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Trattoria Il Panino

4.5
4.5
4338 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 270 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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What 4,338 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

    Most Booked

  • Boston

    Most Booked

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  1. M

    Mike

    Orlando

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Prices were a little steep on some items. Would like to have seen more variety on the menu. Overall not bad. I would definitely go back because the food was authentic.
  2. t

    tomatostein

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Insanely crowded. Chaos. The waitstaff was cordial and kind, the hostess was overwhelmed, inefficient and indifferent, can't say I blame her with since the restaurant had clearly OVERBOOKED. The 19 dollar antipasto special was not that special. The frutti de mare pasta was very good but lukewarm. We were not' ask if we need pepper, or pepper flakes. The bathrooms, especially the women's room were DISGUSTING and way too small to accommodate the sea of humanity that the restaurant jams in. The noise level was jet level take off loud. In the reservation I wrote that it was a birthday dinner and that was not even mentioned once. Why ask if it's not honored. Everyone understands that it's a difficult time for restaurant but the subpar performance on every level was so totally underwhelming that we will never go back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was uncomfortably warm and pretty crowded. Good and service were wonderful.
  4. SG

    SusanG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Started with a killer drink of Grey Goose and seltzer along with a zucchini appetizer that was delish! The showstopper was the the Cuatro meat Ragu with penne. Absolutely delicious! The sauce was to die for and all the meats cooked to perfection. Will definitely come back
  5. JC

    JCola

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Seated in the basement next to the TV and utility room door. Husband was given an unopened can of soda, glass no ice. Meatball app, was ok - seasoned but dry. Burrata & Tom was standard, nothing notable. Ravioli was very aldente with sauce that tasted like it was from bottom of burnt pot. Disappointing for sure. Service was ok, waiter was pleasant.
  6. D

    Dave

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Just ok. Grilled seafood was good (but really basic) and our pasta dish was mediocre. I don’t think I’d go back - too many other north end restaurants to try.
  7. LM

    LisaMB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent as was the service! Definitely worth a visit!
  8. TG

    TexasGal

    Austin

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    We went for dinner early to ‘avoid the crowds’ and asked for a table outside. It was nice, as this Restarant has blocked off part of the street for outdoor dining. The server was very nice and engaging. She brought water and took drink orders. The Drinks arrived in a reasonable time and were great-especially the sangria! We ordered a first course, a salad and a pasta. We figured three dishes would be plenty for 2, given their prices. It seemed to take a while for the calamari to arrive but it was crispy and good. The salad came before we finished the calamari. It was nicely prepared and fresh. Then we waited and waited and waited… we had ordered a simple penne pasta in red sauce. After about 45 min the dish shows up and it’s cold. We had to flag down the server but they took it back without incident. About 10 min later we get a newer dish, and it’s warmer. No apology, no comment, just a runner brings the new dish and puts it on the table. By now we are pretty hungry so we do eat it, even though it was just warmer, not really hot. The flavors were delicious. We noticed that everyone around us , even those who arrived after us, are served steaming food or are finished and leaving already. So we ask for our bill…over $100 with tip. Kind of pricy for what we got. Not going back soon.
  9. SB

    SueB

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Maria is the best. Hilarious with awesome service!!!
  10. M

    Michael

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was top notch.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant was incredibly and uncomfortably hot. Food was so mediocre, Not worth the price. Can make better pasta at home with jarred sauce
  12. SB

    SoBe

    Fort Lauderdale

    38 reviews

    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Sat us downstairs in wine cellar . Seemed to be at capacity . Very claustrophobic area. Server forgot our Caesar salad . In and out in less than hour because of poor service . Wanted chicken parm but not with Penne as I don’t like it . If I wanted spaghetti I would have to pay for another meal!!! Just ordered Spaghetti!
  13. J

    Jebratcher

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food was amazing.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little too noises behind the bar, will have to request a more quiet spot next time! But overall everything was wonderful!
  15. M

    Mohit

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Too loud making it difficult to have a conversation. It was so crowded that we had to get up a couple of times requesting for water. Food is good, but not overall didn't enjoy the experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went for our 5 year anniversary. No air conditioning in most of restaurant. We ate quickly to get somewhere cooler. Food was good, service was good, would eat there again when it’s not so hot outside.
  17. VS

    VictoriaS

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We ate outside, and the food was delicious. The zucchini flowers were amazing. I had the chicken parmigiana and my husband had the Ossobuco, my daughter had the mushroom ravioli.
  18. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Second time here a must when in Boston.
  19. AP

    AnneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful clean, modern decor. Spacious dining room. Excellent service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Indoor seating noise level is at the shouting level if you want to be heard by other people at your table. Our waitress took an hour to take our order and only because we asked her if we could finally order. She never checked on us again we had to ask another waitress for more drinks, Silverware and the check. Food was decent but the atmosphere and service ruined it. Plenty of other great places in the North End far better.
  21. VL

    Veggie4Life

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    730 reservation but had to wait till 8 to be seated and that too middle of the week. Front desk staff could have been more friendly and communicative. B+ service.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect North End dinner - rich food perfectly seasoned, with good wine options.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family in town
  24. SL

    StevenL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Food was delicious. A little pricy, especially the appetizers. I liked the pasta served in pans. It was crowded, busy and noisy inside. Probably better dining outside.
  25. R

    Rish

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good atmosphere...very busy as was all of the North End. Food was very good but appetizer portions were not worth the price. Wine was pricey also. Our server was efficient but not the friendliest. Like the location and the vibe. Oh and espresso in a paper travel cup?? Really?
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family vacation
  27. SM

    ScottM

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal in every respect - sat outside on a cool evening; service was prompt, attentive and friendly; food was outstanding. Highly recommended!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an absolute great time, wait staff was super hospitable and the food was amazing!! Totally recommend this place!
  29. JS

    JohnS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food was fine, but they don’t offer dessert. Claims of greatest pasta are exaggerated.
  30. H

    Haley2894

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious and our server was great. The only thing that I found odd was at 7 pm, they weren't serving dessert. We were told by our server that they had tiramisu and cannoli for their desserts but they weren't serving them at that time. It was very strange. Our server told us the kitchen said no; I am a server myself- I know this happens. However, during dinner time in the north end, you should have your desserts available or at least a good reason why you don't. The kitchen put our server in an awkward situation. Everything else was excellent.
  31. DR

    DeniseR

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food is delicious. It was very noisy. I read all the reviews about being rushed, being from NY I am used to it. We were given the check without even being asked if we wanted dessert!
  32. KV

    KatlynV

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lobster ravioli was amazing! Penne pasta with red sauce was light and delicious.
  33. T

    Technodad

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff was very helpful, and the recommendations, particularly for the wine, were spot-on. Pasta dishes were great.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food is good. Service is so so and the bathroom was the dirtiest I’ve seen in the city
  35. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great experience all around. Mussels were delicious and are the Ragu as my main meal. Delicious and a great price without lack of quality!
  36. AC

    AaronC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Energetic vibe and great food. Would highly recommend!
  37. LR

    LROD

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Our waiter was very accommodating for my toddler. He recommended the house special ragu and it was phenomenal. Highly recommend.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t get in without a reservation. We had to wait for the table but only 10 mins past the reservation. Food was amazing as always. Definitely sharing size!
  39. CC

    ChrisC

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I was very disappointed in this restaurant. It was very touristy and they brought our food out 2 mins after our drinks. The pasta was nothing special and did not taste homemade. Was expecting more authentic Italian experience.The waiter did the bare minimum. Would not recommend.

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

FAQs

Trattoria Il Panino is rated 4.5 stars by 4338 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 270 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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