We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Palermo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
9632 Emerald Oak Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95624-2258
+1 916-686-1582
Website
Today
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 63: English reviews
Elk Grove, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

Helpful?
Thank lawrencem954
Wilton
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

Helpful?
Thank Y173KJanthonyc
Elk Grove, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

Helpful?
Thank Christine F
Sacramento
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Ronda M
Elk Grove, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Helpful?
Thank CarolMcE
Elk Grove, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

Helpful?
Thank Jay H
Elk Grove, California
Level Contributor
91 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

A family run business, family serves you, very nice atmosphere. We have gone there 4-5 times. We have gotten great service, great meals/ bad service and OK meals. The prices are for someplace in downtown or SF. Bread is fresh, food made local. It just depends on when you go. Go try it, its a night out, right?

Helpful?
Thank david k
Elk Grove, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Poor execution. The food was under-seasoned and the service was slow. Everyone in our party was disappointed.

Helpful?
Thank brockandlinda
Elk Grove, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Wonderful Old World Italian Restaurant, greeting by the Host with a hiss on the hand of the lady guest. Mamma waits tables, busses and delivers a free taste of old Italy. A full menu, full bar and great wine list. It is also a great place to dine with friends.

Helpful?
Thank GeorgeAlbertH
Elk Grove
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

My wife and I have eaten here several times. It's one of the few fine dining restaurants in Elk Grove. It's a great departure from the typical chain restaurants. The prices are reasonable, if not cheap. My personal favorite is the linguine with prawns, but everything we have had has been great.

Helpful?
Thank Mark S

Travellers who viewed Palermo also viewed

 
Elk Grove, CA
 

Been to Palermo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9632 Emerald Oak Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95624-2258
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Elk Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 916-686-1582
Description
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!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Palermo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?