L'incontro Italian Restaurant

L'incontro Italian Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lincontrofl.com/
  • Phone: 8636767400
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jose Uzhca/Frank Rivera
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: L'incontro italian restaurant also does the cooking for you're next affair, special occasion, or business meeting at your location or home. Please ask us about catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: Inquire within.
  • Private Party Contact: alex 8636767400
  • Entertainment: Live music and dancing every second and forth thursday of every month by Joni Canova. The show starts at 6:00pm to 9:00pm, join us for a unforgettable night of fun and happiness.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Twin Lake Blvd.
  • Public Transit: None available.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer our private parking lot rite outside of our restaurant.
A word from L'incontro Italian Restaurant
L’incontro is an Italian word that means, “The Meeting Place.”

Located in Lake Wales, the heart of central Florida, is L’incontro Restaurant, “A Place Where People Gather to Enjoy Classic Italian Food.” Our family’s interest in Italian cuisine began in the 1960s when my uncle immigrated to the United States. He worked hard to bring other family members to the States to live the American dream. Now, our family includes about 160 people, mostly living in New York and Florida. Four of my uncles are now Italian cuisine chefs or own their own restaurants. Through the years they have cooked for many famous people. Oprah Winfrey, the President of France, and other well-known celebrities have enjoyed their old world-style dishes that showcase the variety and distinct characteristics of Italy’s regional cuisines. “The journey from humble beginnings of washing dishes in fine Italian restaurants to owning an Italian restaurant hasn’t been easy…but it’s definitely been worth it.”
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L'incontro Italian Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.9
  • Food4.9
    Service5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (4)special occasion (4)good for groups (3)great for lunch (3)romantic (2)notable wine list (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This has become my favorite place to dine!! I drove over again today from Lakeland to enjoy another meal! The eggplant parmesan is always light and yet full of flavor, the large salad and vegetables are always fresh, light, and yet with full bodied flavor. Every dish I have ordered has been 5+ stars!!! This is a must for everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disaster at L'Incontro
    Greg
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The wonderful owners at L'Incontro had a terrible disaster last week--a drunk driver crashed through the front of their building, seriously damaging their dining room. 2 elderly diners were injured. They are still open for business, with outside patio dining only available. Unfortunately, it was so warm the night that we went, that our guests were not able to eat outside---We will be back---and best wishes to the owners of this wonderful little restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Foodie2
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was amazingly delicious and fresh!! Everyone loved it!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 9 reviews are from the L'incontro Italian Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Noise
    Carduk
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The noise made by a table of 12 right next to us ruined the evening. We had to talk so loud to hear each other, and understand what was said was intolerable. I was disappointed in the food also. I had calamari which was so bland, I added salt, which I never do. I was very disappointed because I'm trying to find a decent restaurant in my area.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent
    wedineout
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We have dined here many times and food and service have been consistently good. On our last visit with a group, one of the orders came out incorrectly. Rather remake the order, it came back incorrect a second time. Our group member accepted it rather than wait again. Mistakes happen. We will continue to dine there and recommend it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was great, but the service was very slow and impersonal. It appeared that the service got worse as the restaurant filled up....understaffed?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    the special dinners are prepared very well. Service good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful first time experience
    MagicMom14
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    This was our first visit to L'incontro Restaurant, and we based it on reviews found on the web. We were extremely happy with the service, the surroundings, and were impressed at the extraordinarily cleanliness of everything on the table - the stemware sparkled. I tried a special of the evening, a chicken dish with red skinned potatoes and red peppers. My husband had the linguini with homemade house sauce. The food was wonderful! The true excellence of L'incontro is the combination of their freshly made food combined with their wait staff. We will certainly be going back, and consider L'incontro a neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Food was delicious. Lasagna particularly good as was veal Parmesan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Find
    Jeanie
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Visiting the area for my husband's High School reunion and needed a place to eat dinner on our first night. Found this wonderful gem online and decided to try it! So thankful that we did! Best veal piccatta I have ever had,and I have eaten at some of the best restaurants in this country! Even my hubby's spaghetti was incredible! Would go back anytime!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in a restaurant wasteland
    needhamomVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This restaurant is a gem in an area with few quality restaurants. It is an Italian restaurant with quality and service that could be dropped into Manhattan and would be successful. Chef qwned and with very fine service.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Location on Route 60 FL
    Ajrs
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Needed a lunch location between the East and West coasts of Florida for a family meeting. Found this and reserved on Opentable. All worked well - the $9.99 lunch special was good value, and the pasta excellent. Restaurant full with groups of 16 or more, but service was friendly and hardworking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic