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Executive Chef Matthew Gentile has revamped the Italian menu and interpreted Panorama’s stable of recipes, many of which had been in the Sena family for generations, and edited them with modern techniques, lighter ingredients and clean presentations. Chef Gentile adds a large selection of homemade pastas, large plates for sharing, and many lighter options that can be combined for a meal.Panorama was recognized with a Guinness World Record as the World’s Largest Wine Bar via an award bestowed on its custom-designed winekeeper/cruvinet, which offers 120 wines on tap..
The restaurant is hyper-focused on wine, with up to 150 wines by the glass available at any time. Try one of our signature Panoramic Flights — a personal wine tasting offering a sampling of five different wines within a select group - from a selection of over 2 dozen fun and provocative themes.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Italian, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Mon -Thurs: 12pm - 10pm, Fri: 12pm- 11pm; Sat: 2pm - 11pm, Sun: 5pm - 9pm
$31 to $50
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Allow our onsite planners to assist you with organizing your event, reserving blocks of rooms for wedding guests, or establishing catering menus. Our staff members can guide you through every step of the planning process, whether you are organizing a business meeting, formal dinner or reception.
There is a public, non-affiliated lot adjacent to the building with entrances on Market Street & on Front Street.
Bus Stop - Market & Front Street
Rail - 2nd & Market Street
Chef Matt Gentile
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Wednesday Every Week a featured Red and White Wine
Featured Wine of the Month
Happy Hour in the Wine Bar Sun -Fri 5-7 pm
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Panorama Ratings and Reviews
This place is a winner. My first dinner here was outstanding so I booked again for a business meal. My director travels the world and has eaten everywhere. Even he was impressed. The food is outstanding, the wait staff is professional and friendly. I've been here before and will do so again.
wine and food were marvelous. I cook and I'm critical so if I think its good-its good!!
beautiful blending of ingredients. Very creative.
only negative which can be fixed. Waiter needs a little more training.
My first course was onion soup-delicious-after I got up when I saw the waiter at another
table to remind him he didn't bring a soup spoon. I had to get up because I didnt want
the soup to get cold.
The Bracciola was the best my brother, visiting from Florida, had ever had. He just raved about it. We also had a wonderful red wine. It was a very nice evening.
Our waiter, Marcello, was so helpful and made all of us feel very much at home.
We will definitely be back.
The wine list is extraordinary and more wines are offered by the glass than any other restaurant. The flights of wine are particularly notable and let you sample five dufferent wines in one sitting. The main courses were unimaginative and not particularly well prepared. But the wine experience here is so wonderful that I highly recommend going for that and just ordering a starter and a pasta course. That’s what I intend to do from now on.
Really delicious food and great atmosphere. We were taking my parents out for their anniversary, and the restaurant gave us complimentary champagne which was such a nice gesture that made the night even more special! The wine flights are spectacular. The food is very high quality. Fantastic service. Will definitely be back!
Amazing selection of wines and a fantastic bartender whose recommendations were spot-on. The food was incredible as well, and I appreciated that they offered s a smaller portion of their pastas (more room for wine!). If I lived in Philly, I would be here every weekend.
The waiter was attentive and very knowledgable. He was a sommelier too, which was a huge plus, considering the myriad wines they offer. The food was excellent. The pesto is the best my parents and I have ever had. The flavors were complex and one didn't overpower the others.
Pasta was celebrated on Pasta Day! A magnificent mushroom appetizer with foraged fungi. Four perfect pastas from pungent pepper to delicate lobster crepe. You can count on the most authentic Italian pastas every day. Dreamy babas for dessert with lemon curd. (Panorama knows lemons well and serves the best Lemoncello in America.)
We were extremely disappointed in our evening at Panorama. We love going there. We were celebrating a 60th birthday. We were seated in the bar area, which was fine. Our waitress, Amy, was miserable. Maybe she was having a really bad night? In any event, we asked for a flight of wine and we ordered salads and she slammed the food down and walked off. she never came to ask us if we wanted anything else. We then finally got her attention and asked for angel hair pasta, she brought out what looked like whole wheat pasta with some kind of red sauce. no explanation of what happened to the angel hair, nothing. she just waked away. The food was good. We decided not to stay for dessert and go elsewhere. Very saddened, but we won't be making the long drive from Wayne, PA to Panorama again. it's not worth the drive, sorry to say.
