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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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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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 115
    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
Our favorite place in NYC.

Eating at L'Incontro is always an amazing experience. It has become a regular event for us; all friends we brought there shared our enthusiasm.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Paolo B
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Eating at L'Incontro is always an amazing experience. It has become a regular event for us; all friends we brought there shared our enthusiasm.

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

This really brightened my day to read, Paolo! Thanks so much for the awesome review and support. You're always more than welcome to come by whenever, so stop in the next time you're around! Best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

Hartsdale, New York
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332 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This restaurant offers excellent Italian cuisine and expert service. We all had different dishes and each one was great. The waiter, Octavio, was fabulous. He was right there when you needed him and totally unobtrusive. You should ask to be seated in the side room with less noise and bustle if you want conversation. A very nice surprise on all... More 

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

I'm glad you got to sample several different dishes, Shapgo! Thanks for stopping by to dine with us. We'll all be looking forward to your return, so feel free to come back whenever! All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

New york
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

This place is excelente !!! From the service to the food , it is fair to say that this place is completely worth the money ! I have been here several times and it is always perfection !

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

Thanks a ton for the kind words, Vidabr! We're glad you're such a fan of our restaurant and that we're worth every penny to you. No matter how many times you've been here, just know you're always welcome to come back for more. Best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

NYC
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Roco (The chef) opened this restaurant from scratch about 15 years ago, a massive restaurant for Astoria back then. The food is unbelievable! The collection is something else, the patrons by the millions and Roco still have the time to come to your table. Bravo Roco!

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

I'm glad you're a fan! Thank you so much for the great review and support -- it made my day! If you're ever in the neighborhood, feel free to drop on in -- you're always welcome here! Best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

Florida USA
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Wow, not to be missed, if not for the food but the 10 minute 'dissertation' on the specials ( we couldn't believe the waiter had this down pat like an audition)....After a while we couldn't even remember the first 10 specials so we ordered a lot of things by the key words we remembered: Truffles, Chilled Calamari, Lobster, Broc Rabe,... More 

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

Thanks so much for the awesome review! We're glad you are such a fan of the restaurant. Please feel free to come back whenever you like -- we'll always be happy to have you! Eager to hear back, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

queens ny
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Make reservations! In addition to the menu, the waitstaff also performs a 20 minute long monologue of the daily specials. Nodding your head at the waiter as he recites the specials while keeping a straight face is a challenge. After the 10th special, things get awkward :-) . Food and service are fantastic! This place is a gem!

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

Thanks for sitting through the list of specials, Barbara! We know it's a long one, but hey, our waitstaff memorizes those at the beginning of their shift every day so they might as well mention them! In any case, please feel free to return here whenever! We'd love to have you back. Best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

New York City, New York
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

I'm glad the food hit the spot for you, Ira! Thanks so much for the kind words and support. Vinny will definitely enjoy reading this, so rest assured I'm gonna send it his way as well. Feel free to come by whenever. We're always happy to have you! Best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

NYC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

Knowing we're a hidden gem absolutely made my day, so thank you for the awesome review and rating. We'd be nowhere without your AMAZING support. Hope to see you soon! Until next time, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

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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: Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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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