Panorama offers authentic trattoria-style dining in the heart of Old City. The Northern region influences our Philadelphia Italian restaurant, featuring homemade pastas, authentic veal dishes, and fresh seafood specialties. A distinctive feature of Panorama is our unique wine bar, with its custom-built, 120-bottle wine dispensing unit, the current Guinness Book of World Records holder.
Italian, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Summer Hours: (effective June 2)
Dinner: Mon - Thurs: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Fri: 5:00- 11pm; Sat: 2:00pm - 11:00pm, Sun: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Bar opens at 4:30 pm Mon- Fri
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Allow our onsite planners to assist you with organizing your event, reserving blocks of rooms for wedding guests, or establishing catering menus. Our staff members can guide you through every step of the planning process, whether you are organizing a business meeting, formal dinner or reception.
There is a public, non-affiliated lot adjacent to the building with entrances on Market Street & on Front Street. Panorama validates parking for lunch between noon and 2:30pm Monday through Friday in the lot adjacent to the building.
Bus Stop - Market & Front Street
Rail - 2nd & Market Street
Chef Matt Gentile
Private Party Facilities:
Our Philadelphia private dining areas include the elegant Stagione Room and our romantic Wine Cellar. The spaces are versatile enough to accommodate intimate sit-down dinners, grand banquets and everything in between.
Private Party Contact:
William Eccleston: 2159227800x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Wednesday Every Week a featured Red and White Wine.
Featured Wine of the Month.
Happy Hour in the Wine Bar Everyday! Sun -Fri 5-7 pm & Sat 3-5 pm
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Panorama Ratings and Reviews
My friend and I had dinner here after a ...
My friend and I had dinner here after a day of exploring Old City. We started with wine flights and the bartender was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Loved their own wine so much I bought a bottle! The food was also delicious, from the bread and pesto to start to the perfect half-orders of pasta. The decor, lighting, and seating was soft and fancy without being too pretentious. Can't wait to go back again!
I had eaten at Panorama twice before a c ...
I had eaten at Panorama twice before a couple of years ago and was eager to eat there again.
This time the food was terrible (ranging from overlooked gnocchi with unappetizing pesto sauce to super al dente pasta). Service was uninspired and forgettable.
Newly redecorated, it lost its old charm. It could be a restaurant in any suburban mall. I won't be back.
The venue is beautiful, but the food was ...
The venue is beautiful, but the food was unimpressive and expensive. I would not recommend this establishment to a friend because I did not enjoy the size of the portions or the flavors of the food. The wine flight is a unique feature offered here. I would consider coming back for only wine. The restaurant week menu left me wanting more quantity of food and better flavoring of the food.
Panorama proved prefect for a pre-theate ...
Panorama proved prefect for a pre-theater dinner. Starters of grilled shrimp, & pasta with clams & crab were fresh & tasty. Mains of veal loin & a pasta with wild boar ragu were fabulous. Pear with wine graced the meal's end. Generous portions, & very fair prices - perhaps due to Restaurant Week. Panorama has a huge, wonderful wine list & all are available by the glass. We had not dined here for many years, but will be back soon.
Waited an hour for main dish. When it c ...
Waited an hour for main dish. When it came out, one of the meals had to be returned. Not a great experience at all. Maitre'd tried to make up for it by offering free glasses of wine which I turned down. Ten bucks for a bottle of water. Waitress was pleasant and nice, although I told her I was hungry and she nonetheless recommended the lamb which turned out to be four little dollops of meat, each the size of silver dollar, for $35. Not worth it. I will never go back
The service was perfect and the restaura ...
The service was perfect and the restaurant was beautiful. The calamari were amazing, and we ordered two different pasta dishes and Lamb loin. Beautiful presentation and pretty delish. So many wines to choose from. The food been larger portions. Thebserving were what you see at a high end restaurant. It feel like a cozy Italian spot. One thing I hateddddd was the music. It was like modern music. I wouldve loved some Italian music to add to the ambiance.
We have savored Panorama for many years ...
We have savored Panorama for many years now on Restaurant Week. We do not dine in Center City unless it is Restaurant Week because of the parking and traffic. Panorama is amazing. Our dinners were fabulous. Some of us had the zucchini tarte and I tried to make a similar one at home. It was absolutely my favorite. I also had the flank steak. The portion was huge which I shared with my friends. Others had the swordfish and a veal dish. My husband was not happy with that dish but our friend loved it so it is truly a matter of taste. Our service was impeccable.
