Fodor's Expert Review Il Piatto
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.
95 W. Marcy St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, USA
- Local-beef carpaccio
- \"medium plates\" option on pastas and entrées
- Great early-evening and late-afternoon happy hour