Panza

4.5
2887 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Panza's traditional Italian cuisine and relaxed atmosphere make for a great evening in this historic North End. For a dinner out with friends or a date night, Panza is the place to go if you want to be treated as part of the family. With signature dishes like Veal Panza, Pescatore and Chicken Parmigiana we pride ourselves on the quality of our ingredients. Throughout the year Panza also offers up seasonal specials to showcase the best of the region. Spend an evening with us and find out why people have made Panza a part of their family.
What 2887 People Are Saying
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MeganK
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall a pretty good experience. We dined outside, and unfortunately there were no heaters

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the North End! The staff and food are all great.

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BillW
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hidden gem of the north end! The best value and food on Hanover St

MA
vipMelisA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, great prices! Amazing customer services by our server. Their specials are amazing!!!

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vipPdisko
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Panza is my favorite restaurant in the North End. Quaint, authentic and the food and service bring me right back to a cobble stone alley in Rome. The waitstaff are the best and the menu is delicious and priced fair. Can't beat a bottle of Montelpuciano for $26 bucks either!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

super tiny and cute spot. the food was BOMB. specifically the butternut squash ravioli and the baked ziti. the prices are pretty reasonable and the service was great! it’s a bit loud and tight with the covid regulations and plastic separations (which were good) but overall great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’ve heard this place had good food, but we showed up for a 7:45 outdoor reservation and it took 10 minutes to get a hostess to check in, then we waited 5 minutes for a table to open up, then they sat us and a minute later told us actually we had to get up because that table was met for someone else. We immediately left, found another restaurant, and won’t be back there. Doesn’t seem like they honor reservations at all.

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vipVanessaM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration! Amazing experience at this small restaurant- food was delicious and service was outstanding. Wonderful experience for my friends and I. Our waiter was so accommodating and friendly, and made our night a lot of fun!

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vipHaileeF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food and best wait staff in the North End!!! A Must when in Boston!!

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LaurR
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go early! The crowd and wait becomes long after 6:30 pm. Food was authentic and service was top-notch. Only thing missing was dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal!! Went here on a short trip to Boston. Our hotel recommended and boy were they correct. With so many places in Little Italy to choose from I’m glad we went here. Recommended to anyone heading to Bean Town.

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helloolivia
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Was really excited to eat here for the first time so we made a reservation early in the week for Friday night, but the restaurant either lost our reservation or gave our table to another party. We got seated after 30 minutes, our food came quickly and was pretty good! Wine list was pretty good and the vibe was lively.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was incredible & well-priced, too. The service was personal and fast. Only complaint is the “pop” music playing in the background that did not match the classy, Italian vibe. But, we would come back in a heartbeat!

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JackieS
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

AMAZING food!! I went to Panza with my family and everyone loved their meals. Our waiter was awesome. He was very attentive and helped answer all of our questions about the menu even though they were extremely busy. The mussels were honestly the best I've ever had. The watermelon sangria was sublime!! We will definitely be returning.

My only complaint is we weren't seated until 8:40 even though our reservation was at 8:00. I totally understand with Covid it might be difficult juggling all of the reservations, but it would have been nice to know so that we could have gotten there earlier. Now we know for the future! Thank you Panza for an incredible North End dining experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

the food is gas but our waiter must’ve been had some kind of a day and was a little stand offish. we went with our boys (3 of us) because one lost a bet betting on the Texans who stink. also i woke up covered in pasta.

would go back again.

thanks.

SA
StevenA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food, great service and lovely ambiance with outside seating
This is our favorite when we choose to eat in the North End.

LS
LynetteS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food around. This little place is our favorite on the NorthEnd. Freestyle lasagna, delicious...appetizers great!

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Sarah
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was freezing inside because the windows were wide open. The food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was phenomenal! Service, food and ambience were impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Waiter was great . Food was outstanding

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Emily
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Overall, a good Italian dinner. I wouldn't go here though if you want pasta that is dairy free. only one option. Even the red sauce dishes had dairy in them so couldn't get away from it. Normal pricing but staff were a little odd. It was good though!

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vipsuburbRS
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great food! Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visiting my daughter at college. She requested to have dinner at our favorite place in the North End!

We LOVED the outside seating!!!

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vipJose
New England
56 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

40 mins after our reservation we finally got sat. 2 servers for the whole place. Disorganized the whole night. Food was good but I'm NOT rushing back anytime soon. Should have believed the bad reviews. You live and you learn

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff, this is our new favorite spot, can't wait to go back there

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vipjplunk
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had in the North End! Great service & atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, service, and value.

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vipSusanK
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Why make reservations? Had 7:15 pm reservations for outdoor dining. Obviously they overbooked as we weren’t seated until 8:30 pm. The only reason we were seated then was that we had to sit inside. This was very frustrating and many other guests were frustrated as well. The food aaa really good, but there are so many restaurants that are just as good and honor people’s reservations.

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NRB1
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love Panza. Covid compliant - was very impressed. Delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Made a reservation, and still had to wait 30 min for out table. This is the second time this has happened.

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Laurie
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was delicious! The price is right. We sat on the street side of the outdoor seating on a relatively quiet night and felt safe. The service was great! Thanks Stephanie!

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TanujaS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a beautiful evening in the north end, with a very nice dinner at Panza. We’d requested an outdoor table since we’re not ready for indoor dining during Covid19. We had to wait half hour for our table because they were quite busy on this Labor Day Monday & there were only two servers. We didn’t mind the wait though because it was a very pleasant evening & people watching on Hanover Street was fun. Our server was very nice, gave prompt service once we were seated. He was juggling a lot of tables & we were very impressed by how fast he was. Ordered Chicken Panza, Penne Amatriciana & Baked Ziti & portions were huge! Delicious food & so reasonable compared to other north end restaurants. I’m loving alfresco dining in Boston while this good weather lasts!

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LisaK
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at very reasonable prices and always good service. This is our go to place in the North End!

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vipPdisko
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made it back to our favorite Italian spot in the North End since COVID. Al feesco seating was just fine. Meal and service were excellent as per usual. Dont pass this little gem up.

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AlisonB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outside tables were close. We ate a inside so it was great!

RC
vipRCapp
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in the north end! Good and service are always outstanding!

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vipHaileeF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Favorite Restaurant in Boston!!! The best Italian food in the North End! Great service, Wonderful atmosphere and the best food!!! Love Panza!!!! A Must!!

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BillW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is the best value in the North End for quality, value , and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Love it there!

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vipdipied
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the North End, and this was my first time back after COVID. Our server was awesome, food was awesome, experience was awesome. We tried the watermelon sangria, shared calamari, and tried different mains - all were amazing. The food and wine selection are always top notch, and our recent visit did not disappoint. This is a can’t miss North End restaurant!

FAQs

Panza is rated 4.5 stars by 2887 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 bookings at the moment.