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326 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
(617) 557-9248
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Ranked #58 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $40
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
Morrisville, PA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We love this place! It's a small Italian restaurant on the North End with great food. One of us always has the lobster ravioli which is delicious as well as the veal and salmon entrees. Staff is always friendly and accommodating. You might have to wait but it's well worth it!

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Sarasota, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were headed to Giacomo's on Hanover Street but they weren't open for lunch. I asked where we should go and they said across the street, Panza. Fortunately there were tables available on a Monday. It is a simply appointed restaurant. We had a very satisfying lunch. My eggplant parm was excellent - large serving, deliciously prepared. Enough to share,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Went last night and was disappointed by the food Having gone to many of the North End eateries, we heard good things about Panza and so made a reservation. We were sat down as soon as we gave our name to hostess(who is also waitress) . I highly recommend a reservation because on a Monday night the place was packed... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Along the Freedom Trail we stopped in at 11:15 (They did not service lunch until 11:30) but they were kind enough to welcome us to sit and rest inside. Take the table next to the open window and people watch. From the ribs, to the ravioli, and calamari everything was perfectly proportioned and piquant. Service was outstanding! One member of... More

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Newport Beach, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The food is excellent. Because it is a small establishment, it's a bit noisy and we had to wait 30 minutes beyond our reservation time. Still, I'd definitely eat there again.

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New Hampshire, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Went for a late lunch on a Saturday and it wasn't very busy so we were promptly seated and served. The Bruschetta was outstanding! It had goat cheese on it which was a nice addition. And it wasn't too much so we didn't fill up before the meal. The meal was great too, we ordered Chicken Parm and Rigatoni, sausage... More

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staten island
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We dined here on 8/20 as soon as it opened. We were originally on line at Giacomo's across the street, but the line was son long. They opened eat 4:00 or 4:30 so people were already seated and ordering so we knew it would be a very long wait and no one wanted to wait that long. I checked Yelp... More

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Whitman, Massachusetts, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Had an early dinner last night here and it's become our favorite restaurant. We don't trek into downtown a lot but when we do this is where we end up. Have probably eaten here at least 1/2 a dozen times - never been dissappointed and last night was no exception although my wife can't get past the Chicken Panza. I... More

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Mill Valley, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Even with a reservation we had to wait 1/2 hour for our table on a busy Saturday night. People without reservations waited 2 hours! The hostess was also a waitress, and did her best to do both jobs with people teeming outside. Once seated, more waiting to order and another long wait for our food to come. The bruschetta appetizer... More

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Bucks County, PA
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went to dinner on Labor Day 2014. The city was decently packed. Open Table'd a reservation for three at 7 the prior Thursday morning, 8/28. Had to wait until about quarter after to be seated. Other restaurants looked worse. I had chosen this restaurant because it had carbonara and saltimbocca on its menu. Both were good, not spectacular but good,... More

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