Travel weary; didn't dress up for dinner; I was uncomfortable but was not treated so. Great food and dining atmosphere. Staff was great!
I would have enjoyed my visit more if I had not been so tired from traveling. The food and wine were excellent. The bread and dipping sauce were perfect!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our Favorites
Being wine lovers and lovers of all things Italian (especially the food) this is one of our favorite places to dine. We have been coming to the restaurant for years. The staff is always attentive and the atmosphere is romantic without being too dark...very comfortable. Always something we look forward to.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We dine at Ristorante Panorama at least twice a year before the theater and have found the food always to be wonderful and the service most gracious and attentive. The extensive wine list usually requires me to request advice, and each recommendation has been perfect.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely a great place for couples dining/romantics!!!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little pricey, but my husband found his new favorite food! He loved the veal mandolase! My favorite was the wine flights. You can eat in the bar or in the restaurant. A definite gem in old town Philly.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining Gem In Philadephia
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed dining at Ristorante Panorama. The Wine bar is excellent and has won many awards. Bobby, the mixologist, can answer all of your questions about wine and makes great cocktails. Julie, our server was witty and charming. She really knew how to guide us in making our selections. I had Pork Tenderloin with Broccoli Rabe, Provolone Cheese Sauce and Shoestring Potatoes. My husband had the Branzino. Both dishes were absolutely delicious. The restaurant itself is beautiful and romantic.
The Restaurant's Manager, William Eccelston, went to every table and greeted each guest warmly. You were really made to feel like family.
I highly recommend this restaurant and I look forward to returning.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice experience
Overall, a really nice experience. The restaurant is in a historic boutique hotel near the Philly waterfront and is truly beautiful. The service was both professional and friendly. I had two half-portions of pasta for dinner; both half-portions were nicely sized. The pasta with the duck ragout was good but the pasta with the exotic mushrooms was sensational.
The wine list here is nationally noted, and with good reason.
I would recommend this restaurant for a nice night out without hesitation.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local spot
My wife and I were in Philly for the US Open, and a local friend suggested Panorama, especially since we were staying at the connecting hotel - Penn's View Hotel.
I'm a wine snob, and their selection of wine was outstanding. More importantly, their wine-by-the-glass list was better than I've ever seen. They offer several wine flights for tastings, which certainly made the experience even better.
Our waiter was very attentitive, and didnt seem to mind that we were looking for a relaxing dinner and didnt want to be rushed. Bill, the General Manager, came over several times to make sure everything was to our liking, which it was.
The ambiance was great, romantic, and relatively quiet.
Will definitely go back next time we are in Philly.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ristorante Panorama doesn't disappo
The gnocchi were the lightest and flufiest I have EVER had. The huge list of wines available by the glas sis a plus for me, it is so fun to hae so many choices. It's not cheap but, for my money. it's definitely worth it.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Among the best
One of the best restaurants ever. The wine bar, of course, is absolutely the best. Over 130 wines on tap. But the big surprise was the food. The homemade pasta was the best we have ever eaten. The service was perfect, both while sitting at the bar and table side. We have had the pleasure of eating at some of the finest restaurants in the country. Ristorante Panorama rates among the very best.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have a lovely time on our
We have a lovely time on our 22nd anniversary. We opted for a dinner/room combination that gave us a room overlooking the river, and $80 off our dinner bill. The waiter was solicitous and helpful.My wife had a flight of wines, and I had a glass of a very good, very dry German riesling. The food great. I had the special, the scallops were tender and flavorful My wife had broccoli rabe with pork. Very good also We ate in the restaurant side, while before we have eaten in the bar side. I think we prefer the ambiance of the bar side, as there are a few more people for watching, and it feels a bit warmer. Recommend this place, especially for a night of wine tasting!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian gem in Old City Philly
We were taking a quick trip to Philadelphia and wanted a nice Italian restaurant and found Ristorante Panorama right on Front Street. It was a charming and quiet restaurant in the heart of Philly's Old City. The food was exquisite, the wines selection was vast, and the service was superb.
Next time we are in Philadelphia, we will certainly return!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romantic and good food
Celebrated our anniversary here. Quiet and romantic. Reasonably priced for a Center City restaurant.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good meal!
Ristorante Panorama is one of those places you can rely on to deliver a good dining experience. They understand everything that's important about a meal and make sure they deliver: perfect service, good food, warmly elegant setting. We have never been disappointed here.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss the wine flights!
