A wonderful place for lunch,
A wonderful place for lunch, cocktails or dinner. Great food and professional service.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant experience was
Restaurant 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.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food and excellent manager! Highly recommended.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everyone was extremely friendly
Everyone 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.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
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 ! ;)
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and beautiful decor
Food 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.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good place for a business
Good place for a business lunch. Reliably good food.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous Food, Wine & Cocktails
On 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.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
cocina italia con brio
Lively 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.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
nice upscale treat
when in the financial district, a great place to try.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dependable service, great food
Palio 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.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of SF's Best Italian Restaurant
Food 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 AM
Great, as always!
I often have business lunches there because the food and service are good, and it quiet enough to talk.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been enjoying Palio's for years. Great for groups, lunch and dinner. Especially enjoy the happy hour.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really liked the fixed price menu based on the number of selections one makes and your flat rate approach to pricing wine. Surprising to find such a fair and reasonable approach that makes an new guest feel they are being treated like a regular. The calamari and fennel was an excellent and entirely different twist on such a common appetizer. The red snapper for the main course was equally creative in its presentation and preparation. The gelato made for an indulgent finish. The selection of wines by the glass allowed me to find very nice pairings to my meal. Next time I am back in SF, I will definitely plan to return.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mamma Mia Italiano
I've been going to this restaurant for years and have never been disappointed. The food and service is always impeccable. One of my favorite places in the Financial District for good Italian Food. Great place to have a cocktail after work too.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great prix fixe options
Had a wonderful dinner before show (Beach Blanket Babylon), but should have planned for 2 1/2 hour dinner. Liked the flexible option of having 3 or 4-course prix fixe meal. Started with sharing calamari appetizer and fruit salad; had 2 pasta primi dishes of ravioli and Dungeness crab linguini; and concluded with secondi of veal and pork loin. All the dishes were served hot and/or fresh, and were excellent! However, we had to rush off without even finishing our main course because we had to catch the show; thought 2 hours for dinner would be adequate. Next time, will need to allow more time to enjoy the meal.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit of Italy in San Francisco...
It was a most enjoyable evening at Palio D' Asti. Our party of 3 were treated to delicious finds at every course...
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
What an amazing surprise to find Palio d'Asti in the heart of the Financial District on a Saturday evening. Excellent service, excellent food, and very reasonable pricing, except for pretty pricey drinks. Naturally the busiest time here would be lunch hour[s] on weekdays; evenings and weekends not busy at all. Definitely will return, especially with out-of-town guests!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Business Lunch Spot
Good food, unobtrusive and good service, and tables far enough apart to carry on a conversation - this is a favorite place for bringing business guests. I especially love this time of year when the stone fruit salad is on the menu.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food, confusing menu
The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The courses menu is a bit confusing, and even our server agreed. They were flexible with it, even allowing us to order off the menu for one of our kids.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family friendly, great food service
We have been to Palio d'Asti before and had great food and a wonderful time. Our kids were in town with their 2 and 7 year olds and we decided to take them to your restaurant. What a great decision. The food was great as usual. But mostly, the waitress was the best. She understood the needs of our family and saw that the children were served quickly. When the 2 year old got cranky, his Dad walked him around and the pizza chef was very entertaining. All in all everyone had a good time and we will definitely be back!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Palio several times but this last time we brought 2 young children so I was not sure how it would go. The food
came quickly, staff and owner catered to the children, food was very good........Winner all the way around!!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great variety of food choices
Great variety of food choices plus multiple levels of prix fixe pricing for 2, 3, or 4 courses.
Nice place for a relaxing evening with friends.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very extensive Sicilian menu.
Very extensive Sicilian menu. Food was very high quality - perhaps the best veal picata I've ever had. We discovered this restaurant by accident during a holiday in SF and would definitely return again.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was there for lunch, service and food was great!!
We had a great server. And this restaurant is great for lunch meetings you can actually hear yourself!
I would go there any time.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my wife here for her birthday. We loved the food. Great service and a cool place place.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A delightful surprise
I had dinner with my fiancee and a friend at Palio d'Asti. We ordered appetizers that are common on menus -- calamari, burrata, caprese -- which the chef presented with just enough of a twist to make them deliciously unique while comfortingly familiar at the same time. My fiancee usually offers to share bites from his meal, but he didn't this time....which means he truly enjoyed his entree (a special).
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food and service.
Always great food and service. Two of us had the salmon and agreed it might have been the best we have ever had.
And we eat salmon all the time.
9/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
our waitress was more than
our waitress was more than accommodating with our requests to make changes to our entrees.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had an excellent meal and wine during dinnner on September 17th.
