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Trattoria Il Panino

4.6
4.6
4175 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Trattoria Il Panino is the kind of place that one would expect to find along the Amalfi Coast. It is a warm, friendly, unpretentious and a food-focused environment. From the casual and positive energy of the atmosphere and waitstaff, to the serious and professional energy of the kitchen, the front
and back of the house form a desirable marriage. The entrance on 260 Hanover street has a full liquor license.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm late night Fri, Sat 11:30 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 720-1336

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    North End

  • Cross street

    Hanover Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers & Sfizi

  • (House Special) Selection of Cold Assorted Vegetable Antipasto$19.99

    Broccoli rabe, roasted peppers, sautéed escarole, eggplant caponata, homemade mozzarella, sautéed mushrooms, zucchini & house Crostini

    • Calamari Fritti$16.99

      Golden crispy fried squid

      • Carpaccio di Bresaola$16.99

        Dried cured beef with arugula salad

        • Mom's Meatballs & Ricotta$17.99

          The best of Mom's recipes

          • Pepata di Cozze$17.99

            Sautéed mussels in spicy garlic, Colina tomatoes & white wine broth

            • Octopus Salad$18.99

              Potatoes, celery & green olives

              • Melanzane alla Parmigiana$18.99

                Baked eggplant mozzarella & tomato

                • Mozzarella Caprese$18.99

                  Imported bufala mozzarella with backyard tomatoes and basil

                  • Zucchini Flowers$18.99

                    Stuffed with whipped fresh ricotta & prosciutto cotto

                    • Shrimp al Limoncello$19.99

                      Jumbo shrimp garlic and olive oil scented with limoncello liquor

                      • Charcuterie$20.99

                        Italian cold cuts and assorted cheese

                        Homemade Pasta & Pasta Gragnano

                        The Worlds Best Pasta

                        • Penne al Pomodoro$19.99

                          San Marzano tomatoes & basil

                          • Cacio o Pepe$21.99

                            Fresh cacio & parmigiano cheese with cracked black pepper

                            • Penne Arrabbiata$21.99

                              Spicy tomato sauce, basil & parmigiano

                              • Penne Puttanesca$23.99

                                Tomato, capers, olives & anchovies

                                • Penne alla Amatriciana$24.99

                                  Italian pancetta, onions & San Marzano tomato

                                  • Spaghetti Carbonara$24.99

                                    Italian pancetta, eggs & cheese

                                    • Trombetta al Pesto$26.99

                                      Fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts & parmigiano

                                      • Paccheri al Ragú$26.99

                                        Signature Neapolitan rigatoni, slow cooked lamb, beef, veal & pork ragú

                                        • Spaghetti alle Vongole Macchiato$25.99

                                          Imported clams with Colina tomatoes

                                          • Ravioli di Ricotta$23.99

                                            Ricotta cheese ravioli with San Marzano sauce

                                            • Ravioli Porcini$25.99

                                              Wild mushrooms, black truffle cream

                                              • Mom's Lasagna della Casa$24.99

                                                Lasagna of the day

                                                • Tortelli Panna e Prosciutto$24.99

                                                  Large homemade tortellini with ham & cream

                                                  • Gnocchi alla Sorrentina$23.99

                                                    Homemade potato dumplings, mozzarella & basil

                                                    • Ravioli con Aragosta$26.99

                                                      Lobster ravioli with crab meat sauce

                                                      • Paccheri ai Frutti di Mare$27.99

                                                        Neapolitan pasta with assorted shellfish

                                                        • Risotto del Giorno

                                                          Chef's choice of the day

                                                          • Market
                                                        • Lobster Fra Diavolo (House Special)

                                                          Whole Maine lobster with spicy marinara

                                                          • Market

                                                        House Specials

                                                        • Chicken Parmigiana$25.99

                                                          Breaded chicken topped with imported mozzarella and marinara, served with penne

                                                          • Salmone Arrosto$28.99

                                                            Lemon vinaigrette

                                                            • Mom's Quattro Carni Ragú$30.99

                                                              Homemade meatball, sausage, braciola, pork short ribs in our old recipe ragú, served with penne

