Palio - Foundry Row

3.9
63 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 63 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.0
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3.7
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined a day ago

Nice place. Mediocre food, kinda bland. But Palio has major potential.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

This was our 2nd visit. The first time we sat outside on a beautiful evening. This time, unfortunately, it was raining. Due to the weather, the restaurant was rather empty.
We expected excellent service since there were so few diners. Unfortunately, I believe our waitress was new. She tried hard but the meal was a little shaky. The wine took too long, the bread took too long.
The food was excellent but we had some moments that surely could have been better.
We plan to give it another try.........

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

We got Chicken Marsala and pizza with mushrooms. The taste of both was very good. The pizza could have used more mushrooms and the chicken should have been pounded more thinly.

Our friends had eggplant parmesan which they said was good but the accompanying spaghetti stuck together because it didn't have enough sauce. The plain bread one friend had with his soup tasted stale.

Another friend had pasta with shrimp scampi which he liked very much.

Portions were generous

The service was excellent and delightful.

We dined early when the restaurant was not busy yet but even then it was somewhat noisy. It got a lot more noisy by the time we left.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

While the staff was friendly the food was awful. The salad was bland and shrimps were definitely over cooked. Neither of us enjoyed their food.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

I had a version of their Ratatouille it was quite flavorful. I was a plus size side dish portion. Nothing superb but good. My daughter as this was a Dad and daughter date had the Shrimp scampi pasta dish. Be careful it is more than spicy. We shared the arugula salad with Sweet and spicy peppers which were roasted. Just okay a better plate would have kept the greens from ending up on the table and some kind of olive/balsamic reduction or dressing would be appropriate. I love the waiter, Nathaniel as restaurants rarely hire young black men in these positions. Kudos to the service crew for setting the mood, ambiance and service. I’d give them a few months to get the menu mastered.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Very loud and service was slow but the food was pretty good. Needs some improvement but managers were stopping by and seeing if we needed anything

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I went back to this restaurant in less than a week of my first time eating there. I ordered appetizers the first time and a Ceasar salad. Everything was great. I ordered the same thing this time however, the salad was with mixed greens instead of Romain lettuce. When I explained what was different the waiter told me that was how they made their Ceasr salad. I told him I had been ther four days earlier and was given the correct salad. I refused the salad and just had wine. Inconsistent food prep.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Overall, a very solid restaurant. Salads were delicious, and charcuterie platter was pretty good. The pastas were surprisingly good, and while the pasta did not taste homemade, the sauces were very tasty.

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2018

My husband ordered a salad and never received it. Waitress was very distracted. Food was fair but other neighborhood Italian restaurants much better. Was expecting a much better restaurant

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Told them it was our anniversary. They said they only do things for birthdays. Would of been nice to bring a complimentary dessert or something as other restaurants do. Have no bread or crackers before meal accept for a charge. A little something would be nice with cocktails. Service was great and food was very good. Nice menu choices.

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Maybe because it’s relatively new, waitress was over eager (which of course is not bad in itself) but she stood over table, silent, for a very long time while we perused menu . That was uncomfortable.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Excellent service would go back again

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The salads were good.
The salmon my friend had was too salty. And I think she said the roasted vegetables actually was squash.
My shrimp scampi was just okay. Nothing to really get excited about or would order again.
Do not think we will be going back anytime soon, if at all.
Didn't think the meal was worth the price.
Service was very good.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

I had a great experience at Palio for my first visit. The food was prepared really well. I will return.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The noise level is way too high for my enjoyment. I like to hear what my friends say and not have to scream in order to be heard. The food was good. Service was also very good. The manager went out of her way in order to correct a bar mistake. Overall I give it 4*. Its very convenient and parking is easy.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

our service was awesome--food was okay--pasta very sticky--

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Really enjoyed dining here. The servers need to be trained a little more. Our server didn’t know how to open a bottle or wine. She was really nice and apologized.

