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Palio Overhead Creditkristenloken - Palio, San Francisco, CA

Palio

4.7
4.7
1474 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Voted "2018 Best Overall Restaurant" by SF Bay Guardian readers, Palio is a favorite of downtown denizens looking for the perfect spot to make a deal, travelers who appreciate Michelin rated comfortable dining, and anyone seeking an exceptional group dining or private party venue. A place where historic techniques blend with a contemporary approach, and Michelin rated "comfortable" service personally overseen daily by owner Martino Di Grande.

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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–8:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 395-9800
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Persons with Disabilities, Women
  • Executive Chef
    Mauricio Martinez
  • Catering
    Considered by many to be one of San Francisco’s best private dining venues, Palio is elegant and timeless, yet approachable and “green”. Palio offers 3 totally private party rooms and semi-private areas that can easily accommodate for groups of 20 to 300 for lunch, all day meetings, cocktail receptions, and dinner.
  • Private party facilities
    Since 1990, Palio has thrived as San Francisco’s favorite downtown Italian Restaurant by offering a seasonally changing menu, professional European service, a Wine Spectator recognized wine list and a premium full bar. Private Dining Options for groups of 8-250.
  • Private party contact
    Valeria DiGrande: (415) 395-9800
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cross Street
    Montgomery/Sacramento
  • Parking Details
    Free street parking after 6PM on the South side of Sacramento St. and after 7PM on the north side of Sacramento St. Free street parking on Saturday evenings.
  • Public Transit
    By bus on the #1 California Line <br />Only one block from the California St. cable car stop at California and Kearny <br />5 level blocks (no hills) from Montgomery St. Bart and Muni Station <br /><br />
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,474 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Good for business meals

1,474 Reviews
  1. SandyR

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pizza in town! The Italian sausage and the funghi (mushroom) are delicious! The grilled polpo is outstanding and all the homemade pastas are wonderful. We keep going back to this SF downtown gem!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Food, Loved the Ambience. The servers were exceptional, fantastic services!

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  3. JandK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular as always. Had a meeting with my colleague the next morning and the first words they said were "I can't stop thinking about how great that meal was last night!!"

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  4. GaryR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and management. Highly recommend!

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  5. Posey12

    San Francisco

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, the food was excellent but had to return one plate because the salad dressing was too heavy and steak was too raw. The second plate was excellent. The restaurant seems short of staff. There appeared to be only one server for all the tables as well as our table. There was two large groups and it was hard to catch the attention of our server. The sausage pizza and Alfreda pasta dish with shrimp was excellent.

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  6. enna

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite “go to” places in SF. Staff treat you like family (in a good way!). We always enjoy a delicious meal and their gluten free pizza is a plus.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solid meal, good drinks and a welcoming, friendly staff, always a good choice downtown.

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  8. ljbder

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant atmosphere w/ good service. Ordered the Caesar salad w/ chicken. Ingredients were fine but there was way too much dressing....made the lettuce almost mushy. Ate most of it but did not finish.

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  9. SandyR

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian restaurant in town! Had the beef carpaccio which was absolutely delicious, with parmesan cheese, capers, a lemony dressing, just outstanding! I highly recommend the Mortadella with ricotta pizza, and the mushroom pizza. As a main I had the eggplant parmigiana; It was tasty, delicate, perfectly done with tomato sauce and ricotta cheese. We also had their mushroom risotto, which was delicious, and the special tuna steak that was prepared Sicilian style with olives, capers and cherry tomatoes; It came with broccolini. I highly recommend this down town gem!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the staff super friendly and the ambiance was great. I was very pleased with the services, highly recommend it.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Palio using the Order Online button. Palio also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Palio also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 395-9800.

Palio is rated 4.7 stars by 1474 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Palio

640 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Montgomery/Sacramento
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–8:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Free street parking after 6PM on the South side of Sacramento St. and after 7PM on the north side of Sacramento St. Free street parking on Saturday evenings.
  • Public Transit
    By bus on the #1 California Line Only one block from the California St. cable car stop at California and Kearny 5 level blocks (no hills) from Montgomery St. Bart and Muni Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Persons with Disabilities, Women
  • Executive Chef
    Mauricio Martinez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 395-9800
  • Catering
    Considered by many to be one of San Francisco’s best private dining venues, Palio is elegant and timeless, yet approachable and “green”. Palio offers 3 totally private party rooms and semi-private areas that can easily accommodate for groups of 20 to 300 for lunch, all day meetings, cocktail receptions, and dinner.
  • Private party facilities
    Since 1990, Palio has thrived as San Francisco’s favorite downtown Italian Restaurant by offering a seasonally changing menu, professional European service, a Wine Spectator recognized wine list and a premium full bar. Private Dining Options for groups of 8-250.
  • Private party contact
    Valeria DiGrande: (415) 395-9800
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