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King Umberto Restaurant

4.7
636 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(516) 352-3232
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Pietro Fuschetto
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Private party facilities
We offer a private dining room for parties up to 70 people. Parties may be held, Monday thru Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday.
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Private party contact
Ciro or Franco: (516) 352-3232
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Catering
Can't come to us? We offer off-site catering for parties of 25-150 people. We will come to your venue, set up, serve and clean up. We offer half trays and full trays of your favorite dishes. Ask one of our managers today, how we can cater your party.
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
Municipal lot across the street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 636 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We love King Umberto - everything from the service, atmosphere, and of course the excellent food! Highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for old school atmosphere with fine Italian cuisine !

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Waited over 30 mins to get seated. Food was excellent and service while initially slow, was great. Will return but not on a weekend.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I have been coming to King Umberto for years. The food is always excellent. The service is wonderful. It's Italian but very different. The bread is wonderful. Good wine list and great desserts. Enjoy.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Went here for my birthday dinner with a friend. I got a choice of a free bottle of house red, white or Korbel champagne. I took the red, which was from California and very good. For my appetizer I had the beet salad, which was delicious even if I had to search for the beets! was expecting more since it was supposed to be the star. For the entrees we both had the apricot glazed pork chops with potatoes and carrots. The pork was cooked perfectly and the glaze was just right, not too sweet. The potatoes and carrots were a little underdone, but edible. For dessert we had cappucino's and shared the pistachio cream puffs (Not sure of the name) which were good, not great. They comped us the desserts which was very nice and the service was impeccable! Love it here.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent as always. King Umberto never disappoints

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always amazing. By far my favorite restaurant!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother’s day

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Amazing. The food was wonderful and the service was even better. Thanks for a fantastic evening!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, always great

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

After getting excited about the reviews I decided to try it and was disappointed all around. It is a noisy busy place even though we did get a booth as requested on Opentable. We ordered a Caesar salad with light dressing but it came with no dressing. The stuffed sole special that evening was tasteless and it was really very mushy, could not distinguish the fish at all. It also came with too much sauce. Other people in the restaurant seemed happy and pleased and maybe we did not order the "right" thing but I have no desire to go back. Also the service was rushed and the waiter seemed inexperienced.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Large group with children were in dining room. Noise level was horrible and children allowed to scream and run around. Made it difficult to hear anything. Food was generally good but chicken scarp was disappointing.Used an odd red sauce and chicken was overcooked. They previously served country style so I did not think I had to specifically request it.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Santos is the best! We eat there all the time. Rosario has an amazing restaurant. Always feels like family. Ciro and John go out of their way to provide the best dining experiences.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Went early since we had an event to attend elsewhere- Service was great and food was as good as ever. Much quieter early

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Perfect from start to finish!!!

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I gave this place 4 stars because I felt that it had too many 5 star ratings. This is one of the top rated restaurants in all of open tabke so I had a very very high expectation of it. Don t get me wrong, the food was very good but I have eaten in other places that were truly out of this world but this place wasn't one of them. At the end of the day the food here will not disappoint so go there and enjoy!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Amazing as always.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Excellent food

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Excellent as always!! King Umberto has been a favorite of ours for many years!!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Usual quality service, quality well prepared tasty food.
kU never disappoints. Never go home hungry.
Never wonder where the waiter disappeared to and always have a full wine / water glass.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent service and food

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always an enjoyable meal!
Wonderful service!
Great atmosphere!
Our favorite Italian Restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great service. Great food.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Once again, my friends and I had a most enjoyable meal, deliciously cooked, at King Umbert’s.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

As always the best restaurant on Long Island. Food and service... fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always great experience and excellent food! Grazie!😊

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food is consistently outrageous. Service impeccable. My family’s favorite for 40 years, and our annual birthday and Easter spot. Our waiter, Giovanni, gave us personalized attention despite the busy Easter rush. We stop by on a random weekday or rely on this restaurant for family events. Truly outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Service and food outstanding

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

As usual, King Umberto didn't disappoint! We went to celebrate a family birthday because the food here is authentic old school Italian & superb. Our waiter Donaldo was so kind & professional. A four star dining experience!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We went here to celebrate my sister's birthday on a Saturday night. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived, and we had to wait for the previous guests to clear out, which took longer than they expected. As soon as we sat down, a manager was at our table with a HUGE bottle of champagne and an apology! We were definitely pleasantly surprised. The service was great and the food was amazing. Will surely return!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent evening

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I have been coming here since it opened in 1976, I lived a few blocks away. Now I live about 20 mins away and I still make sure to come back because the delicious food hasn’t changed and is a fond memory of my childhood.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food and service were great as always! The menu is traditional, yet relevant and always well executed.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We are regulars and the food and service never disappoint. The shrimp monachina is the best I’ve ever had. And the baked clams are consistently delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I have been to King Umberto many times. The food and service is always excellent and consistent.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Always a delicious meal. Prepared with the finest ingredients. Joseph our waiter is very attentive....amazingly he writes nothing down and always gets it just right.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Amazing Italian food in a cozy family-friendly environment.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Best Italian Food on Long Island.
The staff is extremely attentive and all food is prepared using the finest ingredients. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great as always!! Food and staff excellent!! Veal special was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

First time trying this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised. Loved the atmosphere. We will be going back again in less than two weeks with friends.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The food doesn’t get any better than King Umbertos. From the taste to portions you won’t ever be disappointed. They accommodate any special food request you might have. And to any meal the best compliment of all is any pizza they showcase. Make sure you ask what the Jon special pizza of the day! Get a pie and take leftovers home ! Local neighborhood gem . Rosario and Cio are always there to greet you and make sure you meal is on point! No doubt, PEFRECTO!!!

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