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Trattoria Il Panino

4.5
4.5
4480 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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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall GREAT experience!
  2. MP

    MichelleP

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    I’ve been going to this place anytime I’m visiting Boston for more than a decade! I love it but was a little disappointed with the service this time around. Empty water glasses for the entire meal and we were never asked if we wanted another glass of wine. We had a couple that was seated next to us after we finished our meal and they got their check before us. That being said, the food is delicious and I’ll still continue to be a patron!
  3. M

    Mallary

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Honestly, as someone who has eaten a lot of Italian in a lot of cities, this was underwhelming. The food was not hot and the taste was meciocre. While my pasta was homemade, which I appreciated, my husband's chicken parmesean was ok at best. I probably would not return here.
  4. MP

    MegP

    Caribbean

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Angelo was awesome!!
  5. T

    Thomas1

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maybe the best Italian meal (at a restaurant) that I've ever had. Seriously
  6. d

    diningdiva

    New England

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in the North End. The menu has something to satisfy everyone around the table. Their service is always exceptional in a location that has to deal with so many visitors.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very unprofessional the way the team operates in this facility. I had a reservation made for specific time, while my wife was parking her vehicle I came inside to place an order for our table. I ran outside quickly to park the vehicle as there was no parking available for my wife to find, but by the time I came back in they had given my table to another party, after I had noticed our waitress, and hostess. Their excuse was “if the table is unattended we will give it to someone else”. What if I had gone to use the restroom? Would it have been the same case? Very disappointed in this place, never have I been disrespected in such a manner in any of my previous OpenTable bookings.
  8. KS

    KeithS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My new favorite restaurant in Boston's North End! The service was exceptional - very fast. The waiter was very friendly and professional. Oh, and the food was delicious. The prices were very reasonable considering the quality of the food, wine, and service.
  9. JD

    JanetD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Food was delicious, service was prompt ( almost too fast). My one complaint was the noise level. So loud! However, we were in the cellar, maybe it’s not as bad upstairs.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, service, and ambiance
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Absolutelty mouth watering food. We were waited on nicely and the enviornment was fun for our first night in Boston. One problem is making the reservation. You will probably need to make your reservation for 30 minutes before you get there . We arrived 5 after our reservation time and they were so busy it was impossible to get a table. Every single one was booked. It was fantastic though so it was a good time anyway.
  12. CS

    CamS

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and fantastic service. Would recommend this restaurant.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This restaurant is not open until midnight. Their last seating is at 10. Instead of calling to let us know, we arrived to the restaurant and a snotty hostess who informed us it “wasn’t her problem” that our reservation was canceled.
  14. DP

    DaleP

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was great and the atmosphere was everything that we expected! Food was so delicious! And the servers made you feel like family! A definite spot to sit down and eat a great meal!
  15. DR

    DRJNC

    Raleigh

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our dinner as usual. Service is always good. We sat downstairs and the noise level was quite high
  16. BG

    BarbaraG

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lobster ravioli was the best I have ever had. Caprese salad was so fresh. My husband had the lasagna, which was delicious. Service was exceptional. We did not feel rushed and were able to visit as long as we liked.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was great! Just wish they had more AC but it was understandable with the heat wave!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Extremely noisy, service was horrible and food was mediocre
  20. FC

    FrankCasey

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Only down side was eating in the bar area. It was way too loud. But the fact that food was so outstanding, the noise in the bar didn’t matter. It has to be one of the best, if not the best Italian restaurants I’ve eaten at. Absolutely fantastic!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    First time in Boston, food was great. Pretty loud inside however there was a festival happening. Great service and environment.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant!!! The food was amazing and we had excellent service. Wine was great as well. Food was served in a skillet. I ordered the Ravioli Ricotta and my husband ordered the Penne Arrabiatta. We loved our dinners mainly because of the sauce. Our friends loved their meals as well! It’s a very loud restaurant and somewhat cramped so if you’re looking for quiet and privacy this might not be the place.
  23. AB

