One of SF's Best Italian RestaurantFood here is consistently good. Especially love the Calamari and the pasta with the crab and arabiata sauce, which are staples. Some of the appetizers are on the small side, like the stuffed single artichoke. Prefer meat entrees like the rack of lamb to the seafood entrees, which can be on the bland side. Service was very friendly and professional. Good wine selection.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDependable service, great foodPalio is a reliable Financial District venue for business lunches and after hours gatherings. Great service, great specials, attentive service. White linen tables, but not refined or stuffy. The owners/managers know how to take care of their repeat clientele - and those curious first timers who walk in. Large plate glass windows along Sacramento street create an inviting atmosphere. I've been going to Palio since it opened, and it never disappoints.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMnice upscale treatwhen in the financial district, a great place to try.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMcocina italia con brioLively and inventive choices as well as traditional entrees were on the menu at Palio d'Asti when we dined on a Saturday night.
We enjoyed grilled spring onions with asparagus and stuffed artichokes as appetizers. The risotto, pizza and pasta entrees we shared were all delicious and nicely complemented with a side dish of fresh peas with mint. We brought our own wine to share for dinner, taking advantage of the reasonale corkage fee, but we enjoyed an excellent proseco to start, as the day was warm and it went well with the appetizers. Dessert was outstanding, high recommend the biscotti, gelattos and creme brulee.
Service was excellent, our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly in the traditional style. We will return soon.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Food, Wine & CocktailsOn a recent trip to SF we decided to try Palio d'Asti and we (me, my husband and daughter) were in for a real treat! Our table was in a great location, the staff was very helpful and took care of us and made suggestions (that were all excellent, BTW). The food was first cabin. If you enjoy excellent food that is prepared perfectly & excellent customer service...give Palio a try. You will not be disappointed.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place for a businessGood place for a business lunch. Reliably good food.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and beautiful decorFood was good and service wonderful. Very quiet for a weeekend night but is in financial district. Two big private rooms and probably gets packed on week nights. Would recommend. Perfect for an intimate group in a Saturday night. Felt as if we were their only concern and were well attended.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWONDERFUL!Our dining experience was wonderful! The food was amazing - The staff were VERY accommodating! Service was a bit slow, it wasn't busy, so that wasn't the problem. We had a bit too much "down time". BUT, if you are out for a relaxed dinner and want great food along with a good experience, then please go to Palio! Our waiter, Martini, (how do you like that name!?!) was incredibly personable! I had a special request, wasn't sure if they could/would be agreeable. The owner himself, Mr. DeGrande, came to our table, he was very pleasant . He came back to our table later to check in. If we visit San Fran again, we will certainly return to Palio d'Asti! I just hope that we will get Martini again for service! Mr. DeGrande, give Martini a raise ! ;)5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone was extremely friendlyEveryone was extremely friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding for a reasonable price - you pay for the number of courses you order, basically independent of what you actually order. The wood-fired pizza was really terrific. Our friend had multiple had multiple food allergies, and they took great pains to prepare an outstanding meal for her that accounted for all her restrictions.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious FoodDelicious food and excellent manager! Highly recommended.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant experience wasRestaurant experience was great. The service was the most impressive. I left my computer at the restaurant and the owner drove it to my hotel and met me in the lobby with it. He could have easily waited until the following day and had me pick it up. Instead he went the extra mile to ensure his customer was happy. They do the same at the restaurant while dining there.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful place for lunch,A wonderful place for lunch, cocktails or dinner. Great food and professional service.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent & happy to see youSuper professional staff with a great seasonal menu and lots of room for big parties. Also has an excellent private room which I have used for many corporate functions.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM