Trattoria Il Panino @ North End Boston, MA

two friends and i were planning to go to neptune for dinner after work today, but the wait was 2 hours. surprise surprise.

one of my friends recommended Trattoria Il Panino, so we headed there after an hour waiting for neptune.
guess what, no reservation, no waiting in line. we got a table as soon as we walked in. there were plenty of tables available.

cold bread w/ olive oil. the olive oil wasnt fresh. you could hardly taste the olive. oh well im being harsh.

Risotto w/ fish and calamari.

Neapolitan pasta with assorted shellfish
i think this is a popular dish at this restaurant. best of all three.

Fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts & parmigiano
ok. this failed miserably. worst! ever! had! pork belly even makes better pesto than this.
so bland. how can pesto be so bland!? where’s the garlic, pine nuts?! i didnt taste them at all.
and im not a big fan of fettucine so that didnt help either.

the portions are very generous, but the food is lacking strong features and distinctive flavors. it is not expensive, but with the same price tag you can get wayyyy better food at restaurants like basta pasta trattoria.

this place

11 Parmenter St
(between Hanover St & Richmond St)
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 720-1336

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