Panevino - Reading
Panevino - Reading

Panevino - Reading

  • 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 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
58 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (31)good for groups (27)neighborhood gem (26)romantic (25)fit for foodies (24)notable wine list (23)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (3)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Highly Recommend
    Pamella
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had a group of twelve and they put us in a beautiful private room with a glass wall looking out over the restaurant. Our server was funny and friendly. The food is excellant and the martini's are awesome! If you have a large group be sure to ask for that room. I highly recommend this restaurant and will definately return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurantmaven
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We always enjoy eating at Panevino. The food is consistently good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pandagirlpennsylvania2014
    Pandagirlpennsylvania2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Everything was great! We plan on going back for our girl's dinner night out. The food was so good!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The service started out great. Our waitress checked on us frequently. Once our food was served to us, the service went down hill fast. When we were finished eating - we sat for at least 20 minutes waiting. Desert was ordered and delivered with no spoons. (Is a fork okay?) We said yes afraid we would have to wait too long for a spoon. We had to find the waitress to pay our bill. We witnessed a party of two leave the restaurant because they waited too long to place an order.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, great service
    foodyreview
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Our first visitcwas for a long overdue date night to celebrate or anniversary. This was the only area restaurant open on a Sunday. Menu is varied (pizza to pasta to steak and seafood) and everything we tried was amazing. They bring a pita type bread with their own hummus which I ate with s fork - it was sooo good. Then the most amazing rosemary focaccia bread. We will surely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food was excellent! Service was great, will definitely be going back soon. The 3 course dinner for 20.00 is a great deal!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • love it
    Newfavespot
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    food, atmosphere, service great energy. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3rd Visit
    cinjo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The only complaint (very minor) is the wait staff is "unpolished". Too nice and pricey to be referred to as "guys" and "I'll get that stuff out of the way". This was not only one, but every server that approached our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The menu selection is the best in the area! The prices are more than reasonable and the food is best in class! I would HIGHLY recommend Panevino for that special night out as well as a place to go when you just don't feel like cooking tonight. Dave is a great chef and the atomsphere is warm and exciting. Thanks to Dave and his staff for our wonderful time Friday night (also happened to have an option last Friday night of a Lobster dinner special - that was a pleasant surprise!). We WILL be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sstarr
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    As usual we had a wonderful dinner. We chose from the price fix menu, many selections to choose from. I had the salmon, and the portion was more than I could eat, so I had a great lunch the next day. The crème brulee was fresh and delightful. My husband had the veal parmesan and was surprised about the portion size, he is a big eater and was very happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding dinner!
    BVIBum
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife and I went for the first time for our Anniversary. We both loved the food and Atmosphere. My wife had a Shrimp stuffed with Crab and I had a seafood pasta dish. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cinjo
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Best Dover Sole ever. And we've had it all over the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gem of a Time
    dana
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food was great and service was excellent as we had to catch a show. Three course menu provided excellent choices. The salmon with mustard sauce was terrific.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible experience
    eaglesfan
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    One of the worst dining experiences ever. We waited 45 minutes until we had a server come to our table and that was after we complained. It was at least an hour before we were served our drinks. Another 15 minutes before we had soup and salad delivered. Soup was cold. Entrees arrived one hour and 45 minutes after we arrived at the restaurant. Restaurant is very poorly managed, and the food was just average. Tables around us were complaining about the service also, and no one seemed to care. Would not recommend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Salad was terrible. Hardly any dressing on a Caesar salad. Just lettuce. Meal was average. Service was good. My husband and I had different menus which made no sense.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Panevino's
    Vdiner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My friend and I enjoyed the three-course meal. It was quite a bargain for $19.99. The food was delicious and the portions were quite large. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 667 reviews are from the Panevino - Reading reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.