Executive Chef Matthew Gentile has revamped the Italian menu and interpreted Panorama’s stable of recipes, many of which had been in the Sena family for generations, and edited them with modern techniques, lighter ingredients and clean presentations. Chef Gentile adds a large selection of homemade pastas, large plates for sharing, and many lighter options that can be combined for a meal.Panorama was recognized with a Guinness World Record as the World’s Largest Wine Bar via an award bestowed on its custom-designed winekeeper/cruvinet, which offers 120 wines on tap..
The restaurant is hyper-focused on wine, with up to 150 wines by the glass available at any time. Try one of our signature Panoramic Flights — a personal wine tasting offering a sampling of five different wines within a select group - from a selection of over 2 dozen fun and provocative themes.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Italian, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Mon -Thurs: 12pm - 10pm, Fri: 12pm- 11pm; Sat: 2pm - 11pm, Sun: 5pm - 9pm
$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.
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, banquets and everything in between.
Private Party Contact:
Erika Bertoi: (215) 922-7800
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, 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 Sun -Fri 5-7 pm
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Panorama Ratings and Reviews
We went to Panorama after seeing a great ...
We went to Panorama after seeing a great movie at The Ritz. Last reservation of the evening. We had drinks, including some awesome wine, and just appetizers, no Main Courses. But we ordered 5 apps and made it a meal. The wine was excellent and our waiter asked what I liked and made some excellent recommendations for both food and wine! Really enjoyed it, my wife and I had eaten at Panorama a few times many years back and the place honestly has been top flight since the very beginning. They have it together and the food is unparalleled.
Our dinner at Panorama was not as expect ...
Our dinner at Panorama was not as expected. We had a reservation at 6:00pm and planned for a special night and showed up on time. The hostesses said they didn't have any tables available whatsoever, even though we had a reservation, so they finally sat us at a cocktail table at 6:30pm and told us they would move us to a table when one became available. The service at the cocktail table was slow, no one came to talk to us until about 6:50pm. We saw 2 other parties seated at tables while we still waited for one and by 7:15pm we still had not been seated at a table. We talked to the manager about how unsatisfactory the service was and what a disappointment the night had been. He offered us prosecco but nothing further. We were accommodating and told the hostess we didn't need a regular table anymore, as we could see they were very busy.
Overall, it seems like a very nice restaurant when they aren't extremely busy. The food was wonderful and full of flavor, but the poor service and fact that they didn't have a table for us, despite the fact that we had a reservation, caused me to have a very negative view of the restaurant. Therefore, I would not return here.
I would definitely recommend this restau ...
I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The food was amazing!! The environment was quaint and perfect for our date night out. The service was superb, always making sure our glasses were full and checking on us to make sure we were doing ok.
I really wanted to like this place, but ...
I really wanted to like this place, but at this price point, you really cannnot have any bad dishes to get a decent review. First, the revamp of the space was nice, but in a strangle generic way. But that is just an observation, the real issue was the food and beverages. First, when your big draw is your by-the-glass wine list, missing several wine choices that we made was very frustrating. I doubt that we just were unlucky to pick the few wines they were out of. Then, when we asked for wine recommendations for a course, the server could only point to a large category of wine. No specific recommendations. As to food, a very mixed experience at best. The beet salad was unremarkable and muddled in flavor and concept. The tuna carpaccio was pristine tuna, but strangly under-seasoned. At the very least it needed salt. The bread it was served with was dense and not a good pairing. I am not sure where the chief learned to make fettuccine carbonara, but it was a colossal failure. It's not that it did not have pancetta (it is designed as a vegetarian dish) but rather the basic nature of the dish was nothing like carbonara. Not a silky luscious coating the pasta. Maybe the best way I can describe it as a almost dry pasta with some grated cheese and a thin watery liquid at the bottom of the plate. In all my experience living in Italy and eating this dish, it was absolutely the worst example of this dish I have ever eaten. I will say that the Braciola was just terrific. It was as good as the carbonara was bad. Finally, for desert, we had the Bomboloni. There is no excuse for a raw doughy interior, which we told the server about but was not removed from our bill. Maybe we just ordered the wrong items, or maybe it was an off night, but at these prices, both are inexcusable. My recommendation is that since there are many Italian restaurants in Philadelphia that are far better, this is one you can miss.
We used to be regulars and then a few ye ...
We used to be regulars and then a few years ago, there was a major disaster with poor service and incorrect dishes. When we read Craig LeBain's review, we wanted to try it again. The atmosphere is much nicer with the bar being to the right of the dining room separated by a glass wall. The menu is somewhat limited, but there could be something for everyone. The table setting is spartan without a tablecloth or salt and pepper. The sole bread, being a small square, was served as an appetizer. The food was okay but not worth recalling, and the portions are 10 - 15% below a standard size. The waiter was really clueless, asking us to order before taking the cocktail requests and then a long wait before the food; in general, he was not very professional.
We were in town for the weekend to see a ...
