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Panza

#59 of 2,865 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
Open 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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 168
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Panza

I reserved a table for four for last Thursday, March 19. We were promptly seated, and our server checked in with us quickly. The restaurant is small but comfortable, although on the night of our visit it was frigid outside, and the open door kept us chilled. We began with appetizers of mussels... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
MargaretNY
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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309 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I reserved a table for four for last Thursday, March 19. We were promptly seated, and our server checked in with us quickly. The restaurant is small but comfortable, although on the night of our visit it was frigid outside, and the open door kept us chilled. We began with appetizers of mussels in the white wine broth - the... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We like several other reviewers (at least on Yelp) were originally going to Giacomo, but were discouraged by the long and slow moving line. And, it was cold. So, we decided to go to Panza, which was across the street and had no line. Great decision on our part. The food was wonderful (I had the beef and veal tortelloni,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Let me start by saying the food was ok, service good and view (if you get a window seat) of Hanover Street was fun. The bread was fantastic. But that is good stopped. The place is small and they crammed so many people in there. Despite moving forward 3 times, the guy behind me kept pushing back on me. It... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

This is my second time visiting Panza in the North End of Boston and it's the second time that I had a really nice experience. This is a small restaurant with limited seating which is why I recommend making reservations. The food was fresh, tasty and timely. The service was quick and courteous. The serving sizes were large enough that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I came here with my family (group of 7) for my birthday. We called ahead to make a reservation and they were kind enough to accommodate us despite the small space inside the restaurant.That being said, it is loud and a bit cramped inside, but the food is great. I highly recommend their mussels as an appetizer. We tried both... More 

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Bonita, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

While I was in Boston, I ate at this restaurant twice. Both times I was trying to eat at Giacommos across the street but the wait was too long. I was not disappointed. The pasta was homemade, the portions were large and the service was good. I tried the grilled greens with polenta that was excellent. I tried the appetizer... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

our hotel concierge told us about this excellent little restaurant. The service was great. The initial appetizer was a mozzarella ball with fresh tomatoes and basil. Never have I tasted something so fresh. The main courses of meat balls and broccoli rob were also excellent and at a great value.

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Dined out this past Tuesday with friends. We shared the special burrata appetizer and all had our own main courses. Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection. Service was also great. We weren't rushed but we also did not have to wait long for food. There are lots of great restaurants in the North End, but I would definitely recommend... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A friends daughter lives on Hanover St in Boston and raved about Panza so we booked a 6:30 reservation for Saturday, we arrived early and there was a line outside the Bldg good sign right????? not exactly we waited in the snow until 7:15 and they took a bachelorette part of 6 that had a 7PM reservation before us. When... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very reasonable prices make Panza an excellent choice. Staff friendly and attentive. Wine selection affordably priced.

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