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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.
Elmont, NY 11003
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Municipal lot across the street.
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
King Umberto Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A definite standout among the many Italian restaurants in the area. Besides outstanding food and service, everyone makes you feel special and right at home. Great for families but also cozy enough in one of their booths for a romantic dinner for two. Once you have experienced King Umberto's guaranteed you will return.
The food portions were huge, but not cooked very well. The fish was very over cooked and compensated with too much butter. All the pasta dishes were drowning in sauce with over cooked pasta. The tiramisu was dried out and gritty. We were there late - maybe the better cooks had left?
Fantastic! Love the food, the waiters and the chefs. My favorite place in NY especially when we are racing horses at Belmont. My kids favorite pizza in the world (and they are pizza snobs). My wife, a vegetarian, loves the fish and pasta dishes, and we both enjoy the spectacular wine list.
One of my favorite Italian restaurants. They have the best calamari marinara on the planet. I have never had a bad dish yet. they also have seasonal plates like zuchini flowers etc. Excellent friendly service. You cant go wrong here.
Best' Red-Sauce' Italian restaurant in the world!
Comfortable booths - great for meeting with friends.
Food outstanding - Beware: Fried Capellini apps are so good, you are liable to fill up on the whole portion - SHARE them.
Fish dishes generous, well made, with just enough flavorful sauce. Perfect choice.
Chefs should come here to learn how to properly make Eggplant Parmigiana.
Service friendly and efficient.
Just wish it were closer to home.
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