Umberto's Italian Restaurant - Italian Type Restaurant in Little River with 54 reviews

Umberto's Italian Restaurant

Italian Restaurant in Little River

 
Umberto's Italian Restaurant
Rated: 3.6 out of 5 with 54 Reviews

Located in Coquina Harbor in Little River, this classy local's favorite restaurant features fresh seafood and a full service bar. Restaurant highlights are hand-cut chops and steaks, a piano bar, with indoor and outdoor dining available overlooking the marina. Open for lunch and dinner.


Umberto's Italian Restaurant
Hwy 17 Coquina Harbor
Little River
843-249-5552
Hours: N/A
There are currently 54 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.

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Umberto's Italian Restaurant
Posted: Sep 18th, 2011 at 6:20 pm
From: Phila., PA.
By: rene dep


Avg. Rating:5
For the past twelve years, my family ,along with my brothers family and my brothers friends families have been traveling to Cherry Grove 'Umberto's" is always a must! With a crowd like ours we always get a little taste of everything, and everything is exquisite:) Excellent service! One year we were there and the owners daughter told her dad "These people came in at 7:PM, and they're still here." He told her "They know how to eat." He came and sat with us for a good while, he's from Pittsburgh and we are from Philly. "All I want for Christmas is the recipe for their Pasta Fagioli! I made a large pot tonight, it was very good, but it wasn't UMBERTO'S:(
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Umberto's Italian Restaurant
Posted: Sep 07th, 2011 at 9:49 pm
From: Denver, NC
By: jz


Avg. Rating:4.3
A trip to Myrtle Beach is never complete until we go to Umbertos. It is usually on our last nights stay that we go there and pack up the plentiful portions to bring home in our cooler. My husband and I are teary eyed as we share how the meals remind us of our Italian grandmothers cooking. The greens and beans are out of this world and Umbertos shares the recipe. I made them just this week and doubled the recipe because we love it so much. A gentleman from upstate New York recommended Umbertos to us. Mangia!!!!!!! It's our favorite family and romantic place for dinner in Myrtle Beach.
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Umberto's Italian Restaurant
Posted: Dec 02nd, 2010 at 5:44 pm
From: Roanoke, VA
By: jmp


Avg. Rating:5
NOTE TO EVERYONE READING THIS SITE: There are TWO DIFFERENT restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area called "Umberto's". They are quite different. The two restaurants are less than 10 miles away from each other and are both on Hwy 17! Make sure that you are going to the right restaurant! One is Umberto's at Coquina Harbour, which is at 720 Highway 17, #A5, in Little River. The other is Umberto's At Barefoot Landing, which is at 4886 Highway 17 in North Myrtle Beach. I suspect many of the reviews on this site are for the wrong restaurant!
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Umberto's Italian Restaurant
Posted: Nov 13th, 2010 at 1:32 pm
From: N. Myrtle Beach, SC
By: jr


Avg. Rating:5
Almost didn't go to the restaurant based on the reviews I had read here. So glad we did not let the opinions of those posted deter us. I had the ribeye scampi special and my husband had the pork chops and they were both out of this world great! The pasta marinara that was served prior to our entrees is embedded in my memory. I could have licked the bowl clean! The atmosphere was great and everyone working there made us feel relaxed, attended to, and comfortable. My husband and I have dined all over town and out-of-town and will definitely put this restuarant on our list to return to. The restaurant was clean, table linens were clean and I have no idea what these other posts are referring to.
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Umberto's Italian Restaurant
Posted: Sep 23rd, 2010 at 8:08 am
From: Stockbridge, GA
By: rlf


Avg. Rating:1.7
My husband and I arrived about 6pm on a weds, The bar was full (which you walk thru to get to host) and we were seated, The problem was, we were seated right next to a large group that had children, etc. There were only 3 other tables of diners. We soon decided that we would request a different table as soon as a server came. Problem is no one EVER came to wait on us. There were two servers working the other tables and even after one of the tables left, they cleaned that table and reset it...walking right by us several times! We sat for about 15 minutes without even being acknowledged then we left, Ironically, the "host" told us to have a nice day as we walked thru the bar on our way out! Whoa, this was a crappy experience....however, we did seek out a new Italian restaurant.....see review under Benny Rappas (yum!)
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Umberto's Italian Restaurant
Posted: Aug 22nd, 2010 at 11:54 pm
From: Little River, S.C.
By: bh


Avg. Rating:1.7
My husband and I live in Little River. We had heard about your restaurant, but had never been there. We came about a month ago, with a friend of ours. He had bragged so much about your restaurant, so we wanted to try it too. We ordered the pork chops and when they were served, they were almost black. They were very dry and just warm, nothing like we were told. Since our friend spoke so highly of you, we didn't say anything, but the more we thought about it, we felt impelled to tell you. There were very few people there, so there was no excuse. They looked like they had been warmed over and brought out. Please get back with me by e-mail. Barbie Harter - Little River Resident
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Umberto's Italian Restaurant
Posted: May 12th, 2010 at 3:21 pm
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: dlk


