King Umberto Restaurant

4.8
673 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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 673 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Service and food are top notch. The one thing that bothered me is that, due to some confusion in our party, we overpaid the tip (twice due to poor communications within our party). The host knew what happened but should have clarified with us that two tips were left. I know he knew what happened. To me this is a bit unethical and crass. Although it was our mistake, it resulted in us overpaying the total bill/tip by $100.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always a great time!! The food, service and staff are outstanding. Would highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2018

Amazing as always!!!

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Dining at King Umbertos is always a delightful experience. The staff is warm and welcoming and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We are always hesitant trying new Italian restaurants, but we were very pleasantly surprised. I can say we were extremely nervous walking in(went into pizza place first.) The food and service here were amazing. My teen son and daughter had classics chicken and eggplant parm. They both thought they were amazing. My mother and I had an eggplant ravioli special that was unique and absolutely delicious. My children are already making plans to return.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Always outstanding food and service! The waitstaff is A++++, would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Always an excellent meal. Finest quality ingredients. Ciro, Rosario and staff are the best!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Once again I would love to see more flexibility in the rating system, I would have given 4 1/2 stars for service & food. Fantastic Italian wine list, you can find pretty much whatever your looking for in price and selection.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Great old school Italian restaurant. Our waiter was awesome, never rushed us and was very helpful. A little crowded and noisy but don't let that stop you. Definitely going back!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Amazing staff and food! My wife & I celebrated our wedding anniversary and we are never disappointed when we dine at King Umberto’s

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Spectacular in every way. Very consistent place, very special.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

King Umberto’s NEVER disappoints! It has been one of my families favorite restaurants since we moved to Nassau Co. in 1980.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Eating here for over 10 years. Consistency in all aspects. Nothing more to say except excellent

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

The service provided by Santos was spectacular

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food is always prepared perfectly from pasta to grilled meat or fish. Service is the best and the specials are always seasonal and different. Never a disappointment, always a great meal and good time.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

A family-run gem in Elmont, New York...perfect spot after a day at Belmont Park!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Every trip we take to Belmont Park, we book a reservation at King Umberto. The fried capellini appetizer is out of this world, must get!! I had the cavatelli with braised short rib for my dinner - it was delicious and I have enough for leftovers which was a bonus!!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

There are not enough stars to give this restaurant ... King Umbertos is by far the best restaurant on Long Island! Hands-down! To start off with the cappellini and then have chicken franchise with potato croquettes is unbelievable! The service is always the best and the owner Rosario keeps King Umbertos the best restaurant on the island.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Execellent food execelent service! Never had anything bad to eat. Very friendly. Would eat there every night if I could. Large selection of food, if its not on the menu they will make it.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Food was good but pricey. Extensive wine list but prices were not reasonable for a large group where we needed multiple bottles of wine.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Delicious upscale and authentic Italian food, in a fine but friendly "business-casual" atmosphere. The quality of the food, yet at reasonable prices, are extra-ordinary for a neighborhood location. Great for veal or seafood dishes. Excellent wines at reasonable prices. A long time favorite.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Loved our server! the food is totally amazing. My second time here and everything is amazing

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2.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Make sure you have reservations or it will be a long wait. We had reservations, but had to fight the long line in order to get the hostess desk, and then had to wait for our table to be ready. The service was fair, and it took almost 15 minutes to have someone come over to ask if we wanted something to drink. There was no wine/cocktail menu offered, so had to ask what was available. Menus were offered after we had the drinks were brought to the table, it was not pointed out that there were specials. From the time we ordered to the time the food came out was over 30 minutes. It was busy night but there was no communication between us and the wait staff, the food just came out. The wait staff did not ask if we liked the food, but did ask if we wanted more to drink. The food was excellent( duck meat balls and short rib ragu) and great value( would go back to try other dishes).

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Graduation

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

A Father’s Day or any day favorite! Best food and wait staff on the island.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Never had a bad meal in all the times I have gone with family. Everyone is very nice and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

this restaurant always rocks, the food is great and the waiters are plenty and very attentive!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

If you love horse racing and Italian food you have to visit.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Always fantastic!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Hopefully JOE Will never retire the the best ! PS all the staff is Great .

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The service and food was excellent. King Umbertos is always consist never lets me down. If you have never eaten at Umbertos I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

They took the best street corner of Italy and dropped it in Elmont!!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Excellent as always. We are always greeted like family there. Just a very wonderful restaurant for a special occasion or just a night out. We love going there!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

It was my son and daughter in law’s birthday and just mentioned it to them and at the end of the meal they came and sang happy birthday to the two of them with 2 pieces of ice cream cake. The service was good and the waiter was fantastic. The food was also fantastic, we all enjoyed our meal. I’m very happy it is in our neighborhood and can’t wait to go back. I’m sure all the waiters are good but I would like to have our waiter again.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

King Umberto’s never disappoints us. We had a lovely dinner with friends on Saturday. They let us take our time and it made us feel very welcomed. I love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Our party of 4 had amazing time at King Umberto! As always the meal was fantastic! Two people in the party traveled all the way from Pearl River New York and enjoyed everything. The service was as always attentive and personable. The best!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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 on May 19, 2018

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 on May 18, 2018

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 on May 16, 2018

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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