Historians agree that Western civilization reached its apex in Italy—either during the Renaissance or with the creation of the pizza. Feast on Italian genius with today’s Groupon to Palio’s Pizza Cafe. Choose between the following options:
• For $5, you get $10 worth of Italian dinner fare, valid after 5 p.m. daily.
• For $5, you get $10 worth of Italian lunch fare, valid from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Palio’s artisans of circular delight use fresh ingredients to produce a menu of gourmet pizzas founded on dough made from scratch. In addition to preconcocted pies ($8.99–$17.99), Palio's offers build-your-own roundies ($6.19–$11.99) that can be conjured via subtle sorcery with creative toppings including sausage, pepperoni, baby spinach, cashews, and feta cheese ($0.80–$1.40 each).
If fare modeled after manhole covers doesn't appeal to you, Palio’s offers plenty of other homemade Italian treats. Try a pasta dish smothered in succulent homemade sauce, such as the baked ziti with marinara or meat sauce ($7.99). Salads, such as the caesar ($3.49), roasted chicken ($5.99), and more, explode with color and farm-fresh produce. Patrons can enjoy their frisbees indoors or take them outside to consume under Apollo’s jealous stare.
Palio’s Pizza Cafe
From the tomato-red columns running along the wall to the fresh green basil that garnishes dishes on its tables, the dining room at Palio’s Pizza Cafe bursts with color. Roma tomatoes, red peppers, and spicy, house-made red sauce paint thin, crisp pizza crusts. Farm-fresh salads host a kaleidoscope of colorful toppings, such as the Nutty Hawaiian's cashews, pineapples, and cranberries. By the entrance, the mural of a flamenco dancer brandishes a wine bottle like those used by waiters to pour out reds and whites. Above her head, the word Palio's unfurls like an artist's signature on canvas, lending a name to the colorful culinary scene.
Palio's chefs aim to make their dishes as healthful as they are vibrant. They craft crusts with whole-wheat or gluten-free dough upon request, and blend only fresh ingredients and locally sourced magic beans into their house-made pasta sauce.