Palermo Ristorante Italiano

4.6
23 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Palermo Ristorante Italiano is a family owned and operated restaurant that relocated from Palo Alto to Elk Grove. Palermo offers an exquisite menu, delicious wines, a full bar/lounge area and beautiful decor. For a delicious authentic Italian meal try Palermo.
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.7
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4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JackieM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had eaten at Palermo's quite a few times and then we moved out of state, four years ago. We were back in the area to visit friends and relatives and had friends meet us at Palermo's for dinner. We have never had anything for dinner that we did not enjoy, however, this time they had their Lasagna as a special on the menu the night we were there. Their Lasagna is "Out of this World." All four of us ordered the Lasagna and the sauce was so creamy, with no tomato acid taste and nice thin noodles. The serving of lasagna we received was huge, we ended up taking home left overs and had an additional two meals later. Papa greeted us at the door as usual with a big smile, hand shakes for the men and hugs for the ladies. Papa's daughter was our waitress and could not have been more helpful and sweet to us making sure everything was OK with us not only in where we were seated but also if there was anything else we needed. As always service, was fantastic, and food delicious. We always try to get there for dinner when we are in the area and we will always recommend this restaurant to our family and friends. I would rate it as a 10+ star restaurant. I might also add that we made our reservation on line and we received a confirmation number immediatley and also a reminder on the day of our reservation.

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vipThauros
Sacramento
38 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu choices. Food very good. Generous portions. Great for share dining. Service very congenial. Will definitely be back.

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KathyR
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I booked my reservation on open table and confirmed my reservation through open table . When we arrived at the restaurant they did not have our reservation and asked to see my reservation confirmation on my phone . Although embarrassing I complied , the gentleman basically scoffed at us . Decided to take us to a table to be seated , before we could be seated , he turned around to me gave me the menus and said “ you can take it from here “ and walked away ! We really wanted to leave but had enjoyed our last three meals here . Luckily the lady that waited on us was fabulous, although not dressed as a server , she was kind , upbeat and very courteous. We really enjoyed having her wait on us . Sadly we will not return here as I believe we were treated this way because I had four twenty year olds with me , and that the gentleman ,who was I believe the owner and one of the female servers decided that they did not need to extend us common courtesy.

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Popo
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent. Nice family owned restaurant and a definite must for families.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant!!!! The owner comes and talks with everyone, it’s amazing! Plus you can take how authentic the food is! A must try for any Italian food lovers!!!

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vipHBG4Dining
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Best you will find in Elk Grove!!! We will be returning, for sue.

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LaurieA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dinning at Palermo restaurant. Enjoyed dinner, staff and experience. I would recommend this restaurant for family and a date night.

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Rellrog
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to this restaurant for years and will continue going because of the good food and very friendly staff. Love the Zambaione. Must try if you haven't been!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is just excellent. The staff from the time you arrive to the time you leave treats you like an old friend or family.

The food is homemade and plenty. This is not your Olive Garden variety THANK GOODNESS. So expect to pay for the quality and the yummiest food you will ever taste.

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Tracey
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, we had an excellent meal experience. We are always greeted in the most friendliest of ways, receive a wonderful table and then enjoy the fantastic service and food. The entire family is so kind and responsive to our questions and to our requests.
The food was wonderful - we tried new items and even took home the well-known lasagne (excellent and delicious). Thank you for such a wonderful experience.

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RonW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met with friends. Based on a Yelp review my wife and I decided to split a lasagna and each half was so large we ended up taking home enough for three more servings! Our friends’ portions were huge as well. The staff are family members of the owner and were friendly and knowledgeable. Everyone said they were very happy with what they ordered, which included cannelloni and rigatoni with meatballs. We also had their minestrone and it was top notch. The photo is half a portion.

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DarlaO
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great my granddaughter great grandmother is from Italy she had a blast talking to the owners and their daughter

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davidh
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Extremely poor service, table of four, we were in the restaurant a total of three hours. They forgot 1 of our orders, so they "expedited order" that took 30 minutes while the rest of us poked around and shared our entree's. All four of us were very disappointed. They did comp the entree they forgot. I doubt that any of us will return, al least not in the near future.

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Jean
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We visited Palermo (from Sacramento) for a graduation dinner with our 14 year old granddaughter. There was a noisy party in the restaurant (children yelling) so this was not the restaurant's fault but it was loud in there and thus was not relaxing. The food was okay. The dinner salads were pretty bad. (we ordered 2 salads) The desert Tiramisu was really good. We went to this restaurant for good Italian food but we felt what we ordered was just "okay" and nothing really special. They definately need to improve their salad not just use greens dumped from a plastic bag on a plate. I can do that at home.

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KatieP
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as usual. We love coming here for date night and any family birthdays.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining with authentic flare.

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Tracey
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience - the food, service, and atmosphere all led to a delightful dinner

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LisaK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We found this restaurant by searching on line for Italian in the Elk Grove area. Two popped up in the area we were looking for and we definitely chose the right one. This is a family owned and operated establishment. The staff is very friendly and service was excellent. The food was fabulous. We were there celebrating two birthdays and they served the birthday boy and girl a special desert of fresh strawberries with a home made whip-cream and rum concoction that was incredible. We will be going back!

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vipWonderful
San Antonio
35 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Located in strip mall. Food was very good but entrees other than pasta are pricey.

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RandyC
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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wrkingmom
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent but service was slower than usual and they weren't that busy.

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CaroleB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went on Mother.s Day so the service was very slow, but nice people and great food.

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KarynB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating there, the food was excellent. So glad I finally ate there with my family. Great portions and lovely restaurant. Friendly staff. Would definitely eat there again.

FAQs

Palermo Ristorante Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 686-1582.

Palermo Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.6 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.