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103 Church St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1242 (Nielson Street)
+1 732-545-6100
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been going to Panico's for at least 25 years and generally counted it as one of our favorites. However, over the past few years it seemed to be sliding downward. It felt "dowdy" and deserted. Despite all kinds of gimmicks and discounts the management just could not seem to attract customers. Happily , our meal there last Friday night,... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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135 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Went with a group while staying at a nearby hotel and had a relaxing and tasty dinner. The preparation of the bacon wrapped scallop appetizer included a balsamic cream sauce with spinach that was out of this world. Everyone at the table enjoyed their dishes including the four teenage girls we had with us. More expensive than Panico's Pizza right... More 

Thank Pam M
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and good service except for slow with many long waits between table visits. App was good eggplant rollatini. Many wines on list not available. Veal ossobucco was excellent. Good cappuccino for dessert. About 60 per person with 1 bottle wine, 2 apps, 1 dessert for 5.

Thank Alan B
Garden Grove, California
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went here for the first time recently, and first impressions were pretty good. Nice place, tasteful atmosphere, good service. Unfortunately the food just didn't cut it for me. As I was visiting from out of state, I was really looking forward to a good NJ Italian dinner. To begin with, the bread seemed a little on the stale side. Then... More 

Thank MO_Rates_Em
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54 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great food and great service. I love this restaurant. Just dress fancy and you're good to go! Woohoo

Thank Matan O
Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I stopped by Panico's for a light lunch. It turned out not as light for me as planned as i really wanted to try what they had on their lunch special. I ordered the crab cake and for the entree, Lobster Frances. Crab cake was simple and good. The Lobster Frances, which is a lightly battered lobster served over linguine,... More 

Thank StrengthsAsia
Edison, New Jersey
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169 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I can't believe how uncomfortable the chairs are, literally the two seats at the table were just skins on top of frames. The service was slow and the piano player was terrible. When you play Bob Marley you have to apply a shuffle beat . Finally penne ala vodka should not taste like marinara sauce.

Thank golfnut51
Stratham, New Hampshire
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner here. The restaurant is higher end, and the food was very good. We started with an eggplant rolantini in a marina pesto sauce. The sauce wouldn't have been my first choice, but it was well executed. The portion size was quite small, which was a little disappointing. My wife had an arugula salad with grilled chicken. This... More 

Thank Jim T
Ulm, Germany
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407 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Went there for Dinner with a colleague. Food was good and portions were more than sufficient. Nice atmosphere, good service, bit pricey though.

Thank christpost
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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142 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

I am a member of a local organization that meets at Panico's but I will restrict my review to today's lunch. I ordered lentil soup; it was on the bland side but the servers came around with fresh ground black pepper and cheese, and it was fine. My entrée was farfalle with artichokes, roasted red pepper, cubed chicken and broccoli... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Church St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1242
    (Nielson Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 732-545-6100
Across the street from the main Panico's restaurant, but a totally different establishment, specializing in delicious thin-crust pizza.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?