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Il Piatto
Il Piatto

Il Piatto Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilpiattosantafe.com
  • Phone: (505) 984-1091
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday – Saturday 11:30 to 4:30
    Dinner: 7 nights 5 to 10:30
    Happy Hour: 4:30 to 6:00
    Late Nite Happy Hour: 9:00pm to 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Yohalem
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: il Piatto, Italian Farmhouse Kitchen is available for off premise catering. Please contact Honey Yohalem, General Manager at 1-505-984-1091 for information.
  • Private Party Facilities: il Piatto, Italian Farmhouse Kitchen is available for private party rental.
  • Private Party Contact: Honey Yohalem (505) 984-1091

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We are located in the heart of Downtown Santa Fe, one block north of the Santa Fe Plaza so there is plenty of on street parking and is within walking distance from most Downtown Hotels. Downtown Hotels also offer shuttles to and from the restaurant.
A word from Il Piatto
Located one block north of the historic Santa Fe Plaza, in the heart of the chic Destination Marcy Street district, Il Piatto has been a local favorite since 1996. Boasting an authentic Italian farmhouse décor complete with a custom wine cave, wine bar, private banquet facility and sidewalk patio. A leader and proud participant of Farm to Table, Il Piatto sources its ingredients directly from local farms, dairies and ranches.

Il Piatto offers prix fixe sélections and two daily Happy Hours featuring half price appetizers and glasses of wine. Late night dining seven days a week sets Il Piatto apart, while including classic Italian dishes.

Named top 20 Best New Restaurants by Esquire Magazine, featured in Gourmet, Bon Appetite, Travel & Leisure, Local Flavor, nominated for a James Beard Award and received four stars from the Albuquerque
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "One of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. Service, ambience and food are always top notch."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This spot was recommended by Fodors. We had a lovely corner table - very romantic. The menu was creative, enticing and even featured gluten- free gourmet. The pumpkin ravioli with staged brown butter was delightful. The watermelon gazpacho is a must! And it was a surprising good value. We would definitely recommend it and will return again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Ate at the bar and happened to meet the owner who was doing the same but with the purpose of training his staff. You can see why the place is friendly and has good food - he treated his people with respect and clearly enjoyed helping them learn their trade. It's all about the details and you saw it in the prep and tastes offered with the food as well as the presentation on the plate. The light was low but the message was clear: great food and service on a friendly warm atmosphere"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food here is always very good with a nice menu with lots to chooses from. Lunchtime is nice cause you can choose your own 3 course lunch and it is $16.95. There are usually daily specials, too. Pastas, roast chicken , calamari...it's all good."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This used to be my favorite restaurant in SF. This time, "garden salad" was a sad pile of limp greens. Pappardelle entree had maybe six noodles. Duck in duck cannelloni was stringy. Bussers were inept. Waitress offered no comp when we complained about the salad. I am sad."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Our first time in Santa Fe and our first dinner. Casual restaurant but food was beyond our expectations. We were a party of 4 and everyone was very happy about what they ordered. I had the braised duckling pappardelle and it was delicious! What a nice way to start our vacation!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We love going to Il Piatto. This time we brought a large group (family from out of town). Everyone was impressed with the appetizers, meal selections and desserts. We went at lunch time and it is very affordable. We will go again and again!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful from the grenache to the appetizers and entres. I would have tried the desert but couldn't eat another bite. We love Il Piatto!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner at Il Piatto. Our waitress was great and the food was tasty. It was crowded and lively with both locals and tourists. There was a problem with our Open Table reservation (the restaurant couldn't find it) but we were able to get a table anyway. Maybe call before showing up? This is a nice downtown spot in Santa Fe."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Aside from a very surly hostess, who wasn't interested in being at work that day, this was a great dining experience. The Caesar salad was excellent and so was the bread. The waitress was terrific, and my only complaint was a fairly tasteless polenta."