San Francisco Celebrates Valentine’s Day Dinner Italian Style at Palio d’Asti

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Romantic Downtown Favorite Offers White Linen Tablecloth Service and European Ambiance

San Franciscans love good Italian food and love is what it’s all about at Palio d’Asti ( this Valentine’s Day. The restaurant (voted one of the best San Francisco Italian restaurants in the Bay Area by SFGate readers and an Open Table Diners Choice winner) is hosting a prix fixe dinner on Thursday, February 14 with seatings from 5:30-9pm. Located in San Francisco’s downtown financial district, Palio’s Michelin rated comfortable ambiance, its cozy white tablecloth tables and booths , inventive cocktails and its Wine Spectator award winning list are sure to appeal to lovers from all over the Bay Area.    

For $75 per person, hungry lovebirds can enjoy a 4 course dinner with several choices of Italian favorites that combine traditional preparation with local and organic ingredients including starters such as 4 Raw Oysters on the Half Shell with Balsamic Geleé and Primi “first courses” featuring Linguini Tossed with Guianciale, Cracked Black Pepper and Uni and Wild Mushroom Risotto. Enticing Entrées offer a veritable culinary tour of Italy with a choice of Langostino Poached Lobster in Cardamom Broth with Clams and Mussels; Wild Boar Medallions Roasted in the Wood Oven; and Palio’s Vegetarian Cassoulet featuring Root Vegetables and Cannellini Beans Baked with Black Truffles.

“Wine pairings will be available for $50 per person or guests can choose by the glass or bottle options,” said owner and Maitre d’Hotel Martino Di Grande. “Plus nothing says amore better than sharing our dessert choices including Panna Cotta Custard with Candied Rose Petals; Dark Chocolate Torta with Hazelnut Dulce de Leche Sauce; and our exotic Persimmon Soup with Clove, Peppercorns and Shortbread Croutons.

To make reservations, call (415) 658-9295 or reserve online at

About the company:
Palio D’Asti is located at 640 Sacramento Street between Kearny and Montgomery in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district, convenient to Moscone Center and major hotels. Open for a la carte lunch Monday- Friday, Palio offers a prix fixe dinner Monday- Saturday, full bar, private dining rooms and free validated parking. Reservations are available online at or by calling (415) 395-9800.

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