King Umberto Restaurant

4.8
1284 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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

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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 1284 people are saying
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4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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roberts
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good from start to finish

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great spot to eat, service could be better but food is delicious! Parking sucks, they need a lot.

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vipnoprato
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is fantastic !!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Seated right away. Thankfully inside although was for outside it got quite cold. Attentive servers immediately. Everything on point and delicious as always. Soft shell crabs were amazing!

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vipMariaG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Joseph the waiter is beyond amazing!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual!!!

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vipSito
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time. Amazing food. Amazing people! Missed coming to King!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is amazing!!! From the pasta entrees down to the rice balls!! Delicious, Authentic Italian Cuisine! Family friendly! We love it here!

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JudithS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service. There is no rushing to get you out and servers are really friendly and attentive.

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Matt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waiter food and service couldn't have asked for a better meal

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vipJbrown
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again an amazing meal!

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LorettaM
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at this restaurant is phenomenal

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Virginia
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We sat in the patio room which was the only available reservation on open table even though the restaurant was half empty?
The noise level was ridiculous, the salad dressing had chopped onion which some of us could not eat. The dish I ordered was just so so. Oh and a glass of Sangria was $13. & tasted like grape juice

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vipDinnerWithStu
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal and good service.

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vipMaryF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience when dining at Kings!
Food is great, Service with a smile is always on the menu. I haven’t been able to try their homemade donuts yet. They are always out. But I hear they are the bomb!!! Their metro pie is a must try John never disappoints. Don’t forget to add their Mike’s hot honey, it brings it to the next level. Can’t wait to go next week again. Make reservations they fill up quick especially if you want to sit in their new out door dining patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. It is always a wonderful dining experience at King Umbertos.

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vipStephanie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Love this place!
Our waiter Joseph is excellent!

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DonnaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best meal ALWAYS!

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MichaelS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to revisit this restaurant. Staff,food and new outside dining is totally awesome!

JM
JohnM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and ambience were excellent. Would definitely recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with family

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. From the friendly and attentive service, to the delicious food and drinks. We were talking about when we should come back during our meal!

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vipMichael
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This place has been around forever. The big outdoor space is perfect for Covid times. Tables spread wide apart very tall ceilings. Outdoor patio is OK as well, no view or anything. Just good, solid Italian food.

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KerryS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fabulous outdoor dining, but it got noisy. Food is always solidly good. Atmosphere almost makes you forget the pandemic. Great space, lots of air. Delighted to be back.

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vipMichaelZ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just terrific as always! The food and the service are second to none. Ciro/Rosario and the team are so focused on their customers and making sure the experience is amazing and it shows. This is a place for anyone to experience and enjoy. kudos KU!

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MatteaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is the first time in 20 years that we were disappointed with the food! The Cappelina’s were excellent but the main course of Veal Francese and shrimp manachino were both tough!
Also, another bathroom is a must!

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vipLinette
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service! Outdoor dining room was beautifully decorated.

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BiancaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Will dine in again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for an early Mother’s Day celebration and were impressed by the beautiful decor in the outdoor dining hall. Perfect for a special event. The staff was attentive and personable. The menu was impressive and everything from appetizers to main courses was delicious. They even offered to tailor a dish to suit our 14 year old daughter who is quite picky. She really annoyed her meal and dubbed this “ her favorite restaurant”. They also feature some beautiful dining rooms and party rooms indoors. Great place- we are sure to return!

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vipRobinD
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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Jane
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food, enjoyed every dish we ordered! Portions were large, we took home and had dinner the next day.

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vipjane
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always delicious and waiter service Adam fantastic

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Locallady
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant atmosphere with attentive staff. Portions were generous. The fried capellini was super delicious.

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Iwillbeback
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From appetizer to dessert, King Umberto never disappoints us. We've celebrated more occasions than we can remember there. They always make the experience great!

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vipCeeFar74
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's no better spot for food, ambiance, and service anywhere. They treat everyone like family. Love KU!

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vipAK4SANS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappointed! Sat in the new patio area, very bright and airy, just a little loud.
Food always fresh and delicious. Service on point. Took a couple that had never been and they loved it!
Great wine selection and of course my all time fav Fried Capellini❤️

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vipjohnnyp5
Atlantic City
74 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

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vipDebra
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thrilled to be back! Love LOVE their outdoor patio.
Fantastic idea. Beautiful as well. Service still great even in a very large format.
Food delicious as usual
Made me happy. Umbertos has been a part of our lives for many years.
Line that due to something horrific ( the pandemic) something fantastic happened.
A fresh Umbertos.
Thanks

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anthonyc
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's a reason it's called the King!

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 1284 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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