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Panini Cafe

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26611 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4805
+1 949-360-8100
10:00 - 21:30
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Elko, Nevada
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Enjoyed lunch here and wish we could have tried this place again. The food is fresh, properly prepared and portions are just right. If you have a craving for very good Mediterranean food, this is the place you want to go.

Thank Allan S
Aliso Viejo, California
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I had lunch there on a Monday afternoon, and was highly impressed with the quality. I had the chicken shish kabob. The amount of food was impressive; I had to take home half of it. The basmati rice was really good, and I enjoyed that they provided a lemon wedge to sprinkle over all the food, which seemed to enhance... More 

Thank ToniN705
Laguna Woods, California
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The Panini café has great homemade chicken soup! Pair that with garbanzo hummus , pita bread and their fresh squeezed lemonade and you have a perfect lunch for the fall or winter!The service is fabulous too!

Thank Karen J
San Clemente, California, United States
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

we have gone there for dine in but lately been grabbing take out for the chicken kabobs family package. Great deal/lots of food for the price. Easily feeds 4 hungry people and 6 medium appetites. We typically have leftovers with 2 adults and 2 teens. Call ahead as they do get busy on weekend nights.

Thank Mark S
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241 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for shish kabobs, koobideh, grilled salmon with rice and salad. Breakfast is good too. I don't care for the chicken noodle soup but I love the banana bread pudding. We get take out from here often.

Thank Cheyenne P
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Nice friendly place. Quick service. Had Salmon and the portion was big. The Salmon tasted great. Overall a great experience.

Thank Madana K
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226 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Lunch was very good . I had the salmon salad which was quite excellent . My lunch mate had the chicken kabobs were were to die for! Very happy with my meal !

Thank Michael A
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Love the chicken kabobs, and the sirloin kabobs. Get the combo. Saffron rice is good, salads are ok, not great.

Thank Christina D
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We were a bridal party at Blow Out across the parking lot and got lunch to go. The service and food were amazing! The Panini were huge and came with a large portioned side. The prices were so low considering how much food you got and how delicious everything was. I wish we had a restaurant like this near us... More 

Thank Nina M
Laguna Niguel, California
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Love this place! Quality fresh food and good service. The menu has many choices but I always seem to order the chicken kabob, which comes with rice or a wheat pilaf and choice of 3 different salads. Super value for what you get. Large portion. My granddaughter had the salmon kabob and loved it. For two years I didn't try... More 

Thank dreamtraveler47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26611 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4805
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Aliso Viejo
  • Phone Number: +1 949-360-8100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?