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“For lovers of good Italian home cooking”
Review of Panini's Trattoria - CLOSED

Panini's Trattoria
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Benjamin Franklin House
Description: Family-owned; outdoor seating; across from Franklin's Block; BYOB restaurant
Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for just a night in Philly went walking around and found this modest place where Brian invited us to try their food. Everything was made from scratch and it was gorgeous. This is a most stop for those who love great home Italian cooking.

Thank Manuel C
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

This place offered free mimosas and breakfast for two only cost $10 + tip, but we found a hair in one of the meals, the eggs were overcooked and chewy and water had "stuff" floating in it. Staff was pleasant but slow. I would not return. If you're looking for low budget and don't care about sanitary conditions this is your place.

Thank TravelLover8098
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

The host and servers were warm and accommodating, telling me they'd just won two awards, promising me a free glass of wine in this BYOB joint; unfortunately, they had run out. Ah, well. I ordered the steak dinner on special, the salad was delicious, the bread accompanied by a very nice herbed oil. Well, the steak was not up to the quality of the rest, it was medium rather than the M/rare I'd ordered, and the cut of meat was not up to snuff, gristly and tough. When I mentioned it to the server, I was not offered another entree, but I didn't insist on one anyway. The potatoes were excellent, and the vegetables were good. Not a complete bust, but I doubt I'll go back again.

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Thank Bill N
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

Strolling down Market Street we decided to take a chance with the temptation of a free glass of wine that was offered. Salad was just the right size and dressing were good. The bread was not of good quality more like a Pillsbury bake your own and a small piece to boot not enough for two and was not asked if would like another piece. I had the ORECCHIETTE E PISELLI ,reasonable price, the waitress spilled the sauce almost on my meatballs and not the ones on the plate and just a half hearted "I'm sorry" As for the main dish the the pasta seemed to be homemade as advertised, but the sauce was too watery, salty, and the pancetta was way under cooked. My wife went the safe route and had SPAGHETTI AL POMODORO with meatballs she said it was devoid of flavor and the meatballs had a grainy texture.

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Thank vinnyvac
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

We were staying in the Old City at the Wyndham around the corner. I searched for a nearby restaurant, and found Panini's, listed as a BYOB. We grabbed a previously purchased bottle of chianti, and headed on our 2 minute walk. We were greeted by a friendly host and a terrific server. Our meal was delicious, and our bill was under $30. We enjoyed it so much that we headed back the following night. The eggplant parmigiano is highly recommended,

2  Thank Susan M
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