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L'Incontro - the new dynasty takes over the reins and creates a new look

PROPRIETORS Charlotte and Cristiano Chiarin


Gino Santini opened L'Incontro in 1987. His daughter Charlotte and son-in-law Cristiano have recently taken over the running of the restaurant. Since opening, L'Incontro has established a solid reputation in the Pimlico area and has a loyal following.

Grant Pook & Co (Restaurant), David Linley & Co (Private Room)

Charlotte and Cristiano have had L'Incontro completely re-designed and refurbished, giving it a more contemporary look and adding a bar area to the restaurant and private room. Designer Terry Grant, has created a sleeker and softer look, maximising on natural light by introducing a clear glass front to the restaurant.

David Linley has designed the private room. The colours are natural and soothing, from the natural wood floors to the beautifully hand-carved furniture in walnut with inlays of rosewood and burr ash. The open fire, with its striking wooden fire surrounds and the original pieces of artwork by Tim Gosling create a feeling of warmth and intimacy.


Venetian-born Simone Rettore is head chef at L'Incontro.


Lunch: 12.30pm - 2.30pm (Mon to Fri)
Dinner: 7pm-11 .30pm (Mon to Sat) & 7pm-10.30pm Sundays


An exciting selection of carefully-prepared, authentic classic Venetian dishes that are modern in style. Sample dishes include: spaghetti with fresh lobster, cuttlefish in ink sauce served with polenta and poached seabass in balsamic vinegar.

Set lunch: 14.50 for two courses & 18.50 for three courses.
Dinner: 35 per person plus wine (approx)


L'Incontro has a comprehensive list of Italian wines all personally chosen by Cristiano Chiarin.

The private room seats up to 30 people or 50 people standing.

All major credit cards accepted

L'Incontro, 87 Pimlico Road, SW1, 020 7730 6327

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