Established in 1990, the iconic Panorama Restaurant at Penn’s View Inn received a complete reimagining in 2016 by Marguerite Rodgers and innkeeper/restauranteur Luca Sena. Together, they achieved an understated, relaxed, classic Italian interior with the warmth and comfort of a private home. Terra cotta tile, exposed brick, honed stone surfaces, beamed ceilings, louvered shutters, and elegant upholstery conjure the flavor and sensibility of Italy. The spaces for dining—light and contemporary—feature wall sconces with a Venetian flair, an original mural by Tony Demelas, and photography by Andrea Baldeck. A state-of-the-art acoustics system makes it comfortable for conversation, and the detailed atmosphere envelops diners, encouraging them to slow down and savor their meal. Craig LaBan of The Philadelphia Inquirer writes, “…the space was updated, honing the Palazzo shine of its endless marble surfaces down to a more muted contemporary matte… replacing the fussy linens and Florentine wall murals with bare oak tabletops, art photography, and a brighter, modern look…”

  • Lighting Design: Sean O’Connor Lighting
  • Photography: Halkin | Mason Photography LLC