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Honestly, all of it was okay but nothing stood out as being any more than that. Menues on iPads are more problematic than cool...ditch them. The Brussels were so sweet it should habeen on the desert menue and the shrimp scampi was weakened by the use of (what tasted like) frozen shrimp. So, not bad but nothing to write home about. Still, in Owings Mills this may be one of your better options... there isn’t all that much to choose from

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Staff was awesome and the food was great. We just wished there was a bread service offered prior to the meal. Otherwise great experience.

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Clearly not ready for business, but has potential, so will try again. The maitre d' was very flustered. He seemed overwhelmed by having a line. I listened to the reviews and got the brussel sprouts-excellent, but would recommend getting them without the way too sweet sauce. Also listened and got the eggplant. It was okay, but strangely plated on a small rectangular dish with no room to cut. Waitstaff very, very nice. However, after ordering and eating appetizers, the server returned and took our entree order again.?. Food was very, very slow coming out, but decent. Bread not an issue for me...didn't need it.

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2018

It started out promising with the charcuterie appetizer and the yummy, fresh calamari. Even the side caesar (not included with the meal) was very good. The main entree (chicken parm) was crunchy and good while the side pasta was al dente but the sauce was just ordinary. The chicken marsala over ravioli was a bit bland, not enough sauce and the ravioli underneath just ordinary. As to the service, the waitress was a novice. She needed help in opening the bottle of wine. And the second bottle of wine we ordered still hadn't come when we were already halfway through the meal. The time between appetizers and main entree was extremely long. The waitress said she would put a rush with the kitchen, so after asking twice then it finally came. The plates were extremely hot to the touch which is always a sign that the meals were ready but were perhaps sitting under the heat lamps - so a fault of the waitress not the kitchen. Given the prices (moderate but not cheap), I would probably not go back any time soon. I'd consider the pizzas and salad for lunch but I worry about the amount of time it would take given lunch should really only take 1 hour.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Very good neighborhood restaurant . Offers variety of dinners, pizza and salads.
Would definitely recommend this and also return myself.

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1.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Extremely disappointing considering the Baltimore Sun gave it a decent review. Entrees took over an hour to arrive. The food was inedible; chicken deep fried as well as Eggplant Parmesan which was a joke-two slivers of deep fried nothing --. Cannot believe they charge $8.00 for 4 pieces of bread. Will never go back.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

This was our second visit. The Brussels sprouts appetizer was a little underdone but the flavors did not disappoint. Our meals were delicious, the eggplant Parmesan was enough for two and the shrimp scampi dish had well cooked fresh shrimp and was a generous portion as well. The side add on house salad was enough for two as well. Our waiter was attentive and the manager came along to see we were satisfied. A nice touch was the complimentary limoncello brought to our table after the meal. This was not brought to us on our first visit. Would definitely return!

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The service and the food was outstanding; however, it was a little disappointing that at an Italian restaurant they did not have free bread services; only option was garlic/cheese bread for $7.95

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Still a few newly opened kinks to work out, but far exceeded expectations! Great menu selection covering all tastes, great staff, and even a great show with table side Alfredo mixed right in the cheese wheel! I suggested adding table side Ceaser as well 😁 top quality ingredients, scratch made, and very reasonable prices

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

This was my first time at this restaurant. I think they do not have it together at all. My eggplant came before the soup and they brought the beer late and forgot the pizza.I hope you get it together soon. We did not like the soup it was too salty.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The food was delicious. The service was good. I enjoyed the food.

