L'incontro Italian Restaurant

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
L’incontro is an Italian word that means, “The Meeting Place.”

Located in Lake Wales, the heart of central Florida, is L’incontro Restaurant, “A Place Where People Gather to Enjoy Classic Italian Food.”

Our family’s interest in Italian cuisine began in the 1960s when my uncle immigrated to the United States. He worked hard to bring other family members to the States to live the American dream. Now, our family includes about 160 people, mostly living in New York and Florida. Four of my uncles are now Italian cuisine chefs or own their own restaurants. Through the years they have cooked for many famous people. Oprah Winfrey, the President of France, and other well-known celebrities have enjoyed their old world-style dishes that showcase the variety and distinct characteristics of Italy’s regional cuisines.

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4.6based on recent ratings
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MarjorieS
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is a fantastic place to eat best in Lake Wales IMO

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ANTONIO
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been there in awhile, due to pandemic. However, they are set up to deal with sanitation and social distancing. The food and service, as always, is superb.

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Cheri
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I’ll remember in the future if you’re eating at an Italian restaurant you should order pasta! I ordered the pork chops and was very disappointed. They were well seasoned but over cooked and dry. My 2 friends had pasta dishes and they were pleased with their meal.

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LauraF
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious italian cuisine! We keep coming back for more: rissotto, pastas, salads, you name it!

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sandon
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This has been our favorite Italian restaurant locally for the past 2+ years. Food has always been very good, service excellent. Our visit this past week was very disappointing. My veal parma was over cooked , difficult to cut , even with a knife. Have always enjoyed their level of service; the servers were always, knowledgeable and attentive with a somewhat formal yet comfortable air about them. Now younger, not attentive and a bit too "loose" , lessening the overall experience. In fairness, our server did eliminate half the price of my entree. We'll go back again in hopes this experience was a fluke; if not, time to move on.

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JimR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The waiter delivered the appetizer after the main course and didn't pepper the salad or shave cheese on the main dish.

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LauraF
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, authentic italian recipes and flavors

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TiinaV
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was great. Had a nice table in the corner. We were not rushed. Water came back numerous times to check if everything was good.

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MarkH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time to L'incontro. Nice smaller restaurant. Service and good was excellent. Because it's a smaller restaurant, it's a little noisy - also some noise from the kitchen. All in all, we would definitely return.

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vipTammyD
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L’incontro is our new favorite date night restaurant!! Both the food and service are exceptional.

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lakegirl13
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is our go to restaurant to take out of town guests for dinner and it never disappoints. I always suggest everyone pay attention to the specials as they are usually the most creative offerings. 3 out of the 4 of us each chose a different special and no one was disappointed. The service was attentive but the entrees did take longer than usual to be served since it was 7:30 On a SAT evening during the season. The restaurant was full. At these times, the noise level can get up there but not so bad you cannot speak without shouting. Always a good idea to save room for dessert as the Limoncello cake is swoon worthy. Very good selection of wines. We will be back and I'm pretty sure our guests will want to go back when next they visit.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Food, Service, and Value. Will definitely be returning before Moving Out of State.

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KateD
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the evening at L’Incobtro. Our servers were both very pleasant and helpful. The food was delicious, and the wine good. The restaurant was full, so it was a wee noisy.

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vipGeoGal
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my mother in laws birthday and my wedding! We were treated like kings and queens and the food was outstanding! I wish I didn’t live so far away...I would eat here every week!

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Vern
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was friendly the food was delicious I would recommend it to anyone to go it’s nice and Romantic you would be in for a treat

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Bailey was attentive, sweet and personable. A true gem!! Food was outstanding, and well presented. Our favourite place to dine in Lake Wales, for sure!!

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vipPaulT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moved to Florida a year ago found this one to be the closest Italian to NJ/NY. Fabulous!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place!

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Patti
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The prices are good, the food is just fair. The Chicken Piccata was bland, the marinara sauce tasted burned. The waiter was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! This place is amazing. Just when you thought you wouldn’t find good place for a special dinner - you find a GREAT place.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and we will be back and tell our friends

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good, service slow, seem to be under staffed. Waited a while for a table to be cleaned and seated even though we had a reservation.

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LauraF
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic italian cuisine, pasta was truly al dente, menu has a great selection of italian classics, the risotto of the day was delicious! Our server was kind and helpful, definitely recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious with a cozy environment. The service is superb and lunch great value.

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Jimmy
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only complaint was that the customers were too loud something the restaurant has no control over

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DianeJ
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at restaurant, food was great and service was good. Would recommend to friends and family!!

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KeithS
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there many times, and this was one of the best . Other times, hit or miss.
I do recommend this restaurant, it’s good most of the time.

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JonathanW
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the finest restaurant in Polk County of which I am aware. I have dined here with friends and family on 5 or 6 occasions in the past year and we have always had a very pleasant experience.

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JimV
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, atmosphere and wait staff. weve been there several times and always enjoyed it!!!

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vipFrankP
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday lunch

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MaryC
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is always excellent and the service is always very accommodating.

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The chicken marsala was tender and moist, cooked nicely. The pasta was al dente. The sauce was a bit thin and rather buttery versus marsala flavored. Overall it was a solid dish but the chianti was over priced. The salad was delicious but rather sparse. My wife enjoyed her stuffed pork chop with mashed potatoes but also felt the dish was over priced. We will try other dishes here soon.

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IanW
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best restaurant in Lake Wales

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ElkNut
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! Not sure why open table thinks I didn’t go. I also bought a gift certificate for my mother

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HansB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We appreciate the food and service. The reception by the owner or manager could become a touch friendlier. After all we have been going there for over 5 years if not more!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superb food! Very very nice place, great staff, impressive overall. I love this restaurant and will be back often!

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BrendaV
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food super service from Brenda
Very nice night out with friends

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chipl
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to L'incontro. The Grilled Salmon served with lemon piccata sauce was wonderful and a very generous serving. The shrimp fradiavlo was cooked to perfection. Our server was extremely friendly and helpful. We loved the quiet atmosphere. We will be keeping this one as one of our favorite dining places in Lake Wales.

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my Birthday. The restaurant is beautiful. The food is outstanding. I love dining here. I will definitely dine there more often. Thank you for the amazing birthday!

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vipmkhenning
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Chose this restaurant to meet an old friend for dinner. I am from the Chicago land area and am pretty picky about my Italian food. This place has really good food! The service was fantastic. I explained why we were there and that we would most likely be there for a long time and they had no problem with that at all and allowed us our space. Prices were very fair and the selection of items allowed for something for everyone. Definitely worth a stop in!

FAQs

L'incontro Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (863) 676-7400.

L'incontro Italian Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 368 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.