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1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-918-2545
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Ranked #5 of 251 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Franklin St. and Estes Dr.
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English first
Mequon, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nice omelette, but as with all onsite restaurants, it was kind of pricey. Also, I ordered coffee ($3), then later realized it was free in the lobby, so get your cup before you go in!

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The place in a hotel, not ideal... The location is quickly overcome with an exceptional menu and delicious food... Some of the best Italian in the city

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Waterloo, Belgium
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were staying at the hotel and reserved the package that included dinner. Really enjoyed the drinks and food. I had a whole fish that was easy to eat, asked before ordering. Light and very tasty. I can't recall what my husband ordered, but do remember he was very pleased with his choice. The wine was excellent. I would recommend... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Friends and I stayed at the Siena Hotel and ate at Il Palio for dinner one night, and for breakfast one day. The food was excellent (the pumpkin soup was the best I ever had) It was noon when we got there the 2nd day, and they had stopped serving the breakfast menu (we were hoping for a brunch-type meal).... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was one of the best meals we've had in the last year...and we've had a lot of great ones. Service was impeccable...food was utterly amazing...ambiance just perfect to celebrate my husband's birthday. We've visited Siena, Italy, and Il Palio serves it's memory well. We live in St Louis but our favorite nephew and niece live in Chapel Hill...we will... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Starting with one of the best Manhattan's I've had recently, to the veal cheek ossobuco, to the flawless service....Il Palio is worthy of 5-stars in any city. Connected to the lobby of the Siena Hotel, this is one of Chapel Hill's finest restaurants. Very highly recommended.

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Mendham, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Service was great. Food was creative italian. We also ate their for breakfast and that was great too.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 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 and fabulous Sunday brunch.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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 nice Restaurants , this is your kind of place. If you're regular folks and want... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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 oil - great start! Linguine with clams - small portion, just right on the pasta.... More

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Additional Information about Il Palio

Address: 1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone Number: 919-918-2545
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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