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About Palio - Ann Arbor
Revel in the simple good taste of country Italian cooking in a convivial setting. Enjoy traditional Italian wines in a comfortable atmosphere. The wonderful aromas of this true Italian cooking are something to be savored. click here for information on special events and promotions http://www.paliorestaurant.com
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Palio del Sole (Palio rooftop) is walk-in only!
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking available next to the restaurant in a paid lot, a parking structure or street meter parking.
Private Party Facilities:
Private party seating available for up to 40 guests, featuring the rustic Palio charm & our special Festa di Vitto menu.
Private Party Contact:
Andy Jacobs: (888) 456-3463
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Palio - Ann Arbor Ratings and Reviews
After we were seated no one came to our table for about 20 minutes and we were finally given water, then another 15 minutes passed and we finally had to ask someone to serve us and after another 10 minutes someone came and took our order. The service was terrible even though there were tons of servers walking around the whole night
Good Tuscan food made with quality ingredients
From seafood to pasta, salads, soup, and drinks (decent wine menu and lots of mixed drink options too)- I have eaten here several times and have not had a bad meal or experience yet. Wait staff is responsive and good even during busy times. This time was a pre-concert dinner and the waiter made sure we had everything in plenty of time to make the show without making us feel rushed. Highly recommend dining at Palio whatever the occasion.
We celebrated a 21st birthday, and the staff could not have been more gracious. Our waiter was professional, well mannered and attentive without being intrusive. The food was delicious and the atmosphere extremely pleasant, including the music. Birthday meals at any of the Main Street Ventures restaurants are generous, so we knew what to expect. It is a great benefit.
Super busy Saturday game day in Ann Arbor. But our table was ready for us when we came in! Water and drinks and bread right away! Wait staff made helpful suggestions. Food was great. Everyone had something different at our table of 6. We all sampled everyone else’s food. Absolutely no complaints. Planning another trip soon!
We went on a weekday at dinner time. We were seated right away (with a reservation), our waiter was very attentive, and our service was very quick. The downsides, there was another party across a divider that were very loud and made it difficult to carry on our own conversation. Also one of the dishes also had dairy, which wasn't included in the menu description. The waiter offered to have it remade but we declined as it was so late in the meal at that point. It's a good, solid choice for dinner in Ann Arbor.
Fine evening and will go back, service was very courteous, however: nothing on the website indicated the rooftop dining was closed after labor day, just that it was walk-in, very disappointing, a couple of dirty napkins and some dirty utensils. Management did respond well.
FOOD IS GREAT AND SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING! BEST WAITRESS I HAD IN YEARS!
WE WERE A PARTY OF 5 AS I WAS VISITING MY SON AT U OF M. WE WENT TO THE FOOTBALL GAME EARLIER IN THE DAY AND WE WERE STARVING. WE CAME AN HOUR EARLY FOR MY RESERVATION AND WE WERE SEATED IMMEDIATELY DESPITE THE RESTAURANT APPEARING FULL. WE ALL LOVE EVERY BITE AND WILL DEFINITELY COME BACK BACK...MAYBE FOR GRADUATION WEEKEND?
Palio's greatest asset is its location. It is a family-friendly Italian-themed restaurant in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. The food is good, but not great. Heavy on the pasta and cream sauces. Not many dishes for health conscious diners. A good spot for large groups after football games.
The restaurant was noisy and there was a serious fruit fly problem that made the dining experience unenjoyable. The special appetizer was a sampling of three meatballs - completely flavorless. Usually an appetizer special you highlight something you do well. This was an ominous sign of what was to come. Glass of wine I initially ordered - they were out of - interesting since the menus were on tablets - shouldn't this be updated? How are you already out on a Friday night at 630? Entrees were good sized but lacked flavor. Mine tasted like Kraft instant mac and cheese. However, previous experience with Palio the food was way oversalted - this time maybe not enough? Don't think I would come back again.
They served my husband chicken sashimi... unintentionally. It was smothered in cheese and prosciutto so he didn't even realize he was eating raw chicken until 3/4 way through. All they did was give us a $25 gift certicificate. Not only do we live out of town now, but we never want to eat your sick food again
While the food was stellar as usual, the service was abysmal. It took over an hour and 15 minutes from the time we ordered to when the food came to our table. Our server rarely checked in - I actually asked her to either have the chefs prepare our food immediately or I would talk to the manager and leave without paying. By going to a restaurant I agree to pay for the food I eat - and the restaurant agrees to make it. This did not happen. I would not come back after this experience.
Overall we had a good experience at Palio. The food was fine, but not great. In particular the meatballs were nothing to write home about. Our server was fine, but seemed a bit over whelmed by the number of tables he had to deal with. We definitely would comeback again.
We were seated in the bar area, which wouldn't have been my choice especially considering this was our anniversary, and the restaurant was not full. The bartender was our waitress, and she was nice but not overly attentive. I can't really blame her because she had her hands full. Food was good but not as memorable as our first visit.
Nice Italian food option in downtown Ann Arbor. Had visited previously this year, and this visit was less enjoyable. Ordered a previous selection and the food was not as fresh or as appealing visually. The restaurant was less than half full and the waitress balked at seating us where we requested to be seated. Not clear why the experience was different.
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