Incontro A Tavola

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
Incontro A Tavola loosely translates to meeting around the table. Friends, family, and loved ones develop many memories around the dining table, so we invite you to our restaurant to create some with us.

Our food combines multiple regions of Italy to bring the best of each style for our guests. So please join us to experience a traditional yet modern take on Italian dining.

Our Bar Program is curated/created by Beverage Director Joe Crivolio, who has taken a prohibition approach along with some Italian influenced fusion.

Private Events are ran gracefully by Francesca Noia, call the restaurant to book your event today! We can accomadte rehearsal dinners, baptisms, birthdays business parties, showers and more.
events@incontroatavola.com
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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dining. Well
Done

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything excellent!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

PR
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Our server Mike was gracious and very professional !

t
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incontro keeps getting better. Food always fresh and tasty. Staff always helpful and attentive, and did I mention their Manhattans? Discover for your own joy!

P
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing she went out of her way to explain everything! Was patient with us!! Checked on us!! It was our first time we will return!

S
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Food was cold, server was very inattentive.

t
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Service was excellent. Going back to try some other things on the menu. Next time our friends are out our way they want to go back again.

OT
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner great experience

KP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an amazing time at incontra a tavola! Juan and Francesca are such great people and that is why we end up staying for hours. Don’t ever change! We love you guys!! The food, the atmosphere, the service, the conversation. Love it all!!

KB
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful and our server, Caroline, went above and beyond to make sure that everything was perfect!

KO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night spot and the food was amazing!!

DF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here quite a few times and it has been outstanding every time. Service is quick even though it was New Years Eve. Food was excellent and they even had a small combo playing which was very nice. We will be going back again and again. Carlos our waiter was outstanding!!

BP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were there on New Year's Eve, needless to say the place was bustling with activity. The drinks were very good. The wait staff was Excellent! Our server, Martha, was the best, very congenial, efficient, and never rushed us on this very busy night. The only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is that the food was very good but the presentation could have been more detailed. Looking forward to going back on a non holiday night.

KD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our service was not the best. We dine here often throughout the year and especially every year for New Years. We had an earlier reservation so it wasn’t busy inside yet but our server was very slow at greeting us and checking on. As it started to get busy near the end of our reservation it was harder to get his attention for the bill and then to have him come back to run our credit card. Seems there has been some staff turnover as the regular staff didn’t appear to be around. The menu changed a bit and it didn’t seem the pasta dishes were as good as they used to be in the past.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came here for our anniversary. It was our first time. We were impressed with the friendliness and knowledge of the staff. The food was excellent! Such robust flavors. We both loved the minestrone soup. The spare ribs & gnocchi melt in your mouth. We cannot wait until our next visit.

RC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, all of the food was AMAZING! They had their special Holiday Menu which contained lasagna. It was to die for! Please, put the lasagna on your regular menu!! The only thing we didn't have was dessert this time. I really don't like canned whipped cream and that's what they use. If you don't mind, go for the Tiramisu. It's the best I've had.

DS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food. Bar room singer was ok

HO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service outstanding. We can't wait to go back! Buon Natale!!

MB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was very very mediocre. Definitely not worth the money. We got two appetizers (fried calamari and risotto cakes), scallops, eggplant parm, sausage and black truffle pasta, and short ribs. The pasta sauce tasted like out of a jar. The gnocchi in my sons short rib dish was good and my daughter liked her truffle pasta but couldn’t tell there was sausage in it. Server was nice but service was very very slow.

CA
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Great service on a busy night!
We brought our daughter and her boyfriend and they loved the food.

MZ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was on point and food was outstanding! See you next time!

TD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Keep looking for a restaurant with great food and an ability to have conversations without needing to talk loudly. The group at the next table was very loud and inconsiderate.

S
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a very nice restaurant with great ambiance. It was decorated nicely, but not overdone for the holidays. We dined on a Sunday night, and it was fairly busy. Our server, Lloana, greeted us promptly, and was very pleasant. My wife ordered the spaghetti and meatballs with an Italian sausage, and she loved it. Enough to take some home for another day. I had the linguine fruitti di mare (sp?). It had quite a few mussels and clams (although very small), a couple of large shrimp, a couple of large scallops, and a nice portion of calamari. I had it in the garlic and white wine sauce. The sauce was excellent, the pasta was done perfectly, and the seafood was done perfectly, except for the calamari. It was very chewy and rubbery (overdone). But all in all, I enjoyed the meal a lot. I would definitely return and recommend this restaurant.

JK
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

First time, food was excellent, service was a little slow considering we had an early Sunday dinner. Wine list was very good, beer list was very limited. Homemade pasta was excellent, hot bread brought to the table with oil, cheese and olives. Plan to go back.

BH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very spotty, tried to charge for glass of wine we ordered but did not receive

JR
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We had Sat 6p reservation for my husband’s birthday. We were disappointed right from the start as the poor server was so busy, even though it was early and not yet crowded, that after we got our wine it took her a half hour to get back to take our order! We almost walked out. But since by then it was 645p so other restaurants would have been booked up.

The extreme delay ... This is a staffing issue on the restaurant, not the server. So we skipped a salad and ordered entrees. Once we got the food it was excellent! We did stay for dessert which was also excellent.

So to conclude, excellent food but the experience was greatly spoiled by the very slow service. Very disappointed as our prior visit a year ago was very good all around.

m
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice Italian alternative. Friendly and attentive servers and staff

KP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love incontra a tavola! Every time we come we have an amazing time and delicious dishes! Thank you!

t
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like Incontro so much we keep bringing friends. Service has improved tremendously since first year as has the food. Creative, tasty, and value. Your manhattan's are legendary!

TL
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food quality was excellent. Great happy hours prices for food and drinks

BA
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fantastic. Great service. Great atmosphere.

t
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice interior. Food was good, but not great. Calamari as an appetizer was tough. Service was ok, long periods when we didn’t see our server and they were not very busy.

H
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dinner. Our server was fantastic. Very personable and attractive to our needs. I had the tomahawk veal chop, it was amazingly.

AG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Have to say was really disappointed with the food. This is second time we have gone in the last few months that the food was just ok where in the past it was amazing. Don't really think I will be going back, if in that area will probably go to one of the other options.

D
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I have always had a very good experience when dining with friends

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was terrific. We are old (in every sense of the word) friends and had the most enjoyable afternoon.

L
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved this restaurant. The service and food were top notch. I would definitely recommend. It was probably some of the best Italian food I’ve had

Incontro A Tavola
Responded on November 21, 2019

Thank you Lori! We appreciate you letting us know! Check out our Italian Christmas Wine Dinner in December!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall this is a great Italian restaurant. Everything we had was very good, they also have many great Italian wines too!

BB
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for a first time diner. Awesome menu, freshly prepared home made pasta and an incredible staff. Martha, Juan and Francisca were exceptional. They have so much personality and really make the dinning experience an exceptional one. This was the first of many return visits to come. I would highly recommend Incontro A Tavola as a great neighborhood trattoria. The staff truly make it exceptional! Thank you for one of our most enjoyable evenings in a while.

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