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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "This is a traditional Italian restaurant with outstanding performance. All the dishes where great, especially the outstanding risotto."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "You are guaranteed an amazing meal when you make reservations at Trattoria L'incontro. Can't wait to go back!"
    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!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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"
    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!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Have eaten here for years. Consistently good food & always a family favorite for special ocassions"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "As usual, the specials were superb. The zucchini fiowers were delicious a swell as everything we sampled."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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
  • "Well prepared modern Italian food. Quality ingredients, an amazing number of specials (how do the waiters remember them all) and excellent execution make this my favorite Italian restaurant. Manhattan quality in Queens. The staff is attentive and professional. Valet parking a plus in this hard to park neighborhood."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "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