Il Palio

4.6
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1133 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Il Palio was named after the race held each summer in Siena, Italy. Created with a passion, the restaurant has been exquisitely designed and beautifully finished with materials from all over the world. No stone was left unturned and time was not a factor in finding exactly what was required to make the "vision" a reality. The atmosphere created is one of quiet comfort in surroundings reminiscent of an Italian villa. The friendly and courteous staff, the outstanding food, and the efficient service all contribute to the ambiance felt by those who visit the restaurant. Il Palio's fine Tuscan cuisine is a pleasing combination of the highest-quality ingredients and the caring preparation by chefs who take pride in the dishes they present. Like the race in Siena, Il Palio is creating lasting impressions.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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MS
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Beautiful spot - lovely decor and usually quiet intimate dining

M
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good though a bit slow at times, the atmosphere was very relaxing and the food was fantastic and the staff was friendly and did not rush us out the door.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal there. Food is excellent pasta is homemade. If you haven’t been there give it a try.

AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. Everything we tried was delicious- especially the salmon!

ST
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved the atmosphere and the food! Will definitely go there again.

LT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Consistently great dining experience! Nice atmosphere, great cocktail and wine menu, amazing food, and knowledgeable and friendly staff.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. All the food was amazing. Gluten free options too!

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Impressive/pretty exterior and interior and the bathrooms are clean. Service was a bit odd. We started with one waiter, kitchen staff brought out dishes at different times, then our waiter left and we were waited on by someone else (it seemed as if our original waiter was sent home because of staffing, it was not crowded). The bill was >$200 for 3 people, which in and of itself was not a “shocker” but it just felt as if we were being shuffled from staff member to staff member and that made the experience a bit unpleasant. Given the many dining options in the vicinity, we probably won’t be back. The food was not bad, just ordinary. The highlight was the octopus carpaccio. The calamari was pedestrian and the herb that was fried that came with it had hard stems in it that if swallowed would have been like swallowing a needle. My “peartini” was served in a highball glass instead of in a martini glass. There were just too many “misses.” No si see the place was empty on a Friday night.

F
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed another delicious lunch.
The waitress checked and I was able to substitute an alternate fish for the daily special.
It was delicious. I will return.

JA
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent our Valentines dinner at Il Palio on Saturday evening with friends and everything was fantastic. The food was superb, great ambiance and outstanding service. Cant wait to head back!

LD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Small portions. Left restaurant s

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JT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Great food but poor service. Waiters didn’t feel genuine and was tricked into buying a bottle of water (they removed from the bill after I told them I never ordered). The waiter acted extremely flustered the whole time. It was Vday but for a supposed upscale restaurant it left a lot to be desired, minus the food, which was great.

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The waitress not with Malicious Internet continually called a group of professional women girls. We are professional limit and prefers to be called ladies or guest. Perhaps, it was her way of expressing friendliness. However, for women of color Referring to us as girls is in very poor taste and the wait staff should be trained properly how to greet its adult customers/guest -

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Very quiet. Very elegant. Wonderful food.

M
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely price fixed lunch menu!

AN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

WAITERS VERY FRIENDLY AND NICE BUT, GIVEN TOO MANY TABLES TO SERVE.

DV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! Always the highest quality food and service.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fine.

F
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It is extremely noisy when the room is full. My elderly mother had trouble hearing.
I wouldn't go back with her but will with my friends.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall this is one of my most my

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very noisy. Could hardly speak to friends.
Great food.
Good service
Heavy doors
Nice ambiance

YR
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We're a little disappointed after having dinner in Il Palio. The waiter was very helpful, but the food was not as good an tasty as we expected. We asked for fried calamari and zucchini, we expected them to be crunchy, but it was not the case. The pasta fradiavolo with seafood was almost raw and needed some salt.

BR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was as expected. This is a top notch eatery with great service and really good food. We felt welcomed and cared for from the moment we arrived to the time we left.

WB
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food always outstanding in great setting

DS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at I’ll Palio! The atmosphere is really lively yet intimate. The service is outstanding! The food is exceptional!

F
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was top-notch for the most part with the exception that our food was brought out on the cool side. Yes, we should have said something, but we were hungry. Since there were 4 of us dining and everyone’s meal was cold, it is clear it had been sitting there for a bit. Otherwise, we had a reliably good time.

GD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We LOVE Il Palio for lunch! Not only is it a great value, but the food is always excellent and just the right amount for what we SHOULD be eating. At our last visit the noise level was quite high; the first thing we commented on. Service, though friendly, was very slow. Not sure what happened. We had a reservation. The room we were in was packed. Our friend who came looking for us said their room was empty. Will definitely be back though. The biggest travesty was that after waiting a very long time, we were told that the coconut gelato was gone. Our lucky friend had it in her empty room!

G
New England
107 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and cocktails here are unequaled!
Thank you all for another enjoyable evening!

JA
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great business lunch. Food was outstanding and service fantastic. Can’t wait to head back. Best Italian food in the State of CT!

F
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Lack luster service... Cold food and stale bread... Very disappointing and tremendously overpriced!

I
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch special. What a value! Would recommend to everyone.

TN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and excellent waiter. We ordered a special drink but did not like it and it was taken off the bill. It was my sister's birthday and the waiter took note of the card I gave her during the meal and put a candle in her dessert and sang happy birthday with some of the staff!!

JM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated New Year’s Eve with dinner at Il Palio. Service was excellent. Our food was delicious and the ambience was perfect for a quiet dinner to end the year.

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and superb service. Food was very good

PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service
Beautiful, welcoming environment
Would highly recommend

MS
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Fresh pasta and fish that's tops Fairfield county.

EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would and I do recommend it to friends. We always consider Il Palio as special place.
My husband loves the filet mignon. I try to choose different things to try them out. This past
Saturday I wasn't crazy about my choice of special which is odd but it was my choice.
We look forward to our next time.

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, been before, service always outstanding, Ambiance is breathtaking. A classy place you can enjoy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our son from Florida came in for the holiday and we had a great dinner and conversation

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