelled our reservation instead of confirming it! No courtesy for their error was offered.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place for a pizza .
    primecut
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    great place for a pizza . or italian heros. , noisy,
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My shrimp special with mushrooms
    Coco
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    My shrimp special with mushrooms in wine sauce was delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The only bad thing about this
    MaryAnnVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    The only bad thing about this restaurant is the noise level. It is so noisy you can't hear across the table or the waiter recite the specials.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, along with exceptional
    NewYorker1
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    great food, along with exceptional service,from Wendell made our dining experience enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • been here so many times .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    been here so many times . had birthday get together the waiter was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Always love their pizza and garllic knots. Portions of food are huge! Salads are great too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic