Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Da Umberto

107 W. 17th St. (Sixth Ave.) Send to Phone
212-989-0303 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
The crossroads of Italy and America meet at this convivial Chelsea outpost.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

* Click here for rating key

Da Umberto Restaurant Review

: This old-world Italian restaurant has been in business for over a decade, but it feels like it's been here at least half a century. Italian is the preferred language at most tables in the bare-bones dining room, and many of the speakers are longtime regulars. Though outsiders may balk at the aura, the gracious host welcomes everyone with open arms. Da Umberto's food is authentic and relatively uncomplicated. All the pastas and feather-light gnocchi with changing sauces are made on the premises, and the veal chop is always expertly prepared with seasonal mushrooms, Marsala and mascarpone that add depth to the dish.
Check out hot NYC restaurants to try right now
Hot NYC Restaurants to Try Right Now

GAYOT's hottest NYC restaurants include an opulent chophouse, French fine-dining restaurant and a healthy paradise for vegetarians.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.