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Trattoria Il Panino

#59 of 2,720 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
North End
Italian, Pasta
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11 Parmenter St, Boston, MA 02113-2306 (Hanover Street)
Government Center on the Green Line
(617) 720-1336
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 188
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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 23
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  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, spotty service

Our meal reflected the cuisine of the Amalfi coast, as they claim. We started by sharing a caprese salad, calamari fritti, and Caesar salad. Everyone enjoyed them. Then we ordered various entrees: clam sauce, ricotta ravioli, ziti pomodoro, chicken Napoletana. We enjoyed those also. Our server... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
kris91
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visiting Boston for the first time and decided to see what we could find in Little Italy for dinner. After spending some time on line to read reviews and view the menu, we decided on this place, and in a word...AMAZING!!! Its a small place, no white tablecloths, just a perfect little Italian restaurant. Our meals were served it a... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Our meal reflected the cuisine of the Amalfi coast, as they claim. We started by sharing a caprese salad, calamari fritti, and Caesar salad. Everyone enjoyed them. Then we ordered various entrees: clam sauce, ricotta ravioli, ziti pomodoro, chicken Napoletana. We enjoyed those also. Our server was nice but overwhelmed and forgetful. He made some errors but he also made... More 

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Devon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very much for the tourist. Caesar salad below average. Pasta average. Eggplant Melanzine predominantly bread. Over priced wine. Will not go back despite reasonable ambience. Too much competition for a repeat visit

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Jackson, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I would rate this excellent for food and very good overall only because the restaurant is small and not chic but nice. We always eat here when visiting Boston and are never disappointed. The eggplant parmigiana was the best. You can't miss with this place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

There were so many places to choose from in Boston's Little Italy but this place was recommended to us so we checked it out. AMAZING food!!! Its a small place, but the prices are decent and so worth the food. If you get a pasta dish, they serve it in the frying pan it was cooked in. Very cool place!... More 

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Stuck in MA
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a sad note because we've loved this restaurant for about 20 years... last week we walked down Hanover St. and were excited to see a new storefront with our favorite restaurants banner flying outside. After looking around to consider a new restaurant, we were not able to get a table anywhere else without a long wait. Since il... More 

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was my first visit, although I've eaten in the North End dozens of times. I am so glad I stopped in! There wasn't any wait about 6pm on a Friday - shocking! We had a nice window seat (open air) with a great view of the world walking by. The calamri fritte was tender, and the sauce was so... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Family of four...2 teenagers. Sat right near front door and window. Super great waiter and staff. Ate four different dishes....all the best Italian we have eaten. Lots of choices in this area But we had this one from a referral and it didn't disappoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stumbled across this place by accident. They were incredibly busy and we waited for around 10 minutes while the cleared a table. Food was possible the best Italian I have had. Portion size was huge and I could only manage half my main course. I would definitely recommend this place and the next time I am in Boston I... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was a our first visit, and it will not be our last. The food and service were excellent. We started with the Shrimp al Limoncello, which featured 4 huge shrimp and the most amazing sauce...we asked for more bread so we could enjoy every last bit. My husband ordered the Tortelli Panne e Prosciutto and ordered the Spaghetti Carbonara.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Parmenter St, Boston, MA 02113-2306
    (Hanover Street)
  • Public Transportation: Government Center on the Green Line
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: (617) 720-1336

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?