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King Umberto Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1422 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

King Umberto had brought the delicious taste of Italy to the corner of Hempstead Turnpike and Meacham Avenue since 1976. We offer a welcoming elegant decor with superior service, perfect for any large group or parties of two. In addition to having a warm atmosphere we carry an extensive wine list, that consists of over 350 wines, with years vertical, and is recognized by Wine Spectator Magazine with an award of excellence in 2010. When it comes to our large selection of generous mouth watering appetizers and main courses we know how to please. Famous for the original Fried Capellini® and daily specials prepared by executive chefs Pietro Fuschetto and Giovanni Lombardi. Our menu is classic Italian cuisine with a worldly influence and will surely leave you satisfied, but you can't seem to leave without indulging in our homemade desserts.

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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

  • Phone number

    (516) 352-3232

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Pietro Fuschetto

  • Catering

    Can't come to us? We offer off-site catering for parties of 25-150 people. We will come to your venue, set up, serve and clean up. We offer half trays and full trays of your favorite dishes. Ask one of our managers today, how we can cater your party.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a private dining room for parties up to 70 people. Parties may be held, Monday thru Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday.

  • Private party contact

    Ciro or Franco: (516) 352-3232

  • Neighborhood

    Elmont

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Municipal lot across the street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,422 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Father’s Day dinner. Love the food and the ambiance is spectacular! The veal Marsala was exceptional! Desserts are a must especially the limoncello tartufo. Service is professional, not rushed at all. Love this place!

  2. O

    Ohm101

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated Father’s Day on the patio. What a beautiful, well decorated, extremely spacious space. Our party of 5 enjoyed an early dinner. The service, food and ambiance were all excellent. We enjoyed everything from bread, salad, family style appetizer to entrées. Was hoping to save room for dessert, as they looked delicious (spying at other peoples orders 😬) but it was not meant to be….next time!

  3. MB

    MichaelB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Long Island is blessed with many fine Italian restaurants. King Umberto is the best. Everything about dining here is a pleasure. The service is excellent. You will never need to ask for anything - someone will always come along to refill you water glass, bring you an extra fork, or another freshly baked bread basket. They will honor your requests to individualize your dinner selections to your taste. The food is magnificent. There are always several new and unusual specials on the menu as well as old favorites. They have added a patio/outdoor section which is a pleasure to eat in. If you have any questions, your knowledgeable server will guide you through the menu and help you make your selections. (There are no bad choices). Be sure to leave room for one of the many amazing desserts.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came for my husbands birthday. We came a few times. It’s Always great food and service and the atmosphere speaks for itself! So pretty !

  5. MD

    MargaretD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Service was great. The Food was awesome. It was noisy

  6. JS

    JayfromSanDiego

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite place in the area. Always great food and service. They treat you like family!

  7. m

    mrbrew1963

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is really great, place is worth going.

  8. AS

    AndreaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My family and I had an excellent meal at King Umberto. The servers were prompt, polite and very attentive. We were celebrating a college graduation and it was really a special experience. It was our first dining experience at King Umberto and we will definitely be returning. We sat in the "indoor" seating area which was very elegant. There is a "patio" area as well. This area is very trendy and pretty-high ceilings, flower walls, crystals,etc. Both areas are lovely.

  9. HD

    HammondsDiners

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was excellent as was the food. We had a very enjoyable family dinner.

  10. C

    Carole

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time there ! Lovely lunch! Service was perfect. A keeper !

  11. SC

    SheilaC

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    service awsome waiter the best food amazing ....will be back

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Disgusting food and service. Way too loud. Like eating at a bad wedding venue.

  13. N

    Nellina

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Great vibes, good food, and lovely server.

  14. S

    kerryS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Good food - good portions - clean restaurant. New feature is they have a limited area for parking which is nice since it can be difficult to park over there. The chicken/shrimp special was delicious. They were able to add "Congratulations" to a dessert which made our evening special.

  15. NB

    NanB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    First seated near a door where the staff kept walking in and out as we were eating. Food got cold instantly and no apologies from the wait staff. Being a busy Mothers' day the emphasis was on seating teh larger groups, so my small group was made to feel insignificant. As for the food, well the Chicken scarpariello was a big plate of buffalo sauce and dry chicken. Will not be wasting my time nor money at this restaurant.

