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Panino Cafe

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Wollombi Rd, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4998 3403
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Victoria, Australia
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called by with my mate Jonno and had me the best lamb burglar ever well cooked and fresh as can be the staff very friendly very easy going place wish I lived near by I'd be a regular.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Extremely unhappy with our experience here while out for dinner on a Saturday night. The food was not good for the prices they charge, $30 entrees and $39 mains, fine dining prices when the food and service are way off. I saw a previous reviewer mention that they felt like they were inconveniencing the waitress by just being there and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

recommended by locals, but was a bit short on the menu for lunch. We had wraps which were fresh and tasty. Quiet, friendly place away from the noise of the pub. Decor could do with a refresh.

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Thank Andrew H
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

While staying the weekend in Wollombi, to attend the annual country fair, we booked into Panino Cafe. During the day it serves cafe meals, coffee etc. weekends it is open for dinner and bookings are essential. Luckily we had booked as they were totally booked out on our night. The pork belly was delicious as was my brother's grain fed... More 

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Thank Peter L
Wollombi, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great service, eat inside or outside, great local wine was excellent and the probably the best steak i have ever had. The wife had a salmon dish and said it was amazing. Service was great happy smiling waitress, owner stopped for a chat and the food and wine was amazing. Highly recommended.

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Thank Wollombi2325
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

A relaxing, comfortable and stylish place suited for a Sunday lunch - ideal for the mid-way feed of the Sydney or Newcastle day's outing. Quality ambience, nice (professional) team, simple quality cafe menu, nice local wine, fast service. Will return to try the restaurant next time and build on our experience.

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Thank Tastytucker
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

When we walked in, we immediately felt like we were a nuisance to the disgruntled waitress who was very abrupt and even told a member of our group off when he coughed! We felt so uncomfortable we wanted to leave but having already been seated we stayed. Food was served quickly but with no cutlery. While the pasta was tasty,... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We were so excited to visit this cozy little restaurant.. we walked in and the welcome was short and rude. We were the only people there and we weren't comfortable at all. My friend was coughing and the ldy who served us had the audacity to tell him not to cough in the room and sent him out until he... More 

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Kurri Kurri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

My partner and I had the pleasure of visiting this charming cafe for dinner. We were warmly greeted by our waitress Jane and the service was fantastic. The food was absolutely mouthwatering and paired with local wines making very good value for money. I would thoroughly recommend a visit.

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Thank Jason R
Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Spent the night camping in Woolombi and ate at the pub, which while a great place for a drink is no place to eat. 200 metres away was this place, where we had breakfast the next morning. Good coffee, quality ingredients cooked simply and well. We should have had dinner here....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$48
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wollombi Rd, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Cessnock  >  Wollombi
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4998 3403

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