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Panza

326 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
(617) 557-9248
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Ranked #49 of 2,819 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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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This was hands down one of the best Italian-American meals I've ever had. We arrived without reservation on a busy night and even though the hostess had a hundred things going on she was still welcoming and friendly. We were told to come back in one hour if we wanted and I'm glad we did! I could tell that some... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Quaint, small wonderful restaurant. Don't let the "disappointing" reviews sway you from checking this place out. Relax, be patient, and enjoy an evening of wonderful food. The four of us had different entrees and they were all fantastic. Reasonably priced.

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telaviv
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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Really expected more from such a recommend restaurant.Food was nothing to write about and the service was bad and careless.When we asked for our table to be cleaned we were told it's not the Ritz Carlton Wine rates were very high. Really not recommend

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Boston, Massachusetts
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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Our expectations might have been too high as we read such a high score for this restaurant by Zagat, but the food was not more than ok, average Italian touristic restaurant. Nothing unique, nothing special. Above all - the service was horrible. Maybe the server was so rude and aggressive and slow cause he know they are anyway going to... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We ate here on our first night of our first ever visit to Boston. A wonderful way to start a great weekend in a great city. We made reservations for seven and arrived a bit early. The restaurant was full when we arrived but we were seated by 7, contrary to the experience of some other reviewers. The service was... More

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Watauga, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Walking around the North End on a Monday night, this was one of the busiest restaurants on Hanover, so I figured it must be good. Was alone and able to be seated pretty much right away. It's a little small and crowded, but still a good atmosphere. The bread was great, and the Little Neck clam linguine with white sauce... More

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Dallas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wonderful little restaurant in North End. Seemed to be family run. Food was excellent and reasonably priced on both food and wine. We were there for lunch so can't attest to dinner. I would definitely go back.

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178 reviews 178 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were wandering through the North End and decided to find somewhere for lunch and having done no prior research, basically found the first open restaurant that actually had customers. The restaurant is small and cozy, with the tables fairly close together, but still reasonably comfortable. We had a short wait while a table was cleaned. The menu has a... More

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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196 reviews 196 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I'm a newer Bostonian and I have been to 7 or 8 North End restaurants, some with bigger reputations, but this was the best meal I've had. There are more creative places...most of the menu here is pretty standard Italian fare...but everything was perfectly prepared. Good $4 beers and big $6 pours of wine were on the menu. I think... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As I toured Boston today with my husband, I craved authentic Italian food that I have missed since my parents moved us from NY/Boston to AZ. This restaurant fulfilled that craving without doubt. There are Italian restaurants fillling thr streets of the North End of Boston, but this one was small and intimate and a line out the door. We... More

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