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Umberto's Restaurant - Wantagh

4.1
74 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly
Umberto’s of New Hyde Park is truly a family tradition and one of New York’s most highly acclaimed Pizzeria & Restaurants.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm,
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(516) 221-5696
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Manuel Herrera
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Catering
We cater for all occasions.
If you are planning a birthday, communion, confirmation, bridal shower, graduation, or engagement party, come in and have us cater to your needs... on- or off-premise!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jerusalem Ave.
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Parking details
Cherrywood Shopping Center has parking available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 74 People Are Saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
3.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2016

Great place for family great food. Fun. Great service. Pizza is yummy

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2016

We came with a large family group- very animated (noisy). We came based upon availability on open table and because I had known the name from New Hyde Park. We were given a table at the end of the restaurant which was welcome. The wait staff was wonderful - friendly and extremely patient. We had appetizers including baked clams, mozzarella sticks and my favorite-capellini bites. Delicious. I ordered the Pasta Amalfi calamari, shrimp, clams, mussels, garlic & oil, diced tomatoes in a white wine sauce.. Was enough for 2 meals. Most in our party ordered pasta. Everything was fantastic. We never felt rushed and were treated like gold. Would definitely go back .

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2016

We were a large group on Valentine's weekend (Saturday night) and this place was great. It was everyone's first time and we chose it because the location was central to where everyone lived. We weren't rushed, food was great and the best part was the price. We were 5 couples and everyone was surprised how reasonable the bill was. Would definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2015

We go to Umbertos quite often and are never disappointed. The only disappointment we have is you can only make a reservation for 5 or more. It is usually just 2 of us. The specials are usually delicious. There is something for everyone.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2015

Made a reservation for 8:45 on a Saturday night and was seated 5 minutes early. The food was served hot and was its usual good quality. However, we were a little disappointed in how long we waited for the main courses to arrive. Although I would continue to eat at Umbertos, I am upset that they charge, full price, to get a re-fill on soft drinks (fountain service)

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2014

all was very good. waiter was excellent. busboy the worst we were still eating and he starting clearing off the table. i told him to stop and wait till we were all done. he continued clearing. one guest went to the bsthroom and he came and tried to take her plate again asked to go away till we were done. but that didnt happened he did as he wanted. our waiter was very good but the busboy just upset the whole table and now our nite was ruined and no one eould order dessert and coffee. it is a shame because we dud alwsys enjoy going there

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2014

My family and I, 11 people including 4 children, 2 in highchairs, recently dined at Umbertos. Our reservation was honored on time, the 2 highchairs I requested were promptly provided, and our waiter was courteous and efficient. The food was good, not great, but exactly what we were in the mood for. My veal rollatini was delicious and included a side of greasy but wonderful fried zucchini sticks. I also ordered a side of broccoli rabe ($3.00 extra) which was, unfortunately, overcooked and mushy. The rest of the food was similar, some really good, some not so much. The sorbets we had for dessert were great. My coconut sorbet was outstanding and the lemon was as well. All in all, a satisfying neighborhood experience.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2014

Food here is outrageous!! Service is great! Enough food for 2-3 meals!!! Love it and definitely will return many times!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2014

Took a long time to get someone to greet me, then the young man
That finally did was not sure what to do. Food was good and hot and
Server was very pleasant. Good spegetti sauce. Great chicken parm.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2014

We enjoyed a evening food with friends and the holiday special menu was delicious. I never been disappointed with the menu or food at Umberto's.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2014

Very noisy, not good for conversation, but the food and portions were quite good. Service was good as well.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2014

Food is constitantly great. You may wait a bit for a table but worth the wait. Top notch service. The best Calamari Arribiata you will find anywhere!

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2014

Went there for my cousins birthday. Everyone loved the food. Always a treat.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2013

Had a 7:00 reservation. Was seated at 7:15 which wasn't bad for such a busy night. Food was good as always. They didn't have a fixed menu that most restaurants have on this night. Very good specials. Service was a little slow but to be expected for this night. Waiter was very apologetic. Overall a good night with great food!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2013

Wonderful birthday dinner!!! Food was amazing. Everything was fresh and perfectly cooked. The wait staff were pleasant, courteous and very attentive. I can't wait to return!!! We live about 30 minutes away and although there are many restaurants closer it's always worth the trip to Umberto's!!!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2013

The only thing I would add is a few more wines to chose from. I did not care for the 3 reds that are available but I would still go back.

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2013

The food and service at Umberto's are always good and so is the service. Portions are generous and we always end up with food to take home. It's a reliable family oriented neighborhood Italian restaurant. We prefer the back room to the front but it can be a little noisy and crowded when it's busy. Not the place for a quiet romantic dinner.

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3.0Dined on December 7, 2013

This is a pizza/restaurant with good food and good service. There is a pizza area in the front with a dining room in the back. Great for a casual dinner, but surprisingly loud.

