Incontro

4.6
1365 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 1365 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DianneM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had one of the nicest lunches on the outdoor patio I can remember. The staff let us enjoy conversation before we ordered and the Casa Salad with Shrimp was outstanding. I can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very solid straight forward menu. The arancini are excellent as is the Lasagna. Good wine list and drink choices. Very friendly staff and wonderful outside seating experience. I'd you haven't been there you should try it. Of you have, try it again.

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vipBjbdinner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. The seafood raviolis was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood ravioli was delicious! Will come back and try more!

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ShonyaF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining experience was awesome! From the food, service, ambiance and live music...we couldn't ask for more! We will back for sure!

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vipGinaW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I have always enjoyed, and recommended Incontro to friends, but the last two times I have been there the service was TERRIBLE! Last night when we went, at our 8:00 reservation time, we got seated, and then we’re not even acknowledged for 20 minutes. Service was VERY slow. We were never asked if we wanted drink refills. Our total time there was 3 1/2 hours!! Further, they were so busy, you would not even know Covid, and capacity restrictions were in place! While it was an overall negative experience, I do have to say the food never disappoints.

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vipBruce
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot

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vipjeffl
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Very poor service! Food was pretty good but service was so bad couldn’t really enjoy our dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

This was a birthday dinner for my husband & food was good but the worst service I have ever had. We sat 20 minutes before asking a drink order, 15 min later got our drinks. Ordered food & received it about 30 min later. Not once did anyone check on us until plates needed to be cleared. Empty water glasses & drink glasses on edge & so many just walked by. Two big items where wrong on our plates but could not do anything cuz I asked to speak to manager & no one came. Explained the wrong items to server & all we got was a sorry & going up to other staff just got a sorry. Food was tasty but will never go or recommend this place to anyone. I never do review but this needs to be changed. Pretty sad birthday when we didn’t even get asked about desert nor did we have time to wait another hour for it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lasagna and gnocchi! I’ve actually tried most of their menu and everything was always delicious. You cannot go wrong, anything you order will be a fantastic meal. Their house Merlot is spectacular. Service is great, always above and beyond. Highly recommend!

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vipNancyD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Fantastic ambiance. Great local Italian restaurant.

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vipLindaC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Overall we were disappointed. The service was terrible. Our waiter only came to our table if we flagged him down. Service was slowwwwwww. Caesar salad was average. I had the pasta carbonara and my husband had the seafood pasta. Mine was average and he said the seafood in his pasta was so small and mediocre (inexpensive small scallops etc....). Sitting outside is wonderful but we will be going to a restaurant that has better food.

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rays
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I always like Incontro and I love the Gnocchi. Normally I rate the food and service as a 5. Unfortunately on this visit the Gnocchi and the polenta on the side of the Osso Bucco we’re just barely warm enough to be tolerated. We had a 2014 Brunello that was excellent. We were also disappointed that they were out of Grappa after dinner. Overall it was good but not as exceptional as previous visits.

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HansS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first time dining inside the restaurant was great! Excellent menu and food eaten. great service! bit pricy, but great! will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

A small winery but that’s not why it’s getting 1 star. They sat us in the worse spot and there was no one there. The ciarcutery board was less than desirable and it cost 40.00 for some cured meats, one type of cheese, 5 small mini pickles in a little tray and 5 olives...when we asked for more they say they order them from the market. Not worth the cost. Wine wasn’t that great either. I don’t recommend this place.

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vipJamesR
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food, slow service. We ate during the 7pm dinner rush on a Friday night so there was limited out door seating, by edict of our authoritarian governor and useless county health official. The gnocchi was delicious and the fruitti di mare was flavorful but a little spicy. The staff was hustling, they adhered to safety protocols, and there were a few larger groups (it's a popular place). The waiter apologized for the dinner delay and offered us a complimentary Bourbon Panettone - which was FANTASTIC. Great place to eat and don't be in a rush.

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vipSFGirl
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that they have truly vegan options rather than me having to modify like many places.

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vipDeborahC
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the drinks and the service were amazing!!! Can not wait to go back!!!

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vipKarinb
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice food, service and ambience. Patio seating is great!

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vipAsifA
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, awesome environment

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RobertR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant! Great food and personal service!

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vipLynnR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening. Great food, comfortable outdoor seating and wonderful live music to boot!

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AndreS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing evening of great food and superb service. Never had a bad experience here. Absolutely Danville’s best. Food is very tasty and fresh. Service good and owners are always friendly and always stop by to make sure you are doing well. Class act!! Highly recommended.

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viplv2dine
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always not to mention the beautiful setting

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rays
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Gnocchi at Incontro are to die for. Everything else is going as well. The salad with the toasted walnuts is a great starter. Service isn’t the fastest but very friendly and it’s better than being rushed. Overall excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time!

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vipAntoniaD
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Tables are NOT 6 feet apart

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was perfect in every way.

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AfsoonV
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice and friendly staff. Large and ventilated outdoor space to accommodate guests in the COVID era. The food was ok. Prices are high but the ambiance is worth it.
Drinks can be a little stronger for the price

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vipLarryF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Valentines Day dinner. Food was excellent

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Patrick
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at this establishment. The wife & I enjoyed a Valentine’s Day late lunch, early dinner. We love this place. We will definitely be back.

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JudyC
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Outdoor dining only on a cool nite but had good heaters,spacing staff,etc. Friendly staff, very good pasta dish selections at reasonable prices

Incontro
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you. We are so happy you joined us.

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ValerieS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day date

Incontro
Responded on February 16, 2021

We are so happy you joined us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!! Such an amazing spot and our go to for date night.

Incontro
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you. We look forward to your next visit.

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Vanidosa
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love this place. I frequent this Restaurant because if the delicious food and cocktails. Great service too.

Incontro
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you so much!! We look forward to seeing you again.

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vipjaniceh
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good, the service was very good and the music was too loud.

Incontro
Responded on February 16, 2021

Sorry about the music being too loud. Be sure to let us know so we can move you or turn it down. We are so happy you joined us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I been there many times,really good service 👍

Incontro
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for your continued business.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! My husband and I both loved what we ordered, I had the seafood pasta (can’t remember the name of the dish) and he had spaghetti. Both were so tasty. The server was great too! Can’t wait to go back!

Incontro
Responded on February 16, 2021

We are so happy you loved you dining experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

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vipAntoniaD
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic Italian food, lovely outdoor seating.

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BrettW
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and overall dining experience, in spite of covid-related challenges. The way things worked out, we ended up being seated around the firepit style group table, as our reservation was a bit last minute, and they were short on regular tables. It ended up being the best seat in the house! The owner personally greeted all customers with his appreciation for our business. Highly recommended!

Incontro
Responded on February 16, 2021

We agree the firepit is one of the best seats on the patio. We are happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to seeing you again.

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FAQs

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

Incontro is rated 4.6 stars by 1365 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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