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

  • DECEMBER 17th-21st

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

    SAN SECONDO: SPINACH, MOZZARELLA CHEESE, MASCARPONE, ROASTED PEPPERS ON WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

    Insalata Della Settimana
    (Italian Speciality Salad Of The Week)

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

    Zuppa

    Monday: TOMATO VEGETABLE
    Tuesday: BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH GRILLED CORN
    Wednesday: CHICKEN BARLEY WITH VEGETABLES
    Thursday: CARROT SPINACH
    Friday: CHEF'S SURPRISE

    Insalata Del Giorno

    Monday: ROASTED CAULIFLOWER, & GRILLED CARROTS, CONCHIGLIE PASTA, WITH RED WINE VINAIGRETTE
    Tuesday: ROASTED CAULIFLOWER, & GRILLED CARROTS, CONCHIGLIE PASTA, WITH RED WINE VINAIGRETTE
    Wednesday: MARINATED ARTICHOKES, SUN- DRIED TOMATOES ROASTED ZUCCHINI WITH GREEK DRESSING
    Thursday: MARINATED ARTICHOKES, SUN- DRIED TOMATOES ROASTED ZUCCHINI WITH GREEK DRESSING
    Friday: CHEF'S SURPRISE

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Next Week’s Specials

  • JANUARY 2nd-4th

    Insalata Della Settimana
    (Italian Speciality Salad Of The Week)

    BROCCOLI, CAULIFLOWER, TOASTED ALMONDS, WITH BABY SPINACH AND RED WINE VINAIGRETTE

    Zuppa

    Monday: CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS
    Tuesday: CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS
    Wednesday: PUMPKIN WITH FENNEL SAUSAGE OR SWEET POTATO CORN CHOWDER
    Thursday: POTATO, CHICKEN, AND MUSHROOM

    Insalata Del Giorno

    Monday: CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS
    Tuesday: CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS
    Wednesday: TOMATOES, CUCUMBERS, RED ONION, MOZZARELLA CHEESE WITH COUS-COUS AND LEMON VINAIGRETTE
    Thursday: TOMATOES, CUCUMBERS, RED ONION, MOZZARELLA CHEESE WITH COUS-COUS AND LEMON VINAIGRETTE
    Friday: TOMATOES, CUCUMBERS, RED ONION, MOZZARELLA CHEESE WITH COUS-COUS AND LEMON VINAIGRETTE