The sudden onset of hunger pains is the leading cause of unfinished novels, canceled duels, and tied soccer matches. Today's deal employs fine Italian cuisine to cut down on unfinished business: for $25, you get $50 worth of fine Italian cuisine at Incontro Restaurant & Lounge in Franklin.
Incontro serves upscale Italian cuisine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. The dinner menu features classics such as crispy calamari prepared creatively with lemon aioli, pine nuts, Gaeta olives, and hot peppers ($14). Satisfy a spherical craving with an authentic wood-fired pizza such as the Alsatian tart flambé, piled high with smoked bacon, parmesan, crème fraiche, and scallions ($12). Incontro's pastas include a deliciously refined rigatoni baked with homemade sausage, tomatoes, cream, fresh mozzarella, and basil ($17). Cultivated carnivores can choose from a bevy of steak options including a 12 oz. veal chop ($28), a 10 oz. filet mignon ($34), and a 6 oz. thunder shoulder. Cap off your meal well with a dessert such as chocolate drizzled crème brûlée served with a sigaretta cookie ($7).
Incontro Restaurant & Lounge is housed on two floors of the newly restored Brookdale Mill, first constructed in 1883. The high-beamed ceilings, deep-set windows, and sturdy stone walls retain a rustic feel, while mahogany and burgundy booths, leather lounge chairs, and a fireplace exude refined elegance. Drop by the lounge, where rivalries can be settled over a glass of fine wine, spirits, or beer; a game of billiards; or a staring contest.
OpenTable awarded Incontro Restaurant and Lounge its Diners' Choice award in 2009, and Opentablers give the restaurant an average rating of four stars. The restaurant has an average of 3.5 owl eyes from TripAdvisors and a 3.5-star average from Yelpers.
- Birthday Celebration dinner here- the food was delicious-Great atmosphere. The service was excellent… – missmaggiemay, TripAdvisor
- Our evening at InContro [sic] was excellent. The food was worthy of a City Restaurant and the ambiance was charming- especially the bar on the second level. – OpenTable user who dined on 8/20/2010
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.