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“attentive service, great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Palio

Palio
Ranked #18 of 68 Restaurants in Rio Grande
Price range: $20 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Indulge yourself with superior service and exquisite cuisine in our Italian restaurant. Palio combines an intimate atmosphere within an elegant setting for an unforgettable experience.
Park Ridge, IL
Level Contributor
185 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“attentive service, great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

The waiter was extremely nice and attentive as was the hostess. The server explained that there were no specials because the menu was new, and the chef was perfecting the dishes on the menu. The four of us were well pleased with our entrees, and the cocktails were delicioius as well.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Susan P
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent service & amazing food!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had a late reservation and the entire staff was extremely welcoming and accommodating. We never had to ask for a thing because the wait staff anticipated our every need.

Our head waiter, Hector, was extremely knowledgeable and provided great recommendations. His supporting staff added to our wonderful experience.

When our food arrived we were blown away by the creativity of the dishes and eclectic twist on traditional menu items; each bite being better than the last!

Chef Catala provided an amazing culinary experience for us and we WILL be back! I highly recommend Palio for any occasion!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Justine A
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plano, tx
Level Contributor
68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Delicious and Fresh”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

I enjoyed the flatbread pizza, bruschetta, and pasta with shrimp. Very good. Good service. A bit pricy but not unexpected given the restaurant is on the resort property.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank leavingonajetplane40
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Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
1 review
“Dinner at Palio at Rio Mar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

Had a wonderful dinner at Palio in The Wyndham Grand in Rio Grande, PR. I would love to have them put the dessert Fragole back on the menu. Wonderful carmel basket with vanilla ice cream and macerated strawberries. That would complete a perfect meal that we were so well served.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Judith M
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Two meals - one good, one not”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

We ate at Palio twice during our February 2014 stay at the Wyndham.
The first dinner was for a large group of 20 people. Although the service was slow (2 1/2 hour dinner), there were many excellent items. The salads were fresh and delicious, the tomato soup tasty if mundane, and the steak was excellent--tender and perfectly cooked.
The yukon gold mashed potatoes were a little gluey. Dessert also excellent.

The 2nd dinner was poor. After waiting for our appetizers for 50 minutes, they brought us our entrees. We explained we hadn't been served our salads yet. They took the entrees back, but it took them 15 minutes more to bring the salads. The salads were excellent.
When they brought the entrees back, they clearly were the same ones that had been brought to us earlier and left under a warmer. Our pasta bolognese had dried out areas where the pasta had sat under the warmer for too long. The gnocchi dish had a partially blackened cheese topping, and the bottom of the gnocchi were burnt.
The dish, which was billed as gnocchi primavera, was supposed to have many vegetables such as peas and asparagus. Instead there were leaden, partially burned gnocchi with a few mushrooms and carrot bits, drowning in a cheesy, oily topping. See the unappetizing picture below. Overall a very disappointing meal on our last night at this resort. Not worth the cost at all.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Docsbk
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