Avg. Rating:3.8
I have heard so much about this restaurant that I could not wait to dine there. The waiter was pleasant , his service was good. The floor needed to be vacuumed badly, it was a dark colored carpet & everything from the dinners the previous day showed up on it. The napkins wer badly stained & table cloths wrinkled. I have been a server all my life so I was amazed by these things. The owner ( woman) came to our table wearing a shirt as strained as the napkins. The food was passable. I had the chicken marsala which was to sweet and not like any other marsala I have had before. The prices were reasonable but I think they should consider a new cook or differeft italian recipies & please new napkins..
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Umberto's Italian Restaurant
Posted: May 02nd, 2010 at 12:39 pm
From: Rensselaer, NY
By: bg


Avg. Rating:3
I don't know how some reviews are so negative, I have gone here every year on a wed. night for the past 10 years and have never had a bad experience. I found the wait staff very pleasant and helpful and Liz the Piano Player remembers me as Mr. New York every time I visit, and I am looking forward to going again this year on May 12th.
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Umberto's Italian Restaurant
Posted: Apr 18th, 2010 at 9:20 am
From: NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC
By: cv


Avg. Rating:2
this is the worst italian food I ever ate,the bread dip tasted like vinegar out of the bottle,soup was cold,asked for angel hair was offered fetticune which was overcooked,the pomodoro sauce was gross,veal looked like a frozen patti,very dry and tough,marsala sauce was cold,I am Italian from the NYC area,it's beyond me how a restaurant here can try and peddle this food as authentic Italian
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Umberto's Italian Restaurant
Posted: Nov 27th, 2009 at 6:14 pm
From: NY, NY
By: lh


Avg. Rating:4.2
Excellent, relaxing Live piano music and singing by Liz. Cuisine was excellent also, Service was good. We will be back, thanks for a lovely evening
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Umberto's Italian Restaurant
Posted: Aug 08th, 2009 at 2:41 pm
From: mount vernon, OHIO
By: ep


Avg. Rating:4
Very good, we didnt have the problems mentioned in other recent reviews and we had a very large party. Everyone seemed pleased, pork chops huge, crab cakes the most real crab ever, strong dishes, but very good.
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Umberto's Italian Restaurant
Posted: Jul 25th, 2009 at 3:23 pm
From: Fayetteville, NC
By: pkc


Avg. Rating:2.7
If you like a large bill for prime rib that looks like pot roast, this is the place to go!
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Umberto's Italian Restaurant
Posted: May 27th, 2009 at 1:00 pm
From: Minneapolis, MN
By: bf


Avg. Rating:2.3
My experience there was terrible. Other than nice atmosphere, someone playing piano, it was a big disappointment. The staff was very rude, no smiles. It has a 4 course dinner, they mentioned the soup course will have ham and when I told them we don't eat ham they didn't offer anything else instead. Told us the pasta course was with marinara sause, I asked if we can have alfredo instead of marinara, they said ok, then later found they charged us $$ extra for this when they never mentioned it will be extra.. The main course was good, but that hardly makes up for the staff rudeness. To add insult to injury, just checking my credit card charges, I found they overcharged me 30% over the bill amount i signed.. apparently retaliating for me leaving no tip, which I did for the reasons explained above.. Unlucky for them I check my credit charges and caught them and have reported to the credit card company.. I still can't believe people operate business this way and expect customers to come back!
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Umberto's Italian Restaurant
Posted: May 22nd, 2009 at 3:25 pm
From: Little River, SC
By: ta


Avg. Rating:1.3
This is the worst restaurant I've ever been to. The place is a dump: dead flies on the window sills, smells dirty and smoky, the furniture is shot, table linens weren't ironed and were fraying. Food was inedible. Frozen crab appetizer smothered in cocktail sauce on iceberg lettuce was $15. My shrimp was still frozen in the middle, and the fettucini alfredo was watery and piled with jarred garlic chunks all over the top. The bread wasn't even good. After my polite complaint about the meal, I received angel hair with spaghetti sauce that was worse than anything that I've had out of a jar. The manager didn't even take off the full meal (a whopping 24 dollars) off the check. Service was nice, but I would never ever go here. A huge waste of money. People who say this is good italian food have obviously not strayed far from South Carolina.
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Umberto's Italian Restaurant
Posted: Apr 14th, 2009 at 4:15 pm
From: Ann Arbor, MI
By: iu


Avg. Rating:4
We were a party of 11 including two children. Great service, very nice waiter. Great bean salad and tomato salad. You can have as many refills on these as you can eat. Kitchen staff went out of their way to prepare gluten free food for our daughter who has celiac disease.My steak was great. We go to this restaurant every year when we visit Myrtle Beach.
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