We will return year after year.
Located in the historic Penns View Hotel ...
Located in the historic Penns View Hotel, this beautiful restaurant has ambiance and delicious food. Best of all, there are 120 wines on tap (and over 150 available by the glass). Wine flights are a must. Perfect place for a date night: grab a seat at the bar, order a few plates to share, and have fun picking a few of their many expertly selected wine flights. You can't go wrong! Make it a long weekend with reservations at the Penns View Hotel. Both the restaurant and the hotel were recently renovated to update the decor.
We went for Restaurant Week lunch which ...
We went for Restaurant Week lunch which was a real bargain and got us to return. All the food was superb and the service top notch. This is not an inexpensive restaurant for dinner - and I don't think they serve lunch when it's not Restaurant Week so my comments above are based on the higher priced dinner menu. But I'm sure we'll go back for special occasions. They are known to probably the largest wine list in the country and they do "flights" of wine.
Visited during resturant week. After sea ...
Visited during resturant week. After searching many menus, we decided to go with Panorama. It was the best decisions that we made. The food was delicious. For the resturants participating in restaurant week, Panorama was one that gave you the most options
Panorama's claim to fame is its bar with ...
Panorama's claim to fame is its bar with wine flights as the star of the show. The food is totally neglected...clearly, the management is following the money. What a huge disappointment, especially since I anticipated delicious Italian fare for a special evening. Seafood pasta was barely possible, a salad was drowned in what appeared to be bottled balsamic dressing, etc. The staff was friendly and competent but they are not well served by the chef. Very disappointing!
Good but not great. We haven't been to ...
Good but not great.
We haven't been to Panorama for a few years. They have remodeled the dining room which is now light and airy. The food was as good as always, but the service was very slow. Good wine list as well, but even the drinks took forever to come out.
We will go back eventually, but maybe for happy hour.
The service was fabulous - I mentioned o ...
The service was fabulous - I mentioned on my reservation that we were celebrating my husband's birthday and when we were seated, they politely seated us in a small alcove where we felt happily separate from other diners. The host brought complimentary prosecco in honor of my husband's birthday, which was thoughtful. The meal was delightful - the food was so good and I would love to return to try more of the wines!
Had the seafood capellini and it was ver ...
Had the seafood capellini and it was very tasty and nicely presented. One strange issue was the mussel shells. Many were broken and splintered. Made eating the dish a careful affair. Mentioned it to the waitress as we had never seen broken shells like this. May have been a one-time occurrence. Wait staff was attentive and professional. Nice atmosphere. Not crowded but there was a huge event going on in the park. Vast improvement from our last meal at Panorama some time ago. New chef and menu, will definitely return.
Very nice restaurant and great service. ...
Very nice restaurant and great service. Food was mediocre at best. The lemonchello cheesecake was straight from the freeze and too hard to even cut. I ordered a crab and clam pasta with a white wine sauce (can't remember the name). Pasta was sitting for a while and dry, sauce was just butter/oil. The service was wonderful and it was a very upscale restaurant, just the food was bad.
The restaurant was great. The service wa ...
The restaurant was great. The service was quick, and the server was awesome. Her name was Kit. The food was tasty. The options on the menu were good. The restaurant was quiet and not crowded. I would recommend this place to everyone.
We all got wine flights and then ordered ...
We all got wine flights and then ordered a glass of our favorite from our flights, so the meal was expensive, but worth it. Food was excellent. The room is noisy when full but quieted down by the end of our meal. Service was attentive without being annoying. I was here 4 or 5 years ago and went back on a whim on Saturday night. Both times I had the same great experience.
Worst waiter ever
We often dine here because of the great food and amazing wine list. They are doing renovations, which we were not informed of prior to dining. This left us in a cold room without the normal ambience. The food, as always, was terrific but where did they get this waiter? The service is usually impeccable but this guy was rude, slow, screwed up our wine order and was just, generally, unpleasant. People were requesting the manager and some people actually got up and left. It doesn't matter how good the food is, if I have another unpleasant experience with the waitstaff I won't return. There is no shortage of good places to eat in Philly.
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