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "the experience was very good bordering on Outstanding. Nice atmosphere. Good but not great wine offering, however it was very reasonably priced. I recommend it to our friends who are visiting Santa Fe"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Having been to Santa Fe a number of times and dined at lots of restaurants there, Il Piatto remains one of our favorites. The food is always excellently prepared and presented. The service is really warm and friendly which is not something you always find in Santa Fe and the prices are very reasonable. It is definitely worth a visit."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We have always loved this restaurant, but noticed they gave us a special table, and treated us very special as a result of making the reservation thru Open Table!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our experience was mixed but generally positive. We first ate here for lunch. Our chicken and trout dishes were delicious. Waitress rather grumpy. Dinner for 4 a few days later - 2 duck dishes, one chicken livers, one prosciutto-wrapped trout. Flavors were delicious but all dishes significantly overcooked. Service good that evening. Would certainly give them another try."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Il Pattio meets high expectations in food, wine, service and ambiance. The menu offers a good variety of Italian inspired dishes. Our foursome tried to antipasti, four small pasta dishes and four secondi, all but one of which was very good. The pork chop was seriously over cooked, despite our query to the server as to whether we should specify a doneness. She assured us that it would be medium--not so. Nonetheless, it was a good evening of pre opera dining. A serious wine consumer, I was pleased with a variety of good wines under $40.00, very difficult to find in Santa Fe. We will return to Il Pattio!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We dined at three restaurants on this trip--Il Piatto was merely average compared to Luminaria and The Old House, both of which I would rank at 4 1/2 stars. The squash blossom and gorgonzola and walnut apps required a much lighter touch. Both our fish dishes were somewhat overdone. The wine selection was reasonable. The bread pudding dessert was the star of the meal--very good."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The three course fixed price lunch at Il Piatto is a really good deal. One of the best parts is that you can substitute a second appetizer for dessert and the appetizers are to die for! If you can't make up your mind about which of the wines to choose, the wait person will often offer a taste test."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed the overall experience at Il Pattio in Santa Fe very much. The prosciutto-wrapped trout filet was outstanding. We were told they have tried removing the dish from the menu but everyone always requests it be kept available. Not sure why you would want to remove something from the menu that is apparently always in such high demand! The braised pears with house-made honey ricotta and greens were an excellent starter. Overall great experience, moderately priced for Santa Fe dining at this level, and easy walking distance from Plaza area hotels. We'll return when in Santa Fe when we want something besides the excellent local choices for Mexican and southwestern influenced dining."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Il Piatto has lost the prix fixe deal (which always made me eat too much anyway) and our meals were rather poor. I had the pork chop which was under salted as was the polenta it came with. The red chile sauce has the distinction of being very hot yet bland...maybe it was missing salt or maybe it was just red chile with no other flavor. There was only one very sad bok choy with the meal, it's top had been burnt and it's stem was under-cooked and chewy. I ordered spinach on the side to make up for the sorry bok choy and they cheerfully brought me sauteed arugula instead (said nothing of it). I don't really like sauteed arugula that much and especially not with the huge amount of garlic which made it bitter mouthful. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Very nice place with great food, outstanding wine, and excellent service. Make a reservation as restaurant is busy and fills up quickly. Excellent choice for any occasion."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food was OK, service was very good. There are many better places to eat in Santa Fe."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Salad and pumpkin ravioli was exceptional, as always. Waitress turned me on to a new wine, Navarra, and then failed to refill my wine glass."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Best place for housemade pasta and great sauces. Excellent farm to table salads makes great starters."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great food and reasonable prices. Portion sizes were just right. Very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My husband and I were up for the night to have a romantic get away. This restuarant fit the occasion perfectly!!! Great wine! And even better entrées! I tried the red chili mussels, for my first time trying mussels, I thoroughly enjoyed every bite ! Can't wait to get away to Santa Fe again!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We love the variety of pasta dishes and specials. Always consistent."