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Panini Cafe

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600 w. 9th street, Los Angeles, CA
213 489 4200
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food!

Whenever I'm in the downtown area, I always try to take eat here. Their sandwiches and soup are outstanding! This spot is very clean, with a great ambience. The music in the background is usually playing Standards/Sinatra type adding to a great experience. Best part, you ll feel very safe here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Jamez N
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Whenever I'm in the downtown area, I always try to take eat here. Their sandwiches and soup are outstanding! This spot is very clean, with a great ambience. The music in the background is usually playing Standards/Sinatra type adding to a great experience. Best part, you ll feel very safe here.

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Laguna Beach, CA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A group of us (about 10) went to Panini for dinner Saturday night (01.03.2014) after a day of shooting (photographing) around downtown LA. The staff was very accommodating with our somewhat large group and took very good care of us. I had the Charbroiled chicken shish kabob with veggies, which included rice and a salad. A lot of food at... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We sat outside and had the Chicken Pesto Panini and the Tomato Basil soup and it was OUT OF THIS WORLD! This food was 5 stars in my book and I will revisit every time that I am in LA! Yummo!

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Los Angeles, California
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227 reviews 227 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I've been here at least 12 to 15 times over the past few years, always ordered the same thing, the chicken kebob special. It's a great deal, generous serving of chicken, plus your choice of rice and salad. We've also had large groups here for dinner, and always got in without much of a wait, I think we were just... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The food was so good and you got large portions for your money. So good, we went back twice on our trip. Friendly staff and good service.

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Melbourne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a fantastic healthy fresh food restaurant. The kabobs were tender and lots of flavour. We found the portion size too large so shared one serve. Wine by the glass was generous and good quality.

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Monroe, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Excellent salad, food looked yummy all around us. My co worker and I wished we had ordered what everyone else had. Food was excellent, easy lunchtime meal. Ate outside and had a wonderful meal. Tea was yummy.

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Walked in and find 4LA cops having breakfast, and i knew i stumbled into the right place. Stopped in for breakfast. The waitress talked me into having chicken kabob. Very good recommendation. Chicken was tender and we'll marinated. The veggies were cooked to perfection. Wait staff was friendly. Portion was huge. Not sure who consumes that much food. Nice place.

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SoCal
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stumbled across this sidewalk cafe on W. 9th in downtown L.A. and were pleasantly surprised. Offering Italian & Mediterranean cuisine, they are a bit heavier on the Mediterranean options, which translates into tasty and healthy! We ordered the Turkey Panini with the spicy guac, the Grilled Vegetable Panini and the Caesar salad. We finished off with the Ghiradelli Chocolate... More 

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Iowa
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106 reviews 106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This place has great food and lots of options. The breakfast scramble is awesome. You can sit inside at a table or a bar. You can also sit outside and people watch. Service was great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 w. 9th street, Los Angeles, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 213 489 4200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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