Palio - Foundry Row

4.3
142 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Palio!

The Palio, our namesake, is a celebrated Italian horserace that runs through Siena, Italy twice each year and is the inspiration for our robust food and spirits. Palio is not just a restaurant, it’s a way of life! Palio is bold, vibrant, and embodies the spirit of The Palio di Siena horse race. It is full of life, emotions and energy. The competitive nature of The Palio is emboldened in the spirit of our staff in their quest to be the best at creating a memorable dining experience for each of our guests. The flags strewn throughout the restaurant represent different contradas or neighborhoods in Italy and remind us of the lively and convivial cultural influences that come together in a festival of fun, food, and friendship.
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JP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time going. We had a reservation but chose to sit at the bar. The drinks and food were great. We look forward to going again.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing

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M
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fine place where we celebrated Valentine's Day. Food was great and the server was so nice.
Antipasti were tasty and look attractive. Chicken Marsala and Veal Marsala were prepared perfectly. Finally, we had a bonus of Limoncello drinks from the owner.
We like that new place and recommend to other people for any occasions.

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T
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dined here on Valentine’s Day and enjoyed the experience. Service was friendly and efficient, and the food was very good. The lobster ravioli front the V-Day menu was especially tasty! I was also happy to see the brick oven pizza was cooked properly so the crust was not soggy in the middle. Some bread on the table would be a nice addition.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

I really love the food but I was celebrating my friend’s birthday and they didn’t do anything for him at all. I told the waiter and he said we only do something if you come the day of. My friends birthday was in the middle of the week so we couldn’t make it then. I won’t recommend going for a bday celebration

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B
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place with good service. Menu is a little pricey. Food quality was good (not exceptional but no negatives).

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MS
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal and a 5 star experience from beginning to end!

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T
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food is good. Pricey. Ordered the entree but unlike other places, it does not have any sides. Also no bread. That is an extra as well.

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OT
Baltimore
145 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

We had a problem with a pizza but the new manager was so efficient, helpful and friendly that we still had an enjoyable meal and evening. His presence definitely improved the restaurant all around.

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M
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit. We were greeted enthusiastically at the desk, and seated in a very comfortable booth. Our server, Sky, is bubbly, funny, and knows her stuff...great recommendations, which we ordered. Checked on us several times, each time ending up in another conversation. When we noted to her that the Valentines Day menu looked terrific, she said she was going to bring her parents in for that especially for the lobster ravioli. When we told her that it was my wife's birthday, she let us know that the restaurant gives the table a discount, rather than a dessert, or something like that. She recommended the desserts, one being house made gelato, and the other a lemon bar. Both delicious. Recommend this restaurant very highly, for hitting all the high points. Especially if it's your birthday.

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N
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always soooo yummy! 👍🏼

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W
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I tried Palio for the first time last Saturday night. From the moment we walked through the door I was impressed with how friendly and inviting a restaurant it was. We were greeted by Alan Hirsch the general manager who was very friendly and welcoming. Our table was waiting for us and Alan escorted us to our table. I was also impressed when Alan offered us a printed menu or an electronic version on a tablet. Once seated we were immediately greeted by our waitress who brought us our drink order within minutes. I would like to point out that this was the first time I've ever seen a restaurant that offered wine in a 5 or 8 oz portion and of course by the bottle. The menu offerings are exceptional with selections to please any fan of Italian food. My wife ordered Eggplant Parmigiana and I had the Chicken Marsala. The portions are large and cooked to perfection and brought to your table nice and hot by additional wait staff. Our waitress made several trips to our table during our meal to make sure that everything was to our liking. When we finished our meal the general manager came back to our table to make sure we were happy with Palio and to inquire about our experience that evening. I assured my Hirsch that we would back and that we would be telling our friends and family to make sure to give Palio a try. If you like or love Italian food then you'll have to make a reservation and give this place a try. Everything on the menu is moderately priced and the quality of the food is superior, so I would consider Palio a great value. When we got up to leave I was able to catch Mr. Hirsch's ear and we told him that we found our new favorite restaurant. Great evening, thank you Mr. Hirsch and Palio.

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OT
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went there because we cancelled a reservation elsewhere because of snow and since this was close by we thought we would try it. We were very surprised, the food was very good and the service was excellent. Our waiter Nat was outstanding. Since it was snowing we thought it would be empty but soon after we arrived it filled up. We will be going back again.

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l
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looking forward to promises Gluten Free pizza!

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S
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was sporadic. Started off ok then couldn’t find the server. When customer brings in cake they should not ask if it’s a surprise or bring out plates first. Just light candles and bring out cake as a surprise. Do not bring out and light candles in front of Birthday recipient. Took way too long for this process. There were 2 servers for table of 6. Should have been better service. They were standing near kitchen together while we were waiting for service.

