About Palio - Ann Arbor
Revel in the simple good taste of country Italian cooking in a convivial setting. Enjoy traditional Italian wines in a comfortable atmosphere. The wonderful aromas of this true Italian cooking are something to be savored. click here for information on special events and promotions http://www.paliorestaurant.com
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Palio del Sole (Palio rooftop) is walk-in only!
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking available next to the restaurant in a paid lot, a parking structure or street meter parking.
Private Party Facilities:
Private party seating available for up to 40 guests, featuring the rustic Palio charm & our special Festa di Vitto menu.
Private Party Contact:
Andy Jacobs: (888) 456-3463
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Palio - Ann Arbor Ratings and Reviews
We went on a Tuesday because of Restaura ...
We went on a Tuesday because of Restaurant Week, but will certainly be going back! The food was delicious, full of flavor and well-cooked. We didn't have much choice (with the set menu) but our server offered their favorites and was very attentive. I'm not sure it's always that quiet, but we had a wonderful evening, and can't wait to go back!
This nice Italian restaurant in Ann Arbo ...
This nice Italian restaurant in Ann Arbor had a special menu for their annual Ann Arbor Restaurant week. My husband and I have never gone wrong at Palio so we joined them for their nicely priced 3 coarse menu. As usual, it was very good. The service was excellent and thankfully we got there before the rush.
Sat at the bar for dinner, Jonathon and ...
Sat at the bar for dinner, Jonathon and Casey were "great hosts". Engaged in great conversation all the while keeping the wonderful bread coming as well as dinner. I have always found the food to be just great and worth the value. The three of us all had pasta dishes and we each thought we had the best!! We will be back again, as we are frequent customers.
Always reliably delicious food, nice win ...
Always reliably delicious food, nice wine list, excellent service. Feels like you're in Italy. Cozy and romantic. Quiet enough to converse comfortably. Highly recommend Palio. They're also very accommodating regarding food allergies/intolerances.
Met friends here for dinner and had a gr ...
Met friends here for dinner and had a great time and very good meal. We stayed for 2+ hours and they didn't try to rush us out. Service was attentive and helpful. Food was very tasty Italian cuisine and good value for the price. I would go back.
The server and the food were awesome but ...
The server and the food were awesome but even though I had reserved a table in advance they put us in a very unconfortable spot in the back of the restaurant, next to a door where people from the restaurant would come in and out all the time (sometimes with money, so I am guessing it was kind of the management room) and that disturbed my husband's seat the whole evening (it was new year's eve).
My in laws were visiting from the west c ...
My in laws were visiting from the west coast. We brought them here for dinner. They loved it. Everyone had a great time. The food was great, the wait staff was very helpful. I would highly recommend people come here for a good family dinner.
So disappointing. We have been going to ...
So disappointing. We have been going to Palio's for years and order Seafood Pescatore. They changed the dish and it's awful! Skimpy seafood potions, no squid but even worse is the sauce. It's not a pescatore it's now a creamy bland angry blend. We were so sad and disappointed . To top that off we once again tried to enjoy a bottle of cab but just can't get over that we have to drink wine out of juice glasses. Time to grow up please. And ditch the new pesctore, it has no integrity.
Went here for my girlfriend and my 4th a ...
Went here for my girlfriend and my 4th anniversary. She loved the setting as did I. You can't walk up in there broke and expecting to get fed, but if you got 50 to blow for, the food is extremely good and worth it.
The Prosciutto E Formaggio Di Pollo Farc ...
The Prosciutto E Formaggio Di Pollo Farcito was very good, while the Capellini Con Pollo Funghi was only fair (chicken was dry). The carrot cake was unremarkable and tended toward the dry side. We chose this restaurant to celebrate a special occasion and were a bit disappointed. Our server picked a nice wine when he finally took our order, but the service was slow and not attentive enough for my liking. I think we would return only because our previous visit was quite good.
We always enjoy Palio. It has been a so ...