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4.0Dined on December 7, 2013

We were seated at the right time as the reservation was set. Prompt service and great food.

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2013

Easy to find and park, good food and drink, prompt and courteous service. Overall, a fun and tasty experience.

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2013

If you are in Wantagh and need a decent slide, or a pasta break or just a hearty soup - this is your place! I always customize the pizzeatta and they never blink an eye, always get it right and make it super tasty!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2013

We had a pleaseant diner with our friends, enjoying the wine and food.

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2013

Excellent food--top of the line pastas and main dishes. One of the best Italian restaurants in Nassau County. The only downside to this restaurant is that it tends to get very noisy when crowded.

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4.0Dined on October 3, 2013

They don't have a coal fired or wood burning pizza oven, but they still turn out some incredibly tasty pies and some lovely pasta dishes at reasonable prices. Room in the back is nice, but unfortunately very loud, so sit up front if you don't mind trading a little less ambience for less noise.

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4.0Dined on October 2, 2013

I went with two of my friends for lunch and I can't wait to go back. The food was all first rate and the service was impeccable. I wasn't sure what to expect as the place is a glorified Pizza place, but if you want first class Italian food with gravy like your mom use to make, this the place.

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3.0Dined on October 1, 2013

The food was delicious. The only problem we had was that the food took forever to come to our table even though it was pretty empty in the restaurant. We also didn't get our salad served to us and it had to be wrapped up to take home. The waiter was very nice. I really don't think that the food not coming to our table was his fault.

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4.0Dined on September 26, 2013

Come here a lot. It's just a shame it's so noisy. We had to stop bringing my parents because of the noise level....they couldn't hear anything!

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3.0Dined on September 20, 2013

The service is excellent. The restaurant is lovely.

The noise level in the back dining room is too loud. There are usually large gatherings there. Also perhaps the acoustics contribute to the noise.
The meatballs and pepperoni are too salty. The pasta is fair. I prefer Fanatico's and Novita

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2013

The best pizza by far, with the added pleasure of delicious Italian entrees to choose from. Aside from the reliably good food, the service is what keeps me and my family returning. We know the waiters by name, we are treated wonderfully, and it feel like our family dinner in our own dining room, but we don't have to cook or clean up! And I will never be able to make a better pizza!

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4.0Dined on August 31, 2013

Good food, nice sized portions. Service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2013

The food was very delicious and the decor was adorable in the restaurant area. However, I did not like how the tables were on top of one another. I felt like the people next to me were sitting at my table with me and my boyfriend. When it was time to get up and leave I had to move our table over to get out so I didn't end up knocking anything over on their table.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2013

Umberto's delivers a great tasting dining experience. We have been there many times and they have not failed us yet...Service is spot on.....and items are fairly priced... time and time again they always deliver...

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2013

Recently, we had an extended family dinner at Umbertos Our party consisted of seven adults, a teenager, a three-year-old, and a one-year-old. We ordered a variety of dishes, and, without a single exception, every dish was pronounced to be "excellent." Our waitress, Lisa, was gracious and attentive, and took special interest in making certain hat everyone, including the kids, was happy. We all packed up doggie bags to take home because the portions of delicious food were so huge! We all vowed to return.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2013

Happy Friends
We took friends with us to Umberto's we were hoping they would enjoy the good food. You see our friend can be a little difficult to please. We'll Umberto's was a hit and our friends have an new favorite restaurant.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2013

Very good experience as usual! Love the Shrimp Fra Diavlo!

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2013

I've been going to Umbertos in Wantagh for a few years and lately they've been slipping. The service is slow and the food is not as good as it used to be. I went there about a month ago and then returned on Mother's Day with my family. I thought I just had one bad night, but both occasions the food and service were not up to par. I'm dissapointed because this was my go to restaurant for any occasion. Unfortunately I will no longer go there unless it's for a slice of pizza.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2013

We get Pizza from here, and had dined here before as well. Great food the few times we visited. Had the Shrimp Fra Diavlo this time, and it was one of the best I had ever tasted. Great spot for last minute dining!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2013

My only complaint is that I had reservations for six people at 6:30. There is really no waiting area so we tried to stay by the bar but we were in everyone's way. Even though there were empty tables in the dining room we were not seated until 6:50. I do not think there were enough waiters working being that it was very busy which made the noise level extremely high . I will say the food was excellent no complaints from anyone . I will definitely return but probably not on a sat. Night

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2.0Dined on May 4, 2013

We celebrate all our special events there. For my daughter's communion we arrived with our family (16 people) and were told there was no reservation. I had arranged it via open table and I had a confirmation # as well. The Hostess/manager was abrupt and kept stating that there was no reservation in the system. They walked away from us, he was rude to my husband and sister when asked why this was happening. My daughter-the 8 year old celebrating her day was the last to receive her meal, and in general service was staggered. In the end, I was told the girl had cancelled our reservation instead of confirming it! No courtesy for their error was offered.

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