Incontro

4.4
1448 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The word Incontro means encounter, signifying the coming together of the cuisine from the mountains of north of Italy, to the beautiful hills of Tuscany and the southern Italian regions on the Adriatic Sea. Our menu is uncomplicated, but there is always a new encounter with special items that change weekly. Our bread, dessert and pasta are made by hand on the premises daily.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1448 people are saying
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4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LouisL
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice time there. The outdoor seating was great; service was attentive without being pushy; a 4 meals were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food wasn't very good

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vipSusanM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best eggplant parmigiana and very delicious lasagna. Cocktails are too notch. Every staff member is pleasant and on top of their game. A lot of outdoor dining availability and wonderful setting. Delightful ambiance. One of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area.

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Luv2eats
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only issue was the Host took forever to get us seated. We had a reservation and checking in was very slow. They probably needed two people, however; guess it's tough everywhere getting people back to work. Other than that, our food service, and meals were great.

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ChrisE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting (indoor is lovely too). Great service.

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Dine4fun
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was wonderful….my chicken was just a little tough…over cooked??! Everything else was perfect!!

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Jonesiefoodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service. Could enhance the ambiance.

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Love2dine211
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! Everything was amazing! Our waiter took very good care of us, even when had one in our party that came later. We even really liked the gentleman that brought us water and bread. He had his dyed red hair pulled back with hair jewelry, his bling and very gracious self. We’ll be back again!! Family get together.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people service very good and friendly wonderful place to to depend an enjoyable evening

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berniem
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Favorite Local Restaurant always a great time! Myers Family

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vipKathy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great ambiance! Servers busy but still able to be attentive!

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vipSally
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Arrived at 6:15pm, left at 9pm. Took about 20 mins to place initial drinks/apps order, we also ordered main meals at the same time. Kids food came out fast (within about 20 mins). Inquired about main meal 3x over 1.5 hours, received no reason, but waiter was apologetic (maybe forgot to put in our order?). All tables around us turned over during our entire visit, some new tables received their main meal before we did.

Finally main meal arrived around 8:15pm. Waiter said he'd comp us our desserts, brought our check, was not comp'd as told, and then disappeared.

Food was good, not amazing, definitely not worth 2+ hours wait. Very disappointing.

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been here for a couple of years, but dinner last night reminded me why it was a place to return to! The menu is good, home cooking Italian dishes. We ate in the porch, enjoying a beautiful evening and lovely live music in the background. A delicious meal and relaxing environment.

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rays
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great- very slow start and had to request things like water refills that should be automatic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and good food

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vipMary
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time here and we loved it as much as the first time. Great food and wine!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Next to cigar shop - smelled a bit in the outdoor area. Food was very bland and boring. Service staff were very nice though.

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BayArea
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently awesome

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DanielR
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Started with a couple of appetizers, the brussell sprouts and the calamari, they should note on the menu that the calamari also has shrimp in it....one of our party is allergic to shrimp. The drinks were great the wine list was great and the food was outstanding. Thank you to the Maitre D Tony for his suggestions!

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RandyN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The restaurant was nice, but service was really slow and mediocre. Food selections were limited. Average for the price.

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LuisaD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice, quaint restaurant. Excellent food and service.

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vipRubyV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Celebrated Father's Day here and was a great experience. Everything was fantastic from the drinks to the appetizers to the entrees to the dessert! We'll have to come back out again!

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BILLN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A variety of dishes at our table confirmed memories of past great meals here. Nice outdoor tables bustling activity, and nice live background music mad for an excellent evening of dining.

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vipAlawson
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for four people was excellent service and food was done well. It’s a special honey place with great Italian food.

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vipPHYLLISB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. The beet salad was the best salad We ever had as well as the Tiramasu. Loved the ambiance. We were there fir our 56 th anniversary and is the perfect Restsurant for a special occasion. Will be back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We ordered mussels…. For 17.00 we received 6 skimpy mussels in a weak tomato sauce.

Service was poor and we constantly had to ask for what we needed. Water, olive oil, and we were only given one menu and had to ask for a 2nd.

Other than the mussels the food was good but the overall evening was ruined due to very poor service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday, and the Incontro team was spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lovely meal on a Friday night!!

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viplarryc518aolcom
Las Vegas
46 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Only problem was service was slow.

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RalphG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great setting
Food was really Good

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TerryS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! Especially loved seeing all the people out and about!

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Carol
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday... wait staff was excellent...food delicious...sat outside on the deck, lovely! A surprise for my birthday friend a beautifully presented dessert with a candle....it was scrumptious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with great outside seating and a live musician. Will definitely be back again!

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vipTriciaP
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Our 2nd visit. Gave it another chance, because the gnocchi is so delicious. However the service is incredibly slow. Too long to take our order and too long to deliver food. By the time we were given our first course, I was already enough to eat the tableware. Won't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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SherylS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

busy Memorial Day crowd - a few mixed up orders, could have used more serving staff but I understand that is an issue pertaining to COVID layoffs and rehires

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TonyR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us got together for an early dinner and drinks. Appetizers of Calamari and French Fries, both were good. Dinners were, Chicken Marsala, a bit overcooked, but tasty. Pasta Pesto with Shrimp, very good. Lasagna, very good. Caprese Salad, very good. Two Salmon dinners, the hit of the evening.
Only small problem, they would not accept our Passport Cards, as they had stopped honoring them earlier in the year. We learned our lesson, ask when making a reservation if they accept Passport Cards.
We will return for the Salmon dinner.

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vip2AgingLikeFineWine
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food delivered hot and tasty. Brussel sprouts a bit burnt. Overall very good.

FAQs

Incontro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 820-2349.

Incontro is rated 4.4 stars by 1448 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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