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Panza

#52 of 2,674 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
North End
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326 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 (Fleet St.)
Haymarket (Orange); North Station (Orange, Green); Aquarium (Blue)
(617) 557-9248
Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 175
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food - Wonderful Italian Restaurant

Had a wonderful meal here. Excellent Italian restaurant. Had the Caprese Salad to start - the fried tomatoes are amazing. The plate looked like a work of art - pesto, both fried and fresh tomato. Really liked this dish. For the main course had beef and veal tortellini. Amazing. The pasta was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
jeffreyt
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Sydney Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Sydney Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful meal here. Excellent Italian restaurant. Had the Caprese Salad to start - the fried tomatoes are amazing. The plate looked like a work of art - pesto, both fried and fresh tomato. Really liked this dish. For the main course had beef and veal tortellini. Amazing. The pasta was cooked to perfection, and the mushrooms were outstanding.... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Went Monday night May 11th, got there close to 6 and only had maybe a 10 minute wait. The place is very small, intimate setting...but not small enough to operate with one waitress. Every table was occupied the whole time we were there, with one girl running around like crazy to handle everyone. The food came out quickly and was... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Good food. We reserved a table in advance and that worked out well. Otherwise, average wait (weekend night) was over an hour. Like one of the other reviewers said, they do seem to rush a bit. Tables were so packed to remind you of economy class in American airlines. By the way, this place is very noisy. It is very... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a quaint small restaurant with great food. Excellent gnocchi and baked pasta. They have a large antipasto salad that you can share with the table. Warm baked bread and will give you refills. Friendly staff. We had reservations but had to wait any way. Still worth it--I felt like I was in a small restaurant in Italy.

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Dallas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Stumbled into Panza while walking around the North End. With so many restaurants there, it really was hard to choose. Panza is pretty cozy with only about 10 tables or so, but worth the wait! Make a reservation if you have a party over 2, especially during peak times. The food was fantastic. The mussels in white sauce were some... More 

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Lodi, New Jersey
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121 reviews 121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It's only a matter of time before Panza grows even higher on the list of top restaurants in Boston. A quaint little spot in the heart of Boston's Little Italy, don't get drawn onto the line at Giacomo's across the street. Giacomo's is a famous place, and usually a long line means good food. I've never eat at Giacomo's, but... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Excellent food and great service!! The food was out of this world. Everyone loved the meals. Heather did a great job serving us.

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Middletown, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We chose this restaurant from reviews and made an reservation through open table for 6pm on a Tuesday evening for 4. My wife and I arrived at 5:40 and waited outside on the sidewalk for our friends to arrive. We then received a text saying they were running a few minutes behind. We decided to go in at 5:55 and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The bruschetta was so fabulous, we ordered seconds. It really was THAT good, as were all of our other dishes. Only negative is that as tables are limited in number, and there was a line of people waiting, we did feel rushed by our server at the end of the meal. We weren't dragging discussions on, but we weren't allowed... More 

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Weybridge
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Its a bit cramped, and on busy nights a bit noisy. But the quality of the food more than makes up for this with a range of excellent salads and pasta dishes to tempt. Also great range of good quality Italian wines. Our only disappointment was that we only found this place on our last night and so did not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 326 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113
    (Fleet St.)
  • Public Transportation: Haymarket (Orange); North Station (Orange, Green); Aquarium (Blue)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: (617) 557-9248

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?