                                                              • Lamb Scottadito$32.99

                                                                Australian grilled rack of lamb, au jus rosemary demi glace

                                                                • Ossobuco alla Milanese$37.99

                                                                  Braised veal shank served with saffron risotto

                                                                  • Grigliata di Pesce$42.99

                                                                    Grilled scallops, ½ lobster, shrimp, calamari and catch of the day

                                                                    • Veal Chop Milanese$42.99

                                                                      Butterfly breaded veal chops, arugula and baby tomato salad

                                                                      • Bistecca$42.99

                                                                        Rib eye steak grilled to perfection, served with hand cut Italian fries

                                                                        • Pesce all' Aqua Pazza

                                                                          Catch of the Day with garlic, parsley, wine & sea water (Positano style)

                                                                          • Market
                                                                        • Zuppa di Pesce

                                                                          Traditional assorted shellfish and ½ lobster in a fragrant seafood broth and garlic bruschette

                                                                          • Market

                                                                        Salads

                                                                        • La Romana$11.99

                                                                          Traditional Caesar salad

                                                                          • Assorted Italian Cheese Plate$19.99

                                                                            • Boston Bibb$11.99

                                                                              Lemon vinaigrette, candied pecans and red wine poached pears

                                                                              Last updated: March 29, 2022

                                                                              What 4,175 people are saying

                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                              4.6
                                                                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                              • 4.7Food
                                                                              • 4.5Service
                                                                              • 4.3Ambience
                                                                              • 4.3Value

                                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                                                Quintessential North End dining experience. Our waiter was entertaining, knowledgeable, and attentive. The menu was a lot of Italian comfort classics, and were executed very well. I regretted that everyone in my group got pasta because I would have loved to try some meat dishes. I will say that if you want a quieter dining experience, try to request a table outside or by the windows. The downstairs was only moderately loud, but the back of the top floor was top volume.

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                                                                                StephenS

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                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                overall2food4service3ambience2

                                                                                It was very loud and they would not accommodate us to where my husband and I could sit side by side because of him being VERY hard of hearing.

                                                                              7. NP

                                                                                NickP

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                                                                                overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                                                Too noisy and crowded. Staff too busy for customer service.

                                                                              8. CP

                                                                                ChristineP

                                                                                New England

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience2

                                                                                Great, attentive staff! Food was fresh, quick and delicious! Needed flashlight on cellphone to read menu. Very dark inside and it was still daytime. Had to yell to talk to husband but that's like most restaurants in the North end.

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                                                                                WilliamR

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                                                                                Was once a great restaurant. Whoever runs it now has ruined it.

                                                                              10. OT

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                                                                                We were seated immediately even tho we were arrived early from our reservation. Attentive service and great food.

                                                                              11. OT

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                                                                                4.0

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                                                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                The food is always consistently wonderful! The service can feel rushed when busy, but overall good. It’s one of my favorite go to restaurants in the North End!

                                                                              12. OT

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                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                overall2food5service1ambience5

                                                                                WaItress was SO rude

                                                                              13. OT

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                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                I love this restaurant! It was perfect for a date night felt very intimate!! Would highly recommend!!

                                                                              14. PC

                                                                                PCKLock

                                                                                New England

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                                Amazing appetizers, cocktails, service and ambiance! Main course very good, would go again.

                                                                              15. OT

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                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                Dined on May 11, 2022

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                                                                                Such great food! Everything was delicious

                                                                              16. BS

                                                                                BrianS

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                overall2food4service2ambience2

                                                                                First time dining here. Service was initially good, and food and wine were very good, but that's where the positive experience ended. We never saw the waiter again until he presented us with the check, that we had not requested. We were never asked if we wanted another glass of wine (which we did), or coffee or dessert. When we stated that we would like to see a dessert menu we were told that they were not serving dessert, and recommended that we check out a nearby dessert shop. We felt like the only goal was to flip our table so that the server (and maybe the restaurant) could make more money. We will not return, and we will not recommend this restaurant as a result of this experience.

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                                                                                Humbe

                                                                                1 review

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                                                                                Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Delicious food at reasonable prices. The ravioli was fantastic!

                                                                              18. CM

                                                                                ColinM

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                                                                                1.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

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                                                                                We were really disappointed. Bread- was cold and dry Chicken Parm- The cheese looked and felt like it was melted half an hour before it was plated. The chicken itself was tough and dry too. The entire meal was really a letdown. My wife and I felt like we were in a tourist trap! Unfortunately we won't be returning.

