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“Don't stand in 2hour lines”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Panza

Panza
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Ranked #30 of 3,189 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: North End
Cross street: Fleet St.
Transit: Haymarket (Orange); North Station (Orange, Green); Aquarium (Blue)
North Palm Beach, Florida
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521 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Don't stand in 2hour lines”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We looked at the pre opening lines at the first 5 Yelp picks. It was way to warm to stand for an hour. So we walked around on Hanover St until we saw Panza. We were seated immediately. The bread was some of the best I've ever had, crusty, chewy and soft on the inside. We had the lobster fettuccini and the spaghetti carbonara, both were fantastic and priced very reasonably. They don't serve dessert or coffee as it slows down turnover and there are lots of places on the street

  • Visited August 2014
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Wellington, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The best Italian Meal ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

The best Italian Meal ever! This is what my son said while tasting slowly so it wouldn't finish its delicious Linguini Carbonara, and trust me... he knows about his Linguini! The food was so good that my wife and I came twice during our stay in Boston! Even my daughter who does not eat much pasta or meats had delicious salads, so everybody was happy! My Linguini Pescatore (both days) was out of this world! Ask for the "hot pint in the sauce!"; my wife loved the Lobster ravioli and the glazed salmon the next day! The waiters are professional and very friendly, the wine suggested was delicious! Plus on the first night we had our table at the front window that does not have glass so we had an awesome view and could even walk out through the window! Only bad thing.. an hour waiting time without reservation, the plus... you get to talk to the people in-line and share experiences on the marvelous food this restaurant serves! No deserts because there are amazing pastries all around Hannover Street, specially Mike's Pastry! ;-)

  • Visited July 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One night in Boston”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

We spent one night in Boston on the way to Newport and went to Panza for dinner on a Thursday night. We had reservations for 8:00, but had about a 10 minute wait. We sat at a table along the front windows that were open, allowing for a great view and fresh air. Our waiter was very friendly, though service was on the slow side. However, we had no where to go and enjoyed just sitting there drinking wine. My wife and I split a Caesar salad and a veal picata - both were very good and plenty for the two of us. The bottle of wine was reasonable and so was the tab - a little under $80 with bottle of wine and tip. Oddly, they do not serve desert, but our waiter recommended a little place up the block that had killer gelato. Definitely would go back.

  • Visited July 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“True Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stumbled across Panza and we very lucky to get a seat. It is a very great and relaxing atmosphere. It felt like you could just take your time and enjoy the meal, did not feel rushed at all in a very busy restaurant. Carmen was an excellent server who took care of us and gave perfect recommendations. The Italian salad was amazing with lots of great ingredients and flavours. We both had pasta of course, my wife had Linguine Alla Pescatore with the spicy red sauce. It was a perfect sauce and the amount of seafood in it was spectacular. I had the pasta special which was a demon pepper tagliatelle pasta with fresh lobster and tomatoes in a garlic white wine oil sauce. It was so fresh and light, it was the perfect amount of pasta and absolutely delicious. Wine list is priced excellent with a glass of red $6 with a few choices that were excellent with the meal.

  • Visited August 2014
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Acworth
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“Great Food! Need more servers!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Fantastic Italian, great serving sizes and very fresh. One lady is the hostess and waitress for ALL of the tables so service and accuracy of wait time is poor. Food is worth it if you aren't in a rush!

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