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9632 Emerald Oak Dr, Elk Grove, CA
+1 916-686-1582
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We shared the lasagna! It is huge and delicious! The tiramisu was one of the best we have had! Our waitress was very attentive ! Great dinner🍷

Thank Mary B
Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Palermo used to be located on University Avenue in Palo Alto. It has now moved to a strip mall in Elk Grove. Don't let the location fool you, this place has great food and service. The couple that own it are genuine and are obviously adored by their clientele. He cooks, she is the hostess. Oh, and they have been... More 

Thank Judi M
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23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has always been quirky, but our recent Valentine's Day visit for dinner was a disappointment. Service was poor (server was very slow, lost our order, etc.) and the food was barely warm, which caused the crab ravioli sauce (usually tasty beyond words) to have an unappealing congealed appearance. We're hoping that it was just the special occasion that... More 

Thank Alex B
Giovanni T, Owner at Palermo, responded to this review

Ciao Alex...Appreciate your feedback and apologize for your unfortunate experience. Valentine's Day is one of the busiest, if not the busiest, night for our entire year. We do our best to accommodate everyone on these busy nights but it can be tough when you have a small staff. I can assure you we have not "gone downhill" by any means.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This family run restaurant reflects their love of preparing excellent food for dinner guests. They made sure everything we ordered was just right.

Thank Nina D
Elk Grove, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Family owned and run, it shows in their dishes and service. What they lack in ambience they make up with there dedication to making sure you are pleased.

Thank lawrencem954
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

It is different kinda of food to me. Perhaps, it would be referred to as gourmet or fancy, I don't know. It was good and it is a romantic place, I think. It is a very nice experience.

Thank Y173KJanthonyc
Elk Grove, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We have visited Palermo on many, many occasions. We especially love the bar which is very cozy and has a romantic ambience. The house salad is wonderful with slices of orange and fresh tomatoes- very refreshing! The lasagna is some of the best you'll have and it's the biggest piece of Lasagne I have ever seen in my life!! We... More 

Thank Christine F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Lovely, family owned. They care about what is served, how their patrons value their experience. Good food. Atmosphere is a bit sterile. Location is good but in strip mall makes it seem stark & bland. You won't be disappointed though.

Thank Ronda M
Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The owner is always there to greet patrons, kiss the ladies' hands, and knows my name. The menu is the same and quality usually consistent.

Thank CarolMcE
Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Palermo's has become our go-to place for birthdays, anniversaries, and whenever we decide to treat ourselves to fine, authentic Italian meals. The chef is superb, the dining room staff excellent, but most importantly, the food is reminds me of my youth when I traveled Italy by car. Highly recommended.

Thank Jay H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9632 Emerald Oak Dr, Elk Grove, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Elk Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 916-686-1582
Palermo Ristorante Italiano, located in Elk Grove, California, is a family owned and operated business. We offer an exquisite menu, daily specials, delicious wines, and a full bar and lounge. Come in and join us for an authentic Italian dinner tonight. Buon Appetito!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?