Il Palio

4.8
1190 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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vipTrudy
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was awesome!! Food was amazing!

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vipJonnaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and exceptional service

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RichardW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mossimo our server gave us exceptional service. His recommendations were perfect and we will definitely be back again. Our favorite restaurant in the area.

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BernardC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was awesome!! The Veal was a little over cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, Food, and Setting. Very pleased with everything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
136 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and attention to detail. It’s a phenomenal restaurant and an exceptional dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, our server was Massimo and he was very friendly and explained everything thoroughly and with enthusiasm that the food deserved. Great experience with the Chef’s tasting!

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Punky
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular. Service was impeccable. Best dinner we’ve had in a long time. Highly recommend.

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were sitting outside in a white tent which was fine for us. The heaters did an amazing job and we were comfortable without jackets. The noise from the street only interrupted us once, but that is worth it for the food. Service was amazing and everyone to the time to answer questions and the chef was kind enough to introduce his dishes when we ordered the tasting menu. I went to this hotel on a package with dinner and breakfast included and it was delicious. It ruined everyday meals for me and I hope to splurge and eat there again!

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vipPantharu
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with exceptional service!

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vipLindaJ
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere with a stellar wait staff. The service and food was incredible.

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TianaS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I throughly enjoyed my time. The staff were very hospitable and welcome. I dined within the restaurant and expressed that I had gluten, soy and dairy allergens. They made sure all of my food was handled accordingly and still made me feel welcomed. That means a lot because I don't always experience that. The in room massage was also amazing and I loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Bolognese tasted like overly oily meat, didn’t not taste or sit well, very poor. Risotto was excellent. Server got an easy order wrong. Overpriced for a moderate experience.

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GordonD
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

31 years after I proposed to my wife here, we returned for a meal, given the impossible expectations for a date like this the restaurant, staff, chef lived up to the challenge .

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Topher
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal with a very attentive and friendly waitstaff!

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RobertS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh food! Excellent service too.

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Chris
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was tasty with very friendly staff. We came with a deal from Offline Raleigh that made the dinner meal a better value. The tall, slender glasses can make drinking difficult--if you have foam, good luck getting to any of it! Their focaccia is also thicker than the traditional Italian, which took us by surprise but still was good for dipping up the extra sauce.

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MegR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here on a date night and had the best time. My husband was raving about the Veal Saltimbocca. Recommend staying at the hotel after dinner so you can really enjoy the food and wine.

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vipSusan
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but delicious dinner. The heaters in the tent kept us pretty comfortable even on a cold night.

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JohnD
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing but kudos. The Chef's special, Ragu di Agnello, was spectacular. Great wine selection. The Tiramisu and cappuccino provided the perfect ending. Our server, Massimo, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. A very comfortable setting. Overall, a very pleasant and satisfying dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Price for the food quality and service was on point! We will be back.

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marcellos
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food. Order the fungi ravioli and the risotto. One of best I ever had.

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AFC13
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience for my wife's birthday. The "Happy Birthday" on the dinner menu was a thoughtful touch. We really enjoyed our appetizers (meatballs, salad). They tasted very fresh and authentic. The entrée was decadent and delicious. My wife had the butternut squash ravioli and I had the tortellini. While I enjoyed my tortellini, the ravioli was out of this world! We enjoyed a nice bottle of wine and some after dinner cocktails. Our waiter was attentive and we felt taken care of. While the price of everything was expensive, it was certainly worth it for the special occasion. We look forward to dining at Il Palio in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, our server was very personable and professional. The staff was diligent and friendly. We had a very enjoyable dining experience.
My one suggestion is that the overall decor in the dining room lacked personality and felt a bit underwhelming, especially compared to the great staff and meal. Perhaps time for a refresh.

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vipDickF
Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food very good, service was incredible, especially as the waiter was doubling as bartender too! COVID restrictions hamper the dining experience but it was still very good.

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BenF
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and the customer service was top notch. Can’t wait to go back again!

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AbigailG
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing dinner! We had cocktails and did the chef's tasting menu. Service was impeccable and every dish was delicious. Our favorite was the seafood in the spicy, red sauce! We had this in Italy a few years ago and loved it, but this dish was even better than I remember it being! Thank you again for such a fabulous evening, start to finish! We can't wait to come back!

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BirthdayQueen
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We enjoyed our culinary adventure with Massimo. We would definitely return again.

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Vincent
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Palio is a fantastic choice for any authentic Italian food enthusiast. All the pastas are handmade and all of the dishes are very traditional. You will not find modern flare or fusion styles here, which is a relief when looking for a classic Italian restaurant. The octopus was fantastic as well as the Bolognese. The wine selection is thorough and covers every major growing region in Italy plus some minor regions with fantastic wines.

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LeyD
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I was very disappointed with Pollio. For the price you paid for a full serving and for the presentation you got, it was way overpriced. Very few customers but it was extremely noisy from the kitchen and we could’ve been seated in a much better place because the whole restaurant was wide open, nobody there. Instead we got placed by the kitchen with a server who could see us from the kitchen but would not come over to refill our tea unless we flagged her down, floor was wet near the table and nobody cleaned it up when we pointed it out, overall sorry service and a lousy experience. Way better Italian for a fourth of the cost at 411 West Franklin. Will be going there instead of here next time we wanted authentic Italian. This place sucked.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I love this restaurant and try to eat here whenever we are visiting the Chapel Hill area.

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Jason
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the customization on the chef's tasting menu & the service.

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CalvinM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service. Would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday dinner.
Everything was such high quality
Waiter was amazing and was so confident in recommendations when we asked.
Everything he suggested was spot on!!
Brussel Sprouts were unbelievable and coffe rubbed filet could be cut with a fork it was so tender

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CaroleB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

For an Italian restaurant, the bread was awful. Perhaps as a result of the virus, the menu selections were sparse. We enjoyed the pasta Bolognaise, and the house Chianti!

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vipHawaii50
Raleigh
68 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and they treated my guests and me with great care. The food was wonderful with a great selection of Italian dishes. I will definitely be going back there again.

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Elcb
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed every bite, but do not care about the price if you eat here.

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TandT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attentive service, good food and atmosphere here at this restuarant.

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Il Palio is rated 4.8 stars by 1190 OpenTable diners.

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