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                                                                                Anon

                                                                                Chicago

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                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                overall2food5service1ambience3

                                                                                Amazing pasta, but the terrible service left an awful taste in our mouths. It was almost like our server was ignoring us. She was regularly checking in with all of the other tables in the area, but talked to us just twice — once to take our dinner order and another time to amend an error on our bill (which was delivered by a different server). We were actually planning on ordering more than just a main course but wound up deciding to leave after sitting there for a good 20 minutes with visibly empty plates and glasses as she took care of everyone around us — it was so off-putting and awkward. No refills, no quick check-in about whether we were enjoying our food, etc. We weren’t sure if there was a miscommunication between the staff or what, but the poor service totally overshadowed what could’ve otherwise been a fantastic meal.

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                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                Mother’s Day dinner was divine

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                                                                                DonaldG

                                                                                Birmingham

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                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                Great meal, great appetizers! I highly recommend it!

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                                                                                Mother’s Day

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                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                The food was amazing and it came out quick! So good would definitely come back.

                                                                              24. M

                                                                                Mark

                                                                                New England

                                                                                11 reviews

                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Authentic trattoria without the hassle of flying to Naples!

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                                                                                AnnieS

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                                                                                10 reviews

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                                                                                5.0

                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                This place is my Boston go to. The service and menu are outstanding and wonderful North end location. Love!

                                                                              26. OT

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                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience2

                                                                                Food and service was great but our table was in the basement with no view very dark

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                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                First trip to Trattoria and will not be our last. We enjoyed the bib salad and chicken parm was very delicious.

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                                                                                juliel

                                                                                New England

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                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Got the pesto and spicy marinara

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                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

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                                                                              30. KS

                                                                                KateS

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                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                We had a party of 7 and sat downstairs. The food was great and waiter attentive. Portions are large.

                                                                              31. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                                                The veal was incredible and the gnocchi was delicious

                                                                              32. MM

                                                                                MaryM

                                                                                Tampa

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                overall3food1service5ambience3

                                                                                I ordered the Zuppa di Pesce. The calamari were rubbery, and the scallops were a horrible thick texture ; scallops tasted old The mussels, clams, gulf shrimp, and lobster were good This is my go to order and a frequent choice for me , I would never order this again because the scallops were so horrible

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                                                                                BennettS

                                                                                New England

                                                                                138 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                138 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Still one of the best restaurants in the North End.

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                                                                                Orman

                                                                                Dallas

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                My favorite Italian restaurant in Boston. Food is so amazing. Great staff. I try to eat here each time I'm in town.

                                                                              35. CM

                                                                                CrystalM

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                The service is always top notch and the food is amazing!!

                                                                              36. PV

                                                                                PabloV

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Great atmosphere, nice service and decent food. Will definitely go again.

                                                                              37. s

                                                                                sammyg

                                                                                New England

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                One of my favorite places in the North End!

                                                                              38. TS

                                                                                ThomasS

                                                                                New England

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Our group had an outstanding dinner. Each dish was fantastic. Service was very good. Solid place to go no matter the occasion.

                                                                              39. MB

                                                                                MidwesternerinBoston

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                The hostess was unfriendly. We had a reservation, and she grimaced when we asked if we could be seated outside. Two two-person tables were pulled together to create a four-person table for our party. The hostess pushed the table that was closest to the sidewalk towards the table that was streetside. Wanting to sit closer to the sidewalk that the street, the hostess grimaced at me again and tried to tell me no. It was a deeply unpleasant and unexpected interaction that cast a shadow over our time there. The ravioli porcini was quite good. The penne arriabiata was just fine, but nothing exceptional.

                                                                              40. r

                                                                                romanv

                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Fantastic lunch! Wonderful food and great service. Would highly recommend.

                                                                              Safety precautions

                                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                              • Physical distancing

                                                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                              • Protective equipment

                                                                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                              • Screening

                                                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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                                                                              Trattoria Il Panino is rated 4.6 stars by 4175 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                              Google Map for Trattoria Il Panino

                                                                              280 Hanover Street Boston, MA 02113

                                                                              Additional information

                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                Hanover Street

                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                North End

                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm late night Fri, Sat 11:30 pm–2:00 am

                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                Italian

                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                              • Parking details

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                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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