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Panini's Trattoria
Panini's Trattoria

Panini's Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.paninisoldcity.com/
  • Email: alex@paninisoldcity.com
  • Phone: (215) 928-8998
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:Monday - Sunday: 10:00pm - 4:00pm



    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Rafael Angelo Falcon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Cafe, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Weekly Specials for Lunch and Dinner

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Benjamin Franklin House
  • Public Transit: All Buses on Market Street to Old City District, The BathTub, Double Decker,
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Wednesday after 5:00 pm Free Parking (No parking Meter Charge)
A word from Panini's Trattoria
Panini’s Trattoria
A Taste Of Italian Comfort Food in Old City, located right across from Benjamin Franklin Court, this tiny and cozy little restaurant with an unpretentious look offers you great food at a bargain price, from Panini, Salads, Appetizers, tasty in House fresh Made Pasta and Main Courses like New York Steaks, Veal Chops, Chicken, Fish and Sea Food, to go with succulent desserts made in house and Cappuccinos, Coffee, Espresso, Hot Chocolate to a complimentary glass of Wine, at a very reasonable price. And by the way, this is a B.Y.O.B. place.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Great cocktails and very friendly waitstaff. Look forward to returning."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had the fried calamari appetizer, the linguini alfredo with shrimp and eggplant parm. The shrimp were outstanding, and the alfredo sauce was rich but not overly creamy. The eggplant, however, was so tough and stringy I had to saw through it with a knife. Seriously. It was awful."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I frequently visit when I have a taste for good food in a quaint charming atmosphere. It's one of my favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The staff is all a little off and for an Italian restaurant the waitress was not verse in the Italian menu lingo. The head waiter would check in on us every 30 seconds or so even when we didnt have our food and made it a point to find out who ordered the Sea Bass to relay to the chef, which was odd. The food ended up being very good so would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The service was great since we were the only people in the restaurant on a Friday night. An employee was constantly fiddling loudly with the reservation computer making annoying tapping noises throughout our entire meal. The food was average at best but the waiter was very friendly."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Good food in a cozy environment. Very small so great if you want to get away from the noise of the city. The food is very good and the staff very friendly...feels like home"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I can't give a fair review of Panini's because when we got there, they had our reservation but did not have a table for us. They apologized but had no feasible solution except for us to wait. With a long wait for us, we decided to go somewhere else. Looked like a nice place but be warey of making reservations if you need a definite plan!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had the worst service imaginable when we went for a Valentines day dinner. There is too much to even really detail but to give you an idea no one came by to take our order for over an hour and no one around us were receiving any food. The waiter was unprepared and I would never go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "we showed up on valentine's day with a 9 p.m. reservation in hand. When we arrived they said it would be 30-40 minutes. That defeats the point of a reservation. We ended up going to Stella Rossa."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I were spending the weekend in Philly and were not familiar with places to eat. We chose Panini's because it was nearby the museum we were visiting. What a wonderful suprise. We enjoyed the food very much. But most of all we enjoyed Keith, He made our lunch a lot of fun! I have already passed the restaurant on to friends who will be visiting Philly next month!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Food was amazing and staff was superb. I am recommending this place to everyone I know"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food was surprisingly good. We had a very enjoyable meal here at a decent price. The waiter was outstanding, too. Glad I stopped walking by and actually went in."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Panini's was not up to par on this evening. The bread was cold, dry and served with frozen solid butter (no olive oil?...) we all ordered the same salad yet each salad was different; some with tomatoes, some with croutons and some with nothing but poorly flavored greens. The entrees didn't come as advertised but with different pasta i.e. spaghetti instead of fusilli, etc. and they didn't let us know this ahead of time. Overall- we were underwhelmed. We won't go here again."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "This has been at least my 3rd time here and it has even gotten better over time. Service was attentive and friendly. Portions were above average and food was tasty. Definitely will come back."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "I had a simple wrap that was pretty good but the other 5 members of my party were disappointed with their meals. We basically ordered 3 wraps and 3 paninis but it took forever and 4 of the 6 were cold. Lastly, and maybe it was just a bad batch but the unsweetened Iced Tea tasted like a dish rag. Just saying! We won't be going back."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "We dined there last Saturday and found the server, Tess, to be very cokrdial and well trained. I would say the food was good, nothing exceptional. We both had veal and found it tough, they could have used a better grade. Probably why items are are on the lower price side."
    Dined on 8/31/2013