da Umberto

4.7
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846 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
One of New York's top Italian's since 1987, class remains the hallmark of the Assante family's beloved cosmopolitan ristorante- serving up delicious classic Tuscan with contemporary twists- delivered by staffers who treat all like honored guests.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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4.2
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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. The one caveat was that we ordered the tagliatelle special (with mushrooms and truffles) and found out when we got the bill that it cost $60 (despite a ravioli with mushroom and truffle entree on the menu costing only $29). Of course they don't tell you the cost of the specials when they describe them to you - seemed like they charged way more than it was worth and what it should cost relative to the rest of the menu. Left a bad taste in our mouths so to speak.

CE
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food - loved the specials! High energy yet romantic place. Service was good though a few mishaps I believe due to our server ending shift mid-meal. I look forward to returning.

A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to celebrate life's events, big and small, at this restaurant. Food perfect, and they accommodate dietary restrictions so nicely.

EL
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal, service and ambiance were all excellent.

AP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion of people who had not seen each other in over 40 years! Great food and never pushed us to turn table over!!!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was awful!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

SW
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! What took me so long to try this gem? Perfect on every level. Can’t wait to return.

EK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my all-time favorite restaurant. The only tiramisu I will eat is here. The best ever....

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Da for 30 years. Many many times there. ALWAYS flawless service, and the food is perfect!

E
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really fantastic stable here in Chelsea/Village. The food is always excellent and the service is impeccable. The noise level really depends on the number of people there, thus the "moderate" noise level I gave was based on a Thursday evening (usually a busy restaurant evening). Expensive, but very much worth it, depending on the event.

AS
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic at this restaurant - but equally welcoming and wonderful was the service. Every aspect of our meal was executed well. The whole team made us feel welcome - even though our party size changed at the last minute. The waiter made excellent recommendations. We will make this a must-visit on our next trip back to NYC.

GG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went early so it was very quiet. Wait staff all lovely. The food was excellent. Will return

TS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After all these years, still top notch. It ain’t cheap, but the food, service and environment are outstanding.

f
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the service and the quality of the food is very good.
Great vibr

B
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Remains a really wonderful place to share a meal with good friends or family. The food is a cut above you typical good NY Italian — inventively prepared fresh food. But mostly the service and ambiance are really wonderful: attentive but never rushed or obtrusive. A wonderful meal and evening every time.

DG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful restaurant - great food and service. Expensive, but worth it.

JS
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

I’m embarrassed as I picked this for a business dinner with clients of my husbands.

I won’t bore you with the details because all I have to say is
Mediocre and expensive.

M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion among work colleagues

CK
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was just ok. The octopus salad was lackluster. Excellent service in that they honored a special request very delightfully. Panna cotta desert was excellent. Not a great value.

SN
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Da Umberto is a jewel of an Italian restaurant located in Chelsea. The restaurant is well laid out with elegant lighting that enhances the entire experience. The service is classic Continental, very attentive and personal. The crowd is well-heeled and don't be surprised to see a celebrity or two. The food is well-prepared and attractively presented. Fit for foodies. We dine there frequently.

LL
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The ambiance was very nice, the food was delicious with good size portions, the service was very good. The only issue I had was the price — over $100 per person.

WS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was terrific and service well paced

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming back here - the food is amazing!

A
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always
Superve service friendly and prompt
The pasta and fish (orata) were delicious
If you are looking for first class italian this is it

OT
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience4

we always have a great meal , food is great ( service excellent, the restaurant is very pretty and always busy , staff is accommodating and something for everyone pastas were great and we live the antipasti to share for the table , will definitely be back

NY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was crisp and efficient. Food was excellent, as expected.

K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Lamb shank was completely overcooked and inedible as was the veal. Tiramisu was also wildly disappointing and it is usually good.

Also ordered a pasta sampler for our party and they just tossed down pasta on to our table. Service was off and rushed.

Felt they had lost a lot of their mojo.

r
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Grilled calamari ,if it was grilled, was bland and I would say it tasted reheated.
I ordered swordfish and after awhile the waiter told me the swordfish didn't come in that day. This was Christmas Eve! How could the waiters not know the menu. I ordered balsamic glazed tuna that was absolutely tasteless. We waited a very long time for our food and we were there before 6pm. The service was also disappointing. Didn't ask for pepper...extra bread but no olive oil or butter. I'm so sorry to write this review. Da Umberto was once one of my faves.

MD
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of the thousands of restaurants in NYC, this is my favorite for 4 years running. The service is equally amazing as the food, and the food is incredibly good.

a
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was on point. We ordered a few things to share, including the burrata and short rib , and Everything was cooked perfectly . We will be back!

P
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and setting. What a treat! All of the specials were clearly explained, and included a variety of interesting choices.

OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We requested a quiet table and got what I think was the best table in the house—up front in a nook. I can't say enough about the quality of the food. Why is da Umberto not reviewed—NY Times, Eater, etc. On second thought, don't. I'd like to keep this to myself.

FM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was exceptional!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Da Umberto is perfection-
the food, the staff, the service and the ambiance.
We have been coming here for years and it is always such a wonderful dining experience.

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and awesome espresso martinis!

DJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Wine selection very nice. I was disappointed in food; my dining companions were very satisfied. Pasta with shaved truffles was tasty, but pasta was warm, not hot, and overcooked. Whole, filleted fish special also not hot and a bit mushy. Accompanying veggies were overcooked medley. Veal Milanese special was a delight for the three who ordered it. It was better than the fish. Crispy mushroom app very nice. Personally, I would go back and order selection of apps as small plates dinner.

B
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Da Umberto is simply wonderful. Elegant neighborhood gem. Everything -service, cuisine, and ambiance is sheer perfection. The specials sounded amazing(no prices mentioned)One of us ordered the Dover Sole.Surprised when the bill came. Dover Sole $68. Fresh Dover Sole garnished with a few vegetables. Come on guys...that’s outrageous.

CC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Too noisy!