Incontro A Tavola

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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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LJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit to this restaurant and was better than expected. Will definitely be going back to try the other menu items

KR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was AMAZING!! Absolutely delicious!

MJ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday celebration. Food and service was fantastic!

HC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Ceaser salad should have a creamy dressing not a vinegar -like and my house type salad looked a little old.
The service was very slow. Had to often ask for items twice to get them. After 1/1/2hrs still hadn't received our entree

k
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a fantastic place to eat Italian as well as drink good wine. My wife loves going there !

e
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not your American Italian restaurant (like Olive Garden). Higher end choices.

l
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My lobster ravioli had a wonderful sauce, but the majority of the raviolis had only cheese and one had only lobster. It appears that the chef may have been rushed and did not carefully prepare the raviolis. I have eaten here many times before and this is an exception.

Incontro A Tavola
Responded on September 26, 2019

Larry, thank you for your honest feedback. Our goal is to "nail it" every time, but sometimes we fall short. It's guests like you who encourage us to elevate our game. I have placed a note under your name in our reservation system. Please come see us again and I will personally ensure you are amazed. Best - Johnathon Frost

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PS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food is delicious but do not recommend going on a Friday evening as the live band music was way too loud.

Incontro A Tavola
Responded on September 26, 2019

Phyllis, thanks for the honest feedback. It can be challenging to offer live music in a relatively small space and still allow pleasant conversation. Next time you visit us, we'll make sure to seat you in a quieter area. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know. Best - Johnathon Frost

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B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

six of us for dinner and everyone enjoyed their meal. Service was very good as was the wine. Very quiet on a Sunday night. Will return.

Incontro A Tavola
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you!

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S
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The ambiance and food are very good at this restaurant. I had an issue with my iced tea being brewed way too strongly but the manage quickly replaced my beverage and removed the charge from our bill. We didn't get bread so we asked about it and the server told us that is was by request only due to people having so many Gluten allergies. We found that to be a bit odd. We weren't offered refills until we were practically finished with our meal. We had a nice experience, but not nearly as nice as we have in previous visits.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was excellent, service at bar very good, but once we were seated our waitress, Lloana, provided almost nonexistent service. She never checked on us after we got our dinner & then took forever to bring the check. We could clearly see her standing with other employees chatting & laughing. Also, my Open Table reward of $25.00 did not go through even tho it is good until 6/20. The manager tried to put the number thru twice. Very frustrating evening!!!!

KF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

They did not offer bread for the table while we waited for our food. I have never seen an Italian place not offer bread. Portions were small and prices were high.

Incontro A Tavola
Responded on September 16, 2019

Kevin, we absolutely have bread and I apologize if it wasn't made available to you. Out of respect for our steadily-increasing number of gluten-sensitive guests, we have recently stopped *automatically* placing it on every table. Beyond that, no one should leave Incontro hungry. If you're willing to give us another shot, please call ahead and ask for me. I will personally supervise your experience. Thank you for your honest feedback. - Johnathon Frost

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

The waitstaff was wonderful. Even giving us Cannolis for our anniversary dinner. They prepared our food to our special requests.
However the food was not what we expected. My two previous visits the food was great. But this time the pasta was over cooked and gluey. My husbands salmon was dry and tasteless even with the chutney. The green beans he had were over cooked as well. They do get high marks for the service and catering to our requests even selecting thinner eggplant for me. The eggplant was tasty, nicely done but the sauce was not at all authentic.

Incontro A Tavola
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you for trusting us with your anniversary and for your honest feedback. I am so sorry that we let you down. We are proud of our scratch-kitchen and fresh food, but it appears we missed the mark. We would very much like the chance to make it right, however your post is anonymous. Reviewing our Guestbook, I am assuming this is Mrs. Bloom? If you're willing to give us another shot, please call ahead and I will personally ensure your experience. Best - Johnathon Frost

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A
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Calamari was fantastic. However the lobster ravioli was to fishy. Did not even take the rest for leftovers. They didn’t comp my meal but gave me dessert instead. Do not order the ravioli. Coffee was good too.

