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About Panorama

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.

14 North Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Mon -Thurs: 12pm - 10pm, Fri: 12pm- 11pm; Sat: 2pm - 11pm, Sun: 5pm - 9pm

Cross Street:
Market Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 922-7800

Website:
http://www.panoramawinebar.com/

Entertainment:
No

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.

Parking Details:
There is a public, non-affiliated lot adjacent to the building with entrances on Market Street & on Front Street.

Public Transit:
Bus Stop - Market & Front Street
Rail - 2nd & Market Street

Executive Chef:
Chef Matt Gentile

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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Panorama Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (70)
Good for a Date (47)
Special Occasion (44)
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Fit for Foodies (39)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Romantic (32)
Bar Seating (27)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Authentic (22)
Business Meals (21)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Cozy (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Casual (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Healthy (5)
Waterfront (5)
Seasonal (4)
Scenic View (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

All great. Only recommendation would be either validation for parking and/or valet parking.

LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

I hadn't been here in almost 15 years, but the place hadn't changed much (well, it had been renovated and the menu updated). Still incredibly good Italian food, paired with amazing wines. The flights of wine are organized by topic or by winery. One of the best places for wine tastings.
The wild boar ragu was among the best I've had in years. We started with Hen of the Woods mushrooms and would have been happy had that been the only thing on the menu.
The service was phenomenal -- we were there for a birthday celebration and the staff could not have been more attentive to us if they tried.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

This place is a winner. My first dinner here was outstanding so I booked again for a business meal. My director travels the world and has eaten everywhere. Even he was impressed. The food is outstanding, the wait staff is professional and friendly. I've been here before and will do so again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

wine and food were marvelous. I cook and I'm critical so if I think its good-its good!!
beautiful blending of ingredients. Very creative.
only negative which can be fixed. Waiter needs a little more training.
My first course was onion soup-delicious-after I got up when I saw the waiter at another
table to remind him he didn't bring a soup spoon. I had to get up because I didnt want
the soup to get cold.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was delicious! Wine flights were great to taste wine before ordering a glass. Ambiance was a bit plain but had plenty of room around our table & did not feel cramped. Would def return!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The waiters were kind to lead me to the restroom. Food service very good. Sorry, we missed the Tuscan murals.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Loved this restaurant! Met up with some friends and we had fabulous food, wonderful conversation and amazing drinks!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Alas, just have many have described it. SLOW, inattentive, disappointing.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The Bracciola was the best my brother, visiting from Florida, had ever had. He just raved about it. We also had a wonderful red wine. It was a very nice evening.
Our waiter, Marcello, was so helpful and made all of us feel very much at home.
We will definitely be back.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The wine list is extraordinary and more wines are offered by the glass than any other restaurant. The flights of wine are particularly notable and let you sample five dufferent wines in one sitting. The main courses were unimaginative and not particularly well prepared. But the wine experience here is so wonderful that I highly recommend going for that and just ordering a starter and a pasta course. That’s what I intend to do from now on.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Really delicious food and great atmosphere. We were taking my parents out for their anniversary, and the restaurant gave us complimentary champagne which was such a nice gesture that made the night even more special! The wine flights are spectacular. The food is very high quality. Fantastic service. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing selection of wines and a fantastic bartender whose recommendations were spot-on. The food was incredible as well, and I appreciated that they offered s a smaller portion of their pastas (more room for wine!). If I lived in Philly, I would be here every weekend.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was amazing. The tuna carpaccio was the best we had in a long time. The gnocchi were little pillows of air.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Bill Eccleston is the nose most wonderful & knowledgeable wine sommelier and manager ever!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The waiter was attentive and very knowledgable. He was a sommelier too, which was a huge plus, considering the myriad wines they offer. The food was excellent. The pesto is the best my parents and I have ever had. The flavors were complex and one didn't overpower the others.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great place and time and would recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had an early reservation for the theater. Told our waiter. Entrees came late. Also told them it was a birthday. The last time we celebrated a birthday they served champagne. Not this time. Did not have time for dessert. Never again.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food, but apps overpriced.
We were heading to theater, but waiter never told us about Arden discount .

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Seasonal
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Delicious food with creative and tasty wine flights

