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Il Palio

1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2887
+1 919-918-2545
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (39 reviews)
“crostini” (8 reviews)
“chestnut soup” (7 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
Italian, Gluten Free Options
1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2887
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Very impressed with the Siena Hotel and Il Palio restaurant. I even noticed that locals come there as a local spot. The crostini was delicious. The bartenders made perfect drinks. I ordered the chicken, delicious!

Thank NickellFamilyTravel
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We were married at the Sienna 20 years ago primarily because the food was stellar. We’ve had romantic, sentimental dinners there over the years and so when our son picked I’ll Palio for his birthday dinner we said yes, knowing it would be expensive for...More

Thank Dancyz
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Il Palio. The staff are friendly and informative. We tried many dishes, but the highlights were the butternut squash ravioli and the tiramisu. The tiramisu was the best we’ve had in the states!

Thank Bluewater777
Reviewed August 30, 2018

The menu offers some unique twists to authentic Italian fare. We enjoyed the interesting flavors that put the finish to each dish we tried.

Thank Ilume
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Food was delicious, service was good...they have redecorated since my last visit and it is not as unique as it once was. Very, very noisy.

Thank TeacherDoctor
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I had breakfast here while staying at the hotel. It was just ok. I got scrambled eggs and toast. They try to fancy it up too much. It is just not my taste. It wasn’t bad but not something I enjoyed eating either. I did...More

Thank batgirljami
Reviewed August 19, 2018

A delightful bar menu for a light supper. The bar tender was friendly. We also found out that since the hotel is pet friendly, that your dog could be welcomed in the adjoining lounge! We had a couple drinks with my husband enjoying a burger...More

Thank eastmansje
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We enjoyed a superb dinner at this restaurant in the Siena Autograph Collection Hotel. Service was excellent and the food very good.

Thank chr2222
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Sterile ambiance, and so-so food. Fairly loud music. The waiter brought an item we hadn't ordered, but we let it go. Not good enough to ever go back.

Thank RelaisGirl
Reviewed May 19, 2018

We loved the menu at Il Palio, and the food was everything we hoped for and more. We have always heard great things about Chef Teddy Diggs menu, and it exceeded those expectations!

Thank imfixintoblog
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Katherine S
June 18, 2018|
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Response from AnthonyCH | Property representative |
Hello Katherine, Jackets are not required in the restaurant. You will see a good mix of our gentlemen guests wear a button down shirt and slacks or suits with and without ties. Most important to us is, we want our guests... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2887
    (Franklin St. and Estes Dr.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-918-2545
  • E-mail
Il Palio is an intimate restaurant located in the Siena Hotel. We strive to emulate the best of the great Italian tradition of hospitality and quality at the table and in the glass. Our vision is simple - use the best local and Italian ingredients as purely as possible and serve them with comfort and pride. We cook as an Italian might in North Carolina.
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