King Umberto Restaurant

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$30 and under
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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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was awesome! Definitely making my way back again soon !

CF
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

KU never disappoints. The food, wine, and service is always on point. Can’t recommend enough.

FM
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food and service.

RV
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is our favorite and has been for at least 35 years. It’s a place we go to for regular dining and for special occasions. This was our 45th anniversary and we were delighted to be welcomed by our always attentive waiter Joseph. There is literally nothing on the menu that isn’t superior.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great traditional italian food with many updated specials.

JF
Miami
135 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best on Long Island

F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been attending this restaurant with family and friends for many years. I have NEVER been disappointed with the food or service. The interior is nicely decorated and inviting. I would not hesitate in recommending this extremely fine restaurant!

m
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. No Complaint. I enjoyed the food

LW
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect

S
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The food is the best you can get anywhere. The service is on another level. I love seeing the guys. They are like family. No other place I rather go.

JH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

King Umbertos one the best italian restaurants I've every been. Perfect food and service every time. Will always be our go to for a great meal.

RD
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite

j
Atlantic City
73 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed... best Italian restaurant on the island... best service... food...and so on!

K
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food & service. Wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion or just go out to dinner.

F
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great experience! Tried it for the first time with my husband. We will definitely go back

JF
Miami
135 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable every time I’m there. Fantastic food

JR
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & big portions. Service was outstanding, they make you feel like family.

J
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal with great service! Went for my daughters’ birthday and they were treated extra special!

R
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend was born in Scilly so I was a little bit nervous about bringing him here. He loved it. Everything was delicious and the service was impeccable! From drinks to dessert...amazing, We started with the Fried Calamari and the Stuffed Artichoke...Then came a house salad and our meal. Two friends had the daily seafood special which they both loved. My boyfriend had Veal Piccata which was great and I had Shrimp Fra Diavolo which was great and the bread was wonderful (forgot that). We were all too full for dessert but we were surprised with Tartufo Limoncello
Fresh lemon gelato with a limoncello cream center, covered with meringue sprinkles..... the perfect ending to our wonderful meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Great food and service as always. Great place to eat in the old neighborhood.

N
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and service

ML
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!! Good food and great staff!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!!

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w
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I office had a small party of 8 dinner and the food was to die for!! 5 star!!

WZ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

King Umberto is Best from having a drink at bar to having a great dinner and the service is great can’t wait till I go back

B
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Okay, this will be my last time going to this place and I have been there at least 30 or 40 times in the past 4 yrs. I make reservations for every restaurant I dine at but this time it didn't matter to them. We were told that they would have a table for us in a few minutes, okay we waited. Then this couple walked in 10 minutes after us and were seated right away before us. I noticed that they were greeted by the staff after getting kissed by the workers. I have no patience for this kind of service. The tables are so close to each other that the staff and customers are always bumping into your table. I understand that they need to make as much money as possible but at who's expense? My husband ordered Pasta Fagoli which was watery no thickness to it at all. I ordered Tortellini which consisted of 8 pieces and plenty of broth. I ordered pasta with meat sauce and I got pasta without meat sauce. I ordered Eggplant parm to go for a neighbor of mine and when she opened it we noticed that it wasn't cooked at all. I asked for sauce on the side so that it didn't get soggy. We ordered Ice Tea and we received two glasses of colored water no hint of Tea at all. Umberto's of New Hyde Park has its own issues but not as bad as King Umberto's in Elmont.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous from the Chardonnay to the mussels and shrimp parm to the tartuffo. Thanks king umbertos for another great meal. You never disappoint.

A
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Perfect for simple dining & fine dining

EW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Had the clam sauce in white wine. the clams was very rubbery and difficult to digest. will not recommend the clams.

BO
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went to King Umberto for my dad's birthday. The staff was attentive and polite. The food was great and we had a great time!

j
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our parents with us. It was a delightful dinner. Great waiter.
Only thing I had put it was mine and my husbands anniversary and I noted it on opentable I thought restaurant would have acknowledged it. Quite disappointed.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant on Long Island. Consistently excellent

LW
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

King Umberto‘s is the perfect place whether you’re going for a beautiful dinner with friends and family or a quick slice of pizza and a cup of soup you are treated like royalty. Either way you cannot go wrong, it’s the perfect place, it’s the only place ...try it!

j
Atlantic City
73 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The place was not crowded since it was rather late on a weeknight. The food was very good, except I was unable to finish mine due to a huge amount of salt. If made it impossible to truly enjoy. I had been so excited to finally eat there! We’ll try another time though. :)

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit, impressed by the food and service. We lingered long and we’re never hurried. All of us enjoyed our entrees and the house Cabernet which was full bodied. Only pain is the parking lot is a block away we especially appreciated the low noise level and nice ambiance. I only give 5 starts to super outstanding never to be replicated restaurants, so it’s not at that level, but certainly an excellent choice for local Italian. Just the right amount of garlic, oil and nice sauces. Memorable for the food and appreciated not being rushed.

S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dinner. The best service. The best restaurant. Love king umbertos !!!

JF
Miami
135 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! The service and hospitality is one of a kind. Food is 1st class

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