About Il Piatto

Located one block north of the historic Santa Fe Plaza, in the heart of the chic Destination Marcy Street district, Il Piatto has been a local favorite since 1996. Boasting an authentic Italian farmhouse décor complete with a custom wine cave, wine bar, private banquet facility and sidewalk patio. A leader and proud participant of Farm to Table, Il Piatto sources its ingredients directly from local farms, dairies and ranches.

Il Piatto offers two daily Happy Hours featuring half price appetizers and glasses of wine. Late night dining seven days a week sets Il Piatto apart, while including classic Italian dishes.

Named top 20 Best New Restaurants by Esquire Magazine, featured in Gourmet, Bon Appetite, Travel & Leisure, Local Flavor, nominated for a James Beard Award and received four stars from the Albuquerque
Journal. 2015 Winner Award of Excellence Wine Spectator

95 West Marcy Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Farm-to-table, Regional Italian (Sardinia)

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday – Saturday 11:30 to 4:30
Dinner: 7 nights 4:30 to 10:30
Happy Hour: 4:30 to 6:00
Late Nite Happy Hour: 9:00pm to 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Washington

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 984-1091

Website:
http://www.ilpiattosantafe.com/

Catering:
il Piatto, Italian Farmhouse Kitchen is available for off premise catering. Please contact Jamie Taylor, General Manager at 1-505-984-1091 for information.

Parking Details:
We are located in the heart of Downtown Santa Fe, one block north of the Santa Fe Plaza so there is plenty of on street parking and is within walking distance from most Downtown Hotels. Downtown Hotels also offer shuttles to and from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Matthew Yohalem

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun - Tue 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Wed 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Thu - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM

Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:45PM

Il Piatto Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Good for a Date (32)
Fit for Foodies (31)
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Creative Cuisine (29)
Local Ingredients (29)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Romantic (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Cozy (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Authentic (18)
Happy Hour (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Casual (11)
Healthy (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Organic (9)
Business Meals (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Fun (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Tapas (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 2 days ago

The ambiance and food were very good and provided friends an opportunity to have a very enjoyable dinner together.

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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

We took advantage of restaurant week to try Il Piatto. For $35 we had a very good meal. My steak was a bit grisly, but flavorful and my husband loved the pork tenderloin. Our appetizers and desserts were wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant. One thing was the kitchen swing door. It was very distracting as was the ceiling fan.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Nice indoor café style. Great service and food. Nice ambience creative menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

Vacation after recent retirement. Excellent server, Sergio.
Great food and ambiance

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

For our wedding anniversary we chose Il Piatto in downtown Santa Fe. We began with a bottle of prosecco and the grilled eggplant appetizer. It was delicious, but a little heavy on the raw garlic. My husband ordered spaghetti Bolognese and I had the Gorgonzola walnut ravioli which was served with sun-dried tomato pesto. The bolognese sauce was greasy and the ravioli was cold. I wouldn’t call the pesto pesto. I would call paste. I don’t think it had anything in it besides sun-dried tomatoes and maybe some oil. It was very thick and I wasn’t really sure what to do with it because I couldn’t put it on the ravioli and it wouldn’t really mix in the sauce because the sauce was cold. Because it was our anniversary day did serve us three chocolate covered strawberries for dessert on the house and they were magnificent. We also shared a delicious tiramisu. Our server was attentive and funny but she didn’t offer a tasting of the prosecco before pouring it, she seemed rushed and like at work was the last place she’d rather be. Very preoccupied. I think this place has potential if the ravioli was warm it would’ve been good. But after eating in six different Santa Fe restaurants this week, I wouldn’t put it at the top of the list.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 6 days ago

This is an exceptional restaurant! We have eaten here many times before and always excellent. My wife and I had an exceptional late lunch taking advantage of the price fixed menu and we were thrilled!!! It was excellent as usual. Service was great and this is a real jewel in the Santa Fe collection of fine restaurants! We will be back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Valengtine's Day dinner in Santa Fe! Where better than Il Piatto? Searched all the recommended restaurants in and around Santa Fe and (eventually) choose this place. We were not disappointed! The food was excellent, the wine selection magnificent and the service personable, helpful and unobtrusive. We were a little surprised at how quiet it was (?) but need not have been at all concerned - a truly wonderful evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 7 days ago

We went for Valentine's Day for dinner. The atmosphere was great. I had the seafood pasta, while the sauce was good, there was too much calamari and not enough of crab, and the shrimp did not taste very fresh. We felt a little rushed out of the place as we were given the check half way through our desert.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing food and the restaurant was outstanding. Our waiter was great and he knew everything about the menu and especially the wine. We met Matt “the owner” on the slopes and he gave us his card. He said to present the card to the waiter and he would serve us a special dining experience. It was amazing. My pork loin was great and my lady had the Eggplant. WOW. Grilled Calamari was in point and the shiitake mushrooms were delicious. I highly recommend this unforgettable experience.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 11, 2018

As usual, fine delicious food. Wesley was attentive and professional....as were the runner & bussers. Beautiful night.