Wine tastings are the big draw here, as there are roughly 20 different thematically structured sampling flights of 5 wines each, very suitable and entertaining instead of an aperitif. The menu is smallish, but competent. We found the atmosphere a little lacking, however, as other than the bar this is a fairly ordinary space. The addition of tablecloths would be a simple expedient, and overall would significantly elevate the tone of the dining area. I know there's a cost issue here, but I at least would prefer to have a few dollars tacked onto my evening's tab to pay for whatever wine spills I and my fellow diners might have.
We had a wonderful meal at Panorama last week. The wine cruvinet is crazy - 120 bottles available by the glass, all preserved in a tap system that keeps them fresh. Great choices and well selected flights. The food was wonderful. Presentation was beautiful. Panorama was recently remodeled and got rave reviews in the Philadelphia Inquirer. I was not as impressed. The space was very, very nice to be sure. But all tables were 3 x 3 squares and if the party was larger, they were grouped together. No variation. That and the absence of tablecloths gave the otherwise elegant space the feel of a hotel breakfast spot. If they could add tablecloths and maybe a vase with a flower to the tables, it would dress it up so much more.
We hold a very special place in our hearts for this hotel, restaurant, and staff. My husband and I have been going to the Penn's View Inn and Ristorante Panorama for 7 years. We usually plan a weekend getaway at the hotel, visit museums, and dinner at Panorama. It's one of my favorite place in Philly to have dinner with friends and celebrate special occassions. A few years ago, we had our rehearsal dinner in the private wine cellar and it was perfection! All staff members are personable, above and beyond helpful and committed to a memorable experience. With amazing cuisine and the largest wine list in the city...you just can't go wrong. So many different flights of wine to choose from...a Vino Lover's Dream! Buon Cibo Buon Vino, Buoni Amici!
Make a reservation...you won't regret it!
This has always been one of the best Italian 'style' dining options in Center City Philly with a small but creative menu, a super wine selection and reliable, quality service. The new decore and design has given the place an exciting boost to an already wonderful dining space. The star of the remodel however has to be the menu and its focus on local, sustainable, and creative use of ingredients. I began with the wild mushroom saute which was amazing as was the wild boar bologenese for my pasta course. My husband had the lobster crepe and a small salad which were excellent. For mains I had the duck which was perfectly prepared and presented, however the polenta base was rather bland, but still good. My husband chose the Veal Picatta which was beautifully presented but also a bit under seasoned for our tastes though still better than many other fine dining options in the city. One word about the deserts...WOW...save room they are awesome...not heavy, a fine compliment to a great meal. The Senna's (brother Gesseppi has La Famiglia down the street and it's awesome) know how to satisfy!
Visited Panorama for weekday lunch. The meal was outstanding. I highly recommend the braciole - out of this world. Amazing wine selection with some fantastic options for wine flights. Our waiter, Chris, was informative and engaging - making the experience that much better.
The food was spectacular. Walking into the restaurant, I didn't realize it was a hotel restaurant and despite the name Panorama and being on the waterfront, there's no real view of the water. This said, the food way exceeded my expectations. Delectable, interesting Italian fare. Started with home baked focaccia topped with pesto, then a grilled shrimp appetizer and perfectly cooked salmon atop wax beans and a parsley broth. Healthy, delicious, and awesome service too! Plus the wine list is so extensive it's in the Guinness Book of World Records. Will definitely return for family meals in the future.
Food was good and restaurant redone and lovely. Downside: Our table was so close to the one behind i couldnt get in and out of my seat without disturbing someone. Bathroom had one stall which i thought was odd for a restaurant of that size. My drink was $14 and not good.
We were late due to traffic | The lovely young woman held our table.
It was restaurant week | We ordered additional delicious items.
Always great service at Panorama | Our server Chris was AMAZINGLY knowledgeable about the food/wine & totally charming!
USA Grüner Veltliner was not to my liking | The wine steward found the perfect Austrian replacement.
I like the restaurant itself and the wine selection was amazing however my dining experience was less then pleasant. I ordered the salmon and it came out raw. The waiter apologized and took it back. However, when I got my meal back I was taken back that it was the same piece of fish. I know this because I cut the fish with my fork and the fish I got back was the same piece simply pushed back together. Very disappointing.