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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 good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (38 reviews)
“crostini” (8 reviews)
“chestnut soup” (7 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2887
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 Meghan G
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Outstanding regional Italian dishes - I highly recommend the pappardelle bolognese. Also an excellent wine list

Thank thomasjO8893UX
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We have not eaten here in a few years. We have always gotten a good meal before. We were disappointed this time. 2 different pasta dishes. For Both the pasta was not just al dente but al croccante. Pasta with clam sauce was swimming in...More

Thank S7139VEjimg
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We enjoyed several different pasta dishes and all were outstanding. The service and attention to detail were refreshing. The restaurant was quiet and easy to access. The menu is somewhat limited, but everything we tried was delicious.

Thank collegemom14
Reviewed 9 March 2018

As the title says, the staff is wonderful. Pleasant and anxious to serve. Unfortunately the quality of the food is far inferior to the quality of the staff. Went for dinner and ordered the soup to start and they placed a "glob" of sour cream...More

Thank Peter2150
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I went to dinner twice at Il Palio during my short stay at the Siena Hotel. Both dinners were outstanding. I started with the antipasto plate which had some really good mortadella. I followed with the a half order of tonnarelli con cacio e pepe....More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

I'll start with the positive comments- pasta was good, service very nice atmosphere was pleasant. We had a delicious breakfast there- top drawer! The negatives- the menu needs to be explained- I had to ask about each dish. I can't believe it's the only 4...More

Thank Wngrl
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We had the loveliest of experiences at Il Palio Restaurant on Feb. 10, 2018! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we experienced an atmosphere of warm friendship. Everyone from the hostess to the busser were friendly, caring and attentive. While I...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Like many folks we know...we usually avoid hotel breakfasts. If they're not pedestrian; they're ridiculously expensive. Il Palio, at the Siena Hotel in Carrboro, is not surprisingly, top notch...with reasonable pricing and excellent service. I suppose it's Chef Teddy Diggs' influence that makes it so...fine...More

Thank chuckiek
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We had been to Il Palio at Thanksgiving and several times previously. Went tonight and did not have a very good experience. Started out OK with the waiter, but as he got more tables we were not in the game Our wine and appetizers were...More

Thank nctraveler2017
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Katherine S
19 June 2018|
Response from nctraveler2017 | Reviewed this property |
I haven't worn one there, so I have to say no.No,
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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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