2nd visit. Very nice experience. Food very well prepared. Extensive wine list with wine flights for tasting. We sat in the bar which was casual, but not noisy. The stained glass doors and wood finish bring atmosphere and elegance. Great service. Enjoyed it a lot!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely from start to finish
My daughters and I only had one night in Philadelphia and with so many restaurants to choose from we decided to go with a friend's recommendation and dine at Ristorante Panorama. We're so happy we did! The entire experience was flawless. While it could easily have been pretentious, instead we were greeted by a friendly hostess. Our server was kind enough to bring me a sample of a wine I was considering. The menu was interesting, tender escargot in a spicy sauce, fresh papardelle in a duck ragu, poached pear filled with sweet mascarpone, and delicious! A hidden gem in a city filled with great restaurants.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second visit to this restaurant this year, and it was just as impressive this time. Lovely menu of high end Italian classics prepared with a modern twist. Wonderful variety of dishes, with some very appealing appetizers as well as a great selection of pastas, fish, veal, and chicken. Exceptional wine list and great desserts! Caring service and quiet atmosphere. It all adds up to a non- trendy, substantive, sophisticated dining experience. Can't wait to go again!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I love this restaurant
My wife and I love this restaurant and It is one of our favorite places to dine. The food is outstanding and the wine list is second to none. The service is great and every member of the staff is friendly and courteous. It's always a pleasurable experience.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have not been to this restaurant
I have not been to this restaurant in a very long time. I always loved it for the food and wine. It has not changed. Excellent food, wine selection and service. I truly enjoy this place. You can't go wrong.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Room with a vineyard
A fabulous selection of wines from many continents. You can buy a flight which allows you to taste 5 different wines from different regions. Be prepared to take quite awhile to peruse the choices.
The food was well prepared and delicious. Our waiter, was knowledgeable and attentive without being overpowering.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed our date night here. Good wine list and great food.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine and dine in Philly
After a terrific wine tasting and appetizer at the bar we all feasted on superb home made pasta. The five glass wine tasting introduced me to wines I would never have tried due to the cost. It was a real treat. The pasta dishes were exquisite.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Birthday Dinner!
I surprised my boyfriend with a romantic weekend in Philadelphia! We stayed at the Penn's View Inn where Panorama is located. When booking our reservation online I noted that it was my boyfriend's birthday and asked for a candle for his dessert. After dinner I asked for dessert and reminded them about the candle which they had ready and waiting on the side. Shortly there after, the owner came out and personally wished my boyfriend a happy birthday. In his hand he had a small bottle of homemade Limoncello which he gave us on the house. He also joined us in a birthday toast! This was truly one of the best Italian meals we had ever had and the flights of Malbec was fantastic! We enjoyed it so much that we're going back in November!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated just the way I wanted...Good food, good service in a nice quiet place with my family, the people I love most. The hostess was very attentive and the Pinot Noir she recommended was so good we ordered a second bottle.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great, we were there for my fathers birthday and we could not have asked for a better night. The food, service and table was perfect. Thank you for making our night so memorable, we will keep coming back for more & more!!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal!
We always have a great meal at Panorama! Between the service and atmosphere to the amazing food and wine flights, you can't go wrong having dinner here. This is our go-to spot when friends and family are visiting from out of town.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Work in progress
There is work being done in the restaurant so we were served in the bar. Service was good. Food isupscaleItalian, emphasis on white sauces and fish. Dress smartly and bring your wallet.
9/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ristorante Panorama's ambience is warm and inviting, very romantic. The wine list is second to none; the wines we selected were superb. I ordered a shrimp cocktail, house salad, the pasta sampler (special) and the pear for dessert. Everything was perfect! Everything from the wines to dessert, sublime! The service was attentive, but not overly so. I highly recommend Ristorante Panorama.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sets the standard
My husband and I have been going to Panorama for over 20 years. They've never become complacent about their food or their service. We've NEVER had a bad meal here, their service is impeccable, and the wine cellar actually is certified by the Guinness Book Of World Records!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we tried was amazing
We found this restaurant on the list of those participating in restaurant week. Their entire menu was available - and everything we ordered was amazing quality. I would definitely return.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best wine flights in town
My husband and I have dined several times at Ristorante Panorama, and it's always been a great experience. The food ranges from good to excellent; their grilled vegetable salad is absolutely magnificent, paper thin slices marinated in garlicky olive oil and grilled over high heat. Their pastas are also excellent. What makes Panorama really special is their wine flights. Their cellar is superb. There are many choices, served on a cast iron tower that lends drama to the flight. We've discovered some wonderful wines thanks to the flights they offer. And the service is impeccable. It can be noisy but all in all, a very solid choice.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
As good as I remembered...
It has been quite some time since everyone in our party of six dined here and each and everyone of us agreed it was as good as we remembered. The service was great & the food was prepared to perfection. The homemade pasta was tasty & tender & my filet was the best I've had to date! It was a very comfortable and memorable evening with family & friends.
Many thanks to Luca & his staff!
Love sitting in the bar area too.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were very much up to par.
The wine list was one of the largest I have seen in a while.
You could get a flight of wine in many number of combinations,
we had one with both red and white.
In all it was a very enjoyable experience.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey but so worth it!!
We went for restaurant week and were pleasantly surprised to see that they offer their whole menu as a part of the special!! Everything was perfect!! Our bill was still high in spite of the restaurant week special, but we thoroughly enjoyed every morsel, and flights of wine and specialty cocktails!! We will return for a special occasion.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant service, excellent food!
Delightful overall experience. The best lobster ravioli that I have ever had. Filet was perfect and the truffle butter sauce is to die for!