We were in town for the weekend to see a hockey game and catch a few restaurants. We'd had lunch at Lacroix and, when asked for evening dining options with good wine selections, the sommelier gave a very strong recommendation for Panorama. Was not disappointed. While we were still mostly sated from brunch, we opted to have some snacks. Got the tuna carpaccio. Decent - but better with their pesto. And to say they have a great selection of wines would be an understatement.
Food was good but was ruined by the terr ...
Food was good but was ruined by the terrible service our editor gave us. Had been looking forward to my birthday weekend in Philadelphia (we live in New York) and after doing lots of research I decided this is where I wanted to do my birthday dinner. After waiting about 20 mins at the bar we were seated for our reservation, waited about another 25 for waiter to come over. Couldn't tell you his name because he never told us. Never mentioned much tried asked him questions about the menu and he was completely useless. If I am ever in Philadelphia again I don't know if this is a place I would go the experience has been ruined, which is very sad because I looked forward to this for months.
Food is attractively presented. I enjoye ...
Food is attractively presented. I enjoyed my choices which included signature dishes such as the lobster crespelle and tira misu/ budino.
Perhaps next time I'll find a fine spaatlese or auslese reisling among the many wine selections.
Panorama's is in the Guinness Book of Wo ...
Panorama's is in the Guinness Book of World Records - for Wine! To me, that's the biggest draw: the 170+ wines by the glass that they offer. And the flights of wine for wine tasting are the next best thing to being in Napa Valley. Out with friends for Valentine's Day, we had a phenomenal evening. Food is great - especially the pasta - always fresh, homemade. Desserts are 5-star. The service team is 5-star and just personable as well as the ultimate in professional. It's worth a drive from the suburbs, and I envy the lucky people who live within walking distance because if I did I'd be there a few nights a week.
50 miles from home and 3rd time there in ...
50 miles from home and 3rd time there in two months.
Wonderful food from a family that is known for just that.
With 120 wines available BY THE GLASS, the bartenders really know what to recommend.
We will be back. Hopefully soon.
Our entire dining experience was outstan ...
Our entire dining experience was outstanding, from start to finish. The food, the wine, and the service were all impeccable. Every staff member is incredibly knowledgeable about the menu and the extensive wine list.
We were very disappointed with the dinne ...
We were very disappointed with the dinner. We made reservations for three of us during Restaurant Week. The food portions were extremely small and disappointing. Our dinners were rather mediocre. We wondered if this was the case because it was Restaurant Week at a fixed price of $35.00.
We went for Restaurant Week lunch. The s ...
We went for Restaurant Week lunch. The selection was fabulous. We shared a flight of red wines. It was fun and the good was terrific. My love had the Wagu beef meatball, veal special and chocolate dessert. I had the mushroom appetizer, duck breast and caramel/espresso tiramisu. All were delicious!!!
Love the new renovation, crisp fresh sle ...
Love the new renovation, crisp fresh sleek but still warm feel. The Wild Boar Bolognese Pappadelle and the Braciola were exceptional. The service was attentive and friendly especially Karen. She made the whole dining experience even more special. We will be back. Overall wonderful food and excellent evening.
I went for lunch during restaurant week. ...
I went for lunch during restaurant week. I was very pleased with this choice. The food was good. My wine was great. My date got a flight of wine geared toward beer lovers. He didn't like one of the wines included and was given a glass of beer. I thought that was so nice of them
Read Craig LeBan's review in the Sunday ...
Read Craig LeBan's review in the Sunday paper. Hadn't been to Panorama in a few years. Decided to take advantage of restaurant week and went there with friends for lunch. The 3 courses were amazing. The minestrone soup was the best I ever tasted. So flavorful. We dined on steak, spaghetti with clams and crab, and braciole made with veal. Each dish was beautifully served. For dessert can't go wrong with ice cream and sorbet from Franklin Fountain. The wine choices unbelievable. Will definitely be going back, if we can get in, after the excellent review.
Great food, great service and love the w ...
Great food, great service and love the wine. We have been coming here for years and always loved it, especially the wine bar and the variety which can be sampled through the many different flights. The new chef has only made it better. The food is fantastic. Also at a convenient location in Old City.
The updated decor is very euro-chic. We ...
The updated decor is very euro-chic.
We missed some of our favorites (and the
wine biscuits) but
the food was still excellent especially
the pasta and the flourless
chocolate cake is to die for.
great wine list at any price point
A very place for an evening out
I went to Panorama with my daughter and ...
I went to Panorama with my daughter and baby granddaughter for Phila Restaurant Week. This was our second visit and I have recommended this restaurant to many others. My only complaint is that we asked for a high chair for the baby and we did not receive one.
I had been a regular for many years for ...
I had been a regular for many years for both the food and the wine. Incredible wine selection; flights always a very big hit with clients and friends. Was worried about the change in chefs and menu, but delightfully surprised - still excellent.
I always prefer seating in the bar to the restaurant.
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