Il Palazzo Ristorante Italiano

★★★★☆
  • 151 Mulberry St

    New York, NY 10013

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  • 212-343-7000

About Il Palazzo Ristorante Italiano

Hours
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 12am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 12am - 11pm

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This was my first dining experience in Little Italy and honestly, my husband I don't go there unless we're with friends visiting from out of town which was the case this trip. I did some research on restaurants beforehand and thought Il Palazzo was the best value for your money. Italian dining can be pretty expensive in this part of town. Overall we had a great experience. We were seated promptly and had good service. Our meals were very rich and flavorful, and my homemade ribbon pasta was al dente. It wasn't the best Italian meal but I would certainly recommend this restaurant if you must dine in Little Italy.

2
★★★★☆

This was my first dining experience in Little Italy and honestly, my husband I don't go there unless we're with friends visiting from out of town which was the case this trip. I did some research on restaurants beforehand and thought Il Palazzo was the best value for your money. Italian dining can be pretty expensive in this part of town. Overall we had a great experience. We were seated promptly and had good service. Our meals were very rich and flavorful, and my homemade ribbon pasta was al dente. It wasn't the best Italian meal but I would certainly recommend this restaurant if you must dine in Little Italy.

Pros: Decent food, Good service

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As we strolled through Little Italy, we decided upon Il Palazzo, although it wasn't crowded like some of the other restaurants on the strip, the Maitre D standing outside assured us we would be happy w/ the food, and we were. The waiters were promt and the food was excellent to say the least. I've been to a few other restaurants in Little Italy and never bothered to get a business card, but this place was wonderful. They have a lovely indoor garden which has a cozy and warm feel. Will definately go back

2
★★★★★

As we strolled through Little Italy, we decided upon Il Palazzo, although it wasn't crowded like some of the other restaurants on the strip, the Maitre D standing outside assured us we would be happy w/ the food, and we were. The waiters were promt and the food was excellent to say the least. I've been to a few other restaurants in Little Italy and never bothered to get a business card, but this place was wonderful. They have a lovely indoor garden which has a cozy and warm feel. Will definately go back

Cons: None

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This place simply lacks any distinction. They claim to be the best food in Little Italy, and that is certainly not the case. It is just as good as any other, but the food is overpriced and their authenticity is lacking. Service is gracious, and the wine list is OK. Would have appreciated more of a selection with a better price range. I do not recommend this place, because you can get anything they have anywhere else, for cheaper or of better quality. The notion that the best italian food is on Mulberry has long since been abandoned. Go elsewhere.

1
★★☆☆☆

This place simply lacks any distinction. They claim to be the best food in Little Italy, and that is certainly not the case. It is just as good as any other, but the food is overpriced and their authenticity is lacking. Service is gracious, and the wine list is OK. Would have appreciated more of a selection with a better price range. I do not recommend this place, because you can get anything they have anywhere else, for cheaper or of better quality. The notion that the best italian food is on Mulberry has long since been abandoned. Go elsewhere.

Pros: service is gracious, good amaretto sour

Cons: price, quality, lack of authenticity

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Outside of the steakhouses, this is probably the best restaurant I have been to in the city. Everything from the bread to the entree was perfect. My girlfriend and I did the usual walk around Little Italy, looking at the various menus and decided on Il Pallazo because of the sincerity of the host. I have never left a restaurant so satisifed. The olive oil that came with the bread was amazing. I know it is just olive oil, but it was great, mixed with cheese and different peppers, I actually tried to see if I could purchase a bottle to go. And the entrees were even better. The special that my gf got was fantastic, a seafood mix and pasta in vodka sauce. I think it might be a standard special since I recommended the place to a few friends and a couple got the same thing. And all loved it. It certainly is not a cheap place, especially for italian, but if you are looking for great food, this is definitely your place. I can't wait to take her back.

2
★★★★★

Outside of the steakhouses, this is probably the best restaurant I have been to in the city. Everything from the bread to the entree was perfect. My girlfriend and I did the usual walk around Little Italy, looking at the various menus and decided on Il Pallazo because of the sincerity of the host. I have never left a restaurant so satisifed. The olive oil that came with the bread was amazing. I know it is just olive oil, but it was great, mixed with cheese and different peppers, I actually tried to see if I could purchase a bottle to go. And the entrees were even better. The special that my gf got was fantastic, a seafood mix and pasta in vodka sauce. I think it might be a standard special since I recommended the place to a few friends and a couple got the same thing. And all loved it. It certainly is not a cheap place, especially for italian, but if you are looking for great food, this is definitely your place. I can't wait to take her back.

