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The Palms Restaurant

36 Strongs Ave, Rutland, VT 05701-5016
802-773-2367
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Ranked #15 of 103 restaurants in Rutland
Price range: $10 - $12
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
White Plains, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I was skeptical of Italian food in Vermont, but it turned out to be quite good! My companion ate light: chicken wings without sauce, and a large antipasto as his entree. He was very happy! I ate a bit heartier, with salad, steak pizzaiola and cappellini. Salad was very fresh, but nothing special. The steak, however, was terrific! A nice... More

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Albany, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I ordered spaghetti Fra Diablo with meatballs. Large portion, two nicely sized meatballs, spicy enough to be delicious, but comfortable to eat. The salad was crisp and green and the merlot was just right. The staff was great. I've eaten here before, I will eat here again.

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ma
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This restaurant had good reviews so we tried it, service was awful, food was ok, price was expensive and not worth the trip. We will not be back. They said they were full when we walked in but their was only one table being used, then they had a table, service was very bad, the food was ok, we had... More

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Lancaster
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I get to the Rutland area at least once a year and try never to miss stopping at the Palms for dinner. Great Italian food, lots of variety on the menu from classic Italian dishes to steaks and seafood. I love the lasagna!

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Spring, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Quaint restaurant with exceptional food. Had a wonderful meal. Quite enjoyable evening while visiting.

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Middlebury, Vermont
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Recently my husband and I ate at The Palms Restaurant twice for retirement parties and both times we were pleased with the delicious food, service and atmosphere. Our drinks were refreshed constantly and the food was served with grace and pleasantness that made everyone comfortable at all the tables. Before dinner we were able to mingle and walk around our... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We went into here with some trepidation. As a pair of lost and hungry Englishmen in a small town in vermont, this place wasn't inviting from the roadside ,but we were tired and needed to eat. Inside, our spirits were raised. The service was outstanding. The waitress who showed us to the table took the time to explain some of... More

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We have just come back from a trip to VT and NY this stop was on the first night of our trip. one can not say enough praise for the service and the food. I had the pasta with meatballs and another member of out party had the fettuccine Alfredo neither one of us could finish. while the others shared... More

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Akron, OH
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100 reviews 100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We were told that this restaurant has been in the same family for many years. To do that, you have to be doing something right. We decided it was the service and food. We didn't have reservations but they were nice enough to find a table for us. My husband had the spaghetti with meatballs and a sausage link. He... More

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Rutland, Vermont, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you love Italian food than this is the place to go. This restaurant has been a fixture in Rutland for many, many years. The same family has owned it since it opened. I believe it is the fourth or fifth generation now there. The pizza is so great and the perfect item to start your meal. The salad is... More

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