Palizzata

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11 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Palizzata is a family-run Italian restaurant in the heart of the Historical Stockade District of Kingston, NY.

Our goal is to bring the regional culinary traditions from Northern Italy to the Hudson Valley via locally sourced food and drink, whilst forging rewarding relationships with our guests and local purveyors and communities.

We serve authentic, Northern Italian cuisine in a classic, white table cloth setting and are an example of the revitalization of Uptown Kingston. We also accommodate Vegan diets. Our food is sourced directly from Italy and from the local farms, breweries and businesses of the Hudson Valley.

It’s our passion to bring the delicious food and culture of Italy to the Hudson Valley, and Uptown Kingston.
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UC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I thought there was real value to what we were served in terms of portion size and quality overall. My wife's vegan lasagna was tasty but the tapenade was very salty. It took away from the meal. She happens to be very sensitive to over seasoning.
My entree was loaded with tender (braised) pieces of octopus with a portion that challenged me to finish. The sauce and smoked prosciutto added to the dish along with plenty of garlic. Though the garlic could have been much for some people, it was great for me.
We had a bottle of wine we shared with another couple and thought it was priced very reasonable for what it was (Valpolicello) that happened to be featured that evening.

CN
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mother out to Palizzata for her birthday. First and foremost she LOVED IT. The wait staff was lovely and attentive, the food excellent. Mom had a fabulous Ribeye, and I, the Tagliatelle. We each look forward to our next visit.

PK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful. A Manhattan Cocktail was poor. It had been made by the waiter who clearly is not a bartender. The salads were excellent, however duck breast entrees were much too rare and a pasta with shrimp was sadly lacking in the quality and freshness of the shrimp. The pasta itself was excellent.
Not ready for prime time.

M
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thursday nite had been date night for us for almost FIFTY years. Married 46.

MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Probably the most creative Italian menu in the Hudson valley. Welcome addition to the Kingston stockade district

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Really good food; inconsistent service. We arrived 9 minutes early for our 6:45, Sunday night dinner reservation. Even though 75% of the tables were empty, we were asked to wait at the bar. We were given drinks menus, but no one came to take our order. Eventually, we were led to a small, cramped, poorly lit table for 2, even though there were 8 completely empty, well-lit, roomy 4-tops, 6 of which remained empty the entire 1time. We sat for 10 minutes before a server came by, not to take our order, but to tell us she'd be back soon for our order. (So far, we haven't been offered anything but water)
I notice at this point that she and the Hostess are the only floor staff, and there are 8 tables of diners. 2 tables sat uncleared of food and plates for most of the time we were there.
The server comes back, tells us the specials (without prices), and takes our order. Eventually, they bring us a little bread and oil, and, a good while later, our appetizers. I then notice that several, but not all, of the tables are being given complimentary amuses-bouches. (This is the sort of thing a restaurant should either give to every table, or presented discreetly if it's not going to every table.)
Our meals come out, delivered by the Hostess, who asks if I want parmesan, and then I wait 5 minutes before she returns with it.

The shame is, the food here is really good. I've eaten here 3 or 4 times in the past year, and I always like what I order. But the service is inconsistent. And, on a Sunday night in the summer, a server and a hostess is not enough staff.

NN
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

There were seven of us and we all had fabulous dishes! The portions are sizable, but the food is fresh, the flavors really come out. Highly recommend Palizzata and will definitely be going back!

J
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was very good and staff is very friendly. Service was a little slow to start.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You wouldn’t think this would be a high quality restaurant just by looking at the outside. However, the quality and service of this restaurant makes it worthy of a high rating. Below are my three big takeaways from Palizzata.

Delicious pasta imported from Italy!
Gourmet quality food that is worth the price.
The service and is very attentive and I never had to ask for more of anything.

Would recommend 10/10 for quality Italian food.

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, both food and service were excellent. Will certainly come back!

MH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The exterior doesn’t reflect the interior- it is lovely inside. Staff was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was excellent. Two of us chose from the “Date Night” menu. Everyone cleaned their plates!