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326 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
(617) 557-9248
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Ranked #40 of 2,846 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: North End
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Fleet St.
Transit: Haymarket (Orange); North Station (Orange, Green); Aquarium (Blue)
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Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

A friend recommended this restaurant to us since we were seeing a game in the area. We made a reservation and I'm glad we did as the place fills up fast and there as a line out the door when we left. The food was amazing. We had the calamari as an appetizer and then my husband had a pasta... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

It took us a while to get seated, about an hour after our reservation, (this restaurant is small so it depends on how long others take to eat dinner), but the food was worth it. I usually don't go out to eat for Italian because I can make it well at home, but this Italian was unique and incredibly delicious.... More 

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Saxtons River, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We had dinner at Panza after seeing a Saturday matinee of the Nutcracker. We arrived on the early side for dinner and I am glad we did. Panza is not a large restaurant and we had not made a reservation. They were able to seat us but the place filled up quickly and a waiting line developed. The small size... More 

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Bedford, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We didn't have a reservation, yet they accommodated us quickly. The food was great, although the proportions were enough for two people in one plate! We will be visiting this place again, if in the neighborhood.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

This is a very good restaurant, the dishes were very flavorful, the wait staff was friendly, despite having to handle the many waiting diners. The food was excellent, a great value. Try the specials! They need to try to expand to accommodate more customers.

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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

No surprise that Panza is ranked #41 of Boston restaurants. There's something for everyone on Panza's menu. My daughter was immediately smitten with the idea of eating their Butternut Squash Tortellini served in a butter sage sauce, but opted for the Baby Rigatoni and Sausage served with Peppers, Onions and Goat Cheese. She loved it. While waiting for my Linguine... More 

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Seymour, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A friend who lives in the North End took us to Panza, telling us it's the best Italian you can find there, and she was not wrong. The restaurant itself is small, so I would definitely recommend making reservations and being prepared to wait even if you do have a reservation, but it was well worth it. The staff is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

As an out of towner I hate to fall for what I would consider touristy restaurants. I find that they are not worth the price or the food. While this is in the very touristy Italian North end, it does not feel like a tourist trap. The place is small and the tables are tight. However go with a casual... More 

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new york
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

been there many times and never disappoints good for lunch or dinner Mikes is just downthe street for desert

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Was strolling with friends checking out menus and this is the one that seemed most intriguing. We didn't have a reservation and the smallish room was crowded, but we managed to slip in just in time. The service was great, and the food was better! Seafood Risotto was superb, Chicken Marsala was just right, but the clear winner for us... More 

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Additional Information about Panza

Address: 326 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113
Phone Number: (617) 557-9248
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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