SP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food as usual. Octopus special appetizer was amazing and the housemade pasta was perfect. Service outside could have been more attentive, but in general it was fine.

BB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences i had in a long time, I would recommend them to all.

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful Chic Italian restaurant that is great for a date or a night out with friends. I love the modern interiors, and the staff is really excellent and very attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is just a great place. Food and service is always great!

OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Need a larger dining room. Very noisy. Food excellent. Service friendly.

k
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, wine and service was great. I highly recommend the salad with roasted beets and burrata. Delish

KO
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for my Wedding Anniversary Dinner. The Halibut Special was delicious!!

OT
Cancun
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dinner. Food is exceptional. Attentive, friendly waitstaff. Classy but laid back. Unpretentious. Need to go more often. LOL

HB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was probably the most personable, olive, fun and efficient server I’ve had in YEARS. She made great wine & food recommendations. She was also great about my nut allergy. The food is always delicious. Thanks for making our birthday celebration so great!

E
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

There was a delay in service and multiple requests for some items took a while. We had asked for bread a couple times and by the time it got there our appetizer with which we wanted to have the bread was finished. The price points are definitely bold. The food was delicious but at a certain point when you're paying nearly $30 for a bowl of pasta it gets to be ridiculous. Food quality was good. Wrong beer was delivered to the table initially and corrected soon thereafter. Carpaccio was a 8/10. The creme brulee was delicious and the bar area (which we visited after our dinner) was lovely. The ensemble playing live music outdoors kept having to stop and reconnect wires and get their act together. After about an hour of this pausing, stopping, restarting, reconnecting things it seemed like maybe they got going again. The outdoor area was lovely and clean. Not sure if there will be a next time, but if so, we'll eat indoors to see if the service is more on point.

s
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Incontro use to be one of my favorite restaurants. Food not as good as our previous visits. Our waitress did not come around much.

L
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful. We each had a different menu item and all were enjoyed thoroughly. I had been there before but my two friends had not and we're excited to bring husbands and friends back. One friend happy with gluten free options.

N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour! Francisca made it a great experience with amazing service and food recommendations! Will be back soon!

TL
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joanna was a great server and made the dining experience amazing. Food and cocktails are awesome

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service! Server was knowledgeable on drinks & menu items.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Our server was not very friendly and did not seem like she was happy to be working. The other servers or busboys were awesome and checked to make sure everything was great throughout the entire dinner.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Waitress was distracted and inattentive, otherwise it was great!

JV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Just average food. We tried some of the happy hour items and had fish for main course. Better places to go for Italian.

A
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

One of our group has fined here often so that’s why we made reservations. It was also a convenient location. Our server was friendly and attentive at first. She ordered the wrong salad for us. ( She wasn’t aware of the special & didn’t listen.). One in our group has allergies & server was unclear about what to order that would be safe. Finally, another person (manager?) cane & handled the order. After our food arrived, we never saw server again. We had to literally get up and go to reception area to get our check. The one in our group who had been there before said we should try again as this wasn’t normal service.

e
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The kid's meal selections are subpar for the prices. The butter noodles with grated Parmesan came without the parmesan cheese and I am paying $8 for noodles. The seafood smells more fishy than usual. The only good thing we had was the risotto.

TL
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and bartender was amazing and friendly

t
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem in my mind. The newchef has catapted the menu over its original weak start.

DR
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks and food were great. Our server was a very nice lady and very attentive. I would return in the future.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Apparently, it is hit or miss here. It was a Sunday night, not busy, but service was erratic. Beverage service was slow, entree's came in waves and one dessert was omitted. Great ambiance, nice sleek, modern vibe and spacious. Warm, inviting bar area. Food was quite good, my entree' was tepid had to be sent back and the Old Fashion was marginal. Other diners have had irregular experiences as well, which can't happen at these prices.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 45th wedding anniversary. The entire staff made us feel special. Lauren was so wonderful and was there for us the entire time. We never had to ask for anything. They even gave us a dessert plate with wonderful cake and cannolis with candles. The evening was perfect. We will go there again and highly recommend this place

m
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice happy hour small bites menu. Excellent service!

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