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About Trattoria Il Panino

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. Il Panino is what it is, thank God!

11 Parmenter Street
Boston, MA 02113
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:00am - 2am

Cross Street:
Hanover Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 720-1336

Website:
http://www.trattoriailpanino.com/

Parking Details:
valet at Bricco 241 hanover

Public Transit:
Government Center on the Green Line

Private Party Contact:
cosimo paone: (877) 465-2086

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Trattoria Il Panino Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (59)
Good for a Date (59)
Neighborhood Gem (53)
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Casual (42)
Special Occasion (29)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Comfort Food (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Fun (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Romantic (25)
Notable Wine List (23)
People Watching (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Cozy (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Business Meals (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Scenic View (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Our waiter was fantastic and the food was amazing. We were craving Italian on our first trip to Boston and found some good reviews for the restaurant online so we gave it a whirl. It’s a smaller joint in the north end that has an Italy feel. I got the mushroom ravioli with the truffle cream and it was amazing - would definitely get again. My wife got the lobster ravioli with crab and it was really good as well. You can run up a bit of a bill with a few glasses of wine and some dessert but it was definitely worth the dining experience.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The overall was good , the waitress was rude , we asked for the check she sat there 10 minutes talking to a table while we're waiting , I sent another waitress to remind her she looked at us and still sat there another 5 minutes talking to the other table and laughing in really disappointed.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Our friends highly recommended this restaurant so we were really excited to try it out. We we're only in Boston a few nights for vacation. We went there late around 9pm but we weren't the only customers. There were several tables of large parties and lots empty tables. The food came out fast. Our server checked on us right after we got our food then never came back. The food was good but we realized later that they didn't offer any ground pepper or parmasean cheese. The bus boys were very friendly. The server was just standing around and we had to ask a bus boy for more water and to go boxes. The server finally came to our table to ask if we wanted the check. I hope the bad service was just a fluke but we won't go back.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and wine were incredible. We had an attentive server who made helpful meal suggestions.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Had a reservation and they tried to seat us in the basement wine bar at too small of a table. Spoke with hostess and they quickly moved us to the smaller restaurant location on the side street. Was perfect.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Everything here was outstanding. The food came out in a timely manner. Wine list was extensive but not over whleming. Great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was extremely bland and could have been made better in my own kitchen. Our waitor was extremely rude and clearly did not want to be there. We were very disappointed by this experience, as we took our friends here based on previous reviews.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

This was the first time I had dined there and I was extremely happy. I would go back again and I would recommend it. I particularly loved that they sat us right at our requested time and they accommodated the additional party member we had.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Porcini ravioli was well worth it. I am one of the few that thought the lobster ravioli was meh. Lobster gets lost in a red sauce and lots of pasta.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Lasagna and dish with rigatoni and ragu were excellent. I liked the lack of music playing. You could talk at normal levels and be heard. Waiter was nice but not very attentive unless waved down.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great value for delicious and simple dishes. Nice space for a friend dinner. Though the indoor/outdoor can be a little chilly depending on which seat you have at a table.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very disappointed restaurant!!!!Bad service, overpriced and food just ok.... never again !!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went on a Saturday night at 8:30 pm. Extremely noisy - very hard to hold a conversation. Terrible service. They served our food cold. Dirty bathroom. Would not return.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This place was average at best. It was loud, the service was ok, but I was underwhelmed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Birthday dinner food good not great - did not match the hype

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Best italian food my husband & I have ever had! Try the lobster ravioli - so delicious! We really enjoyed this meal - highly recommended!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Could have been a good experience, but we were seated at a terrible table and busers kept running into us and it felt cramped. The food was okay for the price. Typical Italian food but nothing special. I would recommend for a glass or two of wine but not a nice meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

great service, food was incredible

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Delicious food! We tried the zucchini flowers, penne arrabbiata, and prosciutto tortellini. Everything was amazing

