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347 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2107
+1 888-456-3463
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here twice not once we were a party of at least 15 and were seated up on the roof top. Wonderful experience and the food was fabulous. Second time we were just a party of 4 and ate downstairs. Again it was a wonderful experience. The service was a little slow both times but the place was... More 

Thank Ginny2515
Madison, WI
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We always assumed based on the name that this was some type of Paleo diet place with meat and veggies. On the contrary, Palio is full on Italian with pizza, pasta, etc. They have a nice build your own pasta option and plentiful choices of seafood, chicken, and more. The food was excellent with generous portions. We loved the ambiance.... More 

Thank Madkiss
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Apart from the slightly crowded atmosphere, the quality of the service and food had me fooled into thinking this might be especially pricey Italian food. I chose one of the more expensive meals, still priced at a little less than $20. They must have let the pasta sit in the sauce for some minutes before serving, as it seemed like... More 

Thank TheCrazyCam
Lexington, Kentucky
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118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Been to Palios multiple times and you really have two options when it's warm out. Eat on the roof and have a smaller menu that's not as good or go downstairs and have an amazing meal. Either way it's a win, because the atmosphere on the roof is so cool. Also they have amazing sangria

Thank Matthew S
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

One of Paul's favorite places in Ann Arbor Michigan is Palio. We unfortunately and fortunately came on game night. Fun atmosphere, especially after a win for University of Michigan, but when 112,000 people exit the stadium with a hunger to celebrate at the wonderful eateries along main street, it's a kind madness of hustling and bustling to get in and... More 

Thank Daphne and Paul T
Elora, Canada
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

While it is difficult to find parking in downtown Ann Arbor during university move in week, we persevered based on a recommendation to try this restaurant. The atmosphere was delightful and the wait staff were very attentive. The feel of Italy was very present. Our waiter helped us to understand how to manage the menu (they use iPads) and soon... More 

Thank Stephen M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had a reservation for 7 and were late because of the football game, but they seated us right away when we arrived (partly because I was on crutches). Dinners were great -- I had the Tortelacci alla Palio which was awesome. Our server was very good, but the service was a little slow (it was a game day and... More 

Thank Daren L
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Love the atmosphere, good noise, and most importantly, the food. Well-prepared Italian favorites, great bread, extensive wine list and moderate prices make this my go-to place for iItalian. Don't miss the tiramisu! Great for celebrations.

Thank cfklein129
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our party of 3 had an enjoyable evening dining al fresco on a warm August evening. We were seated after a short wait at the bar and found the food to be very professionally and tastefully prepared with quality ingredients. The various pasta dishes, salad, meatballs and shrimp pleased our palates and we cannot wait to return!

Thank EmeraldDove
Brooklyn, Michigan
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The food is very good. I look forward to eating here every time I do. I had the cannelloni con pollo con fungi. And it was just plain wonderful. Service was great as well.

Thank danschultz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 347 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2107
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 888-456-3463
Previous Next Authentic Tuscan Dishes Born in September of 1991, Palio is a country-style, Italian restaurant featuring authentic Tuscan dishes. Named for the famous horse race that runs yearly through Siena, Italy, a record is even kept of the race's winners on a mural along the back dining room wall. During summer, Palio boasts Ann Arbor's largest and most popular outdoor gathering spot on its rooftop patio - Palio Del Sole. Offering the best view of Ann Arbor's energetic downtown nightlife, Palio Del Sole is fully equipped with its own cucina and offers a unique menu that is completely different from Palio downstairs. There simply is no better Al Fresco dining experience on a warm summer evening in Ann Arbor.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?