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: In busy Little Italy

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The ambiance, location and portions cannot be beat for an authentic Little Italy experience. Ask for a table in the indoor patio or on the sidewalk (if you don't mind plastic chairs). The food is very good, though not excellent. The wine list is Italy heavy and not very long. Service is superb.

2
★★★★☆

The ambiance, location and portions cannot be beat for an authentic Little Italy experience. Ask for a table in the indoor patio or on the sidewalk (if you don't mind plastic chairs). The food is very good, though not excellent. The wine list is Italy heavy and not very long. Service is superb.

Pros: Ambiance, service

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Today was our 1st time eating here and we liked the atmosphere. We arrived around 3:15 which was still the lunch menu which was limited. The service was good and our waiter was attentive. The food was served faster than I have ever been served in my life in a sit down restaurant. The prices were decent for a NY restaurant. My husband had pasta and I had a shrimp parmisan. We would eat there again.

2
★★★★☆

Today was our 1st time eating here and we liked the atmosphere. We arrived around 3:15 which was still the lunch menu which was limited. The service was good and our waiter was attentive. The food was served faster than I have ever been served in my life in a sit down restaurant. The prices were decent for a NY restaurant. My husband had pasta and I had a shrimp parmisan. We would eat there again.

Pros: Great service and atmosphere

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Took my sister and her friend here during a trip to the city. We were seated in the corner section in the atrium which was great since it was a sunny day. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive always topping off our drinks or asking us if we needed anything. There was a particular dish they didn't have but the kitchen made it for me anyway without hesitation which was great since it was my first time there and I was treated like a regular. We all enjoyed the bruschetta very much as well as our meals. I've read certain reviews on this restaraunt and I'm surprised to hear the exact opposite of our experience. This is the third place I've been to for dinner in Little Italy and I've always been treated very well by the staff. I would recommend this restaraunt to anyone for lunch or dinner.

2
★★★★☆

Took my sister and her friend here during a trip to the city. We were seated in the corner section in the atrium which was great since it was a sunny day. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive always topping off our drinks or asking us if we needed anything. There was a particular dish they didn't have but the kitchen made it for me anyway without hesitation which was great since it was my first time there and I was treated like a regular. We all enjoyed the bruschetta very much as well as our meals. I've read certain reviews on this restaraunt and I'm surprised to hear the exact opposite of our experience. This is the third place I've been to for dinner in Little Italy and I've always been treated very well by the staff. I would recommend this restaraunt to anyone for lunch or dinner.

Pros: Atrium, Service, Food

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My first two visits to Il Palazzo were fantastic. The food was so good that everyone at the table wished they weren't full, so that they could eat more of the generous portions. We had Italian friends in town for the marathon and went there last night for some yummy carbs.
This time, the food was incredibly disappointing. I ordered the same dish that I had there the week before, and what a difference. The pasta was overdone and the sauce thin. The reaction of my Italian friends? A shrug and a polite "it's average." I won't be returning anytime soon.

1
★★★☆☆

My first two visits to Il Palazzo were fantastic. The food was so good that everyone at the table wished they weren't full, so that they could eat more of the generous portions. We had Italian friends in town for the marathon and went there last night for some yummy carbs.
This time, the food was incredibly disappointing. I ordered the same dish that I had there the week before, and what a difference. The pasta was overdone and the sauce thin. The reaction of my Italian friends? A shrug and a polite "it's average." I won't be returning anytime soon.

Cons: Crowded, Touristy, Lack of ambiance

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had a fettucini with a cream sauce, prosciutto, porcini mushrooms. it was excellent. had the house cabernet which was good but not great. they also put it in a small wine glass, so I couldn't swirl it and enjoy the bouquet. Top restaurants should use large size wine glasses and fill it half way. Was surprised they instead used the Olive Garden method of giving a glass of wine. Sunlit garden area made for great decor. Service was good. Pasta and wine resulted in $30 bill, which seemed standard. Would rate this a 8.9 - a definite go - but have been to even better italians in NYC.

2
★★★★☆

had a fettucini with a cream sauce, prosciutto, porcini mushrooms. it was excellent. had the house cabernet which was good but not great. they also put it in a small wine glass, so I couldn't swirl it and enjoy the bouquet. Top restaurants should use large size wine glasses and fill it half way. Was surprised they instead used the Olive Garden method of giving a glass of wine. Sunlit garden area made for great decor. Service was good. Pasta and wine resulted in $30 bill, which seemed standard. Would rate this a 8.9 - a definite go - but have been to even better italians in NYC.

