Angoletto in Italian means little corner. That’s exactly what Angoletto Pizzeria & Restaurant is, the little corner spot for delicious Italian cuisine. Originally conceived as the child restaurant of Original Umberto’s of New Hyde Park, Angoletto has grown stronger over the years.
Umberto Corteo learned the definition of hard work very early in life. Born in a rustic village on the outskirts of war torn Naples, Umberto worked the fields of his father’s farm to help feed his family of 13. The seventh son of eleven children he quickly learned to make the best of what little he had and gained an abundant appreciation for the simple gifts nature provided.
Like many European people of his generation Umberto learned of the
promise of America and yearned for a better life, so while still a teenager
he and four of his brothers and sisters made the long journey to the United
States and settled in Brooklyn, saving up every dollar to start a business of
In 1970, youngest brother Carlo Corteo came to America to work with his brothers Umberto and Joe.
While Carlo learned English and attended New Hyde Park Memorial High School, he worked at the restaurant after school and on weekends. After graduating high school in 1973, Carlo’s brother Joe moved on carrying with him the quality and authenticity of Original Umberto’s to Florida, and Carlo assumed his position at Umberto’s. The family’s good fortune continued to spread and with time Angoletto’s Restaurant, Roma Pizzeria, Gino’s Pizzeria, Carlino’s Pizzeria, and Umberto’s Restaurant and Pizzeria of Wantagh were opened. In Carlo’s newest restaurant and pizzeria in Wantagh, its serene Tuscan atmosphere along with the finest of foods takes you back to Old World Italy.
Years later, Umbertos is a landmark. The first cozy pizzeria has grown into a majestic Tuscan architectural two-story restaurant with a full service cafe, four star dining room, and world-class banquet facilities and Original Umberto’s is known nationwide by tens of thousands of guests who visit each year.
Through dedication and hard work, Umberto and Carlo have made Umberto’s what it is today, and hope to carry on the family tradition for many generations to come.