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Il Palio

912 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion (23)
  • Good for a Date (18)
  • Fit for Foodies (16)
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am
Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Dinner: - Tuesday - Thursday 5:30pm - 9:00pm;
Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Closed: Sunday & Monday
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Phone number
(919) 918-2545
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Teddy Diggs
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Private dining and meeting space available from 2 - 200. Please contact the Catering & Sales team at 919.929.4000 or via email:
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Cross street
Franklin St. and Estes Dr.
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Parking details
Ample, complimentary self parking and valet parking available.
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Special events & promotions
Private dining available to up to 100 guests. Please contact the Catering & Sales team at 919.929.4000 or via email:
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Private Dining

The Ballroom at The Siena Hotel is beautifully appointed with natural light and can set 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.

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What 912 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 2 days ago

The service was very good. The waiters and waitress were friendly. I had certain food issues and the chef was able to give me what I wanted. The pasta was very good and I was able to get it gluten, dairy, and sugar free including the sauce. Very expressive.

CKoch (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We have been here frequently and always have a wonderful experience. My wife has a gluten allergy and they are always accommodating to her needs, while still maintaining a wonderful quality to the food. Service is fantastic and the atmosphere is fantastic. A wonderful place for a romantic dinner!

John (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Highly disappointing and very overpriced. Jimmy at the bar was the best. All other service lacked. Food seemed like it had been sitting out. I give this a 5/10 overall and wouldn't recommend.

harish (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I love the food. I went with my wife for Valentine’s dinner . They had a great four course meal options. We totally loved it . The waiter made sure I got the perfect wine with the food . Totally worth the money.

vipAmantedelCibo (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were disappointed with the inconsistency in the Valentine Day prix fixe menu as our prior dining experiences at Il Palio have been excellent. For the first course, our waitress recommended the beef carpaccio, which was excellent, but the roasted garlic-anchovy dressing lacked flavor and simply overwhelmed the castelfranco radicchio. The second course gnocchi and spaghetti di gragnano with littleneck clams were excellent dishes. For the third course, the smoked ribeye with horseradish gremolata was a bit overcooked but tasty. The pork chop was replaced with a wood grilled lamb chop, which was not a quality cut as there was more fat on the bone than meat; this was the case even when I received a second lamb chop. The chocolate and espresso copetta was very good but the baba rhum was forgettable. We deferred to our waitress for wine selections and her recommendations for white and red wines by the glass were "spot on". Although we will dine again at Il Palio, our Valentine Day dining experience did not live up to the restaurant's AAA Four Diamond rating.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing! The real deal- best service at both the fabulous bar and in the restaurant. Everyone was from Italy just like you find in the North End in Boston and Chicago!
We had grilled ciabatta bread with a sundried tomato topping and whipped ricotta - best we have ever had with honey in a honey comb on the side. Then an incredible radicchio salad- then pasta with bacon and a creamy tomato sauce - worth going for just this dish - i think its worth the trip from Cary just for that dish! Then grilled swordfish that melted in your mouth- a cheese plate and the best panna cotta over a grilled pear with homemade ice cream and biscotti..,, the best service and recommendations - ask for the recommendations! Wine was very pricey- I’m looking into
The corking fee for next time!

cwwww (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The most delicious Italian food in the Triangle, hands-down. Innovative dishes and brilliant execution makes this one our go-to places. Ambiance could be livelier, but at least it is quiet so you can hear yourself speak!

AMAA (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in years. Absolutely perfect.

HaroldG (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Pleasant eve
Out. Chestnut soup fantastic. Overall great experience

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Outstanding birthday dinner. Massimo was phenomenal and made the experience even more special with souvenir menus and recommendations. The crostini were especially memorable; get the beef steak drippings, you won’t regret it.