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Umberto's Clam House

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132 Mulberry St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10013-5551
+1 212-431-7545
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11:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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L'Spa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant so headed straight for it when we arrived in little Italy. On arrival we were greeted with the offer of a table outside and free wine or sangria. We accepted and sat down. The waiter then asked if we'd like wine or sangria, so we ordered. We then ordered food and ate pleasantly in the... More 

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West Jordan, Utah
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just walk down Mulberry street and you can't help coming across an Italian restaurant every 10 or 30 feet with a host outside encouraging you to sit and eat at their restaurant. Whether it's Tommy or Johnny you honestly can't go wrong because just about every place is busy. We elected to eat at Umberto's because of the seafood Italian... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

When it sounds too good to be true- run the other way. We were in NYC to celebrate my sister's birthday and turned it into a girls weekend away. We saw the groupon for dinner for 4 and bought it. The service was HORRIBLE! the waiter was a jerk. Absolutely rude and grumpy. Could barley mumble words out of his... More 

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San Francisco, California
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I haven't been to Umberto's in years and on this cold, rainy night, it seemed like the perfect destination for some good Italian cuisine. My son and I visited for dinner and were welcomed into the restaurant like we were family. We got a great table and service was very attentive. My son can be a picky eater, so they... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I visited Umberto's Clam House last night with my wife and in-laws for dinner before going to a Broadway show. We were all in the City from out of town, and Umberto's came recommended by a friend. We are very glad we came in - we had a wonderful meal with great service and a little "local flavor" entertainment. Reservations:... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I have been here a couple of times and the food is fine, but the clams come on a tray with no ice on it. Is that weird? I eat a lot of clams and oysters and this is the only place I have seen that does not serve raw seafood on a bed of ice. That being said, I... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We were strolling through little Italy when we got pulled in to have a lunch at this little spot. Very quaint and the two guys working there were nice. I had the Ziti and a couple Sangrias. Perfecto!

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Boise, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My husband and I bought a Groupon and went to this restaurant for our first meal in New York. It was the BEST meal we had during the week. This is a little restaurant and is so amazing you won't even believe it. The dining room is small but the servings are big! My husband had clam chowder which was... More 

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Nanaimo
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

I'm from Vancouver island Canada. I've been to New York City 5 times and every single time I make a point of it to Visit Umbertos (tbh I thought it was called something else 7 years ago). I love the host and he sings Frank Sinatra to me every time. Staple for me. The clam linguine is amazing.

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Mannheim, Germany
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Having walked Mulberry Street up and down twice to find the ideal place for dinner we finally came to the conclusion that the menus all looked much the same and we might as well pick Umberto's Clam House (not because of but despite the restaurant barker on the sidewalk). As it was a bit chilly we chose not to sit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 04:00
Monday
11:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 04:00
Thursday
11:00 - 04:00
Friday
11:00 - 04:00
Saturday
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Mulberry St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10013-5551
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 212-431-7545
Description
Come visit Umbertos Clam House, the legend of Mulberry Street in the heart of Little Italy! This historic restaurant has been serving happy locals, tourists and celebrities alike for over 40 years. We specialize in seafood and are the only ones in Little Italy to do so.

Many of our dishes have become famous since our opening in 1972. Our menu features our legendary Hot Red Clam Sauce which is simmered to perfection for hours just as it was the first day we opened. Be sure to enjoy our Baked Clams (best in the world), Linguine with White Clam Sauce, Veal Saltimbocca Alla Romana, Chicken Scarpariello and Calimari. We have also added many new exciting dishes such as Short Rib Ragu over Penne, Spiedini a la Romano and more.

Umbertos is a special treat for all who come. Our signature open kitchen and custom built wood bar are signature attractions. Our unpretentious flair and professional service combined with the freshest, most authentic product possible, all at reasonable prices, keep our customers satisfied and coming back for more.

Umbertos is proud to offer our new late night dining experience and serves an array of comfort foods such as eggs benedict, omelettes made to order, cheeseburgers and fries, BLTs, chicken cutlet sandwiches and more.

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Staying in Little Italy

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Little Italy
While Little Italy is one of the city's smallest neighbourhoods, its streets are packed with visitors from around the globe, especially on summer weekends when the streets are closed to traffic. Stroll up Mulberry Street, the heart of Little Italy, for a dense mix of Italian restaurants with sidewalk tables, cafes, and old-school food shops. Don’t be surprised when the hosts beckon you to pay them a visit. Stop in for a coffee and a cannoli, or grab a streetside table to take in the scenery over a hearty Italian meal.
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