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Trattoria L'incontro

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21-76 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11105 (Ditmars Blvd)
+1 718-721-3532
13:00 - 22:00
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Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 served here. The wait staff are all also very friendly, knowledgable and helpful. They helped... More 

Thank hanablundell
Woodside, New York
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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.

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. Take care, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

Lombard, IL
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 try

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 best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

Athens, Greece
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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. The small complimentary pita breads with the dry tomato sauce is good but it good... 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 our portion sizes missed the mark. All the same, I hope you'll join us again... More 

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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Our second visit which just confirmed our first. Excellent Italian food in a nice environment served by caring folks. In addition to the menu there is an extensive list of specials that are always worth hearing about.

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

This was great to read, Walter. We care deeply about our customers and will always work hard to make sure they're taken care of. Can't wait to cook for you again soon! -Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

New York City, New York
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Came here for a birthday lunch to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday. The ambiance is ok, not upscale like you might think. The food on the menu is not the highlight. The highlight is the 40+ specials that the waiter can seemingly remember off the top of his head. The food was good, but I've had better in smaller restaurants.... More 

Thank shellebelle13
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

Thanks for celebrating such a big occasion with us! While I wish everything on the menu had blown you away, I'm still glad to know that our crew made you feel at home and that you enjoyed our selection of specials. I hope you'l be back for another good meal with us soon. Best wishes, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

New York City, New York
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Was there but in private room in rear which was a prefixed menu. Waiters were very attentive. The salad included in our meal was super salty. I asked for the pasta instead, at first they were like we can't change it but then they agreed to change it for the pasta which was pretty good. My husband had the veal... More 

Thank Jannette T
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

Jannette, I'm glad that the private room was convenient for you that night, and I'm happy that we could get your salad exchanged for the pasta. It's nice to know that the chicken and veal were tasty, and I hope you and your husband will be back for another round soon. Best wishes, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

New York City, New York
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Read the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor and decided to try out this restaurant for lunch. The service was very good from the courteous lady who showed us to our table to the manager who greets everyone and takes drink orders and the waiters who are very attentive. Basically the staff seem to be doing their very best to make everyone... More 

Thank Eve212015
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

While it's great to hear you enjoyed your appetizer, I'm sorry if your veal missed the mark when you stopped by. Having said that, I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to our team, and I hope you'll give us another chance to serve you the excellent meal we're capable of offering .the veal lemon comes with capers... More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The food is passable, nothing to go out of your way for. The ambience is fine. I wouldn't have written this except that our waiter was intentionally rude. The restaurant prides itself on its daily specials, we asked our waiter to repeat some of them as when he rattled them off the first time, we could barely make out what... More 

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

It's disheartening to read about your visit. We pride ourselves on professional and authentic service, so it's surprising to hear that our service wasn't up to par. As you mentioned, your server did have an accent, but I can assure you we would never intentionally confuse our guests -- regulars or not. I'm sorry that you didn't get the experience... More 

Long Island, New York
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This was one of my all time favorite meals. I started with the zucchini flowers which were delicious and then the best of all was my pappardelle with lobster. Absolutely memorable dish. Six of us all together and everyone was very happy with the food. Many, many specials. I believe 45 so you must pay attention. This pasta was a... More 

Thank anneH3544PU
Rocco S, Owner at Trattoria L'incontro, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review, Anne -- I'm thrilled to know this was one of your all-time favorite meals. I hope you'll return anytime you're in the area! Best, Chef Rocco Sacramone More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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