Trattoria Il Panino

4.5
3700 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipDanM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Honestly, our dinner was all very good. Had the gnocchi, chicken parm, and a pesto noodle dish. The service was good too but our 4 plates all came out at different times with a solid few minutes between the first and last. It was a little thing, but it kind of disrupted our dinner. Nothing was amazing or unexpected. If you’re looking for a solid Italian meal give it a go. If you’re looking for that wow dinner, in my opinion, this isn’t the place for you.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to spot in the North End! Always delish and the best pesto pasta around, homemade pastas and delicious bread, you must eat here!

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DakoH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was bad nor the food was impressed. I won’t recommend this place.

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GregR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was super responsive — my daughter goes to college in Boston and very much wanted an Italian dinner before I flew back to Europe. Challenge was that I only had an hour before leaving. The staff responded so well (bringing everything very fast) while at the same time making us feel relaxed so we could enjoy the experience. As an real bonus, the food was absolutely delicios

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We had a terrible experience, ignored by staff and the food was mediocre. Will never go back. See trip advisor for a more detailed review.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

They were busy and some silverware was dirty, but they took swift action to replace the silverware and the food was some of the best Italian I’ve had

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

WAY too crowded. Very average food. Server was not helpful or attentive.

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vipTenafterten
New England
89 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always on point! Great Veal chop Parmesan

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NorthEnddinner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. The only drawback is the noise - at times, I was shouting to my dinner companion in order to be heard

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vipKarenC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Boston . Always exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was excellent and our waitress was very pleasant. The hostess was very rude and not accommodating. We had a reservation for a family of 5.. We could not find parking so my husband dropped us off while he parked the car. The hostess would not allow us to sit down until all members arrived. I proceeded to tell her I would order for my husband. We will not be eating there again due to the rude service.

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JoleneF
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had an amazing late lunch here. The pasta is the best I've ever had and definitely the best lobster ravioli. we dined in the patio area which had fresh air. The food is amazing and great service and wine. we cant wait to go back

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AlexandraD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always and the service was great and super fast. We were even taken to our table a few minutes earlier than our reservation time. Easily one of my favorite Italian places in not only the North End, but in Boston.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Food, service, and ambiance was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was spectacular and you get the authentic North End neighborhood experience. The lobster ravioli tastes fresh and is to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a little too loud

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vipFoodiePlus
New England
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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lilyg
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food I’ve had since I’ve been in Italy!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Glad we came

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best Italian food I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Too crowded for covid comfort.

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BetsyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reservations were for 3 and they wouldn’t seat the two of us who arrived early . Nor reserve outdoor seating. Fortunately there was still outdoor tables when the third person arrived. They set us at a table that was really for 2 even though there was a table for 4 available. Tyumen out to be ok but I bit tight.

Will return

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MichaelB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food. Excellent service. Crowded table seating and too noisy. All said, worth dining there

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Food took super long to come. Waited an hour for 2 people. Waiter was very inattentive and the food was below average. Overall very underwhelmed.

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JennyH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family get together. Had table waiting for us right by the entrance with the window open on a beautiful night. Food fabulous as always and great waitress!!

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SamM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pricey, but excellent food and a great vibe. Would recommend for a night out.

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Kathymonty
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

For an Italian restaurant in the Little Italy district I had high expectations. The service was fine. We sat outside which was nice for people watching. The food was a major let down. “Is the gnocchi made fresh in house?” Yes! Guess what? Nope. Tasted bland and exactly like packaged that you can buy anywhere. Caprese salad was fine. Overpriced for the portion size. Chicken parm was flavorless. I wouldn’t go back. Too many choices that likely would be much better than this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent! Our server didn’t show up very often but our food was brought in a timely fashion

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WestFam
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I felt that the service was good but rushed. It wouldn’t deter me from going back.
The noise level downstairs was loud. Had trouble hearing the people at my own table.

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MalvikS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Amazing food, rude server, dirty tables with bread crumbs everywhere.

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Ag4258
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It took us 30 minutes to get a table despite having a reservation. The waitstaff were incredibly rude and we were seated by trash in the basement. The waiter spilled coke while pouring for us and then proceeded to throw a straw on the table and storm off. The volume in the basement level was excruciatingly loud and unpleasant. This was all topped off with another member of the staff breaking a glass off their stocking shelf at the end of our table, not cleaning it up, and asking us to ‘be careful’ as we tried to skirt around it. Would not spend a dollar here, nor at the restaurant group it belongs to. Mediocrity was the name of the game when it came to the food, which did not compensate for the numerous other faults in anyway.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE DO NOT COME HERE! Completely tourist trap- waited 30 min past reservation because only outdoor tables were available which the hostess thought was acceptable even though it was raining out. Once we were seated, our server rushed us to order and our food came out faster than McDonald’s. Server never came by to check on us and couldn’t deliver a simple request to add chicken to a pasta dish. Horrible experience and biggest waste of money. Extremely disappointing to say the least.

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JaneG
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Italian food. Loved our waiter. best to sit upstairs rather than downstairs.

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vipNorimarG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best italian food!

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viprachellek
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love how the food is served fresh in pans. The food was very good. The drinks were a little more expensive than they needed to be. My really only negative is there was a bathroom smell in the main dining area that wafted to the table. Likely becuase there was one small bathroom right at the kitchen area by the tables. I’d go again but sit outside or the other side.

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Trace
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was good - but the place was like a sauna. Be nice if the management could set up a few fans so customers don't sweat in their pasta. Other than that, it was great.

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Cati
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was outstanding as always! My absolute favorite!

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vipVince
Denver
66 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. The calamari appetizer was enormous and scrumptious. Our party had three different main courses and the were all delicious. The service was terrific.

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vipFoodieWineLover
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, the authentic Italian food & wine were fantastic!!! We don't have true Italian food here in California. We cannot wait to go back to this restaurant!

FAQs

Trattoria Il Panino is rated 4.5 stars by 3700 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.