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L'incontro Restaurant

35 State Road 60 W, Lake Wales, FL 33853-4117
863-676-7400
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Ranked #2 of 62 restaurants in Lake Wales
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: It opened in November. Grand opening this month. I do not know the owners. My mother took me there for my birthday. The staff was very attentive. Very nice setup with linen tablecloths and glass top tables. They have a good number of tables. They are spaced well and you are not right on top of anyone else. The food was excellent. My mother and I selected spaghetti and meatballs. There was a nice garlic flavor but by no means overpowering. The meatballs were huge and had great taste. The sauce was very good. It was a lunch portion and I still had enough left to take home. My husband had the lasagna. He was quite impressed with the meat sauce. Lunches came with a salad or soup. The manager spoke to every customer and was very genuine and friendly. I will definitely return. This restaurant would be great for any reason including special occasions like anniversary's. I don't know if they do so but it would be a great place to rent out for a party.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: It opened in November. Grand opening this month. I do not know the owners. My mother took me there for my birthday. The staff was very attentive. Very nice setup with linen tablecloths and glass top tables. They have a good number of tables. They are spaced well and you are not right on top of anyone else. The food was excellent. My mother and I selected spaghetti and meatballs. There was a nice garlic flavor but by no means overpowering. The meatballs were huge and had great taste. The sauce was very good. It was a lunch portion and I still had enough left to take home. My husband had the lasagna. He was quite impressed with the meat sauce. Lunches came with a salad or soup. The manager spoke to every customer and was very genuine and friendly. I will definitely return. This restaurant would be great for any reason including special occasions like anniversary's. I don't know if they do so but it would be a great place to rent out for a party.
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Good service and food. Most authentic I've had in a long time. Chicken Marsalis was excellent. Tasty house dressing. Would go back.

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Florida
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193 reviews 193 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

End up here for dinner about once a month. It's consistently very good. Food is always good and the specials, which change frequently, are generally excellent. Service is always prompt and professional. It's a nice restaurant... neat, clean, with a nice and welcoming atmosphere. It's small, so there can be wait for table, conversation can travel, and folks can be... More

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Lake Wales, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Wow - What a great place to have an upscale lunch at a very reasonable price. They offered choice of (3) entrees - Chicken Marsalis - Rigatoni Bolognese - plus another - which comes with choice of homemade soup or great salad - plus choice of homemade cheesecake or flan custard - we tried on of each - Excellent Food... More

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Poinciana, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had the house wine, and liked it so well, we took a bottle home. I had fruti de mar and it was perfectly cooked, tasty, and not too much to eat -- unlike some restaurants. My wife enjoyed her meal. One of our friends had the COD, sea bass, and deemed it excellent. He gave me a small taste,... More

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Florida
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232 reviews 232 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We drove to Fort Myers by way of the country roads. At the recommendation of TripAdvisors, we stopped here for lunch. My husband and I shared two appetizers of Eggplant Rollatini and Mazzarella Caprese, and then a L'lncontro Pannini. The home-made Mazzarella cheese was wonderful. What a fantastic lunch! On our way home, we plan to try out the $10... More

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Lake Wales, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food was standard, but too pricey. The atmosphere was very nice as was the wait staff, but it did not make up for the cost of the food.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

One of the best dining experiences you will find in central Florida. Wonderful food prepared to perfection and served in a nice little gem of a restaurant.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

We went there with a party of 8 last night and had a wonderful experience. My wife had the veal piccata with a side of penne with marinara sauce, the sauce was tasty , capers and and a nice lemony flavor. The veal was tender and of ample size. I ordered the melon with prosciutto, the melon was not as... More

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wallngford
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We found L'incontro my reading the reviews at this website. Thank you! We made reservations even though it was a weeknight, and were glad we did. Everything about this restaurant made a good impression, from the initial greeting of the hostess, to the extraordinary crisp, clean table setting. Even our glasses shined! The food was a treat: I ordered one... More

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Lake Wales, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

For a nice change we ordered a very light lunch of just Ministrone soup & a salad made of spinach and other greens with a very light and tasty Italian dressing. It was the perfect meal for two people on a diet.

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