Uncle Bacalas Fine Italian Seafood

4.6
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92 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

Uncle Bacala’s specializes in Italian-style seafood and other inventive dishes in its warm and cozy New Hyde Park eatery. For a tantalizing start to your meal, enjoy the mozzarella in carrozza cheese-stuffed fried country bread and the mashed potato and mozzarella croquettes, both served with marinara sauce. Some of Uncle Bacala’s house entrées include the breaded salmone in agrodolce served over eggplant in a honey garlic sauce, the beef filetto di manzo with mushrooms, roasted potatoes and spinach in gorgonzola-cognac sauce and the apricot-glazed grilled pork chop. Pasta dishes are also popular with diners at Uncle Bacala’s, with options including the baked penne gratin with pancetta and cheese in a creamy sauce and the zucchini linguini fra diavolo, all of which can be made gluten free.

Round out your amazing meal with a homemade dessert, such as the fruit and caramel topped Belgian waffle Waffellini.

What 92 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Poor service. We had an issue with the order and service. Not very apologetic staff.

AC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and were very accommodating with allergies. The staff couldn't have been friendlier.

H
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love this restaurant. Cozy & friendly. Owner constantly has an eye on everything to make sure you’re taken care of and happy makes you feel special. Food is delicious and plentiful.

L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Table was close to the front door and near the hostess podium. Every time customers came in and left we all got a cold blast of air. Needed to wear my coat at the table. The service was average. Felt like we were being rushed through our meal. Food was very salty .

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

Great food & great atmosphere! Will go back!

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

l
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an early dinner. Service was great as was the food. Everyone was friendly, even the valet.

BS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great prix-fixe lunch and food is outstanding. Excellent salads. Salmon was fabulous, perfectly grilled, and chicken parmigiana was very well prepared. Desserts were varied and delicious.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good local spot.

H
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the 2nd time I've been to this restaurant in the last 5 weeks. This time I went on a weeknight and ordered from the pre-fix menu. There were many choices - couldn't make up my mind. Finally I decided on zucchini soup, chicken franchaise, and cheesecake for dessert. OMG - the soup was one of the best I've ever had (I've never had zucchini soup before and this was amazing!) and the portions were huge! My husband loved his meal too- I don't remember what type of soup he ordered but he had the sea bass for his meal and cheesecake for dessert. He said everything was delicious! The price was extremely reasonable too. Our experience was amazing - from the valet, to the hostess, to our incredible waiter, to the chef preparing such delicious food! We had a great time and decided this is our new favorite restaurant. We will definitely be back. Highly recommend!

l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

D
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great veal parmigiana

e
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Only one slight problem. I received an email about a promotion as well as a post on Facebook. No one
was aware of it so they had to call the marketing manager. It's still posted on Facebook.
The owner was kind enough to honor it but if it isn't legit it should be deleted.

BS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were invited by Uncle Bacalas to participate in a special offer on National Spaghetti Day. The food was great. We both had spaghetti and meatballs and shared the wonderful Apple Salad.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great, and delicious
But they lost one of two Giftcards ($100 GiftCard )I gave the waiter, I I didn’t even get a discount or consideration for their mistake

h
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had our New Year's Day dinner at Uncle Bacala. The food was delicious and the service was remarkable. The drinks made us all happy. Thank you and continued success in 2020.

LR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here for many years, with family and friends, and have never been disappointed with the food or service. This is a great restaurant on all levels. Peter makes you feel right at home! And what can be better than to end the evening with cotton candy for the table

OT
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another great experience at Uncle Bacalas. The food was top notch and the service was excellent as always. Thank you!

P
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant!

BG
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my friend’s birthday. Our waitress Erin was terrific; she was sweet, courteous, and very helpful. Peter, as always, was the BEST!

Thank you for the opportunity.

PT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed dining at Uncle Bacala's since Peter opened 15 years ago. The food is authentic and always delicious. This time I had the "Sunday Gravy" which is pasta and tomato sauce with meatballs and sausage. It reminds me of Sunday dinner at Grandma's 60 years ago. Although, of course, no one makes a sauce as good as Grandma except my mother! The sauce at Uncle Bacala's was very good. Kathryn had pasta with seafood and was very happy with her selection. We shared a piece of chocolate cake for desert. Looking forward to our next visit.

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

Fantastic food as always. Great service and atmosphere.

H
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and prices very reasonable. Will definitely be back in the near future!

GR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink.
Holiday spirit was evident.
Mom felt special celebrating her birthday.

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

celebrated a birthday with 5 of my friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. 4 of our 6 had never been before and they loved it!!

BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, excellent waiter

OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always!

JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal at Uncle Bacalas!!! They consistently knock it out of the ballpark. Try the Spaghetti Frutti di Mare. You will not be disappointed!

LR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, very good service, and friendly staff.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious!!

j
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a wonderful meal great service

JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing dinner with family. Conistently excellent!

K
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was exceptional 😍

F
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful dining experience. Delicious food and plentiful. Friendly and excellent service. Our friends from Westchester came to dine with us and they were not disappointed.

OT
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The overall service was great. The waiter was on top of everything and kept making sure we had plenty of water and asked us how our meals were.

F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great "local" place. Delicious home-made food. Very cozy, good for conversation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing!!!! From the soup to the dinner !! Great service and overall experience !!

RH
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good. We went on a Saturday night and had a reservation. We waited about 25 minutes to be seated. While the hostess suggested we have a “seat” in the bar, the bar area was very crowded and there were no seats. On December we were seated at our table, everything was fine, and as I said, the food was very good. I would also point out that there were many very large parties, which is not unusual. However, the tables are very close and this contributes to the noise level. Not the place to go for conversation. The summertime actually is better because of outdoor seating.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There was a long wait even though we had reservations, but the food and great service made up for it! Would definitely recommend.