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“Hidden gem”

L'incontro Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 80 Restaurants in Lake Wales
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: We opened Friday January 14, 2011. We are a Italian Restaurant serving fine Italian food, our staff is trained to serve ladies and gentleman at L'incontro. Guest love our food and our attentive service and the one thing they always say as they are leaving is "can't wait to come back".
Savannah, Georgia
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183 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Who knew? Starving and trying to find a place to eat in Lake Wales at 3 p.m. in the afternoon we thought for sure we'd go hungry 'til we got to our final destination. Lucky for us we came upon a diner and L'Incontro. We were about to go into the diner when we changed our minds. So glad we did. We were pleasantly surprised by the daily specials of fresh home-made mushroom soup -- delish and fresh home made spinach ravioli in a gorgonzola sauce -- delish! Bread, butter, foccacia. Excellent service. Plenty of freshly grated parmesan. What else could you ask for and all for an excellent price. Would certainly get out of our way to dine at this little gem again. They also have live entertainment Thursday evenings.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Lake Wales lunch service”
Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

It is sometimes difficult to find good food in the smaller, rural towns of Florida. L'incontro, in Lake Wales Florida, proved to be a gem of great value. The quality of the food, and the excellent service was enough to give the restaurant a follow up visit. Both visits, on consecutive days, proved to be extremely satisfactory. Tasteful decor, coupled with superior service, and just plain awesome food has left me with an urge to make a special trip once my work in the area has been completed. As an aside, the restaurant was extremely busy during both visits, and the staff was extremely professional and competent in providing what has proven to be an exceptionally delightful dining experience.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fine Evening”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Took my wife out to this local Italian restaurant for her birthday. Though we did not have a reservation, we had gotten there early so we were seated with no problems. We have eaten here before and enjoyed it so had some idea what to expect. We were not disappointed.
My wife had the mushroom soup to start which she shared. We both found it quite tasty.
For the main meal she had the risotto special and I had red snapper with shrimp and mussels that was on the menu. We found both dishes to be quite good. Portions were the right size.
At the end, the manager brought out a nice desert for my wife with a candle in it and happy birthday written in chocolate on the plate. Very appreciated.
We do not eat out a lot but will come back here more often when we do.

  • Visited July 2012
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Lake Wales, Florida
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274 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Nice!”
Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

Nice place with pretty decent food ,though the servings were small .

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Bartow, FL
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

Went for lunch with a girlfriend to check for a future Confirmation celebration for her son. Alex was the perfect host. We enjoyed the bruschetta, salads, chicken with sausage and my favorite, the mushroom ravioli (5 star!); even the water was pure and clean-tasting. The service was spot-on. The restaurant was clean and well lighted - ambiance was wonderful. Prices were unbelievably low. My friend will definately reserve this place for her son. Can't wait to share this with my husband.

  • Visited April 2012
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