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About King Umberto Restaurant

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.

1343 Hempstead Tpke.
Elmont, NY 11003
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 352-3232

Website:
http://www.kingumberto.com/

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.

Public Transit:
Municipal lot across the street.

Executive Chef:
Pietro Fuschetto

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.

Private Party Contact:
Ciro or Franco: (516) 352-3232

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 6:00PM

King Umberto Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Special Occasion (18)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Worth the Drive (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Authentic (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Romantic (10)
Casual (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Cozy (7)
Great for Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Business Meals (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Fun (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great experience as always . Loved the sweetheart ravioli and the fried capellini. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We have eaten here many times and it’s always a wonderful experience. The staff great you like family and the food is great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We love this a Restaurant . Great people and atmosphere. Food is delicious. Like the picture taking on Valentines Day..great touch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

I have been going to King Umberto for years and it's one of the best Italian restaurants on Long Island. The food is excellent, the service is impeccable, and the ambiance is perfect. I have never had a bad experience here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always loved the exceptional quality of food n the expertise of all your waiters! The noise level is a bit to be desired. Friendly n an upbeat place to be. Never disappointed and keep returning for the food!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

By far the greatest Italian restaurant in NY. Food and service is from another planet. We brought friends for the first time and they are still talking about the experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a wonderful dining experience at King Umberto! The food was excellent, along with a warm and inviting atmosphere. There is a flare of old school charm which is rare to find these days! We were very impressed with the wait staff, who guided us with our food selections and really catered to us as VIPs.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

I definitely liked the atmosphere and tasty food. I thought the service was a little slow as we were in a "time frame" to catch a show. I told the waitor that but had to ask again to order and dessert took longer than I'd like. Also, I asked for a vodka sauce on my side of linguini and was told there would be an extra charge which I said OK. I thought it may be like $3 but $9 extra. They didn't even itemize it on the bill and I had to inquire to which they shrugged and said yes, sorry.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our go to for all special occasions, great food and service and one of the best wine lists on long island.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent service provided by Donaldo! Food was fantastic.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Good food as always

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I always love going to King Umberto's. The food is consistently delicious and the service is wonderful. You never feel rushed and always feel catered too. It is old world Italian and they will make your meal to suit your dietary need.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The rack of veal chops was fatty and there wasn’t a substantial amount of meat on them. The sauce was delicious as well as the broccoli rabe and potatoes. The appetizers were delish...fried zucchini and fried capellini.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Old World atmosphere, gracious maitriD' . Restaurant was crowded for a Thursday Evening and they only had one wonderful waiter attending to all . He was assisted by competent bus boys.
It was perfect for a one time visit as we've tasted better food at similar restaurants .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Birthday celebration. They always make you feel special

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

As always King Umbertos comes through with great food and service, the wine was incredible and it all came with a fair price. Don't know what else anyone could want.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always wonderful 😊

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

one of the best restaurants on LI. we have celebrated all our birthdays and anniversaries there for so many years. the staff is fantastic and we love the pictures they take and give to you as a memento

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I, along with my family, have been a frequent patron of King Umberto Restaurant for the past thirty-eight.
The food is consistent, as is the service. Eating at King Umberto is like eating with family!

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

King Umbertos and it’s wonderful staff never disappoint. This is our favorite go-to place for delicious food and a welcoming feeling

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Another fantastic night at KU, outstanding food, phenomenal service and a family atmosphere unlike any other restaurant. Love this place!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Awesome. Will for sure be coming back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I was so pleased to celebrate my birthday here. My vegetarian son always enjoys the food as do I.There are always some interesting specials. The entire staff makes you feel welcome. It was a treat to be greeted by Rosario and of course, my granddaughter was delighted by the Happy Birthday dessert. I have been a customer for 15 years and always leave wanting to return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent service by Santos. The food was extraordinary delicious. Will go back

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We were looking for a tradition Southern Italian restaurant, that we hadn’t been to, and we found it! King Umberto’s in Elmont is wonderful! The decor is warm and traditional. The service is friendly and attentive. It has an exceptional wine list. The wine was decantered at the table. It has traditional Italian dishes, as well as a few surprises. We started with fried calamari, which was tender and delicious baked clams. We then had a tri-colored salad which had large shavings of Parmesan and a subtle dressing. My husband had veal parmigiana with a side of escarole, one of my son’s had veal rollatini, I had a special the fresh cavetelli with a duck Ragu. It had portobello mushrooms, pine nuts and cranberries. My other son had a personal pizza. For dessert we had Italian cheesecake and an apple torte. Everything was delicious! We will definitely come here again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Outstanding food and service!

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Have been enjoying King Umbertos for 30 plus years! Hope to be enjoying for another 30 plus years!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very good food, great attentive service, did not rush us

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

great dinner. great staff. being new to the area, will definitely return...

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Upon arrival we walked into a barely filled restaurant, however the restaurant did not remain that way for long as the tables filled within minutes and was completely booked. The service was excellent, our server was very jovial and entertaining. The wine selection was fantastic, along with the meal. For dessert, my longtime friend order the tres leche cake, which was far superior to my cheesecake which was also delectable. Overall, it was a memorable experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Without fail always excellent food and service. This restaurant is frequented often by me and my wife.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Didn't honor my reservation request for booth seating even though we arrived on time. Given other seating instead. Temperature in restaurant was cold. Waiter seemed to have an attitude although he provided good service. Food not up to standards of previous visits and dining. A bit disappointing but will try again at another time.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always a solid choice. Foods freshness, taste and quality never fails. Peak dining times someimes makes for cramped and close quarters and the staff generally does a great job navigating the close confines. It is during these periods when service can get a little dicey with dishes not arriving at the same time or getting another bottle of wine delivered with the meal doesn't happen as quickly as during non-peak hours. But if that does occur, they more than make up for it with a dessert ot coffee at the end of the meal. You cannot go wrong having a meal here.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

ALways great! Our favorite local Italian restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Not only a friendly place, but great food, always, great service, a completely wonderful dining experience. If you join their birthday club, they send you a coupon for a free bottle of champagne, which you can trade in towards a great bottle of wine, enhancing the meal even more.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Informal, noisy, neighborhood Italian restaurant. Food above average with very attentive service. Excellent caesars Salad, excellent veal dishes. pasta red sauce was standard. Prices are average for the area. Parking on the street.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always our go to place for a special occasion. We are never disappointed. The food and service were spot on. The staff is warm and friendly and the food is delicious. Can’t wait to back again again soon!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing as always

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

By far the best Italian restaurant in the world! The food and service is amazing and you are treated like family.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always a great meal. Good value. Large portions. Our neighborhood go to restaurant with friends

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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