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Panevino - Reading
Panevino - Reading

Panevino - Reading Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.panevinoreading.com
  • Phone: (610) 376-1101
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4:30pm- 9:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: David Brennan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Panevino's "Catering to your tastes" is available for all of your catered needs.
  • Private Party Contact: David Brennan (610) 376-1101

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd and Washington st
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Park in our safe and secure parking garage located above the restaurant where your parking is free.
A word from Panevino - Reading
Chef David Brennan's newest creation Panevino-featuring rustic regional Italian cuisine. From homemade pastas to grilled Tuscan pizzas and braised lamb shank with polenta. The food is healthy and fresh. Dinner is enhanced by soothing live music Friday's and Saturday's. Enjoy impeccable service for intimate dining accompanied by Berks county's finest wine list featuring over 150 wines from all over the world.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was delicious, service superb; an EXCELLENT experience! This is going to be one of my regular date night dinner stops."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went for Lobster night and 3 of us had great lobster dinner. Clams,corn on cob,potato, large lobster, clam chowder, and topped off with super cheesecake. Couldn't have been better. Perfect spot with free indoor parking and attentive staff. Always enjoy our visit in our favorite restaurant. They also have the $19.95 menu with over 20 entrees so it is really affordable for most diners. Can't beat this place anywhere."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I must say I was expectig more based on the reviews I read. Our meals were good but not great. The seafood with pasta that I ate did not seem very fresh. I was there on a Tuesday so maybe it was leftover from the weekend. Even though it was not crowded, the service was average at best. Our waiter got "lost" for large amounts of time. Plus, he brought us our check without asking if we needed anything else. That is a major pet peeve of mine and no no in my books. Plus, It took forever to get our initial drinks. Matter of fact, we had our salad before the drinks came. The atmosphere was nice. I guess I was just underwhelmed because of the buildup I was given by my friends. IBut, will go back and give it another shot."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I asked for a quiet table and we were seated in a great little private area at a generous table for 4. It was so nice and quiet, the service was great, and we especially enjoyed, the calamari, the grilled pork tenderloin, berry crisp and warm chocolate brioche bread pudding. A great value if you get the soup or salad, entree and dessert for $19.95. If in the area again, we would definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great selection of food on their 3 course for 19.95 menu"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great restaurant even though the service was off on this visit. When asked for water, the waiter only brought one . When asked for ground pepper the waiter only served me. We have been to this restaurant several times so it was just an off day."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We love this place, great food for great prices. Very accomodating staff and very strong drinks :) Wine selection is great."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Excellent food, nice authentic Italian. Love the hummus (great flavor, a little spicy). Great deal with the 3 course meal for $20. Would definitely come back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "What a surprise to have fresh berries on my creme brule!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "All seven members of our party were very happy with their dining experience. Portions were substantial. food was good, drinks a bargain. Arugula, pear and Gorgonzola salad is my all time favorite."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We organized a small family birthday party at the last minute and everything was very nice. I had been in the Wine Cellar once and was able to reserve that room. Very private but spacious for our party of nine. Could have easily fit more. I would use it again."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Good food. Poor service. Although the place was far from full waitress seemed distracted and disappeared often. Never checked on drinks. Waited forever between meal and dessert and then again waited and waited and waited for check. Sad as food is good but I won't be going back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was well portioned and very good. However, the service, after getting a nice quiet room for my mother's 70th birthday celebration as requested, went downhill. Chardonnay wines by the glass - told only house wine by the glass, later found large list of wines by the glass. Asked about mashed potatoes substitute for listed veg., waiter forgot to ask the kitchen, asked for the red, finger potatoes - meal arrived and had neither on the plate. Prime rib reqstd. medium-well, came out very pink and bloody - sent back for cooking. Several of us were nearly done with Prime Rib when waiter brought out steak knives. I'm sure there is more I forgot. Suffice it to say - Not A Good Service Experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "If all restaurants were like this that participated on Open Table, Open Table would go out of business- fast. The service was average, the food was terrible, and the restaurant was outdated and dirty. They have no business serving fois gras here, they don't know what they are doing."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great evening! Only bad thing was it was a surprise birthday dinner and the hostess ruined the surprise prior to be seated. The rest of our party was already seated and when she asked our name she asked how many. I tried to answer her quietly and she then repeated the number, loud enough for him to hear and then stated, "the rest of your party is already seated". My husband thought it was just he and I, until then. I was so disappointed. One our friends told the hostess that it was a surprise and to just bring us back, she didn't. Other than that it was a great dining experience. Our server was awesome."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The service was very good..the waiter was helpful. We were just not thrilled with our 2 pasta dishes..over cooked. I might go back and try a non-pasta dish to see if it's any better."