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Umberto's Clam House

Umberto’s Clam House

In 1970, 35-year-old Umberto Ianniello strolled around New York City’s Little Italy and realized there were only a couple of seafood restaurants in the entire neighborhood. Named after the last Prince of Italy, Umberto kept the idea to himself until he spoke to his parents about his idea of opening a restaurant! His parents encouraged Umberto to realize his dream, and in 1972, Umberto Ianniello opened his first restaurant, Umberto’s Clam House on Mulberry Street in New York City.

Italian cuisine at its finest. Hand-picked Italian wines.

With an unpretentious atmosphere, and an enduring concern for freshness, Umberto worked tirelessly to achieve unprecedented quality and uniqueness at his restaurant. This came to fruition in their open kitchen (which became part of Umberto’s alluring ambiance) and helped make Umberto’s Clam House an overnight success!

For over 40 years, Umberto’s Clam House has served Little Italy and has established itself as an eating institution. Umberto’s is a New York City landmark stop for Manhattanites, tourists, and celebrities.


In 2005, Mr. Ianniello passed his legacy to his son Robert Ianiello Jr. who has been working hard to protect the famous eatery. Robert Jr. says, “My father started Umberto’s in the early 70’s and helped revitalize and reinvent Little Italy. Umberto’s Clam House quickly became a haven for people to enjoy great food while absorbing provocative NYC atmosphere. I’m proud to carry on my family’s tradition of flavorful innovative Italian style cooking with a modern flair.”


Today Umberto’s is a destination for locals, tourists, and celebrities alike. Our new menu features our legendary Hot Red Clam Sauce which is simmered to perfection for hours just as it was in 1972. Umberto’s also offers many new exciting dishes such as: Short Rib Ragu Over Penne, Spiedini a la Romano and more.

Actors, sports figures, politicans, musicians and celebrities all flock to Umbertos! From acting legends Robert DeNiro and Michael Douglas to David Chase, creator of the hit TV series The Sopranos to its’ stars, James Gandolfini and Edie Falco, Umbertos is truly a New York City Legend!

Umberto’s is a special treat for all who come. Our signature open kitchen has been remodeled and most recently we’ve added a custom built wood bar. So come in and enjoy NYC ‘s best.

Our unpretentious flair and professional service combined with the freshest, most authentic product possible… all at reasonable prices.

132 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10013

Open Seven Days A Week! Monday – Sunday 11:00am – 1:00am

(212) 431-7545