Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:15 pm
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Bar open all day
Excellent food and service. Highly recommended for a nice meal.
Every time I get to enjoy a meal by my favorite chef is a very special occasion! I love this place
Lunch special is excellent food at a reasonable price.
Celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary, staff was very kind and celebrated with us with many well wishes and complimentary drinks upon our arrival. Server was very attentive and helped with great suggestions. Wonderful experience, we will be back.
Went for a date night dinner and enjoyed our food. Drinks were very good and so was our service.
The fish special was fresh and delicious, a well as, the homemade pasta dishes. Service was very good. No complaints overall. Best Italian restaurant in the area. We will definitely be back.
We had a great time. The food was delicious and the staff were attentive. Great 20th anniversary dinner!💜
Amazing food, great service. The dining room was very nice and the server was knowledgable. Would def reccomend to anyone. Cannot wait to visit again.
Went to Il Palio as a date night with my wife. We live in the area and passed this restaurant many times but never visited. The atmosphere was very upscale with appropriate mood lighting and quiet enough were we could enjoy a pleasant conversation.
The service was attentitive without being overbearing and the waiter was very knowledgable with every aspect of the menu. He also suggested a wine that was excelent and did not break the bank.
The food was superb and was the kind of dinner where you wanted to savor every bite. I had a grilled filet with a red wine reduction over garlic mashed potatos and broccoli rabe that was outstanding. We finished with desert and an after dinner drink topping off a wonderful evening.
Food - Service & Ambiance all were outstanding! A very nice wine selection & knowledgeable staff
What a great "ladies lunch" we had! It was leisurely and delicious!
AND it was a bargain! The portions were perfect for lunch and our
waiter was great!
One of the best restaurants in Connecticut. Must try!
Fantastic food Great ambiance. We ate on the patio but have eaten inside. Also beautiful. Great wine list. We all had an outstanding meal.
Il Palio always pleases with good food and good service. They are also very accommodating to special requests on and off menu. We had early reservations on a busy Saturday night but never felt rushed. The upscale atmosphere is tarnished a bit by the noise level which is reflective of it's popularity but we will definitely return soon.
Love love love Il Palio! Delicious food & drinks, friendly staff. Price fixed lunch is s great deal!
We’ve been dining here for last 6 years; always an amazing experience!
It was my husband’s birthday. We sat out on the patio. We have been to Il Palio many times over the years. It never disappoints.
Excellent Service!!.. Claudio was on point with the menu and his recommendations. Very good authentic Italian cuisine served in a gorgeous restaurant. If your in the mood for Italian food, I would highly recommend this place.
The service was outstanding and the food was amazing. Had a fantastic chicken saltimbocca with sausage, roasted potatoes and string beans. Topped off with a cappuccino and tiramisu!
Ambience and congenial staff were very impressive. Clean crisp atmosphere created an appetizing atmosphere along with well groomed wait staff and good service. Food was very good and not your typical Commercial Italian food. I was also surprised that we were able to take home the left over wine. Great experience.
Ever since we discovered Il Palio a few years ago, we have used it regularly as an ideal meeting place for lunch between Stamford and Litchfield, given its convenient location just off Route 8 in Shelton, and its remarkable prix-fixe lunch. You won't find a better lunch deal in the entire state, not just in terms of price, but given the excellent quality of the food, as well as the included third course -- a scoop of refreshing gelato or sorbetto to finish the meal. Each time we dine there, we are impressed with how consistently good the experience is. The restaurant is attractive and spacious, with a great room downstairs for private parties and a new patio for outdoor dining. If you are looking for fine Italian cuisine in a comfortable and sophisticated setting, this is the place.
Sounds a little silly but my silverware kept falling into my plate. I would cut my chicken and place my knife on the plate/bowl and it kept slipping into my meal. As for the meal and service it was excellent and I will definitely be coming back.
Excellent. This is our top restaurant. Everything was perfect. What more can I say.
Great food and great service.
After hearing many positive things about Il Palio we finally were able to go mid-week for dinner. Maybe I just expected too much, but overall I found it good to very good. But not great. The restaurant is beautiful. Reminded me a little of being at a winery near Florence. It was busy but not packed. No issues hearing any of our group of six. Our waiter was Claudio and he was one of the best parts of the evening. Both of his wine recommendations were spot on when I described what I was looking for. Two of us ordered the beet salad. It was presented nicely with a nice variety of beets. The ones who ordered the Caesar salad where underwhelmed. The Veal Scallopini had a delicious sauce, but the veal did not seem to have been sauteed well and an almost raw flour flavor took away from the dish. The lasagna was passed around the table and everyone agreed it was one of the best they had ever had. A few desserts were ordered and shared. All good to very good. Only the Coffee Creme Brulee stood out as exceptional. Pricing was pretty typical for a very nice restaurant, but for the location I would have expected either better value or better portions.
Service was wonderful. Food was great. really enjoyed the restaurant and atmosphere.
Excellent as usual
Loved the place and the food! Atmosphere was great! Food and drinks were awesome too. Portions a bit larger than expected but food was really good! Great for a special occasion.
Il Palio continues to be the best atmosphere and the best food. A great place for special occasions, business meals or everyday fair. We highly recommend it!
Il Palio is outstanding in every way! We are always welcomed back warmly and treated like valued guests. Anything you order is prepared perfectly and served well by its friendly & efficient staff. Once it gets a little warmer, we cannot wait to try the outdoor seating area, a long anticipated new feature!
Til next time!
We had a great meal in a wonderful atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back!
We love this restaurant.
We had beet salad to start. It was very good! My husband had halibut and I had veal. Both were delicious! Dessert was lemon tiramisu. Also very good! It was a great meal!
Everyone in our group thought the food was very good and we all had a good tine.
Il Palio is a top restaurant in Connecticut.... a must for all! Super food, Super Service and great atmosphere.
Excellent food, service & wine list. Split the pappardelle for an app. All meals were plentiful and very good. Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive. Wine list had many offerings at reasonable prices. My wife had a large piece of Salmon that was excellent. Overall a 5 star experience.
Our waitress Liz was extremely attentive and professional. The food was delicious!!
The outstanding food was offset by the incredibly slow service. Our waiter did not tell us about the daily specials, which we heard him explain to other tables. Also, complimentary after dinner drinks were offered to a neighboring table, but not to us. We were also seated near an external door on the lower level on a cold and wet night, so whenever the door was opened (which happened frequently) the tables in the immediate area felt a wet and cold breeze. The restaurant should have known better than to sit guests in that area.
This was our first visit in some time. The food and service were outstanding. Great place for special occasions.