Panorama

4.5
2355 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Executive Chef Matthew Gentile has revamped the Italian menu and interpreted Panorama’s stable of recipes, many of which had been in the Sena family for generations, and edited them with modern techniques, lighter ingredients and clean presentations. Chef Gentile adds a large selection of homemade pastas, large plates for sharing, and many lighter options that can be combined for a meal.Panorama was recognized with a Guinness World Record as the World’s Largest Wine Bar via an award bestowed on its custom-designed winekeeper/cruvinet, which offers 120 wines on tap.
The restaurant is hyper-focused on wine, with up to 150 wines by the glass available at any time. Try one of our signature Panoramic Flights — a personal wine tasting offering a sampling of five different wines within a select group - from a selection of over 2 dozen fun and provocative themes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2355 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Service was unfortunately very very bad. Have been here several other times where it’s been nothing short of exceptional though. Will be back of course, just disappointed this time.

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Happy1
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice feel of this place. Franchesca was a great waitress. Food was 5 star! The specialty drinks were a great treat. We will go back soon....

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CharG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. Very quiet and very elegant. Definitely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Always consistently amazing. Been going here since 2005.

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vipsandyb
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The pasta was delicious. Always so much fun at Panorama and a favorite for years!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Ordered meal in parts… drinks and apps, salad, pasta, additional drinks, and more pasta, then coffee… after ordering the second round of drinks, more food, and offering a coupon that they had sent for a free glass of wine, we waited and waited… food came and no drinks ever arrived. Finally asked for our drinks and ordered another 1/2 plate. Food came still no drinks.
This was unacceptable, in my opinion… given that it’s a wine bar!
The food was exceptional… the service was poor.

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vipOscar
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Best Italian dinning experience and food, wine in Philadelphia. A great value.

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JamesJ
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time going. Was better than three 1st. Looking forward to the 3rd round.

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vipLauren
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal here. If you are looking for elevated Italian and an amazing wine selection, this is your place. Never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Alex at the bar really provided an enjoyable experience and made excellent food and drink recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and everyone was super helpful! The food was amazing as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Restaurant exceeds all expectations, as always !

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AndyS
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Panorama was nicely located, tucked away across from the water in Old City. The venue and ambiance for any type of night -- family dinner, a larger celebration, date night, or with friends -- was perfect. Service was great and very helpful. The wine selection was excellent and I loved mine. But the food was truly the highlight. Portions were hearty and everything was perfectly prepared. Absolutely recommend

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vipRose
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful. Our server was attentive but did not hurry us. Great wine.

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CarsonI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, portions are manageable and wine list is strong.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Panorama to sample the menu ahead because we were considering booking the wine room in the basement for our wedding rehearsal dinner, and we were very impressed! Long story short- we booked it later that evening. The food is incredible, servers were very attentive/helpful and offered wine pairings based on what we ordered, and the manager is extremely kind. Can’t wait to go back!

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Bill
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible wine list and consistently delicious dishes.

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philly4food
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here - first was in April, this time to celebrate our anniversary (Oct) - and we were not disappointed. This is a real find. Service and food is like it used to be when restaurants really took their time - and let you relax and take your time - and service is customer oriented. We live out of town and wish we were closer but will keep this on our Philly visit list!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and the food were fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing. Lots of wine choices. Our server wasn’t very attentive to our table (assuming cause we were two younger females compared to families and dates that were going on) so we did wait for our drinks and food orders a while

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vipDonaldM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. Love this place.

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AlyH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The ambience and wait staff wonderful! Unfortunately, the food was bland and tasteless.

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TinaP
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Service was horrible. Waitress forgot to bring me my drink and did not return to the table until it was time to get the check. Food was good though. Will not be returning

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vipJennifer
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was incredible. Was a really lovely date night spot

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at this restaurant and I was not disappointed! I love the food, drinks and service here! Came for restaurant week and everything was awesome! Can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week. The drinks and appetizers were absolutely fantastic. The entree and the dessert was not as good. I did express this to our waitress and she did let the kitchen know. The send half of our meal just felt under seasoned and rushed. Overall had a great time. Just wish the food was consistent.

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ChristinaG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious. Service was both friendly and efficient. Outside table was lovely except when loud Septa busses or stupidly loud vehicles passed by. Fortunately there were not too many of those. We had a great time.

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vipMattP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Waited 20 minutes with having a reservation and greeted by a rude hostess who gave us an awfully tiny table(have been here 3 times in the last year). It felt like we were on the subway as my chair was on a grate that vibrated every time a vehicle drove by and the table was on a slant where our silverware had slid off. Happy to hear repeat customers are taken care of…
Fortunately our waiter Jon rescued us to a normal table mid way through our night and the food was very good. Would not recommend going on a Saturday wish I knew it was restaurant week beforehand I would’ve went elsewhere as had a similar experience during this beforehand.

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DMJ01
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The service was incredibly poor. We sat there for an hour and 45 mins before we got our entrees and no one ever said anything to us about why our food was taking so long except at the end of our meal our server said he appreciated our patience. Other than that, we didn’t have water for a significant Will definitely not be returning

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our server seemed like she was stretched too thin. Never asked how our food was. Didn’t get a glass of wine we ordered after 20 min after meal was done had to cancel it.

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ErinL
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Decided to do outside seating which was very noisy but no fault of the restaurant. Food was delicious! I highly recommend the clam spaghetti & expresso martini!

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sat at the bar beginning 5PM on a Saturday. By 630PM the noise level
was to loud for me. So, I decided to leave earlier than desired.

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JacksonS
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We made the reservation at 9:15 pm but weren't seated until 10 pm. The restaurant is understaffed and there is not enough hand to clean the table so people have to wait. The food is great but the service is really poor. The outdoor seating by the highway is noisy.

The restaurant used a tablet and some software system to manage reservations but I did not see that working. When I checked my email next day, they said my reservation was a no-show??!?!

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Tazbubbles
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Our reservation was at 9 pm. They gave our table after 10. We sat & we were waiting & waiting for our waiter. We got our main course after 11. I understand they were short staff but I did not understand them being so disorganized. Food was good.

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Sadcustomer
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Waited over an hour past reservation time for a table. Waited 30 min more for water at the table. Little to no interaction with the waitress and long wait for food as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It wasn’t a bad experience. It was restaurant week so it was slow service. Everyone was nice it was clean and the food was really good. Nice atmosphere chill vibes I would definitely come back

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vipNanny
New Orleans
60 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining here always feels special. An Old City favorite that is consistently classy, welcoming, and delicious. Love the Caesar salad, hen of the woods mushrooms, burrata, pastas, chicken Milanese, and recommended wines. A gem!!

NP
NatalieP
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing!! He was so sweet and kind, as were all of the other servers who assisted us. Food was great, and ambiance was upscale and welcoming.

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CassandraD
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful date night in restaurant week! Great food

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vipAman
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is absolutely delicious! The service was slow but understandable it was restaurant week. Definitely try it out.

FAQs

Panorama offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 922-7800.

Panorama is rated 4.5 stars by 2355 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.

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