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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Trattoria L'incontro reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (70)special occasion (62)fit for foodies (58)good for groups (43)romantic (37)notable wine list (35)hot spot (22)great for lunch (16)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
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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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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Walkable, safe and welcoming
    creighVIP
    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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic