An Italian restaurant is a great venue to ask parents tough questions, such as "Which of us gets the '62 Thunderbird?" and "What's the meaning of pizza?" Sate your curiosity with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fine Italian fare at Incontro Restaurant and Lounge in Franklin.
Incontro Restaurant and Lounge boasts a wide-ranging menu full of fresh, boot-shaped Italian fare. Wood-fired pizzas include the margherita ($12) or the classic pepperoni ($13) with mozzarella cheese, and hearty pasta dishes such as the bacon-laced lobster mac 'n' cheese ($24) or the potato dumpling gnocchi ($23) provide an authentic alternative to sugarless, pasta-flavored bubble gum. A 20-ounce long-bone rib eye ($45), served with two sides such as eggplant caponata or mashed potatoes, delights proud carnivores and saves them from hunting and gathering after an exhausting workday. Incontro’s warm, welcoming setting is enhanced by its recently restored venue, the 14,000-square-foot historic Brookdale Mill.
Incontro Restaurant & Lounge
After sliding across the soft leather of a horseshoe-shaped booth or finding a spot on the sunshine-dappled patio, visitors can begin their journey through Incontro’s award-winning Italian dishes and wines. The upscale yet cozy restaurant inhabits the recently restored, 14,000-square-foot historic Brookdale Mill, with a dining room, lounge, billiards room, and private banquet rooms offering multifarious settings for romantic dinners, receptions, or celebratory meals following the end of a grueling pasta strike. Incontro's chefs prepare much more than just pasta, however: they also crisp Napoletana-style pizzas in a wood-fired oven; arrange parmesan-crusted pork tenderloin beside porcini risotto and garlicky spinach; and grill citrus-spiced salmon until the fish’s bathing suit completely burns off.