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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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1:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    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
Fantastic food matched by gracious service

Based on reviews, we came from Upper East side to this tribute to great Italian. Vinny the Manager agreed to feed us and served us amazing food that he felt epitomized the best of the kitchen: cherry tomato with mozzarella and watermelon insalata, an amazing ragu with bucatini, terrific braised... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Nelson P
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Libertyville
via mobile
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Libertyville
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Based on reviews, we came from Upper East side to this tribute to great Italian. Vinny the Manager agreed to feed us and served us amazing food that he felt epitomized the best of the kitchen: cherry tomato with mozzarella and watermelon insalata, an amazing ragu with bucatini, terrific braised short rib with polenta (just to mention 3 of 7... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Our hotel recommended Trattoria L'incontro for our business party of 10. The entire party agreed this was the best dining experience any of us ever had.

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

That's quite the compliment, Franklin! Thanks so much for stopping by with your group -- I'm glad everyone had a nice time! Feel free to stop in again if you're ever in Astoria -- you're always welcome here! Take care, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Wanted to introduce my special lady to an old friend. Picked this place specifically because I had eaten here before. I enjoy hearing the waiters sound off the list of specials. I can barely keep up but I can always zone in on something. Tonight was a spicy buffalo sausage. The meal wine and company made for a perfect evening.... More 

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

Thanks for choosing to bring Donna here for dinner, Jim! We hope you, your friend and she really enjoyed your meals! We're looking forward to your next visit, so don't be a stranger! All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It does not get any better. We travel to Italy at least one time a year and the moment we walk into Trattoria L'incontro we feel as though we are back. The food, service, and overall experience is fantastic !

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

This put a huge smile on my face, Chris! I'm glad we help give you a taste of Italy when you visit. You're always welcome to stop by for a meal, so don't be shy to drop in if you're ever in town! All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

Lowber, PA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great food, everyone had a awesome meal. The wait staff and manger was very helpful and quite professional. The food was outstanding.

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

I'm glad you had such a nice time with us, Diesel! We'd love to have you by for another meal sometime, so if you're ever in the neighborhood just remember that our door is always open! All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went here first when one of us lived in Queens. After moving to Manhattan, it's been maybe 8 years since we were there. Do not hesitate to go. Door to door -- 1/2 hour from Trattoria L'Incontro to the upper west side of Manhattan - take the Q train from Times Square to an authentic Italian meal in Queens.... More 

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

8 years is definitely a long time in between visits, but it's also a very long time to be a fan of our restaurant. That said, thank you for sticking with us all these years! It's awesome to hear from our longtime fans, so thank you for sending this our way. Feel free to come back whenever! -Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

Astoria, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What's there to say? Great, NOT good but GREAT food!!! Awesome wait staff as well. As the great Terminator once said, "I'll be back"! Most definitely.

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

Great food? We'll take it, Fred. If you come back, please don't come back as the terminator. We like to keep things pretty mild and casual around here, so it may be in your best interest to come dressed in something nice. All kidding aside, I really appreciate your review. You're welcome any time, no matter what. Hope to see... More 

Astoria, New York
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went for a birthday dinner with my family. Everything was perfectly prepared and delicious. I had the Osso Bucco with gnocchi and it was fabulous. Perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned and delicious. Great wine list, great service and nice atmosphere. Was a bit pricey, but not surprising. I would recommend this place for a fancy Italian meal in Astoria.

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

Thanks so much for celebrating with us, Socahcram! Nothing makes us happier than when we get to take part in small things like that, so we really appreciate you coming by. On that note, I'm extremely glad you had a great meal. You're always welcome to come by no matter if there's a celebration or not, so we hope to... More 

Astoria, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

As a local, I tend stay away. I've thrown both a large holiday party and eaten as a group of both 2 & 4. Although the food is good, it is super busy, not "authentic" and the service can be good or it can be horrible. It all depends on the day. Worth the try if not too a long... More 

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

We're sorry you feel the dishes aren't as authentic as we claim, Kim! Honestly, my cooking is an extension of some of my favorites from Italy, so I like to think it's about as authentic as you can get without actually being in Italy. That said, I understand that it's not for everyone. We'll take this review to heart and... More 

NY
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We heard the buzz about this place and decided that we had to try it. The buzz was spot on. From the very professional service to the excellent taste and inventiveness of the dishes, this place ranks up there at the high echelon of fine restaurants. Kale salad, spicy sausage and broccoli rabe, pasta with lobster tidbits...one dish stronger than... More 

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

Spot on? I couldn't be happier to hear that! Thanks so much for coming by and spending some time with us, and thank you for this wonderful review. I look forward to seeing you this week! All the 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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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