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Trattoria Il Panino

4.6
4.6
4853 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Trattoria Il Panino is the kind of place that one would expect to find along the Amalfi Coast. It is a warm, friendly, unpretentious and a food-focused environment. From the casual and positive energy of the atmosphere and waitstaff, to the serious and professional energy of the kitchen, the front
and back of the house form a desirable marriage. The entrance on 260 Hanover street has a full liquor license.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 203 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm late night Fri, Sat 11:30 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 720-1336

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Cross street

    Hanover Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

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  1. RL

    ReneeL

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was out of this world! We ordered the Ragu, Porcini ravioli and had meatballs to start. Everything was delicious and served beautifully. I literally had to force myself to put my fork down because while I was full the food was just incredible. Despite being very (extremely) busy (even at 9:15 which was when we could get reservations) the service was outstanding and very welcoming. It was loud simply because it was jammed with patrons, but it was also Friday night. We will try on a less busy night. If you are look for a ‘must try’ in the North End, this is the place!
  2. B

    Beth1

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Sat out inside as was lighter there but erratic heat and husband sat by drafty vinyl curtain! Food was good but not great and this is second time here! It’s nothing special and the decor is tired on both floors! This was lunch but I’ve had same meh response to dinner!
  3. AJ

    AJay

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Food was good, portions were generous, presentation was very good, service was friendly but inexperienced and the wines overpriced. The Greeter was very welcoming and helpful.
  4. PB

    PlanetB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food4service3ambience1
    Despite having a reservation we were seated alone in the basement, and it smelled - BAD. While eating I noticed what looked to be black mold on the ceiling vent/fixtures. After our meal I brought the manager downstairs so he could smell for himself what the problem was and also pointed out the black mold. I explained that the odor left me with a severe headache and that our dining experience was ruined. I have notified the Boston Public Health authorities.
  5. L

    Leslie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, service, and ambiance. A little pricey for lunch, but the quality was outstanding. After a walk, we returned to the bar, and the bartender was fantastic! I would highly recommend Trattoria Il Panino.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience!
  7. JF

    JimF

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    We've been to this restaurant a dozen times over the years. Great food.
  8. MM

    MarkM

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We’ve been coming here for decades. Back then it was just a small place on Parmentor street. The food was fabulous then and it is still amazing today. Try the spaghetti carbonara. It is the best in the city.
  9. MT

    MichaelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful and unique place. Great food and cocktails.
  10. L

    Lface

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service food and company great time
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing. Seated right away with a reservation! Server did introduce himself. Very polite and friendly. However, took an order ahead of us and we were seated first. Will definitely come back. From out of state ‘
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Sauces were very thick. Carbonara was not made with just egg yolk and was very thick and creamy. Service was excellent but food very, very average.
  13. t

    tcampy

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When it comes to Italian food, I’m pretty picky since I am Italian and I lived in Italy. This place knocks it out of the park with fresh pasta and amazing food! We started with the limoncello shrimp- so luscious and tangy! Then I had frutti di mare and my hubby had the carbonara. Both were to die for! The frutti di Mari had the best calamarata pasta and such tasty cherry tomato sauce and sweet fresh seafood. It is probably hands down the best seafood pasta I have had stateside. My husband’s carbonara was creamy and succulent. Our cannoli and tiramisu topped off the meal perfectly, with limoncello shots of course. Oh and we enjoyed the Nebbiolo wine with the meal, highly recommend this outstanding place!
  14. SH

    StephanH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I guess the best 2 things were the old fashion and the octopus appetizer, however I wasn’t feeling the diced potatoes in it as it made just to many textures going on in the same dish. Server said the lobster and scallop special with homemade pasta was a lil spicy, however holy 🔥 with all the jalapeño rings in the dish. We will give it another whirl though
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Went for a non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner. I was embarrassed that I chose this establishment. All of our food was luke warm. Either it was cooked in advanced or the wait staff was overwhelmed and couldn’t keep up with the kitchen. I want to believe it was the latter. We saw our waiter all of about 4 total minutes. Ambiance was nonexistent. The food tasted ok but the fact all of it was luke warm made it impossible to really know whether or not it was good. Disappointing sums up the experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and staff were absolutely incredible!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Not very good.
  18. NM

    NMarques

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place and services! I was celebrated the game won by Brazil and Thanksgiving. It was very good. Just a complaint about the downstairs is about the smell and small space between the tables. But still, deserve 5 stars ✨
  19. IB

    IsaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was lovely and the food was fast and delicious. Would love to go again!
  20. B

    Bully

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Overall very good and plan to return. The guests at the table were so loud we could not have any conversation. Our server Valentina, was peasant, efficient and did very well. All the food was very good and served in a timely manner.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Had a very good
  22. E

    Elle

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Interesting to eat from the pan 🤔 I had lobster ravioli, which was good. I had one left so I asked to take home. When I warmed it up to eat later at home, it was a different ravioli than what I had😳😬
  23. IK

    IKIK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was great but it’s very dark and hard to read the menu
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was delicious but all the appetizers were pre-made. Caprese was freezing and had obviously been sitting in a fridge, the tomatoes and cheese were semi frozen. I asked if we could alter the squash blossom app and the waiter told me no, everything’s pre-made- fine but i didn’t think they meant they were just going to refry.. Mains were good. but we were in and out in less than an hour. felt rushed. decent but much better restaurants in the north end
  25. P

    Paulie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful date night spot! Lobster ravioli is to die for.
  26. AH

    AlisonH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience1
    Great pasta, yes. But we sat in the back corner of a heated "patio" room, view of an alley out a door that was often open and letting in cold air. We had to wear jackets. The Caesar salad was underwhelming, especially for the price. Huge chunks of romaine with a jarred sauce and a few tasteless croutons. Service was quick, but we got the impression they wanted us not to linger, to leave as soon as dinner was over. And what restaurant does not have dessert options??? We were hoping for a long reunion over a delicious Italian feast. We got tasty pasta dishes but were out in the cold in search of tiramisu within an hour. Try someplace else, for the money.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Usually love this place but it smelled like cat litter throughout the entire meal - killed our appetite. Food was meh.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We unfortunately were seated in the basement level of the restaurant, it smelled.
  29. ES

    EStout

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! I had almost given up on the North End as all hype and no substance. Thankfully Trattoria Il Panino was so good! Very impressive.
  30. ER

    ErinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing dinner. Had the Porcini Ravioli. The truffle cream sauce was to die for. Everything was delicious and great service.
  31. T

    Thomaso

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We were seated at a claustrophobic table in the basement. We ordered a salad and our entre(s). We had just started in on the salad when the entre arrived. Super small table, no place to put our salads and entre plates.
  32. JD

    JenniferD

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything that we ate and drank here exceeded expectations- and the service was phenomenal.
  33. KC

    KrystalC

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    We weren’t even finished dipping our bread in oil when the appetizers came out. We thought it was a fluke. The bus boy placed our appetizers on top of our bread dishes where we were eating. We were 3 mins into our appetizers when our main courses of lasagna and eggplant Parm came out- ridiculously and uncomfortably fast. The main entrees were just plate on a warm dish- they were not even warm or was the cheese melted. This is a tourist trap where they want to rush you out in 30 mins or less- awful experience.
  34. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We each had the carbonara, which was done the right way with cheese and eggs and it hit the spot as far as comfort food goes. This wasn't the Americanized version with alfredo sauce and chicken. Add in a glass of wine and it made for a great dinner. Servers were quick and attentive. I did make a reservation knowing Saturdays are busy and was glad I did, as every table was full. Upstairs was very busy with people and seating is somewhat dense, so if you want a quieter experience see if you can get a table downstairs. I will be back next time I'm craving great pasta.
  35. TB

    ThomasB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Food portions were small for the amount of money charged.
  36. C

    Caesar

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine in the north end. Authentic, fresh italian food. Would definitely come back again.
  37. B

    Bartolo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Any time I’m up visiting Boston it’s a sin NOT to visit Trattoria ll Panino. The food, service and atmosphere is just fantastic. The Ravioli Porcini is a must!
  38. b

    brittanyy

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time here and it was amazing! I would come here again.
  39. NM

    NancyM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Rushed, loud, expensive. Food was ok, but not outstanding.
  40. CS

    ChrisS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The entree we had was fabulous, a ragu with homemade meats of various types, but missing from the plate, in my opinion, was a green vegetable of some kind, especially for the price!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Trattoria Il Panino is rated 4.6 stars by 4853 OpenTable diners.

Trattoria Il Panino does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 203 times today
Google Map for Trattoria Il Panino

280 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hanover Street

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm late night Fri, Sat 11:30 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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