Restaurant: Trattoria Il Panino (http://www.trattoriailpanino.com/)
Location: North End, Boston, MA
Total Rating: 4
Food: 4, Price: 4, Service: 4, Ambience: 4, Accessibility: 4
Summary: Voted Best Pasta in Boston, Trattoria Il Panino serves Almafi Coast Mediterranean cuisine and has opened its patio doors welcoming diners to enjoy cozy al fresco dining in the Trattoria Il Panino Giardino. Located on Parmenter Street away from bustling Hanover Street, the garden patio offers a serene setting for an intimate dinner in the North End. Closest Metro is Haymarket.
I went to this restaurant for dinner on my last night in Boston. I was seated right away in the quaint dining room (with only 6 tables) and my server was very friendly and courteous. I enjoyed the fresh bread with my Sangiovese wine while I waited for my entrée. Although the specials sounded delicious, I was in the mood for something more classic. The walls were covered with framed photos of celebrities who have dined at Il Panino all signed to Frank. My food arrived quickly and was very fresh and hot – I devoured it immediately. I noticed some of the dishes that other patrons had ordered and overheard all good remarks. As I paid my bill, the server brought over a complimentary lemonata dessert (sort of like a frozen slushy of Limoncello). I am glad I came in to this restaurant and would absolutely come back again during my next visit to Boston!
What I ate:
Penne served with pancetta, onions, and San Marzano tomato sauce