Panza

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Italian
Panza's traditional Italian cuisine and relaxed atmosphere make for a great evening in this historic North End locale. For a dinner out with friends or a date night, Panza is the place to go if you want to be treated as part of the family. With signature dishes like Veal Panza, Seafood Risotto, and Chicken Parmigiana we pride ourselves on the quality of our ingredients. Throughout the year Panza also offers up seasonal specials to showcase the best of the region. Spend an evening with us and find out why people have made Panza a part of their family.
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OT
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. There’s always a 15-30 minute wait even if you have a reservation, however the food makes up for it. Favorite restaurant in the North End.

MH
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place! Great menu, service, food and prices! We've been living in the North End for over 30 years and this is our "go to" place. Thank you Panza!

k
New England
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. They do it perfectly every time we are there. Always a “go back to!”

RR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As a frequent business traveler, I have been to most Italian restaurants in the North End. Many are tourist traps. Panza is the real deal - the most authentic and best value. Charming ambience, excellent food. Closely resembles the better trattorias I have visited in Italy. Buon appetito!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot

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AY
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made an 815 reservation. We arrived at 810 and they told us they were only now seating their 630 reservations and it would be at least in an hour maybe two.

Why are they on open table if reservations are not actually taken here?

TN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Great location (North End), awesome food. But they do not manage their reservations well at all. When we arrived, there were many people standing outside (no room inside to wait). Most of us waited over an hour from the time we made the original reservation. Small place, 10 tables or so.. With that being said, it's really great food and once you're seated, great service. Would go again but maybe not on a busy night.

EL
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, nothing bad to say about it. Lots of options on the menu for both drinks, appetizers, and entrees. Delicious bread to start. I recommend Panza!

BM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had s great time! We had a reservation, only waited 5 minutes. Our food was served piping hot! Mussels and a chopped salad to start, then chicken piccata. I had grilled veggies instead of pasta, they were yummy! Everything was perfect. The four stars are due to the noise. Even the wine was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We had a reservation for 6 at 5pm. They didn’t seem to be ready for us we didn’t get seated until 5:20 and 6 of us had to sit at a table for 4.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service and delicious food every time!! Panzas a gem!

s
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Checked in for a 7:45 reservation. Waited at least 30 minutes when people after us were seated. Doorman said I shouldn't have let people wait in the doorway sheltered from the cold in front of me. Ridiculous. Went to Strega because it never disappoints.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Loved this restaurant they were very particular and wouldn’t seat us until the entire party was there but otherwise we have no complaints! Wine was good, food was good and it wasn’t super expensive like a lot of restaurants in the north end!

N
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really delicious italian food, especially for the price! Absolutely worth the money and the wait (though we had reservations). Seating is a bit tight, but as long as you like who you're with, it's not a problem. House chianti was also quite delicious, and for only $24 for the bottle, you can't beat it.
We had the mussels for an appetizer, a salad which was mostly just lettuce but it was still exactly what I wanted. The lobster ravioli portion was tremendous and the linguine carbonara was outstanding, tons of crispy pancetta. Looking forward to going again!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal. We had the goat cheese gnocchi with chicken and the Eggplant Parm and both were delicious. The service was great as well I can't wait to go back.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Fabio was a wonderful server

Food fantastic

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

MM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small dining area with the kitchen close by. Tables are pretty close together so there's not too much privacy - but the experience is worth it. Food was excellent, even for the relatively low prices. There wasn't much of a wait for our food. I will most likely find myself dining here again.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

My family member who is visiting from Ireland obviously didn’t tip as high as the miserable waitress was expecting and had the manager come over and call it to everyone’s attention leaving him extremely embarrassed. This left a terrible taste in everyone mouth at the end of the evening. Extremely frustrating behavior. I have visited this restaurant many times but will not return.

M
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here even though a frequent traveler through the North End. Didn't have a reservation but took a chance and got a nice little table. Decent wine list and friendly service. The calamari was very tasty and had some nice spicy peppers mixed in. Marinara side was perfect. Bread for table was very nice. We ordered one chicken and one veal parmigiana and were swapping back and forth as it was so good. No leftovers here. Excellent dining experience. #stevensleavin

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so much. It’s become a staple for when people come visit me in Boston. It’s nice, cozy and has a great menu. Very good value for what you pay. Staff is very friendly.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The fold was great and the service was good. My only issue is there’s no real system at the restaurant for checking in for your reservation. Once you get there it’s very small with one tiny doorway with a bunch of people crammed in. You have to find the hostess, who is also serving the entire time, to put your name down. Other than that the food was great and I have no complaints about the service. I just wish there was more organization for checking in and getting a table.

SP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the North End! The food was amazing and place felt very cozy. Only issue was we made a reservation for 6pm and weren't seated until almost 6:40. The food was worth the wait and the servers were quick, but we had to rush through to make it to our next plan.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I’ve been to Panza (over 10 times) throughout the years and love their chicken Parmesan. Unfortunately this past time it was not up to par- completely overlooked- chicken was extremely tough and stringy. It was hard to chew. The flavor was still great. I do love their homemade fresh tomato sauce. I also tried the salad for my app and it was literally just mixed greens with a vinaigrette-too basic- it would have been nice to at least have some red onions or fresh tomatoes on it. Service was okay but this is also a more casual style restaurant so that is expected.

CS
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dinner- it was tight at a table for 6 - but cozy. That is what we were looking for-it was an authentic Italian experience- Great night

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and service!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Overall, pretty underwhelmed. Food was OK, atmosphere was OK, service was terrible. I’m sorry waiter, did we inconvenience you by making reservations and actually showing up to have dinner? A million other Italian restaurants in the area....wish we were advised to try literally any one of them instead. Would not return.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small place with excellent food. Terrific Baked Ziti with excellent sauce. Great service of the friendly/bustling style more than “fine dining” style, which we were fine with.

We went on a busy night. Had reservations for 7:15 and didn’t get seated until 7:45. Had to wait outside which is worth noting if cold or rainy.

Overall, definitely recommend for the great food and friendly service. Just make reservations and be prepared to possibly wait just a bit.

C
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Panza has been a favorite of ours for years. Their food and value are tops...especially their marinara!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

If you go in with a party of less than 3-4 you’ll be sitting with the people next to you. Small and cramped place. Food was ok. Service was good. I wouldn’t go back.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We had a reservation and there was no table available. Also, for a date night I thought tables were a little too close from each other (literally 2in apart) - which made us feel like we were having a double date with the table next to ours.
I get that the restaurant is small, that is why I made a reservation and specified that it was a date, to maybe get the independent tables- my strategy still didn’t work.
Food was good and price was fair.

K
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is probably my firth time dining at Panxa, and the food was amazing as always. We did have a little extra wait even with a reservation, but the host took care of us as soon as he could. Once we sat down, our food came so quickly and was top-notch. Still a favorite!

AG
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely an amazing recommendation from a friend. No wait, yet there was a line for another restaurant across the street. Have been to both and this far exceeded our expectations! Highly recommend. Trust the recommendations from the staff also!

CM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a customer in the Nirth End for ever 50 years and love it. When I have friends here I always go to Panza and then to mikes pastry. What a terrific duo.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

P
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Panza will always be in my top 3 favorite restaurants of all time.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another wonderful meal at Panza. Food was great as was the service. I gave 4 stars instead of 5 for service because the process to check in and be seated, even with reservations, is very confusing when the restaurant is busy.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just awesome! Waiter was fun. Food was delicious. Our new go to.

NS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Probamos los carbonara y fueron una gran decepción. Pero La camarera fue super amable.

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MH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed our experience. My only complaint is the bathroom situation.