King Umberto Restaurant

4.8
1348 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.

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
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

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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

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vipMariaR
Miami
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and our Server was very accommodating. The cocktails were perfectly made by Joseph!! I would come back to dinner here again and again.

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danielE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place my family loved it....................

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ElizabethB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy my time at King Umberto .. the food is delicious and a fav of mine is fried capellini .
The service is excellent and very attentive .. Ashley was our waitress and she was excellent .
You are always greeted warmly upon arrival!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We have always enjoyed KU, without question, but this time was an exception, I hope. We waited 45 minutes for a drink order and then another 20 for an appetizer order. It took almost 2 hours to get our entree. The waiter was very nice and told us they were short staffed but everyone else around us who came after us, received their meals before us. And we were a smaller group! Also, my husband’s stuffed veal chop was stuffed with nothing and was cold by the time he got it. He had been looking so forward to that as no one else makes that stuffed veal chop like KU does! The waiters were hustling and everyone was very courteous, but maybe you should’ve expanded your kitchen when you expanded your dining room.

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KimW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my first time there. Pleasantly surprised at how much my family enjoyed everything!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service and stunning decor.

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vipCarol
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the outdoor dinning space and really enjoyed our meal there. The food and service is outstanding. One of my favorite restaurants.

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vipCarob
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was excellent

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vipEileen
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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vipMatildeT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

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vipKingr8
New England
31 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food! Always great service! Always great to come to King Umberto's!

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vipWilliamD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal. Lasagna egg rolls appetizer was delicious and very creative. Our entrees were excellent.

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TheresaN
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love the outdoor space and the food is fabulous!! Definitely recommend!!

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. The wait staff was amazing and efficient!!! The food is fantastic. Can not wait to go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Have been here many times. Service this time was poor. Waited over an hour and a half for our dinner. Waiter was courteous and apologetic. This is al management issue. Kitchen couldn’t handle to reservations. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love king umbertos

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vipLola
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve celebrated every birthday and milestone here since they opened in 1976. Perfect for a Tuesday night dinner or a bigger celebration. Food is consistent and serf is impeccable. There is no other like it

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vipRosemary
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always! The outside dining is just beautiful! You felt as if you were on vacation!

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vipayar
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food was delicious but service poor. It’s not like they were understaffed . Had to keep asking for water and food took forever. My husband ordered a beer an it came after appetizer and he was never asked if he wanted another. We didn’t even wait for dessert because we knew it wouldn’t come for another half hour. We would come back but never on a Saturday night. We will give the restaurant one more chance.

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JosephineV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiters are the best! Food is delicious!

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susanf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fabulous !!! We all loved it completely
Will certainly go again and again

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vipDeeMarie
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an excellent dining experience! Thank you for always providing excellent service and the most delicious food.

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vipMelaniem
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful outdoor patio. Food and service was excellent! They could use more bathrooms for that size restaurant.

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NoveneB
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I drive down from CT every other week to visit and hang with my mom, who has Alzheimer’s. With every visit I seek out a new dining experience. I must say we will definitely be back! Not only was the food outstanding, the team was exceptional. Having visited Italy I did feel like I was transported to the level of attentiveness and care you received when dining. We were not rushed through our - what seemed to be 6 course lunch; the team even brought us out small salads as a courtesy to help pace us for the next course. We were both delightfully stuffed☺️

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vipMrsC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We liked the restaurant so much we returned the next day

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vipMrsC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the outside patio, which is shaded and very Covid-save. The food was terrific (the limoncello dessert was the BEST) and the service stellar.

We liked it so much we went back 2 days later.

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PhyllisDV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service & food was excellent as Always!

The decor was beautiful

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RobinS
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started out the afternoon with a bad experience, having nothing to do with King Umberto's at all, however on our way home, we stopped at King Umberto because I knew it was a short distance off the Cross Island Parkway. On a rainy night, we walked into a lovely dining room with tables mostly happily celebrating special occasions. Our last minute reservation had us in their outdoor seating area, however we were graciously seated at the remaining clean and empty table in the dining room. It was getting late, so we opted just for drinks and a main course, although one of the special appetizers really caught my eye. For wine, we noticed a very reasonably priced, for what it was, bottle of a California blend, as a half bottle. They had a bit of trouble getting the cork out, so the maitre d took out the remaining bottle of that particular wine. The cork did come out, the wine was fine, however the maitre d also served us the remaining bottle, no charge. What we did not know, is that they serve a salad with each entree, and it was quite delicious for a house salad. I ordered the halibut almondine special with risotto, which was delicious. A tangy lemon flavored sauce, and the risotto was not what many restaurants do, and serve you rice under the guise of risotto, it was real risotto. My husband ordered the double pork shop special. He expected a double cut pork chop. It was 2 separate pork chops, in a delicious sauce. Big enough that he took one home. There is no question that we will return to this wonderful restaurant. We certainly have a lot of Italian restaurants that are closer to home, but this is worth the short distance extra for someplace that made us feel so wonderful.

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vipMichaelS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!!!!👍👍👍

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vipherbie
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and services. A gem on Long Island.

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Mimi3nyc
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The outdoor seating area is outstanding . Tables are well spaced and the floral arrangements and seating around fire pits are lovely.
Food was, as always, excellent.
Service was okay.

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vipGail1023
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

New outdoor facility is nice. Only one bathroom which is difficult but they are installing two more in the future. Food is good. Service was a little slow but it was ok. Enjoy dining there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were phenomenal. The fried capellini is a must! The servers and owner were attentive and pleasant throughout our meal. There are also plenty of dining areas to choose from: inside, outside, and a pizzeria setting. Overall a great meal and experience. Highly recommend!

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VilmaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambience, and the food is excellent.

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LindaS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service and friendliest staff. Love the outdoor space

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful atmosphere and delicious food. Felt spacious and never felt rushed. Thank you for a great experience. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the best Gluten Free pizza on this planet!!!

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GemBelle
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service,delicious food, and whimsical decor. It’s a must!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place . Great food and amazing service every time.

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eddie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food. Superior Service

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 1348 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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