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Panini Cafe

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600 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
+1 213-489-4200
09:00 - 21:30
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Coxsackie, New York
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Food was fresh and tasty, service was not much besides efficient. Go for the skewers particularly the chicken or lamb.

Thank BobPhibbs
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Looking for a comfortable café, serving good food with proper plates, knives, forks etc is not easy in this neighbourhood, but this place is a gem. Airy and pristine, nicely decorated, the service was great, and my poached eggs and smoked salmon on toast, with a side of fruit, was perfect. Good value too.

Thank hm p
Alexandria, Virginia
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

My colleagues and I had lunch here. The kabobs were wonderful, and portions were huge. Highly recommended.

Thank sykesy116
mattapoisett, ma
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290 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a great place for fresh salads and sandwiches. Sit outside on the sidewalk for great people watching too. The greek salad was delicious as was the Caprese salad. The service was wonderful too. They were constantly refilling our glasses without us having to ask.

Thank debbythec
San Jose, California
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168 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were staying in downtown LA and found this restaurant one block away. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We had a great breakfast and came back the next day for an equally great dinner. They have both indoors and patio seating. We chose the former as it was quite cold in early January when were here. The... More 

Thank Mike B
Charlottesville, Virginia
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165 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Panini was like an oasis in a desert of loud and expensive restaurants serving ordinary food. The service was friendly, attentive and quick. The food was prepared and served with care, and was delicious. I had the chicken shish kebab, beautifully presented. And the bill was very reasonable indeed. The relaxed neighborhood atmosphere made the experience all the more enjoyable.

Thank roadtrekker
los angeles
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

To believe other sites that offer ratings and that many people turn to for trusted recommendations, that may rhyme with Kelp, this place is a sure bet. I'm here to tell you it's not. Unless you're interested in dry unflavored underseasoned meats or tasteless sides. The only way to possibly explain is that maybe people are confusing quality with quantity.... More 

Thank mario13
Jupiter, Florida
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216 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had breakfast here. The menu is large and a great selection of food for breakfast. The eggs were cooked prefect and the bacon was very different.

Thank Jmpeters
Oakland, California
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Date Salad is fantastic as are all the Kabobs (I especially enjoyed the Salmon which was cooked to perfection). The service is friendly and professional. The prices are reasonable. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Full bar, wine and a complete menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Thank Fred B
Los Angeles
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

You can eat in or outside and both are very nice. The outside area is nicely done. It is not as if you are on the sidewalk for everyone to see. You have some privacy if you choose to eat out. The service is good and the servers are friendly. The portions are large and the food is fresh, The... More 

Thank MAL55LosAngeles

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-489-4200

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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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Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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