King Umberto Restaurant
I know this place has a great reputation since I went to high school nearby over 40 years ago. But I have to say that I was a bit disappointed. Not by the food so much but by feeling Iike my friends and I had been gouged and taken for fools.
I made a reservation for 8 old friends from the neighborhood and asked for a round. They did not have a round. I asked for a square of 8 (2 on each side). When I arrived, I discovered that their solution was a long table 3 on each side and 1 at each end. That was disappointing but I did not want to create a fuss because some of our party was already seated. The waiter (who was very nice and accommodating) suggested an antipasto selection for the table. It was served as a small plate to each. It was tasty but not worth what they charged us. If felt like we were taken advantage of. One meal was sent back as it was way too salty.
The pizza is great there. My shrimp fra diavlo was delicious but a smaller portion of pasta than I expected for $24.
In Summary: Sadly, I'm thinking that neither I or my friends will be back soon.
Nothing but consistent and phenomenal food and service - Ciro, Rosario and team know how to treat people and make you feel at home while serving you top notch authentic Italian meal. Kudos to King Umbertos!
Excellent service and food! I love this place
Love king umbertos!!!
As always the service was great as well as the food. Good ambience and my dad really enjoyed his first visit here will be back.
Best Italian restaurant on the island. Period! Service is fantastic!
Food and service was excellent. A bit noisy.
When we arrived our table was set up so that we could all face one another to talk. The waiter was very accommodating to find something for a guest that wasn't on the menu. Lastly he didn't mind giving out nine separate checks as many of the group were single women. He made sure to wrap up any leftovers. We'll be back again!
I am a regular at this long-standing venue. When my friend from California asked for authentic Italian food, something she misses out west, it was no question where we would go. Santos was our server, and like all servers at King Umberto, he was attenttive, yet let us enjoy a girls night out with no rushing. I had their linguini with white clam sauce, which is one of the best I've ever had. We enjoyed their patented fried cappellini as an appetizer, and my friend had their chicken parm with gluten free penne, which they served with vodka sauce as per her request. King Umberto is consistent with their service, quality of food, and ability to make all guests feel like family.
Has been one of our favorite restaurants. Always great food and great service.
Incredible service and food. Portions were very large. Will definitely return next time I’m in the area.
Has been our favorite Italian restaurant for 14 years and counting.
Service was excellent
Service was exquisite and the food was absolutely delicious from appetizers to dessert!
Great food, great ambiance, great service. Thank you Joseph!
One of only a few Long Island restaurants that encourages you to have a relaxing drink before ordering. Service is old school professional, red wine is decanted, chef will make items not on menu, items shared are split in kitchen. Don’t miss the linguini with olive oil and fried garlic and the pounded fried veal chop (enough for two or three people!). Lasagna and potato croquets also outstanding.
Dined with ten friends. The staff is very attentive and accommodating. Everyone was very satisfied with their selections which included: Stuffed Veal Chops, Veal Cutlet Parmigiana, Eggplant Rollatini, Pasta, Grilled Shrimp, and Grilled Octopus. The wines and cocktails were great, too.
Amazing food. Impeccable service.
The food was amazing and the price was reasonable. The only issue i had was the lighting—way too dim, had to put my glasses on couldn’t see anything and had to use my phone light to see the menu.
Authentic favorite; good value, always good, tradition after a day at Belmont, nice, fast staff. EXCELLENT bread baskets and plenty of it! That alone keeps us coming back. Good, fast bartender-- Even if waiting for a table, he makes it painless. Good private areas for dinner parties too.
the king is always an enjoyable dining experience, the service , outstanding, the food, outstanding
We have been going to KU, as we refer to it since 1980!
It is always a pleasure.
Great, consistent food.
Courteous, reliable service.
been here a lot! but there is this one waiter that is very pushy...to the point where you're uncomfortable. He's a very nice old school Italian guy; but he is very opinionated with how specific food should be eaten and if you don't order it that way it becomes a big show......
Amazing food and value... one of the best Italian restaurants around
Always great food here but the wait was over 30 min. & we did have a reservation. I know there were groups that were slow to move after their meal but I’d recommend telling the party that shows up on time for their reservations that they’ll be a 30 wait! I’d always come back because the food & service is outstanding but standing around with my kids in the tight hallway ruined it for me personally!
Everything I’d hope for and more. Service was truly spectacular and food was sensational to match. Can’t wait to return to this gem after a day at the races at majestic Belmont Park.
This is a great reminder estaurant with really tasty food in largo portions.
It is the best restaurant estaursnt in South western Nassau County.
Absolutely fantastic food and outstanding service
Been coming here my entire life. Never disappoints
Excellent restaurant! Great food. Great service. Everyone is very pleasant. Will be back again very soon
Had a great time and as always loved the fried capellini and bronzino!
We always have an outstanding dining experience at King Umberto’s!
First time here. Looked for an Italian restaurant close to Belmont to celebrate my husbands birthday with our family which included 5 children under age 6. The staff was extremely friendly and attentive. The food was excellent! As was the service. We’ll be back.
As expected, everything at King Umberto’s was outstanding!
King Umberto’s is the “Go To” Italian restaurant. The food is ALWAYS good, we’ve been going there for over 25 years and never disappointed. The staff is cordial and the service is excellent. Their menu carries many Italian favorites as well as many creative specials. They can accommodate almost any size group for your celebration.
Everything about this place is perfection. The food and service is on point. One of my favorite places to dine.
Always great food and top notch service. King Umbertos will never disappoint.
excellent food and service. very pleasant waiters and good wine.
We had a very delicious meal at King Umberto. The stuffed artichoke was the best I ever had. Great seafood with pasta dish. Creamy potato croquettes. Wonderful meal. Great service. Pizza looks great too. Highly recommend.