We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Panini Panini

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1720 Franklin St, Michigan City, IN 46360-4502
+1 219-873-1720
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 224: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the kind of place one hopes to find on trips across the country: unique, reasonably priced, with great food and interesting decor, and with friendly staff. All sandwiches are served on wooden boards, and every one that I saw looked great. I tried the whitefish sandwich, and it was fantastic. My wife had a salad, and it was... More 

Thank Wolfgang B
Colima, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, personalized service from the owners, their Cuban Sandwich is a must! Coffee and deserts are also great. Best place visited in a long time.

Thank Marcelo B
Nokomis, Florida
Level Contributor
40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I ate at Panini Panini two days ago, and it was a wonderful experience, The restaurant is very small and quaint, the food is unique with flavorful spices, and the owner is a lovely, gracious woman who goes over the top to make sure your dining experience is enjoyable. She even gave my little toddler granddaughter a... More 

Thank Pam W
LaPorte, Indiana
Level Contributor
78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The turnover in this small restaurant is unreal! I have been in this place on several occasions through out the years and they don't seem to be able to keep a staff. The lady at the register and the owner Chef put the help down in front of customers. I give up....not going back.

Thank IndianaDaisy
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch today. I had the scallop sandwich, my daughter had the pesto chicken and my husband had the ham and cheese. We split a brownie for dessert. The owner is gracious and kind. The food is exceptional. If I lived closer, I would be there weekly!

Thank EarthPreSchoolConni
Michigan City, Indiana
Level Contributor
41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

If all you want is a sandwich or pasta this is the place. If your looking for anything like plated food this is not the place. Although the sandwiches are good I do have to say I prefer plated meals when I eat out. It is clean and well run.

Thank MstrMstr
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Lunch was great. I would recommend this resturant____excellent food and service Great menu with allot great choices and the food is always fresh.

Thank dustyoliver
West Lafayette, Indiana
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We purchased a vacation home in Michigan City a year ago so we are up in the area every few weeks at least. We NEVER miss the chance to go to Panini Panini. We have sampled many many items on the menu and all have been excellent! This great restaurant is often busy, so don't be surprised if you have... More 

Thank Clint47906
Grand Haven, Michigan
Level Contributor
41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

When we walked in, we weren't sure what to do and had to ask another customer. We felt at first like we were being ignored and almost walked out. Then the gal turned to us, she was a bit cool but as we continued to order she warmed up. We then sat back down and waited for our food. Let... More 

Thank Minni3612
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Quirky lunch spot. Eclectic, welcoming atmosphere - it had a soulful vibe. Bonnie gave us incredibly, friendly service. I was looking for something on the lighter side. I chose the Quiche Lorraine that was accompanied with a small salad and fruit. Quiche was a quarter of a pie - tons of bacon and a lot of flavor. My husband had... More 

Thank tingnin

Travelers who viewed Panini Panini also viewed

Michigan City, IN

Been to Panini Panini? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1720 Franklin St, Michigan City, IN 46360-4502
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Michigan City
  • Phone Number: +1 219-873-1720

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Panini Panini and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Panini Panini staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?