We always enjoy Palio. It has been a solid restaurant for a long time. This time we took our granddaughters out for dinner. We had one vegetarian and they were able to make a vegetarian pasta for her and one who combined some dishes which they did well. i was disappointed they didn't have the grilled chicken with portabella mushrooms--one of my all time favorite and a good vegetarian option without pasta would be nice to have.
My dinner came with shrimp that had been ...
My dinner came with shrimp that had been cooked to the point of no return, Dry, cardboard texture. I've had much better shrimp at Red Lobster. Typical Main Street Ventures experience, attractive restaurant, cozy, good service and lousy food. Unfortunately I go to restaurant to eat food, not so much to admire the pictures on the wall or other set dressing.
Great Fresh Italian! Had the new Lasagne ...
Great Fresh Italian!
Had the new Lasagne Verdure and loved it! It's vegetarian made with spinach and leeks and a red sauce. Everyone cleaned their plates -- an alfredo, a tortelloni, and an arrabiata were my fellow diners' choices and they all cleaned their plates! Had the new mushroom crostini -- yum! Our favorite asiago al forno was as good as ever and we tried the nutella bread pudding -- enjoyed it! Topped everything off with a cappuccino mocha gelato -- yummier!
We had wonderful service. Given that it ...
We had wonderful service. Given that it was game day, we made a dinner reservation. There was no waiting and they put us at a wonderful round table/booth, which made it very easy for the six of us to visit. Really enjoyed our dinner there.
My husband and I had recently eaten at P ...
My husband and I had recently eaten at Palio with family and had enjoyed the meal so much we thought we would have a date night anticipating that it would be the same wonderful experience. We were sadly disappointed however. What started out as a quiet, romantic evening quickly changed. No sooner had we toasted from our bottle of wine, when the room suddenly filled with the loud and boisterous women's soccer team from Stamford! It sounded like a locker room! It was so overwhelming that we felt like we just needed to get out of there! We were so disappointed and on our way out we let the manager know that we felt they should have let us know when they seated us that there was going to be a rowdy group of players dining. Of course he seemed somewhat sympathetic but that was about it. If we had known, we would asked to be seated in the main dining area or left and went someplace else!
Palio is a good dining option for after ...
Palio is a good dining option for after football game dining to visiting your son or daughter at the University of Michigan or just out with friends. Everything is just solid from the salads to entrees, to desserts. Now that fall is in the air, the roasted tomato pepper soup is the perfect start to your meal.
Three out of 4 of us raved about their m ...
Three out of 4 of us raved about their meal. One of us asked for a dinner cesaer salad with some special requests and the waiter was very challenged to bring what was requested. Also, the dinner salad had the option of adding salmon, which was very small and very dry. Other than that, we enjoyed the overall experience.
Great food and service. Everything is f ...
Great food and service. Everything is fresh and delicious! Great service! Their Lasagna Verde is sooooo delicious....it is not on the menu but they will make it if you ask for it! Fresh, "tomato-ey", light and delicious!!!!!....Oh....and did I say delicious????
Sorry to say I will not return soon. I m ...
Sorry to say I will not return soon. I made a reservation on Open Table. I called the restaurant to say we would be 5 minutes late and was told I had no reservation.What? I was looking at the reservation on my phone. When we walked into the restaurant I told the Hostess and she said it was there. We where seated...From there it was not an experience I was hoping for. The waiter came immediately and asked us what we would like. We had just walked in...We needed to look at the menus...The waiter returned within 5 minutes and asked if we were ready to order. We were still undecided. We had not been there for years and were undecided. Another 5 minutes went bye and we seemed forced to make a decision what to drink and what to eat. We were just trying to enjoy our visit with our friends. We had not seen them for a very long time and needed time to catch up...The food came out and I would say it was marginal. The Pollo Parmigiana was very greasy, the pizza was okay, not to much flavor...We did enjoy the PiattoToscano and the Tiramisu was great...Sorry Palio I will not be returning for another few years...but it does not matter your restaurant is always full...
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