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Trattoria Il Panino, Boston, MA
Trattoria Il Panino, Boston, MA
Trattoria Il Panino, Boston, MA
Trattoria Il Panino, Boston, MA
Trattoria Il Panino, Boston, MA

Trattoria Il Panino

4.4
4.4
5941 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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. The entrance on 260 Hanover street has a full liquor license.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 199 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00–23:00 late night Fri, Sat 23:30–02:00
  • Phone number
    (617) 720-1336
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    North End
  • Cross Street
    Hanover Street
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 5,941 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Boston

    Most Booked

  • Boston

    Most Booked

5,943 Reviews
  1. AnaMtz

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The place isn’t pretty, but food was very good and the size of the portions was just perfect. Spaghetti Puttanesca was the best

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Pricy but yummy. Would go again but would try other places first.

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  3. PaulF

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third visit in 3 years! Still perfect….nice atmosphere and excellent service. Price point is excellent for large city like Boston. I actually arrived early for my reservation and they managed to accommodate within minutes. “Must go” place to eat in North End!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal! We were able to enjoy a fabulous meal the evening before the Boston Marathon. The service was great, the food even better!

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  5. ROBERTM

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent, service was the worst, every waiter just passed and took about 10 mins to get someone to take the order, the even worst.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    …Went looking for carbs before the marathon, and we found some great ones! Food was delicious. Ambiance/atmosphere was great - really nice experience overall.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Reservations mean nothing. Still had to wait half an hour from our reserved time to get in and we checked in there early too. Won’t be going back. Tasted like every other place on the block.

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  8. LindaS

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great night with our son and his girlfriend. The bar and upstairs dining was super busy! We sat in the lower level dining space. It was very warm down there. The ambiance was fine, service was adequate and food was very good. We would recommend it and would go again

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  9. LisaG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was fantastic. Service--not so much. Our table was in the very crowded basement which was extremely hot and we were literally sweating. We probably would have drank much more due to the hot temperature but our wait person forgot about us and we ate dinner with empty glasses. Not the best restaurant within this restaurant grouping.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful pre Boston Marathon dinner! Waitress was lovely.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasantly suprised found this place on a very busy Friday Nite in north end on marathon weekend. The food was spot on delicious authentic Italian. The antipasto and meatball for starters were delectable. All of our pasta entrees were delish with a generous portion and nicely presented in a frying pan. Our waitress was lovely as well and the manager who attended to our table for a little hiccup. The only thing that I can say is it quite loud and there is music playing loudly as well. Definitely awesome if you are looking for that vibe. Overall I would definitely recommend l.

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  12. Mimi

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Honestly surprised there’s so much hype about this place. We had to ask for bread after our entrees came, which was just flavorless. The veggie antipasti was served with 1 dry crusty crostini. I’ve had better boxed pasta mixes it was so bland and greasy and way overpriced

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Tables too long, hard to talk to person across, otherwise great place, good food and service

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  14. KatherineW

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We took the train down from Maine for a Celtics game, came here beforehand to have dinner. Homemade pasta was delicious; we had Cacio o Pepe and the Cabonara. The appetizers lefts something to be desired, we had the carpaccio and zucchini flowers.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was incredibly fast but food was just not good. The carbonara was not even close to authentic and the chicken Parm was mediocre. Not worth the money at all.

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  16. MelATL

    Atlanta Metro

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It is a much larger restaurant than expected. Our pasta was served in pans which was a cute touch. The portions were a great size (not too big or small) and everyone enjoyed their entrees.

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  17. LynH

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a fabulous birthday party with eight people. The food was delicious and the service was extraordinary.

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  18. GilahB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, extremely knowledgeable staff. This place felt like little Italy!

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  19. volleychic7

    Southwest Florida

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Good atmosphere. Mushroom ravioli was amazing

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! It was very busy and we came early for our reservation but they sat us very promptly which was a pleasant surprise. My father is Italian American and hard to please but he gave this place his “stamp of approval.” The sauce is delicious! Great wine selection and a nice traditional menu.

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  21. RICKC

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    once again. our expectations were exceeded. a jam-packed pre-Celtics crowd did not rattle the staff at all. even when I asked a small substitution, spaghetti was swapped in for penne seamlessly, the pesto remains a great choice; the chicken parm a north end staple and delivering a heavenly spaghetti and meatball for my little guy

