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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
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
il Piatto, Italian Farmhouse Kitchen is available for off premise catering. Please contact Jamie Taylor, General Manager at 1-505-984-1091 for information.
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.
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Il Piatto Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The ambience was great. Low lights, quiet. I found both the bread and the dish that I ordered (trout) very salty. It was tasty, the mushrooms in it were excellent, but for my taste buds, the salt overpowered both the bread and the trout. My husband ordered the same and he didn’t mind the saltiness so...personal preferences. We ordered the half portions and they were quite small compared to half portions I’ve had in other restaurants. Our server was very pleasant. We ordered and shared the apple strudel dessert that was a special that evening and it was excellent and my regular coffee was good. My husband had decaf and said it was just so-so. Good decaf can be hard to come by. I would go there again for dessert but not for dinner.
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