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

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Good for a Date (31)
Fit for Foodies (29)
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Creative Cuisine (29)
Local Ingredients (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Cozy (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Romantic (21)
Authentic (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Casual (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Seasonal (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Healthy (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Business Meals (8)
Organic (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Fun (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
People Watching (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 15, 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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·Dined on January 12, 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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·Dined on January 7, 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 5, 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 3, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 31, 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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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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·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 28, 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 27, 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 26, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 24, 2017

I love this restaurant! Lovely ambiance and food!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 21, 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 20, 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 18, 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 17, 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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great dinner, great service with good friends.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Enjoyed happy hour this time: 1/2-price appetizers, 1/2-price small-portion pasta dishes & half-price wines... how can you go wrong?!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and good value. The atmosphere is super.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Very good Italian food which we've enjoyed a number of times over the years. However, it is no longer the value that it once was. The listing should be changed to at least three $, as it's more expensive than other $$$ places in the same neighborhood.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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.

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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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