Il Palio

4.7
1223 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1223 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipElCA
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They know how to run an excellent restaurant. Food is excellent as well as the service. Running a business in COVID 19 is not easy but they do everything to make us feel safe.

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vipKevo
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have never been disappointed. Always an excellent meal. Anyone who does not order one of the homemade pastas is truly missing out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I wasn't comfortable dining inside, so requested outdoor seating. Manager moved extra heaters over for us. Food was DELISH. I almost never order pasta, but the butternut squash ravioli was so worth it. We will definitely be back!

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vipDavidS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! Felt very safe with precautions they’ve taken to ensure customer’s safety during Covid. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and experience were amazing. The servers were super nice and always courteous. We got the salmon, halibut, flatbread, and tangerine ice cream. It was all so tasty.
Thank you for a great experience.

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vipElCA
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed with food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Just a night out to retain some sanity. We really enjoy this place and wanted to make sure we were helping in the small way we can.
We asked for outside dining and were immediately accommodated.
Nothing but good things

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ChristineL
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From start to finish, our dinner at Il Palio was perfection! The service was excellent, attentive without hovering. The food was sublime, from appetizer to dessert. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming and the staff was first rate. We are definitely planning to go back again soon.

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ClaudiaO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing. My favorite place to go to!

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vipBlake
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous setting, incredible service, beautiful menu, delicious food. Couldn’t ask for more.

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DonnaT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Only feedback waiter did not inquire as to whether we were doing half or full portion. After order was placed it came to us we should have told him half. He did adjust the order and price.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday! Amazing experienc!’ Love Lovelace this restaurant

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vipRapptor
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

May be the best Italian restaurant in the county. The seafood combination special was best I have ever had.

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vipJAZJR
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a business lunch at Il Palio and food was outstanding as usual. Had grilled salmon over chopped salad and it was perfect! Can wait to head back!

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vanessah
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Service was very good. My meal was disappointing but everyone else love there's. I tried the risotto with halibut and it came with little chunks mixed in. I was hoping it was a filet on top. Oh well it's 2020. Nothing is as good as we would like it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always perfect. Beautiful, delicious and creative food and fabulous staff!!

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JeffF
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great culinary experience! Absolutely delicious, the service and COVID steps are spot on.

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RobertB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was for our 14th anniversary. Pretty sure we’ll go there for our 15th, too.

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vipMarcia
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal and service!!!!

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vipGardenweasel
New England
118 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Il Palio is the only restaurant we considered for our anniversary dinner!
Their customary excellence made it another memorable and enjoyable experience!

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Mystrygrl77
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great celebrating a good friend’s bachelorette party

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TonyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite restaurant... amazing food, amazing service!

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KevinD
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, professional staff and an overall wonderful experience !

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ThomasN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was good as always. Waitress covering too many tables so service was quite slow. Given the prices, I would not recommend to a friend.

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vipForBusinessSake
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely restaurant for every day dining or a special occasion. Beautiful surroundings and excellent food.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Outside dining is very nice and pleasant. The menu is very simple and the food was bland. My scalloped potatoes were hard and undercooked and, my fish was overcooked. The wine list was boring made up of wines that I can buy at the local wine store. The service was variable. I mostly did not like the fact that they make you keep the same utensils throughout your meal as opposed to changing them with each course. They did the same with the wine.

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ChrisM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Food and service were excellent. Great protocol for covid; we felt safe.

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DeniseF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

over rated, horrible service, food served cold, not what I thought it would be

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MartinP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service , wine, !!! Outside patio with heaters works well. Wait staff knowledgeable and attentive !

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vipNWorange
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a total dining experience! Food is excellent, service is outstanding. A little pricey but worth the money! Enjoy

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AaronL
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and even better food. It was an excellent experience.

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vipJasper
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Early autumn lunch on the patio with Claudio serving! Great time, great food , great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife's Filet Mignon was the best I have ever tasted and the home made pasta was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent service was exceptional you get what you pay for.
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Patrick
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is always excellent. Would always recommend.

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RBaxter
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had an excellent experience. The restaurant is strangely located in the middle of an office park, but with do the most they can with lighting and greenery to make it seem more rural and Tuscan-like. The food was very good and we are foodies. At the time, they were forced to be limited to 50% capacity, which diminished the ambiance, but still its a beautiful restaurant both inside and out.

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vipChrisI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice outdoor patio, food is great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Il Palio is simply fantastic! We had a mother daughter lunch and enjoyed a few appetizers and split a pasta and everything was amazing. Our server was delightful and very knowledgeable about the menu. We had just a wonderful experience.

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glenny
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Not the usual comfortable tables and chairs due to Covid. Instead new tables and uncomfortable chairs. Atmosphere somewhat diminished by this change. Food and drinks very good although a little expensive. Service was very good too. We will be back.

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Jrirish
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Celebrated a birthday, and as usual, they didn’t disappoint.
The meat & cheese starter was ample and full of flavor and textures.
My chicken dish and wife’s lasagna were outstanding. A comped dessert finished off the meal nicely.
We hesitated going indoors, but tables were well spaced and servers followed good COVID precautions.
Would not hesitate to return.

FAQs

Il Palio offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 944-0770.

Il Palio is rated 4.7 stars by 1223 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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