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Il Palio

4.7
4.7
1670 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Il Palio is an intimate restaurant in the Siena Hotel. We strive to emulate the best of the great Italian tradition of hospitality and quality at the table and in the glass. Our vision is simple – use the best local and Italian ingredients as purely as possible and serve them with comfort and pride. We cook as an Italian might in North Carolina.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 918-2545
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Robert Compton
  • Catering
    Private dining and meeting space available from 2 - 200. Please contact the Catering & Sales team at 919.929.4000 or via email: astruble@sienahotel.com
  • Private party facilities
    The Ballroom at The Siena Hotel is beautifully appointed with natural light and can seat up to 100 and receptions up to 150. It can also be split into two smaller rooms. The Terrace Room off of Il Palio is also available for events of up to 36 people.
  • Private party contact
    Michelle Castro: (919) 918-2539
  • Neighborhood
    Chapel Hill
  • Cross street
    Franklin St. and Estes Dr.
  • Parking details
    Ample, complimentary self parking and valet parking available.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,670 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Romantic

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Italian

  • Durham

    Great for fine wines

  • Durham

    Romantic

  • Durham

    Good for special occasions

1,670 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food , staff and Chef are top notch. I just wish they had a more robust wine selection from other countries than just Italy.

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  2. BuddyW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was moderate for the price. Our meals were brought out 10 minutes apart. We didn’t complain and the wait staff camp’s one drink. We were kinda disappointed…maybe just an off night.

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  3. Carlos

    Wilmington

    85 reviews

    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and good, albeit over priced, brunch

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  4. Michelle

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second Chef’s Tasting Menu experience at Il Palio. They hit it out of the park providing a gluten-free option. Delicious flavors. Generous portions for a tasting menu. I like how many of the tasting options changed between my visits but excited to get the Iberico Pork tasting again! If you don’t go for the Chef’s Tasting Menu, I highly recommend ordering the Iberico Pork Pluma as an entree.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mosimo was an excellent server and took great care of us. The food was outstanding!! Highly recommend.

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  6. MaryT

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal. Homemade pasta. Tagliatelle was wonderful as was the bruschetta. Lyle was a wonderful waiter! End with the blood orange sorbet!

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  7. jl2014

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a wonderful experience. Loved the tasting menu and meeting the chef. Highly recommend.

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  8. JimW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four-star, four-diamond, authentic, homemade Italian. Great service and great food. Not what one would think of when talking about hotel restaurant. 100% fantastic. Highly recommend.

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  9. BonnieD

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service. Can’t wait to go back

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  10. Yummy

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service, excellent value for money.

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FAQs

Il Palio is rated 4.7 stars by 1670 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Il Palio

1505 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Franklin St. and Estes Dr.
  • Neighborhood
    Chapel Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Ample, complimentary self parking and valet parking available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Robert Compton
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 918-2545
  • Catering
    Private dining and meeting space available from 2 - 200. Please contact the Catering & Sales team at 919.929.4000 or via email: astruble@sienahotel.com
  • Private party facilities
    The Ballroom at The Siena Hotel is beautifully appointed with natural light and can seat up to 100 and receptions up to 150. It can also be split into two smaller rooms. The Terrace Room off of Il Palio is also available for events of up to 36 people.
  • Private party contact
    Michelle Castro: (919) 918-2539
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