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Panza

#49 of 2,879 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
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 174
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 19
    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
All around new favorite!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Dallas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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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 NEW

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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123 reviews 123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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
32 helpful votes 32 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great food and cozy atmosphere in a fun part of the North End. Consequently, make a reservation and be patient when you arrive. Like many restaurants in this neighborhood, there is not room to wait for your table inside so dress warmly per the season; you may have to wait for the people ahead of you to vacate the table.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We enjoyed our (4) visit to Panza. Friendly staff and good food. Just the spot to unwind after a day on the freedom trail. Especially thankfully for this restaurants response to special dietary needs...will be back. Could not understand why people waiting in line across the road for another restaurant!! Make sure you arrive early

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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300 reviews 300 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This place was recommended by a friend, so we'd thought we'd give it a shot for someone's birthday. They take reservations, which I suppose I'd recommend. They don't have a host or hostess, so some of the waitresses seemed to have a list of people coming in. This didn't mean they saved a table for you, it just meant that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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259 reviews 259 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Small restaurant with tight table seating. Hey, it's the North End! It's very loud and full of happy customers. Be sure to make reservations well in advance, even though you'll still have to wait for 30 minutes especially around the 7PM primetime. It's well worth it. The food is amazing and there are dish pairings you will not find anywhere... 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: Romance, 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?