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$4 - $16
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Italian, Brew Pub, Bar, Mediterranean, Healthy, Wine Bar, Street Food, Tuscan, Romana, Lazio, Sicilian, Lombard, Ligurian, Sardinian, Northern-Italian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed September 28, 2022 via mobile

Unfriendly Waitress, cheap Tortellini from Microwave, Low quality Sandwich . And Cuperto 4€🙄🔉for 2papers on table.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 8, 2022

We went here for our first lunch on arrival into Riva and we went back again for our last lunch too as it had been so good. Hubby had a sandwich first day and I had a charcuterie. Both were excellent. Large portions all very...fresh ingredients. House wine was very good and they had a varied selection of soft drinks for Hubby too. Second time we went I had 3 of the crostini and Hubby had a salad, again generous and fresh. Service was quick and friendly. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 1, 2022 via mobile

Went as a family. Ordered a caprese salad, green salad, small cold meat platter and three sodas. Bill came to €50 exactly. On examination of receipt had been charged for two of each drink but not for the advertised cover - but if the extra...drink was being used as a cover then it was beyond the level being stated as the cover charge. All that said, the place and the vibe was nice, service was attentive and food was very nice for what it was. Just be prepared to pay over the odds and to check your bill when you’re a tourist.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 24, 2022

Best salad and sandwich we have had in a long time. Service was very good and all felt good value for money.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2022 via mobile

Prices are not fair. Gnocchi was cold and very expensive. When we told them, they reacted that next time we have to say it rightaway so they can warm it up ´again´. Had to pay 62 euros and all 4 of us where still very...hungry when we left. The first time I regret eating somewhere in 20+ years in Italy.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2022 via mobile

The food wasn't too good. My dad's meal did absolutely not meet the expectations because his gnocchi was cold. My sandwich wasn't exceedingly great either. We even had to pay for cutlery, which we didn't get. Unfortunately, this was a bit of a bummer to...be truthful. Also other dishes than sandwiches are very small...More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022 via mobile

I ate here with my mother while we were on a week long visit to Riva del Garda. Everything about this restaurant is exceptional: the food; the service and the price. I must single out both Alessandro and Daniele as wonderful waiters. They were attentive,...helpful and very patient with our terrible attempts at speaking Italian. I would eat at this gem every day if I could.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 7, 2022

Found Panem by looking at reviews on Tripadvisor, and just wish that there was a six star or seven star option! We’ve been twice during our stay, and can honestly say that the tasty food, friendly service, and superb ambience are unlike anything we’ve encountered...elsewhere on our trip. Everything about the place is so thoughtfully done - Panem is the place to go if you’re looking for fantastic friendly food (and fine wine, too). I just wish we could open a Panem back home…More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed October 12, 2021

My general experience with food in Riva del Garda is rather poor. Most of the restaurants offers only pizzas and pastas (which you might expect in Italy), and choice of 2-3 salads(which basically are fwd chopped vegetables, no sauce). This place offers what I call...lunch food. Panini Sandwiches, salads, maybe a lasagna. Food is fresh, served very fast. Lovely wine and service. I will definitely go there again!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed June 16, 2021 via mobile

Friendly staff and quality food! Panem offers a variety of sandwiches that are all associated to the different Italian regions. This will offer a wide choice of products like cheese, nuts, meat, cold cuts and different breads. Also worth mentioning is the daily specials they...have and gluten free options. No one will be disappointed as everything is accommodated for. You name it-> they surve it. Try also the KM0 products that offer local producers an opportunity to show their products.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Panem S, Proprietario at Panem, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2021

Thanks for the review! We're happy to know that you enjoyed during the journey through the Italian sandwich. See you soon

Reviewed November 23, 2020

'Perfection' is a carefully waged and well deserved superlative which I usually do not use. However, this is is the definitive place for sandwich lovers. Nothing more left to be said. I hope they extend their franchise all over Europe without losing their magic.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed October 15, 2020 via mobile

Everything was perfect!!! Very nice staff and special thanks to David who explained us all vine sorts and was very friendly! Thank you guys and keep up like that! Can fully recommend to everybody!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 7, 2020 via mobile

Popped in for a glass of wine .Staff were so informative about the wines.We chose local white and red and had the most amazing crostini.Will definately pop in again.Wine and food excellent and staff just great.They look very smart too.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 6, 2020

It's famous for bread (amazing) but you can also find interesting vegetable salads. It's an informal place where you can have a good stop and eat good food.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 26, 2020 via mobile

We had awesome panini here and the best coffee of our lives! Tiramisu was also great, our visit in this restaurant was a complete satisfaction!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Pretty sure they have menus in English. Not sure if there’s a kids menu.
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Hello, we have gluten-free bread on request, but we are not equipped for celiacs. I hope I have satisfied your request. See you soon!
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Panem is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5