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Trattoria Il Panino

4.6
4.6
5097 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 238 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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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

    Most Booked

  • Boston / New England

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  1. JudyP

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun and cozy. Nice selection of dishes- all were very good!
  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Been here many times over the years but this time was disappointing. Calamari was tough and only included the body. Cacio Pepe had a burnt flavor. How did this go wrong? Table felt like it was in the middle of an aisle, even though we had made reservations. Cocktail was great. Service was good. It made me sad to see their food slipping. It's a staple in Boston. On a positive note, the waitstaff was diplomatic and hard working.
  3. RihannaD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The service was horrible. We waited for over 15 minutes before any worker came to us. I had to flag them down for someone to come to the table. Food portion was small, very small. The table was wobbly and couldn’t be seated elsewhere when there was 80% open tables. Bar was rowdy with drunk people.
  4. BrendaS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great evening, great food, with great friends! Loved how the pasta was served in the skillets. Charming.
  5. Alice

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for our anniversary. The service and food was amazing. Definitely worth a trip into the city.
  6. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Celebrating our daughter’s 12th birthday, they never acknowledged it. We had a lunch reservation, it was not busy. Servers/busers pushy for order and meals came right after the appetizer, before we could even eat more than a bite of the app. Didn’t feel like what we expected for a celebratory lunch in the North End. Costly, and honestly food was not as good as we had hoped either.
  7. maria

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    While the food was good, the service was terrible from beginning to end: We had to ask who our server was to get someone to pay attention to us We asked cocktails and a shared appetizer , the appetizer came before our cocktails (?) Then our main course came as we were half way on our appetizer ( and maybe a third on our cocktails ). And we had tiny table where everything had to be cramped. As soon as we say we didn’t want a dessert ( but barely half on our second drink), they brought the bill (we hadn’t asked for it). We felt rushed all the time (our total stay was ~1 and 5 minutes. Definitely not a place to recommend !
  8. NickS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place and staff were amazing as always! We go every time we’re in Boston
  9. BStokes

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting Boston and wanted an authentic Italian meal. We got it here. The food was amazing. The service was attentive and helpful.
  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was fantastic Drinks were delicious Vibe was perfect
  11. Mayara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly such a good place to have amazing pasta. Reminds me of my mama’s pasta dishes. The staff there are super lovely and the food was outstanding! Overall, such a pleasing experience I had.
  12. colleenm

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was very attentive. We both got different Raviloi dishes and they were both delish. Would go back again.
  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience, best Italian food in Boston!!
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Our party arrived on time for our reservation but was told that our table wasn’t ready and asked us to come back in ten minutes. We then checked again and it again wasn’t ready. The front-desk people were a bit rude and didn’t apologize at all for the table issue. It was noisy and cold inside maybe because our table was by the door. The food was okay but not really worth the price.
  15. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Trattoria food is always pretty good, however noticed the quality of service and ambiance has diminished. You feel rushed in your experience and I noticed some odd smell the two times I’ve been recently. Bar area is much nicer so opt for that section if you can!
  16. DanielleM

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    My moms 70th and I don’t mind loud but obnoxiously loud downstairs. Large group already well on their way. Booked a 430pm table and had our 7 year old. The yelling and f bombs from the table next to us was horrific and the table behind is loud and talking about their sex position preferences. Didn’t have dessert just wanted to get out of there. Also, very rushed.
  17. JohnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - great location - definitely recommend
  18. JoanM

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious - go there many times but went this time for restaurant week.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a large reservation and they accommodated us even after we added on two more people last minute on a Saturday night. We had some out of town family for my daughters bridal shower. The service and food were excellent!! There were 13 of us and everything was prompt , hot and delicious from drinks to appetizers to entrees! Can’t wait to go back! Thank you to the staff, management and servers for a job well done and a memorable positive pleasant experience!!
  20. PeterT

