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Panza

326 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
(617) 557-9248
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Ranked #64 of 2,818 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: North End
Cross street: Fleet St.
Transit: Haymarket (Orange); North Station (Orange, Green); Aquarium (Blue)
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English first
Massachusetts
Top Contributor
303 reviews 303 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Compared to many places in Boston, Panza is very reasonable and the food is terrific. The restaurant is small, maybe a dozen tables, but they do take reservations. Traditional food (chicken or veal parm and marsalas, pastas, etc) as well as specials. We were with friends and all the food was terrific: Chicken parm, Panza special, and a sausage special... More

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Rhinebeck, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

After a long day of sight-seeing, my family of four waited about 45 minutes for a table - which seemed long for a Monday night, but perhaps was not surprising given the reputation of the restaurant and the tourist season that was upon us. We considered giving up, but other well reviewed restaurants in the area had lines at least... More

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Howell, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

While in Boston we visited the North End for an authentic Italian dinner. After reviewing numerous websites, I determined that Panza seemed to be the best. We got the last available seating for three. The food was delicious. I had butternut squash tortellini which was superb. My wife of Italian descent said it was the best chicken marsala she ever... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Great place to bring the family, our granddaughter loved it. good selection of dishes and wine we had lunch but we will be back for dinner

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Butternut squash tortellini and veal panza . Amazing dishes worth any wait. Make sure your party is complete upon waiting in line, reservation or not. Over all awesome service great food. You can tell these people are no amateurs and care about what they do

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We looked at the pre opening lines at the first 5 Yelp picks. It was way to warm to stand for an hour. So we walked around on Hanover St until we saw Panza. We were seated immediately. The bread was some of the best I've ever had, crusty, chewy and soft on the inside. We had the lobster fettuccini... More

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Wellington, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The best Italian Meal ever! This is what my son said while tasting slowly so it wouldn't finish its delicious Linguini Carbonara, and trust me... he knows about his Linguini! The food was so good that my wife and I came twice during our stay in Boston! Even my daughter who does not eat much pasta or meats had delicious... More

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We spent one night in Boston on the way to Newport and went to Panza for dinner on a Thursday night. We had reservations for 8:00, but had about a 10 minute wait. We sat at a table along the front windows that were open, allowing for a great view and fresh air. Our waiter was very friendly, though service... More

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Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stumbled across Panza and we very lucky to get a seat. It is a very great and relaxing atmosphere. It felt like you could just take your time and enjoy the meal, did not feel rushed at all in a very busy restaurant. Carmen was an excellent server who took care of us and gave perfect recommendations. The Italian... More

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Acworth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fantastic Italian, great serving sizes and very fresh. One lady is the hostess and waitress for ALL of the tables so service and accuracy of wait time is poor. Food is worth it if you aren't in a rush!

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