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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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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