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Trattoria L'incontro

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21-76 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11105 (Ditmars Blvd)
+1 718-721-3532
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Zagat 2013 and Michelin Guide Recommended. Our cuisine is a combination of...
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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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Unique Italian Cuisine

This restaurant serves excellent Italian food. The menu is diverse and you can find unique dishes that I have never seen anywhere else. The waiters must memorize an extensive list of specials every night. I have never been to a restaurant that has so many choices. I have been there numerous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Ira G
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant serves excellent Italian food. The menu is diverse and you can find unique dishes that I have never seen anywhere else. The waiters must memorize an extensive list of specials every night. I have never been to a restaurant that has so many choices. I have been there numerous times, both business and personal. Vinny, the general manager... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Trattoria L'incontro is a hidden gem. I say hidden because it's not in Manhattan. The food is AMAZING, the service is AMAZING, the atmosphere is AMAZING. Order family style and share everything. Order the specials and enjoy one of the best meals you will ever eat. Say hi to Rocco (owner / chef) and Vinny (manager). Best Italian restaurant in... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I make.it my business to try out every italian restaurant in neighborhoods that I frequent. I do the same.thing while im on vacation. I know what good italian food is....and This is GOOD italian food. Every dish I've ever had there was fantastic. I can't think of a better italian place in all of NY (all 5 boroughs ). Great... More 

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

I'm glad we're in your "good" category for Italian, Mr. Balboa! Thank you so much for the kind words. When you're not busy fighting, we'd love for you to come back and enjoy a meal -- our door is always open! Best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

Milan, Italy
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I really enjoyed my dinner at "L' Incontro" restaurant. The staff showed us great hospitality and the food is definetly authentic italian food! Everything taste wonderful!

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

I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner here, Maciz! Thanks so much for the kind words on the staff and food. If you're ever in the neighborhood again, feel free to come by -- once a guest, always a guest! Best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

big apple
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you are dumb enough to believe that anything swimming in butter tastes great, you love pretentious service, and you confuse price with quality, this is the place for you. There are literally a hundred better italian restaurants in NYC, many of which are fun to eat at and cost half the price. But then, the people who wait on... More 

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

Sorry to hear you had such an awful time here! We don't try to mask ourselves in any sort of pretension. We make authentic, high-quality Italian food, and we make a lot of it. The bluetooth ear pieces are necessary for putting in the many orders we get per night. Most people who come through our doors seem to really... More 

Lake Mary, Florida
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90 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

First time here. The heirloom tomato salad with strawberries and basil gelato was incredible. The bakes clams in lemon and butter was superb. The Veal Marsala and Black Sea Bass was excellent. Service impeccable. The waiter knew 30 specials by heart. The waitstaff never missed a beat. The manager is "Vinnie". He gets it. One of the best Italian restaurants... More 

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

I'm thrilled you had a nice first time with us, Ed! Thanks so much for all your kind words on the different items you tried from the menu. Our door's always open, so feel free to come by for a meal whenever you want! Best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

New York, New York, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Never disappointing, always delicious. I am Italian-American, I cook at a very high level, I seldom dine out for Italian. L'Incontro is the exception: the quality here is worth every cent. You must pay attention: the list of daily specials is daunting. I usually ask the waiter to select his top two choices from the long list before making my... More 

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

Thank you so much for the kind words, Maria! It's a joy knowing you're a fan of the menu here, and that our cooking is up to your standards. I really appreciate the thorough review and support, so feel free to come by anytime you're in the mood for a meal of ours! Best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

New York City, New York
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823 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I discovered this marvelous Italian place in Astoria, Queens, somewhere in the late 90's, when it first opened. From there on, I always visit when in the area. It is better than ever: the food is truly Southern Italy, the wine list is excellent (I picked a Vermentino from Sardegnia) and service is arguably among the top 10 in the... More 

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

You've been with us since the 90's? That's awesome to hear, Oliver! Thanks so much for sticking with us over the years. We're always happy to have you, so feel free to come by whenever you're feeling up to it. Best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

Galway, Ireland
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We wanted to finish our U.S. holiday with a great Italian meal in NY - we were not disappointed. Great food with excellent service.

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

I'm so happy that you decided to end your trip with us! It really means a lot that you enjoyed both the food and the service, so I'll be sure to share this with the team. We're always here if you find yourself in the area again in the future! Until next time, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

AMAZING AS ALWAYS!!! We came for dinner w/o reservation cuz we live close by, no problem to get a table, I had my favorite Risotto(porcini) and my husband had a special pasta, for appetizer we had a burrata, no words to describe how wonderful was. Service was impeccable!!

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

Thanks so much, Erica! I'm thrilled to hear everything it the spot from the service to the buratta and risotto. Since you live close by, we'd love to have you come by again in the future! Our door's always open for you. All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

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Additional Information about Trattoria L'incontro

Address: 21-76 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11105
Phone Number: +1 718-721-3532
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Astoria
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21-76 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11105
    (Ditmars Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: +1 718-721-3532

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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