Palio - Grand Rapids

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358 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Palio is an Italian restaurant and bar featuring authentic chef-inspired Tuscan dishes that include large pizzas made from a top of the line stone pizza oven, fettucine, bolognese, carbonara, lasagna, spaghetti and many other re-invented classics prepared with freshly cut herbs from Palio's own in-house herb garden.
Palio is named for the famous horse race that runs through Siena, Italy twice each year. The original Palio Ristorante in Ann Arbor, Michigan, founded in 1991, includes a record of the race's winners on a mural along the back dining room wall. However, Palio is certainly not a chain-restaurant. As a Mainstreet Ventures' distinctive eatery, each Palio brand retains similarities, however, each restaurant is unique in the menu, style, ambiance, food and décor. Palio in Grand Rapids is designed with an intensity that is as wild and colorful as the horse race itself!
Palio is open for both lunch and dinner, and features a happy hour with food and drinks specials.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom came into town and I knew I wanted to take her to my favorite restaurant, Palio! They did not disappoint. I always get their chicken mostarda dish. It is absolutely divine. We had Ana as our waitress and she was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The espresso steak was DELICIOUS as well. The garage doors were open which was great for our baby, who prefers the outdoors and was able to sleep soundly for the entirety of dinner. We can’t wait to go back again soon!

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StevenC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Home made pasta, delicious recipes, a strong wine list, great desserts. Perfect for a celebration night out.
(And outside seating!)

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WendyR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable and the food was exceptional!

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BriannaF
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dinner. Sangria was almost too good, lol. I avoid gluten and I wanted seafood. Chef allowed me to get creative.i ordered the chicken dish with the salmon. The complementary shot at the end of the meal is a nice touch. The highlight was the brussel sprouts, we could have had 2 orders!

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KendraL
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were thrilled with their service and quality of everything.

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MelindaK
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the menu and everything we got. One of the steaks was a little overdone but all in all, it was a wonderful meal. Can't wait to go back!

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vipFLGrandpa
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took friends, we all thought all was great! If you like Italian, I think you’ll like this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I loved Palio the last time I went which was just a couple of weeks ago, so I chose to go there for my birthday dinner. I’m sorry to say I was not such a fan this time. My dinner seemed to have died under the lights while

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AlexD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff. The egg noodles in the fettuccine were worth the carbs. Deffinatly will go back for another date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great server.

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vipJohnG
Grand Rapids
30 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The small that they seated us in needs air fresheners because it is musty smelling

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vipErnestG
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was a good first experience here. Our server, Ana, was one of the best and friendliest servers my wife and I have experienced in all of our dining here in Grand Rapids.
The food was OK… I ordered the special which included lobster and shrimp and both of them were, unfortunately overcooked and resulted in a rubbery texture. The serving sizes are also on the smaller side. The tiramisu for dessert was what saved the rest of the meal… It was exquisite.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and pasta was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service!!!

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HannahG
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tired this for the first time about a month ago and I’ve already been back 3 times!! Love this restaurant so much! The food is delicious and you get a great bang for your buck!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good. $8 for a piece of bread and oil was the only complaint. Main course excellent. Service good.

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vipDHRockville
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent food. Good service. As expected.

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Joewkelly
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time going and I’ll be back. The food was very tasty.

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Nina
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location was nice as it was in town but not downtown. It had a relaxing, more upscale vibe and the food was amazing.

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HollyB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was excellent and I got 50% off the food portion since it was my birthday never had a restaurant offer such a good discount.

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BruceB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christine was fantastic. No rush- attentive but not pushy. Great recommendations...

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Nin50
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wished they would have pulled up the garage door windows to let air in since outside seating was full!

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SherryinMI
Grand Rapids
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We all had great meals and the bruschetta and corn cakes were awesome, too! We could tell you use very fresh ingredients. Will definitely be back.

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GonzaloG
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We defiantly go back, we liked this place! the food and the service was great!

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vipMSBSB
Grand Rapids
88 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good and service is great!

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KaarinaK
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, service and food were outstanding.

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MLT19
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visited for the first time this week, and our experience was great! Our server, Allen, was excellent and the food was fabulous. We will definitely return in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

food was pretty good but service and outdoor seating was amazing!

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timj
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was very good ,no probably with parking either.

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JohnS
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each person in our party had different entrees they all loved, but i must say the Fettuccini Alfredo was the absolute best. Servers did an excellent job and were very helpful and attentive. Highly recommend.

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vipAdamW
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service, wine and food. Would definitely recommend checking them out since they’ve reopened.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have a great happy hour. Calamari is amazing and so is their Bolognese! Definitely will be back!

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JimK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, food was very good, nice small wine list with many by the glass.

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a really good happy hour. Pizzas are really good. I would definitely return.

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EricH
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place!!! We will be coming back for more!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Husband and guests food was good. I had the carbonara and it had very weird shredded chicken in it. Very off putting. Tasted strange and was not very good. We were going to a play so I just picked it out but definitely wasn’t a good entree. Very nice server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Palio - we will return. The whole experience was wonderful - excellent food and drink, enjoyable atmosphere, a server who was witty and responsive (anticipated our needs and wants, really).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, thoroughly enjoyed the hardworking and attentive wait staff, food was as expected and fantastic, he described the chicken Parmesan perfectly and I was excited to eat it. Shout out to the free limoncello shots to close the night as a promotion

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Jenny
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I've heard of the restaurant and was excited to try it, but overall disappointing and a little overpriced.

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Lynn
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and were very well attended by our server...we will return. It was a great birthday😁

FAQs

Palio - Grand Rapids does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Palio - Grand Rapids also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (616) 719-3554.

Palio - Grand Rapids is rated 4.6 stars by 358 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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