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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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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful Dinner

This place is and has been one of the most popular restaurants in Queens for some time.It is listed as an Italian restaurant but you can get some great food without the Italian influence.There are a large number of specials every night so you can find something you're in the mood for.They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Jim and Sue B
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Astoria, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Astoria, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is and has been one of the most popular restaurants in Queens for some time.It is listed as an Italian restaurant but you can get some great food without the Italian influence.There are a large number of specials every night so you can find something you're in the mood for.They can also can make something you request that... More 

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

Thank you so much for the great review, Jim. I'm glad to have a fan in you! You've always got a spot at one of our tables, so feel free to come by whenever you're in the mood! All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

Astoria, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The best italian restaurant in Astoria...fresh, innovative delicious food. Staff attentive but not intrusive...amazing menu!

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

Thanks so much, Cora! I'm glad you enjoy our restaurant. Come back soon! Take care, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

Maryland
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We found this restaurant looking at Zagat (26 food) while visiting from MD. The online menu $25-50. Wait too order until you hear specials, which were extensive (on a Thursday night). We split a mushroom risotto (main dish) which was outstanding. My main was rack of lamb - excellent and large portion; my wife had a special "double Dover sole"... More 

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

A great find? That's so sweet of you to say! Thanks so much for the great review and kind words -- it made my day to read! Since it seems like you're a fan, you're welcome to return here whenever you feel. Hope to see you soon! All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

Queens, NY
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the hostess, we knew it would be special. The staff was extremely professional and polite and catered to all our requests. We had a reservation and were seated immediately upon arrival. We were given an extensive wine menu to review and we ordered bottle of Pinot noir which was excellent. Our... More 

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

I'm so glad you had such a special time with us, Frank! Beyond that, it's an honor to hear we made you the best Branzino you've ever had. Thanks so much! Feel free to come back whenever you're hungry -- you're always welcome here! All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
274 reviews 274 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Began with a salad that had olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and mixed greens. It was very good. While waiting for the entrees to be served, I watched the flat breads being made in the brick oven. The Zuppa de Pesce and The chicken parmigiana were nice sized portions. Both the Zuppa de Pesce and chicken parmigiana were excellent. We... More 

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

I'm so glad you had an excellent dining experience! Please feel free to return whenever you're in hungry -- you're always welcome! All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been coming here for over a decade, then it was discovered and no wonder. To start, the food compares to the best Italian anywhere, including Italy. From the moment you step inside, you feel like the staff are glad to see you. Pastas are great, but the off the menu specials are what it is all about. Can't... More 

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

Marvin, it's so wonderful to read you've been a loyal customer for over a decade. Thank you so much for your great recommendation here -- I love knowing the specials are your favorite, and I can't wait to welcome you back again soon! 'Til next time, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

NJ
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My wife and I live in New Jersey and were invited to a birthday celebration at this restaurant. I did not know what to expect. From the beginning the food and service was outstanding. I had one of the best pastas ever. The calamari was excellent. The main course of veal in lemon sauce with capers was wonderful.The presentation was... More 

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

I'm extremely glad you had a nice time with us! It sounds like we really hit the mark with you, and since that's always our goal, this made my day to read! Feel free to come to the city whenever you like -- our door's always open for you! All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

Bayside, New York
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I have dined here a number of times over the years including our son's baptism reception, and this place never disappoints. You cannot beat the service and it never comes across as too stuffy. People are here to eat well and have a nice time.

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

Thank you for sticking with us so long! We really appreciate your patronage, so feel free to come by whenever you're in the mood. All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Pure Ambrosia( food of the Gods). Great food,great service from start to finish. Great atmosphere and we didn't have to ask for anything the waiters were attentive of our table and the maitre d stopped by numerous times to thank us for coming and for asking if everything was ok. Osso Bucco was excellent.

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

Ambrosia? That's up there with one of the best compliments we've ever been given, Aspasia, so thank you for taking the time to share this with us! Please feel free to come back sometime if you're ever in the neighborhood. All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

New York City, New York
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a family favorite. I think the food is better than most NYC restaurants. The staff is friendly and helpful and the food is incredible. Go with the specials as they tend to be memorable. Great wine list too!

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

I'm so glad your family are fans of our establishment! This review made my day, and you've got no idea how happy I am you feel we're better than most NYC restaurants. Please feel free to come back whenever! 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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?