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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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (32)
Fit for Foodies (29)
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Good for a Date (27)
Special Occasion (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Authentic (25)
Romantic (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Cozy (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Casual (10)
Seasonal (9)
Healthy (8)
Business Meals (7)
Fun (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Organic (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
People Watching (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

5 Stars!!!! Everything was done to perfection. Food was absolutely delicious. We had the Pork Ribs and Beef Carpaccio for Appetizers and the Spaghetti Bolonese and Papardelle with Duck Stew for our Main Courses. The Tiramisu and Zabaglione were the icing on the cake for us. Service was informative and attentive. We WILL be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 4 days ago

The happy hour here is fantastic. Keeps us coming back for small plates and excellent wine at a very reasonable price. Wait staff very friendly and helpful. A real local place. The food is always great. Don't miss the pumpkin ravioli.

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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

We enjoy eating here every time we visit Santa Fe. The service is impeccable and the food is 5 Star. We have unusual food allergies and they take the time to help us with food decisions that work within our requirements. They recheck with the chef and we have never had an issue or been disappointed. We were there in the winter and a lot of locals were eating there - always a good sign. Highly recommend.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Outstanding food and service! We come here every time we are visiting Santa Fe. The ambiance is wonderful enabling a conversation across the table.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Enjoyable and delicious as usual.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Super wow. Il Piatto cements its place in my repertoire of favorites with another stellar meal. Consistent, surprisingly vegetarian friendly, outstanding service and a lovely ambiance. Really appreciate the variable plate sizes. LOVED the roasted cauliflower dish on my last visit (12-1-17). Just delicious -and it's Il Piatto's special ability to take something that sounds so simple and make it exceptional. The crispy eggplant parm is absolutely a dish I would want to have again. Our waiter was a gem- he had only been there 5 weeks and he was very attentive with excellent timing. A destination to be returned to or put on the list.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We have been going here for many years but will not go back. Service was worst we have ever experienced.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always enjoy dining here.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Il Piatto never ceases to deliver. Service was good, great selection of specials. Love being able to do half portion of pastas. Husband had beef carpaccio - licked the plate clean.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Fabulous Food as always. We had our wedding dinner there a few years ago and continue to return. TEN STARS in my opinion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Wonderful, attentive service but the food was a bit uneven. My husband's appetizer salad lacked in flavor whereas his main course - a deconstructed schnitzel - was very tasty. On the other hand my appetizer - the country pate - was very flavorful however my main a seafood pasta was actually very bland however, it did fill me up. Again though, the service was very attentive and quite sincere which evened the experience out for us. Whatever the house Pinot Grigio was, it was superb!

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We have eaten here many times and it is always wonderful. This time we went for Happy Hour and what a great deal that is! Lots of items half price, which is great for the budget. We will be going back for sure!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was excellent as was service. We happened to arrive in time for happy hour. We had a full delicious dinner for a bargain price. We will definitely go again when we are in town.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This was our first time at Il Piatto. Our entire party loved the food, service, and quiet ambiance. We will definitely come back. Two of our favorite dishes were the pumpkin ravioli and the roasted chicken. We all liked the option of smaller or larger portions they offer. Highly recommended.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fresh ingredients, great preparation, quiet and cozy atmosphere and a great wine selection made this a great dinner choice before heading to a show at the Lensic theater. Our waiter was a bit on the pretentious side, with the “what are we having” approach, but other than that all good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was fabulous, but service was poor. Didn't have wine we desired from list, bussed tableware before first course was presented, waiter left for another commitment during our meal.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We’ve had lunch here several times and this was the first time for dinner. Excellent. We shared the ceasar salad and shared the seafood linguini. Coming from NJ, we miss the fresh fish and shellfish. The dish was excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was good but we didn't get great service. Waiter forgot our beer order and it took ages to get check.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great food, wine and service. Definitely would revisit this restaurant on our next trip to Santa Fe.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Veal Marsala was very light on the veal (more mushrooms than meat, I'm guessing about 2 oz of veal,maybe less), polenta was runny, overall flavor was bitter and quite garlicky, not very tasty at all. Wife's eggplant was ridiculously tiny too. Highly recommended bread pudding was average at best, but oddly bitter tasting too.

