Umberto's of New Hyde Park - Original

4.3
434 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Umberto’s of New Hyde Park is truly a family tradition and one of New York’s most highly acclaimed Pizzeria & Restaurants. Although we may be best known for our Grandma Pizza – which was featured on the Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”, we also feature a wide array of Authentic Italian specialties. Specialty Pizza, Heroes, Baked Clams, Salads, Seafood… You’ll find it all at Umberto’s, prepared from the freshest ingredients and cooked to perfection. Our restaurant is a majestic Tuscan architectural two-story building with a full service cafe, four star dining room, and world-class banquet facilities. We are proud to call New Hyde Park our home and hope to carry on the family tradition for many generations to come.

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Sun 5:30PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 8:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 5:30PM 8:45PM - 8:45PM

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JM26
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, service spotty.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, excellent food, wonderful restaurant

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AnnA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Love, love, love Umberto's of New Hyde Park. The bread, that is made there, is delicious. The house dressing for the salad is wonderful. Pick any entree on the menu; you cannot go wrong.
We were there on Mother's Day, so it was crowded (still spaced). We needed to sit downstairs because my mom could not do the stairs. Unfortunately, currently with the construction not complete, it was hard to hear ourselves talk.
Can't wait to see the place when it is done with the new expansion.

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Paula
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Everything was spicy! I asked if the sausage in the cavatelli was spicy and the waiter said no but he failed to mention that the brocolli rabe and the rest of the plate had so much spice I couldn't really eat it. My kids said their dishes of gnocchi were also very spicy and the calamari appetizer was rubbery. The bread was hard. I also order escarole and white beans and even that had so much hot pepper that I couldn't eat it and my husband thought it was also overly salty. The waiter was very nice but in general food and drinks took a really long time to come out. We had heard so many good things BUT we were very disappointed!!!

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KB1720
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived on time for our reservation and we were told they did not have it. When presented with our email confirmation, they still refused to seat us. Restaurant was very overcrowded. Very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was great tasting but we waited over an hour and half for it.

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GabrielleB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my sisters birthday and the dinner was excellent. The floor manager, hostess and waiter were fantastic. I love this place and would recommend it to everyone. We will definitely be coming back soon❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very good food, service a tad forgetful, but we’re all getting back into the flow of things with this slow reopening.

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KristinaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It was good, just very loud in the tent outside! Couldn’t really hear too well. If I were to make another reservation, I would opt for inside dining. Good food, lots of leftovers

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PamelaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The soup was cold and didn’t have much flavor. The service was terrible. The Mangement was very nice. The pizza was good.

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ReginaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food never disappoints! Our only complaint would be that we waited 30mins past our reservation to be seated and it took another 30mins to get a waiter to our table. We didn’t have any water, bread or anyone take a drink order. So that was disappointing. The staff was pleasant and apologetic.

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vipNancyD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went for our mom's 92nd birthday. food was fantastic!

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vipDeeP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Umberto's is one of my favorite places to go to. the food is always amazing and fres

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DeeDee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Have eaten here many times, but this time was very disappointing. Service was very poor. It got to a point where we almost walked out. And after the poor quality of the dinner I wish we had. Very expensive for a weeknight dinner for 2. When we made the reservation they asked if it was a special occasion and it was a birthday dinner. No mention of it to us and no complimentary dessert or beverage. So why inquire?

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ChrstineT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent as usual. Restaurant was up to covid requirements which made us feel very safe.

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NancyMS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so happy be able to enjoy my favorite Italian restaurant of many decades again and feel safe while eating the best Italian food on Long Island.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was ok not that great.

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vipLeslie
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Awesome meal! Felt very very comfortable during covid. They redid there dining room and put up plexiglass in between each table. We loved being out and enjoying a great meal!

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WalterZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, drinks were awesome. Always a good time.

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InezR
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Food and service was excellent.

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RonH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was really good. Service was good but slow. Disappointed we had to sit in the pizzeria part of the restaurant. We like this Restaurant and hope it will be better next time.

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Justme
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There was a party in the back room at midday so the noise-level was pretty high. It detracted a bit from the enjoyment. We went or lunch so we did not explore the full menu. But everything we had was very good.

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viphambre2
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Excellent service. Accommodating staff. Friendly setting.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hanging in there during covid

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DebbieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant experience from the moment I walked in to meet my colleague at 12:30 with our reservation. I was seated in the party room and service was excellent. Server was attentive, very pleasant and friendly and did everything to ensure our lunch was exactly as ordered. My colleague ordered fried calamari and she said it was great, not rubbery and just perfect. I ordered eggplant rollatini and it was creamy and flavorful.
I recommend Umberto's of New Hyde Park and have eater here many times over the years for lunch and dinner and take out and its always consistently GOOD.

