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King Umberto Restaurant

4.8
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1088 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM
Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:30PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM

What 1088 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
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JudyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The outdoor dining experience was wonderful! The food was delicious and the service was great! The outdoor dining is set up to look like a big party or wedding. There just needs to be more lighting in the rear of the tent. It was a little dark there. However, overall, it was a great experience!

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vipNYCGIRL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was spot-on. When making our reservation, we chose outdoor dining and we were pleased with the spacing of the tables, adhering to social distancing guidelines. We will definitely return.

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BrianL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely outdoor tent - excellent food- highly recommend the brûlée figs with hurrays appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been to King Umbertos many times and are never disappointed.. This time we took my brother to celebrate his 60th birthday and they sang him to him when they brought out the dessert.. they always make you feel welcome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

King Umberto's never disappoints. I have been eating here for over 10 years, the food is consistently delicious and the service is always on point. I highly recommend the for any occasion.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wait was about 35 minutes and we had reservation but it was worth it.

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Rachelt
Boise
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. I come here every year for my birthday and I’m always full and happy when I leave.

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Showtime325
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance outside and in. Food and service always exceptional.

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vipNanchand
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Took my friend and 94 year old Mom out for what I hoped would be a great lunch. Food was delicious. The noise from construction was a total horror and ruined our afternoon. I asked for the managers who are always great but they were in hiding. This was not a cheap lunch and the first time I had a bad experience. Don’t serve lunch if you have a problem like this.

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vipJbrown
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So great to be out to dinner at King Umberto! Food was amazing as was the service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food

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vipMatthewM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you want to experience old school New York you go to King Umberto. From the
Fried Capellini to Shrimp Monachina, and lets not forget the Grandma Pizza.
You can't go wrong.

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vipCeeF
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

KU is the absolute best! My family and I love dining here. The food, service, and atmosphere are second to none. Bravo!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flawless experience as always, from start to finish. Thanks to Ciro, Santos and the crew for another great night!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great waiter (joe) very entertaining. Had us laughing the entire evening. Food was great as always.

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EricaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

loved that they had a large outdoor tent. Our food was great and the service was ok.

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EllenS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always excellent food and service. Tehy have opened a very nice outdoor space

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vipJbrown
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an amazing meal at King Umberto!!! Service is always amazing as well as the food.

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MargaretM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

good food as always. Very comfortable atmosphere in the spacious tent. Server and bus staff wonderful and accommodating. A great night to get together with old friends.

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vipSteveC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

King Umberto’s has transitioned from inside to outdoor dinning with out missing a step!
The service , food and atmosphere is outstanding as always !
Great Job !👍

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vipDinnerWithStu
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a good meal. Always excellent service. Never disappointed

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vipHankthefoodie
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We found the veal to be a little tough at this visit to King Umberto’s. We requested outside dining in the tent which was extremely noisy. The service
was not as responsive as usual and a little unorganized. Not one of our favorite meals at the Kings!!

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vipLisa
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service always perfect!

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vipDeeMarie
London
14 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

King Umberto NEVER disappoints and in fact, every dining experience is better than the one before! Service is phenomenal and the food is OUTSTANDING!

The outdoor dining area is second to none! King Umberto never skipped a beat during the pandemic, consistently providing extraordinary service and food to its patrons.

Thank you, King Umberto! Keep up the excellent work!!

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Sandim
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Service was terrible, so slow, asked for drinks 4 times 3 diff people. Setting was relaxing, food on salty side

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DonnaW
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipLouieDel
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the best wine lists on LI. We'll be back to sample some of the other dishes & chinos.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have not been there in 25 years and it was better than I remember. Outside space was perfect.

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LuisV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my girlfriend had an amazing date at King Umberto!! It was amazing the food, the dessert, the service was on point. They make you feel like home. I will definitely come back here again

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Vexation
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place, smart i was able to social distance & have good time . Food amazing i had Action Bronson menu ill be back for pizza. In addition i stopped going to my favorite italian restaurant in nyc because they didnt adapt to outdoor dining & im social distancing. My bonus was the wait staff that knew which wine to pair with dishes & taught my son how to properly enjoy a good bottle of wine. Thank you my first visit but not my last.

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RoccoP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very comfortable outdoor dining, food was excellent

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MargaretF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great meal. Service was a bit slow. I think the waiter had too many tables to cover - he did a great job but couldn't split himself in 2

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Loves2eat
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We went here for the first time on a Friday and we liked it so much that we went back on the following Sunday. We had appetizers, entrees and dessert and all of them were great.
You MUST try the capellini cakes, I don’t usually like them but these are amazing
We chose to eat outdoors under a huge tent so it was quite comfortable. They were definitely Covid compliant so there is no need to worry about that.

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vipAnthonyO
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outside socially distant area is phenomenal! Casual feel, exceptional service, exquisite food.

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WendyZ
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go here on special occasions. Staff always makes us feel like part of the family. Never disappointed in the food and service is always spot on.

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BobbyV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Italian restaurant on Long Island hands down.... Excellent, professional wait staff. Hands-on owners.

Very safe outdoor atmosphere. The tables are widely spaced. Sanitizer on every table. Disposable paper menus.

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vipHenryP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you want a great outdoor eating experience now during these uncertain times combined with excellent service and delicious food. Look no further King Umberto"s is the place to go!

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vipDeeMarie
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A late lunch/early dinner to celebrate my Mom’s 77th birthday. King Umberto’s NEVER disappoints! The service is ALWAYS excellent, and the food is ALWAYS delicious.

Thank you, King Umberto’s for another fabulous dining experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfection as always.

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 1088 OpenTable diners.

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