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Trattoria Il Panino

#42 of 2,873 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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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 19
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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
The real veal!

While checking out the Freedom Trail which runs through North End and walking through the neighborhood, I was amazed at the number of Italian restaurants in the area and decided to hit one for dinner. I grew up in an Italian family so I'm very particular about what type of Italian food I eat in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Tom S
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Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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295 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

While checking out the Freedom Trail which runs through North End and walking through the neighborhood, I was amazed at the number of Italian restaurants in the area and decided to hit one for dinner. I grew up in an Italian family so I'm very particular about what type of Italian food I eat in restaurants, with my rule of... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

First time to Boston, and everyone said eat Italian at the North End. My wife and I hiked the freedom trail, and wanted a restaurant for a late lunch. Not many were open before 5 PM, so we chose Trattoria Il Panino based on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. Fabulous service, our waiter Mario (from Naples) was awesome. Quick... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Loved our dishes in this small but great true italian restaurant.. Every pasta dish was well prepared, great sauces and tasted excellent. We will definitely be back to this spot

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
80 helpful votes 80 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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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?