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L'incontro Restaurant

35 State Road 60 W, Lake Wales, FL 33853-4117
+1 863-676-7400
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Ranked #1 of 67 Restaurants in Lake Wales
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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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
Maryville, Tennessee, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Our group of ladies decided to try L'incontro for lunch. The restaurant opened at 11:00 a.m. We arrived about 11:30. The place was not crowded, but we were asked if we had a reservation which we didn't. The waiter said it would be about a 10 minute wait since most of the tables were reserved. About 10 minutes later a... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were in Lake Wales to visit the Bok Tower and Pinewood Estate. We were set to arrive at about noon and decided to eat lunch first. After entering "food" in Google Maps it led us to the restaurant. When we opened the doors, we were pleased to see cloth napkins. The day we visited, there were 4 specials and... More 

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Uniontown, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It just seems lately I haven't had 100% satisfaction eating out. This place is one of the very best places I've ever eaten. I love fine dining and this is spot on. My new favorite place on vacation.

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Winter Haven, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Between 11 A.M. and 3 P.M., Mon. thru Sat., they offer a choice of several entrees plus a soup or salad and dessert, all for $9.99. And, the portions are dinner sized! Have eaten there several times and have always been pleased. An Italian restaurant that is a great choice rather than the 'chains'! Nicely decorated, attentive staff, very tasty... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

From drinks to appetizers and through our main courses... the food was totally amazing. Highly recommend visiting if your in the area.

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Lake Wales, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wonderful, intimate (ok it is small, you better get there early for dinner! )Italian fare. Have been there about 4 times & loved every visit. The review is not able to accept that. Have also been there for lunch with friends.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a nice little Italian Restaurant and I have been there several times and the food has always been good. Today I was with a group that had made reservations a couple of weeks ago and also called (the day prior) to reconfirm the reservation and the final number of people attending. We arrived on time and were seated... More 

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Lincontro2014, General Manager at L'incontro Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, my name is Alex Barrera I'm the General manager and one of the owners of L'incontro Restaurant. On behalf of my staff and myself I would like to apologize for the bad experience you had at our stablishedment this past week, I'm terribly sorry we have made you feel in such way, I will work extra hard to fix... More 

Lake Wales, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Sunday at noon was a great time to visit as there was plenty of room. In the past we have enjoyed the service and the food. This time the service was great , but the chief's special (risotto with steak tips ) just didn't come off as tasty! This is usually as nice dinning in Lake Wales as you can... More 

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Odenton, MD
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The food this place has is probably the best Italian food I have had in the USA! Their menu is large but, their specials are nothing short of gourmet. Their wine selection was large. I had the crab and shrimp stuffed ravioli and it was wonderful. I will definitely be back the next time I am in Florida no matter... More 

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Byrdstown, Tennessee
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Had dinner there the other night with my brother and his wife and it was a very pleasant surprise. The service was very good, the menu had a lot of nice items, the daily specials sounded interesting and the wine list was not bad. All in all a very good dining experience in Lake Wales right on RT 60.

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Additional Information about L'incontro Restaurant

Address: 35 State Road 60 W, Lake Wales, FL 33853-4117
Phone Number: +1 863-676-7400
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake Wales
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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