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About Il Palio
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.
Shelton, CT 06484
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:15 pm
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Off-Premise Catering: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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
Il Palio Ratings and Reviews
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".
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
First, I want to start off with the positives. The restaurant is beautiful and clean. The food was very good. The service was HORRIBLE.
We didn’t know who our waiter was at any point, was always flagging down someone from drinks to dinner to check.
I would not go back to this restaurant anytime soon.
I have been to Il Palio several times, for both lunch and dinner, and have always been pleased. The service at this dinner was superb and enhanced the experience. The food was top notch and well-presented. The restaurant has a very nice wine list by the glass. I definitely recommend.
We have been to Il Palio many times - the food is always yummy and is consistent. Our service was not up to par this time. Our waiter was too busy to tell us the "specials" so a young man with much less experience read them to us - they didn't seem exceptionally appealing. Claudio, our waiter - seemed happy to see us at first - the rest of the night he seemed distracted - I mentioned that we were celebrating my husband's birthday - it was never mentioned or acknowledged by the waiter. When we were given our check, the waiter dropped it at our table, had no eye contact and was looking over my husband's head - looking elsewhere. The food was good but service was not personal and it was disappointing.
What a wonderful surprise to find a top caliber restaurant in Shelton.The service was great the food was terrific and they went ought of their way to make my daughter's bon voyage to college dinner special with a desert especially for her. Can't wait to go back!
Chef Margherita never ceases to please with her inventive and creative dishes. The chestnut cavateli, the great wines the warm caponata and the roaring fireplace made this holiday luncheon so enjoyable and cozy. The homemade lentil minestrone with spinach was unprecedented. The pizza crust was perfectly crisp and so tasty. Service attentive and good. Love her and her food. Brava Chef Margherita !
Made a reservation for a holiday lunch. Was lucky to get a table in front of the fireplace! Food was delicious and a good variety for all to choose form as one of my group we deem a picky eater . .We chose the price fixed menu and were not disappointed. Service was fine . It was quite busy due to a lot of Christmas gatherings. We were not rushed though and everything came out without delay.
One of our diners found a foreign object in their lasagna. The manager removed that dish from the final bill, however, I think he could have offered a round of drinks or thrown in desert but he did not. Not looking for anything for free but it would have gone a long way to entice us back. Sorry No!!
The restaurant was busy but the service was attentive and friendly. We both had fish dinners. The portions were adequate and the flavor was excellent. The ambience was ideal for a romantic, memorable meal. We will go back even though it is a 35 minute drive.
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