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Trattoria Il Panino

#49 of 2,865 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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North End
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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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Today
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
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious !!!

We came here after a Celtics game on a Sunday night. The place was pretty crowded but we made a reservation and got seated right away. The waitress was really pleasant and the food was great as were the portions. I would absolutely come here again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
cgio78
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Jersey City, New Jersey
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Jersey City, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came here after a Celtics game on a Sunday night. The place was pretty crowded but we made a reservation and got seated right away. The waitress was really pleasant and the food was great as were the portions. I would absolutely come here again.

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Though I live in Boston I rarely make it over to the North End despite the high volume of quality Italian restaurants. I chose Trattoria Il Panino because it had the most diverse restaurant week menu though I ended up ordering a la carte because of the even better individual options. I very rarely get pasta but I was intrigued... More 

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San Pedro, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I came here for my first dinner in Boston, and it set a very high bar for all my future meals there. The restaurant is located just off Hanover Street, and thus is slightly off the tourist-beaten path in the North End (but still easy to find). I had no trouble getting a table without a reservation - perhaps easier... More 

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Nashville, Arkansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If you get a chance to go to the north end in Boston, do not miss this restaurant, it's an out of the way place on a side street, but oh my stars, the food!!!! I ate every bite and almost licked the plate. :)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Today my husband and myself were to the Trattorias il Panino. The restaurant was full so we were invited by the head waiter to wait for around 15 minutes in a small sitting area at the pastry annexed to the restaurant. 15min later another couple, around 50's get also into this area. Then 10min after, the head waiter came into... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We have been here several times and it is always great. But this time the food was incredible. Dinners are served in a skillet, piping hot, large portions. The simplicity of the flavored reminds us of Italy. My pasta was incredibly fresh and cooked Al dente. I had a whole lobster, perfectly cooked, and the sauce was incredible. My husband... More 

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Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Went there last week and it was sooo delicious. It was the best lobster pasta I have ever had. The lobster was very fresh, the pasta with spicy tomato sauce is a hit!!! Surely I will come back to Trattora Il Panino again.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I live in the North End and always go to Il Panino. In the first year living in the area my husband and I decided to try out all the great places of the neighborhood, and unfortunately we found out that the major part of restaurants are tourist traps. This one is different. We love the staff (and they are... More 

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Raynham, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Looking for a great Italian restaurant in Boston's historic North End, then visit Trattoria Il Panino. There are lots of great restaurants in the North End and it can be difficult to decide which one you would like to try. Our party of four really enjoyed our meal at Trattoria Il Panino. Portions are large and each dish was delicious.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

I travel Internationaly most of the year and am fortunate to dine in many excellent restaurants, most of the time. Il Pannino is way up there.

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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

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