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Panini Cafe

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Beverly Hills
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9601 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210-4401
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bargain in an expensive neighborhood

After a morning wandering Beverly Hills, we sought some options for lunch. Most cafes were seeking astronomical amounts for a sandwich, and then we spied Panini Cafe on Santa Monica Boulevard. Panini Cafe specialies in Itallan and Mediterranean food. The food was really good and the price for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
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Sandy, Utah
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch. I had the salmon and brie and my husband had the turkey melt. The bread and meats were good, but was lacking flavor from any spread. Also made them a bit dry.

Thank deb801
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a morning wandering Beverly Hills, we sought some options for lunch. Most cafes were seeking astronomical amounts for a sandwich, and then we spied Panini Cafe on Santa Monica Boulevard. Panini Cafe specialies in Itallan and Mediterranean food. The food was really good and the price for lunch, including drinks and gratuity, was $35. I had a poscuto and... More 

Thank Jeffry B
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice place for quick take out, and the price is right. However, the amount of rice they offer, compared to the amount of the main protein dish, is proportionately huge.

Thank stanfordkuninr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I went there a week day for lunch, and even though the food was alright, the place is way too crowded and there almost no space between tables. Most of the staff are too much in a rush, and make you feel like you have to hurry up to eat, and to order. To resume, way too much noise and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We almost passed right by this restaurant but I'm so glad we stopped! We sat on the outdoor patio right on Santa Monica and enjoyed every minute. The food is so fresh and the portions are generous. We got the chicken and salmon kabobs and I'm not sure I've ever had better. It came with a large portion of rice,... More 

Thank jltoscas
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Went after 8pm got a table straight away, served quickly and waiter friendly and efficient without going OTT. Lots of choice on menu and waiter recommended kebabs after we probed a little as we thought it funny they were called Kebob. Not sure if that's how you say it in LA Food was well priced good value but not cheap,... More 

Thank BobGibbs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We stopped here twice whilst we were staying in Beverly Hills. The food was fantastic and the service was great also. The chicken Kebab was beautiful the meat was so tender and cooked to perfection. The dips were yummy and tasted fresh. A great little find in Beverly Hills, and not over priced I would absolutely recommend Panini Cafe.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stopped here for a late lunch before heading to the airport and this place exceeded our expectations! The food was delicious & portions huge! And great prices. Excellent value here!

Thank Deanna B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Excellent food with great prices , i ate the chicken kebab and the combo appetizer and i paid really great price at around 16 dollars or something which is really good

Thank Omar K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Really good chicken kebabs for lunch at reasonable prices. Also had a salmon salad - the salmon was dry,and they gladly replaced the salmon with a fresh piece, which then made the salad great. Would be 5 stars if this hadn't happened. Would definitely look for this place if in Beverly Hills

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9601 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210-4401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Beverly Hills>  > Beverly Hills
  • Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
  • Phone Number: 310-247-8300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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

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