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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. Make sure to view our New Years' Eve menu to see the 5 course meal we're serving up!

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

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 2:30pm
Happy Hour: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00pm -6:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 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 patio bar. Live music on the patio during warmer months or upon request for private party.

Catering:
Let us cater your special event at your place or ours. Contact us for details.

Parking Details:
Located at the back of the building, off of Railroad Avenue, with handicapped spaces.

Executive Chef:
Ismael Rivera

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, 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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Good for a Date (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Casual (9)
Authentic (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Romantic (7)
Cozy (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Live Music (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Very pleasant experience. Food was fabulous, service very attentive, and noise level low so a group of five could easily carry on a conversation. My first time eating at Incontro and I would definitely return. A great experience at a reasonable price. Note it was a Wednesday night so weekends could be noisier and more crowded.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Had a very nice brunch for my birthday. I invited 10 people. we had a nice table in the back where it felt private. Nice variety of brunch food. cooked to order eggs and waffle.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a wonderful NYEve meal at Incontro. Great food and service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We thought it would be a nice New Yesrs Eve dinner with smiling faces and party atmosphere. We were placed in a door way where my husband had to duck several times to not be hit in the head with bar glasses. Other than water, no one asked if we wanted a beverage, then we had to flag someone down for a refill! They brought me a butter knife with my steak —-won’t be going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The building is beautifully decorated and great indoor and outdoor seating options. Food is very good and the service is awesome. I've been there with teenage kids as well as "date nights" and both were great. Convenient parking behind the restaurant is helpful in downtown Danville. When I book on OpenTable they call me back and reconfirm, which I like, gives me confidence that my reservation is solid, and they let me know about anything special going on, like their New Year's menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent cuisine. Beautiful presentation. Attentive staff. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Ate on front porch. Perfect with heater to keep comfortable. Food and service perfect. Wonderful Christmas Eve dining menu and atmosphere. Beautifully decorated for Christmas.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Lovely Christmas Eve eve dinner inspired by the feast of the seven fishes. Beautiful dinner in a lovely setting. The octopus and calamari steak was prepared to perfection! Brava!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was good with a nice presentation. Liked our server and staff. However, the incredibly loud noise in the restaurant distracted from what would have been a nice meal with friends. I would recommend Incontro to others but with a warning about the noise.

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

Was sad to see some of my favorite dishes off the new menu and not much available for vegetarians. The server was able to recommend some items that made a selection helpful however so this was much appreciated. Would return and especially enjoy their outdoor seating when the weather agrees,

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Romantic, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always a great place for a nice evening out with friends or that favorite someone. Great food, lots of wine choices and friendly servers!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good food, great views of Downtown Danville and GREAT service. This was Date Night with my wife and we really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks Incontro!

Tags: People Watching, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Good food and service. Staff are very personable. One of my favorite places to hang out.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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