500 Parnassus Ave. (map)

San Francisco, CA 94143

M–Th 6:30 am–6:00 pm | F 6:30 am–4:00 pm

Tel: (415) 362-6900 or (415) 681-9925

With plenty of seating, free wifi, and fabulous fresh healthy food,
Palio Cafè is the ideal place for a breakfast or lunch meeting with friends or colleagues.

Relax with a good book, play on your phone,  get away from the office and get some work done.  NO eating at your desk, or waiting in a long line, unwind at lunch. As they say in Italian, “Riposare”. We recommend you place your breakfast orders before 3 pm the previous work day, and your lunch orders before 5 pm.

We accept all major credit cards. Gift Cards Available.

 

We specialize in catering your office meetings.  Trays of food for early morning continental breakfast or luncheon meetings from the board room to the training seminar are attractively packaged so they can be placed directly on the table. We also offer festive box lunches for the working lunch or the meeting on-the-run. Traditional Northern Italian hot pasta entrees are delivered right from our oven to your conference room. At Palio Cafè we are dedicated to the preparation of tasty food using natural, fresh and often organic ingredients, and for the most part healthy and low-fat.

The Italian word for sandwich is panino, which derives from pane (bread). The importance of bread in the preparation of a panino is paramount to its taste. But what really makes the difference in our panini is that most of our panini ingredients are made fresh from scratch in our own kitchen every morning. Our panini are offered whole or half.

Palio Cafè is named for the bareback horse race “Il Palio” held annually since the thirteenth century to celebrate the harvest in Sienna, Italy.

Weekly Specials

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This Week’s Specials

  • JANUARY 14th-18th

    Panino Speciale
    (Chef's Selection of The Week Vegetarian)

    QUESO PICANTE: GOAT CHEESE, CUCUMBERS, TOMATOES, GRILLED ONION WITH CHIPOTLE PESTO ON FOCACCIA

    San Rocco
    (Butcher's Choice Of The Week)

    N/A

    Insalata Della Settimana
    (Italian Speciality Salad Of The Week)

    TOASTED ORZO PASTA,CUCUMBER,CHERRY TOMATOES,MOZZARELLA CHEESE FRESH BASIL AND LEMON VINAIGRETTE

    Zuppa

    Monday: POTATO CARROT WITH DASH OF ROSEMARY AND THYME
    Tuesday: KALE AND CANNELLINI BEANS
    Wednesday: CHICKEN RICE
    Thursday: BROCCOLI & CHEESE TORTELLINI
    Friday: CHEF SURPRISE

    Insalata Del Giorno

    Monday: JAPANESE EGGPLANT, ROASTED ZUCCHINI, FETA CHEESE WITH FARFALLE PASTA AND GREEK DRESSING
    Tuesday: JAPANESE EGGPLANT, ROASTED ZUCCHINI, FETA CHEESE WITH FARFALLE PASTA AND GREEK DRESSING
    Wednesday: MIXED GRILLED MUSHROOMS, ROASTED PEPPERS, GREEN BEANS, WITH GEMELLI PASTA AND RED WINE VINAIGRETTE
    Thursday: MIXED GRILLED MUSHROOMS, ROASTED PEPPERS, GREEN BEANS, WITH GEMELLI PASTA AND RED WINE VINAIGRETTE
    Friday: CHEF SURPRISE

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Next Week’s Specials

  • JANUARY 21st-25th

    San Rocco
    (Butcher's Choice Of The Week)

    TUNA MELT: TUNA WITH BACON, MOZZARELLA CHEESE, TOMATOES ON WHOLE WHEAT

    Insalata Della Settimana
    (Italian Speciality Salad Of The Week)

    RICE SALAD,WITH CUCUMBERS ,TOMATOES,RED ONIONS, PEPPER JACK CHEESE & CILANTRO DRESSING

    Zuppa

    Monday: CLOSED FOR MLK DAY
    Tuesday: ROASTED CAULIFLOWER WITH CHUNKY ROASTED CARROTS
    Wednesday: CHICKEN WITH QUINOA
    Thursday: ZUCCHINI SPINACH
    Friday: FRI- CHEF'S SURPRISE

    Insalata Del Giorno

    Monday: CLOSED FOR MLK DAY
    Tuesday: ARTICHOKES HEARTS,SUN-DRIED TOMATOES, AND CHEESE TORTELLINI, WITH ITALIAN DRESSING
    Wednesday: COLESLAW ( RED AND GREEN CABBAGE WITH SHREDDED CARROTS), GRILLED APPLES AND CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE
    Thursday: COLESLAW ( RED AND GREEN CABBAGE WITH SHREDDED CARROTS), GRILLED APPLES AND CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE
    Friday: FRI- CHEF'S SURPRISE