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Trattoria Il Panino

4.5
4.5
5010 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 260 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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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    They kept us waiting for our reservation for 20 minutes, but the food was very good. You do not get a very large portion for the cost with apps, but overall very tasty.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Food generally good but sent expensive raw veal chop back to return raw a second time. Then the manager explains there is apparently no way to cook it through near the bone which is odd because I’ve definitely had it cooked properly at Villagio in Boca Raton, FL!?!
  3. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Server was less than accommodating. Smug, rude and not inviting. Do not recommend.
  4. K

    Kenneth

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s birthday
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I went for my birthday and it was delightful - they surprised me with a tiramisu! The spaghetti carbonara was great, and it was served in the pan which was cool. Will definitely be returning.
  6. P

    Paris

    New England

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    I have been coming for years, and this experience has been enough to put me off from ever returning. In the times that I have come the food quality has been excellent but has recently declined over the past few months. Today, the food was served nearly cold (the calamari was nearly cold to the touch and the waiter said he could “reheat” it rather than giving a fresh batch). The service was terrible, had to call them over multiple times for drinks and when one of the guests at my table spilled some wine they did not even come over with a napkin. The food quality is not nearly as good as it used to be. When we asked to get a coffee with our dessert they told us we could not get one and if we wanted a coffee we had to walk over to the cafe next door which the owner’s recently bought but there could be no coffee brought to our table which is ridiculous. Will no longer be returning unless there is a serious change in management and staff. Also, to get to the bathroom you must leave the main dining area and walk through a service hallway and the bathroom is extremely cold as if there is no heating. Very disappointed in how this restaurant has changed from a boston classic to a subpar run of the mill overpriced italian joint.
  7. DR

    DRJNC

    Raleigh

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our go to restaurants in the north end. Service is always excellent and the food is great. Highly recommend and make sure you have a reservation
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very good food, with great friendly service in good environment in north end.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything was good, but could have been better. It was nearly 10min before a server came to take a drink order. Our table was not secure so we
  10. AS

    AnnaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute little spot in the North End. Nice ambiance, great people. The service was fast and the food was great and hot. The bread was fresh. The meatballs were great and the lobster ravioli was the best I ever had! Would come back just for that.
  11. SC

    SandyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Overall the restaurant was good. The calamari was okay, I’ve had better. My husband ordered Gnocchi and thought it was good. I ordered spaghetti carbonara and I loved it. The sangria was very good also. It was a busy Saturday night but our waitress was very attentive.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is exceptional !
  13. MG

    MarizaG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jesus our server was fantastic! He recommended the carbonara and it was the best!!
  14. PF

    PeterF

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding! Highly recommended.
  15. MS

    MaryS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing. Our waitress was very efficient and nice. The decor was a bit less than expected.
  16. VR

    VRC96

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was absolutely amazing!! Best lobster ravioli I’ve ever eaten. Only downside was the tiny table. I barely had room for my food and drink. Causes me to order less food when I have no place to put it. Small venue, I get it.
  17. AD

    AndrewD

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and terrific service!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
  19. R

    Roon

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always
  20. TB

    TedB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pretty impressed by this small place that at fist glance didn’t look like much.
  21. MW

    MikeW

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Very loud crowded restaurant with several big groups, even on a weekday. Service was efficient to the point of feeling rushed and food came almost immediately after we ordered. The food was standard North End fare, not especially good or bad. Overall probably not worth a repeat visit and not a place I’d recommend for a date night or special occasion; it’s more the kind of place to take out-of-town guests.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Food really has gone downhill since Covid. Wasn’t as good as I remembered it.
  23. DE

    DebbyE

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic experience. The homemade gnocchi was delicious! The service was excellent as well. I highly recommend Trattoria il Panino
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. Staff was quick and helpful. Will be going back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manager was awesome to work with and accommodating my nephew joining the party. Waitress was awesome as well. Would go back next time in Boston
  26. DK

    DaneenK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Server came over and said our meal was just about ready, asked where our appetizers were and he forgot. My meatball had a bone in it and main meal was cold! My dad ordered an expresso and it came in a paper up with a plastic spoon… was horrified! I mean who serves an expresso in a paper cup with a plastic spoon???
  27. J

    Julian

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Large portions, great food, very noisy, small tables.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible! All staff was incompetent, never got bread and salads never came. Had to tell waiter to take off the bill. Used to be our go to place before the pandemic. Never going back.
  29. DW

    DanW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everyone loved their meals. Apps came out very quickly even though the restaurant was packed. Bartender made perfect drinks
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always a good experience!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for a birthday dinner. It was fabulous!
  32. JH

    JerryH

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Empty plates and happy tummies. This food was amazing. The entire family enjoyed their meals.
  33. p

    patches

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our entire experience. We have dined there several times before. Would definitely recommend
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Had a really great experience! Food was amazing!! Great feel and wasn’t too loud either.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday! Amazing service, food came out so fast. Lobster ravioli was absolutely delicious!! My server surprised me with complimentary limoncello shots at the end for my birthday. 10/10 would dine again.
  36. GC

    GregoryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great ambiance. I would recommend to anyone.
  37. A

    Alysha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    This place was highly recommended by a friend but I was really disappointed. The food we received felt overpriced and the quality was very subpar. I was also sad to see that there were no dinner specials or soup of the day. The menu was sparse and I didn’t see many items I could enjoy as someone who is dairy intolerant. I did my best and shared items with my family but we were all very disappointed. Our server wasn’t very attentive we often had to ask a helpful busboy for support. Unfortunately I don’t think we’ll ever come back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Definitely a great North End experience but was disappointed to find out they didn’t offer any dessert options at all. Never seen this before. Luckily there was a Gelato place nearby but random and odd. Their claim was that it was busy and they didn’t have time?
  39. AB

    ABC1

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the food. We ordered Ravioli and pesto pasta. Both tasted very good.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I had the unfortunate pleasure of dining here with my girlfriend tonight. She is a local and wanted to show me the North End. I booked a reservation here due to having plenty of reviews. We arrived and were seated immediately. The drinks were good, the food was not. Both entrées that were ordered came out in less than 4 minutes. I ordered the Cacio o Pepe pasta. The pasta had an old and reheated taste to it and had thickening of the sauce as if it was sitting out for a while. The pasta was very hot as if it were microwaved and the middle of the pasta was cold. My girlfriend ordered the Mezzi Paccheri al Ragú. Her dish was also very hot on the outside and cold in the middle. It was bland in flavor. I sent back both dishes as they did not meet my expectations for a $30 dish. To add to the insult, both entrées were presented on a frying pan to give the illusion that the dishes are freshly made. The manager Mario argued with me that one of the dishes was not able to be removed as it was partially eaten. I spoke with Mario as I was approaching the front host to speak with someone as nobody was coming to our table. Mario argued with me that they have to cover their costs of the dishes and is not able to remove the entree. Mario spoke over me and I was not able to have an adult conversation with him. I promptly ended the conversation as I was not able to communicate with him. Afterwards, he removed the last entrée and I paid for my drinks. We headed out to another restaurant afterwards.

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 4.5 stars by 5010 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 260 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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