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“Amazing food and so romantic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Panino Deli/Cafe

Panino Deli/Cafe
Wollombi Rd, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
+61 (02) 49983403
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Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Wollombi
Price range: $17 - $48
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Croydon, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Amazing food and so romantic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We came here for dinner the other night. We weren't expecting it to be as good as it was! The food was amazing - my partner had the steak and I had the linguine with prawns and we shared the green beans as a side. It was all SO delicious, fresh and great quality! Don't order the linguine if you don't like garlic but luckily I LOVE it!! The entree size is big enough also - very generous serves. The mood lighting, music and atmosphere was perfect for a romantic meal and we liked being able to bring our own bottle of red that we had purchased at a local winery. Service was amazing - our waitress was lovely! Although, while it says it is child-friendly, I'm not sure it was the most appropriate place to take children at 8pm at night, maybe for lunch. Much better for couples! Thanks for a lovely meal and experience. Next time it would be great if the fire was going though! :)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“'Best Pork in the world'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Amazing food, I had Berkshire Pork belly for the first time. The meat was so tender and the crackling was done to perfection!

Visited June 2013
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“yum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

we had lunch on Anzac day ordered a linguini chilli prawns and penne truffle oil with mushroom ragu, pasta were a tiny tiny undercooked but honestly that didn't bother us. both dishes were flavoursome and services was friendly and fast.

Visited April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Divine Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I'd been to panino once for breakfast, and as others have expressed I would not return. However, I joined a few friends for dinner one night a few months later and was completely blown away. Bruno accommodated us very well. The food was nothing but divine. I highly recommend the whole sole with capers, and the Gorgonzola figs just for a bit of indulgence! Simple, well cooked food with a little bit of atmosphere and entertainment from the chef!

Very lucky to have found such a gem in the wollombi valley without having to travel out and back from the vineyards! Best of all, it allows BYO, so grab something from a local cellar door and you can't go wrong.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Merimbula, Australia
2 reviews
“Supurb Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

You don't expect to find a restaurant of this quality in a little place like Wollombi. Quail was delicious, steak sublime. Don't miss this place if you're in the area - or even if you're not as it's good enough to drive a long way for.

Visited March 2013
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