GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - They may serve Italian food, but it's a place unlike most classic Italian restaurants.
Palio opened their doors in late April of 2017. They've been serving up Tuscan cuisine with a modern and fresh take.
"We have an amazing array of dishes," says Blake Murray, General Manager. "We're based on a classic Tuscan cuisine with kind of a different take to it as well."
The atmosphere of the restaurant has the same modern feel as the menu. You'll find bold decor on the walls celebrating a timeless tradition in Italy.
"Palio's named after a famous horse race in Siena, Italy, run twice a year by 17 different districts," says Murray. "They run ten horses at a time and it's just a very exciting festival that the whole city really looks forward to the entire year."
Another tradition from Italy is the hand-crafted Italian pizza oven that cooks pizzas in a matter of minutes.
"The wood fired pizzas are amazing and you can't get enough of them," says a diner.
Another color that splashes the walls: green. Fresh herbs sit on the window sills and are cut fresh daily for dishes.
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