Panevino - Reading
Panevino - Reading

Panevino - Reading

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.panevinoreading.com/
  • Phone: 6103761101
  • 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 6103761101

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Panevino - Reading reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (41)good for groups (31)notable wine list (30)romantic (27)fit for foodies (25)neighborhood gem (23)hot spot (8)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was very good. I was pleased they offered a pre fixe menu on a Saturday, especially since this was my first time eating there. I will definitely go back and explore other items on the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Night Special
    BerksCouple
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Hard to find a restaurant open on Sunday. This place was open and active. The menu suited all, the food was aesthetically pleasing and equally good tasting. The ambiance was nice, lighting was perfect, and the service was A level. I would highly recommend this establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not our first visit.
    Bond
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was not our first visit to Panevino. We know that Dave will always surprise us with his special culinary talents. I would recommend Panevino to anyone who likes fine dining in a restaurant with character, quiet ambiance, a great wait staff, and delicious foods.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was sub par. Had trenette. It was not trenette, pasta was mushy and resembled Angel hair rather than trenette pasta.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place!
    su11
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My in-laws took me here for my birthday dinner and we were not dissapointed! The food and service was great. We all did a 3 course dinner and there were so many options to choose from, and it was only $20 per person! Eggplant parmasean was amazing and the veal Parmesan was great! Definitely worth heading into the city for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • flies and wrong table
    Erik
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was good wine was good. But their were aa about 10 gnats after us at the table all night they were flying around the wine they also did not give me the table they said they were going to give me
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had great food and service as usual.The parking is convenient next to the restaurant. It would like to go to a movie afterwards its right across the street. They also have a dinner and movie option.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great place to dine out.
    draftgear
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was prepared from scratch. The servers were very help full and always were ready to answer any questions that you might have. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Find!
    MattU
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great Service and Amazing food for our 9 person Birthday dinner Thursday Night!Delicious Italian cuisine and extensive wine list with full bar. They even had sports games on in the bar area. The server was very personable and made our birthday guest feel welcomed. A great location in Reading
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not bad...
    Jules
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Four of us dining on a Sat. Night. Heard good things about the restaurant , so decided to give it a try. Only ok....was a bit dissappointed in the service, and the food was average. I was so hoping I found a new great place to go. It's probably a give it one more try type of experience, not sure I will. The restaurant itself is very nice, and a nice addition to that area in Reading. Parking was easy, and the area is very patrolled.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stutz
    stutz
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It was a great experience. Food and service were excellant. We had the $19.95 specials which allowed us to get an excellent bottle of wine. The crab and clam soup was superb, as well as the veal parmesan entree that my friend had. My entree was excellent - the past with broccoli rabe. The berry crisp dessert was just enough to top off our meal without overeating. And the bread was also delicious with the seasonings that they used. Highly recomment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster night
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The place was packed with lobster lovers and with all the people there, the food just could not come out of the kitchen quickly enough. Our lobsters did not taste as tho they had just come out of the pot but guess that would be difficult to accomplish with the number of people there that evening. We will happily return for their usual great food but never again for lobster night. Their 3 course $19.95 menu can not be beat as well as their Italian specialties.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    BrianD
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Picked this place to try. The Friday night we went they had their lobster dinner special, which was very good. The wine was excellent. Our waiter we had wasn't the best. He never refilled our water glasses. And after finishing our wine, didn't ask if we wanted another drink. I wasn't sure if he was new as he seemed a little flustered. We had sat on the bar side, which was very noisy when we first got there. After 8:30 or so, it died down and was nice and quiet for our date night dinner. We will def go later if we go back to avoid that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Wonderful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I have eaten there numerous times and have never been disappointed with anything we have had there. There were 4 people in our party (we invited another couple who had never been there before) and on the way home we made plans for our next dinner there. The atmosphere is great for conversation, the service is exceptional and the food is just perfect, i.e. flavor, heat, and portion size. We will be returning many more times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    cabjsb22
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our meal was delicious, as always. This is our favorite place for adults only. We get something different everytime and have not been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Party of 19
    winethirty
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Love how they accommodated our large party in a private room. We had family here visiting from GA and we had a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bjg904
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was delicious, service superb; an EXCELLENT experience! This is going to be one of my regular date night dinner stops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm & Friendly
    BillyB
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Sharon
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Panevino review
    sgdine
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great selection of food on their 3 course for 19.95 menu
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Littlecaars
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jenn
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic
    Alex
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CarrollVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    What a surprise to have fresh berries on my creme brule!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HAPPY
    out2eat
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday party
    PAFoodie
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Hungryhippo
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server Lost & Confused
    Hungry
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not What I Expect From Open Table
    arttechgirlVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise
    WendyM
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place ..but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT FOOD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Panevino - Stacks Up High Standards
    RichC
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 646 reviews are from the Panevino - Reading reviews archive.
  • Excellent!
    EMT379
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Met frends at Panevino. Loved their $19.95 3 course option. 25 entrees to choose from! We will be back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CarrollVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was delicious. We enjoyed being able to watch the baseball game while we ate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just so-so
    ZOZO
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome specials
    CBtraveler
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite place
    cabjsb22
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.