Pros: pasta dishes, decor

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I had planned a Valentines weekend get-away for months with my girl friend. Valentines day in the city with a show and a good italian dinner. Spent a long time figuring which Italian restaurant to make reservations at. This restaurant surpassed ALL my expectations. Even the service was great. The only downfall was the EXPENSIVE specials which were NOT priced. Otherwise, this was a most enjoyable evening .. one which i hope to repeat soon. GET RESERVATIONS!!

2
★★★★☆

I had planned a Valentines weekend get-away for months with my girl friend. Valentines day in the city with a show and a good italian dinner. Spent a long time figuring which Italian restaurant to make reservations at. This restaurant surpassed ALL my expectations. Even the service was great. The only downfall was the EXPENSIVE specials which were NOT priced. Otherwise, this was a most enjoyable evening .. one which i hope to repeat soon. GET RESERVATIONS!!

Pros: Attentive staff, Excellent food

Cons: , Specials not priced

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My girflriend and I were slighty hesitent because of the previous review of the service, but thought we'd check it out for ourselves - it was fantastic! Not only was the ambiance charming Italian with white table cloths, flowers and candles at every table, but the servie was impecable. Not since L'Orangerie in Beverly Hills have I enjoyed such wonderful service. Three genteman consistently were watching our table, refilling water and wine glasses every few minutes. The calamari was delicious along with the salads an pastas. We thought prices were reasonable - $5 to $13 for starters, $8 to $18 for pastas and $18 to $40 for filet, veal and fish. Best tip: Eat upstairs looking over the heart of Little Itlaly.

2
★★★★★

My girflriend and I were slighty hesitent because of the previous review of the service, but thought we'd check it out for ourselves - it was fantastic! Not only was the ambiance charming Italian with white table cloths, flowers and candles at every table, but the servie was impecable. Not since L'Orangerie in Beverly Hills have I enjoyed such wonderful service. Three genteman consistently were watching our table, refilling water and wine glasses every few minutes. The calamari was delicious along with the salads an pastas. We thought prices were reasonable - $5 to $13 for starters, $8 to $18 for pastas and $18 to $40 for filet, veal and fish. Best tip: Eat upstairs looking over the heart of Little Itlaly.

Pros: Charmng Service, Delicious Fresh Food, 2nd Floor Ambiance

Cons: , No price on Specials

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The food is very good and the atmosphere is pleasant for a small italian restaurant. The service needs improvement. Attentive but intrusive and extremely cold and standoffish. Most reviews have this place right. Good food that needs to improve service especially at these prices. Watch out for the specials! They are recited without a price and if you don't ask boy will you be shocked. forget the desserts. Typical of most Little Italy restaurants - mostly good food and snotty service. Little Italy is hardly worth the trip.

1
★★★☆☆

The food is very good and the atmosphere is pleasant for a small italian restaurant. The service needs improvement. Attentive but intrusive and extremely cold and standoffish. Most reviews have this place right. Good food that needs to improve service especially at these prices. Watch out for the specials! They are recited without a price and if you don't ask boy will you be shocked. forget the desserts. Typical of most Little Italy restaurants - mostly good food and snotty service. Little Italy is hardly worth the trip.

Pros: food, atmosphere

Cons: service, prices, price of specials

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My friends and I had dinner here during the San Gennaro festival and our waiter was very friendly, accurate and speedy. The food, more importantly, was excellent.

2
★★★★★

My friends and I had dinner here during the San Gennaro festival and our waiter was very friendly, accurate and speedy. The food, more importantly, was excellent.

Pros: location, pasta dishes

Cons: slightly pricey

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We went on a Saturday night in late August. It was a very nice dinner. My mom and her husband, (from NNJ), his sister (from SF, Ca), my twin brother and his gf, and me and my gf. The food was great, and we had a nice time, until afterwards, the waiter asks my moms husband if something was wrong with the service!!!! He left a cash tip of about 18-19% of the pre-tax bill!!! Ruined the whole experience!

1
★★★☆☆

We went on a Saturday night in late August. It was a very nice dinner. My mom and her husband, (from NNJ), his sister (from SF, Ca), my twin brother and his gf, and me and my gf. The food was great, and we had a nice time, until afterwards, the waiter asks my moms husband if something was wrong with the service!!!! He left a cash tip of about 18-19% of the pre-tax bill!!! Ruined the whole experience!

