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?
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.
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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.
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.
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