    AngeliqueB

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Friday of was great and service was beyond great! Everyone was more than accommodating! But it was so loud, you couldn’t hear the people at your table!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Went for first night of honeymoon, requested a table in the restaurant and not in the bar area. We were seated in the bar area. It was loud af. We left.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    We made a reservation weeks ahead and we were forced to sit outside in the hot, humid weather. The hostess was incredibly rude and should not be in the service industry. Would not recommend this establishment based on our interaction with her. Seems like other people who visited the same day as us had a similar experience. Disappointing.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    I had noted in my reservation that we were A) requesting inside B) celebrating a birthday. When we arrived 10 mins early to our reservation the hostess told us that we were to be seated outside. I asked if we could be inside like we requested and she said “well tables are first come first serve and we only guarantee you a time, not a table place, so we only have outside” (lie number one… their website says they only guarantee inside tables unless otherwise requested). Given it was 98° outside I asked how long we would have to wait for an inside table to which she replied “it will be a while, because we’re holding tables for larger parties we can’t sit outside” (lie number two, contradicting what she just said about first come first served regardless of reservations). That didn’t answer my question of how long the wait was, which we were willing to do, so I asked again and then she told me “well we have one table inside but it’s next to the kitchen” (lie number three as…) we told her we were fine with that as it was inside. We then were walked to said table as they took a chair on the way from an empty two top in the middle of the restaurant to move it to the table next to the kitchen that was not set for service. If what the hostess had said was true, the three other empty two person tables inside that had chairs at them should have been fine to seat us at as they “don’t guarantee anyone tables” inside or out with a reservation (even though their website says otherwise). It felt like she was spiting us by creating this table in the path of the kitchen door that isn’t typically set when there were nicer options open. This was not my first time at Trattoria Il Panino, I made the reservation based on my prior experience and expecting it to be a nice celebratory dinner for a birthday. The food and wait service were great as expected, but the entire evenings ambiance was ruined by the attitude and actions of the hostess. She was an embarrassment to the restaurant.
  27. PG

    PatriciaG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Average quality, poor service - seems to focus on quantity more than quality. Impersonal and very noisy.
  28. B

    Bdayfun

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The first time I visited Boston I was taken to Il Panino. It's now a must visit destination when in Boston. Staff is highly competent and efficient. We had two pasta dishes and the risotto of the day. Magnificent!
  29. L

    Love

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Omg..the food was incredible! I ordered the Grilled Seafood Plate & I've Never tasted anything so delicious. The red Sangria was also amazing! Would highly recommend
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was spotty as always needed to ask for stuff, ie small plates to share. Food didn’t live up to other reviews.
  31. AF

    AndyF

    Houston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food. Noisy restaurant.
  32. LL

    LucyLu292

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our party of 3 ate at the bar near the open windows. Was warm but nice to be near the fresh air. Bar tender provided good service but didn’t hover. Food was good but not great. Lasagna was very good, chicken parm and meat ragu were both good. Cost was $150 for the 3 of us including 2 drinks each. Noise level was quite high….not sure if our bar location made it louder or less so. I would recommend this restaurant and I would go back. Really enjoyed sitting at the bar.
  33. C

    Chantal

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Lobster ravioli dish was cold Did not like sitting in the basement.
  34. M

    Maddy

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    On arrival the host was argumentative and dismissive that we did not have a reservation when infact we did. She asked me to spell my name multiple times and provided a phone number, I stated that I had a confirmation through open table and said said she didn’t care that I had that, that I was still not in the system. After looking further it was under my middle name not my last name. This could have all been avoided if she had stated that, and asked if that was perhaps me. After she did not apologize and continued to be rude and dismissive. After dinner we asked for the manager to explain what had happened and he was also rude and dismissive & only apologize upon my request for an apology.
  35. TM

    TaraM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun atmosphere, great food, great service! We loved the whole experience!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Istanbul

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I would not recommend this place to anyone.
  37. TC

    TammyC

    Hawaii

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Early alfresco dinner for two. Great service and food. Sidewalk & streets little busy but still nice to be outdoors.
  38. b

    barbara

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were there at 4PM. Service good, food good, but could have been served hotter. BR reasonably clean.
  39. HB

    HeatherB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Very poor service. Waited extensively for drinks, a guest's food got cold after two requests for silverware, ordered a bottle of wine that never showed up and had to hunt down someone else to order it again- even then the wrong bottle was opened. Food was mediocre for the North End.
  40. RS

    RobS

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food.

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 4480 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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