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1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Ranked #5 of 254 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Price range: $31 - $40
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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Savannah, GA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Food and service...already in my very recent review of the Siena Hotel. Il Palio is located in the Siena hotel.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The menu and offerings are truly Northern Italian; the wine list offers many interesting Italian wines and the wait staff knowledgeable and helpful. For starters, I had a wonderful roasted chestnut soup with grappa cream--my wife had an excellent and interesting salt-roasted beet salad with gorganzola dolci. Our main courses (secondi) were braised beef with a light and creamy polenta... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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272 reviews 272 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Located in the Siena hotel. Ample parking. Our servers were helpful, fast, and pleasant, but my wife was so put off by the supercilious attitude of the maitre d'/wine steward that she gave the manager an earful as we left. The three of us split the calamari appetizer and the kale Caesar salad. The calamari had a bite, but was... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

High-end Italian menu with delicious dishes; ask for wine pairings as sommalier is excellent; some of the best Italian dishes I have had

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 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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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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