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Location

Cons: RUDE WAITER, RUDE WAITER, RUDE WAITER

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The food and the ambience were good but the waiter nearly knocked me over to get to his tip!!! All evening I had noticed him immediately checking the bills to see how much his tip was (somewhat distracting.) When my fiance and I were about to get up and leave the Maitre'd jumped in front of me to get the check. The evening was good until that and it ruined the experience. Order take-out.

1
★★☆☆☆

The food and the ambience were good but the waiter nearly knocked me over to get to his tip!!! All evening I had noticed him immediately checking the bills to see how much his tip was (somewhat distracting.) When my fiance and I were about to get up and leave the Maitre'd jumped in front of me to get the check. The evening was good until that and it ruined the experience. Order take-out.

Cons: Service, Service, Service

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We were a party of 4, and the other couple meeting us was running late. The Matre D let us sit at a 4-seater, but wouldn't let us order anything until the full party was there, not even bread.
The food was great, and the atmosphere was fine, and it was cozy and romantic. However, after we spent $250 at the end of the meal, and were sitting talking to our out-of-town friends who we hadn't seen for years, they kept giving us obvious signals that we should leave. We ignored them, and finally, they waiter ripped my coat tag out of my hand and threw our coats at us!!!! It wasn't crowded and there was no one waiting for our table. I will never go back there again! The customer service SUCKED.

1
★★★☆☆

We were a party of 4, and the other couple meeting us was running late. The Matre D let us sit at a 4-seater, but wouldn't let us order anything until the full party was there, not even bread.
The food was great, and the atmosphere was fine, and it was cozy and romantic. However, after we spent $250 at the end of the meal, and were sitting talking to our out-of-town friends who we hadn't seen for years, they kept giving us obvious signals that we should leave. We ignored them, and finally, they waiter ripped my coat tag out of my hand and threw our coats at us!!!! It wasn't crowded and there was no one waiting for our table. I will never go back there again! The customer service SUCKED.

Pros: Good Food, Good Location, Nice Atmosphere

Cons: Awful Waiter, Rude Staff, Overpriced

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Really adorable restaurant with great backyard dining and reasonably priced lunch specials

2
★★★★☆

Really adorable restaurant with great backyard dining and reasonably priced lunch specials

Pros: Well priced, Yummy Lunch

Cons: Poor service

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This was our first great meal while staying in NYC. Tonight we had the artichoke stuffed with crabmeat for an appetizer and bruschetta! For our entrees we had the Pollo ala Pallazo and the Pollo al Pesto, all of which we amazing. For dessert we had the tiramisu, which was not that special, but the dinner as a whole made up for it in the end.

2
★★★★★

This was our first great meal while staying in NYC. Tonight we had the artichoke stuffed with crabmeat for an appetizer and bruschetta! For our entrees we had the Pollo ala Pallazo and the Pollo al Pesto, all of which we amazing. For dessert we had the tiramisu, which was not that special, but the dinner as a whole made up for it in the end.

Pros: Great Ambience, Service, Food

Cons: Make Reservations

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The slightly rustic back patio makes for a wonderful little dining oasis. Don't mind the handlebar moustache-sportin' waiter with the stiff upper lip. The lunch menu is by far the best value.

2
★★★★☆

The slightly rustic back patio makes for a wonderful little dining oasis. Don't mind the handlebar moustache-sportin' waiter with the stiff upper lip. The lunch menu is by far the best value.

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If you are taking the trip to Little Italy stop by this place... it is hard to get into so make a reservation! The food is delicious!!

2
★★★★★

If you are taking the trip to Little Italy stop by this place... it is hard to get into so make a reservation! The food is delicious!!

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Boo-hoo to the poster who didn't make a reservation for a party of 7. I made a reservation for five people. We were seated promptly, and had a fantastic meal. The wine list is very good, but a carafe of the house wine actually happens to be a nice compliment to the meal, and at a reasonable price. The food is delicious. I am a big fan of Little Italy, and this place does not disappoint. I recommend the garden in the back for a nice ambiance, or out front seating for some great people-watching.

2
★★★★★

Boo-hoo to the poster who didn't make a reservation for a party of 7. I made a reservation for five people. We were seated promptly, and had a fantastic meal. The wine list is very good, but a carafe of the house wine actually happens to be a nice compliment to the meal, and at a reasonable price. The food is delicious. I am a big fan of Little Italy, and this place does not disappoint. I recommend the garden in the back for a nice ambiance, or out front seating for some great people-watching.

 

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