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Il Palio

1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2887
+1 919-918-2545
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (29 reviews)
“crostini” (8 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2887
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Il Palio is an excellent Italian-inspired restaurant which features fresh local ingredients prepared well. My husband and I have eaten there several times and always been very pleased with the service, ambiance and -- of course -- the food. Great place for a special occasion...More

1  Thank Candice K
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

Great Service and Great Food! It should be for the prices they charge for the small portions. I like getting small portions, but be realistic on the price. Salads are $12 and most entries are $30+. If you have money to throw away and like...More

Reviewed 20 August 2014

This was my 2nd trip to Il Palio - this time on purpose. The first instance we wandered in by chance as we were staying at the hotel. This time round, to celebrate my birthday on a return trip. Foccacia made onsite, steeped in olive...More

Thank DMLehman6
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We enjoyed a two hour meal at Il Palio - the staff allowed us to take our time, ordering one course at a time. Attentive staff and very good food.

Thank P G
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I was here for my granddaughter's christening celebration. The restaurant is beautifully appointed and the food was outstanding. We had melon wrapped in amazing prosciutto for appetizers as well as tomato goat cheese crostini that were so delicious. Meatballs, eggplant and monkfish were our main...More

Thank pegcap1
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I went here for Valentine's day with my girlfriend. We were both very pleased and the staff were extremely attentive. It was expensive, but I knew this going into the establishment. One of the only things I would change would be the portion size, they...More

Thank soup365
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We went to the Siena Hotel to celebrate our aniversary and had another wonderful meal and experience. We started off with cocktails in the bar with an appetizer. Chris was absolutely fantastic and made us feel like very special guests. Dinner in the main dining...More

Thank Ray Z
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We have been business customers of the Sienna Hotel and its restaurant, Il Palio for over ten years and I hate to complain but some service and kitchen issues need to be straightened out. We invited some very important out of state business guests to...More

3  Thank AngusChapelHill
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Located inside the Siena Hotel this is an outstanding establishment for food and service albeit a bit pricy. Service provided by Mark and Ally was top notch. We tried the lasagna, Ravioli, veal osso bucco and chocolate torte for dessert. Dining room is nice but...More

Thank jbaron02
Reviewed 6 June 2014

This restaurant has always been one of my favorites and our meal last night was absolutely wonderful. The décor has been redone and they have a new Chef that has changed the menu and offers outstanding dishes. For years, I have told folks that this...More

Thank Ray Z
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:00
17:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:00
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
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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