King Umberto Restaurant

4.8
813 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
65 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I love this place! Give you a little bit of everything a dining experience can offer!

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j
Atlantic City
57 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been coming here since the 70’s... can’t get any better than this!

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

The service and Food is always outstanding !!

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j
Atlantic City
58 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you can give 5 plus stars ⭐️... I would. Food and service are wonderful!

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p
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service. Perfect location for LI meeting in the dining room.

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N
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A fantastic restaurant! Great food and great service. No complaints

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T
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with great food and service!

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JT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great place for dinner. The food is wonderful. Waiters are excellent (even if service is slow at times). But everything overall is great. Good for celebrations and just a wonderful night. Think Good Fellas. Think Godfather. Think a good Italian family dinner. Noting is bad. But make reservations. Even at 6pm on a Saturday night it is packed.

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MF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

King Umberto’s was fantastic! Went there Saturday night for dinner with my daughters in laws. They are from CT and they couldn’t wait to try the famous King Umberto’s. They were impressed. Food was outstanding, service was impeccable and Ciro made sure to come over to the table and introduce himself.
We were all so impressed with the service. They went over and beyond to make us feel like “ famiglia”. A shoutout to our waiter Joseph who made delicious food suggestions. Can’t wait to go again ! Thank you King!

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FS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, excellent food always, service is impeccable....

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious! The fried capellini is always a treat! The atmosphere and the waiters is always welcoming!

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service the only thing better is the food

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great people. Mi Familia! Delicious food, great ambiance and the most tremendous service. We always celebrate all of our birthdays there, because it’s such a special place.

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N
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service. Fabulous food. Can’t wait to
go back

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r
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place been coming for years, always excellent service and food. Old school Italian mainstay.

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L
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a terrific meal with excellent service. Looking forward to returning soon.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent attention, good food

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took two friends for dinner on a Monday night. The restaurant was empty when we arrived at 5 PM and filled quickly with other hungry guests. The menu always contains amazing specials in addition to their regular fare. It is the place to go for excellent Italian food.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and waiter was excellent

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family get together

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great and the waiter puts you in a good mood right from the beginning.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

The food is always great that’s why I go ,but the waiter had toooo many tables to take of ,dinner for 5 to last 3 1/2 is nuts I dnt complain when you spent almost 300 dollars

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j
Atlantic City
58 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always 👍👍👍👍

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J
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service
Nice experience

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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was delicious and the service was fantastic.

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ST
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Very large restaurant. This leads to issues as you can imagine. The food was ok. Pastas came out warm not hot. Clams where ok to par . Wine menu is laid out improperly Be careful you could think your ordering a bottle of wine at a price but like I said be very careful price could be based on half bottle and your bill could end up a lot priceier than you anticipated. Be sure to have the server clarify the price because they will not on there own. They are sales people so be aware

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There’s not a better Italian restaurant in NY!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food great service. Highly recommended

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RN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
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 on March 19, 2019
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
53 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
73 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
66 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
58 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
58 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all the way round!

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