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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 - 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/Brunch, 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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    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
Bet You'll Go Back For More!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Fred S
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Astoria, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Astoria, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 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 

Astoria, New York
2 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
66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
286 reviews 286 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?