  16. EH

    ElizabethH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    King Umbertos never disappoints. Even on the busiest day of the year everything was perfect.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always King Umberto’s did NOT disappoint! Mario our waiter was attentive, and made our time fun.

  18. KI

    KathleenI

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    It was not great. We went for a early dinner and only four other people in the outside dinner area. The music was so loud I couldn’t hear the people at my table speaking. I asked our waiter to lower it three times. He finally did. The waiter’s assistant kept taking away the plates before we had finished the food on the plate. I do not understand why the owners do not take a few minutes to train the help.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love SANTOS!!! Food is amazing as always.

  20. DE

    DouglasE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chicken parm was the best I have had at a restaurant. It was very tender with a the right amount of cheese and sauce and also a good size portion. My wife also loved her caesar salad. The staff were all very attentive and pleasant. The outdoor dining space was beautiful and very spacious which was not what you would expect from looking at it from the outside. overall, we had a terrific dining experience.

  21. DK

    DarrenK

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The greeting, the service and the food all get 5 stars. Fried Calamari and Mozz Caprese apps both plated tableside. Linguini Rosa sauce and special chicken (Valdostana, breast stuffed with motz and prov and prosciutto in a marsala sauce) all amazing.

  22. MD

    MarkD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very nice place good food and great service

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great there! Food, service and atmosphere amazing ! We are so lucky to have this gem so close by! Thanks for another great experience!

  24. S

    Stephanie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent restaurant with excellent service! Love this place!

  25. CD

    CiaraD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here and was very impressed. I cannot wait to go back.

  26. S

    Sisa

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always the food was excellent, and Joseph our waiter was great! Our “go to place” to sit and enjoy a meal with family and friends!

  27. LA

    LindaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the food, the service and absolutely love the outdoor patio. Been going for years and always satisfied completely.

  28. J

    Joey

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had Alex as our server. Great food great waiter great experience!

  30. CS

    CarmelaS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great as always. Food was delicious and service was great!!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food! Didn’t have one bad dish. Their veal dishes are tops! Service was good and the ambience is alive! Loved my experience there.

  32. PB

    PaulinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter John was EVERYTHING!!! I left specific information on our reservation and he followed them perfectly. I wanted to pay for the table so I left a message to give me the bill and it all worked out. Very happy with our meals and John. Seriously he was approachable, made sure we had everything we needed. This was our first time there dining in the outdoor patio and it was amazing!!! The staff from the moment we walked in was perfection and so was the food.

  33. v

    vinn

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We all enjoyed our dinner. Can’t wait to go again

  34. BG

    BarryG

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Were seated on time. Attentive service by wait staff. Menu is very extensive. Food well prepared

  35. J

    Joey

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always great

  36. M

    Mike661

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food Is delicious with Big portions and many choices Great service

  37. A

    Ashee

    New York Area

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Been a long time customer & always will be!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent and the service was stellar. A big difference from when we were there in September. Glad the old KU is back and better than ever👍🏼

  39. j

    johnnyp5

    Atlantic City

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not enough stars in your survey… best restaurant on Long Island without a doubt!

  40. AO

    AnthonyO

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    King Umberto’s is always a winning experience. Delicious food and very good to excellent service never disappoints! In fact, I think I’m so spoiled by their usual “beyond ordinary” service, that I’ve become overly critical! As always, I feel like family when I’m there and I will remain a loyal diner.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

King Umberto Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 352-3232.

King Umberto Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1422 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 9 times today
Google Map for King Umberto Restaurant

1343 Hempstead Tpke. Elmont, NY 11003

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Elmont

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Municipal lot across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Pietro Fuschetto

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (516) 352-3232

  • Catering

    Can't come to us? We offer off-site catering for parties of 25-150 people. We will come to your venue, set up, serve and clean up. We offer half trays and full trays of your favorite dishes. Ask one of our managers today, how we can cater your party.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a private dining room for parties up to 70 people. Parties may be held, Monday thru Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday.

  • Private party contact

    Ciro or Franco: (516) 352-3232

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