Panorama

4.5
1763 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Mon -Thurs: 12pm - 10pm, Fri: 12pm- 11pm; Sat: 2pm - 11pm, Sun: 5pm - 9pm
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Phone number
(215) 922-7800
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Matt Gentile
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Catering
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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Market Street
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Parking details
There is a public, non-affiliated lot adjacent to the building with entrances on Market Street & on Front Street.
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Public transit
Bus Stop - Market & Front Street
Rail - 2nd & Market Street
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Entertainment
No
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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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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1763 People Are Saying
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RA
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our pre-Army/Navy game dinner very much. Food was delicious and our server timely and helpful. We had tasted some of the wine flights and appetizers the evening before with a similarly good result. I would recommend Panorama

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HD
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had not been to Panorama for some time and it did not disappoint. Still has the amazing wine list and outstanding service; truly notable in both respects. The food was very good, although all of us at the table ordered the daily fish so it's hard to gauge how that evening's meat or chicken dishes may have been. Everything was served exactly as ordered. Desserts were also good including ice cream from a creamery directly across the street. The restaurant is reasonably large, nicely decoratd and good both for a business meal or a date night, although it is a bit expensive (a glass of wine averages about $15 for the regular stuff) for the latter.

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TB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for special occasions because the food is special

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time back, and for good reason. The food is always amazing. And the hospitality and service is always stellar. And the wine selection... the Best!

We stayed the night there at the Penn’s View. Our favorite spot in the city.

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OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were in town and loved your menu online. Expectations were more than met with a wonderful loin of veal in a light red wine sauce. Great wine list. What’s not to like. Highly recommend

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was terrific!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Some of the best apps and desert I’ve ever had but the pasta could be a bit better. High recommend going here though! I will go again sometime and give some more dishes a try.

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K
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Second time at Panorama. First time was for a private party. This time around I brought my boyfriend's family. Reservation was for 7:00 pm. The hostess greeted us in a very odd manner when we informed her of our reservation. My thinking is that they had likely not planned for it, despite me calling to confirm earlier that day. It took 20 minutes to be seated and another 25 for our server to get us drinks (just wine). There were no accommodations made to apologize for the various waits. I wanted to love this place, but unfortunately the service made it difficult.

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S
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the first time I dined at Panorama through last Saturday night the service, food, ambiance and presentation is OUTSTANDING!

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DH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary on 11/11, we had the 5 course Chef's Tasting menu paired with the recommended wine selection. We were greeted with a complimentary glass of Prosecco in honor of the occasion. We dined in the bar area which is charming . The wine wall is impressive, with 120 available by the glass. Each course was elegantly presented and a feast for all senses. The aromas and the flavors were rich and complex. The skirt steak entrée with chestnuts and roasted potatoes was so tender it melted in your mouth. The pairing with wine flight #411 was spot on, I was concerned about Italian wines being too dry for my liking, but I enjoyed every one of the 5 selections. The service was friendly and attentive. We have been here a few other times and its always a very enjoyable dining experience!

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Long wait time, not enough staff to take care of all that was going on. New renovation cuts of the restaurant and creates an awkward waiting area. Poor remodel.

Food was good not enough choices.

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PP
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Panorama was recommended to us by a family friend. He said it was the best restaurant in the city. We started as a party of 8 and grew to a party of 15 by the time the word spread as to where we were dining. None of the 15 was disappointed. We've been talking about the evening for days.

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MD
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Have been to Panorama several times, all previous times excellent. This time food was cold and service poor and slow.

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DM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

We have dined at Panorama several times and we’re very disappointed with the food this time!
Antipasto was very poor
The pasta dishes were lacking and unsatisfying
My martini was excellent but my dining partner didn’t like her cocktail and the wine was not what she ordered
What a disappointment since we always thought of this as a great restaurant
Dolores

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P
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and wine selection. Great for small business group 6-8. Also nice low level music that was pleasant but we could still have great conversation. Would go back tomorrow if I could.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight. My favorite special occasion restaurant

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EG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful wine selection. Had the grilled romaine and shrimp salad...fantastic. The Hen of the Woods mushroom starter was incredible! Ravioli and pasta dish were amazing as was the gelato!

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BS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a very enjoyable night, celebrating my wife's birthday with our son and daughter and their spouses.
The wine flights was very unique and the food superbly prepared and had an excellent presentation. The entire staff did a remarkable job.

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner at this place with some friends. Started with the fried calamari which was good. Then I had a half order of the rigatoni and meat sauce and I must say this was my favorite. If I go back I will probably get this as my main meal. Then I had the Oso Buco as my main and it was also very good. A couple of others had the veal tenderloin which was unusual and looked like it came on a bed of lasagna. I didn’t taste it but they said it was really good. Would definitely go back here.

