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King Umberto Restaurant

4.8
617 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(516) 352-3232
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Pietro Fuschetto
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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.
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Private party contact
Ciro or Franco: (516) 352-3232
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
Municipal lot across the street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 617 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
service
4.6
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service and food

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always an enjoyable meal!
Wonderful service!
Great atmosphere!
Our favorite Italian Restaurant.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great service. Great food.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Once again, my friends and I had a most enjoyable meal, deliciously cooked, at King Umbert’s.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

As always the best restaurant on Long Island. Food and service... fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always great experience and excellent food! Grazie!😊

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food is consistently outrageous. Service impeccable. My family’s favorite for 40 years, and our annual birthday and Easter spot. Our waiter, Giovanni, gave us personalized attention despite the busy Easter rush. We stop by on a random weekday or rely on this restaurant for family events. Truly outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Service and food outstanding

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

As usual, King Umberto didn't disappoint! We went to celebrate a family birthday because the food here is authentic old school Italian & superb. Our waiter Donaldo was so kind & professional. A four star dining experience!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We went here to celebrate my sister's birthday on a Saturday night. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived, and we had to wait for the previous guests to clear out, which took longer than they expected. As soon as we sat down, a manager was at our table with a HUGE bottle of champagne and an apology! We were definitely pleasantly surprised. The service was great and the food was amazing. Will surely return!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent evening

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I have been coming here since it opened in 1976, I lived a few blocks away. Now I live about 20 mins away and I still make sure to come back because the delicious food hasn’t changed and is a fond memory of my childhood.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food and service were great as always! The menu is traditional, yet relevant and always well executed.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We are regulars and the food and service never disappoint. The shrimp monachina is the best I’ve ever had. And the baked clams are consistently delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I have been to King Umberto many times. The food and service is always excellent and consistent.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Always a delicious meal. Prepared with the finest ingredients. Joseph our waiter is very attentive....amazingly he writes nothing down and always gets it just right.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Amazing Italian food in a cozy family-friendly environment.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Best Italian Food on Long Island.
The staff is extremely attentive and all food is prepared using the finest ingredients. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great as always!! Food and staff excellent!! Veal special was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

First time trying this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised. Loved the atmosphere. We will be going back again in less than two weeks with friends.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The food doesn’t get any better than King Umbertos. From the taste to portions you won’t ever be disappointed. They accommodate any special food request you might have. And to any meal the best compliment of all is any pizza they showcase. Make sure you ask what the Jon special pizza of the day! Get a pie and take leftovers home ! Local neighborhood gem . Rosario and Cio are always there to greet you and make sure you meal is on point! No doubt, PEFRECTO!!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service and food is amazing as usual. Love this place

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

This place has been a favorite for years. Food is always outstanding and the service is just as exceptional. You can't ever go wrong.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great experience as always . Loved the sweetheart ravioli and the fried capellini. Can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We have eaten here many times and it’s always a wonderful experience. The staff great you like family and the food is great.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We love this a Restaurant . Great people and atmosphere. Food is delicious. Like the picture taking on Valentines Day..great touch.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

I have been going to King Umberto for years and it's one of the best Italian restaurants on Long Island. The food is excellent, the service is impeccable, and the ambiance is perfect. I have never had a bad experience here.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Always loved the exceptional quality of food n the expertise of all your waiters! The noise level is a bit to be desired. Friendly n an upbeat place to be. Never disappointed and keep returning for the food!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

By far the greatest Italian restaurant in NY. Food and service is from another planet. We brought friends for the first time and they are still talking about the experience.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a wonderful dining experience at King Umberto! The food was excellent, along with a warm and inviting atmosphere. There is a flare of old school charm which is rare to find these days! We were very impressed with the wait staff, who guided us with our food selections and really catered to us as VIPs.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

I definitely liked the atmosphere and tasty food. I thought the service was a little slow as we were in a "time frame" to catch a show. I told the waitor that but had to ask again to order and dessert took longer than I'd like. Also, I asked for a vodka sauce on my side of linguini and was told there would be an extra charge which I said OK. I thought it may be like $3 but $9 extra. They didn't even itemize it on the bill and I had to inquire to which they shrugged and said yes, sorry.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Our go to for all special occasions, great food and service and one of the best wine lists on long island.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent service provided by Donaldo! Food was fantastic.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Good food as always

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I always love going to King Umberto's. The food is consistently delicious and the service is wonderful. You never feel rushed and always feel catered too. It is old world Italian and they will make your meal to suit your dietary need.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The rack of veal chops was fatty and there wasn’t a substantial amount of meat on them. The sauce was delicious as well as the broccoli rabe and potatoes. The appetizers were delish...fried zucchini and fried capellini.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Old World atmosphere, gracious maitriD' . Restaurant was crowded for a Thursday Evening and they only had one wonderful waiter attending to all . He was assisted by competent bus boys.
It was perfect for a one time visit as we've tasted better food at similar restaurants .

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Birthday celebration. They always make you feel special

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

As always King Umbertos comes through with great food and service, the wine was incredible and it all came with a fair price. Don't know what else anyone could want.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Always wonderful 😊

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