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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.
Boston, MA 02113
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, and Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
$30 and under
Haymarket (Orange); North Station (Orange, Green); Aquarium (Blue)
Wheelchair Access, Wine
Panza Ratings and Reviews
My husband , son and I enjoyed a very good dinner at Panza. It had been recommended
to me as having excellent veal dishes as well as pasta dishes. The food was fresh, appropriately seasoned and truly delicious. We especially loved the grilled Italian greens appetizer as well as the calamari- cooked perfectly and very good. The veal piccata was tender and had a wonderful flavor. The service was spot on- which always makes for an enjoyable evening. This restaurant gets high marks from me.
This place is a GEM. I loved everything about it. From the WONDERFUL service to the
absolutely delicious food, to the ambiance. JUST GREAT !! Can't wait to go back again and again. We had the mussels fra diavolo, veal panza and home made pasta and a bottle of wine.
Couldn't have been treated better.
Made a reservation for 5pm, and was glad that we did when we arrived because the line was out the door. We were told that our table was just being cleaned up and to wait outside and we’d be called in. We waited 15 minutes, watched 3 other parties of 2 (who had openly said that they wished they had made a reservation) be seated before us, before we were finally invited inside. The food was okay, but the overall service was so disappointing that it ruined the experience totally.
Satisfying meals without much pretension. Panza was very busy when we arrived and seating was a bit chaotic despite having a reservation. The service came fast initially and then slowed down after we quickly received our dishes. Portions are generous and the flavors satisfy. Refined palettes may find the flavors here average. Come for a hearty meal and a generous cup of wine.
Love this place. We have eaten at the many great Italian restaurants in the North End but feel Panza is best. The bread is crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. The wine is very reasonably priced generally $22 a bottle. We shared the bruschetta ($8) that was enough for 4. I had the chicken parmigiana ($18) that was huge and perfectly cooked. The ziti was al dente and cooked with salt. The sauce was light and tasty. I rank this as second only to a Sicilian restaurant in Granda Spain. My wife had a fish dish that she absolutely loved. Truly the price was a great value considering that so many places overprice their food. Granted we didn’t have dessert there as there are 2 great bakeries nearby but think this place is wonderful.
Once you are in it is great, but to get in was a huge hassle. We had a reservation for 5pm, as did many others in the LINE we had to wait in outside. A walk in group was allowed to cut us and be seated. We waited for half an hour when we had a reservation. There is no hostess working the door / line so reservations essentially are meaningless. Great food and prompt service, but the line outside with reservations is a major turn off.
The restaurant was quite small, a bit of a hole in the wall. But the service was great and the food was delicious! We had a reservation, which helped because there were several people waiting. The food came out pretty quickly. We were out celebrating a birthday, so I was hoping for something with a bit more ambiance, but overall it was nice. I also didn’t realize that they don’t serve dessert, so we had to go down the street for a pastry.
Our meal was great. And we loved that we were able to make a reservation in advanced. Towards the end of the night though, the staff wanted to go home and opened the front door, turned on the lights, and just did whatever they could to encourage us to leave. Which we found rude when we spent a lot of money and just wanted to finish our wine.
The food was just ok compared to other options in the area, and the meal started off with a mildly rude altercation with the hostess who seated us. After we tipped 16% on the bill, the general manager came over after we paid to complain we tipped off the pre-tax total (which is the rule of thumb) vs. the post-tax and loudly announced to us and nearby tables he felt compelled to inquire why the tip was so "poor". This used to be my regular stop in the North End, but I don't think I'll be coming back.
Panza is authentic Italian. Absolutely delicious with great service despite the tiny close quarters of the restaurant. Our service was very knowledgeable about the menu and helped us narrow down our choice because there were so many good options. The restaurant is quite noisy so not a good place to conduct business. But I would highly recommend for a good fun night out!
With all the great ratings I was surprised that this place wasn't better. There are so many places to choose from in the north end and while Panza had a good price point, none of their noodles were made in house, salads were over dressed and the service was just ok.
Nothing about our experience was particularly horrible but there are too many better spots in the surrounding area that I'd rather go to.
Had the Butternut Squash tortalini and lobster ravioli were outstanding. Ask the friendly waiter what he would recommend and he gave us 5 options including the two we had. Place is small and cozy and hard to get the attention of waiters at the front door but once you did the dining experience was great. Highly recommend for the North End experience and you can make reservations.
I called many many times during business hours to change the number in our party. I left three messages as no one answered until 90 minuets prior to our reservation. Until then, we did not know if they could accommodate our additional two guests.
The food was fair to average: over-cooked pasta, unimaginative preparation, and huge portions (which many rate highly sacrificing quality for quantity).
The service was good: friendly and cheerful. He forgot a few things but we were a large group in a loud tiny space.
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