Panza

4.6
3025 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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Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 3025 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience3

They overbook like crazy. Waiting 45 min after our reservation to sit. Food was good but they didn’t serve me what was promised on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect little place in the north end!

BC
BrianC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great too. I would definitely go back again.

TB
ToddB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter (Adel I think, we went the evening of 1.12.22) was amazing! Very attentive and charming. The food was excellent, especially the chopped salad which might be the best salad I've ever had!

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Heather
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, lively spot for affordable and consistently delicious Italian fare. Loved the mussels in white sauce and the gnocchi special. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food was delicious and John the waiter was very attentive.

Panza is fantastic

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service was great. Would go again.

GZ
GeZi
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Nothing special. Small restaurant, décor nothing special, food nothing special, and no deserts.

JM
JudyM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent good and service. Small restaurant so noise level is very high.
We really enjoyed our first time there and will return. Authentic Italian food.

There are so many to choose from, but we didn’t want a fancy restaurant. Judy one with excellent food and Panza didn’t disappoint.

Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Traditional Italian. Very small restaurant, great service and it was the best Italian we’ve ever had

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SaraB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven’t been, you need to go. The food was to die for. Fresh, flavorful, tastefully prepared and presented. The service was quick and polite, not overbearing. Authentic atmosphere. Good for a family get together or a romantic date.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve made it a tradition for the past 6 years to come to Panza and I never leave disappointed. Literally the best restaurant In the North end. I don’t recall my server but he was a lovely Hispanic server who gave me very outstanding attentive service.

MJ
MarilynJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, service, fabulous! Very small, slightly cramped seating. Six of us squished into a 4 person table. All worth it though! Highly recommend the place!

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RyanW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot in the north end, glad to be back after two long years!

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SteveW
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Panza is one of our favorite restaurants in the North End. It's far enough from the crowds and the food is excellent. We highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Made a reservation for 6. Luckily only 4 could make it because it was way too small for 6 people to sit at any table.

Waiter was rude, my food was just okay although everyone else really enjoyed theirs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was tasty as usual and had a great buzz to it .

Very good value

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The food was great. But the place is small and there was a line to get in. Wouldn’t have been an issue except no one came to address the patrons standing and waiting. They ignored us for quite some time until we walked in and hunted down a waitress for help who declared she never saw us. Meanwhile she made eye contact with us while we stood in the cold vestibule in a line about 10 people deep just waiting to see a hostess (one didn’t exist). Once seated, service was slow and mediocre at best. We rushed to order everything we could of when the waiter did finally come over since we weren’t sure when he’d ever come back again.

CG
vipCariG
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Unfortunately a very poor experience at Panza. Despite having a reservation, we waited 30 minutes past the reservation time with no apologies from the restaurant staff. They acted like it was rude of us to expect to be seated within 10 minutes of our reservation time. The food is fine but not the best in the North End. We were a group of 5 and put 5 credit cards to pay- the waitress came back and said ‘I will do 3 but no more.’ I didn’t realize clicking a button 2 extra times was such an inconvenience. We will not be back.

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Gwen
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Panza has a great food selection with friendly staff. We were close to other tables but enjoy the sense of community. The special was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All the food was great. We had bruschetta, muscles and house chopped salad for 2- which was amazing

KH
KHBoston
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful and portions very large. The only downside was the noise as it was sometimes difficult to hear others at the table, however, a lively restaurant is always more fun than a quiet one. I’ve already had numerous requests by family to come back again.

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vipmostfoodlover
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

can’t wait to go back. everyone and everything was amazing. so authentic. so good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and very reasonably $. Server was friendly and attentive

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, as was the service. The sweet potato gnocchi with duck confit & dried cranberries and spinach was creative and amazingly delicious. The wait staff was helpful with recommendations and attentive. I would highly recommend Panza!

AL
AllieL
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a cozy atmosphere. My favorite spot in the north end!

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Kendall
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Been here before and was rather disappointed this time. They had Kraft Parmesan cheese out on the tables and when we asked for fresh grated we were told they didn’t have any. Really? Fresh Italian food and not Parmesan?? Risotto was bland and most of the fish was pretty rubbery.

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viplauren
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The only issue was the server. From the onset, she barely spoke to us, even when she was at the table, and would practically walk away before we even finished speaking. Everything was great, but her complete lack of wanting to be there made the whole experience really weird. It was truly odd and uncomfortable. I hope she is ok.

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Golfmommy
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and everything! We always go back and are never disappointed. Perfection on a relaxed scale.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great! Love the food and the atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter John is the best!

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GraceL
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is excellent and a great value. Will return again soon!

VH
VickyH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Panza is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere. But this time was disappointing . The usually delicious chopped salad tasted like it had dishwater dressing. The chicken was tough. The marinara sauce was weak. other dishes were good.
Staff is excellent. Wine list is affordable for good quality .

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Kate
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Panza is excellent!! The food was so delicious , fresh , and served very quickly. Our waiter, John was the absolute best !!
Would highly recommend Panza

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vipShannon
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food as always!! Very affordable and attentive wait staff!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and service was amazing

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vipSouthShore
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service from John was spot on as always. The veal parm was tender and the red sauce was sweet. Tremendous.

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TiiM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and excellent pastas! Highly recommend the lobster ravioli. It’s a must!

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jeffk
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Don't use Open Table to book this restaurant. Call directly. Open Table cheats you out of reward points.

Awesome amazing time. The group next to us was a little loud at the end of their meal but moved on rather quickly. The wait staff was right on everything from water fill ups to apps, entree timing. Was perfect. THIS is our new go to spot in the North End for dinner!!

FAQs

Panza is rated 4.6 stars by 3025 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.