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Panevino - Reading
Panevino - Reading

Panevino - Reading Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.panevinoreading.com
  • Email: info@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
  • "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
  • "We booked the reservation with expectations of a great dinner before walking across the street to the Miller Center and Keiko Matsui's performance. We were promptly seated just off the bar (which wasn't too noisy all things considered) and soon received attention from a young waiter who took our drink order and filled our water glasses. After the arrival of our drinks another waiter showed up and took our order. Things were moving along at a nice measured pace. Our first course arrived and was delicious. Things went south after our main course arrived. Our waiters vanished for nearly a half hour. A second round of drinks never materialized, and our desserts had to be boxed. Terrible breakdown in service halfway through the meal."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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
  • "Excellent food and great service. It made for a great night! I highly recommend this place to anybody who is looking for a place with a calm, relaxing and romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The server was pleasant, but seemed overwhelmed and very inefficient. The food was good, but not great. Coffee was lukewarm. There were many empty tables, but the staff seemed frantic and disconnected. On the positive side, we did not feel rushed to leave; enjoyed our drinks, coffee and dessert leisurely. It is a shame, but I would not feel motivated to return with the many other dining choices in Berks County."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Had some friends in from NJ to see the show. He is an Italian cook so I was a little nervous. We all had a wonderful time and the food was first class. The service was perfect. Thanks for a fun evening!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I have gone to Panevino many times and each time has been exceptional. The quality and the service was outstanding. I have not been to a restaurant that can top them yet."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Service was terribly slow and there were only 2 other tables."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food is outstanding but the service is very slow. I went back the next night to see if perhaps the slow service was just a one-time thing and had the same experience. So I kept after them and did make it out in less than 2 hours the second night."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food and good service for those going to the movies or a show at the Miller Center. Make reservations."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal. The food was of high quality and we'll be back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have been to Panevino several times, and have never been dissapointed. We introduced another couple to the spot, and they put an endorsement on Facebook for their friends to try. this amazing gem in Reading."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Everything was excellent in terms of food, price, service, and atmosphere. But, we were too close to a large group and were seated at a booth along the wall. This wouldn't keep me from going back but I think I would ask for a table next time. All in all, a very pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Service was fast and friendly. My only complaint was we were placed in a high traffic area and there were many tables available"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Panevino. We were pleased with everything - the restaurant had a very urban modern feel- the staff was very knowledgeable and attentive and the food was all good. We all chose the 3 course dinners for $19.95 - which is an incredible value. The cream of onion soup was the best of the soups. The best entree was the crab cakes, but it is hard to say since all the meals were very good. The desserts were great- the tiramsu was very luscious- light and delicious. The chocolate bread budding with bananas foster was also very good. Overall- we had a wonderful meal - and want to go back very soon. Even the parking was very convenient - the parking garage is the top part of the building. I would recommend for sure."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "This was my fifth visit to Panevino. The service was very slow. I told the waiter we had to be out by a certain time and was told that wasn't a problem. It took 20 minutes for my glass of wine to arrive and we left the restaurant 15 minutes behind schedule. I was told in order to get the entree that I wanted, I had to order the three-course fixed price option on the menu. I enjoyed the salad and the pizza, though it was dry. I ordered dessert to go because of our time restraint. It was disappointing to discover our dessert wasn't in our take-out bag, especially since I didn't want the dessert in the first place, but had to order from that menu. I am happy to see a local business busy, but there is room for improvement."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Many go to Panevino Reading before the RSO concerts, so they got us out in time. Service is usually flawless slthough we got a newer person last night! But it was OK. Food is always terrific and it is one of our favorites. $19.95 special was very nice, did not include ALL dishes but has a lot of choice."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The Service was awful. The waiter was rude but what made it worse was he did not seem to know he was. They need to train their staff in customer service. The food was great, but the bad service overshadowed it's quality."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a fantastic time getting together at Panevino-- the food was excellent, the service attentive but not obvious, and our surroundings there were perfect for our group of women friends to laugh and talk and appreciate our food."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Sorry to say this, as much as I would like this place to be great, it has been going downhill steadily.... Service is great and the server really saved the evening but the salad had no dressing, the appetizer was cold and the meat ( veal) totally undercooked..."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "My sister and I always treat each other for our birthday. This year for her birthday we went to Panovino. When we got to the door she sais "oh, bread and wine", she is a Spanish teacher!! The service was nice and the food great. Will go again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We reserved for Valentine's Day on January 1 and requested a quiet, secluded table. We dined early (5PM) and when we arrived there were tables open everywhere. Plenty could be considered "private", but we were put right out in the middle of a room, close to the kitchen entrance and next to the bar. This same owner failed with another restaurant because he and his partner catered to anybody with and MD or Esq after their name while ignoring everyone else. We dine out nearly every night choosing locally owned over chains and visited enough to at least serve a "Hello, thanks for coming again" but it was not to be. Think twice."