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King Umberto Restaurant

4.8
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1025 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1025 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RayA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The outside dining is so cute. Spacious and pretty. It started raining while we were there but we could barely notice. Safe clean and still the same king umberto Italian food my family loves.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

King Umberto’s is a great place for Italian food. The food is excellent cooked to perfection. I very much enjoyed the veal Marsala, soft you didn’t need a knife to cut. My husband enjoyed his veal parmigiana and my son enjoyed the penne ala vodka which I tasted and it was delicious. The service was excellent and the tent set up was perfect.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really a great experience. Joe our server helped make the night great too (as usual!) The food was fantastic, too.

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peterc
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After the pandemic this was an experience that could not be beat. While the restaurant complied with every governmental regulation in place, this did not diminish an extremely worthwhile endeavor. Starting with their garlic and regular bread, which were used to enjoy the incredible calamari. This appetizer was reinforced by mussels in white sauce, baked clams which are a meal in and of themselves, and no visit to King Umbertos would be complete without their capellini balls. The dinner of veal cutlet parmigiana and penne completes a extraordinary meal. We enjoyed expresso and Sambuca and left but will return next week. They made the NassauCounty reopening a special event. Get there soon as reservations will be pouring in.

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WilliamD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of the finest restaurants on Long Island. The food is phenomenal and the service is excellent. Very professional staff. Great job creating a unique outdoor dining experience.

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KimberlyH
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor dining was appealing spacious and comfortable All covid compliances taken seriuosly - paper throw away menu-masks and gloves with sanitizer on every table Service was attentive , portions large and delicious Highly recommend

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DavidV
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the staff was very professional! Will definitely be going back.

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Mags
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian Restaurant in the area. Staff is truly professional and friendly. Food is above all

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vipJbrown
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best at King Umberto! Whether you are inside or outside such a great dinner!!!!

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EATS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A staple in the community know for always superb service and food. It all stems from the owner Rosario, who leads by example always ensuring everyone is happy at his establishment. A+++ rating. Always authentic and always delicious:

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SusanP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the outdoor seating! Everything was excellent as always. So good to see Rosario and all the King Umberto’s family! Will be back again soon!

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vipArleenM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Due to the corona virus we ate outside under the tent which was nice. We waited a long time for our food/drinks. My husband ordered a Diet Coke
and was charged for the additional 2 he ordered. My friend ordered a club soda and was charged for the second club soda. Restaurants don’t usually charge for soda refills. Very disappointed. Won’t go back!!!!

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Captjj50
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

King Umbertos never disappoints! To adapt to the rigorous standards put forth by COVID-19 they erected a tent on property they had purchased for expansion awhile ago. With tables with linens set for social distancing and their excellent food and take your time attitude it made for an excellent dining experience

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RobertM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

So happy they have reopened a dining “Area” (Patio). Missed the wonderful service. The food is beyond excellent!

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LaurieRelmont
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the pasta with salmon sauce, my son had chicken parmigiana, both were very tasty. Service was excellent. Place was set up lovely.

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vipMWR70
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food! So happy they opened the outdoor space and we were able to go out for dinner. Service was a attentive and food was great (large portions and plenty to bring home!) Look forward to going back soon!

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Tony
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were very surprised about how everything was great. We did not expect it to be that good. The tent was like you were at a wedding and tables were far apart. We were four people and each one of use ordered a different dish and they all were great. The pasta with short ribs, chicken marsala, pasts with meatballs and filet of fish. Each one of there I would recommend.

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RobertS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Excellent as always! Very nice outdoor patio setup.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service.

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LisaV
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! Amazing food, Friendly staff , great service! Can not say enough great things about this place. Now they have a huge outdoor tent for social distancing. Felt very comfortable dining here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor dining was awesome. Good was great as always. Glad to be back.

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vipNanchand
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a joyous experience. Food delicious help worked their tails off. Customers friendly as we were socially distanced but very happy to be there! Great job under tough circumstances.

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vipDolodee
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first venture to the world of “Outdoor Dining” due to the Corona Virus. I must say it was a very enjoyable experience as Rosario & his staff did a wonderful job of setting up a very pleasant & safe atmosphere all wore masks & gloves. Needless to say the food was excellent as always. Thank you for making us feel safe & comfortable. Glad to be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and service was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

We’ve been here before and we come for the food, however the service was very off this particular night. We waited for a reservation for 45m and our waiter was doing a million and one things. From start to finish we were at the restaurant for 2.5 hours! That’s quite a lot of waiting. The food was absolutely delicious, wish the service could match it

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vipPothediner
New York Area
218 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ate here for the first time. We had heard many good things about King Umberto"s. All we heard was true. Food and service was outstanding. Can't wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Not the best. We were seated rt away. Waited a very long time for our Oder to be taken. Waiter was very inattentive. Was not a very good experience.

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msmustangsallie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had date night and as usual, the food was delicious, the waiter was extremely attentive and it was an overall wonderful experience. The only thing is that the dining room is very dark and lots of people had to use their phones to see the menu. Other than that, all good.

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vipAnthonyO
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great. This place is special and I’ll always come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect food and service as usual

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vip1Lorelei
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have not been here in a long time. It was outstanding. From the warm greeting to an excellent waiter to very delicious food!
We will come back soon....with friends too!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I recommend this restaurant for anyone who have good taste.

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vipFoodie2
Miami
65 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a delicious dinner as always
Waiters were very attentive
Everyone sang to us for our anniversary
Wonderful evening

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vippadrone
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great meal at King Umberto's

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
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.

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Jtr74
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly atmosphere

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jmh2000
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
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..

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NikkiM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

DB
DanielB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

FAQs

King Umberto Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 352-3232.

King Umberto Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1025 OpenTable diners.

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