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7:00 PM
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Palio d'Asti

1131 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Business Meals
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
Voted "2013 Best Italian" by SF Bay Guardian readers, Palio is a favorite of downtown denizens looking for the perfect spot to make a deal, travelers who appreciate Michelin rated comfortable dining, and anyone seeking an exceptional group dining or private party venue. A place where historic techniques blend with a contemporary approach, and Michelin raterd "comfortable" service personally overseen daily by owner Martino Di Grande.

Palio’s menu (including gluten free and heart healthy options) is a veritable culinary tour of Italy; emphasizing the cooking of different regions as the seasons change. Palio’s menu utilizes organic produce from small, local farms as well as sustainable agriculture and aquaculture. The Wine Spectator award winning list has always been exceptional, including a wide range of Italian varietals and California offerings. Full bar.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 395-9800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mauricio and Jose Alberto Martinez
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Considered by many to be one of San Francisco’s best private dining venues, Palio is elegant and timeless, yet approachable and “green”. With a full time, dedicated Event Planning Department, Palio d’Asti offers 3 totally private party rooms and semi-private areas that can easily accommodate for groups of 20 to 300 for breakfast, lunch, all day meetings, cocktail receptions, and dinner.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Free street parking after 6PM on the South side of Sacramento St. and after 7PM on the North side of Sacramento St. We also have a white passenger loading zone for your convenience.
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Public transit
By bus on the #1 California Line
Only one block from the California St. cable car stop at California and Kearny
5 level blocks (no hills) from Montgomery St. Bart and Muni Station

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Special events & promotions
Palio offers several special holiday and seasonal events throughout year including an Italian Truffles dinner in the fall, family friendly Thanksgiving and traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes at Christmas and St Joseph's Day (Italian Fathers Day) in March.

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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Since 1990, Palio d’Asti has thrived as San Francisco’s favorite downtown Italian Restaurant by offering a seasonally changing menu, professional European service, a Wine Spectator recognized wine list and a premium bar. Private Dining Options for groups of 8-350.

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What 1131 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

My boyfriend and I celebrated our Valentine’s dinner at Palio d’Asti and were left immensely satisfied! My boyfriend is a bit on the picky side (all he wanted that night was some good old fashioned spaghetti) and our server was able to deliver EXACTLY what he wanted, without any fusses or restrictions. The ambience was calm, the aesthetics were beautiful, and the service exceeded our expectations. We will definitely keep Palio on our Date Night Restaurant List!

xxxx (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very mediocre food. I was not particularly impressed by the food.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Do not order vegetarian dish. Bland, unimaginative.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Went here for a business dinner because I remembered this restaurant to be good. I don't know if it's the day or what, but the service was not on par as what it used to be. The food was meh to bad. Our pasta was undercooked. The other entrees ordered was overcooked. The restaurant wasn't packed, but it was near impossible to get service becaue our waiter was MIA. Will not be coming back.

vipmarionf (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

We went because of Sf Restaurant week. They had an amazing three course meal with lots of choices and our waiter was just the best. We shall return!

odjay (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was super slow and the restaurant was not busy. He seemed to be completely uninterested in us. The food was nothing special and frankly bland. I would not recommend nor will I return.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice nigh and nice food

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Celebrated the New Year with family. The food was excellent, the staff and service was fantastic as well.

vipMiguel (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

I have dined at Palio d´Asti quite a few times in the past. I am disappointed to see that the quality of some plates has declined: very thick pork chop was cooked through without much flavor. The large white beans that accompanied it were, to my taste, uninteresting in both taste and appearance. The kale salad was tasty. The mortadella pizza was the best dish we had. The pannetone bread pudding and its miniature scoop of ice cream was nothing special. I will have to search for a more satisfying restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Meal for 3 was 500.00!!! Moderately priced wine. Felt like a cafeteria line of food. Had exceptional meals in san Francisco for 1/2 this cost.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Feast Of The Seven Fishes was a delicious and festive Christmas Eve dinner

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes was amazing!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

-Great authentic Italian food
-Good wine and cheese
-Good service, responsive waiters

Only negative: Noisy (though we did not try the more enclosed section)

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Stopped by for some pizza and a break from the Christmas shopping. Excellent service, great thin crust pizza and a lovely bottle of Italian red.

drno (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Great service ensuring that our twelve people and two babies had a relaxing evening of food and drink. Don't expect michelin stars, but my Branzino was as good and I only heard happy eating sounds from the foodies in the crowd. Plus, I was pleasantly surprised with the bill. Great place for family get togethers in the heart of the financial district.