We were there on a reservation. They placed us a long a wall of tables for 2. A very cramped area and they filled each table. The restaurant was not at capacity. The party seated next us would have knocked food of the bread plates on the table removing their coat, if there was bread on the table. We had the back side of the server “in our face” every time she came to service the table. They had one person working the valet stand on a rainy dreary night in an area where the majority of restaurants valet. I chose this restaurant because it is a go to for friends of ours and I am not certain I would go there again.
Met a friend for dinner. She ordered some fagiole bean appetizer and I had lobster fra diovolo with squid ink pasta. Montepulciano wine. Everything was perfect. When booking, I noted that it was a birthday dinner, but the occasion went unnoticed.
The food and service were excellent! It would be nice if tables were spaced a little farther apart, especially when there are loud people at the next table! Prices on specials were high but the specials were excellent. Overall, we had a lovely meal.
The only thing better than the food was the service.
When we decided to order off the prix fixe menu, our server alerted us that the portions are a bit smaller. Could have fooled us because we each brought half of our amazing entrees home.
Extremely good service, very good wine list,1/2 price wine on Monday nites, authentic Italian cuisine, would come back anytime!
This was our second visit to the restaurant and it was even better than we remembered. The food was absolutely delicious. We tried just about everything with our party of 10 but the most memorable was the rigatoni with the sausage. The service was outstanding. Heather, our waitress, was very knowledgeable and has some wonderful recommendations!!!! Would come back again and again when we are in town
My second time dining here and thoroughly enjoyed my gluten free meal. Having celiac disease it's difficult to find restaurants with such an extensive menu but Pane e Vino did not disappoint. The waitress was very attentive to my dietary needs and presented me with delicious warm gluten free rolls . I highly recommend this restaurant for it's food, wine, ambiance and attentive staff.
We had a great dinner here on Sunday evening. There were four in our party and we each had a different entree. The food was excellent, we each enjoyed our meals.
The staff was attentive and friendly and our waiter (Edward) clearly had knowledge of how the each meal was prepared. He also recommended several wines to pair with each meal. We were all very pleased with his selections.
I looked forward to coming back to Pan E Vino because I looked forward to one dish only - The Anatra (Confit Duck with Fig Walnut Ravioli). This dish is simply delicious !! I could eat this every time I go there & never get sick of it. Simply a great restaurant & the service was impeccable !!
Thank you for a very enjoyable Valentine’s Day dinner. My compliments to the chef & waitstaff. Bravo !! 👍🏻
We went for Valentine's day and everything was wonderful.
There were a couple of issues that we encountered.
One, was the fact that our server didn't tell us about the specials for the evening. I only realized that there were some after hearing the server for the table next to ours, recite them.
Also, there was no salt shaker on the table (wanted it for the olive oil). That in itself was not a big deal, but when we asked the server for the salt, he returned several minutes later with a dish that had salt on it. He said they ran out of salt shakers. Really? Running out of salt shakers.
Other than that, it was a good overall experience.
We got the meatball appetizer with ricotta cheese. The meatballs were good and the sauce had a nice fresh taste. They were a little on the light side with the ricotta cheese topping. Wish there was more.
I had the pork chop and it was cooked perfectly. The brussel sprouts were nice and crunchy and the mashed sweet potato was also very good.
She had the veal with artichokes. I thought the veal was a little on the small side but never the less, tasted good.
I would definitely go back.
Great Italian cuisine, very well defined wine list, knowledgeable and helpful manager and waitress.Excellent value !
Valentines Dinner. We’ve been here several times, it’s one of out favorites restaurants. We’ve never had bad food or service, everything has always been spectacular. So it was quite a disappointment. First waiting at the bar. The bartender was great, cocktails yummy. However, really loud patrons that no one quieted down. We got to our table & our server, Angela I think, was just a sweetheart. She never rushed us throughout the entire meal and kept that smile even though it was busy. She was fantastic! The wild boar sausage app was great as was the stuffed pepper. We both got the Osso Bucco, one was fantastic, the other burnt & dry. On to dessert, chocolate cake, was a dry as a bone. But as bad as part of the meal was, there was a very loud, obnoxious party, NOT what you want on Valentines Day. Apparently, there was a convention in town. Again, no one seemed to care or to quiet them down. Overall, we were extremely disappointed.
Best scallops I've ever had in my entire life. The service was great! Super everything. 5 stars!
The service was on point the staff was very knowledgeable of the menu and the food was behind what I was expecting. There chicken was like Eating food straight from heaven.
We come to Pane e Vino often because it has long been our favorite, but this time was disappointing. We got our Valentine's Day reservation in in December and requested a table in the front room, which we know from a lot of experience is much quieter, and much less awkwardly close to the next table over. This request was made with the reservation online through OpenTable, and we got no indication that it wouldn't be able to be accommodated...not even when they gave us a call to confirm the reservation a day or two before.
This kind of rubbed us the wrong way from the beginning...but we figured we were there, and we always go here for Valentine's Day and our anniversary, so we should just make the best of it, sitting at the awkward row of tables along the main pathway from the kitchen to the front room that are all just a veeeery short distance from the next table over, with staff walking by very close, quickly, constantly.
Another thing which, alone, might not be make-or-break... I decided to spring for the special risotto, which was described as the same as the shrimp risotto normally on the menu but with more different seafood, adding scallops and lobster as well. It was not the same...it was not a creamy risotto, but rather a tomatoy one with no cream... it was okay, but not as described and not nearly as delicious.
We usually stay for coffee and dessert after our meal, but not this time... we headed elsewhere, fortunately finding the romantic ambiance we had so carefully tried to arrange by getting in our Pane e Vino reservation in so early.
We won't put this up on Yelp/Google/etc, because we don't want to be whiners.... it was still a nice enough meal despite failing to meet our expectations... but since we were emailed asking for a review, this is the honest feedback. Honestly it probably does mean we will head to our formerly-2nd-favorite place on Federal Hill the next time we want to celebrate :( You were our favorite for 12+ long years.