Chef Matt Yohalem has been turning out rustic Italian food at this homey Marcy Street location for more than two decades now. The kitchen makes its own flours and pasta from local wheat that is locally ground. Yohalem makes a point of buying local produce, too, as he has for years. The prix fixe lunch ($25) is a midday treat that will get you an appetizer, entree and the dessert you wouldn't otherwise splurge on. At dinner, the whole-leaf Caesar salad ($12) and Corsican gazpacho ($10) are standout starters. The pumpkin ravioli ($15/$23) comes drizzled in brown sage butter, with pine nuts and a sharp, salty pecorino romano cheese to balance the sweetness. Il Piatto sports two happy hours, a traditional afternoon one as well as one of Santa Fe's few late happy hours (9-10:30 pm), during which appetizers and a selection of wines are half-off. If servers from other restaurants are lucky enough to get off work in time, you'll often find them noshing away happily at the bar.
95 W Marcy St., 984-1091
Lunch Wednesday-Saturday; dinner daily