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BruceB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s been too long. We were in the neighborhood and were able to enjoy a very delicious lunch. They’re undergoing renovations and things are a little out of whack but still well worth it. I’m sure we’ll be back soon.

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vipSpyc
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual! Perfect pizza! I over heard someone at a near by table (more than 6feet) ask a companion, “What do you like on your pizza.” I wanted to interrupt and say, “why would you ruin perfection with an unnecessary topping. You want meatball, order a meatball. Don’t destroy the deliciousness of Unbertos pizza with a meatball!”
But I didn’t interrupt. I savored my pizza and minded my own business.

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juliol
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food it is our favorite restaurant, my complements to the chef, and all personal 👌👌👌👌

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

If you don’t want to be exposed to Covid, do not go here. Tables too close, too crowded, hand sanitizer empty. As we were dining, we notified people walking back and forth from a party room with no masks on. When we informed the staff, they were aware of it and concerned. We spoke to a manager, yet people walked around without masks and nothing was said to them. Shame on them. Excellent food but not worth dying for.

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SpyroD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst day to head out and eat with grandparents on Valentines day. The restaurant is very good but had a party going on and couldn't hear each other speak.

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KayDen
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! Thank you so much!

MA
MARYELLENM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Baked clams are to die for. So delicious. I had eggplant parmigiana which was delish. My husband had chicken parmigiana (his favorite) Wait staff were very friendly. We went early to avoid a crowd

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disapointed
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They have gotten too big and as a result have lost all that they achieved over the long history. We arrived at 6:07 for a 6PM reservation and were put in what looked like a catering hall that only had two other tables with large groups, we were just two. With Covid-19 we felt better a cold empty room than in the overcrowded dining rooms. That was until final at 7:45, an hour after we had finished our appetizer I had to get up from the table and find the manager, and only then did we get served, with in two minutes. How they could do that in under 120 seconds but could not get it done prior was beyond me. By the time we were served the room was about 60% full but two other tables walked out and the one table, with about 12 people, that was already seated in the vast hall when we got there had to call the manager over to complain that he has been trying to get his check for nearly a half hour. This was the first time since Covid that I gave no tip where I would normally give 25 to 30% in these times, however e did slip the busboy $5 as he did an excellent job keeping the water glasses full. The ultimate insult was when we were aggressively pushing to get our check so we could leave and the waiter tossed a plate with a sliced up tartufo on the table with two spoons as an offering and walk away in a huff like we did something to get him in trouble, When I called over the busboy and told him to give it to the kids at the next table and please have them bring me my check, the waiter than cam over and put the check on the table walked away without getting my card and mumbled something like “ Guess the tartufo isn’t good enough either?” In the end I had to walk over to a different waiter who was at the register near the bar and ask him to run my card.
What a loss this will be if the owners don’t fix management that are the cause of the poor performance. I hope they get their act together.

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RobertL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It was OK the restaurant is undergoing renovations, had a reservation on the open table was seated the first table inside the door not good , people arriving after with no reservations seem to be seated in a more desirable table. Go figure ???

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vipButterfly
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great dinner and the food, as always, was delicious. The service was outstanding and the staff were all welcoming, friendly and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had made a reservation at 7:45 for outdoor seating. When I arrived they said none was available after I had called and confirmed as well. I waited upwards of 25 minutes and my reservation was not honored, not only that, but people walked in after me and were seated before me. I will not be returning to this restaurant and am highly disappointed by the service provided.

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vipLindaR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We had hot antipasto which was good. The entree was barely eatable which was chicken Parmesan with Vodka Sauce. In addition the restaurant is being renovated and was like sitting in the middle of a construction site. I will not return to this restaurant.

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10isLaw
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best Sicilian slice you will have in New York. Friendly staff and great food. Have been coming here for 20y and look forward to it every time.

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Umberto's since he just had a pizzeria in the 70's. When I was in the military stationed in Europe, my first stop on the way home from JFK was always Umberto's for a Sicilian pie. I and everyone I've brought in have always had a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love this place, I have been coming here all of my life, the food and the service is fantastic. My only complaint, and I seriously hope it is fixed during the remodel, is the fact that there isn’t a proper elevator to get up to second floor dining. I went here with three elderly people and we sat on first floor dining area. The problem with that is when it is cold outside, every time someone opens the front door the diners get a blast of cold air- not god for elderly diners. As I said, hopefully this will be resolved.

FAQs

Umberto's of New Hyde Park - Original does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Umberto's of New Hyde Park - Original also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 437-9424.

Umberto's of New Hyde Park - Original is rated 4.3 stars by 434 OpenTable diners.

Umberto's of New Hyde Park - Original does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://umbertosfamily.getbento.com/store/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.