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Palio's Pizza Cafe

2821 Craig Dr, McKinney, TX 75070-4347
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Ranked #138 of 242 restaurants in McKinney
Cuisines: Pizza
Most recent review
- Mar 25, 2014
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60% Recommend
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English first
McKinney, Texas
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I went there with my wife on the weekend at night about 8:15. I sat down at the front booth and waited for service. I finally flagged down an employee and they told me you go to the counter and order. My wife went to the counter to place our order and I remained at the booth. There was food... More

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McKinney, Texas
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We had reservations for a party of 25. Arrived on time, room wasn’t ready. I personally talk to the owner many times before about the price for a buffet, well…. he changes the price at last moment. Food was passable; felt sorry for the people working there because they even said really bad things about the owner. Pizza was very... More

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

American pizzas are viewed as complete meals. I guess it explains why restaurants too often assume that their pizzas should comprise the five food groups! Palio is not different. I can enjoy an inventive pizza but many a time, when I study a pizza menu, the purist in me longs for a VERA PIZZA NAPOLETANA: crisp crust, fresh tomatoes, mozarella,... More

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College Station, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I've only been here once, but I loved the pizza. Had the all meat pizza which had a great flavor and the thin crust makes for a less filling pizza. My wife had a shrimp pasta which she said was good. Not a fancy place which is OK with me. Will definitely go back.

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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222 reviews 222 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We went here with our family members who live in McKinney. They go there a lot. We loved it! The pizza is excellent. We had pizza with salads and ice cream for dessert. I like to look at menus ahead of time, especially when there are lots of choices. Here's the website so you can look at what they have... More

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Mussoorie, India
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102 reviews 102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We have been to Palio’s a few times and this is my first review because I do feel that pizza is always good, but sometimes its better than others. And while I felt their pizza was a stand out I tend not to review pizza joints or chain restaurants unless there is a big special reason so do so. We... More

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Plano, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Indifferent service. Poorly executed pizza; unevenly baked, unevenly distributed toppings, 3 of 6 toppings were not fresh ingredients. Pizza delivery person asked how the pizza tasted, we responded that it was one of the worst we've ever had; she responed, ... uhh, well, ok then -- and walked away. We've eaten at 4 other Palio's. Frisco (Legacy Drive), Plano (Preston... More

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McKinney, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Love the BYOB. Menu varied enough to suit all diners - from salad to pizza. All well prepared and delicious!

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Eden, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012 via mobile

I was visiting my sister and thought we were going to a pizza joint. What a wonderful surprise! We had a delicious salad with pineapple and sundried tomatoes and the Classic Pizza - roasted chicken with basil & garlic. The best part is that you could bring your own wine and they supplied the opener and glasses! Will definitely be... More

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Allen, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Found Palio's somewhat by accident as it is tucked away in a shopping center at El Dorado and 75. The pizza was very good and served quickly. Soft drinks are self serve which is nice but the cups are somewhat small which requires several trips back for refills. Prices are reasonable, especially if you buy more than 1 pizza -... More

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