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Panza, Boston, MA
Panza, Boston, MA
Panza, Boston, MA
Panza, Boston, MA
Panza, Boston, MA

Panza

4.4
4.4
3434 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Panza's traditional Italian cuisine and relaxed atmosphere make for a great evening in this historic North End. 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, Pescatore 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 557-9248
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Richard Talieri
  • Neighborhood
    North End
  • Cross street
    Fleet St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Haymarket (Orange); North Station (Orange, Green); Aquarium (Blue)<br />
  • Additional
    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,434 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

3,434 Reviews
  1. MarketaZ

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a 7 pm reservation , did not get seated until 8. We had to wait in a crowded entrance hallway. I came here with my 3 friends, we are under 21. The waitress did not seem pleased we were unable to buy alcohol to increase the bill / ? increase her tip. Overall, would not come back. Food was okay.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were able to accommodate a change in reservation just a few hours before. Food was great! Very busy but the staff handles it well and provides relaxed service. Will definitely go back.

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  3. MarkM

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed our time and meal at Panza. The food and service were both good.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an awesome meal at Panza! Our favorite place in the north end.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food! Little place, but felt cozy and like a family place. Chicken parm was awesome!

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  6. Jackiehavingfun

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    With friends. Hot table by window. Good good, service personal

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My favorite north end restaurant!!! Always great..

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  8. CarolineG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately Panza overbooked itself, and we waited 35 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation set for 7pm. Everyone was standing out in the cold waiting, in similar situations of waiting long amounts of time even with a reservation. Good value for food, but unfortunate wait time; we almost went to a different restaurant after waiting 30 mins.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm and inviting atmosphere..Delish food and wine as always. John is truly great! Keeps us coming back again and again.

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  10. HillaryJ

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great Italian food. Tightly spaced tables but worth it for the food.

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  11. Corey

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and portions were excellent, I can’t say enough about how good the mussels, lobster ravioli and carbonara were! My only negative was how cramped the seating is, however the tight seating quarters have similar optics to many other places in the north end. Look forward to coming back!

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  12. Griffin

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Panza is a hidden gem in the North End. Amazing food all over the menu. Try the Baked Ziti, our favorite!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a reservation for 6 people at 8pm. Showed up at 8pm. They told us to wait in a long line in the rain. When I questioned the one hour wait given the reservation, they were extremely rude.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointed with our experience. We sat down and we’re rushed through the entire meal after booking our reservation months in advance for a birthday celebration. We understand that it was a busy Saturday night, but after only an hour of sitting at the table we were asked to get up and leave the table when we all still had full drinks. The server took our bottle of wine that still had wine left and I tried stopping him to get the wine back and he rudely ignored me and threw it out. Similarly, they picked up full beer bottles off the table trying to throw them out, but we were able to get those back. While we tried to quickly finish our drinks that we PAID for, the staff continued to be rude to us trying to rush us out of the restaurant. Would not recommend due to rude staff.

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  15. MikeM

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Panza crowded us into their tiny restaurant. The pictured ambiance is fake. They try to get as many people as possible into this tiny space to maximize profits. My wife was talked over and brushed up against 10 times by the man next to us so we left. A waiter was hovering over us and talking to another couple about a cruise they took. Ridiculous!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    John is the best waiter around. His service is impeccable and always remembers what we like for our meals

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is very authentic Italian and one of the best value in Little Italy in Boston. The same family that owns the famous Giacomo’s owns this place also. Superb service and ask for the bread to be toasted.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Although the wait was long, it was very worth it!

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  19. MiaE

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was pretty tasty. Wasn’t anything absolutely outstanding, but it wasn’t bad either, I would come back for the food, but not the ambience. It was incredibly crowded and the place is really small. We got seated at a table directly next to the door because there was not other option and we had a reservation, and every time the door opened, we got this huge gust of cold wind blown on us. We spent the entire dinner eating in our puffer jackets because it was too cold to take them off. Regardless of how busy it was, the server was rather attentive to us and everything came out in a timely matter. I would go back, but only if I was seated in a table in the way back far away from the door.

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  20. Luke

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great hot food. Staff is friendly and help you make choices. It’s our place to go in the North End.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We've been to Panza dozens of times and it never disappoints! The food and service are top notch. We made a reservation and were seated right on time. The food arrived quickly (but not to quickly) and was delicious. It was a great experience for our out of town guests.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Panza is our favorite go to in the North End. Everything is always delicious and consistent! Service is always great!

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  23. MoYa

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! One of our favorites in the North End.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came in for my birthday dinner. Had the best mussles of my life. The risotto was a total let down but the mussles were enough to bring me back. Had a great waiter! I wish I could remember his name. I recommend and will be back.

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  25. Daisy

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Panza is a small quaint north end restaurant with a cozy authentic feel. Service was great and on top of everything. Meals were delicious and generous portions! A nice pour as well! Highly recommend!

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  26. BobM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very good Will recommend to friends

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  27. JoeJ

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant with an excellent staff. Food was fantastic.

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  28. Mark

    Greater Boston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the top 5 restaurants in the north end. A small place with large portions and outstanding food!!! A great value!!

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  29. BobR

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Have visited many times and always.great meal and good value.

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  30. SusanR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The waiter was terrific! But the restaurant was backed up, so we had to wait outside nearly 1/2 hour past our reservation time.

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  31. ChrisK

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Tight quarters for the bigger gentleman. The food was fantastic, the service was also good. Food was good for the price.

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  32. Chris

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Had to wait 30 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation. Staff was rude and portions were small.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were very organized for the crowds for New Year’s Eve. Great food and service!!

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  34. LoriE

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great experience for our first visit to the restaurant.

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  35. SarahF

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute place with fast and welcoming service. Would definitely visit again and recommend.

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  36. KarenR

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! Love the chicken parm. Service was exceptional as well!

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  37. ElizabethK

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were amazing! Large portions at an affordable price especially in the area.

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  38. Northenddiner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorites. Always consistent. Good value.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This was one of my favorites in North End. Could rely on a great meal and enjoyed the experience and conversation. Now it’s like they are herding cattle It’s over crowded. Couldn’t even get up from table without hitting people around you. They rushed dinner serving appetizers and then quickly main meal. Ready for next guest and pushing you to be done. Food not as tasty as before. Very Loud.

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  40. StaceyH

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was Saturday before Christmas and we had a reservation for 6:30. We arrived at 6:20 and didn't get in until 7:10. Although the food was worth the wait, we were disappointed that the restaurant clearly overbooked. It was unfortunate as if they took less reservations, they would have totally been able to take the walk ins that were roaming the streets to fill in any gaps.

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FAQs

Panza is rated 4.4 stars by 3434 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Panza

326 Hanover St., Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Fleet St.
  • Neighborhood
    North End
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Haymarket (Orange); North Station (Orange, Green); Aquarium (Blue)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Richard Talieri
  • Additional
    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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