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About Incontro

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.

455 Hartz Ave.
Danville, CA 94526
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:



Brunch: Sunday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Happy Hour: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 4:00pm -6:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Diablo Rd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 820-2349

Website:
http://www.incontrodanville.com/

Entertainment:
Flat screen tv at the bar. Live music on the patio during warmer months or upon request for private party.

Parking Details:
Located on the back of the building with handicapped spaces

Executive Chef:
Ismael Rivera

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have a private room which accommodates 24 seating. Please call for details. We are happy to work with you to satisfy your need.

Private Dining

Incontro offers restaurant rental to accommodate up to 150 +/- people. Please contact us for rental fees and details. Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events.

Incontro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Casual (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Live Music (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (10)
Cozy (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Romantic (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Business Meals (7)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
People Watching (5)
Healthy (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Scenic View (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My husband and go to Incontro when we are in the mood for good Italian food. Our server is always nice and checks up on us several times throughout the meal. We will be back again and again! Their lasagna is awesome! One of my favorites I've ever tasted!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We have eaten here a number of times and the food is generally quite good with service to match. Nothing exotic but pretty steady. One suggestion in terms of value. Gift cards ($100 for $80) have generally been available at Costco Danville.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Cozy environment. Great wine list. Food above average, not spectacular. Great service. Nice patio seatings.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I had a salad with beets as my entree and it was very good. The veal parmigiana was a huge letdown. It was soggy and bland. The sole was OK. Our waiter was great, but the food was not that good, there is so many other good places in Danville.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I took my husband to dinner here for his birthday. The place is cute, it looks like it used to be a home and turned into a restaurant. It has on-site parking in the back of the restaurant. It has a nice large out door seating area with a bar. One of the tables has a firepit on it ! I want to have that table for a GNO next time. The decor inside is nice and a good ambiance. There is an indoor bar as well. The food was really good. The service was OK, I expected much better from this type of restaurant. But, I will definitely like to go back and sit outside maybe in the Spring or Summer!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday and we were more than happy with the service and the food. The Server was very attentive to our needs without being intrusive. He knew the menu well and of course he had some personal favorites. Keep doing what you're doing and you will continue to have repeat business.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We has Avery nice dinner on the patio. The only bad part was the cigar smell from the wine shop next door.
Our food was excellent

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was good but service was subpar. All the servers were very busy and weren't attentive. Each service call required a long wait, and that included drinks refill. Overall experience was not pleasant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I took my husband to Incontro for his birthday. As usual the food was delicious, wine list excellent and the service outstanding . We like to dine here in the summer as well. The patio dining is lovely.
Jacqueline Harrington

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Love their food and outdoor seatings.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The seared diver scallops were perfect. Great service too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great local spot for Italian. Enjoy the outdoor seating on a nice evening.
Great seafood risotto and pastas.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I will happily admit that Incontro has a beautiful patio in which we thoroughly enjoyed sitting. The service was excellent and the waiter was most affable. I started by ordering a Manhattan which was actually pretty good although it was $16 and couldn't have been more than one and a half ounces sitting on top of the large ice cube. The caprese salad was very good and the chili oil was a nice touch. Unfortunately, both of our meals were a great disappointment. I was expecting an authentic, Italian lasagna with Italian sausage but, instead, it was a lot of melted cheese on top of a bland, pasta casserole. My date considers me a "food snob" and states that I am too critical although she did agree that it was a disappointment. She ordered a pesto pasta which was adequate but not al dante and not very hot. It really is a shame since it is such a nice ambience but a gastronomic disappointment.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Too expensive for casual dining but good food and friendly service. Waiter started with what didn't have!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We've gone there many times, but something was "off" this last time. The veal parmesan had no cheese and it was nothing special and just didn't taste quite right. The service was very slow and it took a long time to get a working heater as we were outside. Also, they were out of the first 3 red wines that we ordered and were told it was because it was the end of the month. I don't know if there is new management, but we won't be going back there for awhile and hope that they will get it together!

Tags: Fun, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Lived in the East Bay and driven by this restaurant countless times. That was a mistake. My wife and I visited on a weeknight for a dinner date. Food was outstanding as was the service. Great place for authentic Italian and patio seating is great for a nice day or evening.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Severely understaffed..... Had to wait 15 mins after being seated to have the manager wait on us. Never saw a waiter.....never... long wait between courses... Had to go find the manager to have coffee, which he served ice cold...had to go back an make a fresh pot... The whole night was like this....

