Not typical southwest fareWhen you are not in the mood for the typical southwestern dinner fare, Il Piatto is a great choice! The food was amazing and after a week on vacation in Santa Fe we were really in the mood for food that was not drenched in cheese and green chiles. They have wonderful appetizers and salads and their beef, chicken and trout were delicious. We enjoyed it so much we went back for a second visit. They have a great late night happy hour after 9:00 p.m. that also allows you to have a prefix dinner for a surprisingly reasonable price. Service was very friendly and quick. So you can shop and play all day and still enjoy a wonderful evening of fine dining in a casual atmosphere. We highly recommend you not miss this one!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian in Santa FeThe food is really delicious! Every bite is enjoyable.
Wonderful experience.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMfor the moneyService attentive, yet unobtrusive. Comfortable. Conversation easy. And waiters remember you. Nice to be acknowledged.
Food was good. Bread is too heavy, though. Crust not quite right. Can't explain. Food is not commensurate with the price. Overpriced. Surprising small portions. Overpriced. It'll be awhile before I return.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing farmhouse kitchen!amazing food - all fresh ingredients and obviously cooked with love for good food.
one star less for small portions.
But we sure will come again!!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceOur food and service was exceptional. Our waitress was knowledgeable, helpful and the food excellent. We'll be back!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis time we had a very goodThis time we had a very good meal. Uneven. Need to try it again. One needs to know that it will be good each & every time not just occasionally.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food -- Boring AmbianceThe $32.50 three course dinner is a great buy if you're hungry and want to try a variety of dishes. The four of us had numerous menu items and enjoyed them all -- no complaints. However, the larger dining room is like being in a cave -- dark with menus on the walls, poor lighting, and totally lacking color, music, or personality. Friendly and efficient service from Allen.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceFood was OUTSTANDING and the prix fixe option is an exceptional value. Wine list had a great range. I wish I could recall the name of our server. Her food and wine recommendations were on the money and she interacted well with our group making the evening a lot of fun. We look forward to a return next time we are in Santa Fe.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely the BEST!A wonderful long time local favorite here in Santa Fe. Il Piatto serves up wonderful Italian farmhouse foods with the flair of the Chef Matt! Everything is excellent and unique. All the food is fresh, all vegs, etc from the local farmers market and prepared to perfection.
treat yourself! Visit twice during a visit!! Once for dinner, and return another evening for the after 9PM specials.
An excellent location in town for a stroll before or after dinner. There are a few tables outside, and they are an excellent place for a wonderful lunch or coffee!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Italian CuisineIf you love the true Italian dishes this is the place to find them. Along with excellent service and ambience it is hard to beat Il Piatto. I live locally in Santa Fe and always love to bring visitors from out of town. The restaurant never fails to impress them.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food menu changesIl Piatto has always been very good. The menu has many regional specials as well as "old favorites". They add daily specials throughout the year. We have been there several times for lunch but his was the first time for dinner. The noise level can get a little loud as the restaurant fills up.
Our service was great. The 3 course special for both lunch and dinner is probably the best thing going in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The quality has not suffered since the expansion over a year ago. Highly recomended.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and very attentiveWonderful food and very attentive service. Very difficult to hear, as the noise level was over the top. Otherwise, would highly recommend, as we were immediately escorted to our table on time for our reservation. The waitstaff was informative and fun.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic farm to table menu.Fantastic farm to table menu. I had Chicken Livers for dinner, loved them... prepared perfectly! We sat at a table in the bar. Comfortable, but was very busy. Our waiter was very attentive. Overall, enjoyable. Will go back for sure.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite restaurantsOne of our favorite restaurants in Santa Fe -- delightful in every way!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA very good, innovative restaurant.A very good, innovative restaurant. Was recommended to us by two other chefs in Santa Fe. Did not disappoint. This is how you run a restaurant.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMwait after reservation waswait after reservation was a little long but this is a popular spot and folks linger over dinner. Suggest going inlater - they are open until 10:30.....and the menu is great. Lessnoise alter, no table wait!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery special- Never miss this one!All and all one of our top picks not only in Santa Fe but from around the globe. Excellent late night specials after 9. DO NOT MISS IT!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe would absolutely return.We would absolutely return. The food was very good at a reasonable price and our server was wonderful about accommodating our children. The trout was delicious!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMchef-owned gem in downtown Santa FeHonestly...Il Piatto couldn't get any better! The food is flawless and keeps us coming frequently in a city with many good restaurants. My sister and I had the salmon and chili rubbed duck last night...both outstanding. Wines are nice and fairly priced. Don't miss this chef-owned restaurant in Santa Fe.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a busy Saturday nightIt was a busy Saturday night but food and service were oustanding!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian food, pricey winesThis is a great restaurant, with a great menu, great service, and good wines. This latter category, however, is why we don't come here very often. While their food prices are very reasonable, the wine prices are over the top. If they gave you a good pour in a proper (Riedel crystal) Burgundy wine glass (for reds), then their prices would be acceptable. (They use the smaller white-wine glasses for red Burgundy/Bordeaux wines But you get about a 5 oz. pour and they charge as though you were getting an 8-9 oz. pour. It's always been this way, and I'm sorry to see this hasn't changed. If it weren't for the wine pricing, this restaurant would be in my Top 3 list for Santa Fe.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat lateMy wife and I had dinner here at 9:45 PM. Usually eating establishments that are open that late don't have the highest quality food, but this restaurant is an exception. The dishes were excellent, and so was the wine. The service was attentive, and the waitress was able to help my wife, who can't have gluten or dairy, pick her meal. We would definitely go here again.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI think our server was newI think our server was new and lacking in a few of the graces that make good service (like forgetting the wine order, not checking up on whether everything was to our satisfaction). But, the server was friendly and likeable and I think teachable and I am sure he will become an excellent server over time.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA totally satisfying dinningA totally satisfying dinning experience. Warm and welcoming atmosphere1/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWarm, friendly, and busy eatery.Warm, friendly, and busy eatery. Walk-ins are welcome but usually wait in a anti room so make a reservation.
Be up on your Italian wines or trust your wait person for their advise for a suitable bottle of vino. Probably the best of the want to be Italian restraurants in Santa Fe.12/26/2012 12:00:00 AMPulire il piatto -clear one's platePulire il piatto - clear one's plate
Our palates are pleased and our plates are clear at Il Piatto. Great dining! We enjoyed great Italian food with nice aromas, beautiful plating, wonderful flavors, in a relaxing environment. Nate was an excellent server. We enjoyed our meals and we did Pulire il piatto "clear our plates" except for the generously portioned entrees which demanded take home containers. We enjoyed our first visit to Il Piatto and look forward to many more enjoyable evenings.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM