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Trattoria L'incontro

21-76 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11105
+1 718-721-3532
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Ranked #11 of 482 restaurants in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy
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42 reviews 42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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Plainview, New York
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128 reviews 128 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Punta Gord Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We always made Trattoria L'incontro our special treat.With out naming names i had a family member that has passed that loved going there and with her on our minds we went on Sunday before memorial day ( Rocco always treated her special ). It was a slow night mabe because we were early (6PM). Vincent is always cheerful, Carlos was... More

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

I'm sorry that we didn't have the same wow that we normally do, Tom. However, I can assure you that all is well here at Trattoria L'incontro. We are constantly working to provide you with the same consistent quality as always, and that will never change. I'm also sorry that I wasn't able to stop by. I make it my... More

Wall Township, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I have eaten here several times and since this is apparently "the place" to go in Astoria it's where we take clients, but honestly I have had a lot better. They offer stuff zucchini flowers on the specials and I have had them at other places and they have been excellent so I know what to expect, when I got... More

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

I'm sorry to hear that you haven't been overly impressed. We strive to impress each and every one of our customers every time you dine with us, so this is disappointing to me. However, it sounds like you caught us on an off-night, because we rarely get this type of feedback. However, I will take your feedback to heart and... More

Worcester, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been here several times and it never disappoints. I have never had a bad dish here. The wine list is superb. Valet parking is complimentary, although there is always plenty of street parking. There are many specials and they recite them to you, but I would prefer if they were also written down, as you cannot remember them,... More

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

Wow -- thanks for your flattering review, Nikki! Your compliments and kind words just made my day, and I can't wait to share them with our team. We're excited to have you as part of the family here -- see you next time! All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More

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