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Tue, 5/18
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Traditional casual italian dining
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $75
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had reservations and were seated promptly in the basement wine cellar. Lovely space that felt like we were in Toscana! Our table ordered Lamb Scottadito ( luscious, tender chops grilled to perfection), Grigliata di Pesce (generous portions of tasty seafood), Ravioli con Aragosta (...pillows of pasta filled with sweet lobster). This was the best meal we had during our stay in Boston!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here without a reservation, but were seated right away at 5:30. My wife had the Lobster Ravioli and described it as delicious. My daughter called the Gnocchi delicious and I found the ribbon pasta Ragu delicious as well. Service was outstanding as well.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely love Il Panino! The food is delicious and the service warm and friendly. Piero Barraco made our last visits extra memorable... so much, we’re heading back today. He made us all feel at home and really enhanced our meal enjoyment. Five stars for...Il Panino and their lovely staff! KarenMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2021

It's a bit pricey but, the food, service and overall experience were excellent. The waiter, Piero was very personable and funny. He unfortunately spilled a little water on me, no big deal, but felt bad was super apologetic, and brought us some limoncello. We always...choose Trattoria il Panino when we visit the North End.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 16, 2021 via mobile

Felt rushed on Valentines dinner that was just fare. Waitress was incompetent and I was disappointed with the meatballs. Mommas meatballs were overrated by reviews. There are better places to eat in the North End. The chicken parm was mediocre at best more sauce than...cheese? Really Total pass here. We will mot be back. My local pizza joint does CP better.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 12, 2021

My dad picked up some takeout on his way home from an appointment, which was an exciting treat! Our group ordered gnocchi pomodoro (red sauce is dairy-free!), ossobuco milanese, chicken parmigiana (even better reheated the next day!), lasagna, mushroom ravioli (my favorite), zucchini flowers, and...some excellent Italian bread! (visited 12/28/20)More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed January 2, 2021 via mobile

Made a reservation for a small wedding party, with in COVID rules, they totally disregarded our reservation, made us all split up in crowded noisy tables, food was fine service was poor, there are way better places in Boston, this restaurant has become more of...a tourist trap than a good Italian restaurant. It was a shame how they treated us, since we are all locals and will not forget.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 31, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I decided to go here after we were ignored at another restaurant and so glad we did. The service was awesome and the food and drinks were really good as well. We had a great experience and if we ever get back...to Boston we will be back!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 27, 2020 via mobile

I always read reviews and hesitated coming here based on the mixed reviews, we are all about service and this place has a lot of negative reviews about their service. That being said, this was the best choice we made this trip! In Boston to...celebrate our anniversary and dined here. We had the calamari app, which was unbelievably tender and tasty, the paccheri ragu (meat sauce) based on the recommendation of our waitress, and the lobster ravioli. I can't explain how tasty and delicious each dish was. I've had lobster ravioli before but this dish was in its own league. The raviolis were stuffed with lobster meat (note the picture) and my husband loved his ragu dish. Service - our waitress was great! She had personality, did not rush us and made great recommendations. We had 6:30 reservations and the place, inside and out was empty, by the time we left it was packed and ppl were waiting. Prices were typical for Boston. A $12 glass of wine was to be expected. Our bill was $120 before tip. 1 app, 2 entrees and 4 glasses of wine. Will def return when in Boston.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 26, 2020

i was really looking forward to eating here as I saw an interview with the owner on a morning TV show. The male waiter was very pushy and not very helpful or friendly. The wine list was very expensivestarting at $48.00 a bottle. Would have...liked a $35.00 bottle like most places have in the north end. I wanted pasta, but the menu was very limited. I wanted veal parm but didn't see it on the menu. I saw Paccheri al Ragú and from the description looked good because it stated it had veal, lamb and sauteed pork in it. sounds good right. Well there was hardly any meat in it. Just a few stringy pieces (i thought there would be chunks). The sauce was very salty. I almost tasted canned. My companion got chicken parm. She said it was good. The whole experience seemed rushed and very mediocre. The one-person tiny bathroom was crammed next to the kitchen and was not very clean. Looked like the cook's bathroom or something. I dont think I'll be back. It kinda ruin my friend birthday. Wish I had went somewhere else.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Response from vfallisi | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure, I’m sorry....food is excellent!
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Response from Roberta I | Reviewed this property |
There weren't any children there. I suggest you call and ask if they have one or if they possibly do half orders.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Trattoria Il Panino

Yes, Trattoria Il Panino offers takeout services.

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Trattoria Il Panino is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4