I'm looking for a restaurant in Chicago that serves Panini Sandwiches. Any leads would be appreciated.
Not exactly panini, but there's a spot on Ashland just north of (i think) Division that serves great Mexican/Puerto Rican/etc. versions of a pressed, grilled sandwich in many varieties. Tasty and cheap. Sorry i can't think of the name of the place, but it's hard to miss, on the east side of Ashland. Good luck.
For a real Italian Panini Sandwich try L'Appatito (a chain retail store/deli... but very good), for a great cheap sit down try Piatza Bella on Roscoe and Damen. Very authentic and even better for dinner... best risoto I have even had outside of Italy. The chef is the former head chef at Bice.
Now that all the others told you where to find a noche buena, find a panini at Notoli on Harlem just south of Foster. Try the American Blue, with Turkey Hot Giardinara and BLue Cheese. Yum!