King Umberto Restaurant

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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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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious!!

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w
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I office had a small party of 8 dinner and the food was to die for!! 5 star!!

WZ
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

King Umberto is Best from having a drink at bar to having a great dinner and the service is great can’t wait till I go back

B
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Okay, this will be my last time going to this place and I have been there at least 30 or 40 times in the past 4 yrs. I make reservations for every restaurant I dine at but this time it didn't matter to them. We were told that they would have a table for us in a few minutes, okay we waited. Then this couple walked in 10 minutes after us and were seated right away before us. I noticed that they were greeted by the staff after getting kissed by the workers. I have no patience for this kind of service. The tables are so close to each other that the staff and customers are always bumping into your table. I understand that they need to make as much money as possible but at who's expense? My husband ordered Pasta Fagoli which was watery no thickness to it at all. I ordered Tortellini which consisted of 8 pieces and plenty of broth. I ordered pasta with meat sauce and I got pasta without meat sauce. I ordered Eggplant parm to go for a neighbor of mine and when she opened it we noticed that it wasn't cooked at all. I asked for sauce on the side so that it didn't get soggy. We ordered Ice Tea and we received two glasses of colored water no hint of Tea at all. Umberto's of New Hyde Park has its own issues but not as bad as King Umberto's in Elmont.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was fabulous from the Chardonnay to the mussels and shrimp parm to the tartuffo. Thanks king umbertos for another great meal. You never disappoint.

A
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Perfect for simple dining & fine dining

EW
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Had the clam sauce in white wine. the clams was very rubbery and difficult to digest. will not recommend the clams.

BO
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to King Umberto for my dad's birthday. The staff was attentive and polite. The food was great and we had a great time!

j
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took our parents with us. It was a delightful dinner. Great waiter.
Only thing I had put it was mine and my husbands anniversary and I noted it on opentable I thought restaurant would have acknowledged it. Quite disappointed.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Italian restaurant on Long Island. Consistently excellent

LW
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

King Umberto‘s is the perfect place whether you’re going for a beautiful dinner with friends and family or a quick slice of pizza and a cup of soup you are treated like royalty. Either way you cannot go wrong, it’s the perfect place, it’s the only place ...try it!

j
Atlantic City
69 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The place was not crowded since it was rather late on a weeknight. The food was very good, except I was unable to finish mine due to a huge amount of salt. If made it impossible to truly enjoy. I had been so excited to finally eat there! We’ll try another time though. :)

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

First visit, impressed by the food and service. We lingered long and we’re never hurried. All of us enjoyed our entrees and the house Cabernet which was full bodied. Only pain is the parking lot is a block away we especially appreciated the low noise level and nice ambiance. I only give 5 starts to super outstanding never to be replicated restaurants, so it’s not at that level, but certainly an excellent choice for local Italian. Just the right amount of garlic, oil and nice sauces. Memorable for the food and appreciated not being rushed.

S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best dinner. The best service. The best restaurant. Love king umbertos !!!

JF
Miami
118 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding

S
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always! The service and hospitality is one of a kind. Food is 1st class

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience

ME
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter was so wonderful and so accommodating. The food was excellent. Everyone was happy with the experience and look forward to returning again when we are in that area of Nassau.

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best!!

KL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

If you don’t celebrate your horse’s victory at King Umberto’s, what have you really won?

c
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This restaurant has been around for as long as it has because it gives people what they want. Very good food with very good service. The prices are a little higher than you might find in other Italian restaurants but I am willing to pay them for what you get.

JF
Miami
118 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Favorite spot for meatballs

LK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They went out of the way to accommodate our group of nine. We very much appreciated that.

JR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The team their doesn’t doesn’t disappoint! Santos our waiter was amazing! We had one little hiccup with my meal however, Santos and the restaurant went above and betto make up for it which was very generous at best! Honestly I asked for nothing as it was salvageable and very easily remedied but this is not my first time dining here nor will it be my last and the staff went above and bettors make up for a minor inconvenience!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best Long Island has to offer. Period

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing delicious birthday dinner!! Obviously will be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

If you are looking for solid, go-to for a meal - this is the place. Don’t miss the fried capellini, stuffed veal chop and branzino. Service is attentive and always there to assist. The decor is a little dated but very much worth the trip. Prices are in proportion and the amount of food is more than most people can eat in one sitting!

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious, clean, food came fast. Good service , good management

MF
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is by far the best Italian restaurant on L.I. (and it's very close to Queens). Also a must for horse racing fans. Only thing is if you're making a reservation on-line be specific about which room and/or call to confirm it.

F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

King Umbertos offers stellar renditions of the Italian-American staples you might expect. The wine list is truly special, featuring thoughtful selections at all price points. The decor is somewhat old fashioned, but charming in its way, and the staff was extremely welcoming and helpful in navigating the menu.

M
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

If Nonna is no longer cooking, you can use KU as Nonna’s house and feel right at home!

A
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every time I come home to Elmont King Umbertos is always my favorite restaurant to go to, food is absolutely delicious & reasonable!

j
Atlantic City
70 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fantastic! The best on Long Island!!!!

GM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best food best service so inexpensive diamond in the rough

DP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We always enjoy ourselves here. The food is outstanding, the wine list is really good and the service is excellent.

DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Guaranteed awesome meal everytime! We have been coming to this establishment for years. The food is top notch and service is always attentive even on a crowded Saturday evening. Nothing compares to this truly authentic Italian restaurant.

VS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Although we had a reservation, we had to wait about 35 minutes. The hostess was very attentive and purchased us each a drink while we waited. The food is always excellent, and the crab cakes, pork chops and halibut special were no exception. Our waiter did leave a bit to be desired, as he was not very attentive. The place was quite busy that night with multiple parties.

j
Atlantic City
70 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful time and meal at King Umberto’s! The best restaurant on Long Island no doubt about that! Service is just as good as the food and the food is the best Italian meal on the island!

SF
Miami
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Parking was easy in lot across the street. Comfortable temperature in room on hot evening. Not cheap but reasonable.

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