Il Palio

4.8
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1086 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Il Palio was named after the race held each summer in Siena, Italy. Created with a passion, the restaurant has been exquisitely designed and beautifully finished with materials from all over the world. No stone was left unturned and time was not a factor in finding exactly what was required to make the "vision" a reality. The atmosphere created is one of quiet comfort in surroundings reminiscent of an Italian villa. The friendly and courteous staff, the outstanding food, and the efficient service all contribute to the ambiance felt by those who visit the restaurant. Il Palio's fine Tuscan cuisine is a pleasing combination of the highest-quality ingredients and the caring preparation by chefs who take pride in the dishes they present. Like the race in Siena, Il Palio is creating lasting impressions.
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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and fantastic food! The staff is always polite.

G
New England
103 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t recommend Il Palio enough! It’s our go to restaurant for special occasions, but also perfect for date night or “just because “! Outstanding food, service & ambience, and especially beautiful during the holidays!

DR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great culinary find as we were staying in the area for one night. Best halibut I’ve ever had. Tender, moist, not overcooked, caramelized on top. Nice small plate appetizers.

w
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An overall wonderful dining experience

PM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Special anniversary dinner. Food was good; noise level was loud though.

DC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The service was horrible. The waitress wouldn’t make eye contact. Neighboring tables that were seated well after us got their entrees before we got our starter. I finally walked to the waitress to ask for our starter 1:15 min after we were seated. They brought starters for only two of our four diners. 15 min later I asked for the other two salads which then showed up quickly. And then the entrees showed up. Two pasta dishes and no offer of cheese. It was just really bad.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First Class food. Great service from a friendly outstanding staff. Comfortable atmosphere. Love this place.

TR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my very fav restaurant. It is a true dining experience. I feel transported to a friendly restaurant in Italy. In a league of its own.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner celebrating our Anniversary. Visiting CT and used recommendations to choose this restaurant. Food and service were wonderful. We were served quickly but not rushed. We would definitely visit again!!

KR
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My wife and I shared a fabulous evening with 2 friends of ours... Both couples having been to Il Palio on a number of occasions earlier... but tonight was really another level. The staff was very helpful and well prepared for us... the food choices were not typical which we all enjoyed.

JP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best... not a restaurant close to this place in all Shelton!!!

P
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is just delicious! We enjoyed the prix fixe lunch.

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a better than expected experience. The cuisine has never disappointed in any way, from choice to presentation to quality of ingredients. The service is always a cut above.

The only minor negative was a somewhat bland mixed drink. The description held promise, but I was somewhat underwhelmed.

No matter - the experience is exceptional.

R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent throughout!

S
Tallahassee
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, from the entry till we left we were treated royally. The food was delicious, the server was friendly and accommodating. will go again very soon. thanks for a delightful evening.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every day dining made special, from the moment we enter. It’s like having a delicious meal amongst family and friends. A local gem!

5
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuscan villa in an unlikely office complex but beautiful setting. Authentic Italian using fresh seasonal ingredients. The service was spot on, very accommodating. This restaurant could stand up against NYC restaurants or any upscale restaurants anywhere but with reasonable prices. Very special place.

b
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Palio continues to impress at all levels. We love the seasonal rotation on the menu. Margherita is AMAZING with her pairings on food. Presentation is always spot on, and the wait staff (Dominick and Claudio) make the whole meal relaxing, enjoyable and amazing. We will always be back!!

C
New York Area
392 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was really expecting it to be better than it was! First of, the restaurant is beautiful but I felt the food was just good and that's really a shame considering the potential. Appetizers were good but 5 out of the 7 people in our party said their entrees were bland and tasteless. Service was very good but couldn't make up for the bland food.

M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from out of state and what a wonderful choice. Ambience, food, waiter Jose and rest of staff were superb.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent, but extremely expensive

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and beautiful atmosphere! It is a little pricey, but worth it.

DA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming restaurant, attractive decor, creative and delicious food, and gracious, attentive service. A favorite.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday very good service and the food is spectacular

SS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. Cliff and Margherita have a fantastic restaurant that doesn't disappoint.

SD
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only place I eat lasagna outside of my own kitchen.... homemade and phenomenal !!!!

CR
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Such a lovely place to have dinner! Our friends from Arizona had spent the day in traffic, so the atmosphere at Il Palio was quite soothing and the food was delicious! One of my favorites!

j
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorites. No comparison in the area. We come often and always an excellent meal.

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch on the patio was terrific and the service was outstanding! Looking gyro dinner there very soon. Two thumbs up👍👍

RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was greeting by Cliff, who immediately made me feel as welcome as an old friend. I'd have to say, it was amazing how kind and thoughtful Cliff is. I confided some personal news, and he lit up with approval. When meeting someone like Cliff is the beginning of an evening, one immediately senses, this is going to be a special event. It was.

Thanks, Cliff. Look forward to seeing you and your staff soon.
With much appreciation,
Robynne Moran

S
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a wonderful lunch and our server/bus person was wonderful however once we received our dessert we didn’t see him again and after a long while had to ask the bus person to find him for our check.
Food was great as usual!

p
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

A great dinner as usual, parking is easy, the staff is friendly. We enjoyed ourselves.

DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Palio is a Shelton gem. Always a great meal. First class in all regards.

MB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Il Palio was excellent! We sat outside on the patio and it was lovely. The food was awesome, especially dessert! I always say they have the best dessert menu I've ever seen. Always a great evening!

CG
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a group of friends there for lunch. It was superb. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. The salmon was delicious! We definitely will be back.

JP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always... great new salads at lunch.

CJ
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came here to celebrate our anniversary. It was our first time at this restaurant and we will definitely come back. Our waiter, Dominic, was amazing and the food was incredible in both quality and quantity!

GL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, beautiful presentation, impeccable service at a beautiful venue! Definitely our new favorite.

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