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food here is amazing! Also top notch service. Could have done without sitting in the rather hot basement but other than that I’d highly recommend this restaurant.
  21. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience1
    birthday, it was so loud. We could not hear each other. Food was amazing though!!
  22. AlbertoC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quick and efficient, yet not rushing the diners. Pasta was fantastic. Waitress attentive to all our needs, great personality. Will definitely be coming back next time we visit Boston.
  23. Flamingo

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My daughter and shared several appetizers and an order of pasta. The charcuterie board was lovely: prosciutto, mortadella, capicola, salami, two wedges of cheese, olives. The stuffed zucchini flowers were delicious, the Boston Bibb salad was simple and light, just what we wanted. And then the ravioli porcini was divine. Only 5 large ravioli but it was so fabulously rich that those were enough. Save some bread for dipping in the amazing black truffle cream sauce, you won’t want to waste a drop. We were seated on the enclosed patio (March) which was - meh. Steep cant to the patio makes sitting on the downhill side a little bit of a challenge. Inside definitely had more ambience. We’ve sat inside before and my daughter likes watching the kitchen at work. Have eaten here on 4 or 5 trips to Boston now. Each pasta we’ve tried has been deliziosa.
  24. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    I really loved the ambiance and the service was great. Sadly the food was not great and my wine was horrible. It tasted like it had been watered down. We read poor reviews but thought we would give it a shot. I wish I had listened to the reviews but at least the service was good and it wasn’t super loud or crowded.
  25. minervap

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, and fast services, but Eduardo’s recommendations and service make everything great.
  26. Poppy

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for lunch and ordered from the Boston restaurant week menu. While the selections were limited, neither my wife or I had any trouble finding things to order. The food was delicious. Our server, Antonella, was fantastic and made our lunch especially nice.
  27. DAGUP

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful Anniversary dinner. The portions were generous and the food was served hot. The spaghetti carbonara was amazing. The wait staff were friendly and efficient. The tables are close and the noise level reflected that on a Saturday evening. It was not louder than other restaurants in town. We will definitely be back.
  28. foodie

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was just a factory. They don't seem to care about under flavored food, or an atmosphere you can enjoy food in. They know they can fill the table so the quality of the restaurant doesn't seem matter to them.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The basement smelled terrible like unbaringly bad.
  30. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and food was amazing, the portion size was also very goos
  31. Lauren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so good. Highly recommend their expresso martini. Great service and we were seated right away for our reservation. We will defiantly be back.
  32. Charmcity

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best server! Fun vibe. Yummy food!!!
  33. Brooke

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Both of our pasta dishes were amazing - the carbonara and the ragu. The service was attentive even if a bit gruff. Would absolutely come here again in the future anytime I am looking for pasta!
  34. Pile12

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Made a reservation and ended up with a table downstairs against the fire door wall which wasn’t ideal for ambiance. Not a huge deal Would have preferred upstairs dining area . Service was very good and overall food was very good . Salmon was over cooked but tasty . Cocktails were very good too. Tablecloth was ripped and shelf next to our table could have used a cleaning . Next time we’ll go for the location around the corner as that atmosphere is nicer and cleaner … and I’ll stick to the homemade pasta which is always very good .
  35. JoeM

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic - as always Can't wait to return again Thanks everyone
  36. RebeccaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dish I had was absolutely phenomenal. It was so delicious with the way the mushrooms and truffle sauce mingled. It went perfectly with the red sangria that I had as well.
  37. brianfitzgerald

    New England

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for lunch on a Friday and sat in the heated ‘outside’ area. Service was prompt and gave good advice on the menu. Food was terrific :pasta and gnocchi were fresh and perfectly cooked. Full bar which is nice and not true of all north end restaurants. Great choice and not so overrun as some of the more ‘famous’ places.
  38. MikeC

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great lunch, Lasagna and Mushroom Ravioli were perfect!
  39. Celia

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and the service was great as well! Restaurant was a bit noisy but overall had a great time!
  40. MichelleK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Food was good, service was unfriendly - no one took our drink order, we had to flag someone down just to get a refill of water, no one checked to see if everything was ok. Super loud and very dark, you can't see the food in front of you. I won't return.

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 4.6 stars by 5097 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 238 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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