Incanto restaurant & lounge bar

Incanto restaurant & lounge bar

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
features
Does this restaurant serve Bar / Pub food?
About
In one of the most suggestive spot of Antigua Incanto take life on a stunning waterfront location. It offer a lounge bar with signature cocktails crafted by work-experience bartenders and a restaurant with 55 seats with a unique view. The atmosphere is cozy and familiar but elegant at the same time. The products are authentic Italians to let you experience an unforgettable experience.
CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles307 reviews
Excellent
245
Very good
27
Average
16
Poor
13
Terrible
6
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Roger B
New York City22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
The staff, the food, the ambiance is imported off the boat from Italy. You're transplanted to Italy the second the first bite of food hits your taste buds. The staff is all from Italy, the food is imported as well, and their service feels like you walked into a home deep in Italy. I can't wait to come back.
Written January 4, 2020
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siccio
If there’s something we care about as Italian is hospitality and the fact you’ve felt being home it’s the most important thing for us (also that you’ve enjoyed our food of course 😄) !). Roger was so nice to meet you, I’ll definitely see you in NY soon !!! Send a huge hug also to you Mum as you are a special duet. Big hug from mum and son too 😉 ! Andrea.
Written January 7, 2020
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rwm531gbr
Colchester92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
This Italian restaurant opened this season in a great spot opposite Nelson's Dockyard. They are very welcoming, the food is great and there is a lovely breeze blowing through the restaurant and a view of boats coming and going through Freeman's Bay. We've been twice and both times the pasta has been excellent and the fish beautifully cooked.
Written February 12, 2020
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Dream797137
Tetbury52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Even on a wet rainy night, this place served up heart warming Italian dishes with style. It may seem a little off the beaten track but that is half the charm. Get the boat there from Nelson’s Dockyard and enjoy yourselves with great pasta.
Written February 18, 2020
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Glamourjet
83 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
This restaurant needs to make up its mind as to what it is aiming to be. Casual beach bar or upmarket waterside restaurant. The location is superb, overlooking Nelson’s Dockyard and is a romantic setting with all the twinkly lights. The tables are well spaced and the seating comfortable. However, that is where the positive aspects stop. The service in Incanto is slow, inefficient and too casual for the vibe they seem to be trying to create. We arrived to be greeted by a young man dressed in shorts and tee-shirt. He got up from a couch to ask my name and then rather than ushering us to our table he simply pointed and said “it’s over there”. The waitress serving us was scatty, repeatedly forgetting what the ‘specials’ were and finding it difficult to describe them. The wait between courses was too long. The food was decidedly average for the high prices charged. The calamari was good but the main dish lobster linguini and the pacchetti with scallops lacked flavour. We had very little attention between courses from the ‘seating host’ (one of the owners, I believe) who seemed more interested in smooching with his female companion, rather than keeping an eye on the guests! We only saw the other owner (his mother?) when it was time to collect the $300 for a very average dinner for 4! English Harbour has a huge choice of restaurants and I would put this one at the bottom of the list when making your choice. This might explain why it was the only restaurant that was not fully-booked on a Saturday night. You need to sharpen up your act, train your staff properly and supervise them more actively.
Written January 26, 2020
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siccio
I’ll copy and paste my answer to you and your friend/companion/girlfriend/whatever as you had the same idea of writing two review about the same useless stuff : Dear Mr and Mrs I find it kinda sad that you can’t really enjoy the company between you and your friends (4 people, 2 couple) but need “attentions” from the owners. You could just stop by commenting food and service and I’d have appreciated you feedback but no, it seems the main problem here and whole review is based on my short and t-shirt look and the fact I was chatting with a friend of mine that came from the other side of the world to visit me. Now, not sure if you are used to see owner in smoking suit every time or if having waitress and staff attention isn’t enough for you but this is a clear personality problem of you. Commenting our daily hard work based on your thought regarding my dress code and what I’m doing is so inappropriate especially after I welcomed you with a huge smile, brought you the menu personally and asked different time if everything was good during the night. Glad that at least you’ve enjoyed the location and the ambience I’ll send you my best regards. Andrea.
Written January 27, 2020
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Travel Foodie
Ireland37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
I was excited when I read the good reviews of this restaurant because I absolutely love my food, so we both got dressed up and ordered a taxi to take us to this restaurant. The menu was quite simple so I thought it must be simple ingredients served up well...Unfortunately it didn’t live up to what I was expecting.. The setting is beautiful admittedly, however 2 out of three of my courses were a let down. And my partner was also disappointed. If you love calamari don’t order it here. I was hoping for crunchy golden tentacles of squid. I got pale generic rings that looked like they came out of a freezer. My husband’s lasagne was ‘only ok’, according to him. To me it looked dry and certainly not bubbling hot like it should be. The gnocchi was nice. It was when the manager/owner brought out the chocolate ‘soufflé’ that I felt annoyed. She couldn’t look at us as she placed it on the table.. maybe she thought we wouldn’t know what a soufflé was supposed to look like. In a small ramekin was a shrunken flat chocolate splodge sitting in the bottom of the dish. She knows she should not have served any customer that dish yet with no integrity she placed it on our table was quickly marched away. It’s is not our style to cause a scene, so we simply paid for our meal and left. We’re not interested in a mgt reply stating we should of said something.. the Manager simply should not have served up the dish.
