Panza Ristorante Revisited, North End, Boston

I absolutely love Panza. The owner is friendly and I love the simplicity of the restaurant. The ingredients are fresh and flavorful and each dish is thoughtfully made. Giacomo’s is across the street, constantly has a long line and I think Panza Ristorante is a diamond in the rough.

The menu has a great variety of pastas, salads and appetizers.

The crunchy fresh bread with olive oil is a perfect beginning to the meal. We asked for a little butter and we finished the loaf up.

I was salivating all day thinking about the Grilled Italian Greens for $7. This is by far one of the best salads I have ever eaten. The warmed escarole, radicchio, baby arugula, perfectly crispy polenta, tangy gorgonzola sauce and lightly sweet balsamic drizzle really has complex flavors and makes you want more.

We also had some grilled vegetables, nicely charred and lightly drizzled in olive oil $5.

I tried the Wild Mushroom & Goat Cheese Spring Roll $7 with honey thyme sauce. The spring roll was piping hot and the earthy mushroom and warmed goat cheese was really tasty, but the honey was an odd addition to the dipping sauce.

 

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