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“BEWARE OF THE BILL”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Palio 2 - CLOSED

Il Palio 2
Price range: US$4 - US$51
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“BEWARE OF THE BILL”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Food is expensive and of only average quality although portions are large. My bill was full of errors - wrong prices for dishes, wrong price for wine and added up incorrectly. ALL ERRORS IN FAVOUR OF THE HOUSE!EXPENSIVE AND DODGY SEEMS A FAIR SUMMARY.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank foodbuff12
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Meal.”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

We had a very nice meal. Efficient service and we enjoyed excellent, tasty Italian food. It was nice to see several vegetarian options on the menu which were not pizza based.

The one disappointment was the desert my partner ordered which was a pre made ice cream desert. This was not very nice, however the "home made" dessert I had was lovely. I therefore would recommend you go for one of the home made deserts.

One other observation was that the meal was a bit pricey. This could be due to the area though.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank rtl2
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pretty Dire”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

I dont normally write reviews for restaurants, especially negative ones, but felt compelled to say a few words about Il Palio 2 after our visit there last Friday - especially having read the positive reviews on this site. Having had a bad journey down to the New Forest we arrived later than planned at 8.45pm after calling ahead to let them know. Our greeting was mainly to inform us that the chef's last orders were at 9pm - we found this a bit strange for a Friday night, but we were told he's been here since 9am so he wanted to get off. We quickly scoured the menu and ordered a bottle of house wine - no go I'm afraid as all their wine is shipped in from Italy - not sure how this was a reason for lack of stock but there you go. Next I went for the draught beer - none available - and so it went on until we found something they had. We decided to go for the simple approach on the food and ordered garlic bread, pizza for the kids and pasta. Unfortunately the bread and pizza were undercooked; the base of the pizzas had that moist bread dough appearance you get before you put it in the oven. The pasta was plentiful but I could have done better on a Tuesday night with a jar of sauce from the local supermarket! We paid the £75 bill and made a quick getaway - not the best of nights. Certainly will be giving it a wide berth in the future.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Sally D
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Pizza!”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

This was our first visit to Il Palio 2 after having read some poor reviews.
All we can say is that our visit was great. The food was lovely, the staff very friendly and service fantastic. Try it for yourself, we'd go back.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Donna F
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Evening meal with family”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Yet again wonderful meal had. Lovely to see that my favourite dish had been added to menu after my last visit 4 years ago! Staff friendly and restaurant very busy as usual. Keep up the good work Il Palio 2!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Maximilian_1979
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