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Nov 23, 2010 02:19 PM

Who has the best Panini in L.A?

I have recently been getting my panini fix at Urth Caffe. I either get the Caprese, which has mozzarella, roasted red and yello peppers, sun dried tomatoes, basil, and a pesto & olive spread that is to die for, or the Prosciutto, which has prosciutto, some other Italian cheese (can figure it out, but yummy), and the sun-dried tomatoes/basil&olive spread deal. They also have a portobello one, but it's hard to stray from your favs...

I just wish they had a half panini / soup combo.

Where else can I find an awesome panini?

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  1. I've always been pleased with the version at il Tramezzino

    Il Tramezzino
    13031 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

    Il Tramezzino
    460 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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    1. re: Servorg

      Second on Il Tramezzino in Beverly Hills.

      The only pannini I've had there- the Parma Prosciutto Special with cured ham, arugula, brie cheese, cantaloupe and balsamic vinegar- will be strong competition to your Urth Prosciutto.

      Please report back!

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      1. re: LATrapp

        Third on Il Tramezzino. I always get Grilled Breast of Chicken or Chicken Mushroom.

        Artisan Cheese Gallery makes some outstanding panini too.

        Artisan Cheese Gallery
        12023 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA

        Il Tramezzino
        460 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    2. I like Amelia's. Near Urth Caffe in SM.
      Cheese Store of Silverlake makes good panini.

      Urth Caffe
      267 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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      1. re: sushigirlie

        Just had my first panini here, a mortadella and other salumi's, it was GREAT!

      2. I like the panini sandwiches at The Corner Bakery.

        They also have a half-half sandwich soup combo. The vegetarian panini paired with the roasted corn soup is a pretty good combo.

        1. Bristol Farms does a pretty good job with a traditional style grilled panino.
          A little place in Venice called Centanni on Lincoln near Venice makes a very good panino, but not in a traditional style.
          I am sure neither rises to the "best" category though.

          1. I'm not a panini expert, but the best panini sandwich I've had this year was at Bite Bar & Bakery in Santa Monica. Their crab sandwich was stellar.

            Bite Bar & Bakery
            3221 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405