Trattoria L'incontro
Trattoria L'incontro

Trattoria L'incontro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://trattorialincontro.com/
  • Phone: 7187213532
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Trattoria L'incontro reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (79)special occasion (68)fit for foodies (64)good for groups (45)notable wine list (42)romantic (38)hot spot (20)great for lunch (19)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great experience!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite restaurant in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    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
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I recently had dinner at Trattoria L'incontro while in town for the weekend to watch the US Open. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, especially the many specials.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • coachVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    One of the top 50 restaurants in NYC and number 1 in Queens. You will always leave after dinner or lunch knowing that you had a great meal. They always hit the spot. Had the stuffed grouper for main course and stuffed artichoke for the appetizer. It does not get any better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Love2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Love this place!! Ravioli with lobster was amazing! Fish dinners were fantastic and best stuffed shrimp I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience!
    Disappointing
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As this is not our first time at L'incontro, I must say that it is CONSISTENTLY amazing! The food is an experience in gastronomical excellence ..........why go to Manhattan? Rocco Sacramone's presence in the dining room assures you that your experience at his restaurant is paramount to his success! The service that we received by Carlos was second to none! Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Buonissimo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    good as always..a bit crowded which is always good for business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marc
    Marc
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This Resturant is true old world charm as is the service. The food is better than any I have tasted. You are greeted at the door with warmth and an "How are you today, nice to see you again" When you take someone there for the first time it's realy special as you watch the expression on their face, wow I like it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing
    Gatoula
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Trattoria L'Incontro is the most amazing restaurant I have been to. I could eat there every day
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • afc121.44
    marymargareta1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    food was ok very disappointed that pastas cannot be ordered as appetizer what kind of Italian dinner is that!!!! and we did get a pasta to share as a starter after the pizza and before our dinner and sorry to say the pasta was just ok!!!! the wait staff was fine but would I return for dinner in the future no
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic dinner spot.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went with the wife for an anniversary dinner. Good wine list, food was very tasty, large variety of specials. Will come back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Italian Gem in Astoria
    suebom
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here on recommendation of family. We have since returned to enjoy delicious fresh homemade Italian dishes. We felt like we were in Europe. It is definitely a great place to celebrate an occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent!
    Elida
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The good is outstanding, the service & atmosphere welcoming!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic classical Italian
    my2000
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is a traditional Italian restaurant with outstanding performance. All the dishes where great, especially the outstanding risotto.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing as usual
    Verypicky
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    You are guaranteed an amazing meal when you make reservations at Trattoria L'incontro. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All the way to Astoria!
    Whtbmw2011VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    After reading the great reviews on Ooen Table, I decided to schlep all the way in from Jersey to see for myself, if these rave reviews are in fact, true. Well.... they are. The service is better than in Manhatten, ('hard to believe, I know). The food is amazing. The staff is intuitively, attentive without beibg intrusive. I ate so much, I'll have to diet for one week. 'can't wait to drive 1 hour and 30 minutes to do it all again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New York Italian
    Andy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Excellent choice especially for those not wanting to make the trip into the city and Little Italy. Great food, great menu, great staff. The best of New York Italian. Great dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Walkable, safe and welcoming
    creigh
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    With an early morning flight from LaGuardia, we needed an upscale but nearby (within a mile) restaurant to our hotel (Fairfield Marriott). This is a gem. The service was truly first rate and the presentation was solid. The number of Sunday evening specials was surprisingly high. I'm sure the locals in Astoria have a high rate of frequency. It has that charm that you'd hope for in your local neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cockyjerome
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    One of the best Italian Restaurants in NYC. From the numerous Salads to the Unique Appetizers, not to exclude the Delicious Entree Specials that change from day to day. Have been dining here for years and We come from New Jersey to Astoria Queens when we want something Special.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian dining
    Maria77
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This restaurant offers the BEST Italian dining I've ever experienced. The service is excellent and the food is beyond delicious and so so fresh!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian food in the NYC area
    AmysusVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is the second time in two weeks that I have dined at Trattoria L'incontro. The first time blew me away and I coudn't resist coming back for more. The quality of the food and the talent Chef Rocco has with marrying the different flavors left such an impression on me and my guest. This is hands down the best Italian restaurant around. You will not be disappointed. I suggest you don't even bother opening the menu. Your waiter will inform you of the 40+ specials and you will want to order them all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luvAstoria
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Have eaten here for years. Consistently good food & always a family favorite for special ocassions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    ConsistentVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    As usual, the specials were superb. The zucchini fiowers were delicious a swell as everything we sampled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    nyc123
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went for dinner and it was amazing!!!!! Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome meal
    perfectdinner42
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great meal my favorite spot in Astoria. Had the burrata the game meatballs the duck and spaghetti with lobster.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!!
    Rafael
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great place and very good service, the food was tasty and the service was great, I recommend it to all
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manhattanites Dine In Queens
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christina
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner spot!
    Sean55
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bosslady
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    we always have a great meal whether we are alone or with friends. the chocolate pizza tops it off!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian with a real difference
    shunn789
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible Dinner Experience!
    Mars9
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • coachVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    No matter if you are a regular or first time the dinning experience will be memorable. Rocco as always is on top of his game with creative dishes or old favorites. We had the ostrich on a bed of salad and it was outstanding. The leanest meat that you will find and in a delicious sauce. I had the whole Branzino baked and it was flavorful and moist. My wife had the apple ravioli and it was very good. The service as always was outstanding under the watchful eyes of Vinny the maître d . Come with someone special, with a group or alone and you will have a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed it thoroughly
    Vincent
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and friends fabulous
    seafood2love
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • That's Italian!
    BurBunny
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NYC's best Italian Restaurant
    jeff
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I've been coming here since they opened 14 years ago, and it is still just as amazing as the first time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate