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Trattoria Il Panino

#25 of 2,681 Restaurants in Boston
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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
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: Traditional casual italian dining

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    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic! Always delivers exceptional meal with great service

My husband and I always start out expecting to try somewhere new when we head in to the North End and then we walk down Hanover and pass Trattoria Il Panino on our left down the side street, we shrug and head on in to experience a fantastic meal. Why mess with what works! Our last visit (an early... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had been wanting to try stuffed zucchini flowers for quite some time and was very happy to have finally found them. I was seated in the add on section to the restaurant which was nice and warm considering it was December. What was a little off-putting though were the birds that were flying around; luckily I didn't have any... More 

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Falmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking for a quiet place for lunch on Hanover Street and felt welcome the moment we walked in. Service was attentive and the food was excellent. The Ravioli con Aragosta was full of lobster and crab flavor and the Penne Puttanesca was full of flavor and perfectly cooked al dente. Plenty of sauce to mop up with the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I always start out expecting to try somewhere new when we head in to the North End and then we walk down Hanover and pass Trattoria Il Panino on our left down the side street, we shrug and head on in to experience a fantastic meal. Why mess with what works! Our last visit (an early new... More 

Thank Supermom101
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After checking out the menus and wait times of several restaurants, we chose Trattoria Il Panino. The entrance is deceiving, as when you look inside, it looks small and full. However, they have another big room and more seating downstairs. We were actually seated right away, without having to wait outside in the cold. The food was fantastic. I always... More 

Thank sedcline
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time back to eat here in over 15 years. Prior to moving out of state I frequented this and several other great restaurants in the North End on a regular basis over many years. Trattoria Il Panino has never failed to impress. After all this time, this quaint, small, prepare food in front of you restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wow. I mean. wow. On business and discovered this little gem with the yellow awning in Boston's North End. The food was not only authentic, but absolutely incredible. I say this with confidence because I was fortunate to try more than one dish as all my colleagues were very willing to share and try each other's food. The service was... More 

Thank David M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in a nice and convenient location. Servers were friendly and they had heavy italian accent (which I thought was cool). We tried frutti di mare and spaghetti aglio e olio. Foods were not fantastic but acceptable. I guess I have higher standards after visiting Giacomo's and Panza. I would probably prefer these two restaurants over Trattoria... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this place walking down Harrison Street in the North End of Boston. We shared an exquisite mixture of starters but the calamari was so perfect it was memorable. The waiter was charming and very Italian and this odd group of five women from 22 to 81 were able to enjoy a brilliant Italian meal - the porcini... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We were wandering around Boston's North End and were finding it difficult to choose an Italian (where else would you go to in Little Italy). We chanced upon Trattoria Il Panino. Lovely pasta and good advice from the staff and a friendly welcome all added up to an enjoyable meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Incredible authentic Italian food in a comfortable atmosphere. The service was very nice and the food was delicious. There are two seating areas, I'd recommend the older one, it looks more authentic. The newer side is nice, but we saw the older as we left and I think I would have preferred the ambience of the original.

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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: 16177201336

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 75
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children


Traditional casual italian dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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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.