Written February 5, 2020
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siccio
Hi Niam, even if you are not interested in hearing that yes, you should have said something. If you didn’t like calamari (most sold dish 3 years in a row loved by everybody) is something but telling other people not to order it based on your tentacles expectations well, that’s way too much. Not sure what was the problem with the soufflé, you ran on conclusion by yourself. “She couldn’t look at us because...” “maybe she thought we wouldn’t know what a soufflé is...”. Let me tell you we know what a soufflé is, we never serve unpresentable dishes as we give a lot of importance to presentation and if somebody quickly march away is maybe cause we are busy running to serve all of our customers. No need to comment the other stuff but yes, next time if you want a suggestion talk with the owners before TripAdvisor, you won’t necessary “cause a scene” if you start complaining in a polite way, you will discover that human conversation can give you much better results than a pc keyboard. Andrea.
Written February 9, 2020
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Andalapanda
London77 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
I had slightly mixed feelings about Incanto. The location is great and it was lovely sitting on the sofas and sipping our drinks while looking across the water to the superyachts moored in English Harbour. We received a very friendly greeting and even though our reservation had gone astray this was no problem at all. Service was chilled and laid back – we weren’t rushed in any way and enjoyed our cocktails looking out over the water. Once we were seated and had ordered, however, we had a long and hungry wait for our starters even though the restaurant was only half full. Perhaps the kitchen was a little understaffed? Our waitress was charming but rather inexperienced – she didn’t seem familiar with all the dishes on the menu and at one point tried to give us someone else’s order! It was definitely a quiet night and the atmosphere was sedate – I’d describe it as a ‘good place to take the parents’ feel. When it came to the food, my salad starter was unmemorable. However, my main course – lobster linguine – was absolutely so fresh and simple and delicious – definitely one of my favourite dishes of the holiday. If I was to go back, I’d choose to go at lunchtime to enjoy the fabulous views.
Written January 31, 2020
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siccio
Despite the 3 stars I’m happy sometimes to read proper reviews based on valuation of the right aspects. I’m sorry regarding the waitress menu knowledge, she started few days before and we will definitely improve that but I’m so glad that you loved our lobster linguine :) ! I hope to see you again soon and I’ll make sure we will conquer your 5 stars feedback. Thanks for spending time to write us a feedback. Andrea.
Written February 9, 2020
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Gill A
Twickenham183 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
I would love to write a 5 star review about this restaurant but sadly I can’t ..... Location is lovely, right on the waters edge with large spacious round tables. It would have been nice to be shown to the table and not had it just pointed out to us, the waitress was sweet but she just didn’t seem to understand the menu. Food was only ok, no real flavour just ok ! Lastly I really don’t want to watch the owner canoodling with his girlfriend on the bar sofa, his time would be better utilised by keeping his waitresses informed of what’s going on !!!! All this for quite a pricey menu ( I know Antigua is expensive ) . One last complaint PLASTIC STRAWS!! ........the cheaper bars and restaurants are all using paper straws why not Incanto? You let yourselves down badly !
Written January 26, 2020
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siccio
I’ll copy and paste my answer to you and your friend/companion/girlfriend/whatever as you had the same idea of writing two review about the same useless stuff : Dear Mr and Mrs I find it kinda sad that you can’t really enjoy the company between you and your friends (4 people, 2 couple) but need “attentions” from the owners. You could just stop by commenting food and service and I’d have appreciated you feedback but no, it seems the main problem here and whole review is based on my short and t-shirt look and the fact I was chatting with a friend of mine that came from the other side of the world to visit me. Now, not sure if you are used to see owner in smoking suit every time or if having waitress and staff attention isn’t enough for you but this is a clear personality problem of you. Commenting our daily hard work based on your thought regarding my dress code and what I’m doing is so inappropriate especially after I welcomed you with a huge smile, brought you the menu personally and asked different time if everything was good during the night. Glad that at least you’ve enjoyed the location and the ambience I’ll send you my best regards. Andrea.
Written January 27, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TheSeaman
Palma de Mallorca4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 business
I've been at Incanto for dinner with the crew, owner and guests of the boat I'm captain on. We have been picked up at Nelson's dockyard from the owner Andrea who welcomed us very nicely and brought us to the restaurant by boat. The view is standing in front of the super yachts and the tables are well ventilated due to his openspace configuration. We have been served delicious Italian food and followed by the staff the all time throughout the night. Well appreciated the selection of Italian wine. Also the daily spacial meals were very tasty thanks to fresh ingredients. If you don't like to fail, this will be the right choice for you and your guests!