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Not too surprised that the restaurant was very busy as it was Valentine's Day. The atmosphere was noisy and the place was jumpin'. This was our first visit to Panevino. Friends suggested thier pasta but the "fixed price" menu had not paeta entree although there was a ravioli appetiser. My wife had the veal medalions: good presentation, nice flavor profile but they were a little tough. I had the Seafood Risotto: good presentation, sumptuous portion size, excellent balance of seafood to rice and an outstanding flavor. Price with a cocktail and glass of wine was about $130 total with tip. We'll be back for "date night" again, later this year."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a very nice dinner for Valentine's Day. The food was excellent and the service was very good. They gave every couple a red rose, which was a nice touch. The menu was limited (which is typical for Valentine's Day) but everything was tasty. My husband really enjoyed the filet which was done perfectly. Looking forward to going back and trying the regular menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was Amazing!! I will definitely go back! Service was friendly. We sat in the "sunflower" area. Didn't like sitting so close to kitchen but nevertheless a great experience! I did feel like the area was removed and not as loud as I thought it would be. I couldn't stop talking about the delicious food to friends, even posted pics of meal on FB lol. Lobster Ravoli and tilapia with tomatoes lemon and garlic! Yum!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I didn't realize Chef Brennan was at Panevino's when I made my reservations for a Saturday evening. As my friend and I were chatting I saw Chef and was very excited!! He has the talent of making all foods light, distinct and delicious! The wait staff was courteous, prompt and well groomed. I love the decor and will definitely turn and inform friends!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My group spent almost $300 plus tip. Table of 6 at 6:45pm on a Saturday night. We waited 25 minutes for our drink..was told they were very busy because of a show across the street....seemed understaffed. Then the order for food "Didnt go through" and we needed to reorder after giving our order 10 minutes after we had given it the first time. Food was awesome and well priced, but the bar kills the customer with $12 and $13 drinks of B&B and some other liquers and dont apologize for the pricing. The price for one drink is almost the cost of 1/2 bottle at state store! That is not right!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food was good, but took a long time between being seated, getting a menu, ordering, and receiving our food. Water was a slightly rare commodity. Restaurant seemed understaffed. Not a favorite of ours."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Chic place, elegant, quiet, great food, variety of dinner choices, service is great and prices are reasonable. Perfect for a get together or a date or to impress. I will recommend this place and it will be from now on my place for special occasions"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This is a tough one, in that we support Mr. Brennan's sincere hard work. We had dinner at Panevino last night. We were placed at a table near the door and it was freezing there; impossible to sit there. The staff nicely moved us but to a busy, narrow aisle next to a wall. My wife spent the next hour ducking to prevent being decapitated by the wait and bus staff rushing by with large platters. Come on, man. A young waiter delivered a bowl of pasta fagiol soup with nothing but broth (obviously skimmed off the top and was returned) and the floor manager who placed our check on the table before our dessert came out. Mr. Brennan has a small group of excellent staff, and a large amount of unpolished staff that needs serious remediation."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Not being from the area I chose an Open Table option and was definitely pleased! Food and service was awesome, Table side service and presentation of the Sole was a special and enjoyable treat. A little louder than I wished for but not overly obnoxious. Next time I'll request a table away from the bar. Yes, I'm already planning a return."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I have eaten here many times and always begin with the fabulous calamari...and they were fabulous! However—the sweetbread entree was a huge disappointment. The portion was so meager—three or four tiny morsels. In contract, my friend had a huge portion of lump crab with both spinach and rice sides. So...you might ask for portion size and match it to your appetite."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Food was good, Service was excellent Our favorite restaurant in Reading"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Always excellent service, wine and food. Free garage parking adjacent to the restaurant."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "My husband and I were looking for a place to have a nice dinner on a Sunday evening. This restaurant was one on the few places open, so we decided to give it a try. The food was great and the server was very friendly. I had the chicken saltimbocca and my husband had the veil parmesan. We also enjoyed the buffalo mozzarella appetizer...yum! The only thing that I really didn't enjoy about the experience was that we were seated in the bar section of the restaurant. It was a little cold and uninviting while the dining room felt more romantic and warm. (And it was almost empty..?) We weren't sure why we were seated in the bar section? Other than that, I would definitely go back. The special fall menu also made it more affordable."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Went to Panevino for dinner before seeing Tony Bennett. Was seated promptly but it took awhile for our waiter to take our drink order and then another member of the wait staff came to take our meal order. Had to ask for the basket of complimentary bread that I saw other tables had. All together we had 3 different wait staff taking care of us. Very slow service. Food was OK."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Great food at incredible prices. Reading is very lucky to have thus restaurant. The only suggestion would be to offer a table either very clues too there's or separate. The rabble we were at was basically with another party of two. It felt like Europe but with all Americans, I prefer more intimate seating while I dine with my wife alone."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Decided to sit at bar because we only had 90 minutes to get in and out. Bad idea. Bartender's priority is to take care of the wait staffs needs opposed to the customers eating at the bar."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I am from Florida, and I travel to Berks County for a luncheon every 3 monrhs with former class mates in the Pottstown area. I stay with a niece and her husband in Brownsville(Wormelsdorf area) and I make it a point to dine in your establishment. What excellent food, service, and clientel I come in contact with. The servers, waiters,hostess are subperb. Thanks for a great time and of course the meal. The chef is great, hope to meet him some day. Thanks again for your hospitality Fran Almomd. Cocoa Florida"
    Dined on 1/11/2014