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Fri, 2/23
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Trattoria Il Panino

1650 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Daily: 11:00am - 2am
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Phone number
(617) 720-1336
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party contact (877) 465-2086
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Cross street
Hanover Street
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Parking details
valet on our Hanover street side. 280 Hanover st.
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Gift Card
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1650 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Always the best meal in the North end. Been going for 30 years, never disappoints!

3.0  Dined 4 days ago

I have been to this restaurant previously and had much better food and service. This is vacation week in the Boston, and I expect that the reduced quality is reflective of this. Good bread, gummy gnocchi (this is one I have had before here). Not great puttanesca (again had this here before).
It is always hard when you have a mediocre meal at a place you have previously enjoyed . Will I be back ?-- not planning on it, but maybe with out of town guest or something. Needs quality control to avoid off days.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Will definitely return and highly recommended.

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, service, and ambience. Would very highly recommend!

4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Overall good experience. Although, people should know it is not somewhere you can sit to relax. They try to flip tables extremely fast, so if you are looking to sit back, have a glass of wine and enjoy your rather expensive meal for more than an hour expect to feel like a bad guest who have overstayed your welcome.

OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

We were seated in a back dining room which was essentially a side alley way that was enclosed with a weather proof enclosure, which was fine, but not what we were expecting. It was almost too warm as the heater was blowing right overhead. The tables were set in pretty tight and it was difficult just to take my coat off. The table was pretty wobbly , most likely because it was sitting on the brickwork ground which was a little uneven. My wine glass almost toppled over a few times. We were ok as long as we kept our hands and elbows off the table. The service was ok, although there was no salt on the table and our water never got refilled and I couldn’t seem to get our server’s attention when we needed him. When our dishes came, mine was chicken instead of the veal that I had ordered. No big deal, just sent it back. The veal came out in about 10 minutes, but they had taken my utensils when they took the chicken and they dropped the veal and were gone before I could ask for something to eat it with. But, since my wife was already done eating hers, I used her utensils. The veal was very good. Bottom line for me is the food was good. But the atmosphere left something to be desired and the service, or maybe I should say the attention to detail, could have been better. Not to say we wouldn’t try it again, but will probably check out some other places to compare before we do.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Host didn’t have a table ready and he was rude. We were there before the reservation and didn’t sit down until 40 minutes kater

4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food was great and it’s close to mikes pastry for dessert!!

4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Love their Lamb chops, lobster ravioli and Sangria.
Not many vegetarian options.

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Amazing dinner with fantastic service and ambiance. The meal itself was reasonably priced for a fine Italian restaurant in the North End. The meal overall got a little expensive due to the fine bottles of wine we ordered but worth every penny in my opinion for a lovely date. Paolo our waiter was very fun and attentive and had amazing recommendations for both a seafood dish and also a meat dish. We ordered the lobster raviolis and the veal shank osobucco Best osobucco I’ve ever had by far. Extremely tender and flavorful and very hot which is important with such a large shank. The lobster ravioli was fresh fresh fresh! Beautiful hand made pasta that you could really taste along with a bright crab sauce. I love the north end and I’ve never had a bad meal while dining in the north end but Trattoria has taken the top spot for best restaurant in my opinion.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food!

vipEnrico (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great. David is the best great food. Great atmosphere great value

1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Check out my Yelp review for more information regarding this atrocious dining experience.

Faith (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I took a date here on Valentine's Day, so I feel like it is a bit unfair to judge considering the holiday crowd. The seating arrangement was definitely changed to accommodate couples dining out, which made for a noisy, crowded space even as we approached 10pm. However, our waiter was very attentive so it was easy to catch his eye. I was very satisfied with the staff and food.

IsmaelS (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I were dispointed ,our server was unprofessional ,talk to much ,attitude and speak so loud and telling jokes loudly to the table next to us .
He never showed up after taking our order or ask if we wanted something ,not even having our water glasses filled up ,and at the end we wanted a desert but he never came or ask if we want it or give us the desert menu except giving us a bill to pay with an attitude ,he literary looks like he wanted us just pay and live .very dispointed