short list winners

The votes are in, and it’s official: the winner of February’ Chapelboro Short List for “Best Place For A Romantic Night Out” in the area is Il Palio!


Il Palio Ristorante offers elegant food and decor reminiscent of an Italian villa, making it the perfect place for a romantic dinner. The menu offers that quintessential Italian combination of incredible ingredients prepared simply, and it takes advantage of the bounty of local ingredients central North Carolina has to offer. Il Palio is also nestled inside the Siena Hotel, so that romantic dinner could be part of a full romantic getaway weekend.

Also on the Short List


1Lantern is a jewel in the Chapel Hill restaurant crown. Its unexpected fusion of asian techniques and flavors with North Carolina ingredients has earned it (and chef Andrea Reusing) national recognition. But despite these accolades, it remains a great place for a warm and intimate dinner.


chapelhill.jpg_Carrboro’s Glasshalful is a fully-stocked wine bar and shop, but it also doubles as a fantastic local restaurant. It offers everything from perfect small plates to go with your glass of wine to hearty dinners in a contemporary American style. It’s a wonderful meet-up spot, whether with friends or on a date.