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Trattoria Il Panino

11 Parmenter St, Boston, MA 02113-2306 (North End)
(617) 720-1336
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Ranked #79 of 2,818 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $80
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: North End
Cross street: Hanover Street
Transit: Government Center on the Green Line
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241 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Stumbled upon this restaurant just after visiting Paul Revere's homestead. Our mom was attracted to the open air seating and beautiful flowers. Once inside we were torn, unsure what to order. I went with my old faithful chicken fettuccine and my sister and mom had chicken francese. We were all VERY pleased with our meal. Would've been nice to have... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I love the old style kitchen in the restaurant. Small space, tight. I was right up against the cooler and had to move so they could get drinks out! I loved it ha ha. I had the "Mom's Quauttro Carni Ragu. Which was beef brasciola, meatballs, pork short ribs and sausage. It was all so succulent and delicious. With a... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This adorable little place was recommended to us by a local after we inquired about the best place to get homemade pasta in Boston. He did not steer us wrong! All four of us were extremely happy with our dishes. The Lobster Ravioli was amazing as was the Chicken Parmesan. Pasta was perfect and sauces flavorful. But as wonderful as... More

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Service is fabulous, food equally fabulous and although the restaurant is packed you can still hear each other speak..in between mouthfuls!

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here on a Monday night - we were seated right away and although not in the window we still loved the atmosphere of being in the small indoor space. The Boston salad was excellent in its simplicity and the seafood special was fantastic! Service was excellent. If I lived here I think this would be a regular stop... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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264 reviews 264 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went early for dinner on a Friday night, arriving a tad before 5pm. We were thus able to get a great table for two directly in the open window - fresh air and a view of the passersby on the street, very nice. We ordered a nice bottle of Aida Montepulciano and we shared the gorgeous shrimp starter, with... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Great traditional Italian food plus friendly service. Had to wait for 45 minutes so I suggest you leave your name with the waiter then go to a bar to wait. I had courgette flowers stuffed with ricotta ..excellent.

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Bonita, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Traditional, classic and hearty fare. Super fresh ingredients and all cooked perfectly. Worth a little wait which there likely will be. The staff is all sincere and friendly. Mater 'd funny and friendly. We all had different pastas which were delicious but the seafood dishes going to other tables looked amazing. Great wine selection too. I will return here on... More

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Madison Heights, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Loved the lively atmosphere. We were seated right by the sidewalk and it was fun to watch the friendly interactions between staff and those passing by. Our waitress was sooo helpful in explaining the offerings, suggesting wines (which were perfect), and giving us fantastic service. The food was very, very good! The presentation of the food in skillets was very... More

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Like many North End restaurants, this is crowded and noisy. Food was very good and pasta served in skillets. Bread is ok but not as good as you would want.

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