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2.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Palio has so much potential, but they have some work to do to reach it. The restaurant has a very spacious location with a full bar, large dining room, and outdoor seating. The decor is nicely done and the seating is comfortable. Our party of four was seated at a booth that was not clean. We asked the host to send someone to re-clean the table and .. he forgot. The host also delivered four i-pad menus and one was not charged. Our server (Ronald) cleaned the table for us when asked and took our order. We ordered three different appetizers from the menu. My wife ordered the shrimp scampi, I ordered the giant meatball (Polpetta), and my sons ordered calamari. Ronald never offered bread for the table (maybe the restaurant doesn't offer it), but our appetizers arrived in a reasonable amount of time. The presentation of the food was good. My kids enjoyed the calamari, but the portion size was skimpy for the price. My wife's scampi was served cold, as was my meatball. My wife ate the shrimp scampi (just 4 shrimp) as it was served because she doesn't mind cold food. I sent the meatball back to be re-heated and the plate came back hot but the meatball was still barely luke warm. Our entree choices were Linguine Pecatore, Short Rib Mezzaluna, Spaghetti a (Polpetta), and the Salmone Grigliato. Again the presentation of the food was nicely done. the members of my family thoroughly enjoyed their meals, but mine was served cold again. Instead of sending it back to be re-heated, I just ate it as it was served. Based on my experience with the food temperature issues, I can only guess that the restaurant is probably serving most of its patrons brick oven pizzas. Maybe the kitchen just needs a bit more experience with preparing full blown entrees or they have meal prep timing issues. I'm not sure what the issue is, but I I really don't like cold food. The restaurant's price point puts it just below some of the best in the area, but they have some work to do reach that status.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Best Italian I have had in a long time and definitely as good or better than any place in little Italy. Great find!!! We are looking forward to our next meal there. Staff was amazing from our server Princess to the manager Charlotte and the young man at the door everyone was great.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The service was very slow despite it not being crowned at 8pm on a Saturday night. The waiter seemed inexperienced but the manager was attentive to our delays.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

If there were more than 5 stars for the food, I would use them. I would have the brussel sprouts appetizer every day if I could. Even though it was a very busy Saturday night the server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The tablet menus were fun to use.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Staff made it great night. Food was exceptionally well prepared.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Great food and service! Will definitely return.

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Food was good, service was trying very hard to please, but inexperienced. We were a table of 7 eating dinner early in a mostly empty restaurant, and I'd worry about whether I'd have a positive experience if we were dining during a busy time. It's at least worth a try.

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

An Italian restaurant without complimentary bread on the table, especially when it took about 45-60 minutes to get anything to eat?? Appetizer came out the same time as the dinners ?? Manager asked us "how things were?", we told him our issues, and he stated "I am glad you are telling me so we know what to fix", but he didn't offer anything "on the house" or a voucher to come back on the house. I know the restaurant is new, and I would possibly have given it another chance if the manager was a bit more empathetic , and perhaps given us a gift card to use. The food was very good once we got it.

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1.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Fifteen minutes after we were seated we had not even seen our waiter. No water, no bread, no greeting. We stopped a busgirl and asked her to send our waiter (or waitress, we had no idea who it was) to our table. She said of course. Five more minutes, still nothing. We found the manager, told him what happened, and left. Food rating is based on getting nothing. The food might be great but apparently it was too much trouble for this restaurant to take our order.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

This is the first time being at Palio and it was an amazing experience. The best real authentic Italian food ever. This top it off.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Tasty food. We had: 1. braised short ribs with ravioli, 2. chicken parm, and 3) olive oil cake.

Excellent service from Donte!

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

One of the floor managers came to us and pretended as if she was interested in our experience. She was not interested in how we liked the restaurant, however she told us to keep the noise level down. Please know we were sitted in the bar area with two other married couples and a bunch of people at the bar who were having a great time. Her delivery was rude and disrespectful to me and my husband as well as our friends. The floor managers name is Deanna and she didn’t treat us with any respect. The manager came to us afterwards and provided us with gift cards to come back . His efforts were appreciated, however Ms Deanna needs to know how to treat customers and more importantly how to respect them instead of accusing them them of being too loud . Let’s not mention we are all over 40 and are professionals and this was by far the most embarrassing experience .

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