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Trattoria L'incontro
Trattoria L'incontro

Trattoria L'incontro Details

  • 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 (718) 721-3532
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went for dinner and it was amazing!!!!! Great service."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great meal my favorite spot in Astoria. Had the burrata the game meatballs the duck and spaghetti with lobster."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great place and very good service, the food was tasty and the service was great, I recommend it to all"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Right over the 59th Street Bridge. Worth traveling to the outer boroughs. From the minute we walked in to the minute we left, a terrific experience. Everything was delicious. The service was excellent -- as though we were the only ones in the restaurant, even though it was full. Just go."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Wonderful service! All of the staff were very friendly and attentive. Waiters were especially helpful - very knowledgeable and on the ball. Delicious food. Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Don't even bother with the menu - wait for the specials. Waiter was extremely courteous and didn't rush us. Was happy to answer any questions or refresh us on the specials. I would definitely recommend it and will be back!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "we always have a great meal whether we are alone or with friends. the chocolate pizza tops it off!!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My wife and I are not huge fans of Italian food. Every restaurant seems the same to us. For that reason, we resisted trying Trattoria L'Incontro for years, despite the fact that it's right here in our neighborhood. But when we finally did go, we were blown away. All the usual favorites are here, but enhanced with delicate flavors combinations and unusual ingredients -- for instance, apple ravioli, or rabbit/venison meatballs. We were delighted, and now we go back whenever we have friends we want to impress."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I dined here with a colleague on the suggestion of our hotel concierge. What a find! The restaurant is high-ceilinged and beautiful. The waitstaff were amazing. So attentive, polite, personable, knowledgeable. The menu is limited, but every day there are some 30+ "specials" that the waiter recites tableside. We shared an appetizer, and had our own salads and pasta entrees. Every taste was spectacular. It is amazing what homemade pasta can do for a dish. The sauces were so incredibly delicious! With the help of the head waiter (manager? owner?), the wine selection complimented the meal perfectly. Too full for dessert. I just can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Go and enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The service was second to none and the food was great. I only wish the portion size was a lil bigger. I paid over $30 for 6 small lobster ravioli. I also set an 8pm reservation and did not get seated till after 8:30. Overall I would recommend this place, if you are looking for good Italian food with great service this is your spot."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Trattoria L'Incontro. The atmosphere was nice and cosy, the service was good and the food was good Italian comfort food."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food was delicious. I had twin lobster tails, a great dish. My husband had a whole branzino, which he loved.The waiter was very attentive and patient as our friends arrived very late.Our fiends enjoyed chicken parm and lasagna. Our friends loved their food as well. We had the table for over three hours. It was delightful evening."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I'm used to going to Little Italy when staying in Manhattan, so when a recent trip to Queens for the Belmont had me searching for a good dinner, I hoped for something good, but didn't expect great. Rave reviews led me to L'incontro, and I must say it may be the best Italian meal I've had outside Italy! The specials were so extensive, didn't even bother with the menu. Terrific well-priced wine list. Service was impeccable. This was good enough I might make the trek out next time I'm in Manhattan!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I've been coming here since they opened 14 years ago, and it is still just as amazing as the first time."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Food was excellent and the wine list was very reasonable. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Been to L'Incontro several times over the years. Have to drive over an hour to get there. Never disappointed."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "As has been stated throughout all the reviews, don't bother reading the mundane menu. Your waiter will recite a list of specials that is longer than most restaurant menus! We had the cheese stuffed with pine nuts wrapped in prosiutto - good, but rather bland. That was followed by fried calamari - rubber bands. Unfortunately, they were overcooked. We then tried the wild boar sausage - very good. It is nicely spiced with a hint of sweetness. Our meals were incredible. I had the lemon homemade past with shrimp and white asparagus in a cream sauce. The lemon pasta was AMAZING. My coworker had the Zuppa de Pesce - not soup at all but what is usually called Fruitte de Mer. He enjoyed it as well. The wait staff is incredibly attentive."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "It all begins with Vinnie, the incomparably charming maitre'd at Trattoria L'Incontro; he cares about food, about taking care of you, about you feeling taken are of. Then comes the great wait staff (not least of all Ariane) and the theatrics of their reciting the array of specials . But all this works only because of Rocco Sacramone's extraordinary cooking: expertly prepared, classically grounded, yet full of surprising twists and creative turns-inventive without pretensions. The papperdele with rabbit ragout is always perfectly al dente; the game meatballs (ostrich, Venison, I think) with a bit of truffle oil were a revelation. And neither my wife nor I have tasted soft shell crabs as good as the ones we had this time around. