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Trattoria L'incontro

21-76 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11105
+1 718-721-3532
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  • Excellent67%
  • 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 yesterday 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
Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

Thank Peggy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Adventurer15
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is located 0.2 miles from my house. It's my first recommendation when I have guests over. Its lovely ambience and superb food are second to none. It's very reasonably-priced especially for NYC standards. Make a reservation and treat yourself to some fine Italian...More

Thank Alberto S
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

I love that we're your go-to place to take guests, Alberto! It's excellent that you continue to enjoy stopping by for a good Italian meal, and that's a solid recommendation about reservations. I appreciate the kind words and look forward to the next chance we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere, staff and the food were top notch. They made us feel like we were family. So many choices on the menu as well as specials of the day. We would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank jrogala
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

I love hearing you felt welcome here! It's great to know that you enjoyed the specials that day, and I'm pleased that you plan to join us again in the future. Looking forward to serving you! All the best, Chef Rocco Sacramone

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

L'Incontro is a restaurant that provides an exceptional dining experience. It had been many years since I'd been there and while the decor has been updated the food is as spectacular as always. The restaurant does not serve hard liquor however the wine list is...More

Thank prella2
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us again after all these years! I love hearing that you continue to enjoy our wine list, and it's great to know that the zucchini flowers and sea bass really hit the spot. I'll be sure to share your kind words with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After trawling through many reviews on tripadvisor for other Italian restaurants in Queens, my partner and I settled on Tattoria as it had current and consistently good feedback. We had been craving a decent pasta for weeks so we're thrilled with the meals we were...More

Thank hanablundell
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a shot after finding us online! It's nice to hear that we could help with that pasta craving, and we're pleased that our crew seemed friendly and welcoming. It's great to know your wine was a good pairing, and I hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The premier Italian restaurant in Queens; ambiance, staff, service, food, flavor-there is not a place I know of that is better. An event restaurant, this is where you go to celebrate family milestones. Fancy, yet family, too. You will not regret it.More

Thank Stephen O
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

Stephen, I'm proud that we're your go-to place for big celebrations. It's nice that you're a fan of our atmosphere, and I'm pleased that you've enjoyed your meals here. I appreciate your recommendation, and I hope we get the chance to serve you again soon....More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

If your in Astoria and want Italian,go here. I can even remember what we all had,3-4 appetizers. Great calamari. I had the paperdile that was fantastic. Other than that,taste over other dishes were spot on great service also.must tryMore

Thank Hoages
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

I'm pleased that we're your go-to for Italian food in the area, Hoages! It's excellent that all of the appetizers hit the spot and that the calamari made a particularly good impression. I hope you'll be back for another great meal soon. Wishing you the...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Decorated as a typical italian trattoria you're sure that your diner is going to be a hell of an experience. The service is really exceptional with one the guys giving you an analytical view of today's specials but also the top plates of the catalogue....More

Thank Alex K
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us that night, Alex. I'm glad that you felt welcome here and that you enjoyed the variety of our specials and wine selection. While I feel that our prices reflect the high quality of our ingredients, I'm sorry if you felt...More

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Rose G
Is it byob?
7 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!
9 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?
30 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
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.