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braised beef, veal, and pork, sofrito, white wine, grana padano
ricotta, mozzarella, mascarpone, goat cheese, garlic, fresh herbs, tomato, grana padano, basil
Fried Brussels Sprouts
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
This year Il Palio is offering a special American / Italian Thanksgiving three-course menu with a set price of $85 per person.
Tiny portions for the money. Service is terrific, though, with very personable waitstaff.
Amazing tasting menu of grilled octopus, salad, seasonal fresh pasta, grilled halibut and a beautiful dessert. Lemoncello martini was excellent. Service was superb!
Fabulous experience from start to finish. The service was IMPECCABLE. The food, outstanding. Tremendous attention to detail throughout our experience. Wonderful dinner!
Wonderful meal and service!
Excellent service and fantastic food. We loved it!!
Our meal was very excellent and the service was great!
Celebrating my husband’s birthday.
Food was delicious. Our server was fantastic ! Very attentive , not pushy and knowledgeable .
Foods was ok. Pasta was good but the fish was too cooked.
Waitress was kind and served us well but busboy’s language is something!
We felt we were in junk food restaurant.
Highly recommend! Food and service was perfect!
Extremely overpriced for pasta. Quality was fair at best.
Best Italian restaurant I ever had in NC! From crostini, oyster to Iberico pluma, every dishes are amazing! Highly recommend their cocktails and pasta. Just speechless! Thanks for giving me an unforgettable wonderful night!
Delicious meal, outstanding focaccia to start, arugula salad was tasty but typical. Eggplant entree was cheesy and divine. Service was impeccable. Delightful experience.
Delicious meal and friendly, professional service - can’t wait to come back
We did the tasting menu which was fabulous!
We have searched for great restaurants in Siena, Italy and nothing comes close to Il Palio right here in Chapel Hill. Everything is outstanding even to the selection and volume of the background music. No detail is overlooked. The quality of the food and the presentation is equal to the finest restaurants in Rome. And, it was all pulled together for our evening by outstanding service. Massimo is a pro, meeting and exceeding every expectation. Thank you
Excellent food, excellent service. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and eager to offer suggestions when asked. A nice change of pace to receive great service and for a restaurant to act like they cared you were a patron - would eat here again without hesitation.
Bruschetta was great as was octopus appetizer.
Both meatless pasta entrees were ok. They were not sauced enough as the strands of fresh pasta stuck together in a big clump
Bread basket was mediocre as was overpowered with olive oil taste. But the bread used for bruschetta was excellent!
Montepulciano wine offering was very good.
Raspberry sorbet and chocolate hazelnut gelato were excellent. Almond cake had good flavor but Was too dense and would have been better with a darker chocolate frosting as milk chocolate was overpowered by the almond.
We had been to its predecessor at the Sienna many years ago but this was our first time at Il Palio. The service was first rate. Every dish, from the bread, to the salads, to our entrees, to the desserts, were excellent. We live in another state but hope to return to Il Palio sometime soon.
We had an outstanding meal this past evening. The menu selections were memorable and appropriately sized for a multi-course meal. Everything tasted fresh and well prepared. The service was paced as we like it and the room was well spaced for the current conditions. We will be back!
If I had booked our reservation time earlier I may have had a different experience?? I'm not sure but I made an 8 45 Reservation. The restaurant stopped serving at 9 which I was unaware of when I booked our table but it very much felt like they were at the end of a shift and anxious to leave. I booked the table well in advance and requested a special table as it was our 31st wedding anniversary . We were put in the far back corner in a dimly lit booth right next to a table with a party of 6... Why we wouldn't have been seated in the front of the restaurant or at a table outside where there was some ambiance is a puzzle! So straight away the seating was a big disappointment and the atmosphere overall was nothing special.. The weight staff was pleasant enough but seemed very unconnected to us and in a hurry to get the order. The food was just ok. It was not what at all what I had anticipated and hoped for based on reviews !
Exceptional service and food
Adam Rose, puts on a great meal. Variety, flavor, and knowing your getting the best are just a few reasons to frequent Il Palio.
Everything we ordered was delicious, and the service was excellent as well.
First time dining at Il Palio. Great menu, but wish they would have allowed 2/3 of us to order the tasting menu. We dined outside for COVID reasons out of an abundance of caution. Unfortunately, we had several huge flies that hung around & we were constantly waving them away. Early on, one landed in my wine glass. It took me a while to get someone to come over & I asked for a new glass & pointed out the floating fly. The waiter brought the glass, but never took the glass with the fly. More flies continued & another went into my second glass, but since he didn’t land, I kept the glass because he flew away. Finally I had to resort to putting my mask over the glass.
My friend has a problem with his mouth due to some paralysis from facial surgery. He waved down the waiter & asked for a teaspoon so he could eat. The waiter never brought the spoon.
The food was very good, but service was below average.
Wonderful meal - we asked the server for guidance and we are so glad we tried his recommendations. Everything was delicious and they honored our request for outdoor seating.
I lived in chapel hill for 20 years I always drove by but never ate there.
Yesterday we tried and loved it.
We had our 38th Anniversary celebration there and it was wonderful!! We did the chef's tasting menu with wine. The best, ever! Massimo and his cohort were superb!
Nice location and atmosphere. Service us good but a bit on the pricey side.
Wait staff was attentive and helpful.....Massimo was very professional. All the dishes we had were excellent and well presented. Loved Il Palio's version of carpaccio.
Love this restaurant! We eat here every time we visit our daughter at UNC.
Excellent overall. Good was amazing, we had a vegetarian, a pescatarian and 3 omnivores, everyone left thrilled with the food. Service was great. It’s a restaurant inside a hotel, so not super fancy but very nice ambiance. Overall we loved it.
Probably the best Italian food I’ve ever had. Fantastic!
We went with are grandson as a celebration for his HS graduation and acceptance to UNCW. I listed that this was a celebration on the online reservation form. The server never mentioned or ask about it. We paid $79 each for the rib eye steaks. My grandson and I both order this and we asked for medium rare. My wife had the rolled egg plant. The steaks came out medium well. The server took them back and we had to wait a very long time for the replacement order to arrive. This time the steaks came out medium. My grandson and I went ahead and ate these steaks, but the $79 dollar steaks were just okay - certainly not $79 caliber. My wife's egg plant was just okay. She had to ask that it be warmed up while our steaks were being redone.
I ordered 2 of their cocktails. The first was very good the second was very poor, they forgot to add the agave. The server was adequate but not up to the standards we would expect at such an expensive restaurant. We were not offered any reduced price for the less than adequate steaks. Actually the best part of the evening was the server's assistant. He was very professional and attentive without being overbearing. Wish he had been the server.
This was our second and last time we will visit the restaurant. The first time I got charged $5.00 for ice in my cocktail. I also mentioned this, but all got was a "sorry". No one seems to care about customers at this place. Never again for us.
Outstanding meal! The octopus was delicious and cooked perfectly. Orecchiette with sausage was sublime and eggplant was super yummy. Dessert was tiramisu and banana bomboli was sooooo good. Ryan our waiter was fantastic. Highly recommended and will return!!!!
Drinks, food and service were excellent.
Massimo and Gabriel made our 30th Anniversary very special from the champagne to the dessert wine. Their recommendations were great. The food as always is at another level from restaurants that we go to. Excellent experience!
Exquisite, as always. Exceptional and creative renditions of even the more traditional dishes; deeply personable service. A special favorite.
Good and atmosphere was awesome. Just the wait between our 5course meal was a little slow. I would definitely recommend
Tasty, creative cuisine, but a very limited menu.
Il Palio is rated 4.7 stars by 1293 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.