The manager/somolier suggested a wonderful Italian wine. The pasta and pork loin was delectable.
Our server was nice and attentive.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a special treat. An
Always a special treat. An evening of fun and good food and wine. Martino is always charming, and Michelle was a great server. One of our guests favorite lpaces and one that we always enjoy.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious! Great selection using fresh ingredients and large portions to definitely fill you up. Only complaint is that they seemed to be understaffed and it took a while for our waiter to come to our table for follow up questions we had.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pizza Pizza Pizza
The Pizza is fantastic! The pasta dishes are Fantastic! The desserts.... Fantastic! And the "build your own Manhattan" drink (called The Manhattan Project).... Fantastic!!!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A thoroughly enjoyable experience!
The food was well-prepared and delicious and the service was excellent! We look forward to returning soon.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was surprised
The atmosphere and services are great. I ordered a Kettel Tonic which was done perfectly. The steak I ordered came as requested (medium rare) but for some reason it was just a tad bit dry. Soup was good as were the beets. I will be back.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent. I had the salad with goat cheese and the mussels. Loved them both. Would definitely go back.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for lunch meeting
This is a great place for a lunch meeting or business meeting. It is quiet and well managed. The food is good with locally grown items. I hear they have a great happy hour food menu but I have never been.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Genuine Italian Meal
This was a great find. Located in the middle of downtown and the Financial District, the restaurant was a nice find. The food was great, and the service was attentive. The wine list was extensive, and we were quite impressed how our server did a fantastic job pairing both of our meals to find a suitable bottle for both. The prices were reasonable, and the ambiance was great. I would recommend a friend here.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu offers lots of variety and the pasta offerings are really good. Management is really involved and the pride shows.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Repeat Offender for Good Food
Been here three times now and it continues to keep our party happy and returning. We visit the City at least once a year every year for the past 30+ years and this has made the list to repeat. We brought the in-laws this time and even they enjoyed themsevles. We enjoy fine food and are very particular in our choices. Food is our priority but its nice when service accompanies the fine tastes the kitchen prepares.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for a business lunch
Great service, great atmosphere and the chicken salad was terrific. I'll definitely go back again any chance I can.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian white truffle DINNER
my wife and I enjoyed a fantastic dinner organized around white truffles spread over a number of courses
combined with appropriate wine pairings to make a memorable evening.
I believe that this special dinner is available only for a short time while the truffles are available for short time.
should also mention that the service was both sufficient and personable.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Great Service
The truffle dinner was great and surpassed my expectations. I was thrilled to see that the menu was different from the last time I attended the truffle dinner. The service was exceptional.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to this fine Italian restaurant and we were very pleased with the food, service and atmosphere. We took advantage of a Travel-zoo coupon that provided us with our choice of several dishes to make up a three-course dinner. The portions were extremely generous and very tasty. I had the New York steak which was the most expensive item on the menu at $32 and it was done perfectly. My wife had the pork shank and was very pleased with it. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for excellent Italian food at a reasonable price.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went there one night with some co-workers and the food and service were great. They have some very authentic Italian dishes-the wild boar pasta was fantastic. It was so good I went back the next night with my wife. Food was even better but the waitress we had the first night provided better service than the waiter the second night which is why I marked the service down a little. Overall still a great place.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, slow service
Great food and drinks - excellent seasonal cocktails, tasted a variety of appetizers they were all tasty, especially the polenta and the burrata. All diners enjoyed their entrees and as usual the desserts were a great success, especially the tiramisu. However, service is not up to par with the food. While our server was very nice and knowledgable, we had to wait several minutes for the greeter, and when seated the service was extremely slow despite the fact that the restaurant wasn't too full. Ok if you are not in a rush and not too hungry, but otherwise not so great.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had A Great Server
Unfortunately I do not remember his name, our server was a great guy and the owner/ or manager was also very attentive. My husband wanted to make his plate unique to his taste and the chef had no problem with it. The only thing I would love to see or rather hear, is some great music to get your mood going.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently Terrific Food!
My husband frequents there all of the time. I haven't been there in years as I no longer work in SF. The food is as I remember it--savory, tasty, cooked to perfection. We brought our teen daughters there on the Wed before Thanksgiving after seeing a play and they loved it as well. Looking forward to returning!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall we really enjoyed our dinner at Palio. The service was excellent, wine list good and not outrageously priced. I think the fixed price Thanksgiving dinner was a little over priced, however. The stuffing was just ok and that's my favorite. The truffle potatoes were fantastic as were the mushrooms. The desserts were good, but for $59.00 I think they should have been really good! I would definitely go back to Palio as a good friend eats there often and just loves it!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM