Trattoria Il Panino

4.6
3578 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
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What 3578 people are saying
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4.4
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4.4
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Just awful experience. Everything was off, wait time, attitude of servers and food were all awful. Will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Called ahead and asked for a nice table - lucky to have had that honored. Also called ahead for a birthday dessert to be brought to the table as a surprise. This never happened which was disappointing.

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EbenC
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is excellent, nice variety and very authentic. Wine selection is also very nice.

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vipMichaelE
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Server service was horrible.

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vipAmirs
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening, great food and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, keep on going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food5service5ambience1

We ended up not eating here because they sat us in the basement which was crowded dark and musty smelling. Not the experience we were looking for. We left so I can’t really comment on service and food. Assume it was good. It was the ambience that killed it for us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Restaurant was alttle warm inside and had very loud obnoxious music at the bar.didnt except that from an Italian restaurant.pasta was very good bread was delicious but the stuffed squash blossoms were just ok .outside had nothing special no candles,umbrellas no ambience. Other restaurants had alot more.they were very accommodating when i wanted to more from my lopsided table that my wine glass slid off of.we moved to bar.owner was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool dining experience with amazing authentic Italian dishes. Lobster ravioli was amazing!

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HungryForGreatness
New England
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was my 2nd time here, this time my daughter, wife and dad joined. The place was packed but we were greeted and seated promptly. We ordered 2 apps, and 3 main dishes. The apps came out so quickly! Under 10 minutes! AND it was piping hot and delicious. The main courses were superb. We went next door for ice cream and had a wonderful Sunday dinner. There is still so much on the menu, we're coming back for a 3rd visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of the best Italian meals and espresso martinis I have ever had. The waiter had amazing suggestions on what to eat. Would absolutely eat here again.

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katie
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here was excellent. All four of us thought our dinners were outstanding. Both the tomato sauce and the carbonara were on point. Sidewalk traffic is thick but that is no fault of the restaurant. The servers deserve gold medals for navigating the crowds!

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DanielleTH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant ever. Fresh pasta, and the most delicious Italian food in Boston.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was only okay. Excellent espresso martini, though. Chicken parm is not the best I’ve had in the North End. The pasta also was not homemade, which is why I gave fewer stars. The waiter also was not the most attentive. Hoping to give it more stars when I go back the next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary. Best in the North End.

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MartiT
Baton Rouge
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mostly delicious food and great service in the heart of the North End. All four of us loved our mains (ossobuco, spaghetti carbonara, mushroom ravioli and lobster ravioli) but were less impressed with our apps (mussels and calamari). We scored a table on the street and enjoyed the buzz of a Friday night in the North End.

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Katy
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food I’ve had. Quick and friendly service. Highly recommend to anyone looking for highest quality Italian food.

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StacyH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They sat us outside and it started raining. Our server was quick to move us inside and continued the great service. Would definitely go again.

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DonCece
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time eating here…..we ate outside on sidewalk ( OUR request)..that was just OK….bad decision by me…other than that….it was OUTSTANDING!…..we ordered a delicious dressed Bib Lettuce salad, the Catch of the Day, and I asked for a dish of spaghettini w/ ammatriciana sauce. My wife and I shaired the two dishes…….they both were SO DELICIOUS.
Our drinks were perfect and our waiter Piero was outstanding…..a fellow Sicilian who spoke the language beautifully and didn’t push ANYTHING on us!…..BRAVO Trattoria Il Panino!!

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vipMichael
New England
35 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is always good here. They did forget to bring out the zucchini flower appetizer that I ordered but everything else was great.

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aliciaa
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an unforgettable experience! It was crowded, so glad we had a reservation! The service was top notch! The shrimp limoncello was outstanding! I felt like I was on the Amalfi coast!!! The wine was perfect with the pasta special with scallops and lobster!! I will come back next time we are in Boston!!!

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LisaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food! Took a little while for service but the food made up for it. Lasagna was amazing! The charcuterie board was sooooo good!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food, best in the north end.

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NVNN
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food, service was eh. They wanted us in and out — you could tell. Busser was a bit pushy and rude. Overall, great food and great ambience on their outdoor seating. Will go back.

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LauraP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVED the cocktail menu! The espresso martinis were to dye for and the food was fabulous, just make sure you come hungry! Finally the tiramisu was delicious.

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vipTenarose
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved sitting in the small lower room. Quaint and romantic. The food was outstanding in taste.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The closest thing to Italia I’ve had in the states. It brought me back home…. 🥰

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday was great!

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MariaF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estaba muy rico y el lugar es muy lindo, nos gustó mucho.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great value decent service and lively.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

We were very excited to eat hear as we were visiting Boston and this place was suggested by multiple friends, however we were pretty disappointed by the overall experience. First of all, we were put at a cramped table right by the kitchen/side entrance. We were probably a foot away from the other tables, it was so dark (I Understand setting an ambiance, but being able to see the person you're eating with would be nice), and so loud/busy from the kitchen. It seemed like we were just thrown into front entrance area that wasn't actually meant for tables. We were also charged incorrectly on our bill, but we were able to clear that up. I would still recommend this place to a friend as the food was great, and I'm hoping our experience was a one off thing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Super disappointing: mediocre food, surprisingly rude staff (and owner)…. Bummer.

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nebn
New England
25 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, and good atmosphere right in the heart of the North End

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Ianking02
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch - great food, great service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was very good but the service was lacking. Our appetizers and entree were brought at the same time. The waiter never came back to our table after taking our order to check to see if we needed anything. They made us feel it was more important to move us out of the restaurant quickly than to serve us well. It was too bad because the food was very good.

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slad
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ok time, food was cold, it was crowded.

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LeighC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the meatballs!!!
Great atmosphere and service. The food was phenomenal.

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MarkP
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food; our server was there since 13; very helpful with food recommendations and wine. Family owned and worth walk due to no parking other than parking garage unless resident. Would highly recommend and was memorable as first dinner in Boston. Lobster ravioli and carpaccio are must eats!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

good felt, felt rushed though

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ItWasGoid
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service is disjointed- must have trained at the Home Depot learning to drop, run, not come back and avoid - just awful
Food was overcooked- shoe leather meats

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Trattoria Il Panino is rated 4.6 stars by 3578 OpenTable diners.

Trattoria Il Panino does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/355/bricco.

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.