King Umberto Restaurant

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863 reviews
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Italian
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.

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Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 9:00PM

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CG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been coming for years. Never disappointed. Always treated like “family”!!!

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L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant! It never disappoints

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DC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was the first time my husband and I went here. My son and his girlfriend have been before. The food was very good, really enjoyed it. Our waiter was amazing. We went for my sons birthday on a Tuesday night, so it wasn’t super busy. Not sure about the weekends. My only con is the tables are really close together, so I did feel some people were on top of us. Too many tables for the space. Otherwise a really good place to eat.

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DH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect except parking
Parking is a nightmare at this place and they do not have a valet

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JA
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Our server started plating appetizers without asking who ordered which appetizer (only 2 people ordered apps). It's not acceptable to take food back after it's on the plate!
3 of 4 entrees were spot on: prepared well and delicious. One entree was very heavy on the salt, not necessary at all

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MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

I didn’t tell the waiter we were there for my husband’s birthday because I wrote it in the reservation with open table. They either didn’t receive it or see it. That was disappointing. If you want something special, u must speak up.

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VG
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always solid, the service exceptional. They always deliver a tremendous experience from tip to tail.

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NY
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent Italian food. Service was excellent even on a very busy Saturday night.

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PR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always good food and great service
always go after the Belmont Stakes
keep up the good work!

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GB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great and even got a chance to watch the Belmont race from our table.

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CM
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service by our waiter, Marlo! Definitely will be back on our next trip to Belmont Park.

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GH
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My father and I were visiting New York for the Belmont Stakes and we had heard about King Umberto. The only negative thing is that there’s no parking. We were parked across the street and in the middle of my meal, I had to go and move my vehicle because I was told that they would be towing vehicles from the lot where I was parked. The food was excellent including the rolls, salad, and the main meal. I had the Lasagna and my father had Angel Hair Pasta in a Salmon Sauce which had Salmon, Shrimp, and Scallops in it. I wish that we lived in the area because we would definitely return to King Umberto.

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb dinner was had by all. And service was spectacular thanks to our waiter Elvin.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and the waiters are always courteous and willing to accommodate you with your eating wishes.

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N
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Excellent service. And the bartender pours a good drink!

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JZ
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing !! We have been going to King Umbertos for at least 25 years and the food is always on point the service is excellent can not say enough about it !!

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j
Atlantic City
63 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always... best restaurant on the island!

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RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

King Umberto’s restaurant has been a family favorite for many years. We have never been disappointed with the menu or the service. We are welcomed like family.

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. We love the food the service and the ambiance

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RS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always have a wonderful and delicious evening at King Umberto’s!

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RN
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants - never had a bad meal nor did we ever had unhappy time with the wait staff.

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TM
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner to celebrate our son’s graduation. Party of nine provided a quiet intimate table not rushed generous delicious meals.
Beautiful experience

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were taken to our table at the time of our reservation and everything just kept improving - attentive service, the food was delicious and it was a great experience with my family. There were many tables filled with family functions so it was noisy but that was OK with us.

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RS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming to King Umberto for some time and find it like dining with family. The Chicken Princess and potato croquettes are other wordly. Joesph our waiter is the best and I even let him pick dinner for me sometimes and its always great. If I had one complaint its that I cant eat there every day.

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j
Atlantic City
64 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most definitely I would recommend King Umberto’s to a friend... and have recommended to many friends and family. Best restaurant on Long Island period. If I could give it more ⭐️‘s I would
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Plus!

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and delicious food. It was our first time visiting this restaurant. The Veal Saltimbocca was outstanding. It was a birthday celebration and the staff sang Happy Birthday and took a photo which they gave to us in a frame. We would definitely return.

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JF
Miami
97 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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JR
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food used to be better here. I don’t know if it’s because it was mother’s day and they were packed, but it wasn’t as good. The short ribs weren’t tender, it was over cooked. The tomato sauce had a “tin” like flavor to it which was not appealing. One of the desserts we ordered was a dried out pastry that tasted like cardboard. This used to be my favorite restaurant of all time so it was disappointing.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch food and service as always.

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CD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good except for the fact that my daughters dish, shrimp scampi was served with 3 pieces of mussel shells that looked like parsley. Luckily she didn’t swallow any of them.

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HZ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food .

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JL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We have been coming here for years. Went on Saturday night for a family dinner for mother’s day. There were 10 of us. The table was too small. We were sat 35 min past our reservation. And we had a 5pm reservation. The appetizers came out wrong. At least one person at the table was not asked if they wanted an appetizer. The dinner order wasn’t taken until an hour after we sat down. Two people got up to go outside and the when the salads came out, they didn’t bring for the two people that left for a moment. It was clear that people were sitting there. The entrees were ok but definitely not what we are used to. There was no music on. It was just loud and crowded and not the best time.

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JD
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really great food and some of the best appetizers

Service is always prompt

Owners are interested in how you liked the place

Waiters are attentive and friendly and helpful - they point out specials and make suggestions

But can’t have a great restaurant without great food great food really defines King Umbertos

It’s our go to favorite restaurant

Great pasta great pizza great traditional Italian food - And they have a really good filet mignon steak - it works for an Italian restaurant

Great service great people great food - I Rest my case!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place !

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KB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservations online was convenient and easy to use even special request for baby seating.
Arrived on time and was seated promptly

Accommodated my <2yr old with color book and crayons as well as water in a paper cup and straw. Excellent service

Food was very delicious and served perfectly timed

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j
Atlantic City
64 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 experience!!!!! Best food and service ... best restaurant on the island!

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AD
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I celebrated my daughters Confirmation on Monday, May 6th at your restaurant. 30 years ago my family and I celebrated my Conformation at King Umbertos. The food, ambience and service continue to be the absolute best. Giuseppe, our waiter was exceptional. He made us all smile and laugh all while being an outstanding server. The Veal Pillow, just to name one dish was outstanding. I will continue to bring my family and friends to King Umberto. Thank you for making my daughters Confirmation memorable.

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always from beginning to end. Service with elvin was spectacular. Food was delicious. Everyone enjoyed. Thanks King Umberto, you do not disappoint. Love the new decor.

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