Palio - Foundry Row

4.1
107 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Mon–Thu, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(888) 456-3463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
What 107 People Are Saying
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MA
Baltimore
10 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
1 review
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
14 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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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious, and the staff are very polite and appropriately attentive.

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E
Baltimore
2 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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SC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Stay away from the brussel sprouts salad unless you like raw brussel sprouts. However, the brussel sprouts appetizer and meat pizza were delicious. The place did not have many diners for a Friday night dinner crowd, so hopefully the place has some legs and lasts for a while.

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OT
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great night and will definitely go back.

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RH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Italian food! Went there with a party of seven, including children aged 7-11, and everyone enjoyed everything they ate. As you know, with kids that can be quite a challenge. Highly recommended!

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l
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Gluten free pizzas would be a great addition. Thanks!

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MD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there. Thought the food was great - from appetizers to dessert. Service was good too!

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S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have dined there three times and never disappointed with the service and food has been consistently tasty. Got a pizza this time and it was delish!

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D
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mary our waitress did an outstanding job, our experience was great and we would come back for sure.

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CR
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was awesome. We had a very attentive waitress. We both had chicken parm., though the meal was good the breaded chicken was slightly salty. That's something I think the cooks should be aware of when cooking the meal.

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DR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Date night with husband

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EC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was DELICIOUS here. I had the meats pizza and it was very good. Two others in my party got pasta and they also loved it. My only criticism is that the service was very slow. It took us half an hour to get our drinks (and we ordered wine) and our total dining experience was two hours. Everyone was very nice and polite, but the restaurant was not busy at all so I would have expected more prompt service. I would still return, however.

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KP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Manager friendly, gracious and attentive. Service a bit slow but we were not in a rush. Food choices were served hot and were well presented. Don't miss the eggplant! Great dessert menu, too.

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L
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Nice ambience but food wasn't great for the prices.

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M
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The hostess and wait staff were very attentive to our group. I loved what I ordered but others in my group were not pleased with their pizza orders. We waited longer than we should have for the food to arrive at our table. This restaurant has great potential once all of the kinks are straightened out. I would give them another chance.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was just ok

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s
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would absolutely recommend. Great food. Check menu thru app first would be very helpful.

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OT
Baltimore
143 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The only problem we encountered was that the lights were doing a lot of flickering! They didn't seem to be able to fix it ---however - - they made it up to us with free desserts! And we appreciated that gesture!

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JL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We were at restaurant for almost 3 hours for a simple dinner. Definitely not worth the time or money. Never again.

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JJ
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Mediocre food. Terrible, inept service. Very noisy.

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L
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This was my third time to Palio and by far the worst. My first experience was when they first opened. Everything was fantastic and the service was great. It made my day to have a meal topped off with me glass of ice-cold limoncello at the end.

My second trip there was just for lunch. I just had a salad inside outside so the experience was on remarkable.

This most recent trip was for my daughter‘s birthday. There were seven of us. The waitress was extremely helpful and pleasant but the wait time was ridiculous. It took about 20 minutes to get our appetizer which wasn’t terrible but we waited about an hour until the entrée was served. And the food was mediocre. Not a lot of flavor. The brussels sprouts appetizer was very good and a tomato and mozzarella appetizer was very good but the fusilli was bland and the orecchiette was bland. The kids pizzas were good. And the filets were cooked well but the vegetables were mushy and I’m remarkable. Even the dessert took about 25 to 30 minutes to be served and the limoncello was moldy cool, not ice-cold, as it should be. I didn’t complain when I was there because my daughter doesn’t like to be the center of attention but I will definitely think twice and three times before returning.

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JN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect evening. Loved the gratis birthday dessert!

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OT
Baltimore
143 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved eating outdoors - a rare pleasure! Food was great and service was also.

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AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The service was very slow. The salads were flavorless and dull. The pasta and pizza was just ok at best.

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ID
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I think they're still figuring things out here. Our server was great but everything was slow to arrive. Also, not a fan of their 100% iPad-based menus. It just lists everything out flat with no descriptions until you click on something. Technology just for technology's sake is not cool. The food was fine as were the prices. Nothing special. The flavor is better at, say, Keeco's. We'll probably go back. Not sure.

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EH
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very good but smaller portions. Bowl of soup was very small but delicious

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i
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is much more authentic old-world Italian than you usually find in Maryland, spicy and tart sauces rather than sweet. The scampi was excellent. So was the seafood pasta and the pizza. The tiramisu is delicious and light and will get you drunk.

We really enjoyed it, but there is room for improvement. One downside is that the wait staff has been plainly encouraged to interrupt your meal constantly to ask you how you're doing. This became enraging after a while--we couldn't count how many conversations were disrupted. Another downside was that there wasn't any bread available at the start of the meal, nor was any brought when we asked for it. This kind of thing brings about bad will with customers.

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CS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The prices were a little high and it was hard to hear people at the table. The food was good and I was able to take home half for another meal. The house limoncello had cheap vodka and no simple syrup. It was not good.

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SL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

The food was a little bland initially but once I told the waitress the manager was very nice and offered to change the meal.. I
Would definitely go again!

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Manager, waiter and Hist was friendly and competent. A smile goes a very long way. Will definitely be back!!!

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D
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent new Italian restaurant with terrific food in a comfortable atmosphere with friendly and courteous service.

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DB
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great menu, well presented, attentive service.

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J
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend recommended this restaurant and it lived up to their review.

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M
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wilson, our server was a delight; very knowledgeable and very helpful. We will be back!

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U
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

While the service was great the food was mediocre at best. Not worth the price.

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LS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was reasonably priced and excellent. Service was great.

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