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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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
Great as always! Host who learns your name and remember’s you is always a plus! Must have Octopus!!!! OMG!!!
We were looking for a great Italian restaurant within walking distance from Union Square...found it!
Excellent and delicious soup pizza and desserts. Great waiters and owner is on site
Martino could not be more welcoming. And the food is great!
Palio was simply delightful in every aspect. The bartender Kevin made us the finest drinks we have had in San Francisco during our stay. He was great conversationalist and he is the reason we returned for dinner. The food was equally fabulous. The restaurant is quiet and very nicely decorated. I highly recommend Palio for its food and drinks.
Service was excellent, and pasta was delicious. Seafood salad was very good except that the dressing was a bit too heavy and oily.
Wonderful ambiance in their newly designed space. Even the new restrooms are impressive. Great job and as always, the food is consistently good.
The PIZZA was Amazing. I staff was professional and caring. I would go back in a heartbeat!
We were first to arrive and nearly last to leave for lunch. Service was slow for our group of 11.
Classy environment, excellent modern Italian food and great service!
This is one of my favorite restaurants. Consistent good food, service, ambience and low noise level.
Fantastic restaurant. Get the Risotto.
Wonderful food. Great pizza. Wish they opened on sundays.