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Wonderful farm to table. Always delicious. Love the staff."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Wife and I went there for our 25th anniversary; watermelon & tomato gazpacho was fantastic. For entrees, we had the pumpkin ravioli and Gorgonzola walnut ravioli - both were also excellent. Deserts were chocolate mouse and cheesecake- mouse was great, but cheesecake was dry. Wines were good. Service was above average. Arrive early (or stay late) to take advantage of happy hour prices at the bar. FYI - no liquor, only beer and wine"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We had an early dinner and the staff were all very friendly The menu selections were awesome and the food we selected was well prepared. There was nothing left on any plate when we were done and we were quite satisfied with the portion size."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Il Piatto, which reaffirmed the excellent experience we'd had before. The late night happy hour wine and food specials after 9p can't be beat! The food is delicious and inventive. My companion had an amazing mussels with linguine in a red chile saffron crema that was unique and fabulous. My rabbit loin was tasty but a bit overcooked and the garlic shoots that came with it were tough and a distraction from the dish. But Il Piatto is still a winner overall and we'll definitely go there again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We're long-time Santa Feans and have been going to Il Piatto for years. It's one of our favorites and it just seems to keep getting better and better. This time I had the trout special which was most excellent. Hubby had grilled calamari and the smaller size version of pasta with clams which he thoroughly enjoyed."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We celebrated our 25th anniversary with Il Piatto and were not disappointed. The food was delicious-- especially the mussels with red chile pasta and rabbit manicotti. Our waitress and busser were attentive and friendly without being intrusive. The whole experience was excellent. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Just ok food. Many other places better to eat in Santa Fe."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "So nice to find a restaurant like this! Excellent menu and best of all an atmosphere of relaxed dining, service not hustling, I will return. ( I worried about parking but there is plenty on the nearby streets. )"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Unfortunately, il Piatto is an Italian restaurant that way overcooked its pasta! I had mussels with mushy pasta and my husband had calamari, also with mushy pasta. My appetizer had possibilities-- the duck liver was good as was the crostini, but the chef, regrettably, added Gorgonzola cheese to the liver. Now the menu did say gorgonzola cheese on top, but I had no idea that the tastes would clash as much as they did. The mussels were okay, but the crema sauce was way too thick! We won't be back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Ate here with family & we had three different pastas & 2 appetizers. The pumpkin ravioli was divine, mussel pasta tasted fantastic & linguine with clams was delicious. Pasta was made in house & cooked perfectly. Gazpacho was especially flavorful. Even the wine by the glass we had was good-Pinot grigio. Will go again."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Long time Santa Fe favorite. Food is consistently very good and moderately priced. I believe it is one of the best food values in the city. Particularly nice is the ability to get half orders of pasta."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "with all the fresh ingredients here in santa fe this was by far not good its all prepared days in advance the salad wilted and not fresh the dressing very ordinary subpar if it came out of a jar would of had been better the fish salmon had skin on that is unacceptable , and the pasta sauce was very fattening and greasy"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We keep trying Il Piatto thinking WE are the ones having a bad night and it turns out that it is Il Piatto that is having the bad night, continually. Portions are small, uninteresting tastes and often NOT the tastes described on the menu…shrimp scampi…NO garlic at all….chicken livers not trimmed correctly leaving them inedible, pasta sauce very much less than satisfying and an incredibly small portion to boot. $15 glass of wine for a 5oz pour???? sorry ….they have finally lost us….even for the 1000 points."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The half-priced appetizers and selected wines between 4:30 and 6:00 is a deal that simply can't be passed up. I've dined here the past two times my parents have come to visit Santa Fe (so, twice within the last month!) and both of our experiences were outstanding. I love that Il Piatto features in-season produce in both appetizer and entree dishes - spring asparagus and mushrooms during our most recent visit. The service is excellent and the food consistently tasty :) We will be back, perhaps to enjoy late-night happy hour deals!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014