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!
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: 8884563463x
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
I spent a wonderful evening with friends ...
I spent a wonderful evening with friends at Palio's--the food and service and wine were outstanding-we were able to spend 45 minutes bantering after our meal with no pressure to be on our way-very relaxing and enjoyable-5 stars all the way-
Food was marginal at best, the services ...
Food was marginal at best, the services was awful and the table next to our booth was so close we had to tap on their shoulders to have them move so we could get out of our booth. This is the second time in 3 months I've been there; I thought it was an off night the 1st time we were there...we wont be back after this visit.
Sat outside, with a party of 8. I didn't ...
Sat outside, with a party of 8. I didn't eat so I can't rate the food. The other members of the party raved about it. k
The service was very friendly and nice, but was very slow. Maybe because we were outside, but everything took for ever and there were times we couldn't find our server. One lady ordered a side salad as her meal, which was completely forgotten about until the very end.
We were a group of 8 chatty friends, we were in no rush, so the delayed service didn't bother us (unless we were waiting on our wine!)
My boyfriend and I went to Palio for din ...
My boyfriend and I went to Palio for dinner for our anniversary on Saturday night. I have dined at Palio before, but I had never dined on the roof of the restaurant which we did on Saturday. We absolutely loved the ambiance with the music and the string lights. Our service was excellent and the food was amazing. Overall it was a great experience and we both left the restaurant extremely satisfied and eager to come back again for another date night.
After the reservation faux pax with the ...
After the reservation faux pax with the hostess Madelyn, the rest of the dining experience was lovely. Server was attentive, the peach sangria was refreshing, food was tasty and view was lovely. Happy Birthday Nina!
Dined al fresco on a beautiful night, wh ...
Dined al fresco on a beautiful night, which was the best part of the experience. The gazpacho was unusually chunky but pretty good, while the flat-bread pizza was only fair to middling. The bread, meat and cheese appetizer plate without much interest or special flavor.
Good food, but so so service. Went on a ...
Good food, but so so service. Went on a Monday night when there was not many dining. The server was friendly but hardly busy and forgot or neglected to bring bread, or refill water glasses. Not sure she ever knew her mistake as she never acknowledged. Had to track down the hostess to get the bread. Food was very good. Just need to train the wait staff on how to maintain the service to the level of the food.
Great pasta dishes and salads. A good v ...
Great pasta dishes and salads. A good value - not too pricey. Very comfortable setting and good for a small group get together - inside the service is excellent - rooftop - not so much. It might be nice to sit on the roof on a cool evening but the tables are very small and the service is slow, it would best to keep the roof top for drinks only.
We had a nice time at Palio as we always ...
We had a nice time at Palio as we always do (Maybe 25 visits spread out over 15 years). The wine was great, the food was great, etc. The only issue was we were given a table right by the bar service area eand it was pretty loud. We had made a reservation so it was a little disappointing we were better taken care of.
All the staff was very friendly saying h ...
All the staff was very friendly saying hello and have a good night. We went for our anniversary and had made a reservation ahead of time due to it being a Saturday night and art fair. We were seated right away and always constantly looked after by our waitress. Our food came at even intervals to let us enjoy our salads and drinks. The atmosphere is very pleasant and not crazy unlike some restaurants downtown Ann Arbor. Every dish presented to our table was fabulous and the chefs in the kitchens were given told how great it was when we left. Great restaurant to go with your family or with your significant other.
I've been here before and was always hap ...
I've been here before and was always happy with the food and service, but this time we sat on the patio and the service was just OK. The draft beer was warm and sent it back. The food was delivered and all of us thought it was not hot-order probably sat for a while.
veal stuffed tortellini ordered by 3 at ...
veal stuffed tortellini ordered by 3 at our table (on upstairs patio); all agreed it was quite
underwhelming both in terms of visual appeal and terrible in taste. All parties at table noted that food entrees were not hot. Disappointed since our usual experience at Palio's is that the food is dependably good.
Food and service were very good!
The food quality was very good and our server was personable and helpful. We learned that you cannot reserve outdoor seating and it's not setup for large groups (we had a group of 8). They are unable to put tables together due to fire codes. Great for smaller groups.
WTH? No Lasagne Verdure?
Was very disappointed to see the Lasagne Verdure has been removed from the menu, "for the summer" according to the manager. I wish restaurants like this would learn that people come in because of their old favorites, not in spite of them. If you want to add some things to the menu that's great, but don't remove anything I've been loving for 15 years!!!
Okay food, poor service
I had dinner with my aunt on Saturday evening, it had been several months since we had gotten together and were looking forward to a pleasant evening at Palio. While our reservation got us seated right away, it took our waitress 15 minutes to get to our table. She walked by us on a couple of occasions before she greeted us. I assumed she was very busy, but after looking around I noticed that she was waiting on only 1 other table. That said, we ordered our drinks and I asked for some bread as I was quite hungry. Another 15 minutes passed and we finally received our drinks, and no bread! At this time we ordered our meals and she returned with the bread and olive oil. We then realized that we had no silverware or napkins. My aunt was facing our waitress and motioned to her, however we were ignored. My aunt then got up and retrieved silverware rolls from another table. Our waitress saw her do this but did not offer any apology or mention anything about the silverware. The salad and dinner came out in the order one would expect, but it did take a while. I would say that the food was good, but I am not sure if I can get past the poor service we experienced. At the end of the meal we declined dessert, and our waitress promptly gave us the check. Amazingly, she was very quick to come back for payment, in fact I did not have time to get my credit card out of my wallet. Needless to say, after she returned with my card and the receipt, she promptly took the bill as it was clear that she wanted to go home as we were her last table for the night. By that time 2 hours had passed since we were seated, this was due mostly to her slow service. There are plenty of good restaurant choices in town, and I am not sure yet if I will go back to Palio.
Has gone way downhill. Everything felt s ...
Has gone way downhill. Everything felt sticky. Service was awful and had to beg for water to get filled. Plenty of restaurants in downtown are staffed by college kids but it's apparent the staff here has no direction. Food had no flavor and was oily without taste. Too bad because great location and rooftop, but just needs to be reworked massively
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