da Umberto

4.7
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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
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JolandaS
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food, real Italian restaurant with good service and nice wine.

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vipOcheltov
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Lovely restaurant but noise level makes it difficult to enjoy the meal. Had not been for a number of years. The place is getting a bit shabby. Needs a facelift.

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EllenK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is still my favorite of all time.

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Jerry
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience3

Is this the beginning of the end for da Umberto? I've gone there about once a year for the past decade and it's been consistently very good to excellent every time until this week. On past visits, even Italian friends of mine with high standards have agreed that the place was top quality and authentic. But this week's meal was mediocre at best. The arugula salad: uninspired, with mealy, juiceless apple slices, hard-to-detect dressing and a shave of pecorino dead-cold from the refrigerator. My chicken breasts: overcooked and napped with a wine sauce that can only be described as sour. The brussels sprouts: hard, underdone, not sufficiently charred. My wife's carpaccio looked very good but her penne with eggplant tasted not much better than we could do at home. The only salvation was the biscotti with our coffee: spiced like a panforte, they were amazing. I fear that the kitchen has lost interest in excellence, and that often spells the beginning of the end. Or maybe it was just a bad day -- however, I'm not interested in finding out. There are too many other good places to eat.

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NoelF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience3

Service was really awful. Rushed, rude, careless.

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vipCitySlicker
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We haven’t been here for several years but decided to celebrate a special event with family members on Saturday night. It was a wonderful evening- excellent food, professional and attentive service. We will be back soon.

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IraG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It is as close to eating in Italy as you can get! The food and service are especially fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We were seated at a table in the corner by the kitchen. It was loud and cramped. The service was extremely slow. I had the caprese salad which was bland and I had to ask for balsamic. There was no offer of freshly ground pepper and I could not get the waiters attention so gave up. The 2nd course was a split of pasta with mushrooms and black truffle and it was also kind of bland. They should have added heavy cream and cheese to the recipe - to make it much more flavorful. Again no fresh pepper was offered and the waiters were too busy to flag down. The fish was ok — white fish and veggies —served table-side with a brush of herbed oil when served. Needed more than a brush of the oil. Should have had had a sauce. The grilled veggies next to the fish were delicious. We had a nice time but very slow service and did not walk away feeling that satisfied by the overall experience.

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MindyG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go to Da Umberto every year for a girl’s get together after one of our yearly industry events. The food is always outstanding and they have a great selection of wine. The service is always top notch.

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LoveGoodFood
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

The food was ok. We orderd the specials: Orata and Swordfish ended up on the quite expensive side for what it was $38 per dish. Swordfish was a small piece.Ambiance is nice. My husband had been there many years ago and thought it was fun to try it again.
But we will not go back. The reason why I will send in a message to the restaurant.

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vipLPeterX
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food service and ambience. !!

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vipGloriaE
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a fabulous restaurant. Food, service and ambiance are all terrific!!!!

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vipTony
New York Area
277 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I have been patronizing Da Umberto since it opened in 1987, The food was as good then as it is today. Among the 30 dishes that they recite and the other 30 on the menu, one has a lot of choice. It is all good. The service if good too -- very old world and professional. These waiters are not kids waiting for their next part off-off Broadway. The manager and son of the original owner knows his wine and runs the restaurant well. Be prepared to spend a little. Per person with a cocktail, and two bottles of wine, three courses, tax and tip the tab was $150. Given the volume of food and drink, that isn't bad.

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vipotis
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
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.

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vipCEA5
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
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.

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vipAt15
New York Area
12 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.

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EdwardL
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal, service and ambiance were all excellent.

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vipAgataP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
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!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The food was awful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always

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vipSusanW
New York Area
28 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.

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EllenK
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Squag
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!

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Elle
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.

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AntoinetteS
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.

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GardenGal
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

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TodS
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.

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vipfhands
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipBini1
New York Area
40 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.

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vipDaniloG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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

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JeanmarieSmithHorwath12
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.

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Manfred
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reunion among work colleagues

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vipCarsonK
New York Area
37 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.

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vipSteveNYC
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.

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vipLeslieL
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.

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vipWilliamS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual the food was terrific and service well paced

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love coming back here - the food is amazing!

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vipAlberto
New York Area
36 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

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vipOpenTable Diner
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

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