King Umberto Restaurant

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993 reviews
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$30 and under
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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

What 993 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
service
4.7
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4.7
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OT
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend this restaurant for anyone who have good taste.

p
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at King Umberto's

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter here for Valentine’s Day. Everything about this place was exceptional! I plan to return, I’ve lived in the neighborhood my whole life and never knew how amazing this place was.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Had a reservation for two, waited almost half an hour to be seated, followed the hostess to watch them seat two other tables for two. Then we got snapped at twice to go wait at the bar. So we left. It was not the Valentine’s Day experience I was hoping for to say the least.

Been there before food is great, but the service yesterday was really really disappointing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly atmosphere

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the delicious food ,the staff and the whole dining experience there is no other Italian restaurant that can compare to this restaurant..My husband and I try to eat there not only for special occasions but for our date nights..

DB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is top notch and the food is by far the best Italian cuisine in the area.

NM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to be and the food is excellent as always.

BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding service from the moment you walk in the door. The food is incredible food!!!!

AL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

King Umberto’s is my favorite restaurant. They always make you feel welcomed and special. For special occasions they treat you even better. The food is always good no matter when you go. Great food, great service, really the best. Joseph was our waiter this time and he was excellent

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was fantastic.. The only thing i would say is that if they are offering the pictures to guests who have birthdays, try to have the quality of the picture be a little clearer. Not sure if the flash wasn't on or the lighting was the cause, but you could only see about 2 people in the picture clearly.

h
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

reservation was honored and we were seated immediately. waiter came over as soon
as we were seated to see if we wanted a drink. everything was super and we would
certainly go back.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. Five stars. Never a disappointment. Love the place.

DD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

King Umberto never disappoints!
It’s our favorite “go to” Italian (local) restaurant! The food is delicious, the service is very good,
& we particularly like to celebrate special occasions here❤️❤️

CF
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Threw my Aunts bday dinner here for 20. Everything about it was awesome. We love KU! And especially love Joseph our fav waiter. KU is like family.

RR
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. My all time favorite. Have had many parties here as well as quiet dinners. The BEST!

BL
Pittsburgh
36 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing. Made great recommendations and got our order right without writing one thing down. Will definitely go back there again soon

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my go to places. I’m never disappointed.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! The food and service is Top Notch! Our waiter Joseph is always very accommodating and professional!

LI
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent! New to the area and very pleasantly surprised. Delicious menu and as delicious when served. Really nice wine list.

B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We got an appetizer and bread soon after we were seated. Our waiter who was very nice, told another staff member to bring us salads. It was an hour before we inquired, if we were getting salads, which were then brought to our table, and the entrees soon after. Service VERY SLOW. Except for appetizer which was great, food was just OK. Would eat at pizzeria in front.

ES
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was excellant the service was fantastic as always

SS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and food.

DM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS an excellent dining experience! The food is DELICIOUS and the service is EXCELLENT! King Umberto ROCKS!!

g
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even greater service!

D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressive in all respects
Try it
You will love it

S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve was fabulous. The food was delicious as always. The service was wonderful. The waiters were attentive The ambiance is excellent. King Umbertos does not disappoint.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

we were seated immediately, which i was happily surprised about since it was new years eve, and the food was delicious. highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years eve

TK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant!! We were about twenty minutes late due to heavy traffic and they were super accommodating and kept our table. The waiters are dressed impeccably and one in particular has worked there many years. The restaurant was decorated beautifully with holiday greenery, wreaths and mistletoe and there were big bunches of New Year’s balloons all about to look festive. The food was amazing and two members of our party are gluten free. They were able to make most dishes gf and even had gf bread. The chicken Francese was delicious as was the chicken angela. My son loved the chicken Parm. The gf chocolate brownie was amazing - it did not have a gf taste at all!! It reminded me of the way restaurants were when I was a young girl- family run, delicious food, great waitstaff!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent all around experience, as always:

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best great service excellent waiters and staff

K
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We arrived on a Friday for dinner, in the back dining room, table for 4. We had a reservation which we made on open table and requested a table near a wall which was not honored. The decor was very nice, decorated for the holiday. The service was amazing...the fresh bread basket with water arrived immediately. Delicious....the food was delicious as well...I had a big portion of veal Parm which I could not finish but would have as it was amazing. All was perfect except the tables are too close together so the noise level is crazy when the establishment is packed which it was. Will try to return during the week and insist on a table near the wall. Noise level should be better.

p
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a friendly staff, great food that leaves you totally satisfied!

MK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Never disappoints food and service always amazing. Fried capellini, stuffed artichoke, and stuffed veal chop.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I liked the ambiance and the restaurant decor but the food was bland for me.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love King Umberto's in Elmont. My family has been going to King Umberto's for over 30 years! Great food, old fashioned great service and wonderful atmosphere. In addition, to the restaurant, they have the best pizza place ever!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder staff, food & ambiance

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