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "THIS WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE IN FINE DINING. I TOOK MY WIFE THERE FOR OUR 7th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AND SHE LOVED IT. IS NOW HER FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN THE AREA. FOOD IS AWESOME!!!!! RECOMMEND PEOPLE TRY PANEVINOS."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We've enjoyed a number of dinners at your restaurant and enjoy our time immensely, never feel rushed, and even when it's busy, it's not that noisy or distracting."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a great pre-show dinner at one our favorite downtown Reading restaurants where the food and service were again excellent. A menu full of very creative Italian-based cuisine always makes choosing difficult, although we have yet to make a bad choice."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Met frends at Panevino. Loved their $19.95 3 course option. 25 entrees to choose from! We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was delicious. We enjoyed being able to watch the baseball game while we ate."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Been to Panevino many times since it originally opened as we live locally; in the last year the food has become undependable; some in group have delicious, fabulous dinners, and others have mediocre ones. $19.95 special still a nice option. Some very reliable staff have left and this has led to poor communications when trying to call to make a dinner reservation which led me to make one via OpenTable. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We have been to Panavino's several times and really enjoy the specials, app, entre and dessert for a very reasonable price! We will be back for more!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We go to Panevino for every special event that comes up, as well as other times. We have brought others with and they have echoed it as much as us. The food is wonderful. The service is great. And, the price is just right."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The seafood risotto was one of the best things I ever ate. Unfortunately the same could not be said of the veal parm that my husband ordered. The breading was doughy and it lacked flavor. Spinach salads were delicious. Service was good. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was amazing, waitress was very nice, let us enjoy the evening never felt rushed. My favorite restaurant"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had a wonderful experience. The service was wonderful but the food was even better. The 19.95 menu is a great idea"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I thought I would try the restaurant again because I had dinner when it first opened up, and I was not impressed. I am sorry to say that I will not rereturn or recommend to anyone. My family went there to celebrate Mother's Day early on Saturday. The staff and atmosphere was nice, but the main meal was disgusting. My husband and I order the seafood risotto, which was recommended by the waitress. The entree had a horrible distinct flavor. I am not sure if it was the spices, and the piece of lobster in the entree was rubbery, which means it was probably undercooked plus the rice was mushy. My son also did not care for his entree which is very unusual because my son never complains about food unless he dislikes it. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Wonderful time and our waitress was very personable."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I've been to Panevino numerous times for many occasions and the staff is always friendly and accommodating and the food never disappoints! They also have great deals for those on a budget!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Appetizer was overcooked. Pasta was dry. Will not be back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food is always 5-star quality. I love the menu because it offers such a variety of gourmet choices compared to other restaurants. The element of surprise is fun with the free mini appetizer. The salads are scrumptious and again are so different than your average restaurant choices. The main meals are always well prepared and delicious and the desserts are to die for. We just experienced the chocolate bread pudding - absolutely delectable! The service is always pleasant and wonderful. Smiling faces and friendliness from all who serve you. Thank you for a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service good. Really nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We went to Panevino twice because it's close to the Miller Center and because my husband's fruitta di mare pasta was outstanding -- the first time; the second not so much. Vegetarian choices were limited to pizza, and I had hopes for the mushroom, but it was oversalted, drowning in rosemary, and absent the promised truffle oil. We like to sit at the bar, and I'd give this place another try if it weren't for the service. Service was OK if not gracious when there were just a few customers (e.g., do not say "no problem" when I ask for a spoon; it's your job, not a favor). Half an hour later, the one bartender was in the weeds, food was late and people were cranky. Both times we were told they couldn't find another bartender to hire. Nonsense."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The staff were excellent and friendly. The food was good, but the prices were very steep. It took a longer time then I would have liked to get my salad and apps. All and all it was a nice romantic place to take your women for a nice meal. Just don't forget to take out a lone first. You'll need it to pay the bill."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Have been to Panevinos many times and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is great, the servers are super friendly and the food is exceptional. I think the 3 course for 19.99 is a great draw too. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Had a nice relaxing time with friends. Great fresh food. Love the 19.95 dining special! Warm atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Had the $19.95 special Appetizers very good entrees were excellent tasty deserts But server did not get the drink order correct One of our first choices for an entrée was not available and only learned this after about 10 mins after giving our order."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went to Panevino for our anniversary. Menu was very full of choices. Especially enjoyed seeing the value menus offered. Food was very well prepared. Only complaint was our initial contact with wait staff took a little long for our liking."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "What a fabulous experience to be found in the heart of the city! Incredible food and drinks, this restaurant is top notch!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014