Umberto's of New Hyde Park - Original

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319 reviews
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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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SG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The Chicken Parmigiana was very good! The pasta was very al dente. A little too hard for my liking. We all enjoy yourselves! Would go there again!

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VT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service! Would definitely reccomend!

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r
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter made a suggestion of the night special and I was not disappointed.

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GO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was great
The restaurant was clean and quiet
We were able to hear each other talk
It was a nice night

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CD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Umberto’s never disappoints, food is always excellent, very flavorful and good portions. Service is always attentive and helpful and you’re never rushed. I had the eggplant rollatini and my SO had the tortellini bolognese and both of these were delicious. They also bring you a nice size basket of bread and garlic knots. Both the restaurant and pizzeria area which is on the other side of restaurant are fantastic. Their pizza is one of the best I’ve ever had anywhere.

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W
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Stick with the pizza downstairs. Restaurant is mediocre at best. Service, though polite, is slow and not especially good. Food was high priced without the quality expected. The pizza is phenomenal

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JR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

went on easter sunday

service and food was outstanding

was very pleased

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JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fried Calamari is consistently as good or better than any place in nyc

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QF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The reason Service didn't receive a 5 was because, despite having a reservation, we waited for about 45 minutes before we were seated at a table. Other than that the service was outstanding.

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J
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good service was excellent noise was sometimes very uncomfortable. Why do we not get points for making a reservation on open table

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MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pizza slice was old and sitting around. Not from a pie fresh out of the oven = very disappointed. The remainder of the meal was very good.

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EN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent staff and even better food!
We were surprised to be greeted in such a friendly and welcoming manner.

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c
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Crowded. Loud. Expensive. Not for me. Bad hard bread.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, great food, it was a awesome dinner. We're going back tonight.

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OT
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was absolutely amazing with a salad wine list. Food was top notch.

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food & service were very good. A very pleasant restaurant. Serving are well sized and not overwhelming.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Management was horrible. We had a 7:30 reservation. And got seated a little after 8:30. They seated parties 3 parties of 4-5 people. That came after us while we were waiting. Appetizers were good. My pasta was a bit tough. Not aldente. Can’t understand how they seat big parties ahead of a party of 10. And squeeze us in a small table when they finally do. Maybe I can’t get over the wait and neglect. Very disappointed in this establishment.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We ordered the hot antipasto platter, a huge disappointment! Eggplant was under cooked, stuffed mushrooms tasted like mush.

The beer was warm.

The waiter took forever to take our order and never checked up on us.

Ordered a shrimp dish was terrible and over priced. My wife ordered the gnocchi dish, sub par.

Don’t know why we ordered desert, but we did. Italian cheesecake, a bust. Cannoli was not fully filled and was runny.

Just an awful experience, don’t understand all the hoopla about this place.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good . We had a nice time .

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DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there to celebrate my husbands 49th birthday. Was the 6 of us. Amazing food, service was outstanding!! Will definitely be back

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, Carlos, Steve and Miguel are the best. Food outstanding as always

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, all prepared well. Little noisy on a Friday nite

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The best everything was great

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OT
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent meal at Umberto's with great service. The food was delicious, and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Highly recommended.

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NA
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 4

We came here for my mom's birthday. She enjoyed her food, so I guess that's all that really matters. However, I did not.

First, my meal came with a salad. The salad was drenched in salad dressing that was so intense in flavor that I couldn't eat the food.

Second, my chicken parm was very oily; I've had chicken parm at other places and it wasn't as oily. My husband got the cheese ravioli and his was drenched in even more oil - to the point where he got sick from it.

Third, the waiter was non existent. Soda refills aren't free, but he didn't even bother to ask if I wanted one. I waited at least 20 minutes and had to flag someone else down to get our waiter.

I will NEVER go back here again.

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FG
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we have had in a long time. Everything was superb !!!!!
Don’t hesitate to eat here.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Seven of us went and each ordered something different and they were each scrumptious!! Will definitely go back!

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D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiteess Anna is our favorite. She always makes it a pleasant experience. I ordered the chicken florentina. Absolutely delicious and large portion

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a
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere We be back often!

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p
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just loved it!! Food was excellent. Seating comfortable wait staff very attentive. Will go back regularly! Enjoyed a wonderful conversation with the owner What a lovely evening!

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LO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Umberto's is consistently five stars. We live in Connecticut but love to dine here when we visit Long Island. Joe, the dinning room host, and Anna, our waitress, make you feel comfortable and are very attentive.
Our party had veal, shrimp and pasta dishes. All were well prepared and adequate portions.
We always bring home a couple of Sicilian pizzas because it is the best anywhere. In Connecticut we can get great thin crust pies, but no one comes close to Umberto's for Sicilian pies.

All around a truly pleasant dining experience.

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MG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best italian restaurant on LI! And best pizza, period!

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n
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a winner! Came especially for the shrimp marinara... very well made. Service was second to none.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Came here with a friend for an early dinner on a Sunday. The ambiance was very nice, and the staff was very cordial. The food was above average Italian food. Good but nothing to really write home about. One complaint was the man, I assume the manager (front of house) who continuously walked around talking on the phone, very loud, very rude (cursing at whomever he was speaking to). There's a time and place for making/taking calls, and at the front of the house is not where it should be. It was incredibly obnoxious and downright uncalled for in a restaurant. Calls like that should be made in an office or outside of the eating area.

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BC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Geeat food great sevice would go over and over. Great for business and the whole family

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RV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent - the veal and/or chicken rollatini is outstanding.

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GC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food on Long Island. Their seafood platter with clams, scungilli, mussels, 1/2 lobster and calamari in sauce was unbelievable. Service was also great,

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MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal and service excellent. Quiet table in the corner. Very nice. Waitress was attentive without being annoying as waitresses can sometimes be. Good dinner. Delicious.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great birthday dinner! Delicious pizza

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DP
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Coming into Umberto's I had high expectations. However, I was disappointed.
Myself & a group of 5 had a 5:15 reservation. We sat upstairs along with another family as the restaurant was empty. After ordering it took forever to get our food! The restaurant was empty so its makes no sense.

For appetizers we ordered the baked clams & calamari. The bakes clams were good but the calamari was bland, it had no flavor. For my entree I ordered shrimp parmagiana & it was overcooked.
Umberto's is famous for their pizza so we had ordered a Grandma Pie to go. The Grandma Pizza was good, but nothing out of this world.

Overall, Umberto's was good but I am not running back there.

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