Written February 1, 2020
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siccio
Hi Sbriff !!! Thank you so much for your amazing words, we are so glad you had a nice experience at incanto and can’t wait to see you again soon !!! Andrea.
Written February 9, 2020
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Alexa Nic
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
Not only is the food amazing at this restaurant but the owners Andrea and Rossella are amazing! My friends and I ate at Incanto our first night in Antigua and enjoyed some great wine and even better food. The ambiance, music, and exceptional customer service brought us back a few nights later to celebrate a 30th birthday. Andrea made this celebration a truly memorable one and took the time to make us a delicious cake for his birthday. He even gave us some great recommendations on some beaches to visit during our stay in Antigua. If you want to enjoy some delicious food on the water and meet some great people this is the place to visit!
Written January 2, 2020
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siccio
Thank youuu !!! Your words are just amazing for us, so happy to hear that. Can’t wait to have you with us again, it was so nice to meet you ! Andrea.
Written January 7, 2020
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Angus M
United Kingdom23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
Nice setting and the owners are very nice but at these prices the food and service should be so much better particularly at these prices and fairly limited menu. My wife had gluten free spaghetti which was under cooked and very salty. A bit more attention to detail and this place could work.
Written January 21, 2020
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siccio
Hi, thank you for your feedback. We think that our prices are absolutely in line with the Antiguan market especially if we consider the location, the authentic imported Italian products we serve and the fact we include tax and service in it (25%). I definitely do apologies for the pasta, if only you’d have tell us while your wife was eating it we’ve certainly cooked something else to make her happy. Hoping to see you again and next time I’ll make sure everything will be perfect during your experience :) ! Regards. Andrea.
Written January 23, 2020
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CBS
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
Staying at an all-inclusive, it is common to grow tired of the food, especially when the food is less than par. Due to this, my family and I chose to venture out of the resort for dinner and we found Incanto Restaurant. Me having celiac disease, I always am weary about trying new places and the gluten free options that restaurants have. Arriving at Incanto, I was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness and approachability of every person that worked there. We explained my gluten allergy and we were walked through the menu regarding what could be tailored to be gluten free. I ended up ordering something similar to shrimp scampi with gluten free noodles and it was INCREDIBLE, one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had. Additionally, the staff make the time to spend with their diners. They don't rush out of conversations and they answer any questions that we you may have. They even helped find my family a taxi after our taxi driver didn't return to pick us up. My family and I talked about this restaurant throughout the duration of our trip. I would STRONGLY recommend this restaurant to anyone!
Written January 10, 2021
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Siccio
What a pleasure to read your words !!! We are so glad that you enjoyed our specialities and if we can help you to find your perfect dish or also a taxi we definitely do it with pleasure. It was so nice to have you with us and I do hope to see you again soon. Sending a big hug from me and all Incanto staff. Andrea.
Written January 10, 2021
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Tuffino
London296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
Consistently great food at Incanto. As far as I am concerned this is the only place on the island to eat authentic Italian cuisine of high quality and the beauty is that it is both affordable and good. The staff are always helpful and friendly, the setting, overlooking Nelson’s dockyard is always a delight and if you are staying in or around English Harbour, the restaurant has a boat to pick you up and drop you off. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Written March 9, 2022
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Michael F
Coventry153 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
The staff and owners were very friendly and the location by the water is a pleasant opportunity for a cooldown while you eat and drink. The food was freshly prepared and they have their own veg garden at the rear of the restaurant. We had a starter and a seafood pasta main course that were average. The decor needs a complete refresh to optimise its location, but given the impact of Covid to the island business it's probably low on the priority.
Written February 9, 2022
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Siccio
Hi Michael, thanks for your time to give us a feedback. Glad you enjoyed our company and our location, if you’ll have suggestions on the decor feel free to contact us ! Hope to see you again. Andrea.
Written March 4, 2022
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Amanda Amell
Tupper Lake51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
We went to Incanto to celebrate my boyfriend birthday. What a beautiful and enjoyable experience. Our sailing charter was unexpectedly canceled so the owner brought us to English Harbor so we could walk around and take in the sites before diner. He picked us back up at the time of our reservation. We sat right by the water and took in the amazing views while we dined. We had a delicious bottle of red wine, the calamari and lobster linguini. It was all amazing. They all brought out desert with a candle and sang happy Birthday. They even gave us a bottle of wine to take home. Thank you so much for making it a special day!!
Written February 28, 2020
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VacationFoodie
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We dined here twice during our stay and the first time was great. The second time, we felt a bit rushed and the food was warm but not hot. The lobster spaghetti and Tagliata were our favorite dishes. Leave room for the tiramisu!
Written January 3, 2020
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siccio
Hello ! Thank you for your time sending us a feedback, we will definitely work as much as possible to make sure our quality will be top and constant every time. Glad that you enjoyed our food and location, I’ll make sure that your 3rd visit will be memorable ;) ! Andrea.
Written January 7, 2020
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