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Who has the best Panini in L.A?

J Snizzo Nov 23, 2010 02:19 PM

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?

  1. wienermobile Nov 24, 2010 05:19 PM

    On my of favorites among many at Medocino Farms is their Prosciutto & Roasted Chicken with local Gioia fresh mozzarella, crushed honey roasted almonds, basil pesto, balsamic vinegar, tomatoes on panini grilled ciabatta. Good Sandwich.

    Mendocino Farms
    444 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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    1. re: wienermobile
      bulavinaka Nov 24, 2010 05:20 PM

      Has the MdR location gotten their beer and wine license yet?

      1. re: bulavinaka
        wienermobile Nov 24, 2010 05:22 PM

        The permit is up but they are not serving yet.

    2. b
      bulavinaka Nov 24, 2010 05:17 PM

      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

      1. c
        cls Nov 24, 2010 05:50 AM

        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. ipsedixit Nov 23, 2010 05:09 PM

          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. s
            sushigirlie Nov 23, 2010 04:26 PM

            I like Amelia's. Near Urth Caffe in SM. http://www.ameliascafe.com/menu.html
            Cheese Store of Silverlake makes good panini.

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

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            1. re: sushigirlie
              Burger Boy Nov 23, 2010 10:28 PM

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

            2. Servorg Nov 23, 2010 02:32 PM

              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
                LATrapp Nov 23, 2010 10:39 PM

                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!

                (.pdf menu link: http://www.iltram.net/images/menue/Be...)

                1. re: LATrapp
                  fdb Nov 24, 2010 05:12 PM

                  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

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