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Panini Cafe

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600 w. 9th street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
+1 213-489-4200
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09:00 - 21:30
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Alexandria, Virginia
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank sykesy116
mattapoisett, ma
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279 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank debbythec
San Jose, California
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168 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Mike B
Charlottesville, Virginia
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161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank roadtrekker
los angeles
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank mario13
Jupiter, Florida
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205 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Jmpeters
Oakland, California
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Fred B
Los Angeles
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank MAL55LosAngeles
Downey, California
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59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

How I love sitting outside on the street side patio watching the people from downtown LA flutter by but what i go for is the organic, free ranged chicken, lamb and beef kabobs. Served with a side of basmati rice and a choice of salad. OMG and under 9$ LOL what a deal. you can easily spend that a Jack... More 

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Thank gmartinez2016
Oceanside, California
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Delicious, healthy sandwiches, salads, soups, and entrees. Friendly, quick service, busy for lunch !

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Thank BarbB2000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:30
Monday
09:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:30
Thursday
09:00 - 21:30
Friday
09:00 - 21:30
Saturday
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 w. 9th street, 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
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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