Panorama

4.6
2265 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 2265 people are saying
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4.6
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JudiS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very disappointed in this restaurant. Prices were high and the food was only OK. Service was terrible. The meal started off with a single slice of what seemed like Italian bread from a supermarket, next came a very lack luster Caesar salad, followed by a 45 minute wait, when our waiter informed us that the pasta we ordered was all gone. We skipped it rather than wait for something else. The entree was bracciola sitting on a bed of polenta and some rather soggy broccoli rabe with a watery sauce seeping out from beneath all. It tasted OK, but didn’t seem worth the $30 we paid. The waiter also forgot to bring my wine.

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TanyaO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! And the staff were lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Terrible. Overpriced for mediocre food. The wait for our reserved table was outrageous, we were sat outside to accommodate the restaurant and promised it was warm but it was freezing, there was dirt in our water, my daughter’s meal had cheese on it despite clearly communicating her dairy allergies, it took 20 minutes just to get a fork.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Management-

We had a reservation today Mother’s Day for 4 at 130. We where not seated until 155. Then when seated the service was slow and awful.
I have been there in the past Amd always had a nice experience. It was never like this.

Anyway, it was a utter and complete disappointment. Especially for a $300 meal. They where out of pasta when I ordered. And he didn’t take our order for 45 minutes.
He kept forgetting our drinks. And got me the wrong first course.

After speaking with management they are giving us a check for the meal. Amd where sorry. So we will go back to see them again. Just not on a holiday.
My mom had to ask him 3 times for a glass of bubbly.
Not acceptable.
My dads steak was cold. And when we said it’s been 3 hours and we need our dessert wrapped up because we have to leave. ‘Mind you we would just sit there without foood or drink I front of us and nobody would ask if we needed anything. And to top it off, He forgot my sons Dessert.

It was a terrible experience. And we dine out or take out 3-5 times a week. And I have to say this was the worst experience we have ever had.

I feel you should be completely aware of this. Please let me know if this is the right person I should speak to.

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Nancy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we eat here we walk away happy. We love the food, the service and the ambience. We highly recommend Panorama to everyone.

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Asia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went here for the Mother's Day brunch. The service here was terribly slow. We were seated around noon and did not receive our main dish until sometime after 1:30. The steak and potatoes were very greasy and tasted slightly like gas (as if from a gas grill). The restaurant was obviously understaffed, as the host and someone who appeared to be the manager also began taking on the role of waitstaff. I had been so excited to check out this wine bar only to be extremely disappointed. While the food was a disappointment, I will say the wine selection was nice.

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Born
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Never again, service was extremely slow on a limited menu, three course meal, 17 bucks to park, 1st course was mediocre, 2nd course was very good, 3rd course was cheaply thrown together and small, manager had a poor attitude and was not very accommodating..went for mother's day brunch, left disappointed 😞

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very attentive, and we appreciated the explanation of the various wines in the wine flight

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Been here many times thru out the years and this was the worst the food has ever been
It wasn’t terrible but not hood by any means and certainly didn’t warrant the price

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent. The manager went above and beyond to make it a great dining experience. Definitely will be recommending Panorama

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RobertP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and service was pleasant. Staff very helpful and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Our server, Ozzy, was attentive and helpful. Angela, the manager was generous and lovely. Matthew, the Chef, came to our table and answered questions and asked for feedback. The food was OUTSTANDING. Definitely recommend!

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vipOscar
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regular Phila diners and the Panorama dinning experience is consistently excellent and a great value. The atmosphere, food, wine and service is amazing and provides a dinning experience unparalleled in Philadelphia. The creative wine flights offer an inexpensive way to enjoy good wines during the meal. and yes the food is creative and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food was incredible but had to ask to be waited on after 20-30 min and was never checked on by our waitress. The manager was very nice and came over to apologize after

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NataliaT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Ozzy was amazing and so was the food and wine. Can't wait to come back.

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vipKarenB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Very short staffed. Unusually long wait for drinks, table clearing in between courses, etc. painfully slow!!!

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JamesC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I eat here about twice a year. The wine list is extensive and the staff is eager to help you make a choice. The food is always executed well. The menu is small but carefully crafted. Staff at this last visit was really something special. Our waitress Megan was probably one of the best I've encountered in a long time. She was at the table when she needed to be and kept a watchful eye on our glasses, all while being funny and polite. We dined family-style with another couple over three courses and dessert. Megan ensured that we were not rushed and had an opportunity to enjoy each course. She was assisted by an incredibly friendly group of food runners and bussers. I'll be back soon.

