Umbertos Clam House - Closed

2356 Arthur Ave.
Bronx, NY 10458
Critics' Pick


  • Sun, Tue-Sat 11:30am-10pm
  • $$; $$$
  • Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
At this Bronx branch of the Little Italy place where Colombo crime family capo Joey Gallo was rubbed out, stick with the seafood done in the style of southernmost Italy-including Apulia, Calabria, and Sicily. You'll never taste a better seafood salad: shrimp, conch, and squid gobbed with megatons of garlic. As with many of the seafood salads and red-sauced entrées at Umbertos Clam House, it arrives inscrutably accompanied by a pair of very hard biscuits, which must be softened in the remaining dressing or sauce. Umberto's famous seafood-dipping sauce comes in mild, medium, and hot varieties; the latter is hot enough to sear flesh.

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