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Palermo's

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1800 East 2nd Street, Kettering, OH 45401
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Cleveland
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family visited Palermo's while visiting our son. We arrived around 6pm on Saturday and were seated right away. The place is smaller with about 12-15 tables and a bar. The menu is pretty much limited to Italian and seafood selections. We stopped for a light dinner, so two of us ordered a Calzone and Stuffed Roll, which were both... More 

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to try this place out because I'm not a fan of Bravos or Olive Garden I like more mom and pop type of Italian food. We went on a rainy Saturday night and were blown away how good it was! We got an Italian sausage and meatball appetizer to start off with which was wonderful then a salad... More 

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Thank Kimval78
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

The food is very good. High quality. Typical large portions for an Italian restaurant and they will split meals upon request. Good range of options and a kid-friendly menu. The atmosphere is nice and clean. Formal enough for a date night, but not so formal a family would feel uncomfortable taking their kids for a nice dinner out. The staff... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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313 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

Don't be put off by the location, this is a pretty good place to eat. The food was good. While I can't rave about it, I would say I will go back. I had the Gnocchi and would get it again. The pizzas looked good too, but I did not try it. They had a good crowd, so it appears... More 

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Honomu, Hawaii
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Following a local news review, we stopped by for dinner one night. The pizza crust is perfect: Thin, crisp on the bottom, chewy in the middle, and the crust a Goldilocks' "Just Right", not too big, not too small. The cheeses were tasty, but far too much. Next time I'll ask for ½ or ⅓ the amount of cheese. My... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

Capri veal - excellent, best ever, great patio, loved the brushetta -can't wait to sit on the patio this summer

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Thank Bill T
Centerville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

Tis a bright sunny afternoon with the temperature approaching 47 degrees, and the abundant snow is everywhere. Had it not been the weekend, I would be skiing. Palermo's is a real Italian Mom and Pop cuisine, and several Italian fans have found this little gem. Palermo's does remind us of some pizzeria cuisine in Italy. Challenge the chef to order... More 

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11 Thank SavantIII_11
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

The food is excellent and so is the service. I have been here several times and have never been disappointed. The chicken piccata is my favorite, but I have never had a bad meal here. I loved their garlic rolls and recently I tried their pizza and it is delicious. I will be back to try their other speciality pizzas.

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2 Thank Suittsrus
Bismarck, Arkansas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

I would pass this place right on by. The food is mediocre at best! Salmon wasn't salmon at all but thinly sliced like lox. The salads use iceberg lettuce and the pasta sauce has no flavor. I also learned that there's not a real Italian in the lot. How in the world can you put out good Italian food if... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

We love to go for lunch on Saturdays. It's a very quite time and we can have a relaxing girls lunch of salad and pizza. Warm and friendly staff with great food! What could be better?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 East 2nd Street, Kettering, OH 45401
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Kettering

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?