305 Church St.
New York, NY 10013Neighborhood:
TriBeCa - Downtown
ItalianPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.panepanelle.com/
- Phone: 2122194037
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
- Executive Chef: Paul Di Bari
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
A word from Pane Panelle
Nestled on a windowed corner in Tribeca, Pane Panelle (formally named Stuzzicheria) is a Southern Italian Focacceria, Trattoria & Bar. Serving Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Happy Hour. Our menu includes a selection of Sandwiches, Pastas and Main Dishes as well as our popular “Stuzzichini” menu - delectable small plates like Arancini (Rice Balls); Award Winning Meatballs; Prosciutto di Parma; Italian Cheeses; and Crostini. Our All Italian wine list features only Sustainably Farmed Selections and can be enjoyed while dining al fresco in warmer months on our Sidewalk Café. Executive Chef Paul Di Bari uses seasonal ingredients, both local and imported and has garnered national media praise for his passion for Italian food. Our namesake sandwich “The Pane Panelle” was voted “#2 Best Sandwich in NYC” by New York Magazine and we were recently included in the roundup of “Top Ten Sandwich Additions in NYC” by Eater.comContinued
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Pane Panelle reviews from OpenTable diners
- Reliably tasty, just the rightNds22VIPDined on 8/9/2012Reliably tasty, just the right amount of attention from the staff and a great value. This makes my short list of go-to spots in the city where I know I will always be satisfied.Special Features:
- Very friendly bar service,heathmyVIPDined on 8/7/2012Very friendly bar service, less practiced table service. Nice spot for a casual bite to eat.
- A gratuity of 20% was automaticallyOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 7/21/2012A gratuity of 20% was automatically added to our bill. It was circled, so there was no attempt to hide it, but nevertheless I felt it was improper. Perhaps they did this because the restaurant is across the street from a hotel, and our party was Asian, but we are not tourists! I don't feel this is an appropriate practice.Special Features:
- Waiting forever for foodOpenTable Diner Since 2003Dined on 7/12/2012We arrived promptly for our reservation only to wait 1 hour for our food. At least three tables came in after us one approximately 45 minutes into our wait for food and not only did the eat prior but left before we were served. The "rush" was blamed yet. Truly there was not one within 30 minutes of our wait. We only ordered pasta and the chicken. I do not understand the delay. When I was there on an evening when you were packed we had a shorter wait. I was lucky that neither I nor my friend were late getting back to work
- The people running the placeindianearthDined on 7/2/2012The people running the place seemed nice and courteous. I went there primarily for their famous vegetarian sandwich made with chick pea fritters. I found it to be bland and heavy with a doughy white bread kaiser type roll that I would never eat normally. I would have preferred a thinner, crisper bread that did not overwhelm the fritter. The food in general was heavy, cheesy and not to my taste. We probably ordered the wrong things because the pasta looked more appealing at other tables. Good strong coffee and as I said, the wait staff were pleasant so they made us not want to complain.
- Great food and the wait staffMaureenVIPDined on 6/30/2012Great food and the wait staff was really excellent. I was a great night and will Definitely go back. Great find. Want to Gi back and try their great sandwiches..Special Features:
- Everything was delicious,BrycewDined on 6/28/2012Everything was delicious, but the smoked mozzarella appetizer and the lasagna Bianca were to die for. The staff was friendly and attentive. The restaurant had a total lack of pretention that's pretty refreshing for that neighborhood.Special Features:
- Great happy hour. Great bartendermbny1818VIPDined on 6/7/2012Great happy hour. Great bartender and waitress. Delicious drinks, apps and food. Will return!Special Features:
- Not many menu items. ServiceOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 6/6/2012Not many menu items. Service adequate. NO PASTA AT AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT? What? Food good but nothing special. Won't go back.
- Highly recommended by an upperOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 5/30/2012Highly recommended by an upper west sider. It's worth the trip downtown to eat at this wonderful restaurant.Special Features:
- Save your money, don't goOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 5/18/2012Save your money, don't go there, nothing was good except for the bread....