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t
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Easy to reserve. Good ambiance. Delicious food! Yay

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MJ
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Server was great, food was EXTREMELY slow. Almost an hour from ordering. And restaurant was NOT busy. Probably 2 other tables

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m
Baltimore
89 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was a friends dinner, and the first time any of us had eaten here. Everyone liked their food -- the portions were very generous. I had the shrimp and pasta and thought it was on the greasy side with an extraordinary amount of garlic however. My husband and I split the house salad which was very tasty. I liked the fact that there were 5 oz. sizes of the wines by the glass. We had no room left for dessert. Kudos to the staff, everyone was very attentive. It was quiet but that was probably because the restaurant about a quarter full.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere

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OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food great service good atmosphere a little noisy. We will definitely go back again and refer it to friends.

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m
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for an early dinner, and are very happy that we did. I ordered the chicken milanese based on the illustration, and my husband chose one of the specials - beef and veal meatballs w/spaghetti. The chicken dish was superb - crisply battered, moist, tender chicken with a garlicky lemon sauce on the plate, and lots of perfectly cooked asparagus pieces, sweet halved cherry tomatoes and roasted potatoes. My husband said the meatballs were "the best I have ever eaten".
We will certainly return to try other items on the menu.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and food was good. Small portion of calimari for $14 but it was fresh and delicious. Service was good. Not too busy for New Year’s Eve so it was quiet enough to converse. The pastas were reasonably priced and the Sole was tasty with a large portion. It was our first visit. We are glad to have an added option to dine on fresh food in Owings Mills! We will go back soon!

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always on point! Great friendly staff, everything on the menu is delicious. Never disappointed and love coming back again and again!

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t
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 1st time at Palio & I loved it. The service was excellent & the food even better. We started with the baked Asiago cheese & a house salad which were both tasty & proceeded on with the chicken Parmesan (delicious) & the braised short rib ravioli which was exceptional, it was my absolute favorite. The olive oil cake & salted caramel gelato were a great end of meal. Would definitely go back!

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KJ
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We ordered the tableside options for a unique experience and ordered salads to go with them. Problem was salads were forgotten. Meal came out quickly and were delicious. Our waiter seemed new and timid. It was not enough room for him to do the tableside experience at our table due to a large group near us. Manager came around and offered our salads to go with comp dessert. The fettuccini was delicious but the cabanaro was just okay. Had the hazelnut chocolate brownie which is definitely shareable and rich!!

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MM
Baltimore
70 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find! It's so nice to have another nice restaurant to go to on this side of Baltimore. Palio is a beautiful spot, warmly decorated with booths and tables and chairs (plus outside spots when the weather is nice). The waitstaff is friendly and attentive. The menu boasts a variety of dishes from a range of appetizers - mussels, calamari, pasta alfredo, and more - to salads to pastas to entrees. We had the pasta alfredo to start, which was delicious. The pasta was al dente with just the right amount of sauce. I had the bass and my husband had the cioppino, both of which were fabulous. The bass was served over a bed of polenta with spinach, which rounded out the flavors of the fish. For dessert, we shared the salted caramel gelato, which was very tasty. The wine list is enormous and features a number of wines at very reasonable prices. All in all, it was a delightful evening and we're looking to more dinners at Palio.

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LH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Service was great! Drinks were very good. Overall, it's a great place to have locally.

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C
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time -- 3 friends catching up -- and we had excellent wine service and food servers. We definitely will go back & appreciate the memorable moments, laughs and photo at the end of our meal with Palio staff. What a blast !

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MM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary meal. The food and the staff were amazing.

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Had high expectations had heard good things. Didn’t really love anything and thought the service wasn’t great at all. Even after voicing concerns about waiting 20mins for a check the floor manager didn’t come over she had the check to the waiter and was thirsty drinking ice for 30mins.
I will say it looked like there were better servers but this ruined our time.

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J
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

2d time here and will return!

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AL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for weekend with spouse/significant other or simple dinner with friends. The place is very attractive, food good and servers were attentive without being intrusive. I was impressed and will definitely return

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SR
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Was not too busy in a Sunday but service was really slow. Dishes were unusual and interesting.

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YD
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My four friends and I came here for our annual secret Santa dinner. The waitress was amazing and the food was great! I will definitely be back for dinner.

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JE
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed the beef r.avioli. I wish there was enough to take home for later. I staff was excellent. Great place for a date or dining with friends and family

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MA
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My roommate wanted to come back here for her birthday and I'm glad she chose it. Our server Wilson was fantastic - the right mix of attentive but unobtrusive. We both enjoyed our meals and split a dessert which we didn't actually have room for. I'm glad this place opened up near us.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great dining experience all around. Thanks Palio

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LG
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday, food was amazing!!! Everyone was thrilled.

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K
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Definitely not as good as it was when it first opened

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E
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I truly enjoyed dining at Palio. We wanted a different dining experience and found the staff to be wonderfully diverse, very friendly and accommodating; and the General Manager truly cared about the customer experience. The food was excellent from the appetizer - very fresh Calamari - to the entrees and topped off by a delicious dessert. We highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely dine their again.

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