Palio - Ann Arbor
A good visit6 friends met at Palio. We had attentive service and everyone enjoyed their food. We had a wide diversity and all was good.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, Cool Little PlaceMy girlfriend & I had very nice dining experience here. I ordered pasta with tomato sauce and wild boar which was delicious by any definition (the boar's tenderness was particularly noteworthy) and my girlfriend had pasta in white wine sauce with salmon which was pretty good too. Our waitress recommended a very good pinot grigio for my date and a decent red blend for me.
The service was quite attentive, maybe even a bit too much at times, but we were definitely seated and served quickly and often. The ambiance was fine; I expected it to be a bit more upscale, but it is certainly a casual dining restaurant. Good for get togethers with friends, but not the most romantic place in Ann Arbor.
Overall, I would certainly enjoy going back.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for a birthday dinner.Went for a birthday dinner. The waitress was outstanding and the place was hopping! The food was DELICIOUS! Can't complain about anything other than the noise. This is not the spot for a cozy romantic dinner out.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMB-Day dinnerThe food was presented attractively and our server was very attentive. We especially enjoyed the pork medallions and the eggplant parmiagana. The grilled calimari was a bit rubbery and we would have preferred it fried. Our table for 6 people was next to the back door, very crowded and noisy so it was difficult to carry on a conversation. We all agreed that the food was delicious, and a good value for the price. A return visit will definitely be in our future - especially when the rooftop patio will be open.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation CelebrationWe had dinner at Palio to celebrate our son's graduation. Everything was perfect. Our waitress laughed with us and made the experience very fun. And the food ... it was outstanding! I would highly recommend Palio to anyone. Thank you for a memorable dinner!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSo good - every time!The Chef's special is always delicious, fairly priced and interesting! Birthday discount makes everyone happy...!!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious as alwaysWe have been going to Palios for several years and it never disappoints me. We went on Mothers Day. The food was fantastic. We had the stuffed mushroom and polenta appetizers. Both were earthy, herby and delicious. One member of my party has celiac disease and the staff was very accomodating and helpful. We had bolognese (my all time favorite), alfedo with chicken (my 6 year old loves it) and chicken parmagana. We could tell that the pasta was fresh. Everything was fantastic.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCould have been a disasterThe restaurant was very busy. Our reservations were for 7:30, we arrived at 7:20, although we were seated right away, we sat at our table until 7:45 before anyone acknowledged us. I will say this, the manager/wait staff was very generous in making our dining experience a good one. The manager apologized for the delay, brought us water and took our drink orders. He sent over an appetizer while we waited for the server. After dinner, we were also given complimentary desert. What a great way to satisfy the customer. We will be coming back to Palio's, their food is very good. Thanks for making our dining experience better than we thought it was going to be!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal and great service.Great meal and great service. Very noisy in the back of the restaurant, especially with the lower ceiling there. We hadn't been seated there before and we will stick the front of the restaurant in future.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMKudos to BrandonYou made my birthday dinner VERY special - thank you for going out of your way to provide excellent service. The salmon was one of the best dishes I've had - EVER - sangria was very good!!! EXCELLENT time, we will be back soon!!!!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it.I have been here before this trip. LOVE the ravioli. Got the beef medallions on polenta this time. Beef cooked perfectly, very tender, very tasty. Made reservations a couple of days in advance for 7:00 on a Friday. Restaurant began filling up about 7:30-ish. Very busy. Fun place. I read a review that said the attire was business casual, but jeans were very prevalent. Waiter was knowledgeable and kept glasses, cups, etc... full. Did not appear too often. He must have just kept an eye out.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBrought an out-of town guestBrought an out-of town guest and had a great dining experience. Bruce Wallace and Susie Cannell4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is excellent. ReasonablyFood is excellent. Reasonably healthy options are available, as well as more decadent offerings. Service is friendly and relaxed. The overall atmosphere is one of casual southern Italian dining -- not terribly far from the actual thing (having been to Italy).
If you go on your birthday with "x" people, you get 1/x off of your food bill (alcohol not included). E.g., two people (on one of the person's birthdays--bring ID!) get 50% off; three people get 1/3 off; and so on. We went on my birthday...the food was excellent, the wine good (not spectacular, but not bad either), and the service perfect. Couldn't have been better.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first visit and we hadOur first visit and we had a very nice evening. We will come back.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful evening. The atmosphereWonderful evening. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable, super choices, the food was wonderful and the wine divine!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMCompliments To the Palio's Chef!The chef at Palio's went out of his way to prepare a fabulous low sodium meal for my wife who is on a no-salt diet. The other dinners in our party were also very, very well prepared and a very delicious start to our night on the town. I would recommend Palio's in a heartbeat to others who want a quality meal at a decent price!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday surpriseWent there for my wife's birthday with another couple. Neither of us had been to Palio's before. What a treat. The food and the service was outstanding. Would recommend it to Family and friends for sure. Will be back.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely wonderful. Can'tAbsolutely wonderful. Can't believe this was my first time here.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPoor table managementOur waiter was exceptional! However, we had a reservation through Open table and yet had to wait 30 minutes after we checked in and had to remind them twice (it appears that names were disappearing from their check in list..) It appears that they seat walk-ins and then those with reservations have to wait. Did not have the bottle of wine we wanted -this happens frequently4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery energetic and busy, butVery energetic and busy, but our server still spent some time discussing the different dishes and wines with us. He was very knowledgeable, and the food was fantastic!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Palio!We discovered Palio by accident a while ago. It was a great find!! The food is excellent, authentic, sort of Italian "Cuisine." Prices very good, atmosphere is like a large family owned/operated "trattoria." Great menu, long wine list, staff who know the details of the food and how to serve expertly. When filled with folks, it can be very noisy. On a week night or lunch-time it is quiet. We love to go there.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is a very nice restaurant!It is a very nice restaurant! I walked in and felt that I was invited to a firend's house, homy feeling.
Out server was great, do as the rest of the staff.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was great.Food and service was great. The wines on special were a little weak.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always seem to wind upWe always seem to wind up back at Palio's when we arrive in Ann Arbor. The food is consistently excellent. They also have a round table (maybe more than one I didn't notice), good for large groups. It's on the noisy side. A fun, upbeat place. I'm sure we'll be back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu at Palio has changedThe menu at Palio has changed and I was sad to see my "usual" was no longer available. However there were plenty of other foods to choose from in several categories so deciding what to get was difficult! I ordered from the specials menu and was not disappointed. There were 3 in our group and between us we had their seafood, their meat, and their pasta and each of us was very happy with our choice.
The service was fantastic. Our waitress was very attentive. Each part of our meal came quickly and we were able to cash out and dash to our next event - all in 45 minutes!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. The absolute bestGreat food. The absolute best polenta I've ever had. Great wine. Great food. And a great server.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great place for aAlways a great place for a casual family dinner with great Italian food.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPromptly seated on time.Promptly seated on time. We asked for extra time during service since we traveled some for the reservation. The waiter was accommodating. Great Meal!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect night had a wonderfulPerfect night had a wonderful dinner, the service was great will be back again soon.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFor my sons twenty fifth birthdayFor my sons twenty fifth birthday . The waiter was fantastic.The manager was very personable.Loved this place and will definitely be back .3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved my risotto special.Loved my risotto special. Bread is great here as well as the house salad.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI really liked this restaurant.I really liked this restaurant. The food was very good. Many thanks.1/8/2013 12:00:00 AM