Trattoria L'incontro
Trattoria L'incontro

Trattoria L'incontro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://trattorialincontro.com/
  • Phone: (718) 721-3532
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch/Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm -10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Rocco Sacramone
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private dining experience from 15 to 40 people in our private room or our beautiful wine bar which seats maximum 75 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Vincent Bizati 7187213532
  • Entertainment: We have a harpist on Tuesday nights from 6:30 until 10:00pm and a mandolinist Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights from 6:30pm until 10:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ditmars Blvd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Trattoria L'incontro is located near the last stop of N train in Astoria, Queens.
A word from Trattoria L'incontro
Thank you for choosing a top Zagat rated, very popular, Michelin star Italian restaurant in New York, Trattoria L'incontro. It will be an honor and pleasure having you as our guest in our establishment where customers enjoy superb meals prepared by chef and owner Rocco Sacramone and are treated as kings and queens.
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Trattoria L'incontro reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (90)fit for foodies (86)special occasion (85)good for groups (64)notable wine list (55)romantic (41)hot spot (33)great for lunch (26)kid-friendly (14)late-night find (9)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Favorite Spot in Astoria
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Whenever we are in the city we always make our last stop Trattoria L'incontro. The service is wonderful and the food is always amazing. I have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    When we are in Astoria L'incontro is the Italian Restaurant to go. We do not visit very often but we are treated as if they see us every day. The staff made sure our two kids were taken care of and at the end of a great dinner the pizza was offered on the house! Thank you again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • this restaurant is consistently wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We love the specials. Almost never order off of the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the BEST Italian Restaurants in New York!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food, the ambiance our waiter...ALL of it made for an amazing experience! We will be back soon....as in NEXT WEEK!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed this time
    Tootsie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The restaurant is pretty, but the waiter was rude and didn't know the answer when I asked how much one of the many specials were. We ordered a stuffed artichoke, it was the saddest looking artichoke. They should have just said they don't have any if that is what they are going to serve. They also over charged us for 2 bottles of wine.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food, knowledgeable waiter
    yummy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very good service, waiter had encyclopedic knowledge of menu, owner stopped at the tables to enquire how the meal was going, nice old-fashioned customer service! Small dining room is quieter than the large one! Would suggest that if you would like to hear the conversations of the people you are dining with! No mixed drinks, only wine and beer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!!!
    StuG123VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I have heard for many years about this restaurant. Finally went this past Saturday evening. It was one of the best dinners I have ever had. The service from the front desk to waiters were just great. I had the pork ossa buco , the best I have ever eaten and this tops any NYC Italian restaurant. My wife had the stuff shrimp and it was amazing. It far from where we live but will make this trip for this food anytime. I cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NoreviewVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We live almost 1 1/2 hours away, but it is worth the trip as the food is excellent and the service impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!!!
    EstelleVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The food is always great along with the staff!!! Took some important people there and they just loved the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HarryFla
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in NY. As for the menu--the daily specials are just that....special. Staff from the top on down, make dining there a special event. I never miss it when in NY--in fact on this trip I went twice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food was amazing and the list of specials long! Our server was very good but I think he may have had 1 or 2 too many tables to cover because I didn't feel like we got the level of service we should receive at a place of this caliber.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eclectic Italian
    reelreader
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Trattoria L' incontro never disappoints with its limitless specials and seasonal offerings. A lively neighborhood hotspot with invaluable valet parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I almost don't want to share
    Jokway
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    It's so tempting to keep this place a secret. But this establishment deserves to exist. Food is delicious. Staff offer unmatched customer service with authentic friendliness. In a world of restaurants, this place offers a fantastic dining experience. Keep your group small and intimate; 4 people is my limit. I will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • coachVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Had a great dinner as always and the service was outstanding. We had a party of four and appetizers and entries were wonderful. My wife had the pumpkin ravioli which just melted in your mouth. I had the grouper stuffed with mascarpone cheese and spinach which is just amazing. Rocco made my daughter who is a vegan a pasta primavera in a spicy tomato sauce and her boyfriend had a steak with caramelized onions that he devoured. Just a great dinner as always, never fails to hit the mark.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Food was amazing as always. Not thrilled with the server - seemed to get annoyed when asked to repeat some of the many specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place and outstanding service
    StephVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We were told this was the best restaurant around and boy were they right! The service is unheard of and I wish more restaurants would take a few pointers from them. Vilson, our waiter, was beyond attentive and great to talk to. The manager walked around to every table at least twice to make sure how things were going. The food was tasty and very different. They have like 40 specials that our waiter told us about, straight from memory which was very impressive. On the other hand, it would be nice to see what the specials were instead of asking him various questions. I look forward to go back when I am in town!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Restaurant!
