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“Consistently Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Panini Cafe

Panini Cafe
Ranked #26 of 646 Restaurants in Irvine
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Irvine
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114 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

Although a chain, the food is consistently tasty and a great value. The chicken kabob plate is easily enough for two people as is the koobideh.
They offer a family meal for $30 that can feed a family and then some! It comes with chicken, rice or bulgur wheat and salad of your choice.
Although nothing fancy the restaurant's pricing, quality food and consistency are hard to find in Irvine!!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Desiree K
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English first
Newport Beach, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Love This Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

This is perfect for lunch. They have some great paninis and salads. I highly recommend trying everything. I also like that I can order from their for our company meetings. The food is of great quality and inexpensive.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank dmikusia
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Chino Hills, California
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“I Did Not Expect This!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

I did not expect my first visit to Panini Cafe to turn into a culinary love affair!

I ordered the grilled chicken kabobs, and they were amazing. The taste was excellent, and the serving was more than enough for the $9.95 price tag. The accompanying greek salad was excellent and contained fresh and tasty ingredients.

The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. The service was excellent as well. We visited around 5:30 p.m., and we did not have to wait. I have been told that the wait during lunch, however, can be lengthly. I cannot wait to go back to again!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Greg F
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Los Angeles
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Healthy lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

Very tasty options. Chicken kebabs or beef are fantastic plate very well priced.
Mediterranean healthy food.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank BananaJazz
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Albany, New York
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372 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Great Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

My son took us here for lunch in Irvine. Miriam provided great service to our table. The food menu was quite extensive and provided many eating options. Also, the food was very good.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Bob C
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