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Panico's
Panico's

Panico's Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.panicosrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (732) 545-6100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:30pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 11:00pm friday and saturday open til 2 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Nestor Ramos
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Special packages from A - Z.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate a private party up to 150 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa (732) 545-6100
  • Entertainment: lounge open all night 50% off drinks after 10 at night $14.99 lunch specials daily offering a salad, entree dessert and coffee mondat thru fri 11am til 5 pm and all day sundays

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Nielson Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Church Street public parking garage located across the street.
A word from Panico's
Situated on Church Street steps way from the Hyatt Hotel and a mere three blocks from New Brunswick's Theater District, stands Panico's. Since 1987 Panico's has been impressing lovers of fine food and impeccable service in a warm and elegant atmosphere.

Panico's is known for fine wines and classic and innovative Italian cuisine. The artistically presented dishes are splendid examples of Italian Cuisine at its finest. panicos a family owned business is the only restaurant in New brunswick that makes everything from our fresh breads to desserts everyday in our wood fired oven at our sister place across the street Panicos Brick oven pizzeria which carries a large selection of pizza with an extensive menu that is much more than pizza. we carry a full bar at both locations.. So if the occassion is for an elegant meal at panicos restaurant or a more casual dinner at the Brick oven bar and grill we offer everything to make your meal complete to satisfy your palate. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was good, nice atmosphere but service was a little slow."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "No place is as welcoming as this. We are made to feel so special when dining here. We shared a Caesar salad to start and both chose veal, par, and Frances's, with pasta. Ate everything!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Had a great time, food was very good, the prices were fair, waiters helpful. I really could not ask for more, I been to many restaurants in the area and this one is the best. I will definitely be back. Too bad I took so long to find this gem."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed a satisfying dinner with excellent service before attending the George Street Playhouse without feeling rushed. Everything was very good. The menu was varied with a Bronzino that was delicious and filleted perfectly tableside that was delicious and expertly served."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I took my SO to Panico's for a late Valentine's dinner. The service there was fantastic. We were seated straight away and our waiter was very professional and attentive. He was knowledgeable about all the dishes on the menu and was able to recommend something for each of our tastes. The food came out in a timely fashion and was very good. It is a bit on the pricey side, but what you'd expect for a restaurant that provides the service and ambiance that Panico's does."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was good but for the price I don't think we will be returning. Ordered the stuffed mushroom for an appetizer and received one stuffed mushroom that wasn't that good for $12.00. Gnocchi was good as well as the filet mignon. Food should have been exceptional for the price."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We were a party of five on an early Sunday evening. Perhaps two more tabes were occupied, clearly not too busy, yet, we had to wait almost an hr, before our food arrived. Actually, first I had to Inquire how soon to expect our dishes. After all the wait, side dishes were substituted without informing us, and one dish on the menu wasn't even available. The food was mediocre, (3) OK, one, my fish (3 ordered one available) was burned to a crisp. The wait staff wasn't attentive at all, and I would not return or recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "It was theatre night, but I never heard of asking a group if they were down. The waiter kept sticking his rear end in my face as he served the adjacent table. The food was not great, my salmon was ok but the rice and vegetables were cold. The waiter saw i did not eat my entree so he comped my dinner which i must say was unexpected."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had dinner reservations for 6PM, thought 2 hr would be enough time not to be late for a show starting at 8.We told the waitress at the begining of the meal. Her answer was s is everyone else here. Our meal came at 7:45. Te filet mignon was so raw I couldn't eat it and no time to end it back. We would suggest another restaurant to an one with show tickets, or allow 3 hours."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I've been going to Panico's for a long time. My wife and I love it. The waiters remember us and are always friendly. The food is excellent. And New Brunswick is great place to be at night. If you're looking for a special place, definitely give Panico's a shot. Yout won't regret it."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The best Branzino around, perfectly cooked, as were the pastas"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We went out on wife wife birthday to the place she picked it it was a great choice. The waiter and his assistant were great from the start. He reciting of the specials were done very well and he included all the ingredients to help us make the right choices. We all shared some Calamari the each of us had 3 different salads before our main courses. The night was finished of with a apple tart and some capachinos . Price was expensive but I saw the menu before hand and knew that going there. Plus it was once a year dinner celebration. We did not make a big deal of my wife b-day because she did not want that."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We always enjoy dinner at Panico's. The ambience is cozy and inviting, and the staff is VERY attentive. It's our go-to restaurant to meet friends, enjoy New Year's Eve, or host a small party. Very friendly and accommodating!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Like finding a great Italian restaurant in NYC, but near Rutgers campus. Menu had slight twists from the traditional--the calimari with chorizo sausage was terrific, but then standards like veal francese offered classic tastes and no surprises. Waiters and service was top-of-the-line professional without being pretentious. Live guitarist was noticeable, but not overbearing. All-in-all, just a wonderful old-fashioned dining experience."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Great food and menu. Great daily special. Service was very attentive but not over the top. Only downside is that their wine by the glass selection is very limited. If they had some more choices by the glass the meal would have been perfect."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Nice setting, great wait staff and good food. Always a good mixture. The staff is attentive, the service great and they don't push you out, allowing you to enjoy a comfortably paced meal and not feel rushed. Always enjoy going there."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Food was ok. Started w/ tuna appetizer, it was bland. Husband ordered linguini w/seafood, said it was ok. Again, bland. I ordered lemon sole. It was served breaded & fried. I would never ordered it knowing it'd be prepared that way...should have asked being it wasn't stated. My mistake! Would have made a better sandwich w/tartar at a fast food restaurant. Came with risotto. Again, bland! Couple we dined with seemed ok w/ their meals. Veal and steak special. At least they didn't say anything, perhaps to avoid insulting or poor choice. The peanut butter dessert was good. Service...simply was terrible. Friendly waiters but we had to ask for drinks, never checked on us, left dishes for a long time, not what you'd expect when dishing out $200"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Some food was very good, some was just fair - pasta dishes disappointed. Service was a bit uneven but good overall."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Nice prixe fixe menu for lunch. Everything tasted great. Will be back when traveling in the area again!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "service was spotty, we seemed to have been forgotten after arrival even though there not too many parties there at the time. Lobster bisque did not taste or resemble lobster bisque at all, it was very fishy and watery. Food was ok but too expensive."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "not one empty table this evening. kitchen was on the money. we shared a field greens salad with prosciutto, apples, nuts and blue cheese. dinners were veal parm and the menu salmon. each plate was cleaned! excellent coffee and complimentary biscotti. they have such a knack of making you feel like a treasured customer."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "we were seated right away. the service was attentive but not rushed. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "The food was good as usual. Service was disappointing and amateurish. "Who ordered the pasta special" is a question that should not need to be asked, and several people were served the wrong dishes but we swapped among ourselves. After dinner the waiter asked if we wanted coffee and the answer was no. He then began collecting the dessert menus until we stopped him and explained that we did want dessert, just not coffee. They need to have more training."
    Dined on 8/9/2013