King Umberto Restaurant

4.8
1180 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

What 1180 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrissyD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous !!! I would go back in a heartbeat. The food is great

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Debbie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the outside terrace. It was nicely decorated and the tables were spaced far apart We felt very comfortable and will go back. The food was as delicious as it always is and the waitstaff is very attentive.

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vipEileen
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were amazing

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AlexB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We are regulars at this classic restaurant. It seems that the outside dining has become too much to handle. The last six times we had dinner at the restaurant we waited for at least 15 minutes for our table (even though we had a reservation). Does a reservation man anything to these people. This time we waited 45 minutes between salad for dinner. I will go somewhere I am appreciated next time.

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vipMere
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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CatherineC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Everyone was very friendly. Service was fast and the food was great.

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vipPrincess
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our food and our server Santo was just fabulous!!!! Love the outside dining!!!

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vipLiLi
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely fantastic as usual, food, service, and ambiance above the top!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service like always!!! Favorite Italian restaurant

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Britt
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, ambiance was great, service was pretty good as well, I’ll definitely be back.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Everything was exceptional except the noise level. The music was just too loud for a sit down dinner with the family. Everyone was talking over the music because they couldn't hear each other; which made it even more louder. Drinks were on the higher side pricewise, but then again I guess being that it was really strong compensated for the price...Just ask for an extra glass or two to water down your own drink if you don't like it strong like myself.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love King Umbertos. We have never had a bad experience. Can’t wait till next time

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am a frequent customer to King Umberto. I have never had a bad experience here. The food is amazing and the service is top notch. It as good as any of the top Italian restaurants in Manhattan.

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vipChristinab
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal and great environment. Will be back many more times!

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vipNICKSMOM
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We ate in their new outdoor area and it was decorated beautifully and had a brand new super clean bathroom. It was a great evening for dinner with friends

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CarolP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. The food is always top notch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gem in Elmont.

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The staff was very attentive and super friendly.

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Melly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Patio dining. Great service and food! Looking forward to returning and trying out the rest of the menu.

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vipDailyBread
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Dining room food is fair. Service is good. Outdoor patio is indoor dining at full capacity. Sham. Pizza is great.

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vipJbrown
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual it doesn’t matter if it is a birthday or everyday dining King Umberto is the best! Food was delicious and service is always great!

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vipACDS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure to get out to celebrate our birthdays. Everything was just lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good experience. Went for a my mother’s 65 bday. They treated us unbelievable.

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MaritzaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food, Service and great prices. we'll be back!!!!!

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NancyL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were an afternoon party of five dining in the “Patio” section for the first time. As is the case with the other part of KU, service and food were excellent. The patio is bright, very open and slightly more casual in atmosphere but nothing is lost from the dining room. Same menu, great food and courteous staff. We are all so happy that a neighborhood gem has not only survived covid but has actually expanded to safely accommodate their patrons!

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vipChristinaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing good, impeccable service, cozy and family friendly atmosphere!

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VanessaF
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience4

I’m a frequent visitor and i lovvveee the food and service. However the length in time for the wait for a table on this one specific occasion was ridiculous especially being that we had a reservation. Our dinner also took quite some time to come out. Other than that the food and service is always great.

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vipCeeFar74
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding!

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vipKwill
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

amazing space. spread out, beautiful. so nice to kids, great service!

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vipFoxMed
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent! Always on the mark with service and food.

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vipTamiko
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent option for cuisine, drinks and social distancing.

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vipLeslie
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

King Umberto’s has become one of my favorite restaurants. Food is always amazing! Service great. Outdoor tent which is awesome!

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vipJbrown
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal! The outdoor patio part of the restaurant is beautiful! The service was amazing as usual!

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SalP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always the best dining experience. The food, service, atmosphere and ambience is always top rate, first class and you always leave well fed and well appreciated as a diner there. It is the "only place in town" to have the ultimate dining experience.

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vipJohnP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old favorite. You can never go wrong with this classic Italian restaurant. Super friendly staff that goes out of there way. Family operated. Amazing wine menu, classic dishes and best Cannoli cream around.

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vipnoprato
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our lunch was fantastic. Looking forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and the service was amazing!! Alex the waiter is the BEST!!! Went above and beyond for me and my family!! Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed!! Yum yum yummy!!!

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JohnD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

26 wedding anniversary food service atmosphere wine desserts everything was perfect will definitely be back

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 1180 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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