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I really loved this restaurant, the food was excellent, the waiter (Carlos) was the nicest and overall it was great. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Still the best Italian restaurant in Astoria. The specials are rightfully legendary. Very attentive service."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I went to celebrate my mom's birthday and it was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious, the service was great and it was convenient to get to. The perfect dining experience for a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Don't order from the mendu, (which is very good). Their daily specials are mind-blowing and are the best choices ."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "This restaurant has become a new favorite. Each course in the prix fixe was prepared great. The service is attentive and the value is definitely there. It was obvious that customers are comfortable and enjoy every aspect of dining at Trattoria. Will be back often. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was delishious. Not a bad dish in the house. Service is unbelieveable - very attentive to you. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Having come to this restaurant a few times a year for the past few years, we have noticed that both the food and service have tapered off somewhat. Don't get me wrong, the food is real good and the service similar, but it is just that now. At one point, I would recommend this place as the "best or close" in the city. Now it is just another good restaurant, nothing special to write home about anymore."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "As always, you can never go wrong with whatever you order here. The food is outstanding. My only complaint is that there are so many specials that you forget so quickly. I wish they were written down so I have a better opportunity to review but I think part of the charm is the fact that your waiter can recite over forty special dishes without forgetting a single one. Our daughter brought her boyfriend home from Florida for his first trip to NY and we had hoped he would find this restaurant a treat. I can't tell you how impressed he was with the food and selection. If this gets him to continue visiting and bringing my daughter back home, then it's well worth the trip to Astoria from Long Island."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Excellent dinner for a romantic evening out! Servers were great and very knowledgeable on the menu. Food was delicious! Will definitely return again! "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Everything was just great, Waiter ,Food everything we order was delicious, and service we were not rushed and the price was very fair will go again"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Despite this being a fairly large establishment (it's larger than it first appears, due to side rooms) Chef Rocco still frequently has time to come out to talk to ihs patrons. Our party of three, there for a business dinner, never looked at the menu, we just went with his suggestions, and we were mightily pleased. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Went for lunch with my family and as always, it was outstanding. Excellent pasta and fish and the waither recommended a wonderful Chanti. perfect service and great food. I highly recommend this place for lunch or dinner. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food is always fabulous and with the specials the chef creates we almost never order off the menu. The service is top notch and the waiters are all knowledgable with regards to menu and wine list. I would recommend a reservation no matter the day.foodluvr"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Great service! great food! Try the burrata wrapped in prosciutto, the wild boar meatballs, and the spaghetti lobster dish. I've been here close to 10 times and each time the food is outstanding. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Great food and there is also a few recommended wine which is very good for the price."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The food is always incredible. Waiters are all kind and service is great. Unbelievable amount of specials. Our favorite restaurant for years"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Reunion with two friends from elementary school. Had to catch up on 60 years since graduating JHS 141 in Astoria. No one rushed us. Let sit at our table for 3 hours reminiscing."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We have visited Trattoria L'incontro twice and both times have been incredible. Not only the food, but the total experience. Feels like you have taken a trip to Italy. Short subway ride to Astoria well worth it and better than anything in Manhattan. Our recent visit was with our children and they wanted a basic pepperoni pizza. They generally serve specialty Italian pizzas, not traditional kids pepperoni, so they went next door and picked up pepperoni so they could make our kids a pepperoni pizza. We have had stuffed grouper, veal osso buco and Dover sole. All have been very fresh and flavorful. Everything is great. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Food was absolutely great. Only issue is that we were seated nearly 45 minutes late for a 9pm reservation. Since there is no real bar to speak of we were left awkwardly standing/smushed together with all the other people waiting for their tables. Once we sat down the service was great and food was excellent."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was not my first time dining here, however it was the first time I found the food to be sub par. Being a Saturday night, it was completely packed and considering its large, open dining area I felt like I had walked into an unruly high school cafeteria. That being said, I would still give the place another chance , just on an evening during the week. When they're on top of their game, you can't beat the food and generally the service. (No real complaints about our waiter, he did his best in a circus atmosphere.)"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food here is always fresh delicious and innovative. I could eat here everyday."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "One of the best Italian restaurants around. Try it, you'll love it."
    Dined on 4/6/2014