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King Umberto Restaurant

4.8
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1106 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks

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Sun 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM
Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:30PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM

What 1106 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipsandrad
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outdoor dining was very spread out so it felt quite comfortable. Kitchen was slow, but waiter told us that up front. We ordered entirely off special menu and everything was delicious.

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cammy
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Restaurant has a big tent outside. Very comfortable. They even have a regular bathroom outside. Food is very good and service is too.

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vipEstelle
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our food was amazing and the service was outstanding our waiter was. Marlo. Very nice

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vipAmyR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience and comfortable with the table distancing

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vipKPK1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always can count on a good experience at ‘the King’; excellent food and service and the best on the Island for Safe Outdoor dining!

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Veritoc72
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has excellent food , never disappoints, great service and fantastic experience all together

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Elcarr
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a group of nine, we had an entire room to ourselves. Thank you King Umbertos for doing this for us. Staff was very attentive, and food was delicious.

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JayRay
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service as always! Now so a fantastic outdoor back patio space as well!

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EricaBurke
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous.... love everything about Umbertos, it’s our family’s go to restaurant.

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ElizabethB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food, service , and everything about King Umberto is the best, especially now during COVID.
There is a beautiful tent to eat under, which now includes heat and a bathroom!

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vipAmyR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Very crowded and waited over an hour for dinner to be served. Food was delicious

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vipCeeF
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

KU is hands down my favorite spot to eat. The food and service are top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Excellent food

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vippaul
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food & service were good. We sat outside on a chilly evening. The reason we did that was I felt the enclosed tent (plastic sides were down) which, in my view, made it nothing better than eating inside. Moreover, the area was very crowded, and if inside would have not even come close to 50% occupancy. I feel bad for restaurant owners, and I appreciate the additional costs incurred, but as the weather get colder the outdoor setup, in my opinion would not meet guidelines.

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vipNICKSMOM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was perfect! The food was delish and our waiter John was very pleasant and attentive! The hostess was super nice too!

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Ajsfar
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

King Umberto's has the best food! Everything is delicious.
The outdoor seating is a wonderful experience. The tables are 6 foot apart and Covid friendly. We felt safe and comfortable.

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vipNancyD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the new outdoor dining area and the covered tent area as well. Food was good and staff was friendly.

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JudyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outdoor dining experience was wonderful! The food was delicious and the service was great! The outdoor dining is set up to look like a big party or wedding. There just needs to be more lighting in the rear of the tent. It was a little dark there. However, overall, it was a great experience!

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vipKPK1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have excellent food and service, and they are the best for outdoor dining!

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vipNYCGIRL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was spot-on. When making our reservation, we chose outdoor dining and we were pleased with the spacing of the tables, adhering to social distancing guidelines. We will definitely return.

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BrianL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor tent - excellent food- highly recommend the brûlée figs with hurrays appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to King Umbertos many times and are never disappointed.. This time we took my brother to celebrate his 60th birthday and they sang him to him when they brought out the dessert.. they always make you feel welcome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

King Umberto's never disappoints. I have been eating here for over 10 years, the food is consistently delicious and the service is always on point. I highly recommend the for any occasion.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait was about 35 minutes and we had reservation but it was worth it.

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Rachelt
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. I come here every year for my birthday and I’m always full and happy when I leave.

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Showtime325
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance outside and in. Food and service always exceptional.

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vipNanchand
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Took my friend and 94 year old Mom out for what I hoped would be a great lunch. Food was delicious. The noise from construction was a total horror and ruined our afternoon. I asked for the managers who are always great but they were in hiding. This was not a cheap lunch and the first time I had a bad experience. Don’t serve lunch if you have a problem like this.

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vipJbrown
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be out to dinner at King Umberto! Food was amazing as was the service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food

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vipMatthewM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to experience old school New York you go to King Umberto. From the
Fried Capellini to Shrimp Monachina, and lets not forget the Grandma Pizza.
You can't go wrong.

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vipCeeF
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

KU is the absolute best! My family and I love dining here. The food, service, and atmosphere are second to none. Bravo!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless experience as always, from start to finish. Thanks to Ciro, Santos and the crew for another great night!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great waiter (joe) very entertaining. Had us laughing the entire evening. Food was great as always.

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EricaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

loved that they had a large outdoor tent. Our food was great and the service was ok.

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EllenS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always excellent food and service. Tehy have opened a very nice outdoor space

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vipJbrown
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal at King Umberto!!! Service is always amazing as well as the food.

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MargaretM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

good food as always. Very comfortable atmosphere in the spacious tent. Server and bus staff wonderful and accommodating. A great night to get together with old friends.

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vipSteveC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

King Umberto’s has transitioned from inside to outdoor dinning with out missing a step!
The service , food and atmosphere is outstanding as always !
Great Job !👍

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vipDinnerWithStu
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good meal. Always excellent service. Never disappointed

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 1106 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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