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A patio (/ˈpætioʊ/,[1] from Spanish: patio [ˈpatjo]; "courtyard", "forecourt", "yard", "little garden") is an outdoor space generally used for dining or recreation that adjoins a structure and is typically paved.[2] In Australia the term is expanded to include roofed structures such as a veranda, which provides protection from sun and rain.[3]


Patios are most commonly paved with concrete or stone slabs (also known as paving flags). They can also be created using bricks, block paving, tiles, cobbles,[4] or gravel. Other kinds of patio materials these days include alumawood, aluminum, acrylic, and glass.

Patio is also a general term used for outdoor seating at restaurants, especially in Canadian English. While common in Europe even before 1900, eating outdoors at restaurants in North America was exotic until the 1940s. The Hotel St. Moritz in New York in the 1950s advertised itself as having the first true continental cafe with outdoor seating. The Toronto Star welcomed that city's first patio in the 1960s. In the United States, having a warmer and sunnier climate than Northern Europe, outdoor dining grew rapidly in the 1960s and today is a popular dining experience in the warmer parts of the mainland.[5]

If you want to try a real authentic Austin tex-Mex restaurant, el patio is the place to go. The portions are huge, the tasty margaritas have a kick, and you couldn't ask for a friendlier staff. This is my go-to spot whenever I visit Austin. Hook Em horns!

The patio from the castle at Vélez Blanco, near Almeria, is a jewel of early sixteenth-century Spanish architecture. Its structure reflects the Spanish taste of its architect in the asymmetrical layout, Gothic gargoyles, flat-timbered ceilings, and low, segmental arches. Carvers from northern Italy executed the decorative Renaissance details. A sumptuous array of fanciful flora and fauna appears on the spandrels and intrados of the arches, the piers of the balustrade, and the doors and windows. Though elaborate, the motifs preserve the clarity of form, the naturalism, and the three-dimensional quality that were characteristic of the early Italian Renaissance and proved so influential.

Graham Street Pub & Patio offers skyline views and an eclectic menu of handcrafted cocktails and bites. Graham St. Pub and Patio, just blocks from Bank of America Stadium is a neighborhood bar with inside seating, a street level patio and a rooftop that overlooks Knights Stadium and the picturesque Queen City skyline.

On May 10, 2022, the Fremont City Council approved an ordinance to allow the commercial outdoor patio areas made popular by the COVID-19 pandemic to continue operating in Fremont on a long-term basis and authorized the use of one-time funding to offset the $500 permit fee for the remainder of the calendar year. For more information, read the City Council staff report.

All business owners who wish to offer outdoor patios, including those with approved temporary patios, will be required to switch to the new permanent program by the end of 2022. The City is looking forward to continuing to work with patio operators to transition their patios into this new program.

Pam's Patio Kitchen and Wine and Beer Bar is a San Antonio Restaurant with outdoor seating serving fresh and unique salads, sandwiches, pizzas, soups, nachos, and cupcakes at lunch. Dinner is more upscale with steaks, fresh salmon and other seafood dishes, several taco and pasta dishes, and even a few Thai specialties as well. Like all of our food, our cakes and desserts are made from scratch right here in our kitchen! Outdoor patio seating under our big oak trees is wonderful at both lunch or dinner.

Skylar's Home and Patio is North County San Diego's #1 custom sectional showroom and premium outdoor patio furniture retailer. Buy in-store or Online. Shop our selection of custom sectionals and sofas, home furnishing, home and office furniture, Polywood options and outdoor patio furniture. Showroom located in Carlsbad, CA.

Shaw's was kind enough to let us reserve the side patio for my parent's surprise 30th anniversary. It was absolutely awesome. The staff were really attentive and super friendly! The atmosphere is so casual and comfortable, but they let us dress it up as we pleased. We really appreciate you guys, it made for one of the most special memories for my family...

Very good! We were looking for an outdoor patio and came upon this place. Super cool vibe and great patio area. We started with fried pickles and they were fantastic. The hubs had the trail boss burger which had a bison patty, cheese, bacon and all the fixings. He loved it. He also ordered onion rings and said they were "amazing!"

Whether you have a small or large space on the balcony or backyard, IKEA has a vast variety of patio furniture to choose from. If you have limited space, IKEA offers individual pieces of chairs that fold and stack, small tables and outdoor storage options. With large spaces, we have a variety of outdoor dining sets and sofa sets with ottomans available! Maybe even try an activity space for the whole family to dine, relax, play or cook.

Bistro Sets are perfect for a small space on your balcony or your backyard patio. A place to have a cup of coffee or tea in the morning to start your day as you watch the sun rise or at night to have a quiet evening. Go for a classic look with our wrought iron patio set with a seat cushion for comfort.

To complete your patio, think about the extra details if you want to add lights, rugs, outdoor flooring, cooking utensils and appliances or gardening. Why not create a space where you can do more with family and friends!

Patios are usually built at grade. For construction of a patio built at existing grade, a permit is not required for construction. If the lot is served by a private well and/or septic, an at-grade patio must be reviewed by the Quality and Septic Systems Program to ensure that access for septic tank maintenance is provided.

If you intend to construct a patio over 500 sq. ft., a Building Permit is required, and site plans showing the existing and proposed structure location(s), including well and/or septic (if applicable), must be submitted. Structural plans also are required.

  • Shopping for new patio furniture shouldn't be stressful! Take a look at our brand new Ultimate Patio Furniture Shopping Guide for some great pointers, and Contact Us today to find the right pieces for your patio! We're always happy to help! Our Trusted Vendors We offer the largest in-house inventory of outdoor and patio furniture in Raleigh, featuring the most trusted brands. Explore Brands Why Choose Patio Pro? The best value for high-quality furniture

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  • Contact Us Today What Our Customers Are Saying The only place in town I buy my furniture.D Amato, Patron Since 2003

  • Your delivery guys are exceptionally nice and did a super job.Patron

  • Delivery Tuesday? As in tomorrow Tuesday? I thought I would have to wait weeks!Patron

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