Il Piatto

4.2
1641 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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. 2015-2018 Winner Award of Excellence Wine Spectator

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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

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C
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service excellent. Would come again.

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s
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm actually very satisfied with everything. However, I feel that the portion sizes were a bet small. Deserts were expensive and very small. $10.00 for one canoli is a bit high.

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DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Il Piatto did not have our reservation (made through OpenTable) even though I confirmed it (with OT) the day before, and they weren't able to provide the seating we requested. The server got our wine order confused and seemed too busy to provide good service. Love the happy hour prices and the food was good as usual.

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L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We had to wait 25 minutes even though we had a reservation. Once we were seated, the service was very good, but unfortunately the food was very bland. We left a good tip because the server was good, but we won’t be going back due to the lackluster food.

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AG
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely valentine dinner—love this place great for special occasions and every evening🌺🌺🌺

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AH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy going to Il Piatto, the food is local and fresh and the service is excellent.

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CD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and the service kept the party going!

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B
New Mexico
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Trying hard to give this restaurant a try after not frequenting for 3 years. They have bartenders that are so loud and boisterous that you can’t carry on a conversation with the people at your table.
Food is great. It’s just not a restaurant for conversation

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e
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Happy hour value is great. Food reliably good, though it would be nice to see some new pasta dishes on the menu - I don’t think it’s changed in the 4-5 years I’ve been happy-houring here. Anthony was an excellent waiter, showing up at all the right times.

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Y
New Mexico
187 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the Bolognese and the Gorgonzola ravioli. Our friends liked the carpaccio too. Excellent bread! Service was prompt and attentive. Easy to talk business.

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B
New Mexico
35 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely evening with a business friend. Food was fabulous. Unfortunately the bartender and wait staff enjoyed the bar crowd a bit too much. The noise level was a bit over the top. Upset my dinner partner but the food more than made up for the loud laughter.

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CA
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good place, food is tasty. Not cheap. Service is spotty in the sense that it can take a while to get your order taken, depending on the server. Overall, a nice place

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LO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed it and so appreciate the attention to food quality/local food. Didn't have any of the problems other some reviewers mention.

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AD
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there on a Saturday night during our honeymoon. Good food, good wine. Worth a visit.

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CD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The gnocchi was delicious. The eggplant parmesan was very expensive and not great. The atmosphere is lovely and service very good.

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J
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a special night at one our favorite places!

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DW
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Mediocre food at best. Seafood Cioppino was over cooked and dry. Prosciutto wrapped Idaho Trout didn’t have any discernible prosciutto. Mussels appetizer tasty, but only served five between three people.

Biggest turnoff was paying fine dining prices, and having to tolerate football fans. We were only given the option of sitting in the bar due to off season. In our opinion, it would be in the owners best interest to shut the TV and worry of the quality of the food. Or, slash prices and turn the place into a sports bar. Wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone.

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PR
New Mexico
82 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Much to my surprise Il Piatto delivered a delicious meal. It was a great improvement over the meal I had a couple of years ago. The prix fixe menu is a very good value. I had grilled calamari with fennel salad and branzino with sautéed arugula. Both we excellent. Not a fishy morsel to be found in either dish. Desserts were on the simple side, . With a formidable chocolate mousse and panda cotta as two of the choices.

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PF
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

One of the most disappointing meals I have had in Santa Fe!

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SB
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good, service was less than adequate. Server appeared to be poorly trained or else inattentive as appetizer dishes were not cleared before main courses were served. also he did not come aroung to pour more wine, or to ask if we wanted another drink or bottle. A big disappointment as usually the service is at least good.

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N
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were vacationing in Santa Fe. We always go to Il Piatto when we are here. We love everything about this place.

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PP
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The food was over cooked and dry. We were seated next to a table with very, very noisy people and could not carry on a conversation with each other, even though there were other tables available.

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SF
New Mexico
31 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner and drinks at Il Piatto with friends last night. One of the best restaurants in Santa Fe for both great food and charming setting. Thanks for a great birthday meal.

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DC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We always try to stop by this restaurant when in Taos. Enjoy the lunch and prix fixe menu!

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DB
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance, great service. What else is there to say

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o
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Normally Il Piatto is excellent. However, for New Year’s Eve, it fell short. Bread service was not timely, ravioli was cold ( although plate was hot), chicken was dry and service was lacking. Stay away on a holiday would be my recommendation.

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J
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I know it was New Years, but we were rushed and seated late. It's not a great feeling spending over $200 for a meal (with wine) and feeling like we're just a number for the night.

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RR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was not particularly good.

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MK
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was not impressed by food or service

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Overall our experience really was not bad, it just wasn't great for the price. Our service was great and the restraunt was clean and had a great atmosphere. Neither of us had a bad dish but we did not have anything really great either. We started with the grilled calamari, and although it looked great, it was very bland and the aioli it was served with did very little to add flavor or highlight any flavors of the calamari. I ordered the Giant Sea Scallops that were on special, and my wife ordered the Lobster and crabmeat manicotti. While neither or dishes were bad, neither was exceptional. Both dishes were very bland and lacked seasoning. The scallops were cooked perfectly, but the sauce lacked depth and brought the dish down overall. If you're still reading this you might think, man, these guys were picky. Well, I would have given this restaurant 5 stars if dinner had been $50-$60 but for $170 after tip, I would have rather spent my money elsewhere.

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R
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Sporadic service. One veal dish was good; the other too chewy
so 1/2 price was deducted. Other dishes seemed ok. very
popular early in evening. may or may not return

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DL
New Mexico
36 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really appreciate the smaller portion options at this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

quiet, convivial, great happy hour deals!!

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K
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Il Piatto has always been a favorite, but this time it was less than impressive. The service was good, but my soup had no flavor, the asparagus with the scallops was tough, the barramundi (fish) has no flavor and was cold. The wine was good and the lattes the best ever. The beef carpaccio was the best item ordered...it was presented to perfection. Not sure Il Piatto would make my short list on my next visit to Santa Fe.

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WH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good but pretty pricy. Wine list was not as extensive as I am used to and no moderately priced reds were on the list.

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c
Denver
176 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Exceptional food. Pumpkin ravioli is still the best there is, and we had the lobster and crab manicotti which was awesome. Wines we selected on the wine list were out and a dessert they advertised at the door was sold out. Waiter didn’t wait the table for additional drinks. One of the best kitchens in Santa Fe with one of the worst managers.

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GO
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A hidden gem in Santa Fe! Great happy hour prices and options!

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f
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a nice Christmas day dinner at Il Piatto.
Very food duck ragu pappardelle, while the pumpkin ravioli were just ok. Would go back for Italian in Santa Fe

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g
New Mexico
40 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner on Christmas Day - we’ve been dining here for 20 years and Chef Matt Yohalem continues to provide delicious food at reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

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d
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

foods okay - didn't like my eggplant parm. -it was $30 - wouldn't have liked it for $10... ...gorg ravioli was yummy - kids liked their scampi and bologneise
it did take 20min to get a bottle of wine ordered...seemed like they were not ready for the onslaught of Christmas day dinners (even tho there were reservations (ours were at 4:30). Our waiter was very professional/formal, but waitstaff in general didn't seem happy to me,- but like I said, I got the sense that they were not quite ready to open..or maybe cause they had to work Christmas Day.....anyway I really enjoyed the peeps I was w/ so that's really all that matters...and it was nice to not have to cook and be waited on!!! oh, and for dessert, we devoured the bread pudding in seconds...

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