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great service, excellent food, love the outdoor dining.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Awesome brunch value. Great food, live music, beautiful patio, mimosa included all for $19.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Overall the food and service were very good. The Scallops were excellent as was the Eggplant Lasagna, with both expertly presented. The Gnocchi was good but uninspired. The waiter, a pro.

The one disappointment was our seating, which was inside as requested. But, we were placed in a room that was soon vacated by the other two occupied tables. This resulted in our awkwardly sitting alone in the back of a banquet room when there was plenty of seating in the front of the restaurant when we arrived. Shame on the maître d for thoughtless seating that clouded an otherwise good experience. Avoid the back of the restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great ambiance and service. Food was good - not great. Great outdoor seating, music on the weekends (outside), timely service - even when crowded, private parking in the back, and fun outdoor bar as well. Indoors is very well done. Private dining area that looks very intimate and quiet for a working dinner / party. We sat on the porch and had a good experience. With all of the competition popping up in Danville, I hope the food eventually matches the ambiance.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food - we all cleaned our plates. Our waiter was friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu, the ambiance and live music was just perfect for an outside dining experience.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Second time here, this time was much better than the first. The staff works hard and is very accommodating. The ambiance and location is attractive if you live in the area. It is in the center of downtown Danville.
I had the veal parmigiana and my wife had red snapper, one of the specials that evening. Both of us agreed we would not order the same dishes again if we were to return to Incontro.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Best eggplant parm that I've ever had....delicious. Wonderful experience from beginning to end of our meal. Highly recommend.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

First visit to Incontro, since they moved from San Ramon to Danville. Nice ambiance and easy to visit with dinner companions. Food was tasty and large portions and prices were fair. Only negative was one in the party wanted coffee with her dinner and it took three requests before the coffee was finally delivered. Also wait staff cleared dishes promptly but never offered to refill water glasses.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

My dinner was inedible. Sent it back. Waited too long to be served. It was not the server's fault. It was below poor

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Love, love, love the ambiance! Service and food was very good. Enjoyed every bite! Will definitely recommend!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Healthy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Have never been disappointed when dining at Incontro. In fact, the restaurant was more than happy to make an entree for 2 in our party that hasn't on the current menu but has been on the fall and winter menu.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

OUR FRIENDS AND MY WIFE WE AN OUTSTANDING TIME. IT WAS OUR SECOND TIME AFTER SEVERAL YEARS AND WE WILL COME BACK AND RECOMMEND IT TO OUR FRIENDS. KEEP DOING THE WAY YOU OPERATE AND YOU WILL BE VERY SUCCESFUL.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Wrong entree was brought to the table; waiter disappeared for long durations.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Lovely setting to eat outside on a beautiful evening. Food was average. I had the capellini with tomato and shrimp. For a mid-summer time, the tomatoes were not very ripe or red. And the capellini was left out a while, so it was kind of stiff on top instead of soft and nice to eat.

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Simply excellent! All food was great in taste and quality. Great location and service was flawless.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Organic, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

My family and I went there for my "cheat day" and to maximize all the yumminess I decided a brunch would help satisfy all the things I missed over the past month and I wasn't disappointed. For me the biggest plus was how much my kids loved it because they are picky eaters but my son was all to eager to try many of the things they offered in both the warm and cold sections of the buffet. The one thing we all agreed was our favorite was the French Toast, it is a brunch must have. If you are looking for a nice, easy, and tasty Sunday Brunch with the family then I highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great setting and service. Food was very tasty and ample portions.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great outdoor seating and bar area on side patio. Right on main street of Danville. Fun to people watch too.
We had a really good meal! Service was outstanding, friendly waiters and management.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We ate at Incontro on a slow Tuesday night. It was not crowded, and we chose to sit outside so that we could enjoy the lovely weather and the sidewalk traffic scene. The food was delicious. Three of us ordered the scallops. Came on a bed of mashed potatoes and veggies with a citrus/grapefruit puree - wonderful!

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Best Sunday Brunch value in Danville. Great Italian buffet with fresh pizza, pasta and salads plus made to order omelets and waffles. Brunch includes a mimosa and coffee, and wonderful home made desserts.

Tags: Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

It was just excellent. I went there with my wife for the Sunday brunch, because a friend of us recommended it. It exceeded my expectations. I am an italian person born and raised in Italy. It is nice to have the same quality of food so far away from home. Thank you l'Incontro for making that happen! .. and see you soon :-)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

My first time there, I'd like to try it again. The food seemed good but before I give it a higher rating, I'd like to try something else. If you want basic pasta with meat sauce, you may be disappointed as I don't recall seeing that on the menu. But the rigatoni with sausage was pretty good...a little on the heavy side of sauces, but great flavor.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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