The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:
Good not great.
I would call my experience decent. It wasn’t bad enough to categorize it as waste of ingredients, but it wasn’t good and I don’t plan on going back.
The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:
I was invited to Palio d’Asti for a work lunch and didn’t have any expectations about the food. I have never been drawn to this restaurant, but I have also never heard anything positive or negative about it. The service was good, our waiter was attentive and made sure our meal was going along well. The location isn’t great if you are driving since there isn’t much in the way of parking. There are a lot of pricey garages around, but the crowd tends to be business people walking from work. We arrived for lunch with a reservation and were seated right away. Their lunch menu does vary so maybe you’ll have better luck 🙂
Lunch: Mon – Fri 11:30am – 4pm
Happy Hour: Mon – Fri 4pm – 7pm
Dinner: Mon – Sat 5:30pm – 9pm
Closed on Sunday
What I ate/drank:
- Luigi’s Margarita ($10)
- Burrata ($15)
- Fettucini Cinghiale ($20)
Honestly, this was the worst margarita I’ve ever had. It was so strong and it wasn’t tasty. I didn’t think a margarita could be this bad, but I was proven wrong.
The burrata itself was ok; the flavor wasn’t anything special, but it was fine. The bread that they served it with was not great, it was cold and not worth the calories. I especially didn’t love the roasted grapes and balsamic dressing – it was all too sweet. I ended up just eating the cheese by itself.
This was definitely the best part of the meal. I didn’t like that the fettucini stuck together and it was kind of mushy, but the flavor was good.