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Il Palio

779 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion (30)
  • Good for a Date (27)
  • Good for Anniversaries (25)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:15 pm
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(203) 944-0770
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Margherita Aloi
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Off-Premise Catering: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Cross street
Bridgeport Ave.
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Parking details
Plenty of parking.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 779 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Been here many times and it has never disappointed. Food was delicious, and service was great. It was a bit noisy but it was a busy Saturday night. Pricey but worth it.

TedJ (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

A late Valentine's stop - to help us get away from the craziness of a busy week. Greeted at the door warmly, put in a nice secluded corner, and then enjoyed impeccable service, excellent food, time together. Tried the small plate selection for the first time this time around - and really enjoyed it. Will come back to try it on its own as a "late night snack".

4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

A friends get together for lunch was very nice. Meals were great and we felt "special". Definitely had a "business person" lunch location. But, we had time to sit and chat and did not feel rushed.
It is a "special occasion" spot.

DanielB (Miami)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Il Polio is usually good, but I think they over booked. waited a half our to be seated after our schedule reservation and then had to left after waiting an hour and a half after ordering our food. This was an unfortunate and bad experience at an otherwise great restaurant.

Krt76 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was our second Valentine's Day dinner here, and once again they did not disappoint. The food was great, had the Mediterranean halibut, and it was very flavorful and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The atmosphere was cozy and romantic, and the deserts are heaven!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Worst experience I’ve ever had and have fine dined around the world! Horrible service and the owner couldn’t care less about my feedback. Will never go back. Thanks for ruining our first Valentine’s Day Dinner!

vipGardenweasel (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day dinner was perfect! We are always greeted warmly at the door, were seated immediately in a comfortable location, and enjoyed the excellent service and delicious meal that we know and love at Il Palio.
Can’t wait to return!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Glad to see they had normal menu and Valentine menu. Apps were very good. Main course was good but a bit expensive. Service was excellent but kitchen was very slow . like over 2 hours slow. ambience was good but we polished off a whole wine bottle before dinner came.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fabulous Valentine's Day dinner. The restaurant was absolutely packed; however, our table was a corner cozy and staff was amazing. Can't wait to return

LeslieS (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was good but the service was terrible. My filet was over cooked and my husbands pasta portion was small. The room was very loud and we could not even hear each other. Our waiter barely checked in with us and he never offerred us dessert or coffee so after 15 minutes we just asked for the check.

I had been there for lunch about a year ago and it was good but this experience was very disappointing.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Have been to Il Palio several times for dinner and special occasions. The service has always been very good and dinner has never disappointed. The ambiance is perfect for either a romantic evening or a business dinner. The restaurant is located in a business park so there is always ample parking either on a work day or weekend. I would recommend I have recommended Il Palio to family who have enjoyed their meals and have returned for special occasions.

CarolR (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The restaurant was cozy and romantic. The service was good and the food was delicious. Would definitely go back. Loved it

Minkie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Il Palio never disappoints. The perfect spot for lunch with friends. Excellent food, service and ambiance. So glad it's close by.

Summer2010 (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We went to celebrate my mom’s 90th birthday. The lunch special menu was a favorite for our entire party of four. The food was superb and the portions perfect for lunch. The servers were very attentive and accommodating. It was an enjoyable experience.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

All dishes are made in-house and are amazing, the pasta exceeded my expectations. Great place