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AnnaW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful dishes, perfectly paced! Definitely get a wine flight or two, and we loved the fresh, savory collection of bruschetta to start. The duck entree and ricotta cake for dessert was so decadent and delicious! The staff is also very kind with great recommendations. The inside is very intimate, dark, and quiet, but if you chose to sit outside there is typical street noise of course. We sat outside and enjoyed every moment!

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vipddrew
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is to perfection!

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vipMattP
New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have had in a long time. Service was impeccable!

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NicoleC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful place. Food came out fast. Wine Flight was amazing. Our Second waiter was very informative and alert. Host was very helpful and accommodating with out seating arrangement. Will be going back.

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vipAlexanderD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great wine list, fantastic food, slow service though. Will be back 100% because we like to take our time

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vipJCYNOLA
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for wine flights and good food to compliment. Interesting Wine list and knowledgeable servers. Delay is seating was address with a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Good spacing of tables. Real highlight of Philly dining.

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KayvanZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Panorama never lets us down. The food, ambience, and of course the wine were perfect. We were lucky enough to have Niles around, who’s wine suggestions and pairing recommendations were amazing!

JK
vipJK12
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and service!

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MichaelG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first time dining experience with my girlfriend at Panorama was fantastic from the time we were seated. The kindness, courtesy and friendliness of all staff we were greeted by set the stage for a quiet, relaxing and romantic evening! Not only was the food and beverages outstanding, but the waiter and bartender should be commended on their professionalism and exceptional service.

My girlfriend and I now have now found our new spot to escape to for an extremely enjoyable time. Can't wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! The waiter was super Helpful with my wine choice & nailed it in the first try! It was a great experience. Food is always deliciously prepared & we never feel rushed. The pasta dishes are our favorite!

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Mike
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food, drinks and food servicer were great. BUT, my waitress Francesca seems as if she didn't want to wait on us until she had NO choice. There was one couple at a table and my party. At the time, the rest of the room was empty. Francesca looked in our direction, dismissed us and only served the one couple. At one point walked pass our table and didn't say a word. 15 minutes later another couple was seated next to my table. Francesca back in the room a few moments later, headed in their direction until we looked at her and she finally came to our table. All went well after that. It was our first time at this restaurant and we were celebrating birthdays, but first impressions are everything. Not sure if I will visit this established again! Race seemed to be an issue with her!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Waitress took 1 1/2 hours to get us 2 Martini’s

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vippseudandry
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as usual. Brilliant pastas and a wine fir every taste.

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JimmyPaulaMasters
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good, but overpriced. While the wine was delicious, it was dar too expensive.

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DayshawnH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it so many options to choose from and they made it extremely special for me and my girlfriend 9 months together i highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We were seated and waited 20 minutes just for a server to introduce themselves. Then it took another 30 minutes to get our order taken, then another 40 minutes just to get our appetizers (salad & calamari). Another hour just to get our entrees (veal & lasagna). Food was mediocre for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The food was good but the service was absolutely terrible. We watched two tables seated after us get drinks before a waiter visited our table. We were at the table for over two hours and we’re only approached to order drinks, food, and a second round of drinks after asking for someone to come take our order.

At the end of the night, we got our checks (with no itemized receipt), paid, and were leaving the restaurant when the wait staff came out, said we paid for the wrong table, bring another check that was $100 higher, and ask us to sign/tip again before leaving.

With all of the phenomenal Italian options in Philadelphia, do not waste your time here. We will not be going back.

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vipJamesG
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great experience at Panorama. The manager Angela is absolutely the best. She makes the experience just great by making you feel really welcome and special! Food good too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very overpriced.

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vipCandy
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great! From the wine flights and food. I’ll be back again

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic, from the wine, to the food, to the service. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipOscar
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best overall restaurant in Philadephia for food, wine, service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The wine flights were amazing. The eggplant parmigiana was Amazon and I had the steak so juicy. I ate outside so the ambiance was so romantic. Will be returning!

FAQs

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

Panorama is rated 4.6 stars by 2265 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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