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“Enjoyed Incontro but still some issues” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Incontro Ristorante

Incontro Ristorante
455 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526
925-820-2349
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Ranked #15 of 122 Restaurants in Danville
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Diablo Rd.
Berkeley, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Enjoyed Incontro but still some issues”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

we returned to Incontro to enjoy their typical dinner menu. we ordered the Insalata Della Casa and though the candied walnuts, vinaigrette and chunks of cheese were great the leafy parts were not crisp but plenty of edges were limp. Incontro's bread has a soft outer and a dense inside that I find too dense. as with our last visit we had to ask for olive oil and balsamic vinegar. perhaps Incontro takes a cue from some restaurants in Rome where olive oil is not automatically provided (and the EVOO is an extra cost option). The Risotto Special of shrimp and asparagus was liked by the person who ordered it, the Spaghetti Alle Vongole also got a thumbs up. The Penne Alle Pescatora was decent but there was a desire for more shellfish. The Frutti Di Mare Alla Siciliana was excellent except that there were chili flakes in the dish, not mentioned in the menu. the first few bites caught me by surprise but after that the dish was fine. it had the right consistency and there was plenty of seafood in it. As with our last visit we had to ask for Parmesan. the wait staff remains attentive and Antonio who runs Incontro is pleasant and makes sure he is in contact with all the tables. I have no reservations in returning to Incontro but I would like to see the wobbles corrected.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Dined at Incontro, with friends on Friday evening. Lovely ambience, with friendly servers.
Good Italian food, from a varied menu, at reasonable prices. A nice gesture from the restaurant, who couldn't supply a second bottle of our wine - they gave us a couple of glasses from the bottle used to sell wine by the glass, at no cost . No pressure to leave our table after dinner ended.
The only down side was the time gap between courses, was a touch on the lengthy side. Definately worth a re-visit.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, California
1 review
“Fantastico!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I have been to this ristorante twice with my wife in the past six months and have been extremely satisfied on both occasions. The food was amazing and extremely authentic tasting - bringing me back to the recent trips I have taken to Italy with my family. Our severs were Antonio and Robert. Both of whom could not have done anything more to enhance our night out. To top it off, and much to our surprise, we were even personally greeted by the owner while we were there, thanking us for dining there that evening. This little Italian ristorante in Danville will remain at the top of our list for places to eat in the East Bay Area. It has all the qualities you will be looking for in a high end italian restaurant. Great food, great atmosphere, great service, and a nice personal touch to make you feel right at home!
Fantastico!!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“excellent service, location, food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Excellent main courses, bar service, complementary bread and appetizers. For main courses, we had the Frutti di Mare al Cartoccio, Mostaccioli alla Bischero and Spaghetti alle Vongole), along with an appetizer (Quattro Crostini) and the house salad (Insalata della Casa). We sat outside on the upper veranda and enjoyed the flavorful food and pleasant scenery. I enjoyed the Frutti di Mare which was done correctly, seafood tender and cooked just right.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Danville, California
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My daughter and I unknowingly stopped by after their serving hours for a lunch and were graciously seated and served. The staff was very accommodating. Our different appetizers of which we had several were each delicious. We will definitely go back.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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