Palio - Foundry Row

4.0
90 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 90 People Are Saying
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KP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

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

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M
Baltimore
11 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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s
Charleston
9 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
142 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
14 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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l
Baltimore
205 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We don't often dine at The Foundry; however, Palio has brought us back a second time. The decor is attractive; the wait staff pleasant and professional; and the food is good! I generally do not return to places that are so-so but Palio has stood out in many categories. I know I'll be back!

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J
Baltimore
85 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

i think that they do not have it together yet This is my second time and there were problems mixing up order and bringing the wrong food.

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c
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for happy hour with office staff to thanks them for all their hard work -and celebrate end of Summer!! The wood-fired flat breads are very good-do try the one with the shredded short ribs and the quattro-fromaggio, and the sangria was delicious. Great selection of speciality cocktails also. The staff were very friendly, the chef stopped by to make sure everything was to our liking.

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MR
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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

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

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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d
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

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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SW
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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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G
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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HA
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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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b
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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ED
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service would go back again

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SJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

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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CR
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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