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

  • SEPTEMBER 17th-21st

    San Rocco
    (Butcher's Choice Of The Week)

    CHICKEN CAPRESE: GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST, MOZZARELLA FRESCA,T OMATOES, BASIL WITH BASIL PESTO ON FOCCACIA

    Insalata Della Settimana
    (Italian Speciality Salad Of The Week)

    MIX ROASTED BEETS, FRESH ORANGES, AND ARUGULA WITH ORANGE DRESSING

    Zuppa

    Monday: SWEET POTATO WITH BACON
    Tuesday: ROASTED CAULIFLOWER WITH CHUNKY ROASTED CARROTS
    Wednesday: POTATO CHICKEN WITH MUSHROOMS
    Thursday: MANHATTEN CLAM CHOWDER
    Friday: FRI- CHEF'S SURPRISE

    Insalata Del Giorno

    Monday: SHAVED RED AND GREEN CABBAGE, SHAVED CARROTS, DRIED APRICOTS, AND PECANS WITH WHITE BALSAMIC DRESSING
    Tuesday: ROASTED SWEET POTATO, GREEN BEANS, SLICED ALMONDS ,AND TRI-COLOR FUSILI PASTA WITH CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE
    Wednesday: RED POTATO EGG SALAD WITH GRILLED ASPARAGUS
    Thursday: BROCCOLI, SUN-DRIED TOMATOES, SLICED ALMONDS WITH CONCHIGLIE PASTA AND ITALIAN DRESSING
    Friday: FRI- CHEF'S SURPRISE

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Next Week’s Specials

  • SEPTEMBER 24th- 28th.

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

    GRILLED ASPARAGUS, GRILLED ZUCCHINI, GOAT CHEESE , GRILLED ONIONS, CHIPOTLE PESTO IN A PIADINA (FLAT BREAD)

    Insalata Della Settimana
    (Italian Speciality Salad Of The Week)

    ROASTED CORN, CUCUMBERS, CHERRY TOMATOES, SCALLIONS, MOZZARELLA CHEESE WITH SHERRY SHALLOT VINAIGRETTE

    Zuppa

    Monday: CANNELINI BEANS WITH VEGGIES
    Tuesday: ZUCCHINI ROASTED PEPPERS
    Wednesday: TOMATO CHICKEN WITH BASIL
    Thursday: CREAM OF SPINACH WITH CHEESE TORTELLINI
    Friday: CHEFS SURPRISE

    Insalata Del Giorno

    Monday: MARINATED ARTICHOKE HEARTS, BABY SPINACH, TOMATOES, WITH TORTELLINI PASTA AND CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE
    Tuesday: ROASTED MUSHROOMS, GRILLED PEPPERS WITH TRI-COLOR FUSILLI PASTA AND PESTO DRESSING
    Wednesday: ROASTED EGGPLANT, ROASTED ZUCCHINI, ROASTED MUSHROOMS WITH FARFALLE PASTA AND BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE
    Thursday: GRILLED SALMON CUCUMBERS, CAPERS, RED ONIONS, AND FARFALLE PASTA WITH LEMON DRESSING
    Friday: CHEFS SURPRISE