Il Palio

4.8
1273 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
ONLINE ORDERING AVAILABLE - ilpalioct.com
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1273 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service and ambiance.. love this place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well my review might have some post-lockdown bias, but, here we go. Excellent all around. From the outside, the Building looks like a museum and it’s a wonderful location dine outside and enjoy spring. Excellent food and the waitstaff were plentiful and attentive.
Great selection of cocktails and the filet mignon was perfectly cooked. If you want a perfect date night this is the place. ALSO, place is a great location for a party booking. You have to see it to believe me. Definitely coming back

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FlavioA
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place and option. I had my second amazing experience there.

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kevins
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as usual!

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PrincessBelly
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Il Palio for 20 years now. The food and service are always excellent! Over the years we have had many things from the menu as well as the specials. It never disappoints!

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PaulV
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very safe clean place the tables are spaced safely and even the bar which is small has plexiglass dividers. Wait staff all masked and very efficient. We decided to sit at the bar for dinner. The bartender provided excellent service and was very knowledgeable about the dinner menus and specials. The food was delivered in a timely manner not rushing but again efficient .
The entire experience was very good. We plan to return to enjoy another great meal and terrific dining experience

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vipNancianna22
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Il Palio doesn’t disappoint. From our appetizers to entrees, delicious! We said “ We should come here every week”
& we may just do that.
Our son & future daughter in law will be getting married here January 2022 & we couldn’t be more thrilled!

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Barb
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food! I would highly recommend for any occasion!

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vipJacki
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful from outside to inside! It is a beautiful restaurant, with lit trees outside. Cozy and warm and comfortable inside. Food was authentic and delicious. Homemade yet special occasion all at the same time. Loved it...

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vipBruceJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal

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StephenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What can be said. Il Palio is always outstanding! Both the food and the service is outstanding.

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KevinD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and the food was superb !

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vipttom
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was great as al!! This restaurant never disappoints!!

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Saucey4321
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Great service. Great everything. I just wish I could try everything. So happy to find this place and I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful! Highly recommend!

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vipJAZJR
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great lunch and I had a special that was one of the best dishes I ever ate! Homemade spaghetti with pesto and lobster meat. Absolutely incredible dish!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Definitely a beautiful place with great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!! The food was soooo good! Service was impeccable! I forgot my waiters name but he is named after the garlic bread there lol!! So that’s what he said ! The owner was lovely came over and made sure everything was good, he gave us Prosecco and a dessert on the house for my birthday! It was just a fabulous dinner and I felt comfortable eating out for the first time inside since a year ago . I highly recommend !! The filet was amazing and the chocolate bomb! I give 10 stars

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service was pretty good, servers were attentive, the one who seemed to be the owner came and made sure everyone was ok. The food itself was barely ok. The app we had, Calamari with zucchini fries. The fries were pretty good, the calamari was just too chewy I couldn’t swallow it. The garlic bread was cooked for too long it was hard and made a mess because it fell apart as you bite into it. My entree was the pork loin with mashed potato’s and green beans, the pork was cooked in some sauce that I honestly couldn’t care for, it was tasteless both the sauce and pork. The pork was a bit tough, the green beans were pretty bland as well. The mashed Potatoes were pretty good though. My partner had the lasagna which, was a better dish than mine, it had taste but it did not make her tongue dance, it wasn’t special. Overall, we were a bit disappointed from what we read online and what we saw as we arrived the restaurant is absolutely beautiful, the setting is fantastic. But, unfortunately the food does not live up to par, maybe it was a bad service that night, and maybe it isn’t like this all the time, but this was my experience on Valentines.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, amazing service.. my husband and I loved it!! Def we are coming back ☺️

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vipJD23
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant by us and always the best ambience, food and hospitality. e recommend to all of our friends to try and get rave reviews.

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MadeleineA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Il Palio has very good food and is good value for money taking into account service and presentation. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is because my appetizer came out ahead of my husband’s and I was finished by the time his came out. They apologized for their mix-up. Not a big deal. Our entrees came out together and were very good, as well as being a generous portion. As restaurants can only have a 50% capacity, you don’t quite get the same ambience or energy as during ‘normal’ times but it was enjoyable enough.

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IzzyO
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time food and service was excellent.. will recommend this place too other's

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Sugar
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! Service was excellent, Food was Top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Palio’s is an amazing restaurant for a special dinner! We loved the presentation of the food, the delicious and tender halibut, the wine, the excellent service and the beautiful ambience. ...a perfect evening!

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vipBillG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Margherita's creations are amazing as always!

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SteveL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal. Food is delicious
Bar tender makes great drinks also.

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my wife’s birthday. When I made the reservation, I selected birthday for the reason of the reservation and told our waiter about her birthday as well. Our waiter unfortunately forgot and she never got a happy birthday. Our waiter apologized and it was still a nice dining experience but it seems to me, if when you making a reservation and select the occasion for it, it should be saved in the restaurant’s computer and the staff should be aware of it when the party arrives. Why have it on the site if it’s not going to be used and none of the staff knows about it? Overall it was a wonderful experience. My wife and I eat at this restaurant a couple of times a year and absolutely love it. The site for the reservations needs improving on occasions like this, so the customer can get what is asked for.

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vipJasper
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Continued excellence! Despite Covid impact on the ambiance of the restaurant it was a fabulous experience and wonderful meal. Strongly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great experience! Tables were well spaced out, service was amazing. Definitely recommend trying the restaurant!

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vipbgsports
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Palio ALWAYS is impressive. They continue to follow all of the COVID protocols in place and I always feel safe and VERY comfortable eating there.
The food goes without saying is always perfect. The homemade pasta is outstanding. And I had a new chicken dish they are adding to the daily menu that was exquisite. We will be back very shortly!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing people, staff, food and ambiance! Simply outstanding

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gorms
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food. Excellent wine. Service was top notch. Will be back.

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LIZZYGIRL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food! We love the restaurant because they have a wonderful & friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Food amazing, service amazing, and drinks amazing! Never disappointed
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vipJimH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t do much better in the area for Italian. Or any type of food for that matter

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vipFineDiner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is simply amazing.

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TomM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

My wife and I have dined many times at Il Palio. We arrived and were promptly seated at our reservation time. The place was busy. We were greeted by our waiter. We waited some time to receive drinks. We started with the risotto special of parmigiana with a Filet Demi. Unfortunately, the risotto lacked flavor and was lacking parmigiana in the risotto as described. We next had a filet for dinner and a pasta w sausage and cream. The pasta was over cooked and my wife’s mashed potatoes had zero horseradish as described. The filet was cooked perfectly though. I have to say I was surprised and let down. I also had to ask for bread and cheese multiple times. It was also our anniversary and was never once mentioned. We have utilized other restaurants, via Open Table, for a celebration and they have been acknowledged. As a result, for the price point, we will not return to Il Palio. I never like to leave a negative review, but between the food and poor
Service, I cannot recommend this restaurant any longer.

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Jojofoodie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is perfect from the lighting on the table you can control to the nice decorum The staff is professional and attentive!!!! Food is excellent and served hot and timely!!!! Would definitely go back to this restaurant!!!!

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vipMaryLeeZ
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a good meal at Il Palio. There is no other really authentic Italian restaurant around

FAQs

Il Palio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 944-0770.

Il Palio is rated 4.8 stars by 1273 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.

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