A Brief History of Trattoria’s

Trattoria Il Panino is honored as Boston’s first authentic trattoria. Sharing Italian culture and dishes with our favorite people, our customers never get old and the reason that we wake up every day. For people new to the North End experience, you may be asking, “What exactly is a trattoria?” Well, good news, we have you covered. We’re going to dive into the trattoria’s history and what makes us so unique, as your little time machine back to Italy.

What’s A Trattoria?

 A trattoria is an Italian eating establishment that is less formal than a ristorante but more formal than an osteria. An osteria is a simple restaurant with a concise menu, cheaper food, and quick sit down/departure times. Our trattoria is first class in Boston, with an extensive menu and bountiful drink options to satisfy any Italian cravings. Traditional trattorias in Italy serve wine by the Decanter instead of the bottle. It’s a unique, fun little difference that many customers enjoy. When it comes to Ristorantes, Trattorias, or Osterias, it’s important to note that they are all equal. It depends on what the customer feels in terms of the atmosphere and how long they want to dine. Each establishment can be beneficial to the customer. 

What’s Unique About Trattoria Il Panino in Boston? 

We have several delicious recipes passed down for generations, so when you come here, you are entering into a time capsule back to Italy hundreds of years ago. We are a small family-owned business. Every dish we make is made with the freshest ingredients, intricate recipes, and most importantly, love. 

Most of these labels for Italian restaurants have lost their true meaning. You can find delicious food wherever you go and can dine as long or as short as you please.

We hope you enjoy learning about the different establishments that are found in Italy. We hope that we will see you soon at Trattoria Il Panino in the North End, we will make sure to give you the best experience possible. Reserve with us today!