Uncle Bacalas Fine Italian Seafood

4.7
116 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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vipYummy
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Food cannot be beat

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I had requested outdoor seating. When I arrived they did not tell me we would have to be seated indoors.
The food was not really worth the money. $29. For a less than mediocre salad😢

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HERSELF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband out to eat. He is very special to me and I thought a little surprise would be fun. It was a big hit

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JosephineR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, beautiful outdoor space for a nice day/night.

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

It was amazing!

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sissy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food are always excellent that's why we keep coming back

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lbro
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Outside dining was spacious! Our waiter, Jared was terrific! Will be back soon.

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vipRoslynite
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is superb & consistently good. Try the Lasagna. It is the closest to homemade you’ll find & it is delicious. The service is really good,efficient & pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great! Good strong drinks too 🙂

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vipGenuineFriend
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Room way too crowded for covid 19 era

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CherylP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the patrons were seated a comfortable distance from each other. Our server was polite and attentive to our needs.

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vipHoward
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife bad I had the most enjoyable and safe dinner the other night in one of uncle Bacalas heated igloos . To say that just the food was wonderful would be an understatement as you would expect nothing less. The wait staff were so amazing , masked and accommodating as was Eva the long standing manager who couldn’t do enough to make us feel at home . Definitely a keeper for a wonderful and most enjoyable dinner with family .

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LilianaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Excellent food! We will return!

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Academy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barbara is a terrific waitress! Everything was great.

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LiisaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant

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vipRoslynite
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 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 February 29, 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
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 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 February 23, 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 February 21, 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 February 21, 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 February 17, 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 February 17, 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 February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipYummy
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 13, 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
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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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Kristin
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great atmosphere! Will go back!

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MichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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viplive2eat
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 31, 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 January 22, 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 January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good local spot.

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Happy
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 15, 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
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

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vipDoctorrich
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great veal parmigiana

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vipezas
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 11, 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 January 4, 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
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

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
40 reviews
Dined on January 1, 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.

FAQs

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

Uncle Bacalas Fine Italian Seafood is rated 4.7 stars by 116 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.