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Pasta was celebrated on Pasta Day! A magnificent mushroom appetizer with foraged fungi. Four perfect pastas from pungent pepper to delicate lobster crepe. You can count on the most authentic Italian pastas every day. Dreamy babas for dessert with lemon curd. (Panorama knows lemons well and serves the best Lemoncello in America.)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The service and food are always fabulous. The short rib ravioli is one of my favorites. The spinach was divine!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Absolutely wonderful from the perfect martini to the fabulous dessert and everything in between!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great dinner and great service by Orlando.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were extremely disappointed in our evening at Panorama. We love going there. We were celebrating a 60th birthday. We were seated in the bar area, which was fine. Our waitress, Amy, was miserable. Maybe she was having a really bad night? In any event, we asked for a flight of wine and we ordered salads and she slammed the food down and walked off. she never came to ask us if we wanted anything else. We then finally got her attention and asked for angel hair pasta, she brought out what looked like whole wheat pasta with some kind of red sauce. no explanation of what happened to the angel hair, nothing. she just waked away. The food was good. We decided not to stay for dessert and go elsewhere. Very saddened, but we won't be making the long drive from Wayne, PA to Panorama again. it's not worth the drive, sorry to say.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I thought the service and food and ambience was wonderful. Would wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant to everyone as a special dinner destination.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (München)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wine tastings are the big draw here, as there are roughly 20 different thematically structured sampling flights of 5 wines each, very suitable and entertaining instead of an aperitif. The menu is smallish, but competent. We found the atmosphere a little lacking, however, as other than the bar this is a fairly ordinary space. The addition of tablecloths would be a simple expedient, and overall would significantly elevate the tone of the dining area. I know there's a cost issue here, but I at least would prefer to have a few dollars tacked onto my evening's tab to pay for whatever wine spills I and my fellow diners might have.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Panorama last week. The wine cruvinet is crazy - 120 bottles available by the glass, all preserved in a tap system that keeps them fresh. Great choices and well selected flights. The food was wonderful. Presentation was beautiful. Panorama was recently remodeled and got rave reviews in the Philadelphia Inquirer. I was not as impressed. The space was very, very nice to be sure. But all tables were 3 x 3 squares and if the party was larger, they were grouped together. No variation. That and the absence of tablecloths gave the otherwise elegant space the feel of a hotel breakfast spot. If they could add tablecloths and maybe a vase with a flower to the tables, it would dress it up so much more.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We hold a very special place in our hearts for this hotel, restaurant, and staff. My husband and I have been going to the Penn's View Inn and Ristorante Panorama for 7 years. We usually plan a weekend getaway at the hotel, visit museums, and dinner at Panorama. It's one of my favorite place in Philly to have dinner with friends and celebrate special occassions. A few years ago, we had our rehearsal dinner in the private wine cellar and it was perfection! All staff members are personable, above and beyond helpful and committed to a memorable experience. With amazing cuisine and the largest wine list in the city...you just can't go wrong. So many different flights of wine to choose from...a Vino Lover's Dream! Buon Cibo Buon Vino, Buoni Amici!
Make a reservation...you won't regret it!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food and service good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This has always been one of the best Italian 'style' dining options in Center City Philly with a small but creative menu, a super wine selection and reliable, quality service. The new decore and design has given the place an exciting boost to an already wonderful dining space. The star of the remodel however has to be the menu and its focus on local, sustainable, and creative use of ingredients. I began with the wild mushroom saute which was amazing as was the wild boar bologenese for my pasta course. My husband had the lobster crepe and a small salad which were excellent. For mains I had the duck which was perfectly prepared and presented, however the polenta base was rather bland, but still good. My husband chose the Veal Picatta which was beautifully presented but also a bit under seasoned for our tastes though still better than many other fine dining options in the city. One word about the deserts...WOW...save room they are awesome...not heavy, a fine compliment to a great meal. The Senna's (brother Gesseppi has La Famiglia down the street and it's awesome) know how to satisfy!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I adore this restaurant. My sister was visiting from Denver and insisted we eat here. Food is outstanding, the wine selection is amazing and the service is excellent. Highly recommended. It is on the pricey side but it is definitely worth the splurge.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food choices and everything was very good. Love the wine list options including the flights and wines by the glass. Service and ambiance are exceptional - will definitely return for more!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Dinner was excellent, from the cheese board to dessert! The wine list was impressive, service was quick, and I would definitley go back again

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Visited Panorama for weekday lunch. The meal was outstanding. I highly recommend the braciole - out of this world. Amazing wine selection with some fantastic options for wine flights. Our waiter, Chris, was informative and engaging - making the experience that much better.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The food was spectacular. Walking into the restaurant, I didn't realize it was a hotel restaurant and despite the name Panorama and being on the waterfront, there's no real view of the water. This said, the food way exceeded my expectations. Delectable, interesting Italian fare. Started with home baked focaccia topped with pesto, then a grilled shrimp appetizer and perfectly cooked salmon atop wax beans and a parsley broth. Healthy, delicious, and awesome service too! Plus the wine list is so extensive it's in the Guinness Book of World Records. Will definitely return for family meals in the future.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Overall ambience was beautiful. Our Table was too close to the entrance/exit thus there was alot of movement and carefully watching my chair. The food was pretty bland. The service was amazing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Food was good and restaurant redone and lovely. Downside: Our table was so close to the one behind i couldnt get in and out of my seat without disturbing someone. Bathroom had one stall which i thought was odd for a restaurant of that size. My drink was $14 and not good.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 18, 2017

We were late due to traffic | The lovely young woman held our table.
It was restaurant week | We ordered additional delicious items.
Always great service at Panorama | Our server Chris was AMAZINGLY knowledgeable about the food/wine & totally charming!
USA Grüner Veltliner was not to my liking | The wine steward found the perfect Austrian replacement.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was outstanding and unique. Definitely a great place to try for restaurant week.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Server was great. The wine selection was excellent. Love going to eat here.

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