Panorama

4.4
2338 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2338 people are saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine, food, friendly staff

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Finnegan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
10 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
8 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
1 review
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
2 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
10 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
28 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
13 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
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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

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GregoryS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The out door seating is well prepared but sit against a highway so it can get loud with cars and trucks going by. Overall great food and a huge wine list

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Foodandwine
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with excellent food and service.

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vipJW2019
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

While our food was delicious we wish it had a broader menu. We struggled a little to find something we would truly enjoy.

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RichardG
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First post COVID-19 visit to Panorama. The wine is the best. The food was good. Service was good. This is the first time in years where I sat at a table, usually it’s the bar for me.

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vipOscar
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Panorama consistently produces the best dinning experience in Philadelphia. My wife had the veal and I had the lamb. Simply delicious. Entire experience was amazing.

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vipmarajgold
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. 😊

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vipBrianL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Lovely servers but host, Kevin, was miserable. He tainted the entire experience. Food was mediocre.

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FoodieKaren
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar finally and had a wonderful dinner. Alex the bartender was great. The duck confit was melt in your mouth. My husband had the rigatoni with a wild boar Bolognese sauce which is one of his favorites.

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vipgoodkarma
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to return to our favorite restaurant. Everything is wonderful. Really enjoyed our flights.
Would only wish for a vegan option.

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MikeVee
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been quite awhile since we dined at Panorama and it is still a great dining experience. We were greeted and taken to our table. Our server, Jonathan,
Intruded himself to us and inquired whether we preferred sparkling water or still and went over the menu with us explaining that night’s special entree. Cocktails were ordered and we placed our appetizer order. We were not rushed in any way and as we were finishing our first course we put in our entree order.

The appetizers were excellent: I had the burrata which was outstanding and someone had the eggplant parmigiana which received rave reviews.

We ordered 4 entrees: braciola, chicken milenese, salmon and the special offering of the night, the lamb shoulder. All we exceptional.

It was a great evening and we look forward to dining there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Panorama was good. The food was well seasoned & tasty. The wine flights were great. The service could have been better. Our waitress was average at best, didn’t have any suggestions & wasn’t friendly. It was restaurant week & it was disappointing that we couldn’t get anything off the regular menu. That should’ve been specified when the reservation was booked.

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Nakoa
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot for a nice Italian dinner. We enjoyed a flight of Italian red wine. I think it was definitely in the top 5 Italian places I've eaten at in Philly. Service was great too.

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vipPapa
Richmond
100 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all around
Michelin worthy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I would not return here. Server was not friendly and also very pushy trying to get us to order more and more. He approached our table asking if we wanted tequila shots. He didn’t interact much besides when he was trying to get us to order more drinks / food. Then he was very pushy with getting us to leave. Food was just average, nothing wowed us at all. If the service didn’t give off such bad vibes, our experience would have been better. Philly is filled with way better restaurants then this place. Don’t waste your time or money.

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Jake
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent indoor dining experience during Philly's Restaurant Week. First time indoors at a restaurant since COVID. Great re-entry experience. Location is extremely convenient on public transportation. 48 bus drops you at their door! Staff was terrific.

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vipCandy
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food and ambiance were good but our server seemed in a rush and not very helpful with the menu

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food and wine. Service was a little slow, but they were crowded. The shrimp appy was fabulous. Good steak.

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vipMom1438
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and ambience and background music were all excellent!

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NIkki
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Overall poor service, overcooked food, undertrained staff.

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DennisH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, the wine flight a good deal. Thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience.

FAQs

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

Panorama is rated 4.4 stars by 2338 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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