Panorama

4.4
2320 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
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOscar
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
5 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
99 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.

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Rich
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Mushroom app was excellent. Beer list is lacking. Wine flights are $34!

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Madeline
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was fabulous as always. The new cocktails were also delicious

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Jac1216
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Panorama never disappoints. They have an impressive wines by the glass list. If you ever need a recommendation, their amazing sommelier, Bill, will help select the perfect wine. Fabulous food, wine and staff! 🥂

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Kayleigh
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend if you like any kind of Italian food. However the service was subpar. We waited an hour to get our dessert. Nobody came and checked on us throughout our 2 hour meal. We were also seated after people that arrived after us. The staff was unfriendly but the food was amazing.

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vipRoccos
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love this restaurant, one of our favorites. Been here many times.

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vipMJGH
Miami
172 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Panorama provided an excellent Restaurant Week menu. I ate excellent mushroom salad appetizer and pan seared salmon entree. My husband had ordered eggplant Parmesan appetizer & Caci e Pepe, and enjoyed both. The wine list was extensive but prices were extremely high for the level of wine quality. Chocolate layer cake was great. The plastic enclosure for outdoor dining let in insufficient air. It was hot.

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Lani
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was lovely. Great service and food. So enjoyed my time with my niece at your restaurant. Wine was good. Yummy ending of mango sorbet.

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vipGabrielleM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The lemon cake was the best thing on the menu. I had the tortellini and it was average, it could’ve used a little more freshness and flavor. The house salad was basic despite the appetizing description. The cocktails were good!

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vipKathleenM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

It was restaurant week... so everyone at the table had to order off the restaurant week menu or a la cart. We were impressed with the restaurant week menu. They offered almost everything from the regular menu with a few additional items (like the burrata) and the portions were full entrees. The presentation and dishes were amazing (as always). We normally don’t like to go during restaurant week because the service is normally terrible and this time was no different. Server was un-attentive (almost seemed like on purpose) and slow. If it wasn’t for the hostess and managers walking around and helping to clear the table, I would have knocked off another star or two. The service was so bad, it made me think twice about returning ever again…

NOTE: no one likes a rocky table and appetizer plate in front of you when the main entrée arrives. Especially when you finishing your appetizer 20 mins before the entrée came out. There was plenty of time to clear the table and refill our drinks or replace the carafe of water before the next entrée arrived.

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vipDeanna
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Panorama was the perfect get together after a long quarantine!
My friends and I stopped by for dinner during restaurant week and had the night of our lives. Our waitress was charming, attentive, and knowledgeable. The food was divine - we could not stop doing happy food dances. And the drink flights were such a fun experience and the cosmos were the best we ever had.

I recommend Panorama for any occasion - the vibe is chic and music was perfect.

Thank you for a wonderful experience - we are already looking for another excuse to go again.

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vipHerme
Atlantic City
32 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful. Our waitress was fantastic and the food was delicious. Would go back in a heartbeat!

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viproseon3rd
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon with superior service from Jonathon our server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! For sure one of my favorite restaurants now.

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Vickie
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and the environment. Food did not have much taste to it we could have used salt and pepper at the table. If you like bland food go here if you like flavorful food go else where. Wine tower was nice but they did not have a selection of sweet wines. We picked the rose wine and it was okay.

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Frank
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Our food was okay, nothing special. The Veal was very over cooked and dry, the pastas tasted homemade and were good.

Our service was terrible. We went during restaurant week, so the menu was very limited. We had to wait an hour between each course to get our next course, including a premade dessert. We had a 6:30 reservation and were there until 9:45. Ultimately, we decided to skip dessert after waiting for an hour and 15 minutes for someone to get 2 slices of cake out of the refrigerator.

I don't blame the waitress, she was clearly overwhelmed. I do blame the manager who was standing in the corner all evening not helping her at all. It was as if he took pleasure in watching the poor waitress get more and more overwhelmed.

We will not be back.

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foodlover03012014
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week so the menu was limited however the food tasted absolutely wonderful and the service was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly and especially helpful in suggesting a bottle of wine we would enjoy with our meal.

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ConstanceD
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food fantastic, Service Great. Went with a few friends and we all enjoyed our meal - the best ever! Our server on Thirsday night was wonderful. Very helpful and attentive. Came with 2 other friends and we all enormously enjoyed the food. We were also very pleased with the friendliness and service from all the staff. We needed a little heip with the menu, but other then that everything was fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Celebrated a birthday during restaurant week. We had to wait 30 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation. It was clear they were overwhelmed/understaffed for the evening.

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Beee
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed everything we got and, because it was restaurant week, it was a mostly good value. The one thing we were not happy about was one of the restaurant week menu items was a strip steak and it had a $5 upcharge, but when it came out (a full HOUR after we finished our appetizers) it was just one smallish piece of steak in the center of the plate with some tomatoes and mushrooms on top like a meat bruschetta. No sides. Nothing. It was truly sad looking and they charged five extra dollars? Also, as I briefly mentioned, we waited a LONG time for food.

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MichelleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

While my first course and second course were very good, we waited an hour and a half past our first course for our second course on the restaurant week menu. That is unacceptable. We were starving my the time the second course came out. My husband's steak (that we had to pay $5 extra for) was fatty. Dessert fell short - my ice cream was halfway melted and tasted as though it was freezer-burnt. Definitely not worth the price for what you're getting.

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Jdriscoll
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We've been there over 50 times since 1990. Used to be a 12 on a scale of 1-10 but still excels in the all important area of quality food. Just not as exceptional as in the past.

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vipAvalon
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Food was fair. Then on top of it, told only had an hour and half for dinner. Will not return.

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Floridaboyz
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My appitizer was diferent but had too many large slivers of fennel bulb. The entree was the real star at our table. The veal dish melted in your mouth, another entree of salmon was kind of skimpy being an entree no more than 4 ounces without enough sides to say it was filling. Desserts were all outstanding especially the dark chocolate cheese cake under the wonderful sauce.

FAQs

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

Panorama is rated 4.4 stars by 2320 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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