Trattoria il Panino

278 Hanover Street

Boston MA 02113

February 16, 2016

I found this quote the other day and thought it applied perfectly to this quest we have embarked on, we are definitely embodying this statement and enjoying every part of it. Dad- thanks for taking this journey with me…

“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like” -Mark Twain

After months of anticipation, we finally decided to try out the North End’s first trattoria, Trattoria il Panino, and we were not disappointed!

My dad and I started off with the Melanzane alla Parmigiana, which was baked eggplant, mozzarella and sauce and is fantastic! The sauce was so yummy and it was the perfect way to start off the meal.

We then had our main courses, which my dad ordered the Mom’s Quattro Carni Ragu, which was homemade meatballs, sausage, brasciola, and pork short ribs in their ragù sauce. He was absolutely in love, saying the short ribs quite possibly have been one of the best things he’s ever eaten, “So simple yet so satisfying and delicious, I would have a plate of just this and pasta all the time”. Basically he’d give that 6 stars out of 5!

I ordered the Pollo alla Napoletana which was chicken breast, artichokes, kalamata olives and tomatoes with roasted potatoes and vegetables. My meal was also stellar, but very salty because of the artichokes and olives. Also the bread to munch on was super good and fresh! All together a fab meal!!


Service: 5

Atmosphere: 3 (kinda boring decor, not super decorative, not bad–just very plain)

Food: 4.5

Price: $$


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