Trattoria Il Panino

4.5
3754 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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vipStephanie
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect day to sit outside and enjoy some great food.

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1234
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, but the bread was disappointingly/unexpectedly cold and hard

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed in the fried calamari. Frozen not fresh

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vipMthh
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. We sat under heater which was uncomfortable for a few in our party. Still great overall though!

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LindsayL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was delicious, cozy and friendly staff. I'd definitely go back! Very yummy!

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CatC
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My uncle was visiting and I had to take him to one of my favorite places in the North End before he left town. Generous and delicious portions along with super nice waitstaff will always have me coming back here. The carbonara and gnocchi were delicious!

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LunaD
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

the food was delicious. However, the service not so good. it could be because it was a packed Sunday night but everything else was great!
Recommendations: penne a la vodka.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Bad service

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vipnikki6064
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance! Definitely get the shrimp appetizer with lemon sauce!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

They use paper napkins, overwhelming busy thus little attention to the customers. Staff running around line crazy wisking by the table - no chance to ask them for anything. They don’t offer grated cheese and stated they do not serve dessert. Reasonably priced for the North End.

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vipJaymeW
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous. I wanted to try something new and the waiters’ recommendations did not disappoint. My husband wanted something that was not on the menu and the chef gladly made it for him.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was solid but not exceptional. We got the meatballs and Caesar salad for appetizers, and I had the gnocchi alla sorrentina as my entree. The service was lacking, understandably so given recent restaurant staffing issues, but our waitress never came to check on us after we put in our order and we had to wave her down multiple times to order drinks, get the check, etc. I would go back but maybe not on at a peak time like a Friday/Saturday evening.

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BellaB
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such great carbonara and awesome ambiance, I will keep coming back!

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KathyD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was served in a pot and wasn't even hot. It was very poor quality, and tasteless. The place was packed and very noisy, the tables were stainless steel with plastic glasses for water. I can't think of one positive quality. So disappointed

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DerrickC
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience1

First time to North end seemed like a lot of better places to eat. Ambience was not great. Plastic cups for water. Service was ok. Had chicken parm plate was hot but sauce had no flavor til I added salt pepper and crushed red pepper.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Generous portions of delicious food. The veal was HUGE. The food was all so tasty and the wait staff was amazing. Highly recommend for a nice meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trip to Boston, everything was great

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequented Trattoria often when we lived here so naturally when we came back to visit for the first time since moving it did not fail to impress. I dream of their lasagna, there’s nothing else like it. Good is amazing, service is amazing, ambiance is amazing. One of the best in the North Wnd by far.

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MitziB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best tortellini I’ve ever had! Excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved sitting outside and enjoying the view and hustle and bustle of the north end. Wine selection was fantastic. The artichoke hearts left something to be desired, but the cacio de Pepe was the best we’ve ever had. The chicken parm was a classic and great as well! Service couldn’t have been better. I loved in the north end for years and find this place above and beyond the usual traps like Giacomos.

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ChristinaR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time. We had a 7:30 reservation however there was a great deal of traffic and no valet parking So we were a bit late after looping back around to the Haymarket garage where they validate parking. When we arrived our table was not quite ready but there were three seats at the bar and we elected to take those. Bartender was great. Excellent cocktails, always kept our water full. I was disappointed they were out of zucchini flowers that just goes to show how amazing they actually are. For advertisers we share the Buffalo mozzarella caprese in the limoncello shrimp which are amazing. We had a different handmade pasta. I had the gnocchi sorrentina which was light and delicious as usual. Another diner had the coce pepe what was buttery, peppery and delicious and my husband had the carbonara what he said was amazing. What a great bottle of red and finish the nights off with small taste of limoncello. Couldn't have been a better experience for my birthday

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foode2
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was okay but not hot at all, comes out in a skillet, but barely Luke warm, disappointing.

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vipCRogan
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat right away, given a choice of inside or outside seating, chose outside. Service was very quick, friendly, professional. We started with the Octopus Salad and Caprese, Excellent! Finished with the Fruti De Mara and Mom's Ragu, both were incredible. Il Panino is a staple in the North End and NEVER disappoints.

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FloridaFoodie78
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very cozy(tight)quarters…. Sound level was so high we could hardly hear our conversation, server had a difficult time as he could not reach all of us at the table, food was good but have had better.

Fruti de Mar
Pasta B
Seafood C
Sauce B

Mushroom Ravioli B+

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Vinnie
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The veal Osso bucolic was great.
The fried calamari was rubbery.
Service was spotty. We had to ask for bread.
Attitude was questionable.

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Molly
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a bottle of the "Luma", the meatballs for an appetizer, and the carbonara and cacio e pepe entrees. The meatballs were subtle, but the pastas were phenomenal. Would recommend Il Panino to anyone, especially my Italian friends visiting the States.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, excellent neighbor

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent host seated right away outside first experience out since this all started thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant. We went for a casual lunch. Great setting, relaxed pace and all of the food was fresh and prepared with excellent results.

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Bonnie7782
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

We made reservations weeks ago but had to wait at the bar for a table, only to be seated at a table in the bar. Very noisy so we couldn’t even have a conversation. I had veal which was very large but nothing was derby with it. Friend had lamb rack which was salty other friends ha gnocchi which was okay. Calamari alleyways chewy!

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Runner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The service wasn’t good at all we had to wait with a reservation and then was put in the basement which was so loud I had a headache for hours after the only save and grace was the food

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MonaD
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Louisiana and this restaurant came recommended. I can’t express enough how much we all enjoyed our dinner

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Bird
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time and would recommend. Service and ambience was great. Only barrier to 5 stars was a rather ordinary gnocchi my spouse ordered. It was fine but nothing you can't get elsewhere nearby. On the other hand, my puttanesca was outstanding.

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KariG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was not at all what we had expected, based on reviews we had read we expected better.
But the service was terrible. We were seated well after our reservation time, that we could normally forgive. Our waiter couldn’t have cared less that we were there. It took him a good 10 minutes to come over, he never asked if we would like anything to drink, did not offer to tell us about specials, gave as little information as possible when asked questions about the menu and never checked on us once the food arrived. When offering parmigiana cheese he literally threw it on top of our plates. He turned an evening we had been looking forward to into an unpleasant meal. What a shame.

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LoriM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boston Marathon

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AliD
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so busy, due to marathon, but service was fantastic and food delicious!

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Scrappydude
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

They were very busy, so take this with a grain of salt....One of us was served their dinner in a frying pan. Don't know if this is the standard operating or if they were out of dishes. Was strange nevertheless. Had trouble getting drink refills, but again they were very busy that evening.

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tsm22222
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Smelled heavily of fabulosos cleaner . During our meal a rat walked across the floor it was under our table at one point, everyone from 3 tables went running out and the restaurant couldn’t have cared less.

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davidl
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you. Wonderfully delicious. Fantastic dining.

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Risa
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining here, it was so good - amazing food, great wine, our server was professional and quick even with it being so busy on a Saturday night. Always wonderful per usual

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Trattoria Il Panino is rated 4.5 stars by 3754 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.