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Trattoria Il Panino

4.6
3117 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 3117 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JackieD
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & food were amazing. We loved Maria! Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and tasty.

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homey environment, exceptional service and recommendations, and delicious food. Will definitely return!

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Dash
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Italian Nonna took no ones nonsense and she was the coolest Nonna in the north end!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! Super busy place so our server seemed to have her hands full but she was super sweet and pleasant.
Would recommend.

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Ella
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food with an amazing energy of Europe on the small street. The service was wonderful. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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TaylorP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing experience at Trattoria II Panino. The food was some of the best Italian food I have ever had and the service was amazing. The staff really cared for their customers as well as recognizing a lot of familiar faces who were attending the restaurant and walking around the restaurant. I can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Mussels and stuffed squash blossoms to start. Mom's ragu and raviolis for entree. All outstanding.

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Django
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Nice outdoor seating in October

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Username
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Horrible Service, rude host. There are too many people waiting to be seated and thus servers rush you to eat and leave. We were thrown out of our table as soon as we were done eating.

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joannj
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our fav italian restaurants in Boston’s north end. Traditional italian food prepared expertly in casual setting. Friendly and helpful staff. Consistently reliable.

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Edoodle
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time w relatively quick service! Sparkling water was 8 dollars but otherwise awesome food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Our server started asking us if we wanted to box our food within half an hour of being at our table.

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MiaBellitti12345
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time here for a sunday dinner and drinks. Lovely waitress we had and the food was outstanding. I will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We ordered drinks and 2 apps for 5 people. The reservation was at 945pm so it was meant to be an after dinner treat. We were told that all 5 of us must order a dish due to the MA law, which is completely untrue. They had multiple staff over to aggressively tell us we must order more dishes or they would take our drinks away. They ended up taking them and we left.

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SunShine
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

When in boston we always return to this restaurant... authentic italian feel with friendly welcoming owner and wait staff. Flavors are exceptional , service is prompt great wine list and overall great experience that you will remember and look forward to havng again and again.

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vipMadelineF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The espresso martinis are to die for here. Also, the carbonara is flown down from heaven, not to be dramatic. But amazing food, our waitress, I believe Angelica? Was so accommodating, friendly, and really knew how to implement great restaurant service. Overall, 10/10 experience, I've been here before and will keep going.

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StephanieMMartin
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was incredible! It was the best lobster ravioli I’ve had on the north end! It’s usually too salty, but this was perfect. My husband had the ribeye and was VERY happy. The only complaint that I have is that we made reservations well in advance and I confirmed, but they couldn’t find us when we got there. We’ll most definitely be back!

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PamelaD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was not great and drinks were overpriced

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vipMangiare
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

They had us sit in the wine cellar area which was in the basement of the restaurant. If felt very unsafe as far as COVID. There were too many tables in this space with poor ventilation. The food was delicious but the seating in the wine cellar was way too risky to catch COVID.

If you can sit outside or upstairs it would be much better and much more enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and wine. Table next to us was loud and crude. Would go back. Excellent way to celebrate my bday

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sullyfive
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated family and friends. Everything was delicious. The portions enormous. This will be our go-to place when we return to Boston. Exceeded our expectations.

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DonnaR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious food. We asked to go a bit off the menu but the kitchen could not accommodate our request,

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WellsleyK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, amazing food, unbeatable ambience. A must-try!

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Maddy
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and the vibe was great! The service was great, we were seated right away. The outdoor option was really nice as well.

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STEVEN
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here in ‘19 and couldn’t wait to return. The food was just as amazing as we remembered! We can not wait to return!!!

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DebraV
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

When we arrived for our reservation the woman at the door was telling her staff to push people out to free up tables.
We were seated on time, outside as we requested. Ordered eggplant parm and calamari well done for apps. Eggplant arrived very cold. Calamari was mushy.
Ordered 1 chicken parm well done with sauce on the side and 1 Zuppa di pesce for our main course. Chicken parm was mushy. Food arrived with sauce on the food, not on the side as we requested. The zuppa di pesce was very dry.
Would never go back here. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I visit the North End its my favorite place to eat

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Maddie
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Though I had a reservation, i still had to wait. They also tried to give me the worst table in the place, so I asked for a different table, and they gave me a better one. Loved the food, server, Angel, and ambiance though!

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AlenaK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waitress was amazing so sweet and had good conversation with us. Food was excellent couldn’t get enough and the service was so quick I couldn’t believe it!! Definitely will be going back and recommending to other people!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Lobster ravioli was fantastic!! However, we felt very rushed to eat. We tried to order an appetizer and we were told that we needed to put our food orders in because it was so busy. In a restaurant like this with high priced food, you should not be rushed to put orders in/ denied putting an appetizer order in. This kind of offset the tone for the rest of our evening and caused us to order less items.

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Sally
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Really disappointed by the service we received at the host stand. The person who seated us was rude — I understand that their job may be hard right now due to a pandemic, but some courtesy would be nice. Prices were high, but food was good and had large servings. Don’t bother making a reservation if you want an outdoor table. Not only will it be an hour wait, but the North End is so packed that people walking by (without masks!) will just be breathing on your food.

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sub283
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great dining experience. Went out to meet friends for dinner and had a great time. Food was exceptional came out in a prompt and timely manner service was good as well

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and quick, food was delicious as always. A favorite in the North End!

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Dawn
New England
40 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent calamari appetizer accompanied my delicious expresso martini! Entree was the grilled seafood platter with a wonderful assortment of fish and shellfish. My husband raved about the veal osso bucco.

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vipOliviaS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lasagna is amazing! the Parmenter street patio was nice and warm.

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JeffreyS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in the north end. Every time I go I am never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best Italian restaurant in Boston hands down. The food is so delicious and the staff is so nice! We had reservations at 8pm and got there at 7:50, sat down and we’re done eating at 830! The service was great. 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Great service and food. Only critique is that the menus were reusable which I haven’t seen with COVID going on but each table had a sanitizer bottle which is a great addition.

FAQs

Trattoria Il Panino is rated 4.6 stars by 3117 OpenTable diners.

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.