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Amazing food with an even better atmosphere! Our table overlooked the kitchen - it was so fun to observe the kitchen team at work. We had the meatball to start (delicious) with spaghetti carbonara (amazing) and chicken parm (great) for our meal. My husband enjoyed a few peronis. I wish I could’ve enjoyed a wine pairing but being pregnant put a downer on the pairing. All in all - it was super tasty and authentic. I can’t wait to go back!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Waitress spilled oil on me no real remorse no cause compensation at all

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

From out of town saw positive reviews. Food, waiter, and overall held up to the positive reviews. I had meatball and ricotta appetizer followed by lobster ravioli. Both were excellent.
Waiter was attentive but not intrusive. Definitely recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food was superb and our waitress, Vanya, was charming and attendant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

This place was recommended by a friend that goes to Boston often. It was fantastic food with a good price. We went to the older entrance door down the side street and got a window seat immediately. We then found out the busy street side was the newer entrance and full of people and very busy. We lucked out in the other side. Found out it was over 30 years old and started by making sandwiches. Its a full service Italian place that is very old and food is the best I have had in a long time!

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 24, 2017

It was good, not great. We had chicken parm, lobster ravioli, calamari and caprese. All fine, but expected more given the reviews. Pasta was quite ordinary.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Although the service was great, the food was quite bland and disappointing.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was great. When we gave our waiter the credit cards to pay the bill, he came back and told us that it would be too much. He pointed out that his tip was already included in the total. So honest of him to do that! We were a party of six , so he really would have made it well with that extra money.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Felt a bit rushed, noise level too high. Highly recommend calling for a table by the street rather than the kitchen

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

There are so many restaurants with similar menus in the North End that it was hard to choose where to go. I'm thankful we chose Trattoria Il Panino, however because the service and food were excellent! The wine list isn't extensive but it was fine and we had a nice Italian fruity red with our meals. One of my sisters had the mushroom ravioli which was to die for and me and my other sister both had the penne with the meatball, pork ribs, sausage and beef. Sounds heavy but it wasn't. The sauce was deliciously velvety and full of flavor without being greasy and all the meats flavorful and lean. Even the bread and fruity olive oil were perfect. The antipasto was fresh and of excellent quality and all portions were generous. The atmosphere is casual and fun. Very busy restaurant with great people watching if you're seated near the windows, which we were! Go to this restaurant, but make a reservation first. It was bustling!!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner with our two College sons . Our waiter was very pleasant and helpful , and he was running around on a very busy Saturday night! Service and food were excellent. Great location in the North End . We will definitely be back on our next, trip to Boston. Thanks for a fun evening! Hectic and busy, but in a fun vibrant way! Great time had by all! I recommend this lively restaurant!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Basement was loud, and unappealing. Food was over seasoned and cold.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

For sure ain’t what it used to be. New room is intolerably loud. Food was thrown in front of us. Plates were sloppy. Saw the waiter once in an hour and a half. Used to be my favorite. Never again.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were a party of 6 with varied tastes and all found something on the menu. The noise level downstairs was a bit louder that I prefer but the food made up for the noise. The mushroom raviolis were outstanding. Large raviolis stuffed full of mushrooms and served with the perfect amount of sauce. Everyone in our group enjoyed their dish. We look forward to returning.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was fantastic, neat place with open windows!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great homemade food great service and great north end location!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent service and atmosphere. Our waiter was just perfect! The lobster ravioli was divine and I craved it the next day! The Caesar salad was good, but the dressing was very tart and lemony. The bread was very European, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. The wine list is extensive and my selection of a Pino Grigio from Campania was delicious. It was one of the best places I ate in Boston!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fun, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was fabulous. We would definitely go back the next time we’re in Boston

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food and atmosphere but it was a little loud and the server was not that attentive. Not a big deal because we where drinking wine and catching up. Also it was a little loud downstairs. Great for a family night or friends gather but I would not go there for a business dinner.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Just a great local spot with fantastic food and wine at good prices. They've expanded to take a spot over around the corner, so I'd have to say my preference is for the old space (which they still have) because it's cozier and has more character. Try to get a seat there if you can.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Possibly my new favorite restaurant in the north end! The food was incredible and the service was outstanding. 10 out of 10. Highly recommend.

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