da Umberto

4.8
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$50 and over
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Italian
One of New York's top Italian's since 1987, class remains the hallmark of the Assante family's beloved cosmopolitan ristorante- serving up delicious classic Tuscan with contemporary twists- delivered by staffers who treat all like honored guests.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Wine selection very nice. I was disappointed in food; my dining companions were very satisfied. Pasta with shaved truffles was tasty, but pasta was warm, not hot, and overcooked. Whole, filleted fish special also not hot and a bit mushy. Accompanying veggies were overcooked medley. Veal Milanese special was a delight for the three who ordered it. It was better than the fish. Crispy mushroom app very nice. Personally, I would go back and order selection of apps as small plates dinner.

B
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Da Umberto is simply wonderful. Elegant neighborhood gem. Everything -service, cuisine, and ambiance is sheer perfection. The specials sounded amazing(no prices mentioned)One of us ordered the Dover Sole.Surprised when the bill came. Dover Sole $68. Fresh Dover Sole garnished with a few vegetables. Come on guys...that’s outrageous.

CC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Too noisy!

MK
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and rear ambiance.
Service is outstanding.

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, superb food, terrific service...couldn't ask for more....

FF
London
49 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food- had Burrata and the veal main. My boyfriend had the clam spaghetti and said it was very spicy which he liked. Very attentive staff- nothing was too much trouble

G
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our neighborhood favorite--classic and refined Italian food, lively atmosphere, attentive service. Tables are far apart so it's always comfortable. It's also really nice to eat at the bar on a busy night. The whole place is just lovely, great for a date or a night out with friends.

z
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

outstanding food, decent if somewhat costly wine list. Vibrant service, and a strong sense of value. Expensive but worth it.

w
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always food delicious! Just great preparation. Dover Sole was the best I’ve eaten. Service exceptional and not overbearing. This place never disappoints and have been going for over 25 years.

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a nice find, and a neighborhood jewel. The service is A++++ and the food is wonderful, clean, fresh and very flavorful. The staff there work so well together and there was not a moment we had to wait for anything as they were on top of everything. I recommended the restaurant to a friend visiting from the UK, and they went there the night after we did and loved it too. Its definitely on my list of go to places now. Its worth checking out!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, wine list was excellent and staff couldn’t be more attentive!

TN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s about time I start writing reviews! My fiancé and I like to surprise each other with a new restaurant for date night every week. We’ve done this for a few years, but this is the first time I felt compelled to write one. We live in Chelsea and had never heard of this place. The reviews are right! It’s a hidden gem. The ambiance is fantastic, the service on point and the food delicious. My only critique is the wine by the glass was too pricy. But other than that, this was quite the find!

LD
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Regular dining stop whenever in the city!

EE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience ! We have been here several times and it keeps getting better all the time. Service could have not been any better . All around it was an excellent choice. We ordered the specials and they were delicious. Very enjoyable evening. Thank you!

LL
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple: Best Italian Food in Manhattan.

Service is friendly, warm and professional.

There is no better Italian food on Manhattan and it is always a pleasure to go, so I bring everyone I know.

MA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Umberto. Is a very professional NYC Italian favorite. Have been going there for years and will continue to think of it for special occasions and when meeting family and friends. Multi Bene.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice restaurant, nice atmosphere, not too noisy or crowded excellent Italian food. Very accommodating service.

AK
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a business group of 13 people, some from New York, most from out of town. They were all THRILLED with their evening. The food, the service, every detail. They will be talking about this dinner for a long time!

OT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food - I could have chosen everything on the menu!!

MK
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was uncomfortably noisy. It detracted from the enjoyment of the evening.

d
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Consistently good in food, service and ambiance. We make it our restaurant choice whenever we are in NYC

JU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

WF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My second review is pretty consistent with my earlier one. The attentive staff is top notch. The food is predictable and delicious. The specials renewed each time I’m there.
On my bill the amount of $35 was charged for two small bowls of berries that we ordered for dessert. $35? Little things matter and that is a minor glitch to an otherwise superior meal and very attentive service. Will be back many more times because it’s great, it really is.

DP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. Atmosphere was very nice except we were seated in the very back in a very crowded space with other large parties and it was a bit loud and chaotic. The initial waiter was stressed and clipped in his responses even refusing to order our appetizers first while we decided on meals. They also brought beef carpaccio instead of the salmon we ordered, but we did not send back due to the hectic atmosphere. Wine service was very slow even though I told them to keep opening bottles. The food was excellent and once the place slowed a little and another waiter took our table it was a very nice experience for all.
All in all would not go back with a party of 6 or more. Would return for another try at a table for 4 or 2.

m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service!

CL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Umberto is the flat out best Italian and possibly best restaurant overall I've ever eaten at including our trips to Italy. We always love it and it's always the first dinner stop on our trips to NYC.

DH
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Da Umberto for many, many years and it remains one of our favorite restaurants in all of Manhattan! It never disappoints. The staff is so friendly. The ambiance is lovely and elegant. The food is beyond superb! I can honestly say that I have never had a bad experience. It is first class, top notch all the way! Highly, highly recommend!

O
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic experience.. we showed up 15 minutes before they opened for dinner and they immediately accommodated us

B
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinarily good Italian restaurant!! The food was outstanding. I had polenta with mushrooms and taleggio to start with and each bite was sumptuous. For my entire I had veal Milanese, which I’ve had at many other restaurants and this was by far the best I’ve ever had. The service was friendly, wonderful and just the right level of attentiveness. We’ll be back!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great!!

BW
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. I had the vegetable bar app and swordfish!! Delicious!! My friend had tons of food allergies but they were able to accomadate her and it was outstanding. There were 7 of us so I won’t go into each meal other than to say we all left very happy. Btw the tiramisu was the best I’ve ever had. We’ll all be back!

f
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to for the most reliably delicious meal around!

A
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service with excellent wine by the glass, and inspired, authentic dishes. Quality and liveliness in everything they do. You can trust you're in for an excellent meal at Da Umberto.

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Pasta was good swordfish was drowned in balsamic reduction
Could not even taste fish. After service staff disappeared left me hanging for 20 minutes plus. I had to use my phone to call the restaurant to ask for my check I’ll never go back way too many good Italian restaurants ok nyc

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its pricey but a great meal. One of New York's best kept secrets.

R
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Just as we remembered.

We had Florentine steak for two. The best steak ever including the big time steak houses in the city. Amazing food and service. Loved it

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to this restaurant regularly. We are welcomed as if we are visiting relatives in their home. It is a warm and personal atmosphere. We've never had a bad meal, sometimes it's hard to choose what to have as everything is so good. There is a reason this restaurant has been there as long as it has.
Easy parking right in front!

CG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless old-school Italian cuisine. Most restaurants around this long get stale, but not da Umberto. There are no new ideas on the plate here, and when the food is this perfect, you don"t need them. Great wine list, impeccable service. I could eat here every night.

AF
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate, softly lit old school Italian restaurant. Waiters were attentive and handled everything with precision and care. Food was outstanding! Even though we sat next to a large table celebrating a birthday, it never felt loud or intrusive. Loved it.

MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word: phenomenal!

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