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King Umberto Restaurant

4.8
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1052 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
  • 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

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 1052 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.7
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BobbyV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfection as always.

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vipSito
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

King Umbertos never disappoints and now during covid you shouldnt expect anything less than amazing. My wife and I finally got the courage to go out to dinner and King Umbertos had everything set up perfectly. Food was amazing (as it always is). The service was amazing (as it always is). The outside area was so nice! I missed the crew and glad we finally ventured out! Thank you as always!

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WilliamD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can’t beat this restaurant. Food is always exceptional and the service is top notch !!!

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GuyC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We were celebrating my husband’s Birthday. The food was delicious, abundant and extremely fresh .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Good good. Ok service. For $31 I was expecting the cold “salami board” to be a lot lot better, everything else seemed properly priced.

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vipMargaretM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

As always, the food was excellent. They make us feel special as customers. The tent helped us spread out and feel safe.

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vipLisa
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

beautiful tented outdoor dining, friendly efficient staff, Delicious meal, great drinks

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SalP
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The outdoor restaurant was perfect. They did it right and the service and food remained the same...impeccable! An evening out in the perfect outdoor setting.

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DonnaW
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was impeccable, food delicious. Perfect restaurant! Very spacious. Very comfortable dining! Love it

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EATS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

King umbertos is the standard to follow for most restaurants! Service and food is a staples for the community and never fails. Great for casual, fine dining, or any event.

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vipDailyBread
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Go there for the outstanding pizza. The food is average at best. The baked clams were rushed out of the oven and we’re not crisp on top. Very mushy and quite tasteless. The veal Parmesan was middling at best. Interestingly, the chicken Parmesan was good which really makes me scratch my head as to why the veal Parmesan could be so fair. The stuffed artichoke was terrible. The place is overrun with people in this huge tent they constructed and it’s obvious the kitchen can’t keep up with the demand. Go for the pizza and leave everything else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints
Been eating here for 30++ years
The tent is phenomenal

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NinetteM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The set-up for outdoor dining was innovative and very comfortable..
food was fresh..
service very good...
I would definitely recommend it....

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Chaston
Miami
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good food and good service during these trying times makes for great impressions!

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vipRethguar
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always outstanding - they created a beautiful outdoor space. Food and service were fantastic. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, just perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The tent was so spacious & comfortable. Nice & cool on a sunny warm afternoon. Tables were spaced apart & hand sanitizer on each table was a nice touch. We all felt very safe & comfortable as the restaurant is taking all the proper precautions. The food at King Umberto has always been excellent. They never disappoint. We had a mix of chicken, fish, & pasta dishes that were all delicious. The wait staff was very attentive, friendly, & they made some great suggestions for food selections that we were very appreciative of. Desserts were all delicious. We came to the restaurant for an anniversary celebration & the staff all came over to sing & offer their good wishes!! At some restaurants you are made to feel like family....King Umberto is definitely one of them!!

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Marc
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

prices were up 30%but the food was terrible.
will not go back.

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peterc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tried many different dishes, started with pizza, baked clams, calamari, veal parmigiana, Chilean sea bass made Italian style, all were outstanding. Wait staff always makes the meal outstanding. Ended with expresso and sambuca and I will return soon. Consistently good no matter how crowded.

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Pdmd
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time at King Umberto’s. Santos was a great waiter. My daughters birthday lunch was great!

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DonnaW
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely eating outside. Felt very comfortable. Tables away from each other! Good and service excellent

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vipJbrown
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal!

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RayA
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
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 on 4 July 2020
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
New York Area
2 reviews
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
6 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
28 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
17 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!

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 1052 OpenTable diners.

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