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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WF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service!

CL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
97 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great!!

BW
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to for the most reliably delicious meal around!

A
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
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 on September 14, 2019
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 on September 14, 2019
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
12 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
18 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
15 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
19 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.