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Trattoria L'incontro

21-76 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11105
+1 718-721-3532
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Ranked #7 of 480 Restaurants in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ditmars Blvd
Description: Zagat 2013 and Michelin Guide Recommended. Our cuisine is a combination of traditional classics and state-of-the-art fare. All of the dishes are prepared with an emphasis on using only the freshest ingredients, keeping the integrity of traditional dishes while incorporating a new style, with the focus on taste.
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English first
East Fishkill, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is an excellent upscale Italian restaurant in every way. The menu selection is really diverse, but no matter how traditional or novel my dish, it's always come out perfectly prepared and attractively plated. Recipes have very effective combinations of ingredients and flavors. I could dream of the sundried tomato paste for the bread! Even Rocco's (the chef/owner) own olive... More

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Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words, Christopher! I'm honored to hear you say we're excellent in every way. Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with others. I hope you get the chance to come back sometime soon! All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More

NY, NY
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133 reviews 133 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This place does require a short subway drive from Manhattan, but definitely worth the trip. Make sure you make a reservation, especially on weekends, when the place is packed. The place has a huge variety of classical Italian dishes, many of them are classified as "specials" so do expect the waiter to tell you a very long list. One unique... More

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Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review! I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know you're a fan of the risotto. That's a personal favorite of mine, so it makes me very proud to see it's appreciated. You're always welcome here, so please feel free to come back anytime -- I would be honored to serve you again in... More

Scotch Plains
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131 reviews 131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you find yourself in Astoria make it a point to visit L'incontro. Not only do they have an impressive number of daily specials {which is a miracle that the waiter can remember!} but their wine list is varied and very well priced. We tried a Sicilian wine that was inexpensive and delicious. The service was excellent and do leave... More

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Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed the Sicilian and desserts we have here. Please feel free to come back whenever you're hungry, as I would be more than happy to serve you again in the future. All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More

Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy
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50 reviews 50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've never been to a such restaurant, I mean, I've been to a really good restaurant, but here I tried something which surprised me. I'm italian and I worked in Italy in a restaurant, therefore I know the real italian food and here despite of the name ("trattoria") the dishes are really tasteful and the cook pays a lot of... More

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Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

Thanks for your flattering review! I'm glad that the dishes we serve lived up to what you may have dealt with in Italy and appreciate that you recognize the care taken in preparing them. I hope that you'll choose to eat with us again when you're craving some real Italian food. Until next time, Chef Rocco Sacramone More

Plainview, New York
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129 reviews 129 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Make a reservation, it is a large and busy restaurant. The staff is pleasant, the service is good. The food is just better than good. We started with fried zucchini flowers stuffed with fontina cheese. It was fried tempura style, and was ok, it was all one texture. We ordered the Grilled Octopus, it was well prepared over a bed... More

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Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

It's great to see that you tried so much when you visited, and I'm happy that you enjoyed most of it. I am, however, sorry you felt much of what you ordered was "nothing special." I want to make sure everything you try here is special, so I will share this review with my team so we can improve for... More

Nassau, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Wow, what an amazing experience! We had a 7:30 reservation and were seated right away. Party of 4. Waiter came right away to first ask if we wanted water and what type. After a few minutes, came back for drink orders (they only serve wine or beer, no liquor). He recommended a bottle that everyone enjoyed, went through the first... More

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Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

I'm very pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your experience here, from the service down to the food. I'm especially glad I was able to change your opinion (at least a little bit, anyway) on fish. If you liked the appetizer, I guarantee there's a world of flavor awaiting you in other seafood dishes. Hopefully you can come back to try a... More

NYC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant and boy were we blown away.We got a tasting of the menu and every single dish surpass the other.The fig salad,fresh mozarella,cantaloupe and shrimp,such unique combinations of flavor.We also met Rocco himself and he is a very humble man.I was impressed by the waiters knowledge of the entire menu as well.For... More

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Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

That's extremely nice of you to say, Yashira. It's always a wonderful thing to get such amazing feedback like you've given us here, so I really appreciate your effort in reaching out to the team. I'm glad we could blow you away with our menu, although I hope it wasn't too far away; we want to see you again soon!... More

New York, New York, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Service: Impeccable The Food: Consistently excellent The Portion Size: Plenty The Ambiance: Attractive, easy going, spacious The Price: Very Reasonable I consider the lasagna to be the test dish for any Italian restaurant. This place makes a great lasagna! We were a party of 6, and all of our food was excellent.

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Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

Wow -- thank you so much, Clifford! Your review simply makes my day, and I cannot wait to share it with our team. It's customers like yourself who make us love what we do. See you next time! All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More

Long Island
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71 reviews 71 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Loved this restaurant for the outstanding service but more importantly for the food that was sensational. We ordered some of the specials that the waiter recites so I suggest you pay attention - the salads were beautifullyand tastefully prepared. (kale with pear/ mixed greens with cherry tomatoes and figs/ cold calamari with canneloni beans)- the baked clams and oysters were... More

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Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

Thanks for truly making my day! I couldn't be happier to see your review and to hear how much you enjoyed our food. Being described as the best food around is extremely gratifying -- I can't wait to share it with our team. We look forward to next time! All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More

Forest Hills, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The staff is friendly and attentive from the valets to the owners. We have eaten here several times and always had a wonderful experience. Classic southern Italian appetizers and entrees. Interesting specials on occasion.

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Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

Thank you, kindly, for your nice review! It's encouraging to hear that you've enjoyed our place on multiple occasions, and we look forward to welcoming you back down the line. Sincerely, Chef Rocco Sacramone More

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