da Umberto

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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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to for the most reliably delicious meal around!

A
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

R
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word: phenomenal!

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EW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently amazing food, excellent staff, wonderful ambiance. Feels like you're in Italy.

D
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a special occasion and our big party(9!) was handled great!!! Large Roy d table perfect for interacting and sharing — food, as always excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We always love going to Da Umberto.

WF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Don’t tell anyone how great this place is. SHhhhhhhh!

CF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely experience at da Umberto. The service was impeccable and old world. The staff was very accommodating to food preferences. I had a delicious half portion of rigatoni with sausage and peas to start and Dover Sole as entree. Both perfectly prepared. I would definitely come back.

MM
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Consistent. Since it opened many years ago.

j
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing...food outstanding! I would absolutely go back...great pre theater dinner.

L
London
57 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long time neighborhood Italian restaurant with Italian staff. Tasty menu with tons of specials everyday (listen carefully and pay attention). They make their own desserts as well. Liked everything I've tried so far and will always be our go to Italian restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

I’ve been here probably a dozen times total, but this was the first time back in a couple of years (just moved back to the city). It seems louder than it had been before, but perhaps that perception was exacerbated by the overall experience.

The waitstaff seemed less attentive than on previous visits and markedly snootier.

We ordered a four course meal with a bottle of wine, the expectations were fairly high—albeit reasonable.

Sadly, for us, water refills were slow and we mostly had to refill our own wine glasses. The table was cleared in a haphazard way—leaving things behind that should have been. The specials that night were a bit of a miss. My entree was cold and dry.

I don’t think we need return—when you’re paying more than $300 for a dinner for two the food should be delicious and service should be at least minimally acceptable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I visit this restaurant frequently and we always have a great experience. One of our favorites!

RF
London
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and wine selection. Great service. Quaint venue that is a little noisy.

EN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding meal and experience, thank you!

GL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous restaurant! Everything about it was GREAT !!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish! Shared Antipasto Grilled Veggies,Eggplant Penne,and Veal Medallions.
Old School and consistent. Nice Bolgheri wine.
Our suggestion would either the owner or landlord change the entrance facade. Not engaging.

L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Italian restaurant in NYC

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JH
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nothing noteworthy
Food was ok
Dover sole was bland /small
Would not go back

JB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy Da Umberto. The service, ambience and the food is always great. I have now celebrated my birthday this year twice at Da Umberto. Both times it was wonderful.

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in NYC! Such a great hidden gem. Ambience is intimate, food is superb, and the service is always top notch!

MF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Neighborhood gem.

HH
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food and the service. We’ve been there several times .

j
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food here is always fresh and tasty. Pastas are prepared "al dente" and their veal dishes are simple yet delicious. Others at the table had salad & baked fish saying it was really nice. As mentioned in other reviews, waiters up-sold the specials but we didn't have wine so no price-gouge there. Was my 10th or so visit and lived up to my memories.

AT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Myself and my husband took our nephew and his fiancé out to celebrate their engagement. I was the only who had previously been to Da’Umberto and suggested it. Although it was a few years ago I remembered the food and service was very good. We were not disappointed. Everything was fabulous and we will certainly go back.

OT
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Order off the menu and you will have the best bet! Been there so many times and never read the menu.

Just amazing classic Italian

KC
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was extraordinary, including the prices! But the cost was well worth it.

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The noise level is too much to have a conversation. The Food is excellent as is the service.

P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful and very authentic Italian restaurant. The quality is outstanding every time we go and the wait staff is very professional, making everyone feel special. The wine list is outstanding and moderately priced (mainly Italian although we ordered a DuMol Syrah from California the other night which was exceptional). I think they have the best veal in the city but my husband is crazy for their filet mignon. They do full and half portions of the pasta dishes which is a plus if you want to try several dishes.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we’ve had. Ermal was a great waiter and incredibly knowledgeable. Will be back

BM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Highlights: Food was quite good. App's were good, we had burrata and spicy calamari. Entre's very good. Had the hen and the salmon (both off menu). Wiater was average. Hard to understand and so busy reciting specials (too many) that he was not engaged with us. Decor is average. I would gladly go back if invited but not a "must go back" experience.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Quick. Food was excellent everyone loved the meals.

l
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Beet salad (a special) had four teeny tiny beets. Sausage ragu pasta was delicious. Salmon was too salty. Martini had visible ice chips. We asked for a wine list but waiter insisted on telling us (more like aggressively selling us) his red wine by the glass choices, even though one glass was $44 and we wanted white, so we passed. The specials are expensive -- be sure to ask the prices when the waiter recites them. The front room (by the bar) is noisy, with the tables by the wall very close together. We eat out in the neighborhood often and we've been to Da Umberto at least twice before; we were underwhelmed by the cuisine all three times. Will not be back.

PP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambience at Da Umberto is superb. Every dish was perfectly seasoned, with interesting flavors and combinations. It was a fabulous dining experience.

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