- We arrived at 5pm and thereOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 5/12/2012We arrived at 5pm and there were only 3 tables with guests. My dinner companion asked the server to explain what several appetizers were. After explaining the ingredients of the first one, the server walked away as if she couldn't be bothered and seemed annoyed with the question. How odd since the restaurant wasn't busy.Special Features:
- Wonderful food..innovativeJasboDined on 5/11/2012Wonderful food..innovative and thoughtful presentation. Attentive service. We'll be back soon.Special Features:
- Great food, meh serviceAndyWDined on 5/2/2012First the good. The food was great. Really great. Every items was simple and clean and rich and perfect. The bad: The server was awful--forgetful and dour. And they were out of Campari (!) and the wine we selected. Made us feel overall that the situation was degrading. I hope that's not true because the kitchen deserves a better front of the house.Special Features:
- The food and service wereDonHVIPDined on 4/20/2012The food and service were quite good, as were the prices. They'd run out of a couple dishes. The seating was less than comfortable, with our table being given small metal chairs that seemed to have been made for kids. Once we were able to swap the little chairs for some adult-sized wooden ones, it was a much more comfy evening. They could use a bit of noise dampening for the space as well. But, overall this restaurant provides great value.
- The food was very good andGreatimeDined on 2/24/2012The food was very good and the wait staff was extremely attentive. Great place to go for lunch. Quiet enough to discuss business but still lively.Special Features:
- Good moderately priced ItalianOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 2/19/2012Good moderately priced Italian standards, exactly what we were looking for.
- Great breadOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 2/14/2012We read a recommendation a few weeks ago for Stuzzicheria - the name of the restaurant now seems to have been subsumed into its partner's and the 'pane' bit certainly still lives up to its name. Fabulous bread with olive oil, but unfortunately that was the highlight of the meal. A couple of the starters we ordered weren't available and the main courses were sadly cold. Service was a little chaotic, even though the restaurant wasn't full. A nice touch was a complimentary dessert to compensate for our experience. I'd love to give a more positive review, but unfortunately the night we were there, I think there were problems.
- Love it! One of my favoriteOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/20/2012Love it! One of my favorite Italian restaurants in New York City. Delicious and unassuming.
- A small place with good StuzziOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 1/15/2012A small place with good Stuzzi and not too expensive. Worth a spontaneous visit.Special Features:
- This was a very pleasant surprise.stevecorsoDined on 12/29/2011This was a very pleasant surprise. The small stuzzichini plates and the entrees were outstanding, and the service was greatSpecial Features:
- good food, nice tapas menu.mfioVIPDined on 12/27/2011good food, nice tapas menu. went with a friend had 2 bottles of wine some apps and slit an entree it was a great nigthSpecial Features:
- The melanzane e panelle sandwichOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 11/22/2011The melanzane e panelle sandwich (eggplant, chickpea, mortadella, pecorino) is really a winning combo, and I could have eaten a giant bowl of the arancini rice balls. Lunch service was just okay, though. Quick and efficient, but the server never asked us if we wanted drinks.Special Features:
- Nice place for a business lunchScottDined on 10/27/2011We came to town for a business meeting a few blocks from this location and had our pre-game at Stuzzicheria. The service was professional and attentive. We were seated at a comfortable table. The food was excellent and didn't break the bank. There was a small bar and what appeared to be a nice, mostly Italian wine list. Given the opportunity I would definitely go back to try dinner.Special Features:
- This small place rocked outOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 10/15/2011This small place rocked out a truly authentic menu. We were all impresses with the food. With a chef in our midst, we tried to sample most of the menu and could not fault any. From appetizers to dessert, the food was above par. However, the acoustics were horrible. We couldn't hold a conservation and as the bar began busier, the noise only became worse. A slighter concern was the service. Either they were hovering constantly or not around when we were ready to move on throughout our meal. A serious 5 stars for the food, 4 for the restaurant itself.Special Features:
- We had Lauren as our waitressOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 9/23/2011We had Lauren as our waitress and she was superb--knowledgeable about the menu, "top hits" per se, and enthusiastic about the new chef, Paul Di Bari, who has now turned Stuzzicheria into one of our regular neighborhood musts. The hostess even recommended us a wonderful Puglian red that topped the meal of meatballs, salted cod spread, lamb ragu (a definite specialty), the most succulent chicken under a brick, and an olive oil mashed potato that will make you forget about butter. And, the dessert! Don't go so we can always just walk in!Special Features:
- The food itself was very highOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/23/2011The food itself was very high quality, however very expensive. We ordered a ravioli to split between two people, and figured since it was $17 it would be fairly large. Out came a total of four pieces doused in oil. Delicious though it was, it was very fattening and very small and frankly I've tasted better, healthier ravioli for a much more sane price. The cheese called 'Temptation' that we ordered was nothing special but our waitress was raving about it. for $8 we got three thin slices. No sort of accompaniment. Out of 3 total dishes ordered, only 2 were ever brought to our table. Fortunately when we noticed the missing item on our bill they were kind enough to remove it, but given that there were 4 total groups here, how do you forget it?Special Features:
- place is nice, but the volumeOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/12/2011place is nice, but the volume of the food is too small...
