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
Ask about our Birthday Meal Deal!
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 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
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...
Palio is in our opinion the best Italian ...
Palio is in our opinion the best Italian option in Ann Arbor. Our meal was delicious and appropriately affordable for the quality, though this is the first time we've paid full price, having taken advantage of their outstanding Birthday deal on our past visits. The food was great. Big fans of the tortelloni and tortelocci. They had a great wine option for us to enjoy a bottle. Our visiting friend was pleased and impressed with Palio as his first big meal back in the States - he requested "something Italian and super filling" and Palio fit the bill. The only issue we encountered was that it took quite a bit of time for us to be seated (~8 minutes) at our table, though the restaurant was not crowded, and once we were seated it took quite a bit of time for anyone to approach our table to begin serving (~12 minutes). I finally flagged down Maegan, who promptly filled our water glasses, apologized for the wait and took over as our server. From that point on it was great. We will definitely return to Palio.
Enjoyed an excellent meal after WI game. ...
Enjoyed an excellent meal after WI game. Glad we made reservations ahead of time on Open Table! Even though they were very busy we experienced very good service and excellent food. Hostesses were very friendly,; the GM even changed TV to show different game. First time visitor - will definitely return!
Meal was great. Menu is just right in si ...
Meal was great. Menu is just right in size and depth. Only service complaint: while our party was assembling, parking care etc, my wife sat for 15 minutes before being approached by a waiter. Once ordered, food was delivered fast and delicious.
Chose this restaurant for it's Italian c ...
Chose this restaurant for it's Italian cuisine. We were celebrating two occasions; a 38th wedding anniversary and a birthday for an out-of-town guest. The service was top notch and the food was amazing. On top of that, we received 25% off the bill for the birthday which was a very nice surprise. We will definitely be back very soon! Can't wait to try some of the other dishes!
My 6-yr old godson chose Palio for dinne ...
My 6-yr old godson chose Palio for dinner after the football game. It's a great place to go after a game, especially if you get a reservation beforehand. I find that they do a great job moving people in and out without rushing you, and every time we've gone post-game, I have been incredibly impressed with how great they are with kids and accommodating of dietary restrictions. Also have to give high marks on behalf of my godson for the excellent raspberry ice cream (a scoop of ice cream comes free with kids' meals) and the pirate activity menu that he absolutely loved getting to color before our meals arrived!
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