King Umberto Restaurant

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765 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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
35 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 9, 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
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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 3, 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
14 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
52 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
26 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 23, 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 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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RC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for very good Italian food. The staff was great and the food second to none. Our waiter Renato was a gentleman and took care of us well. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting to appreciate great food and good ambiance.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!! We will be back for more🍝

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BV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

King Umberto is a classic. Probably the best Italian restaurant for both food and service in Nassau County. They serve all the classic dishes plus creative daily specials.
The wsit staff are old pros and never miss a beat.

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H
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal, terrific service. Friendly, not rushed.
3 of us modified our orders and all was handled expertly and graciously.
Had my photo taken as did other Birthday celebrants!

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OT
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything about King Umberto. The old world atmosphere to the warm hospitality, amazing food & service. Even on a Sunday night when Ciro is off the place runs like a fine oiled machine. The fried cavatelli is a MUST, the Veal Parm second to none & everything else on the menu is just simply wonderful. To top it off the Dulce de Leche is the perfect ending to a wonderful meal. Thank you Rosario, Ciro & the entire staff. Can’t wait to come back.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual. Delicious food. Great selection of daily specials. I had the Striped bass special. Santos, our server was fantastic as always. Never a bad meal.

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SP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good authentic Italian food, very good service. Will return when we are in the area

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ME
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding place with large menu and excellent food. Not cheap, but good value for money. Will return soon. This was my fourth time there.

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LS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. Food is great and they know how to treat customers.. our favorite place to dine.

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FS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, Great Service, Friendly Staff with a family atmosphere...

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JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always King Umbertos is second to none. Love this restaurant. Service and food are always fabulous

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LS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything perfect as usual. Food and service it’s normal excellence.

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite Italian restaurant. The waiters are warm and professional, and the food is spectacular. We appreciate, too, the many specials and the variety to the menu. Whether date night with my wife or celebrations with friends and family, this place always makes it special.

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j
Atlantic City
52 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always King Umberto’s never lets us down. Best restaurant on Long Island... best food... service... just the best!

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SN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for 5 thru Open Table-family getting together for an early Christmas Dinner-Our waiter Joseph made the whole experience wonderful-he amazed us all on how he remembered our whole order without writing it down from appetizers to the main course-he was professional/personable and had a great personality-the food was delicious and the atmosphere was very festive for the holidays-i would highly recommend King Umberto restaurant for any occasion or just for casual dining at its best-the wait staff/server plated our appetizers for us and made sure we were comfortable and never an empty glass whether it be water or a beverage-just a wonderful experience over all

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A
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, & our water was excellent! Love coming here every time I’m up from Florida this is my favorite restaurant!

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e
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service ! Wonderful food ! Old school Italian with a modern twist ! Capellini a must try ! Fried angle hair pasta ! #so good! Old school basics chicken parmigiana, veal Marsala ..etc

Try the specials ! They are the modern twist -osso buco - braised short ribs - ink pasta with seafood !

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F
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening
Got seated promptly
We had crab cakes to start.. they were delicious. I especially loved the dill sauce that accompanied it
Everyone enjoyed the main courses
Veal was tender and tasty
Our friend had chicken piccata and cleaned his plate
Very enjoyable experience

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food on Long Island.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

King umberto has always been respectible and the service is outstanding. Food is great

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