Uncle Bacalas Fine Italian Seafood

4.5
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66 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

Uncle Bacala’s specializes in Italian-style seafood and other inventive dishes in its warm and cozy New Hyde Park eatery. For a tantalizing start to your meal, enjoy the mozzarella in carrozza cheese-stuffed fried country bread and the mashed potato and mozzarella croquettes, both served with marinara sauce. Some of Uncle Bacala’s house entrées include the breaded salmone in agrodolce served over eggplant in a honey garlic sauce, the beef filetto di manzo with mushrooms, roasted potatoes and spinach in gorgonzola-cognac sauce and the apricot-glazed grilled pork chop. Pasta dishes are also popular with diners at Uncle Bacala’s, with options including the baked penne gratin with pancetta and cheese in a creamy sauce and the zucchini linguini fra diavolo, all of which can be made gluten free.

Round out your amazing meal with a homemade dessert, such as the fruit and caramel topped Belgian waffle Waffellini.

What 66 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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4.4
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BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food, excellent waiter

OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great as always!

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another fantastic meal at Uncle Bacalas!!! They consistently knock it out of the ballpark. Try the Spaghetti Frutti di Mare. You will not be disappointed!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food, very good service, and friendly staff.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious!!

j
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again a wonderful meal great service

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another amazing dinner with family. Conistently excellent!

K
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was exceptional 😍

F
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a wonderful dining experience. Delicious food and plentiful. Friendly and excellent service. Our friends from Westchester came to dine with us and they were not disappointed.

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The overall service was great. The waiter was on top of everything and kept making sure we had plenty of water and asked us how our meals were.

F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great "local" place. Delicious home-made food. Very cozy, good for conversation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply amazing!!!! From the soup to the dinner !! Great service and overall experience !!

RH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was very good. We went on a Saturday night and had a reservation. We waited about 25 minutes to be seated. While the hostess suggested we have a “seat” in the bar, the bar area was very crowded and there were no seats. On December we were seated at our table, everything was fine, and as I said, the food was very good. I would also point out that there were many very large parties, which is not unusual. However, the tables are very close and this contributes to the noise level. Not the place to go for conversation. The summertime actually is better because of outdoor seating.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

There was a long wait even though we had reservations, but the food and great service made up for it! Would definitely recommend.

GR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my in laws for their anniversary. They loved the food and servcie.
Melly was excellent.
Keep it up.

T
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, large portions, terrific friendly service.

D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was awesome. This is my second visit. I had the stuffed flounder with crabmeat. It was very fishy tasting and the crabmeat was very dark.
On a positive note, the Waffelini dessert and copuccino were fabulous

e
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

In the last month I have eaten here three times. The menu has so much to choose from and is consistantly excellent. The service is spot on with friendly servers and very professional. I couldn't ask for a more comfortable place.

JR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best! Delicious food and great service! We are always treated like family there!

m
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It has been some time since I last dined at Uncle Bacalas. It was just as great as I had remembered it. Bacalas is a very friendly and upbeat place with great staff and food. Be sure to save room for the Waffle dessert because it is spectacular!

SC
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fun and lively restaurant. Food was delicious. Great for groups!

BM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been dinning at Uncle Bacalas since they opened. We've always enjoyed our lunches, Dinners and yearly Christmas business dinners . The service has always been terrific, the food is outstanding. I've highly recommend Uncle Bacalas to all my employees and business partners. They all agree, its a excellent dinning experience and without hesitation recommend it to their friends and co-workers, and you can't forget the after dinner cotton candy treat.

OT
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

never disappoints food is excellent service very good and the owner, Peter, always stops by each table to ensure everything is OK. Great neighborhood place.

RG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a fun time at the bar waiting to be seated. The waiter at the table was very pleasant, food was great but it was extremely noisy.

FD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service.

EB
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I will be coming back -- with friends. Uncle Bacala serves well prepared meals (not some contemporary copy cat of everyone else, taken from a freezer) in the solid tradition of Italian American cuisine. It is obvious that a lot of time and care is put into each meal. Absolutely delicious

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a nice lunch there. Our server was polite, knowledgeable & attentive. The food was great. We had a nice time there & will be back again in the near future.

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy our dining experience at Uncle Bacalas. Food is delicious and wait staff are always friendly and efficient. Highly recommend!

DC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Uncle Bacalas is always a great dining experience !!! The food, drinks and people are great!

s
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there, the outside staff were extremely friendly and professional.

Once inside, I was met with big smiles and made to feel welcome, the place is immaculate and the food is wonderful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

You have to valet park your vehicle

food was good, however both of us got pretty bad stomach aches after and had the same problem again when eating left overs.

I do not think the food matched the price. Avg $17-$20 for a pasta dish and increasing from there.

With so many other great italian options in the area, I probably will not be returning

e
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

This is the best lunch in town. Food is delish and service is excellent.

MB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service as always!

r
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience1

Arrived and was asked to wait a minute while they decided where to seat us. We were 2 and they found a small nook with 2 tops on top of each other. There were plenty of open tables. When the hostess inquired of her manager he said he wanted to leave all those tables open in case people came in later. After we sat for a minute I asked to be moved and was refused. We contemplated leaving but the waitress assured she would take care of us. Drink, appetizer and entree they pushed us out in 45 minutes from the time we actually sat. Potato croquettes were ok. Filet Mignon was a nice steak ruined by a mushroom sauce with too much cream/corn starch. Good was disappointing at best after seeing all of these great reviews. When we left there were still a bunch of open tables where we could have been seated. As we left the hostess offered us discount coupons but we said we wouldn’t be back. Then we get a message that they said we didn’t show for our reservation. Just rude!!! Once I responded with the info from our check it was rectified, but not without additional hassle.

j
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food fantastic

WC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Best calamari in the area. Varied menu besides seafood and pasta.

S
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service. Everyone takes the time to treat you great.

CS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Uncle Bacalas We use to come here all the time! We moved to Florida and made sure now that we came to Ny for a visit that we stopped and had dinner! Never disappoints

LT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Celebrated my husband’s birthday and he loved everything at Uncle Bacalas. Will be back before the end of the year.

DZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great all around. Never disappoints.