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and our waiter was attentive to our needs. It was quick service which was a surprise but we needed to get to a concert so it was still a good fine dining experience. The ravioli porcini I had was incredible and flavorful. Definitely recommend a stop by this restaurant in Boston for some good quality homemade pasta and Italian food.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    When we arrived at the restaurant it was confusing as there are 2 seperate entrances. There were 2 people outside, but it was unclear if they worked there. I asked them which entrance to use, and one of them brought me inside. I explained I had a reservation, but they never asked for a name or info. The dining area was a makeshift seating area enclosed by heavyweight plastic wrap. There was a steady draft, and it was cold. There was only one other party there but we sat for a while before someone came to take our order. I ordered a cocktail and the server left the building before returning with it? The same with our appetizer, which arrived cold. The food was brought from next door it seems and the wait and travel made for chilly entrees as well. My friend got the ravioli, which was filled with grainy cheese. I ordered the tortellini which was good but had an overpowering truffle flavor. It seems that they put truffle oil in all of their ricotta? The meatball appetizer was just ok with the meat being cold and a bit tough. Usually you cannot go wrong with any restaurant in the North End but sadly that was not our experience. Also they charged an extra $8.00 for the 2 cocktails. I questioned the charge and the server apologized and had it removed from the bill explaining that the bar charges an extra $4.00 for each drink?! So our 2 cocktails for $15.00 each then each had a 4 dollar upcharge. No thank you.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The pasta dishes we ordered all turned out very good. Portions were fair but we found the prices a bit questionable (on the high end for pasta even in north end). Service was very fast as it wasn’t too busy for a Monday. The basement smells a bit musty until the food comes out but otherwise it was a great time. You can definitely tell the pasta is fresh!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Have eaten here many times and was surprised by everything yesterday. It took a long time for a server to come over, my dirty martini tasted like lemon which was abnormal, the same meal was served to 2 guests at our table with VERY different portions.

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  26. JenniferH

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We found a reservation on OpenTable because our go to amazing restaurant was closed for Easter. Upon walking in, it was much like eating at a sub shop …. The door was open to the street where the host stood and it was beyond feeding. We tried to eat our appetizer with coats on. We got the charcuterie which was minuscule at best, followed by Caesar which was also not worth it. Our drinks (sangria) we brought to us from somewhere outside. They took a long time but were good. Our waiter had zero personality at almost seemed upset when we asked him for anything. Our meals were like warm and chicken parm not great… will not be returning!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best places to eat in the north end!!! Drinks are outstanding! Service is always friendly and outstanding! And food is on point whatever you get to eat from shrimp puttanesca to veal osso bucco. I highly recommend.

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  28. Rick

    Washington DC

    74 reviews

    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a good lunch at ok Paninno. The service was great and the food was OK even though it was expensive for a pasta dish. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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  29. AmyJ

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was incredible! Will definitely be back.

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  30. Foodlover

    San Diego

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Trattoria Il Panino is a long standing gem in Boston’s North End. It’s blossomed into upstairs and downstairs with wine service and full service bar next door. Around the corner is a gellayeria and cafe with their name. We started with the cold vegetable antipasto platter, followed with an eggplant appetizer. We had the bolognese pasta and our table mates had the risotto du giorno. A delicious meal

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  31. JenniferR

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here with my family for a celebration, unfortunately we did not enjoy our time. The service was terrible. After 20 minutes of sitting down no one had been by to ask for our drink order. When we flagged a waiter to place an order, they sent over an iritable waitress who was rude the entire time. After we finished our meals the waitress quickly dropped our check on the table. When I asked if we could have desert she rolled her eyes and said there were only two options. This was unfortunately an unpleasant experience and not worth the price for being treated as an inconvenience.

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  32. MichaelR

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service. Fantastic experience

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good, but the service was a little slow. There was a few big groups though, so I understand why it was kind of slow. 

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Subpar service. We were in for an early supper and the restaurant was about 30% full, yet our waiter didn’t give us the time of day. Had to ask who our waiter was to order for drinks and he walked away while I was trying to order an appetizer. We brought our parents because we loved the food the first time we came, but were bummed by the service. Fortunately the food was worth it.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall it wasn’t the best North End experience I’ve had. We got the meatball appetizer and they came out super quick but lukewarm. Dinner was ok but still not very hot. Drinks were ok too. The restaurant had a bit of a dirty smell. Wouldn’t go there again. Our server was very nice and attentive.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Both the food and the service were excellent. We will definitely return.

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  37. GerardoB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was impeccable, and the food was absolutely phenomenal! Thank you so much for a wonderful dining experience.

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  38. MichaelL

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always good at any DePasquale restaraunt. Our waiter was unimpressive, kurt, and lacked attention. If I saw him assigned again to my table I would not be seated. Perhaps he had a bad day.

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  39. Alan

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lobster ravioli was a 4.1 out of 5 Zuppa de Pescii was 3.8 Had to ask the waiter for bread. No oil or dip available. Felt like they could’ve cared less about us. Just a number in the tourist trail Sad, because this could be a great spot.

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    Cancun

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner, the service was amazing. We had Antonio as our server and he made the experience even better! I can always count on Trattoria for a wonderful dinner.

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Trattoria Il Panino is rated 4.4 stars by 5941 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 199 times today
Google Map for Trattoria Il Panino

280 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Hanover Street
  • Area
    North End
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00–23:00 late night Fri, Sat 23:30–02:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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