About L'incontro Italian Restaurant
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.
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Twin Lake Blvd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Live music and dancing every second and forth thursday of every month by Joni Canova. The show starts at 6:00pm to 9:00pm, join us for a unforgettable night of fun and happiness.
L'incontro italian restaurant also does the cooking for you're next affair, special occasion, or business meeting at your location or home. Please ask us about catering.
We offer our private parking lot rite outside of our restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Private Party Contact:
alex: (863) 676-7400
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
L'incontro Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
L'incontro is one of the better restaurants in the area. The food is excellent and the services is always outstanding. We have dined here for romantic occasions but it is also suited for larger groups with well behaved children. The wine list has recently been upgraded so bottles of Caymus and Silver Oak although they come at a price.
Celebrated my birthday with my mother here. My mother wears hearing aides and has Alzheimer's. I asked for a quiet table in the corner. They put us in the corner away from the noise.
I had the salmon which was fabulous and my mother had the strip steak. She kept telling me how long it had been since she had steak. She very much enjoyed her meal and ate the whole thing. Our waitress was great and even brought me over a mini canoli with a chocolate happy birthday candy on it.
Go you won't be disappointed.
The restaurant is small and quaint, yet tastefully decorated. They had a nice wine list with very reasonable prices for wine by the glass.
Menu prices were also very reasonable, portions were large, and the food was outstanding.
We drove almost an hour to get there and it was well worth the drive. Definitely coming again.
Took my new wife there because she loves Italian food, the food was great, however the noise from all the people crammed into the small space talking very loudly to a point i could not have a conversation with my wife. If you want a quiet place for a romatic dinner don't go here !
Will is the best server in the place ; he won't disappoint. Frequent L'Incontro often, and the food is fairly consistent. Recommend the risotto on special or the pork chop. Pass on the standards like spaghetti and lasagna. Ask for a lemon peel for your espresso; you'll be glad you did.
The three of us had a wonderful meal. Each of us ordered something different and we were all very happy with our meals. If I had to say something negative, it would be that the service was a little slow; but the restaurant was very full. I suspect that the staff did not expect that many people and naturally it took time to prepare everyones food. It was a wonderful experience.
My Aunt was in town and friends of my mother had recommended this restaurant. I thought we'd give it a try. The service was very attentive and the food was excellent. Mom ordered the cheese ravioli and she said the filling was very creamy and well filled. My petite aunt devoured her chicken parmesan. I ordered one of the specials...a seafood risotto and it was amazing. No scrimping on the seafood. I had plenty left over for lunch the next day. Prices were very reasonable. We will definitely be back.
It was our 30th wedding anniversary. We did not want to dine in Sebring with all the chain restaurants for such a milestone anniversary celebration. We were pleased with our choice of a family owned Italian restaurant to say the least. The food was a culinary delight. The service from Will, our server, was outstanding as he was knowledgeable in the numerous selections on their diversified menu and was quite prompt with our order. It was our pleasure for him to serve us our meals as he was extremely polite and quite sociable! We would definitely make the 45 minute drive from Sebring, Florida to dine at L'incontro's Italian Restaurant in the future.
We enjoyed Easter dinner here. We dine frequently at L'Incontro and have never been disappointed in the food or the service. The owner can often be seen visiting with customers to make sure everything is to their satisfaction. I highly recommend eating here if you haven't already!
My husband and I recently visited L'incontro's on April 15 to celebrate my 53rd birthday. The food is always Devine. I had the stuffed porkchop and so did my husband, which happens to be a favorite of ours. The service has always been good and makes for a wonderful dining experience. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys great food, wine and spirits.
This was our second visit: the first time with two other friends and the second time on 'a blind date' with my wife. The ambience, service and the food was excellent and well managed with a good front of house team. We were lucky to arrive on an evening when there was a good evening of Freddie's music which added a fine touch to our night out. I suspect the general ambience was as close to Italian as we are going to see in South Florida - no fast food here. Enjoy!
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