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“Delicious food! Low key atmosphere.”

Trattoria Il Panino
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Ranked #46 of 3,263 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$75
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: North End
Cross street: Hanover Street
Transit: Government Center on the Green Line
Description: Traditional casual italian dining
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We've had lunch and dinner here on several occasions. Food is beautifully presented, ample portions, varied and excellent, including shrimp, fresh pasta, chicken and veal dishes seasoned to perfection. Located in the quaint, North End of Boston, Trattoria Il Panino feels like a Roman Trattoria.

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We enjoyed our meal at Trattoria Il Panino. It is good Italian food, not gourmet but still very tasty. We had the Ravioli con Aragosta (Lobster Ravioli) and Gnocchi alla Sorrentina. The pasta in both dishes was obviously fresh, homemade pasta and the sauces were flavorful. The ravioli seemed to be filled only with lobster; some places put a lot of cheese and very little lobster in their lobster ravioli.

In summary, Trattoria Il Panino offers good, southern Italian food at good prices.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I live visiting the North End, Boston's little Italy. This is a true old world neighborhood where the vast majority of the residents speak Italian. You can hear there heavy accent when they speak English. The neighborhood looks European with all the buildings being 4-5 stories tall. All the restaurants feature el fresco dining experience by their giant store front windows swing open during summer time.

My wife ordered a pesto pasta that was nothing short of amazing. Her meal was served in a frying pan. Her meal was large and was made with homemade pasta and the freshest pesto ingredients. I ordered a seafood pasta dish that was also made with an amazing fresh el dente pasta in what they called a red red sauce. In actuality it was made with fresh tomatoes and not a canned or boiled down sauce. It had shrimp, calamari, mussels and clams. The mussels and claims were served in the shells. There was a very generous amount of seafood. My meal too was served in a frying pan. We have travel through Italy and our meals here were as good of not better than the pasta meals we eat in Italy.

The only caveat is if your looking for a quiet romantic meal this probably not the place. It was very loud. It has the feel of being in a true Italian home were day to day communication can be very loud. We loved it and would highly recommend Trattoria II Panino! Buon appetito!

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We picked this restaurant after having a very rude hostess at another restaurant near by.She actually did us a great favor. This resturant served us wonderful food and our server was great! Thankyou Angel for making our evening so enjoyable! Trattoria is so lucky to have Angel as an employee.we will be back!

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We met a friend and their family for lunch in the North End for lunch. Trattoria not only accommodated the group of six but also handled us with grace.

Lunch for all of us was a myriad of pastas. Everyone enjoyed their meals. My penne puttanesca was very good in a heavy and rich flavor way. You will more than likely not leave there hungry.

Staff was great as we had a bunch of kids with us and we spend time enjoying the meal and conversation.

Dessert was tiramisu which everyone enjoyed.

The layout of the restaurant is somewhat odd in that it has three sections and abuts two streets. There are two small sections along Cross and the "main" part along Hanover. We were inside the main portion of the restaurant. The bar looked great too.

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