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“Elegant restaurant, but uneven food”
Review of Panini's

Panini's
Ranked #59 of 989 Restaurants in Montevideo
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed November 27, 2012

The atmosphere of the restaurant is excellent as is the service. Beer poured carefully into frosted glasses, tablecloths cleared of crumbs after the meal. We were there for lunch and ordered spinach and ricotta ravioli in a cream basil sauce, which was delicious. The Fettucine al Mare was really disappointing with an unwieldy clump of stuck together black pasta and overcooked little shrimp in the sauce. The flavor was OK, but it was difficult to eat.

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Thank schateau
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

A really nice restaurant when it comes to atmosphere and colours. But then its the food. The kitchen seems to know how to prepare the food, but the love to food seems to be missing. Ordered an aubergine/tomatoe starter. Really heavy and most of the taste came from the tomatoesause. Maincourse - a risotto with shrimps and salmon. To dry. Compact risottos are not really my favourites. On the positive side - Paninis had only one type of white wine served by one glass - a chardonnay. I complained but the waitress said thats what they have. I wondered why they could not have at least a sauvignon blanc, but she said it was impossible. So I ordered the chardonnay under protest, and ..... a waiter came with a glass of sauvignon blanc.
Paninis could be so good. The restaurant is in such a nice building. Staff are flexible, but please improve the kitchen.
And better raise the prices than adding on strange things like "evening service" on the bill, where already the extras were added like the bread.

Thank Hans L
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

I went this place one night. The restaurant is quite nice with different places to have your meal, like sofas, round tables, regular square tables, etc. I stayed in the sofas and it was a nice compromise between comfort and being at a dinner table. The Restaurante by itself is very nice, very well decorated and you have a "cosi" sensation. The food were very good and all the people were professional not showing any friendly approach. I do like always friendly people, but well they do not have to look like our friends.... A place to come back.

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Thank Voliveira
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Great Lamb Ravioli and Octopus Carpaccio! ....nice dining experience. Staff friendly and attentive. Extensive wine list.

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Thank AnonCaribbean
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

The food as well the place are extremely good!! The pasta I ordered was delicious and the dessert made with melted chocolate was incredible too!! We loved everything!

Thank Renata O
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