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IL Palio Restaurant

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5 Corporate Dr, Shelton, CT 06484-6237 (Bridgeport Ave.)
+1 203-944-0770
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 2:15 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:15 pm
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Woodmere, New York
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189 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this lovely restaurant has terrific service and wonderful food and wine. We've enjoyed their specials previously and again, they were just great. Some regular menu items are also really good to. We appreciate the assistance of the server and manger in choosing wines that compliment the dishes. Overall, lovely dining experience.

Thank peggyvb
Greenwich, Connecticut
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two friends and I went to Il Palio for lunch after blueberry picking at Jones Farm. I mention this because you can imagine that coming from the fields we looked a bit bedraggled. To the credit of Il Palio's great staff, they greeted us warmly without the proverbial batting an eyelash. They seated us quickly and on offer was a... More 

Thank dunsienda
Sevierville, United States
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170 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I had a graduation lunch with a fellow MBA graduate from Quinnipiac University here in May. The food was exceptional. The desserts were out of this world. The atmosphere was very pleasant. My only criticism was that I arrived a few minutes early and the host didn't want to seat me until my guest arrived. I found that a little... More 

Thank Matthew U
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

You get what you pay for, and you get it all here. Always a good time here, the food is very good... Along with everything else

Thank Zetti74
Laguna Beach
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184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We were in the area for some family business. Hungry for really authentic good Italian food, my sis-in-law discovered this place. I don't thing we would have found it if not for TripAdvisor. It's in a business park. Saturday night and the place was packed! Despite this, the service and food was fantastic. It was a bit noisy but as... More 

Thank LagunaGypsy
Syracuse, NY
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216 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We recently attended a family celebration at Il Palio and, being from out of town, I had no idea what to expect. Il Palio was an amazing surprise on every level. The evening began in their downstairs function room which is a beautiful setting surrounded on two sides by glass walls. A smaller, adjoining room contained the bar and an... More 

Thank mek99
Milford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

My wife and I ate here two weeks ago and had one of the best restaurant experiences in a while here in CT. We were seat by a friendly hostess and then greeted by our waiter whose name I wish I remembered as he was one of the best waiters we have had. Shortly thereafter the sommelier came, and again... More 

Thank Preacherman1973
Shelton, Connecticut
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Excellent Italian food! I have been here several times for business dinners and also for a party. It is very authentic Italian food and the service is great!

Thank Lynn C
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We've visited Il Palio a number of times in the past, but last night was really something special. We arrived wiht friends about 6 PM with only a few people in the restaurant. Quiet, beautiful, welcoming. As the time passed, the restaurant filled to capacity and, yes, it was loud. The sommelière suggested a wonderful red and we drank two... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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1,378 reviews
690 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 471 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

A business lunch with colleague in a corporate office park yielded a delightful surprise. Il Palio is a first class Italian restaurant hidden away in the hills of Shelton. Upscale dining in rustic decor with an extensive menu makes it a very good place for business or a special occasion. Very good appetizers and and salads set the stage for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:45 am - 2:15 pm
5:30 pm - 9:15 pm
11:45 am - 2:15 pm
5:30 pm - 9:15 pm
11:45 am - 2:15 pm
5:30 pm - 9:15 pm
11:45 am - 2:15 pm
5:30 pm - 9:15 pm
11:45 am - 2:15 pm
5:30 pm - 9:15 pm
5:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Corporate Dr, Shelton, CT 06484-6237
    (Bridgeport Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Shelton
  • Phone Number: +1 203-944-0770
Housed in a magnificent building, this luxe Northern Italian restaurant makes you feel thousands of miles from the Shelton corporate park where it is located. Il Palio is known for its homemade Italian cuisine, an extensive wine list, and exceptional service in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?