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#18 of 2,383 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North End
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326 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1901 (Fleet St.)
+1 617-557-9248
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Got a tip from a friends about this restaurant. Food was outstanding and service was fast and friendly. Can't beat the deal on awesome food! We ate the night before across the street at Giacomo's, that was also excellent, but Panza is just as good or better! pricing is about the same. (line may be shorter too)

Thank Michael H
Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch and it was delicious! The portions were huge and the prices were great. The food was excellent. Can't wait to go back

Thank 954sh89
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed Panza. In the heart of Boston's Little Italy. It is a very small place so be sure to reserve in advance. Homemade pasta was delicious. I had a cavatelli special with a spicy sausage and vegetable sauce. Bread and bruschetta were delicious. Service was efficient and attentive. To top it off the prices were very reasonable.

Thank Steven G
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked to the North End on a cold Sunday for a late lunch. Place was still busy but we sat right away. It's pretty small with an open kitchen. My wife ordered the veal marsala and I had the veal piccata. Both were excellent. Inexpensive wine list. Lots of great restaurants in the North End but we will go to... More 

Thank Jan M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come every so often to Boston for a city break from Pittsburgh. We always go to the North End for a dinner and have tried various places. This place can't be beat. It's not a quiet, romantic place. Tables are tight, not a problem for us - and we're not tiny people. People are laughing, talking to their neighbors,... More 

Thank Gizzie100
Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I do recommend this place. I had made a reservation ahead of time yet I still had to wait 20 minutes for a table, but they are small and can't help that the tables weren't turning over. Food was delicious and was served pretty quickly.

Thank Tracy J
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Panza has been to the "go to" restaurant for my fiancé and I for the past year now. It is a small restaurant and reservations are necessary. The portions are large and the price is not. We usually start with a chopped salad for two which contains cheeses, meats, artichoke hearts, and always the freshest romaine lettuce with an incredible... More 

Thank Alan K
Hong Kong
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Great location in the North End. This is a compact, lively restaurant filled with laughter and energy. Definitely a happy place, in no small part due to the relaxed but professional staff who work there. I went with a group of 6 friends; we arrived on time but the short wait for our table was well worth it. I went... More 

Thank Skegness1961
Lansing, Michigan
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150 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Panza is very good! I totally loved the ITALIAN CHOP SALAD (FOR TWO)! This is a meal in itself for $11! The BEEF & VEAL TORTELLONI can't be beat! The place is small and they use every space for tables! Be prepared for a noise fun delicious experience!

Thank Trip M
Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Panza is a pretty casual place that would have a great dinner or lunch on a week day, they serve generously and charge appropriately, it's one of my favorite and authentic Italian places, and they do take reservations.

Thank alex1paul

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-1901
    (Fleet St.)
  • Public Transportation: Haymarket (Orange); North Station (Orange, Green); Aquarium (Blue)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-557-9248

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  • 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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