Our Story
The concept of IL Pallino was born by combining the hobbies I’m most passsionate about, Food, Entertaining, and Bocce!

Food and entertaining has been a passion of mine since I was first able to cook. I strived to make my guests happy whether it be a small gathering with the family and friends on a Sunday afternoon or a party with 100 people at the house celebrating a monumental occasion. I loved making everyone happy, paying attention to what each guest likes or dietary restrictions and accommodating them by creating dishes based on their specific likes and needs. As early as two years old I would be upset if mom and dad weren’t having company over that weekend. This evolved as I grew older and unfortunately wider! This passion traveled with me during my career in the logistics industry. By default I planned all of the events for our company. Many clients often wanted to hire me for their personal parties and so I did some if feasible. I always dreamt from a young age that I would open a restaurant of my own.

When I started playing bocce in a league, I was immediately hooked. Every season would end in the early fall and I hated the long wait until the next season would start in May. I felt I couldn’t be the only person feeling this way. With the popularity of the “eatertainment” concept on the rise I began my search for a venue capable of bringing Bocce indoors and still have a large space for dining.

Hence IL Pallino, an “eatertainment” venue with indoor bocce courts in the beautiful bar and lounge area, and 75 seat casual dining room with a FUN Italian food menu. Of course private parties too!

Michael Lombardi
IL Pallino

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4916 Arthur Kill Rd.
Staten Island, NY 10309

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