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King Umberto Restaurant

4.7
595 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • 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

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

What 595 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

This place has been a favorite for years. Food is always outstanding and the service is just as exceptional. You can't ever go wrong.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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okora5 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 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.

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MatteaT (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 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.

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RobinBird (New York Area)
4.0  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.

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dangg (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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vipTravelingman (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent service provided by Donaldo! Food was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Good food as always

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viprockinrobin (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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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MARTYO (New York Area)
4.0  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 .

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vipCarob (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Birthday celebration. They always make you feel special

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dangg (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Always wonderful 😊

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EileenE (New York Area)
5.0  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

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vipwhiskers (New York Area)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Awesome. Will for sure be coming back.

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vipLuvtodine (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Outstanding food and service!

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vipjohnnyp5 (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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News (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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