Panorama

4.5
2330 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2330 people are saying
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Cocina
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Delicious food, romantic ambience, and great waitstaff!

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vipTrunc
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall the experience was good. We were sat about 20-30 minutes after our reservation which is generally not a huge deal. However, they had us sit at the bar, and we waited a full 25 minutes to get our drinks. The bar was not crowded.

After waiting for the bartender to make our drinks, he forgot one, and asked a member of our party if they wanted anything as if they didnt order.

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ArielM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wine and food were both delicious. It was a wonderful day for eating outside and you va. Tell that they put a lot of effort into minimizing the noise of being right on front street.

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vipBarbaraM
Miami
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner very much, the service was great and the ambiance also.

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KinseyG
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Panorama with a friend and we had a lovely time! The wine flights were amazing and the food was delish!

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vipJohnS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was amazing! Definitely goes to the top of our list of restaurants to re-visit.

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luvAA
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service for our Anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another amazing dinner at Panorama for an anniversary. As always great food, service, and felt very comfortable there. Our waitress was so kind with good suggestions and helped make the night special. Thanks again for a great time!

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vipstephanie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I highly recommend it. One of my favorite places.

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Nikki
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

highly recommend the sparkling wine flight/tower! was delicious

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vipPiGirls
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta was home made and wonderful. The wine flights were fun. The outside eating area was very loud from the road. I would recommend inside if you can

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Cocina
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Every dish was delicious, the staff warm, friendly and helpful, and the dining room beautiful and romantic (and safe!).

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vipBrandon
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Went to a late dinner here after debating if we should bring our dogs and eat outside. we have always wanted to go and glad we did. The food and drinks are great - we will definitely come back. The service was a bit slow at times (like getting the drinks etc.) but in fairness we did end up having to take the last table of the night.

Overall it was worth going over to Old City for, tho we will make it a night out next time. Thank you!

*parking can be difficult in this area because of tourists

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! My husband and I are visiting from out of town and as most of you experience it can be frustrating making reservations in new places you are not familiar with. With that being said I can not say enough good things about this restaurant! From the moment I walked in the door to check in for our reservation until after they took the check it was absolutely a first class experience. Every employee encounter was professional and friendly! The waiter gave amazing recommendations and the food was outstanding! If we lived in Philadelphia this would be our restaurant of choice! Outstanding job all around! Book your reservation and thank me later haha

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Marty
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was not as hot. I gave a high rating because I usually have a great experience.

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vipPeggyS
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit but won't be our last! We had a reservation for 2, and ended up being 4 and they accommodated us so politely. The service was amazing, from the hostess to every server, and the food absolutely delicious. Drinks were great too!

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vipbunnygirl
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out / great food and focaccia breads amazing!

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DonnaC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food with an abundance of different textures and flavors. You must try the Limoncello!!!!

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AdamS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with massive by the glass wine selection.

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vipMarkU
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the food, the service and the atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine, food, friendly staff

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Finnegan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every staff member I encountered was professional and friendly. The appetizers were delicious; I had the duck as an entree and it was perfect! My server, Francesca, was an absolute delight from beginning to end! She was attentive, knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Great experience!

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Ruth
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Panarama never disappoints. Food and service were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rigatoni is sooooo good! You can tell this dish was made with love. I loved having a flight of wine and calamari to start off my meal! Would definitely come back again.

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vipDrdk
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a delicious meal here for our anniversary and really enjoyed it. Staff was very attentive. We recommend the pasta dishes. Dessert was yummy too. Lovely space.

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JosephM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were all exceptional! They adjusted a dish for my sons taste and spoke with us about our trip.

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DinerDan
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipChc454
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal at the bar with the best bartenders anywhere in the city!

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Mistahjoe
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My wife heard good things about Panorama, and my friend was in town with his girlfriend, so the 4 of us went for a nice Saturday dinner.

