Simple Italian Perfection and People Watching
Located on Augustinerstraße, the pedestrian walkway through the old town of Mainz lined with chic and interesting shops and cafes, is a lovely Italian restaurant called Incontro. The doorway is decorated with many annual awards, and after dining there several times, I can say that they are very well deserved! The Italian waiters sing to the people passing by and food sings to the patrons. On my last visit, I ordered a mound of perfectly pureed and baked eggplant doused in tomato sauce and cream. I'm drooling now just thinking about it. Their seasonal menu is divine, as are their seafood, pastas, carne, and wine list. In warm weather, try to get a table outside and take in the show that is Augustinerstraße on a weekend night.
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