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Il Piatto

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Il Piatto Review

Chef Matt Yohalem continues to charm the legions of local fans and lucky visitors who dine at his place with creative pasta dishes like pappardelle with braised duckling, caramelized onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and mascarpone-duck au jus or homemade pumpkin ravioli with pine nuts and sage brown butter. Entrées include rabbit leg panée with purple potatoes and mustard gravy, and a superb pancetta-wrapped trout with rosemary, wild mushrooms, and polenta. The menu, which usually features several creative specials, emphasizes locally sourced ingredients. It's a crowded but enjoyable trattoria with informal ambience, reasonable prices, and a snug bar. For about $33, the prix-fixe dinner, with an appetizer, main dish, and dessert, is a steal, as is the late-night happy hour (served from 9 pm until close). Add a glass of wine from the reputable list of Italians and both your stomach and your wallet will leave happy.

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  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No lunch Sun.
Updated: 12-04-2013

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    Amazing, and very reasonable.

    Excellent Italian food -- perfect for when you're sick of New Mexican. The quail was really good, and the pumpkin ravioli was out of this world. My husband, who's a tiramisu fanatic, declared Il Piatto's to be on his top five list. Pleasant little place with great, very reasonable food.

    by marniewhite, 3/28/07
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    Out-of-Control WINE list bummed me out!

    We ate here on our last night in Santa Fe, based on the expectation from Fodor's that this would be fairly reasonable priced. Hmmm. The food WAS excellent. The busy bistro atmosphere was fun. But wines by the glass STARTED at $10-12 and there were maybe two bottles between $35-40, neither of which was appealing. While the list concentrated on Italian wines and imports are more costly now, they could offer a couple Chilean, Argentine or even CA selections, under $40. It was not a special occasion so we really didn't want to spend $50 or more just for wine, when our food tab for two was going to be about $60. Without dessert or coffee. So I guess it WAS a comparatively inexpensive meal since we simply drank water.

    by uhoh_busted, 5/22/08

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