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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

King Umberto Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (21)
Special Occasion (21)
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Good for Birthdays (17)
Authentic (14)
Casual (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Romantic (8)
Business Meals (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Fun (3)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Seasonal (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
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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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·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 December 1, 2017

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

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·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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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 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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·Dined on November 20, 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 19, 2017

Amazing as always

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always outstanding.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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?

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Consistently outstanding I’ve been coming here for many years and never had a bad meal

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food is exceptional!The staff treats you like family!!! Love it!!Been there many times!!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great food great people make you feel your at home.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

As always... fantastic

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This was at least 6th time I dined here. Food is always good and the staff will prepare
the food to your specifications. excellent service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Always a great meal. Evrytime we go it is a wonderful experience

Worth the trip

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I've come to this restaurant three times in the last month and I absolutely love the food. Service is always amazing and the food is never disappointing !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Always yummy!!! great place to celebrate, a family favorite!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Very nice local venue with great food. Good service a little noisy.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

King Umberto's never disappoints!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

First time there...certainly won't be the last time!!!! 4

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Best food ever.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

First time visit, appetizer was less than great (Zucchini flowers) but all three main courses
were spot on! We will return in order to further explore the menu

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The food was wonderful. The staff and customer service was exceptional. They make you feel special for your birthday.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The best food anywhere, great service very accommodating 5 stars all the way!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I have been going to King Umbertos for over 40 years and hopefully will go another 40!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Been here many times and the food is remarkable each time. Family owned restaurant with appreciation for their customers. Wait staff is great especially Joe. He is so personable and makes you feel great about your food choice :) Cant go wrong. I come from an italian family, so its hard find italian restaurants I enjoy. Umbertos cooking feels authentic and homey. Amazingggg!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

From the moment I walked in I felt so welcome
Everyone was so friendly and seemed to appreciate us coming
The food was delicious
My drink was good
The waiter was very nice

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food and courteous service. Price is right

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

One of my favorite go-to Italian restaurants for ALWAYS delicious food & friendly service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups
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