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r
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

It was an off night all around - usually outstanding

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B
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was terrific. I loved the wine flights. So fun to enjoy so many options. Try the eggplant appetizer. So good.

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J
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love everything about this place food, wine, atmosphere. It has been an Old City staple for years and for a reason. Delicious pasta and seasonal appetizers. The staff makes great wine recommendations.

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I
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Honestly it was just ok. The facility is very pretty, great (but super overpriced) wine selection, food was ok nothing to get excited about. Skipped dessert so cant comment on that. Our server was fairly attentive but not friendly nor very helpful when describing food etc.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our service was awful and food average
Not the panorama it use to be

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KS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was not great. Asked for pepper and other things and never received. BEWARE - ordered special Cod dish. Was not told it had some extremely hot peppers in it. Dish was spicy which I can handle, but I ate a pepper that nearly choked me and burned my mouth for the next 10 minutes. I brought this to waiter's attention and he kind of laughed and shrugged it off.

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NW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came in for restaurant week and were blown away! The special menu was extensive, with large portions and excellent quality food. Our servers were so helpful and took time to talk us through the menu and ingredients, and had patience with us as we decided on wines (we are far from experts) and made sure we all were able to order something we would really enjoy. In our group of 5 we were able to sample most of the menu items, and did a lot of sharing - there wasn't a single disappointment!

We were treated like any other guests, not an experience echoed in some other participating restaurants. We will absolutely be back to experience the full menu!

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AG
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for restaurant week. Service felt a bit slow but not unreasonable. I made a not on the reservation that it was my bfs birthday. They gave up champagne at the beginning and a candle on the dessert which was a perfect touch. Just what I wanted and he felt special. Food was great! Burrata and pesto gnocchi were both amazing. I loved his steak but my veal wasn’t as amazing as I had hoped. Staff were all friendly and lovely. Thanks!

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d
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed this restaurant. Everyone raved about their entrees. everyone in the
group thanked me for making the reservation and said they would like to
return to this restaurant again. We had gtreat service.

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DP
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was average, the principal server was less than stellar and it took, in my estimation, an inordinate amount of time to take our order and just as long to check back in with us throughout the meal. Their support staff, however, was quite attentive.

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l
Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I had not been back for so long that I forgot how good this place is. Very extensive wine list. Pasta is all homemade and delicious. As I had just been to another restaurant the week prior and had a very similar dish of the shrimp app it did not quite hit the mark of the other with dynamic flavor. That said all other food was good and would go back.

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D
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the Restaurant. We took a friend that loved our choice.
Rosemarie and Denny

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TB
Philadelphia
202 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was excellent. I had Swordfish and my wife had Strip Steak. We both had Octopus for the appetizer and Prifiteroles for dessert. Four stars.

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S
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Server left a lot to be desired, but Alexa, the manager, more than compensated

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Bartender was kinda rude, I asked for a drink with gin instead of tito's vodka (what kind of place even serves Tito's vodka that's not a frat house??). When I got the drink, it tasted like vodka to me, so I asked our waitress if we could get another one with gin. The bartender remade the drink, making our waitress pour the gin in front of us-- so pompous. Our waitress was sweet so at least there was that. Bill came to about $200 for 2 people, but we both felt like it should have been a $100 meal. Definitely had other $200 meals that were 1000 times better. I think the octopus ruined it for me. I thought it was impossible to ruin octopus but this place proved me wrong. It was way too salty and I wasnt feeling the cantaloupe with it. The burrata was good, just didnt like the bread that it came with. My boyfriend got the NY strip and I got the parpadelle and we both thought they were just mediocre. Probably wouldn't recommend this place, but most places in philly are hit or miss for Italian.

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SS
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. We also had a bottle of wine. The desert was delicious. The server was great. It was an enjoyable evening.

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JT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating wait staff, even with our party of 6.

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J
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

I’ve eaten here multiple times before and the food was good quality. My meal this past weekend however was one of the worst meals I’ve eaten anywhere. Neither myself or my date enjoyed our entree or dessert and did not eat much of the food provided because of its poor quality because we knew quickly that we would be going elsewhere to have a good meal and that’s exactly what we’d did. We took a few bites and spent all that money just to go somewhere else for quality food. Very disappointing and I can say that I will never go back.

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E
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice. Expensive. Such a nice environment though if you get past how stiff people are acting

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Would definitely recommend

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ME
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing from the beginning to the end. The ambience of the entire restaurant was incredible; nice lighting, good temperature, etc. My friend and I really enjoyed the tiramisu for dessert. This is my second time coming to this restaurant and so far, my expectations continue to be surpassed here. For all the classy people in Philadelphia, stop by Panorama.

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