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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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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lasagna, & Tiramisu!

We stumbled across this little restaurant while walking the streets on a trip to L.A. And I have been thinking about this meal ever since! It is a quaint little corner restaurant with tons of charm! I ordered the lasagna, and my friend had a Panini, they both were amazing! Don't even get me started... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Stacey F
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Lufkin, Texas
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New Rochelle, New York, United States
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186 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Grabbed breakfast here with work colleagues. Sat outside, which was nice since it wasn't hot. French toast was ok, but the coffee was very good. Service was a little slow, but still enjoyed eating here.

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Lufkin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We stumbled across this little restaurant while walking the streets on a trip to L.A. And I have been thinking about this meal ever since! It is a quaint little corner restaurant with tons of charm! I ordered the lasagna, and my friend had a Panini, they both were amazing! Don't even get me started on the tiramisu, I dream... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Met with my wife and another couple for Sunday brunch. Sat in the front patio area. As always, the patio and restaurant was very clean. The wait staff were extremely friendly. The food was great, as with the coffee that they serve. I have never had a bad experience with their food. I would highly recommend this place for any... More 

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38 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 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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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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Panini Cafe

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

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

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