Tags: Disabled Access, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had not been here in 2 years. The food didn't disappoint. Only thing you can improve on is the hostess. Bless her heart, she acted as if someone had just died.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The restaurant easily added one to our party. We all opted for the smaller portions which were enough for the veal entree but only 4 raviolis seemed skimpy on the pasta. Good service as always.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was good to very good, but service was a major problem. Server seemed only interested in her friends who were dining at the restaurant and we felt ignored.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was okay but service was not. First waiter was good. Got us a 2nd glass of wine with a better pour than first. Replacement waiter was introduced and disappeared. No water refill, no replacement knife, no nothing. Returned muccchhh later with check and apology. Said had large group in other room. Comped wine. “So sorry”. So were we.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 20, 2018

As usual, our dinner was special and delicious. There was, however, one exception: e.g., the zabaglione desert which I have had and loved in the past. It neither looked nor tasted like zabaglione...I sent it back and much enjoyed the roasted hot apple strudel!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We’re in town for the night and found this Jem. It was straight to the point and pretty solid. Had a good time and were impressed by the dishes.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Il Piatto is such a wonderful spot when you want to have a romantic evening out with your honey. The food is fabulous and the service is superb. We go fairly often and it has always been wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was delicious. Staff was rushed. Did not greet us at door for awhile. No bread with meal. Seemed strange. Not offered even. Otherwise good experience.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were able to reserve a table within late afternoon happy hours, so our wine and many of the dishes we chose were half price. Nice wine choices and tasty food. I had the pappardelle with beef ragu - there was more beef than pasta in the bowl, and both very delicious. I started with lovely beef carpaccio, seasoned the way I remember it from Italy. Others had the beet salad, also appreciated. Only downside - we were too full for dessert.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Visited Il Piatto a few times in the past 5 or so years. It was always good, but this time it was very good! The mushroom soup was rich and delicious - perfect for a cold winter night. Option for small portions is a big plus, providing the opportunity to taste more of the chef's tasty offerings!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

great food, especially the salad dressing! Soup was lovely too.
We'll be back. Nice waiter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everyone enjoyed the meal and environment! We arrived at time of reservations and were seated immediately which was pleasant surprise.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a lovely NYE at Il Piatto in downtown Santa Fe. The food was terrific, with several vegetarian options. The atmosphere is perfect for a romantic dinner and VERY Santa Fe. Service was impeccable -- our waiter was very pleasant and attentive without being too intrusive. The food is a little pricey and although rich, the portions are quite small. Will definitely go back when my wallet recovers.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Il Piatto is never a disappointment. The food and service is always impeccable. The ambiance is very calm and great for table conversation. You will be glad you went.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very pleasant atmosphere and excellent food. Had a wonderful corner table in the main dining room.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The evening was a delightful experience. The ambiance was warm and comfortable. Michael, our waiter immediately introduced himself to us and remained attentive through the evening. He proved himself knowledgeable in the wine and food selection. The scallop Rockefeller was delicious with kudos on the sauce. The Idaho trout was steamed with a beautiful texture of consistency, again interesting spicy sauce. All good was organic and the evening charming.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our dinner at il Piatto was sublime, as always. I loved the special Mushroom Bisque, with local mushrooms. It was creamy and full of flavor. The carpaccio was excellent. And, I had a new entree, the Branzino and loved it. The service was excellent. I'm an regular at il Piatto and am never disappointed. Plus, the value is excellent. We dined during Happy Hour and got our appetizers at half price and a half order of our main courses.

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Average food. Overpriced , small portions, limited lunch menu. Probably won’t return

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very expensive for what you actually receive. Poor frazzled service. Not the Italian we travelers of Italy would call italian

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Xmas week dinner was really great with friends!
Started off with grilled romaine goat cheese salad and wild mushroom bisque. Delicious. Then a veal piccata with marsala accompanied by a glass of Malbec. Last was a gourmet bread pudding!!! So worth it

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Everything was excellent except the Trout. Not something we would order again. Over cooked and dry.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Perfect Christmas Eve dinner. The service was great without being intrusive. We weren't rushed. The food was really good and they gave options for smaller portions. We loved the champagne and ambiance. We were given a two top by the window. It was cozy and somewhat quiet but happening. We have been here twice over a number of years and have loved it both times. Highly recommend.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Simple OUTSTANDING as always. Il Piatto is our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe, and of the best Italian restaurants we've ever eaten at. A great special occasion restaurant with farm-to-table and seasonal items. Their Four Cheese Lasagna and two types of raviolis (walnut and gorgonzola, and pumpkin) are fabulous!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Delicious with great service, but quite expensive for what one gets

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Organic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was exceptional, as was the service from our waitperson Truett. However the service may have been a little too prompt. We had not finished our starters before the entrees arrived. We had requested very clearly that our after dinner espresso be decaf and were assured it was. However at 2 a.m. we were both wide awake and jittery. So imagine it was mixed up on the order.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I love this restaurant! Lovely ambiance and food!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 20, 2017

A long time favorite - IL Piatto continues to provide well prepared and tasty fare - we ate at the bar and Abraham took good care of us

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great service tasty food at a good value! Great Happy Hour Menu. Great Italian wines🍷

Tags: Quick Bite, Cozy, Fun, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Il Piatto is one of our favorite restaurants. They have the best Caesar salad in town. We also appreciate the small plates. The food is always good. And we had a great server.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love the atmosphere here. It has a intimate almost European feel. The food is fresh and delicious with an extensive specials menu in addition to the main menu. Service and wine list are both excellent. We enjoyed the charred Romaine salad, the pumpkin ravioli, and the veal scaloppine with Marsala sauce. All were excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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