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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

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (60)
Authentic (54)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
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Casual (38)
Worth the Drive (29)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Comfort Food (28)
Fun (28)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Special Occasion (26)
Romantic (25)
Cozy (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Hot Spot (20)
People Watching (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Business Meals (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Kid-friendly (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

took my father here for his 88th birthday. service was great...they treated him like gold once they found out the occasion. food was amazing...would go there again for any occasion

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fun
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·Dined 3 days ago

great place, nice ambiance and delicious food will definitely go back

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food: fried calamari, main course, great wine. Service was wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

This place never disappoints! They have the best pasta dishes and the service is always so friendly and awesome! Whenever we venture to North End this is our place!
Best proscuitto tortellini and mushroom raviolis!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Great gathering spot with friends. Pasta was definitely home made and prepared to perfection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food : friendly staff : local restaurant !!!! Love it!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a great place tu dine.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 4, 2017

the outdoor patio section's heating was quite odd since it went on and off and the patio floor was uneven so it felt like at any moment things might slide off of my table. other than that food was absolutely awesome and service was great

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food quality is down substantially from 2-3 years ago. Maitre'D a bit brusque for my taste.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Favorite italian restaurant in Boston. Great atmosphere and service, but, most importantly, delicious food!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had a nice time, a small date night with my boyfriend for our first year together it was nice food, we specially liked the salad. It was way too hot but we changed tables and it was a little better (although I would recommend fixing that)

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Fantastic food, some had the seafood special with spicy marinara with lobster, mussels, scallops, etc. which was great, others had the Veal Chop Milanese which was outstanding as well. Great calamari and other apps...only negatives are the room we were in seemed to be an outdoor setting with a plastic cover for winter, colder months, VERY drafty if you weren't near the overhead heaters. Also the bathroom is practically in the kitchen and somewhat tricky to get in and out of, but the food makes up for it!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

This is not an authentic Italian Restaurant any more. Risotto swimming in gravy, due to some renovation no coffee, no peper and salt mill grinders. Mozarella/tomato without any inspiration. The first 2 wines I selected were not available. Very bad experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Location of the restaurant is great - it’s right off the Freedom Trail on Hanover St, which is the main street in Boston’s Little Italy, and very close to nearby attractions like Old North Church and Paul Revere’s house. We were seated in the outdoor area, which is now enclosed due to the cold weather, so it was pleasantly warm.

The complimentary bread was very good, and the food didn’t take long at all. We ordered the spaghetti carbonara, the paccheri al ragu, and the lasagna of the day. The carbonara was delicious, although the pancetta was a little too salty. The ragu was also very flavorful with plenty of meat and sauce, but the pasta was just a little undercooked. The lasagna was great - it had ten layers and a creamy vodka sauce. The portions were huge and the pasta comes in a metal pan, which was great for pictures!

Altogether, it was a great dining experience and would definitely come again.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Not all that interesting. Pretty typical Italian-American fare in an uncomfortable environment. For the price, go somewhere else. There are many other Italian restaurants in Boston. Don't bother with this one.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Bland sauce, mediocre service....all three of us were disappointed in our meals.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food and service was excellent as usual! Have tried other places trying to find something to match the taste and value and have not found it yet. Great place for a North End dinner with friends, family, or a romantic date night.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Waiter was just awful. He was rude and acted like he did not want us to eat at his restaurant. When my wife asked for things he was short with her and rude. The food was ok but nothing special.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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

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

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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