Uncle Bacalas Fine Italian Seafood

4.6
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101 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 101 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LiisaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant

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vipRoslynite
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food & service is always exceptional & the atmosphere is very pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time at Uncle Bacalas. The wait staff was attentive and the food was delicious.

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lorig
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Love all the menu choices and the kitchen is always willing to tweak things especially if your looking for keto friendly meals. Food is consistently good and if your are looking for a little sugar in your life nothing is better than the cotton candy surprise!!!

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vipSalF
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great neighborhood gem for Italian seafood. the Ciopino is my favorite - an italian seafood stew containing shrimp, mussels, clams and tilapia filet. The bread comes with a tomato based spread. The servers are very friendly.

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kathrynm
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious! Was a little disappointed that we had to ask for the cotton candy at the end and it wasn’t brought right out with the check, but other than that, the food and service couldn’t be better!

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vipGeorgeR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience and food for my family up from Florida.
They loved the food.

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vipMary
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In addition to lunch, I got takeout for the family. They love Uncle Bacala’s linguini with white clam sauce and the calamari fritti.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Poor service. We had an issue with the order and service. Not very apologetic staff.

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none
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

But when I went on president day they decided to charge. Dinner prices for lunch
That is not right or fair
So for second time I have been there it was not stress free

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vipAliciaC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, and were very accommodating with allergies. The staff couldn't have been friendlier.

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vipHappy
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just love this restaurant. Cozy & friendly. Owner constantly has an eye on everything to make sure you’re taken care of and happy makes you feel special. Food is delicious and plentiful.

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vipLarryd
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is always good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Table was close to the front door and near the hostess podium. Every time customers came in and left we all got a cold blast of air. Needed to wear my coat at the table. The service was average. Felt like we were being rushed through our meal. Food was very salty .

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vipKristin
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & great atmosphere! Will go back!

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MichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent

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viplive2eat
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for an early dinner. Service was great as was the food. Everyone was friendly, even the valet.

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vipBSH1229
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great prix-fixe lunch and food is outstanding. Excellent salads. Salmon was fabulous, perfectly grilled, and chicken parmigiana was very well prepared. Desserts were varied and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Good local spot.

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Happy
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the 2nd time I've been to this restaurant in the last 5 weeks. This time I went on a weeknight and ordered from the pre-fix menu. There were many choices - couldn't make up my mind. Finally I decided on zucchini soup, chicken franchaise, and cheesecake for dessert. OMG - the soup was one of the best I've ever had (I've never had zucchini soup before and this was amazing!) and the portions were huge! My husband loved his meal too- I don't remember what type of soup he ordered but he had the sea bass for his meal and cheesecake for dessert. He said everything was delicious! The price was extremely reasonable too. Our experience was amazing - from the valet, to the hostess, to our incredible waiter, to the chef preparing such delicious food! We had a great time and decided this is our new favorite restaurant. We will definitely be back. Highly recommend!

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ly128
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service

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vipDoctorrich
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great veal parmigiana

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vipezas
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Only one slight problem. I received an email about a promotion as well as a post on Facebook. No one
was aware of it so they had to call the marketing manager. It's still posted on Facebook.
The owner was kind enough to honor it but if it isn't legit it should be deleted.

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BobS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We were invited by Uncle Bacalas to participate in a special offer on National Spaghetti Day. The food was great. We both had spaghetti and meatballs and shared the wonderful Apple Salad.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was great, and delicious
But they lost one of two Giftcards ($100 GiftCard )I gave the waiter, I I didn’t even get a discount or consideration for their mistake

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viphmwoman
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our family had our New Year's Day dinner at Uncle Bacala. The food was delicious and the service was remarkable. The drinks made us all happy. Thank you and continued success in 2020.

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vipLesR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have eaten here for many years, with family and friends, and have never been disappointed with the food or service. This is a great restaurant on all levels. Peter makes you feel right at home! And what can be better than to end the evening with cotton candy for the table

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had another great experience at Uncle Bacalas. The food was top notch and the service was excellent as always. Thank you!

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vipPianomom
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the restaurant!

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vipBirthdayGirl
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating my friend’s birthday. Our waitress Erin was terrific; she was sweet, courteous, and very helpful. Peter, as always, was the BEST!

Thank you for the opportunity.

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PeterT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have enjoyed dining at Uncle Bacala's since Peter opened 15 years ago. The food is authentic and always delicious. This time I had the "Sunday Gravy" which is pasta and tomato sauce with meatballs and sausage. It reminds me of Sunday dinner at Grandma's 60 years ago. Although, of course, no one makes a sauce as good as Grandma except my mother! The sauce at Uncle Bacala's was very good. Kathryn had pasta with seafood and was very happy with her selection. We shared a piece of chocolate cake for desert. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food as always. Great service and atmosphere.

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Happy
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and prices very reasonable. Will definitely be back in the near future!

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vipGeorgeR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drink.
Holiday spirit was evident.
Mom felt special celebrating her birthday.

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SusanD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

celebrated a birthday with 5 of my friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. 4 of our 6 had never been before and they loved it!!

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BleuCash
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food, excellent waiter

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great as always!

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vipJimL
New York Area
3 reviews
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!

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vipLesR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious!!

FAQs

Uncle Bacalas Fine Italian Seafood offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 739-0505.

Uncle Bacalas Fine Italian Seafood is rated 4.6 stars by 101 OpenTable diners.

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