Service is attentive but not instrusive. They know exactly how to treat their customers.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Let's Do This Again!
Some places do Restaurant Week with a selected meal plan of stuff the chef dreams up or they push food items that did not sell well and throw them on plate . and a lunch plate at that!. Not Panorama! From the bar to the table this restaurant gives you its all. Wines on tap( you have to see it to believe it ) and oh are they good ! My party of 8 was thrilled ! Once at the table experience fresh bread, pasta, veal, beef and outrageous desserts. Prices were good and the service was great .
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Little Italy in Philly
What an amazing culinary experience! Decor, ambience, service, cuisine - all impeccable! From the full wall Italian murals on the walls to the Guinness World Book Record cruvinet, a unique 120 bottle winekeeper, from the Old World feel to the deliciously prepared food, from the singularly exquisite choose-your-own spiral wine flights to the attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff, this Philly gem will astound you! Everything is done with such care and detail - handmade pasta, special sauces, daily specials, elegant desserts like Tiramisu and Pera Al Vino, an array of international wines, a wondrous blend of background music . My dinner companions and I had such a fantastical evening during Phila's Restaurant Week! We will definitely be back!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
first time there but definitely not the last! absolutely loved everything we had. me and my bf went for Restaurant Week, which is usually a 3 course limited menu but at Panorama they offered their full menu for R.W. price! ($35/person) food was excellent, highly recommend the fried calamari appetizer, veal medallion entree and the pear dessert; some of the options we chose. everything was fresh, piping hot, and came out quickly. the waiter was wonderful, a very good competent server. the interior is also beautiful and romantic and the place is spotless. would recommend it to anyone and definitely will be returning
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a go-to place
We have been coming to Panorama for a decade. Our palates have grown much more diversified since then, but Panorama still delivers great food. Mostly now we go to BYOBs in the city, but Panorama is still a go-to place for times when we don't have a bottle of our own wine in hand. The wine selections are always interesting and diverse - hands down the best options in the city for a broad set of tastes. The flights are a great way to experiment that just doesn't exist at the same quality level elsewhere. Panorama has been and remains the shining star of (a sadly declining scene in) Old City. Service on this particular visit was not as good as it has been previously. We weren't in a hurry and didn't need help picking a wine, so ok for us.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Italian Food
I was at the Panorama with 3 coworkers while on a business trip. The food was excellent. The wine was wonderful. We made gentle fun of the bowl of "dog treats" they left on the table to "cleanse our palates".
Our server seemed "miffed" when we asked for separate checks. Then he came back and told us the computer would not let him split the check. What is this - 1999? I suppose in fairness we should have told him up front; but when 4 middle-age men sit down at a table one is not buying dinner for the rest. It should have been obvious, or he could have asked.
Other than that little snafu, we had a great time and would gladly return.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Terrific Beginning
We were a party of four. We were there for dinner prior to attending a show at the Walnut Street Theatre. The food and service were exceptional. Thank you all for a terrific beginning to the evening.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Duck ragout & tiramisu
Ristorante Panorama prepares the grandest homemade pappardelle pasta with duck ragout as well as the grandest tiramisu I've ever had.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of wine choices and $
It has been several years since I dined at Panorama so I was surprised at the prices of the wine. The food was excellent the service was reasonable and the wine choices were good, but pricey.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visited Philly and the restaurant came recommended. It was good food in a very pleasant atmosphere. I recommend it!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, warm hospitality.
Took five business colleagues for dinner and was very impressed. I love the traditional feel of the place, a cozy bar and an outstanding range of wines by the glass. Food was excellent - I had the papardelle with Duck ... to die for, the Veal was also a big hit. I will be certain to return!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to celebrate our anniversary and were not disappointed. Very friendly staff and food was amazing. Great restaurant for a special occasion.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food was worth the wait.
Arrived early and ordered wine from the extensive wine list. Was seated at a slightly cramped table for two. Ordered dinner and an appetizer. The app came out quickly and was excellent. However, dinner took a while to come out. Or waiter was very nice and apologized for the long wait. When it finally arrived the meal was delicious. I will secondly give then another chance to impress me.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful Night, Dinner to Remember
This place is so Romantic and it shows in the food, You can just feel that everything was made with love and the staff likes serving it. Staff very knowledgeable and the wine list never ending.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff at Restorante Panorama were more than accommodating for our lunch time celebration. Myself and a few friends were celebrating the retirement of a coworker so I requested a round table for easy conversation. While the room we were seated in did not have any round tables the staff was only too happy to provide us with a round table. Also when they realized we were celebrating a retirement they graciously provided all guests with a flute of Proseco for use with a toast. As always the food & atmosphere were excellent and I look forward to returning in the near future.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had chosen this restaurant from open table, not knowing what to expect. We had planned a special day in Philadelphia for my mom and dad, starting with the ballet, on to a carriage ride, and then to a great restaurant....and great it was....!! Dinner was delightful, the food was delicious and the staff was most accomodating. My group was in awe of the many wine flight selections to choose from--all in all an incredible experience and a perfect end to a perfect day.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM