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Panighetti's Eatery

1851 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2311
+1 530-809-1640
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“tortellini” (3 reviews)
“bread” (8 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
££ - £££
1851 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2311
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Four of us had dinner and each of us was very happy with our meals. We each ordered something different and only the two ladies had anything left on their plates to take home. The servings were nice sized and came with delisious garlic bread....More

Thank Suzi H
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Great food, and exceptional Crab Benedict, Good atmosphere, with outside patio if you want. A bit noisy inside, but great staff and food. Try the bloody marys they are also great.

Thank Al S
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Visited some friends in Chico today and we wanted to take them out to dinner - they chose Panighetti's Eatery. It's one of their favorite restaurants, with homemade Italian food and a really nice atmosphere. The minestrone soup was outstanding, really enjoyed the Chicken Marsala,...More

1  Thank Creach503
Reviewed 5 April 2017

So I've recently had to make several trips to Enloe Hospital and have driven by Panighetti's on the Esplanade. The outside patio and garden look really inviting and we always loved the décor of the Turandot restaurant that was there long ago. Hoping to avoid...More

Thank Chicohottie
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Casual, but nice atmosphere. Great service. Great food. The scampi is excellent as is all the seafood I have had. Last dish was salmon and pasta that was very very delish. Generous portions. Garlic bread above average.

Thank CAxen
Reviewed 5 December 2016

If you like good, homemade Italian food, this is the place! Lots of seating, but still feels as if you are tucked away in your own special table. The staff is great! Family friendly, not too expensive. One of our local favorites

Thank Suzaniam62
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Must say, we enjoyed a lovely repast on Panighetti's patio this sunny, fall afternoon. Sending much appreciation to Rachelle, for her lovely and attentive service. The Italian BLT matched with a large, fresh salad was easily shared by 2. The pancetta/rosemary bread with a crunchy...More

Thank travelwithrelish
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant serves the Italian basics - lasagna, tortellini, etc. - all with lots of garlic. The drinks (I had a couple Moscow Mules) were fantastic. Ambience was good, with good alternative music playing, and sports on the screen.

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

So we decided to give this place a try for brunch, 7 of us friends who wanted to catch up on life. Fortunately one of us had the foresight to make a reservation for a table on the patio, because there weren't very many tables...More

Thank itchfoot
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The food in this restaurant is over priced and just not good at all . It's really too bad that the owners put so much work into the decor and then dropped the ball when it comes the food .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1851 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2311
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-809-1640
  • E-mail
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