King Umberto Restaurant

4.8
1361 reviews
$31 to $50
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:30PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:30PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:30PM
Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:30PM

What 1361 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service by John and absolutely. delicious food!

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luvarat
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service!
Food arrived piping hot.
Very comfortable atmosphere.

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Mike661
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is excellent servers are very attentive. Prices are good.

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TheresaN
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Love this place! Food is fabulous..........beautiful outdoor area!!

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MariaB
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was superb, service was professional and ambiance was friendly. Restaurant is large, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Diners' temperatures are taken before seating and tables are adequately separated. There is construction going on indoors (not during the evening) and outdoors (adding an adjacent parking lot). The restaurant's extensive menu ranges from pizza to the finest Italian dishes. The place is large enough to accommodate private parties. I will most definitely return to King Umberto Restaurant to experience other dishes from their creative chefs.

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MarshaE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant, King Umberto. Authentic Italian food that was absolutely delicious. And the prices are reasonable. They have an outside patio that is spacious and will be comfortable year round except for very cold days. I certainly plan to return.

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MattD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easily the best pizza imaginable! My buddy met me for dinner last night after work and we had the fried capellini and patio pizzas outside on the patio. Everything was absolutely delicious and the patio is beautiful. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipEileenM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect night. Great food. Great service.

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LindaS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, beautiful outdoor setting, impeccable service. Always a great place to dine.

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RA2017
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always a fabulous time at King Umberto! The food was amazing and the service outstanding. We love coming back to this gem on Long Island.

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vipAshee
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been coming here for years & love it! They have remodeled & created a modern outdoor area that will make it even more amazing! Great job!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

John our waiter was great!

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vipJbrown
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner as usual! Service always on point!

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PatrickA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and the food quality was top notch.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was very good. However, I booked the reservation online for outdoor seating, but once I arrived, I was told that their patio structure was considered outdoor, which obviously, it is not.

They do have a true outdoor area, which I thought that i was reserving for.
Therefore, the online reservation option for outdoor is misleading.

In my opinion, the online reservation system should offer 3 options: indoor, patio and outdoor.

The patio area is huge and also very noisy.

Since the patio area is technically indoor, I would suggest just eating inside the restaurant itself, if you're looking for a more intimate experience.

Lastly, service is generally good, but our entree was served while we were still eating our salad. It came out way too fast.

We would normally order a dessert after dinner, but with the food coming out so fast, we deciding to pass on dessert.

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vipandy
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Still good but the outdoor dining lacks any ambiance and the wait for food is definitely longer

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vipMariaR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fabulous and our Server was very accommodating. The cocktails were perfectly made by Joseph!! I would come back to dinner here again and again.

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danielE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great place my family loved it....................

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ElizabethB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always enjoy my time at King Umberto .. the food is delicious and a fav of mine is fried capellini .
The service is excellent and very attentive .. Ashley was our waitress and she was excellent .
You are always greeted warmly upon arrival!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

We have always enjoyed KU, without question, but this time was an exception, I hope. We waited 45 minutes for a drink order and then another 20 for an appetizer order. It took almost 2 hours to get our entree. The waiter was very nice and told us they were short staffed but everyone else around us who came after us, received their meals before us. And we were a smaller group! Also, my husband’s stuffed veal chop was stuffed with nothing and was cold by the time he got it. He had been looking so forward to that as no one else makes that stuffed veal chop like KU does! The waiters were hustling and everyone was very courteous, but maybe you should’ve expanded your kitchen when you expanded your dining room.

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KimW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was my first time there. Pleasantly surprised at how much my family enjoyed everything!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service and stunning decor.

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vipCarol
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate in the outdoor dinning space and really enjoyed our meal there. The food and service is outstanding. One of my favorite restaurants.

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Carob
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Loud little kids running around blee the relaxing big garden feeling. I had my quiet 13 year old with me and we were shocked.

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vipEileen
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service

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vipMatildeT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food!

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vipKingr8
New England
32 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food! Always great service! Always great to come to King Umberto's!

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vipWilliamD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was phenomenal. Lasagna egg rolls appetizer was delicious and very creative. Our entrees were excellent.

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TheresaN
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Love the outdoor space and the food is fabulous!! Definitely recommend!!

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great. The wait staff was amazing and efficient!!! The food is fantastic. Can not wait to go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Have been here many times. Service this time was poor. Waited over an hour and a half for our dinner. Waiter was courteous and apologetic. This is al management issue. Kitchen couldn’t handle to reservations. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We love king umbertos

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vipLola
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve celebrated every birthday and milestone here since they opened in 1976. Perfect for a Tuesday night dinner or a bigger celebration. Food is consistent and serf is impeccable. There is no other like it

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vipRosemary
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food as always! The outside dining is just beautiful! You felt as if you were on vacation!

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vipayar
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was delicious but service poor. It’s not like they were understaffed . Had to keep asking for water and food took forever. My husband ordered a beer an it came after appetizer and he was never asked if he wanted another. We didn’t even wait for dessert because we knew it wouldn’t come for another half hour. We would come back but never on a Saturday night. We will give the restaurant one more chance.

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JosephineV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiters are the best! Food is delicious!

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susanf
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just fabulous !!! We all loved it completely
Will certainly go again and again

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DeeMarie
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, an excellent dining experience! Thank you for always providing excellent service and the most delicious food.

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vipMelaniem
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Wonderful outdoor patio. Food and service was excellent! They could use more bathrooms for that size restaurant.

FAQs

King Umberto Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 352-3232.

King Umberto Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1361 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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