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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.

35 State Rd 60 W
Lake Wales, FL 33853
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:

Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm


Dinner:

Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Twin Lake Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(863) 676-7400

Website:
http://www.lincontrofl.com/

Entertainment:
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.

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
We offer our private parking lot rite outside of our restaurant.

Public Transit:
None available.

Executive Chef:
Jose Uzhca

Private Party Facilities:
Inquire within.

Private Party Contact:
alex: (863) 676-7400

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

L'incontro Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Authentic (13)
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Good for a Date (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Romantic (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Cozy (10)
Casual (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Don't expect a quick meal..this is an experience restaurant. Excellent food, the service is gracious. Slow down, a glass of wine, a fine meal and a little music. Worth every minute.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Our go to when we want a good experience

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

The only thing we did not like was very pushy-cranky hostess/manager (purple hair). She could look and act more miserable and disrespectful toward other employees. The only thing my wife and I could think - the owner's daughter. Everybody else was polite, pleasant and attentive. They could watch more for empty wine glasses, but other than that, service great. Food was excellent and prices fair given the location. We still give 5 stars.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 5, 2018

This was my second visit to this restaurant. It is a small venue, but they seemed to be short on wait staff. Our service was not "bad", but it was also not "good". We had to ask several times for drink refills, had to find the waiter to get our bill. He never told us his name (wonder why?). This will not, however, discourage me from returning. Food choices are very diverse (from $$ to $$$) and quality and quantity are excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was excellently prepared. Waiter was attentive. A great place for good food and conversation with friends.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very enjoyable...great food and service. Rainy night, so the place wasn't as crowded and was much quieter. We'll be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Only down side: you combined tables (for 6) but they were not even. The two in the middle therefore had wobbly plates

You should have included excellent food above as all of thoroughly enjoyed our meal and comment on it several times. Plus our waitress was super.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Pretty good. Food took a while and service was not the best

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Cloth tablecloth sets the stage for fine dining! Wait staff are excellent with the “if it needs done ...do it attitude”, we had at least 4 different staff . Food was carefully prepared with homemade and fresh ingredients! Will return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I brought a friend's who had never been to L'Incontro. She loved the amince and the food was incredible. The entertainment was superb, beautiful to listen to yet soft enough for conversation.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent food! What a gem this place is. Highly recommend.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Best veal dishes I've ever had. Would like to see a few more appetizers, maybe another salad option.

The tables for two are really too small...especially once you get the bread, the appetizer, the wine. But still I love the place...food and service are excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Red snapper and pasta w bolognese overcooked. That has never happened before. New cook?

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We have always had a great experience with the exception of a rude and cocky server this time.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Wonderful food. Great choice of entrees. Will definitely visit many times again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. The staff is the absolute best! Professional and always there to meet the needs of the customers. Music was very nice and relaxing

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have eaten at this quaint restaurant before and enjoyed it tremendously. We took some friends New Year's Night and had dinner. The music was nice and the food was delicious and at a reasonable price. Only suggestion is that they perhaps obtain a full liquor license as everyone does not just drink beer an wine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A hidden gem in Lake mWales,FL;great Italian food that would rival many Italian restaurants in New York City. Very friendly and efficient service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went there for Christmas dinner. My favorite thing on the menu is the Veal Marsala. My husbands fovorite is the Veal Parmigiana. It is best to have reservation for dinner, as they get pretty crowded. Some of my friends love meeting for lunch there, because it is more economically and quieter.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food is absolutely fabulous here. My son owns two Italian restaurants on Long Island, NY and I feel like I am somewhat of an " expert" on Italian cuisine.....
I hate the live music here....noise level is high already....just adds to the problem.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Chicken Marsala was tasty but one of the chicken breasts was tough and inedible, Manager took off half of the cost which was the right thing to do. Was a long drive from our home and highly recommended so we were very disappointed. Probably will not go back

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We eat here regularly when we are in the area. Food is excellent, wonderful recipes. The food is always hot and brought to our table as soon as it is ready. Lunch specials are great too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Very small, very noisy, slow service. Nice, but, quite a distance for us to travel..................

Tags: Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Thank you once again for great food and fine service! Always a pleasure, especially appreciated for a very special occasion. *

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was our third visit in a couple of months. We really enjoy the restaurant. excellent food and service. Reservations were right on time. Real Italian...not mass produced. And it's priced so that we don't have to put up with a bunch of screaming kids.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Authentic Italian cuisine with several daily specials. Food served in a timely manner by attentive wait staff. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our first visit,won’t be our last,excellent made to order meals,great salmon,shrimp scampi!
Packed house,slightly noisy,good value!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 22, 2017

every thing was good ,the calamari was a little tough and on the big side

Tags: Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great service. Really good food.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Recommend to us. Everything was perfect and very enjoyable

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The service was excellent. They had dining entertainment that was enjoyed by us all. The food was tasty and hot when served. Love this place!

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 5, 2017

It was so loud you could not have a conversation,they had 20 kids out of control,and was a very bad situation,

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Friends treated me to a birthday dinner! Food was delicious and served hot! Waiter was efficient and pleasant! Would highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Excellent meal. If you want a margarita pizza as an appetizer, order it when you are seated. It takes up to 15 minutes but is worth the wait. The server timed our orders so we had plenty of time to enjoy the appetizer before our entrees arrived.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Second visit, took my daughter out for dinner before she went home. She enjoyed the restaurant service,food and decor. Food was as exceptional as our first visit. Highly recommend.

Tags: Vegan, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The best Italian resturant anywhere! Every dish that I have is my new favorite!
Bettyeg

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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 !

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