Incontro A Tavola

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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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k
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Loved the salmon and the wine flight. Service was superb!

OT
Argentina
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homemade pasta ...I mean...that’s all
I have to say! Very very good!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Alesha(sorry if I spelled her name wrong) was amazing down to earth and sophisticated. Offered Great wine recommendations . Support staff was equally accommodating. Awesome live music

BB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was everything else, the service was great also, would highly recommend to all. will go back for sure.

K
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The staff are very nice and reasonably attentive considering the other tasks they had to perform while we were there for lunch. The whitefish was very tasty, especially with the additional sauce I requested. Huge portions of fish, spinach and (risotto?) allowed me to bring home enough for my dinner as well. The pumpkin custard was a bit bland and lacking in pumpkin flavor, which was disappointing. But it had a lovely texture. Overall, I enjoyed this restaurant and so did my friend. The atmosphere is perfect for a leisure meal and long conversation over lunch.

SN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, we had the salmon and homemade pasta. The service was friendly and efficient. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Incontro A Tavola
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Sarah! We appreciate it when people let us know we got it right!

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MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of the best Italian meals I had outside of our home this year. Wonderful experience and we will be back!

Incontro A Tavola
Responded 4 days ago

Home-cooking is what we're all about. Thank you, Michelangelo!

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RC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt it continues to be our place to go for Italian food.

TR
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Incontro A Tavola to celebrate a birthday! Food was excellent, was was the service. Will be coming back again soon. Highly recommended!

Incontro A Tavola
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thanks Terri! We love to hear when we're doing it right!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classy place for dinner and drinks. Friendly and unpretentious.

Incontro A Tavola
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you! Nailed it!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service by Caroline at bar; wonderful Eagle Rare 🥃Manhattans to start; butternut squash soup; carpaccio and pear salad. TY!

Incontro A Tavola
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for your review! We're not going to tell Caroline, though. :)

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PS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening....great food and great service! Thank you.

Incontro A Tavola
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you Phyllis! We really appreciate it when people let us know how we did!

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LH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!!

PR
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What fantastic food and service. This was our first visit. Great menu and reasonable prices.
Our server Martha was excellent. Very attentive and great knowledge of the menu. We are looking forward to many more visits.

LJ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was AMAZING!! Absolutely delicious!

MJ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration. Food and service was fantastic!

HC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

l
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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
Overall2food5service2ambience5

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
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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
Overall5food2service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

k
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

OT
Cancun
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
47 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

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
34 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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