    smn1976VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I have been going here for years as it is the best Italian restaurant I have ever been to. The menu is great but do not open the menu until you hear the tons of specials they have there! I don't think I have ordered my entree off the menu once. A must try especially for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything is good
    abcveteran
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Outstanding service. Really liked how they brought the appetizers to the table one at a time. Expansive specials selection. Everything we tried was delicious (4 appetizers & 4 entrees). Good wine list. And not overly priced. This place has it's great reputation for a reason.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food
    GP10
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    very enjoyable food and service. lots of specials that are off menu and delicious. great wine selection. a little pricey but otherwise amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great eating experience
    Wutsu
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had a big group: from kids to oldies and we were treated to a fine dining experience. This place hasn't disappointed yet. The tab's all worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TopsqueezeVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Consistently excellent food and always several additional specials and pleasant service. Can get a bit noisy on weekends but somewhat quieter during the week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional
    BabaMetza
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious, perfectly cooked and exceptionally presented. Very attentive service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • feedmewell
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Always fabulous - the food and the service never disappoint!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    Stephanie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Everything about Trattoria Lincontro is superb. We came from Manhattan and the valet parking all day made it easy. Everything we ordered from shrimp to grouper to steak was excellent. The ravioli mezza Luna shouldn't be missed. The service is perfect. Rocco the charming owner chef, made sure everything was all right .and Vinny also made sure all of our needs were met. It is worth driving to from wherever you are in New York City. One of the best italian restaurants around.we cannot wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 12345
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    service was outstanding and excellent innovative food loved it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service
    Chickie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    It's always a pleasure to dine there. The food, no matter what you order, is excellent. As always, the service is by far the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    very attractive. hard to rate the food since my guest had just a salad and a simple salad but I had a beet salad and dover sole, one of my favorite dishes and both were excellent
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gret Place
    Rampim
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Best Rest in Astoria Queens. Excellent food and prices!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    perfectdinner42
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Always a great meal! The burrata , the game meatballs, & the veal were all incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food.
    nickodimos
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food as always was fantastic, the only thing this time was that the waiter was attending too many other tables and the serving time between appetizers, main corse and desert was stretched out a little.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • creative & classic Italian
    IMPRESSED
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    True tratorria setting.. early (6:00pm) revs, additionally seated tables never interrupted our intimate setting. "Old school" pro- run restaurant. Cordial - personable hosting, felt like "regulars". Tall ceilinged dining room w/ calming murals of Italian scenes. Our "captain-waiter" was promptly and unobtrusively assisted by a perfect "back-waiter" ( water & wine always topped, fresh silverware resets whenever needed, table "totally cleared" & "crumbed" prior to dessert.) Our requested slow - multi coarse experience was easily met. THE FOOD WAS PERFECT. Not enough space to explain, other than to say WOW! GREAT SPECIALS! BEAUTIFUL-DELICIOUS! Chef promotes untraditional nuances, yet in command of recipes, obviously demands only the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    bk12
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My girlfriend and I visited this restaurant during Astoria restaurant week and it was an amazing choice. Both the food and service were spectacular. We both agreed that we would definitely come back and pay full price to eat again at this place.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old school
    jangita
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    While we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at L'Incontro, the food is a throw back to 1970's Italian American restaurants. If you don't have any other expectations you will be happy. The ambiance and service were fine.
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  • Always Extraordinary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I have been going to Trattoria L'incontro since Rocco Sacramone opened his doors and I have never had a bad or average meal here. Everything is top quality. The staff is professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Rocco often comes out of the kitchen and walks the floor to chat with diners. Whatever is on the menu is only half the story. There are always at least 3-5 fabulous pasta, fish and meat specials and you can't go wrong with any of them. This is the kind of place where you can just sit down and tell the waiter to bring you an appetizer, a main and dessert and let them choose. It's THAT good. Reservations are highly recommended or you won't get a table until 9 pm. They never rush your meal no matter how busy they are.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trattoria L'incontro
    catlover
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My husband and I love this restaurant. We have been there many times. The food preparation is excellent. We never look at the menu as the specials (many!) are always so enticing. The service is always attentive. My favorite pasta is the rabbit ragu. The Aneri Prosecco is reasonably priced and went well with the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food! One of my fave spot!
    JkolineVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My hubby and I have been dining here for years and usually come here for date nites once or twice a month. We love the lobster salad and burrata for appetizers, main courses home made meatballs spaghetti and soft shell crabs during the summer season. Now we look forward to tasting Chef Rocco's Fall and Winter specials. We always feel welcome by Rocco, Vinny and the staffs at the restaurant every time. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!!
    luvfood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Rocco the owner made us feel like we were old friends. Food was great. We were not rushed . Amazed that the waiter remembered all 40 specials. Fantastic for group or couples for dinner. We had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite restaurant in NYC
    funny1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is a really wonderful place. Ambience, service and food are all perfect. Take the N train.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MRFavoriteVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Trattoria L'incontro continues to be head and shoulders the best of the best. The food and service are unparalleled. Rocco, Vinny, and the entire staff know how to make customers feel like family. The variety of food choices, and the subtle revisions to the menu, keep it fresh and new. The freshness and the flavors are like nowhere else. We cannot wait till the next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply wonderful.
    sonoslicVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I'm not sure which quality I would praise the most - the service or the food - at this amazing Italian restaurant just off Ditmars in Astoria. The inventiveness of the cooking is amazing and the staff is engaging and eager to help one navigate the multitude of choices. We would go every night if we could!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate