Fodor's Expert Review Il Piatto

$$$ The Plaza Italian

This chef-owned neighborhood spot near the Plaza charms its legions of fans with creative pasta dishes like pappardelle with braised duckling ragù and homemade pumpkin ravioli with pine nuts and sage brown butter. The menu, which usually features several creative specials, emphasizes locally sourced ingredients. It's a crowded but enjoyable trattoria with informal ambience, a snug bar, and reasonable prices (every item on the menu is available in a less-expensive medium-size portion—perfect for sharing or sampling a pasta and one of the meat grills). The well-attended happy hour (served 4:30–6 and 9 pm until close) is a bargain. Add a glass of wine from the reputable list of Italians and both your stomach and your wallet will leave happy.

Italian Intimate Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

95 W. Marcy St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico  87501, USA


Known For:
  • Local-beef carpaccio
  • "medium plates" option on pastas and entrées
  • Great early-evening and late-afternoon happy hour
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Sun., No lunch Sun.–Tues.

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