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Trattoria L'incontro

21-76 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11105
+1 718-721-3532
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
21-76 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11105
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is good. A bit expensive. Service good. Good ambience. Wish acoustics were better. Definitely worth a visit. Valet parking big plus especially in Astoria.

Thank debra c
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's great to hear you'd recommend us, Debra! I'm thrilled the food, service, and ambiance added up to a lovely experience for you, and I can't wait to see you again! Best, Chef Rocco Sacramone

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit on the expensive side, but very good Italian food and nice atmosphere. This is a place you go on a special occasion to impress your new girlfriend or for an anniversary dinner...

Thank nycgreenwich
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're quite pleased you love us enough to bring your new girlfriend! Look forward to seeing you soon. Warmly, Chef Rocco Sacramone

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were 4 of us for lunch. The cod and grouper entree specials were well received. My caesar salad was below average and the Zuppa di Pesce had a very watery, almost tasteless sauce. The bread accompaniment was also below average. The service, knowledge and...More

Thank Point_of_View01945
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm happy to hear the service exceeded expectations, though I'm sorry some of the entrees did not. We take pride in our reputation for creating expertly crafted dishes using the finest possible ingredients, so I'm sorry yours was the exception. We do, however, offer a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reserved a round table for a party of six on SundayJune 7th for lunch. The purpose of the luch was to have people meet and talk about events in the past. We were seated promptly and the wait staff was incredible in their service....More

Thank Michael E
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What is there better than a Sunday spent with friends, reminiscing over a long lunch, Michael? It's wonderful to hear you chose us for the occasion and that your experience was excellent. Can't wait to have you back again, Chef Rocco Sacramone

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on this restaurant's rating, I was expecting impeccable service. What I got, instead was worse than unhelpful service by my server. The host, on the other hand, was pleasant and welcoming. I disliked both dishes I ordered. The smoked tuna appetizer was tasty but...More

Thank Cynthia F
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Cynthia, let me start by apologizing that the service was less than excellent. We believe we have a talented and well-trained team in place, and it's rarely reported that their service is lacking. I'll be sure to look into things to determine how we can...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this establishment on a work trip to New York. I was taken aback by how warm the atmosphere was and how busy it was for 8pm on a Tuesday night. There was a wait that rivals a Saturday evening in most restaurants. We...More

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Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for joining us during your work trip -- it's a real honor that you felt your meal was the best you tried while visiting! I'm happy your veal and zucchini flowers left particularly great impressions, and it's so nice to know that our team...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a classical Italian Restaurant with an excellent wine list and authentic cuisine. The atmosphere is very inviting and the wait staff is very attentive. If you wish to impress someone, this is the place to go.More

Thank Ronaldo V
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So happy you've enjoyed our wine list, Ronaldo! I'm pleased our cuisine continues to hit the spot, and I love knowing that our crew took good care of you. I hope you'll join us for another good Italian meal soon. All the best, Chef Rocco...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best Italian restaurants in NYC. Nouvelle Italian and traditional Italian dishes cooked up by chef/owner Rocco who truly deserves the consistent 27 Zagat rating it has earned over two decades. Advice to the novice: Order from the specials of the day, extensive...More

Thank pina
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

One of the best? That's truly excellent to hear, Pina! So glad to know you continue to enjoy our specials, and I'm glad to see your recommendation here. I hope we get the chance to serve you again soon. Wishing you the best, Chef Rocco...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Great family restaurant, Vinnie is always accommodating. Love the steak caramelized onions, Raviolis, this place is always busy. Rocco the chef comes out to greet the patrons.More

Thank Peggy R
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Peggy, I'm so pleased to hear that Vinnie's taken good care of you -- I'll be sure to share your kind words with him. It's excellent that everything from the steak to the ravioli has been spot-on, and I appreciate you taking the time to...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

We've been trying to get to L'incontro for years for our wedding anniversary but it was always closed. I finely figured out it co-insides with the Chefs vacation. Thursday night dinner, not overly crowded, nice ambience. Appetizers Burrata with Proscut, Unfortunately served way to cold...More

1  Thank Adventurer15
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

I'm sorry if your recent meal didn't live up to expectations, especially since it sounds like you've been trying to visit us for a long time now. We welcome all feedback in the moment, so it's disappointing if we didn't have the chance to address...More

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Rose G
Is it byob?
6 May 2017|
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Response from Frank C | Reviewed this property |
No; there is an extensive wine list.
Can someone please tell me what the average cost would be for dinner for two? Thank you!
8 December 2016|
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Response from Frances C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it can be spends depending on if you have wine or other drinks. I think $160 for two sounds about right.
Peter R
What is the dress code?
29 May 2016|
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Response from CountFleet | Reviewed this property |
casual but neat, special place and people dress like it's special, so ditch the sneakers,shorts, etc and go with a collared shirt chinos and boat shoes/ dress sandles
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21-76 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11105
    (Ditmars Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: +1 718-721-3532
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Zagat 2013 and Michelin Guide Recommended. Our cuisine is a combination of traditional classics and state-of-the-art fare. All of the dishes are prepared with an emphasis on using only the freshest ingredients, keeping the integrity of traditional dishes while incorporating a new style, with the focus on taste.
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