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Trattoria Il Panino

#29 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
North End
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11 Parmenter St, Boston, MA 02113-2306 (Hanover Street)
+1 617-720-1336
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

when I walked into Il Panino I was very surprised at how relaxed the atmosphere was. There are several rooms available for dinning. We were seated in what I believe is the summer outdoor area. During the winter it is a warm and cozy place to be seated. The food was great and the staff were very friendly and helpful.... More 

Thank Peter M
Milford, Connecticut
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was very good and came out in a reasonable amount of time. I ordered the mushroom ravioli and my fiancé ordered the veal chop. The ravioli were average but the veal chop cutlet was outstanding. Cooked very similarly to how we had veal on the Amalfi Coast. It would receive a higher rating if the waitress/owner was not so... More 

Thank MikeI283BL
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Traditional Italian cuisine well prepared with laid back atmosphere. We stopped in for lunch in a whim and have added this restaurant to our list of places to return to.

Thank Nancy S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was so amazing. We sat next to some folks who happened to be locals and they said it was one of the best places to eat in town. The portion sizes are huge so you may think about sharing, which also will cut down on the cost. My sister in law and I shared calamari and the cabanara... More 

Thank Johnnie J
Quincy, Massachusetts
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96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've now been to Trattoria Il Panino a couple of times, but was gifted a gift certificate for our wedding - so I'm excited to go back as well. Each time I'm so impressed with the freshness of everything presented, the pasta especially, just purely delicious. We started this time with stuffed zucchini flowers. Our teens were weary, but were... More 

Thank Grace_K102
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a gem! The service is great, the food, everything from steak to scallops to short ribs to meatballs to their pasta and sauces, along with their sides, wine, etc... ALL AMAZING!!! I am so happy that we found this incredible space!! I would highly recommend!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Oxford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Boston's North End has dozens of wonderful little Italian restaurants, but this place is extraordinary. We went early or we wouldn't have gotten a table but it was a small price to pay for such a delicious meal. My wife and daughters had the zucchini flower starter and raved. My son-in-law and I had the shrimp in limoncello sauce and... More 

Thank Ken B
Sebastopol, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't know Boston at all except that the north end has great Italian food. Same 10 restaurants reviewed over and over. Then luckily found this one. Fantastic food featuring homemade pasta of course. We had it with lobster and scallops. Outstanding! Cozy with great service

Thank Erik707
Irvine, California
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Excellent food. We had the lobster ravioli and seafood pasta - delicious. Try the mozzarela caprese - the cheese was great. Topped it off with a canoli for dessert. Wonderful food.

Thank Harvey M
Stratham, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

After living in the North End for a little over a year, I've tried many Chicken Parmigiana's in the area. After recently getting take-out for the first time from here (yes, take-out), my partner and I agreed this was the best we've ever had. The pasta was homemade and the portions was huge. The sauce was also made to perfection.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$75
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-720-1336
Traditional casual italian dining

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

Neighbourhood 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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