- The food wasn't bad, but notOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/3/2011The food wasn't bad, but not spectacular. The service was quite disruptive. It seems they were trying to be attentive, but reaching around the table to fill up water glasses every three minutes is excessive and makes for an uncomfortable meal
- A nice little spot for a goodOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 8/26/2011A nice little spot for a good Italian meal. I had some delicious explant parmigana!Special Features:
- Excellent food, excellentOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/6/2011Excellent food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere. Prices are extremely reasonable. Great selection of wine, beer, and other cocktails, in addition to the food. Overall a great little restaurant that I'd love to come back to agan.Special Features:
- Caprese salad with Watermelon!OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 7/21/2011Came here for lunch with a colleague during Restaurant Week on a hot summer day. Would have loved to sit outside, but was extremely hot that day. Very relaxed atmosphere, not a lot of people (although I've seen it really busy at dinner time). There were 2 items on the menu that we were about to order that they didn't have, so had to pick somethign else instead. All dishes were yummy! What was great about the food was that it seemed simple enough, just a few main ingredients put together, but had so much great flavor. Would definitely come back. Regular menu prices are fair, don't necessarily have to come for Restaurant Week.Special Features:
- Food was great. Service wasOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 7/15/2011Food was great. Service was welcoming and attentive. Wine was a bit pricey by the glass. Beer selection was good and well priced. Outdoor seating is great for people watching.Special Features:
- took a while between courses,OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/24/2011took a while between courses, but once we had food in front of us, it was phenomenal is we expected.
- The service was very lackingClassicVIPDined on 6/12/2011The service was very lacking this time. I have been 4 or 5 times and this was the first time the service has been lacking.
- Disappointed in TriBeCaOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 5/20/2011My fiancee and I were running late so we called to see if we could adjust our reservation and they accomodated us with ease from 7:30 to 8 pm on a Friday night. Great start. Pretty much downhill from there. Appetizers were ok. Insalata Mista was too salty, cured meats and cheeses were ok. Entrees - I ordered the gnocchi/baccala which was pretty good. My fiance ordered the mozzarella di bufala ravioli. Both the gnocchi and the ravioli were fresh pasta but a over cooked. They weren't even close to al dente. The tomato sauce on the ravioli was barely edible. I don't know what kind of tomatos they use but it left something to be desired. Staff were helpful, attentive and tried to please us. I won't be returning and can't recommend.
- the staff is really nice.nycdinerVIPDined on 5/12/2011the staff is really nice. the food was good. small plates just big enough to share.
- Great food, service a touch offOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 5/8/2011We hit up this spot for Mother's day and were really pleased with every dish that hit our table. Although we had to wait quite a while for our drinks (water, coffee, cocktails...it all took a bit longer than expected) otherwise, we were pleased. Though we had a reservation for 5+a baby, they sat us at a table set for 4 and the 5th person had to request cutlery and a glass for water. These little bumps were more noticeable given the high-quality of food and the really nice ambiance. Seemed out of place that the service wasn't as high-quality as everything else. Of course, it was acceptable and didn't kill the meal but just seemed strange. They did accommodate the baby in her stroller really well!Special Features:
- It's a small place with aLoNYCVIPDined on 5/7/2011It's a small place with a good, concise dinner menu. We've been there several times (both with and without my family) and we enjoy it very much (and my parents are from Italy). Great carbonara and spaghetti with fresh pomodoro. All around a great neighborhood place that we'll be going back to again and again. Just one note, it does get a bit loud but the food is what we go for.Special Features:
- The wine list features strictlyOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 4/30/2011The wine list features strictly southern Italian wines to pair with the Southern Italian menu- perfect. But wines from Piedmont and Marche are prominently displayed right at the entrance. Server agreed that it made no sense because "they were just for show". Food was okay, not memorable. Pasta was undercooked to the point of being nearly raw but they did everything to try and make up for it. The only thing I would go back for is the roast chicken. It was delicious.