IL PALCO

4.4
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$30 and under
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Italian
Located in Buena Park, our restaurant “IL PALCO”, takes its name from the Italian word for “ the stage.” Your visit makes you one of our VIP with front row seats to our very own theater. Our restaurant puts on nothing short of a spectacular show with our top-notch service and food. ‍ Here at IL PALCO, you can expect our chefs to cook with a passion to meet your every need. Using fresh in-season ingredients, our food and drinks encompass an authentic, aromatic North Italian meal. From flavorful pasta to savory meat, our menu consists of a wide range of appetizing options. ‍
What 36 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Went for a birthday and they treated us so nice! Definitely made the birthday boy feel special.

MO
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was pretty good, but service was too slow and not attentive.

DT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Very nice and clean venue, Poor service, Fair to standard food quality. You may go here with friends for bar service but do not expect such a outstanding service and food if you dine in. Try somewhere else if you want a great Italian food.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, thank you for being so accommodating

K
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hard to find. Limited signage in this urban shopping mall. Elevators in the parking structure did not go to the floor where this restaurant is located. Tried to call for help with finding their location. But, unfortunately, their phone system was down. We were lucky to find the place!

KM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was horrible had to attempt to flag down a manger just to get our order and water given . Upon getting seated we didn’t get any service til 20 minutes after . Food tasted like BJs . Not authentic Italian .

GE
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. I have dined here 4 times already, no disappointments so far.

WW
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

I did not realize it was in a mall

HP
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The mall need to reduce the noise when sitting outside.

H
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food at the restaurant was the best. This is our new favorite Italian restaurant. Nothing compares in the US.

JA
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

great ambience and decor, but the food is lacking taste, also very noisy as they play music and makes difficult to have a conversation with someone.

AE
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

My wife and I had made reservations there for our anniversary and they were out of the food items that she really wanted to try. This happened after we put in the order. A place like that should no what they have available up front and make their patrons aware so they are not disappointed about it. Not only did they not have the bone marrow that she wanted, after reconsidering her option, she wanted to risotto, and that too was something was something they ran out of.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was quite loud but that was due to an event held downstairs. Staff was attentive and provided excellent service. Food was delicious! I would definitely recommend this place and will be back for sure!

J
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

For a reservation we had a horrible spot; Cramped in the inside corner. It was hot. We were rushed to order. I was not please with my cocktails as the descriptions and yelp photos were deceiving. I had a hard time picking what I wanted to eat because it all looked spectacular but after my experience I am not sure if I’ll make the drive down again

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ladies night to celebrate a friend’s baby announcement. Food was great, two of the dishes ordered was missing scallops so the manager gave three complimentary desserts.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall a good experience. There was an issue with my meal but, it was resolved. The service was very good and they went above and beyond what I would have expected to fix my dinner meal issue. I would go back, as everybody else in my party enjoyed their meals.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I need to go back and try the outdoor bar
Food as always was really good
Not my first time there and definitely not my last

NS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and great place to get together with friends.

NS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Good service.
Fried calamari was excellent. So was the ciopino.

CH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant to dine with friends and families for special occasions. I had my graduation dinner here and server was kind and accommodating! Will definitely be back!

CK
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and service was also good. It is a good place to meet friends and entertain guests.
We are delighted that this place is near the my residential area

E
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere!! Loved it :)

SY
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I liked the food, very authentic, we were seated in a big table booth area and when the sun was setting it was hitting our faces and we didn't like that about the restuarant but overall a great italian restaurant!

HS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Valet was great. Did have our reservation. Called me Sunny...

B
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great, atmosphere was beautiful. Will definitely come back with friends for drinks and dinner again!

L
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good but portions are really small. Also, they were out of pretty much half of the items on the menu which was a bummer

AR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great food, atmosphere and service! Came here for two birthdays and will come back again. Fantastic value!

a
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I brought my family here for Mother's Day and set a reservation. When we walked in, we were seated almost immediately. Our server was very helpful and kind, though it was a little slow. Since we were new, we asked for her recommendation in which she went into detail and made us confident ordering. Though the price of the food was very pricey, for example, a Chateaubriand steak that filled one fourth of the plate was $42, the food was beyond delicious. That steak just melted in my mouth. As evidence of our server's kindness, she gave my mother a free gelato dessert. Overall, the ambiance, the welcoming attitude of the staff, and the taste of the food shadows the slightly pricey menu and the relatively slow service. Definitely a must try.

M
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, and ambience. Joe and David were phenomenal and Brandon, our server was very personable. I’m very impressed with this establishment in the Buena Park area. I will be a regular here

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IL PALCO was nothing short of spectacular. Although its nestled away in the source, it clearly shines as the main attraction. The decor, food, service, and ambiance are second to none in North OC and I plan to be back very soon. Thank you IL PALCO

M
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their food, this is my 3rd visit within a month length

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place just gets better every month. They’re new so they are still working out minor kinks but damn am I pleased to see that their menu gets a new item every week! I was soo happy to try the spinach gnocchi

SL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience. Great location with ample parking at The Source. Very tasty food and excellent service. Fantastic ambiance Will definitely return

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a surpsingly satisfying experience at IL Palco. I had such a great business lunch with clients today not expecting much since it's a bit of an Italian fusion place but absolutely loved the calamari and Pollo cream. My buddy had the filet mignon and that looked amazing. We had a couple drinks and the cocktails were great. The decor and architecture are worth the reservation. Highly recommended

MH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

service was bad, taking long to refill a glass of water, plate size very small... for the price... overall experience was very poor

RA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent time with Joe and his team!