First impressions were great -- the restaurant is beautiful. It's "up my alley" in terms of decor -- brick, glass, marble, just really well done design. We were seated in a small but lovely table for 4 people. Our server was kind, friendly, and his presence was welcomed and appreciated. On service and decor, I really liked Panorama!

I thought the food (and pricing) was a hit or miss. We got the wagyu beef meatball dish, which I thought was very good. It was a weird taste/texture on first bite but the gravy was good and I warmed up to it; it wasn't like nonna's meatballs, and I had to be reminded of that. We were also treated to some cornbread, I think it was cornbread, it was flat and was just OK. Served with a caramelized onion butter, which sounded great in theory but was a little harsh for me. But, I appreciated the out-of-the-box approach even if the execution wasn't there.

Main courses -- I got the NY strip, my friends got the chicken Milanese and braciole. They seemed to enjoy their dishes. I liked my NY strip, which was cooked correctly (med-rare) and was quite juicy and delicious. But they piled all these veggies on top -- mushrooms, tomatoes, and what might have been celery? I don't know. I had a few bites and brushed it all off. I think if they did the NY strip with a small mashed or polenta side, it would have been better. Finally, dessert was their chocolate cake and a lemon cake. The lemon cake was overly sweet/tart. The chocolate cake was OK.

The drinks were OK; I had a gin drink on their board and it was tasty. We ordered a champagne flight that I did not think was worth the price, personally ($36 for what amounted to maybe 2 wine glasses worth of champagne). But it was tasty, interesting, and again - out of the ordinary enough.

All-in-all, a good experience, albeit a little pricey for the execution missteps.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere, the service was outstanding.

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vipAnitaL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Panorama was amazing! The service was fantastic and attentive! They brought over a complimentary glass of Prosecco at the start for my birthday, and gave us another complimentary glass of limoncello at the end of the meal! The food was beyond all expectations! So delicious with fresh ingredients and imaginative. I can’t wait to return!

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Andrea
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Amazing food!! I would highly recommend the pasta with clams, and I asked them to add in asparagus and shrimp. It was very good!!

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MarcelloP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at the wine bar and were able to take in the ambiance while eating. The service was quick and the bartender was very friendly and helpful. The food and wine was incredible. We will absolutely be back

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MichaelG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, fabulous friendly service and excellent food. What more can you ask for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Was looking forward to a return visit until we waited over 20 minutes after being seated in the dining room before the waitress said quickly I’ll
Be right with you and then ten more minutes passed and she never came back. I don’t mind waiting a bit if I at least have a drink in my hand but that didn’t happen. I am sensitive to the shortage of people willing to work but there were plenty of staff walking around. We ended up getting up and sitting at the bar and we’re taken care of. Food and wine were excellent. I suggest there be more training for waitstaff when it comes to making people wait. There is a way to handle it and ignoring your customers is not one of those ways.

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LeahS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service!

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vipPaulM
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Wow! Wow! My girlfriend and I literally got lucky by finding this hidden gem walking through Old City. The wine list was spectacular, the food was flavorful (we had the Brazilian and Chicken Milanese), and the service was on - point!!! We sat outdoors and enjoyed the nice breeze off of the waterfront and sounds of the city. The music selection was a nice touch as well (70's and 80's soul on that day). We will be back 😀

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DawnC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food , service all was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The experience relates to wine was very disappointing - we ended up just getting cocktails. I asked what the waiter would recommend for a fan of dry reisling- his answer was that they were ‘out of reisling but we have some other things like moscato’ For a place that calls itself a wine bar this is pretty tough to swallow.

The food was delicious and so were the cocktails but we went there looking for some good wine and were so turned off we audibled out of it.

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Bt23
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

wine was great. food was ok. it was a bit pricey for the value

FAQs

Panorama offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 922-7800.

Panorama is rated 4.5 stars by 2330 OpenTable diners.

Panorama does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://pennsviewhotel.pinnaclecart.com/index.php?p=catalog&parent=14&pg=1.

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.

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