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Panza

#21 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
North End
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326 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 (Fleet St.)
+1 617-557-9248
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I do recommend this place. I had made a reservation ahead of time yet I still had to wait 20 minutes for a table, but they are small and can't help that the tables weren't turning over. Food was delicious and was served pretty quickly.

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Thank Tracy J
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Panza has been to the "go to" restaurant for my fiancé and I for the past year now. It is a small restaurant and reservations are necessary. The portions are large and the price is not. We usually start with a chopped salad for two which contains cheeses, meats, artichoke hearts, and always the freshest romaine lettuce with an incredible... More 

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Hong Kong
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location in the North End. This is a compact, lively restaurant filled with laughter and energy. Definitely a happy place, in no small part due to the relaxed but professional staff who work there. I went with a group of 6 friends; we arrived on time but the short wait for our table was well worth it. I went... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Panza is very good! I totally loved the ITALIAN CHOP SALAD (FOR TWO)! This is a meal in itself for $11! The BEEF & VEAL TORTELLONI can't be beat! The place is small and they use every space for tables! Be prepared for a noise fun delicious experience!

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Thank Trip M
Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Panza is a pretty casual place that would have a great dinner or lunch on a week day, they serve generously and charge appropriately, it's one of my favorite and authentic Italian places, and they do take reservations.

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Thank alex1paul
Springfield, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant fills fast. Our dinner was very fast (but we were there early- this may not be the case later in the evening) and quite good. The wait staff wasn't very friendly, but they got the job done just fine.

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Thank ADS80
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82 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Veal marsala, meatballs and grilled vegetables were excellent. Portion sizes were large, prices were great for the North End and service was excellent.

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Thank Steven A
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

My son and I had dinner with friends from out of town. We chose this restaurant based on reviews and were not disappointed. The service was very good. The food was above average and the prices most reasonable. All in our party were pleased and would be happy to eat here again.

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Thank jeb48201
Boston, Massachusetts
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458 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

This place is small and very busy, so it can get crowded and feel cramped. So be sure to make a reservation, although you may still need to wait 15 minutes or so. But the food is worth the wait, and the prices are excellent given the high quality of the food. Even their bread is terrific. Calamari was delicious,... More 

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New York City, New York
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Very small and cramped but that's okay for an Italian restaurant. The appetizers were great especially the calamari which was fantastic the spare ribs were great as well. The pasta was good especially the broccoli rabe ravioli. Chicken parm was standard. Please note they don't have a extensive wine selection basic Italian Chianti and Montepulciano. Also there is no dessert... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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
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: +1 617-557-9248

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

Neighborhood Profile
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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