Introducing Palio Grand Rapids!

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VIP PARTY April 18, 2017

You are invited! Palio in Grand Rapids is set to host the VIP Grand Opening Celebration on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The Grand Opening VIP Party will serve dinner from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. and advanced reservations are required.  Guests can enjoy food and drinks from the new menu, all inclusive.  Reservations can be made by calling the Mainstreet Ventures’ Guest Services team at (888) 456-3463 and the cost is $125 per person.  Proceeds from the event to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan.

Starting Wednesday, April 19 and running through Sunday, April 23, 2017, Palio will be open to the public for dinner only from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tickets and reservations are not required.

Starting Monday, April 24, 2017, Palio in Grand Rapids starts their normal business hours of operation and lunch and dinner will be served!

Regular Hours of Operation are:

Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.  – 12 a.m.

Sunday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

JOBS!!!  Interested in working for us?

We are part of the Mainstreet Ventures family of distinctive eateries. We have locations across the US and are always looking for great people.  We strive to be the very best and to exceed our guests’ expectations so we look for the very best employees with a real commitment to the highest standards.  The type of job positions we periodically hire for at this location and our other MSV restaurants include: Restaurant Manager, Kitchen Manager, Supervisor, Server, Bus Person, Cook, Pantry, Host, and General Utility.  We offer competitive pay, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, generous dining discounts, 401K, and medical/dental for salaried employees.

If you are interested in applying, please email your resume to

On-site interviews are being conducted now!

Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday (By Appointment Only)

Complete this application on-site or bring it with you to the interview.

General Manager: Blake Murray

Palio Grand Rapids

545 Michigan Street NE, STE 102

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Thank you for your interest!

About Us!

Michael C Gibbons, President and CEO of Mainstreet Ventures, Inc. announced in February of 2017 the opening of a new Italian restaurant called Palio in Grand Rapids, Mich. The restaurant is located at 545 Michigan St NE in the space formerly occupied by El Barrio.

The Palio, our namesake, is a celebrated Italian horserace that runs through Siena, Italy twice each year and is the inspiration for our robust food and spirits.  Palio is not just a restaurant, it’s a way of life! Palio is bold, vibrant, and embodies the spirit of The Palio di Siena horse race. It is full of life, emotions and energy.  The competitive nature of The Palio is emboldened in the spirit of our staff in their quest to be the best at creating a memorable dining experience for each of our guests. The flags strewn throughout the restaurant represent different contradas or neighborhoods in Italy and remind us of the lively and convivial cultural influences that come together in a festival of fun, food, and friendship.

Palio in Grand Rapids is designed with an intensity that is as wild and colorful as the horse race itself.  Vivid red and yellow accents accentuate the animated style, while cool white marbled bar tops and warm wooden tabletops with black clothed booth seating combine for a vivacious aesthetic.  The restaurant seats over 150 guests inside and the outdoor patio seats up to 50.  During the warmer months, three large garage-doors open the front of the restaurant to the outdoors.  Palio is open for both lunch and dinner, and features a happy hour with food and drink specials. Palio is a perfect gathering place welcoming guests into our spirited and distinctive eatery.

The menu is also bold, vibrant and full of character with a profusion of flavors in our chef-inspired cuisine.  Palio features authentic Tuscan-style cuisine that includes large pizzas made from our industrial gas fired stone pizza oven, bolognese, carbonara, lasagna, and many other re-invented classics prepared with freshly cut herbs from Palio’s own in-house herb garden. The wine and beverage list includes craft beer, unique hand-crafted cocktails and extensive wine and grappa lists.

The original Palio Ristorante in Ann Arbor, Michigan, founded in 1991, includes a record of the Palio di Siena horserace winners on a mural along the back dining room wall.  As a Mainstreet Ventures’ (MSV) restaurant, Palio adheres to a standard of excellence to deliver quality, consistency and enjoyment of each guest’s dining experience.  Each MSV location prepares food from all scratch kitchens and each head chef offers creative features with a focus on seasonal, local produce.  Our mission is to consistently exceed our guest’s expectations by providing memorable dining experiences in each of our creative and distinctive restaurants.

“gli italiani cucinano come fanno l’amore…con passione e senza regole!”