King Umberto Restaurant

4.8
786 reviews
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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.

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Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 9:00PM

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with the wifey, tried King Umberto’s as

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food great service. Highly recommended

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RN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife had the branzino and watched the waiter fillet it - she said it was the best branzino she ever had.
My dish was delicious too. The wait staff is exceptional.

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c
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

King Umberto is always consistent. I've been a customer for 30 years and go back regularly. Highly recommended.

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L
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant & Fantastic!

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great good.
We have been going there for years.

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B
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I have to say the food is excellent the problem with this place is that they have way to many tables and not enough space for people to walk. I was there last night with 6 people in my party and we each were bumped by either staff or customers. Please remove a few tables and make a little room for everyone. The service was just okay this time which surprised me because it has been excellent in the past.

The owner or manager a someone he knew and all the attention was give to this couple.

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A
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I love this place! Best pizza restaurant in the world!

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G
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beat Gluten Free pizza in New York. We will definitely be back! Thanks!

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CO
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was incredible, paralleled with the outstanding service by Giovanni. Thank you. Always a great experience.

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j
Atlantic City
53 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and wait staff on Long Island!

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f
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Atmosphere cozy, service great waiter had menu content knowledge, attentive, but not over bearing, food very tasty. I had their stuffed veal chop and it was delicious. My wife had the chicken scarpariello very tasty. Dessert we shared a apple tart al a mode. Very light and delicious. Drinks we both had a glass of white zinfandel nothing special. Overall great food, seating is a little tight and service was on point. Will we be back, absolutely!

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j
Atlantic City
54 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all the way round!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Umberto’s is King for a reason! Both the food and the service are fantastic! We had the duck meatballs special appetizer and it was out of this world. The Lobster Ravioli are to die for. The dining room is elegant yet cozy. Very welcoming and comfortable while still feeling like it’s a special occasion. Joseph took excellent care of us, as did the entire staff! Cannot wait to go again!

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was average. For average, it was a bit expensive. But the service was EXCELLENT. Our waiter was really awesome and attentive.

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RN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and i go to King Umberto with some regularity - but on out last visit she had branzino and it was the best she ever had. Wait service it top. Little old fashion but very nice.

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MZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Joseph was exceptional. The entire staff made us feel like regulars even though it was our first visit. Looking forward to going back. Thank you!

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RN
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Old school / old world charm. Food was delicious. Wait staff was spot on and extremely attentive.

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DP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy having dinner at King Umberto. The food...service and hospitality is always top notch! They also provide an outstanding wine list...something for everyone!!

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food

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c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

I was given a gift card for King Umberto's so we went. I had heard from people that the food was excellent. It was. The rooms are old fashioned but the cuisine stands the test of time. I thought the service was a little slow but it was Saturday night and they were packed so I am not taking any points off for that. We had a full meal and thought the cost was very much within reason.

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food ,service and staff are amazing.. My husband and I consider this our favorite restaurant from just going on let’s go get some food night to special occasions. Thank you to the staff for always making it a relaxing experience..

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant by far. Food is always spectacular. Service is always spectacular. Everyone is so nice and attentive. And of course the food never disappoints. My husband and I come here as often as we can and order something new every time but always order the mussels. They are cooked to perfection every visit. You’re crazy if you don’t visit.

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w
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dining st KU for the past 30 years!
We have NEVER been disappointed!

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s
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been here a few times for celebrations with coworkers. Always a good time. Today we went with family and had a were not disappointed. The fried capellini were delicious and light. The sauce served with them is reminiscent of my mother in laws. So good that I wished I just ordered a bowl of pasta with sauce. The salmon sauce pasta and papardelle pasta with peaches were both enjoyable. The only negative was the artichoke, which was soggy. We did ask for a substitute and they obliged with a bowl of soup. Service is always friendly and attentive without being intrusive.

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BV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dinner here. Experienced waiters. Classic Italian dishes and great daily specials. Proper cocktails. Close to Belmont Racetrack.

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JR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Out with my husband in a date night and the waiter was so nice he came to make sure we were okay when tears starting streaming as we recently lost my husbands father and we were reflecting on how he would
Love it there - Veey kind ♥️

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p
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food! And a real family atmosphere!!

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MZ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly consistent and terrific, well done Ciro and team!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A bit pricey but food was good, not great

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RD
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the best dining experience ever!

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G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food and service are excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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j
Atlantic City
54 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the best restaurant on Long Island

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S
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent choice. Best capellini anywhere! Always a good meal where everyone is familia.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

King Umberto's is the best Italian restaurant on Long Island - and one of the best restaurants of any type overall. Outstanding food and service. Attention to detail. You never have to ask for anything - a waiter or busser is constantly attending you, refilling your water glass, changing your silverware, and asking if there is anything that you may need. Always an excellent choice of appetizers, entrees, side dishes and desserts (including menu favorites, nightly specials, and some "surprise" specials that do not appear on the menu but regulars know can always be prepared).I have never had a bad experience here. One of my all-time favorites.

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F
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

I have never been so disappointed with a dining experience in my life. Our family was celebrating my grandmother’s 90th birthday, a joyous occasion, which was ruined. The table behind us asked us to move our table which we complied. Nonetheless, a “man” at the table behind us rocked his chair into mine throughout the meal. He later threatened me and asked me to “take it outside,” while using multiple obscenities. The hostess had our table move even thou it was the victim of threats and harassment. Management failed to intervene, and did not compensate us in any way. After forty years of loyal patronage, this will be our last meal at this establishment.

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LH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Always an enjoyable dining experience, the staff is always warm and welcoming

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HG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food And a very good waiter. We love going here.

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