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Trattoria Il Panino

4.6
4.6
4306 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

9:00 PM


Booked 264 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm late night Fri, Sat 11:30 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 720-1336

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    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 4,306 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

    Most Booked

  • Boston

    Most Booked

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  1. DR

    DeniseR

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food is delicious. It was very noisy. I read all the reviews about being rushed, being from NY I am used to it. We were given the check without even being asked if we wanted dessert!
  2. KV

    KatlynV

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lobster ravioli was amazing! Penne pasta with red sauce was light and delicious.
  3. T

    Technodad

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff was very helpful, and the recommendations, particularly for the wine, were spot-on. Pasta dishes were great.
  4. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great experience all around. Mussels were delicious and are the Ragu as my main meal. Delicious and a great price without lack of quality!
  5. AC

    AaronC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Energetic vibe and great food. Would highly recommend!
  6. LR

    LROD

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Our waiter was very accommodating for my toddler. He recommended the house special ragu and it was phenomenal. Highly recommend.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t get in without a reservation. We had to wait for the table but only 10 mins past the reservation. Food was amazing as always. Definitely sharing size!
  8. CC

    ChrisC

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I was very disappointed in this restaurant. It was very touristy and they brought our food out 2 mins after our drinks. The pasta was nothing special and did not taste homemade. Was expecting more authentic Italian experience.The waiter did the bare minimum. Would not recommend.
  10. B

    Bexo

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Overpriced mediocre food served in total chaos and near darkness. Would not return.
  11. i

    iraidas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Great food. A little too dark if your not sitting by the windows/ open space. Nonetheless, food was excellent!
  12. L

    Lauren

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Server was blunt and not friendly, but fast and reliable. Food was amazing
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    We live in Boston and have gone to the north end on many occasions. This pasta (most of us had the lasagna) was terrible. It was supposed to have meat and there was very little. It was layers of pasta with no cheese or sauce in between the layers. And the sauce looked more like a vodka sauce. I had the ragu with penne. The penne was nothing spectacular and was over cooked. Ragu sauce wasn’t that good either. The meat was the best pet of the dish. Overall, there are many better places for tue money. I’ll never take my family back here.
  14. AN

    ANNALIES

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The calamari is the best I’ve ever had and the penne arrabbiata was amazing!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent - after calling restaurant to say we would be late - they said no problem. We were seated right away after arriving an hour past reservation time. Very good service.
  16. MB

    MaureenB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and and the staff made the experience too notch, with friendly smiles and excellent service & food.
  17. PT

    PeterT

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Solid food and great service.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very good food and attention.
  19. T

    Trisha

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Thought the food was fine, but not great. Didn't love the cornmeal-type breading they used for the calamari and thought the chicken parmigiana was a little tough. Had good reviews so was disappointed, but maybe we just caught them on an "off" night. Love the vibe of the North End, though, so the location was great.
  20. L

    Ladybug

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is one of our favorites in the North End. We have been here several times and it is always excellent. The pasta is homemade and perfectly cooked. The ragu was incredible, and the pesto was delicious. They very nicely added three beautiful grilled shrimp to my dish at my request. Service was excellent.
  21. QD

    QuincyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    good food, but there is better in the north end of boston
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took my mom for her first time to the North End. We had an amazing dinner… everyone loved their dinner choices and sangria’s were so good!
  23. p

    parisiens

    Montreal

    104 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    To start with, the restaurant needs a good cleaning and some upgrading. We were seated, and served right away. We ordered a $99 bottle of wine. We then ordered the meatballsand the caesar salad to start. Both were average as best. Just as an aside, other tables received a bread basket, while we did not. We then had the lobster ravioli (which had good chunks of meat in it, and the sauce was good). We also had the chicken parmesan which was tough and lacking flavour. It should be noted that all dishes were brought so quickly, we thought we were at a fast food restaurant. A couple times throughout our meal, the server bumped chairs into ours, and never stopped to apologize. We were about half way through our bottle of wine when the check got brought to our table. It's a good thing we didn't want an after dinner drink or a coffee. We felt like we had to guzzle our wine. Even with the poor service, and being rushed, we decided to leave 18% gratuity. With so many good restaurants in Boston, don't bother coming to this one.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    I had a reservation for 6 weeks and got seated outside against my liking. Disappointing experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were seated right away. Greeted right away.. and then felt rushed throughout the dining experience. We ordered a round of drinks, again came out right away (which was amazing..) we ordered appetizers and dinner… which came out 30 seconds apart.. we had to ask waiter for bread, and never asked if we wanted another round of drinks. The food was good, size-able portions. But with all of the amazing dining in the North End, I’m not sure we would be patrons again at this restaurant.
  26. l

    lookingforagoodone

    New England

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great fathers day celebration at the restaurant. Super packed but we had reservations and got a great table in the cellar, nice ambiance. The portions were generous and the food very tasty. I had the pasta with seafood which was more like seafood with a few noodles—delicious! Others in my party had pesto, ravioli, and the four meat pasta special. We all enjoyed it
  27. SG

    ScottG

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Would recommend to anyone.
  28. CK

    CrystalK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Tables were tight so we sat at bar. A bit dark to see menu. Bathroom was not clean and had mold on ceiling and walls.
  29. K

    King

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The scallop and lobster pasta special was expensive and horrible. The scallops were pea sized and we saw only a few pea sized lobster bits.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Panino has the best pasta I’ve ever tried (even comparing it to Italy’s restaurants): Ravioli Porcini
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    6/18 - was great food and ambiance.
  32. RT

    RyanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wine list, all of our pasta dishes were delicious, and excellent service from beginning to end!
  33. KT

    KailaT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    When I make a reservation at 8 I want to be sat at 8 not be brought to a side bar and then be told I can’t get a drink there will I wait…. Food took forever and considering the plate was piping hot I know it was sitting in the window for a long time. I won’t be back
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    61 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Food was just ok, more for tourists than any serious diner. Service was rushed and barely attentive. Table behind us conducted a conversation laced continuously with profanity which was easily heard above the loud noise of the room, but no ine seemed to care. For that reason alone, I won’t be going there or recommending the restaurant.
  35. F

    Finickyeater

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We’ve always loved Trattoria Il Panino but this time we were a little bit disappointed. We were missing a lace setting and had to ask several times, waited a long time over cooling dishes for Parmesan cheese. One of our party requested anchovies on his Caesar salad but it didn’t come with them and our other dishes were somewhat bland. Portions were impressively (but unnecessarily) large. No important critiques, but enough to downgrade a great review to a good one. Still we had a good time and our servers were very nice and pleasant and worked very hard.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was delicious brought the wrong build a table can get the waiter to come over and change it so this paid the bill was about $30 more than ours
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The servers were rude but the food was excellent.
  38. FP

    FoodiePlus

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. Our go to for the North End.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The pasta really is excellent here. Both the carbonara and pesto pastas were top of the line. Ambience was lacking because we were seated on the covered patio. Service was sharp, well done to the staff!
  40. N

    Naomi

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our server was very friendly and nice. Foods were good. But I will try some other place next time when I go to North End.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Trattoria Il Panino is rated 4.6 stars by 4306 OpenTable diners.

Trattoria Il Panino does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 264 times today
Google Map for Trattoria Il Panino

280 Hanover Street Boston, MA 02113

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hanover Street

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm late night Fri, Sat 11:30 pm–2:00 am

  • 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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