Palio’s menu (including gluten free and heart healthy options) is a veritable culinary tour of Italy; emphasizing the cooking of different regions as the seasons change. Palio's menu utilizes organic produce from small, local farms as well as sustainable agriculture and aquaculture. The Wine Spectator award winning list has always been exceptional, including a wide range of Italian varietals and California offerings. Full bar.
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I loved the menu of this restaurant. I thought it is one of the farm based sustainable restaurants that crafts their meals, like an artist. I got ravioli with squash. The ravioli dough was hard and chewy, and the amounts of squash was so small that it was basically pasta drenched in oil (for some reason there was a lot of oil at the bottom of the plate). There was occasional brussel sprout in a plate, some parmesan on the top. Meeh. My friend had an ink squid pasta with salmon. She so disliked the purple pasta, that I shared my ravioli with her. The people were super nice, the service and ambient, but if food is not good, what is the point of dining?
This was my first time at this restaurant. The smoked chicken risotto was outstanding and so was the halibut. Our server was attentive and we had a lovely evening.
Loved this place so much. The food was amazing and we enjoyed everything we ordered
Nice as always. Consistently great food and service.
The maître d greeted me with a smile but since I was the first one there for a party of three I waited in the lounge area in front of the bar. Very pleasant.
When everyone arrived he then showed us our table. The staff brought us water and the waiter brought the menus and told us the specials.
The food, staff and ambience was excellent. I will be back.
Great food in a wonderful atmosphere with great service.
Delicious food! The service was so attentive and hospitable! We'll definitely return to Palio!
Classic northern Italian cuisine plus wood-fired pizza. We come for dinner several times a year and it is always a treat—seasonal favorites, beautifully prepared and served. Excellent wines by the glass and cocktails. I had the eggplant parmesan. My husband had the pasta with wild boar ragu. Both were perfect. Want to enjoy a conversation at dinner? This is the place!
I like how spacious the seating is by SF standards. The cocktail menu could be larger. The Amalfi Spritz was much better than the Gold Mirror, if you’re drinking gin. Our prosciutto-wrapped shrimp starter was way, way too salty. My pork shank with polenta was delicious. But I wish it came with more polenta. Like four times as much.
Great place, highly recommend and the owner is very kind.
Great food and service!
The food is exceptional and the service superb. It's truly a hidden gem. The restaurant had been here for many years and now has a more modern look.
This restaurant is a great choice for a business lunch, which I use it for a lot. They have a nice selection of salads, pasta and great pizza. Its relatively quick and priced reasonably. Service has always been good.
Friendly & authentic
There was a piece of hair in our food. Otherwise was good.
Delicious food with attentive service. The food was piping hot, which is unusual today!
Tried Palio for the first time since they remodeled. The food is still very high quality. Still have their signature crab pasta, and have added lobster ravioli, which was also very good. Also tried eggplant parmigiano (very tasty) and fritto misto, which is always well done. Portions on the small side. Prices of wine have increased but quality hasn't. Very friendly management and waiter, who provided good service.
Had the private room for our group of 24. The food was great. Service was a little slow though. Our entire party had to leave before dessert came out as it was getting late.
Other than that, everyone really enjoyed everything and we had a great night!
Amazing food, cool interior design, pleasant service and nice atmosphere. Would definitely come again if I lived in San Francisco :)
I love the remodel very modern and appealing. The food has always been good and this time was not exception. Service was great for a party of 7 they were very accommodating. I will come back
We have been to Palio (and its predecessor Palio d'Asti) many many times, for special occasions, holidays and just because we like it. Martino is a wonderful host and will choose a nice Italian wine to accompany your dinner if you ask him. He, his wife and all the staff are courteous and helpful as needed. And -- most importantly -- the food is always excellent and the prices are very very reasonable for the quality. Highest recommendation for one of our favorite places.
we were on our way to the theatre so we did not have time to have dessert or coffee.
Love this restaurant. The food is consistently excellent, creative and interesting. It's also great for happy hour -- maybe the best "bar food" in the city.
This recently remodeled restaurant in the financial district is now open for dinner on weekends. It has an elegant contemporary decor and a delicious menu. We also enjoyed attentive service. We don’t live near San Francisco, but like to visit so this is on our list.
Ho prenotato in ristorante italiano ma i cuochi e i camerieri sono orientali e la cucina italiana è altro, tuttavia i piatti erano buoni anche se costosi per il mio budget, due tentacoli di polpo e un piatto di salumi, 100 dollari più 15 di mancia, il pane costa 5 usd , pari a 5 fette esatte, il cameriere molto gentile e l’ambiente elegante , in generale discreto, possono fare meglio.
Overall, the food is overpriced based on its quality, display and temperature. The service was not attentive.
We were treated quickly and then seated. Staff was friendly and welcoming. Service was very good and the staff was attentive!
Excellent experience overall!
We went on a Saturday night which proved to be quiet, since the restaurant is in the Financial District. Everything was excellent--salads, appetizers, pastas, fish, desserts, and service. The owner said their tiramisu was the best, and we thought he was right!
Aun excelente plante to have dinner, very Godinez food and excelente service...
Soo good. Great food, great service. Already made a reservation for next week!
Very nice restaurant. Our waiter, Saul, was just outstanding. He gave a great wine recommendation and provided very attentive service.
Great as always.
Martino has taken this restaurant to a higher level with great innovative menu with an old world touch . Excellent pasta, exceptional Naplesese pizza, and the perfect veal. Great drinks!!
Wait staff was attentive and sweet. Our meals were delicious: margarita, rucola and rustica pizzas were excellent and a good deal. Pesto gnocchi was light and flavorful.
Love this restaurant! Authentic Italian food with a Sicilian flavor. The classics are great, but also always something a little different.
Great food, great ambiance, great service as always.
so so food - nothing special at all and thus way over-priced. my guess is you pay for the decor, which is nice