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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 60 restaurants in Lake Wales
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Florida
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227 reviews 227 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Winter Haven, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was pleasantly surprised to find L'incontro in Lake Wales, what a little gem. The service is pleasant and attentive in this quaint little place and the food is hand crafted and very good. They have a special everyday at lunch and the prices are very reasonable. I will keep coming back.

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Brighton, England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Do not be deterred by the plain exterior and the slightly serious greeting. The food is quite simply superb, including the vegetarian dishes. We are visiting from England and have eaten here with a friend from Lake Wales twice in the last week, once for dinner and again for lunch. Everything is freshly cooked, light and beautifully seasoned. Although this... More

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Sebring, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Wife and I went to Bok Tower and afterward searched for local restaurants rated by Tripadvisor, so decided to give this a try. The exterior of the building is reasonably landscaped which is something that most restaurants don't seem to be concerned with. The interior reminds one of a restaurant in Italy with a small bar to one end. Tables... More

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

Just decided to try this restaurant since we had never been there before. Upon entering we knew we were in a first class place. The friendly greeting and the atmosphere made you know it would be a good choice. The service, presentation and the food was best in the area. I would definitely go back again and again. After 6... More

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