Overall, not impressed, even though it was highly recommended. Will not return.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A repeater...the entrees are original and complex in a good way. For example trout wrapped in procuitto and branzino a la picatta. I liked that smaller portions are available and the bread basket which is comp really popped. The EVO on the table was so smooth and rich. Outdoor dinning is available but it is off the street so sidewalk conversations "look y loos" are to be expected.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food was excellent but it took 3 times before we got the correct bill. Disappointing for such a good restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Bread pudding was burnt on edge and was slightly dry. It was a fair size though and a decent but weak flavor.
Zabaglione tasted like it had sat in the refidgerator for too long. It was too dense, sparse on the the fruit and nearly nonexistent balsamic sauce.
Service was terrible. Sat for 45 minutes to order even though there were waiters standing around and talking among themselves.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

After several "fancy" Italian meals in Santa Fe, the more rustic italian farmhouse-style dishes at Il Piatto were a welcome change. Not that our meal was, in any sense, unfrefined, but it felt like the best restuarant in the Tuscan countryside at the end of a long day. Fresh pasta with seasonal vegetables, a "real" Ceasar salad (i.e. with fresh anchovies), and a grilled steak landed on our table along with a bottle of Tuscan red and delicious warm bread (house-made?), and made for a perfect chilly early-fall dinner. The service was friendly, maybe a bit too much so, but everyone loved their food and the ambiance, and we're looking forward to our return there soon. Best of all, you can order half-size portions, which were half=price before 6PM the night we were there.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It's warm, cozy and inviting. Arrived a little early and we were seated at the bar, were the service was great. We were shown to our table right on time. Sergio, our server was terrific. Food was excellent, likely the best meal of our long weekend in Santa Fe. The stuffed eggplant was a great vegetarian option for me, and a very delicious one. I believe the chef/owner has had this lovely restaurant for about 20 years, so he obviously knows what he's doing. But just an observation; many chefs like coming into the dining room to greet diners. This chef does come into the dining room but he just stands and watches the room. He doesn't greet any diners, he just watches. In fact he walked by a number of tables, including ours, without a hello or peep. And the problem for me was his perch for watching was very close to our table (near the end of the bar) made it uncomfortable. Maybe he's shy or maybe we wasn't feeling friendly the night we were there, but it was kind odd. But please give this great restaurant a try.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was very well prepared and the presentation was also very good. We would return here. One of the better restaurants in town. Small and not terribly attractive place but the food makes up for that.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always great food. Imaginative and tasty recipes well executed. Cozy dining rooms with attentive and cheerful service. We always like to share this experience with friends.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Used mayonnaise for the dressing in a Caesar salad and also in a beet and bitter green salad but alas no bitter greens.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Service was great! Server was very attentive. Food was good. Quite and relaxed atmosphere. Overall it was a great place for dinner.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 23, 2017

BEST HAPPY HOUR DEAL IN TOWN!! We met some friends and had a wonderful glass of wine and some appetizers and pasta. All 1/2 price.
Look forward to returning again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Glad we tried this restaurant on Sunday evening. Lots of places are not open Sunday. Food was very good. Some entree options were seasonal, including acorn squash and butternut salad. Really made it seem like fall.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Overpriced, overpriced, overpriced. Great food. Crazy prices, meager portions. Three tiny bay scallops Rockefeller (appetizer) for $17? 1/2 a side of a fillet of trout for $24+?? Crazy. Never again.

Waiter tried to push wines on us.. Not happy with the whole experience. Our friends really disliked the dessert which had an acrid balsamic vinegar glaze on top. They didn't charge us.

For these prices, we'd prefer the Compound or elsewhere.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Didn't get the points even though I told them I had a reservation

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This restaurant was near our hotel, and we were in the mood for Italian. I was very pleased with the small portion size of pasta because it allowed my husband and I to get two dishes each and share. This really helped because everything sounded so good it was hard to decide what to order. The server recommended a bottle of wine, and we were both very pleased with his selection. We would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Italian food, and we would eat here again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Probably our 10th time to eat at Il Pieto and it never disappoints. Consistent fresh ingredients, good service.....can’t wait to come back the next time we’re in Santa Fe.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great.... EVERYTHING

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was my favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. I have dined there multiple times over the last 6-7 years and am now very sad that the food quality has gone down so much. My favorite dish: duck ragoût with parpadelle was very desapointing. The ragoût was watery, not enough reduction time and had little flavor. The parpadelle were very over cooked.
My husband pork medallion were flavorless.
Maybe the chef has changed or it was an off night.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food lacked flavor and wine selection was poor. Waitstaff was inexperienced and unprofessional. We went for the late night happy hour and so glad we did because I would have been very disappointed paying full price.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Lovely ambiance. Good service. Be sure to try the bread pudding

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 10, 2017

While on vacation in Santa Fe, we dined twice at Il Piatto. We had enjoyed our first dinner there so much, we came back a second night to explore other menu items we wanted to try. The early bird half price specials on wine and appetizers encouraged us to enjoy their wonderful appetizers and wine list.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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