King Umberto Restaurant

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881 reviews
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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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Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 9:00PM

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have an excellent experience here. My boyfriend has never been and Italian food is his favorite so I told him he had to try it. It exceeded his expectations, as I knew it would. Our server, Joseph, was an absolute doll. He was funny and seemed happy to be there. We started with the baked clams which were excellent. I ordered my usual, Chicken Seafood Cognac which was out of this world (and Joseph’s favorite dish), and my bf ordered something off the menu as Joseph invited him to do - Spaghetti with Meatballs (my bfs favorite all-time dish when going Italian). He demolished his plate. I tried the meatballs and I flipped over them as they remind me of my own homemade meatballs that my grandmother taught me to make. After we were done eating, Jospeh handed us dessert menus and told us not to order yet and to relax. Without us even looking at the menu he asked us if we liked peanut butter. We both started laughing and at the same time said YES. Joseph brought us over the most insanely delicious peanut butter pie ever. We devoured that as well. My bf hasn’t stopped talking about the meal and thanked me for introducing him. I’m extremely happy to say that we will be going there more often! Excellent food, excellent service and perfect atmosphere for that old school Italian feel.

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AC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were 6 after a day at Belmont last Sat evening. We were seated immediately for our 5:45 res in a roomy round banquette. Our drink orders promptly served with warm rolls & garlic bread. A complimentary salad was served before our entries. We all enjoyed our dinner. Wonderful service & a surprise ice cream dessert. The perfect end to a fun day!

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Fabulous service. Love king umbertos. Our go-to restaurant.

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a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food. The best wine list in the area by far.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another birthday celebration & the staff made us all feel special! Great food, great ambiance & great service!

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L
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Amazing food was fantastic service

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M
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just like going to grandmas house, warm comfortable inviting and simply good food. What more could you ask for, the only thing missing is Nona

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RS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a wonderful dining experience at KU!!
Our family favorite restaurant!

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TB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I have been going to KU since the late 70's early 80's and ordered shrimp monachina everytime. This past time the shrimp was over breaded and the dish was not nearly as good. My brother, who has also been going to KU for many years said the same. We both will now hesitate to go back.

I hope this recipe change is not a permanent one.

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RS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a treat to dine at KU. We love this restaurant—food is fabulous and the staff attentive!

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N
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant consistently good food

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NH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Parking tough and wait for service low but overall food and value high

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H
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

King Umberto was outstanding as always with our favorite waiter, Joseph! It is always a wonderful restaurant to celebrate a birthday as they make you feel very special and serve a wonderful meal!

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f
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional service and food quality always great

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LK
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming here. Food is fantastic and the service is outstanding!

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j
Atlantic City
66 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration at the best Long Island restaurant!

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CG
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been coming for years. Never disappointed. Always treated like “family”!!!

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L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant! It never disappoints

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Loud restaurant where the service ignores you because you are a party of two compared to the larger groups dining. It also takes a long time to get your food... the service was bad but the food was good.

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DC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was the first time my husband and I went here. My son and his girlfriend have been before. The food was very good, really enjoyed it. Our waiter was amazing. We went for my sons birthday on a Tuesday night, so it wasn’t super busy. Not sure about the weekends. My only con is the tables are really close together, so I did feel some people were on top of us. Too many tables for the space. Otherwise a really good place to eat.

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DH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect except parking
Parking is a nightmare at this place and they do not have a valet

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JA
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Our server started plating appetizers without asking who ordered which appetizer (only 2 people ordered apps). It's not acceptable to take food back after it's on the plate!
3 of 4 entrees were spot on: prepared well and delicious. One entree was very heavy on the salt, not necessary at all

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MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

I didn’t tell the waiter we were there for my husband’s birthday because I wrote it in the reservation with open table. They either didn’t receive it or see it. That was disappointing. If you want something special, u must speak up.

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VG
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always solid, the service exceptional. They always deliver a tremendous experience from tip to tail.

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NY
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent Italian food. Service was excellent even on a very busy Saturday night.

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PR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always good food and great service
always go after the Belmont Stakes
keep up the good work!

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GB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great and even got a chance to watch the Belmont race from our table.

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CM
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service by our waiter, Marlo! Definitely will be back on our next trip to Belmont Park.

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GH
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My father and I were visiting New York for the Belmont Stakes and we had heard about King Umberto. The only negative thing is that there’s no parking. We were parked across the street and in the middle of my meal, I had to go and move my vehicle because I was told that they would be towing vehicles from the lot where I was parked. The food was excellent including the rolls, salad, and the main meal. I had the Lasagna and my father had Angel Hair Pasta in a Salmon Sauce which had Salmon, Shrimp, and Scallops in it. I wish that we lived in the area because we would definitely return to King Umberto.

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb dinner was had by all. And service was spectacular thanks to our waiter Elvin.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and the waiters are always courteous and willing to accommodate you with your eating wishes.

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j
Atlantic City
66 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant on Long Island... period!

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N
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Excellent service. And the bartender pours a good drink!

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JZ
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing !! We have been going to King Umbertos for at least 25 years and the food is always on point the service is excellent can not say enough about it !!

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j
Atlantic City
66 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always... best restaurant on the island!

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RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

King Umberto’s restaurant has been a family favorite for many years. We have never been disappointed with the menu or the service. We are welcomed like family.

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. We love the food the service and the ambiance

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RS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always have a wonderful and delicious evening at King Umberto’s!

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RN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants - never had a bad meal nor did we ever had unhappy time with the wait staff.

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