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May 19, 2014 03:41 PM

Paninoteca -- Scarpetta's New Sandwich Shop

Paninoteca is now serving sammies for lunch.

Porchetta with broccoli rabe pesto and a fried egg ($9) is calling my name!

255 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills
310 860-5832

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    1. Awesome sounding. I am going to be all over this; same price as I pay just about everyday for uninspired lunchtime sandwiches during the work week in the same neighborhood.

      1. How can you say no to house made pastrami?

        1. Just had lunch there. Very elegant operation at such a low price! I had the porchetta and was very pleased. Alas, not nearly as good as Bucato's version on the truck.

          1. Thanks for the tip. I just picked up lunch there 5 mins. ago. Great chicken parm, w/ burrata, sandwich, on their really good bread. Very reasonable, esp given it's the kitchen that turns out $24 spaghetti w/ simple tomato sauce. I will be a repeat customer fo' sure.

            12 Replies
            1. re: Wayno

              What size are the sandwiches? Are they small like Ink.Sack?

              1. re: wienermobile

                Nope. Not small. Standard sub-size. 8 - 10 inches. Hold the snide remarks, girls; that doesn't really mean only 4 - 5.
                And it comes with a box of chips. They way overdo the packaging. The sandwich is wrapped; the chips are boxed; and then both are placed in a large shopping bag with a handle - large enough to hold a weekend's worth of clothing.

                1. re: Wayno

                  Thanks. Is the chicken parm served hot?

                  1. re: wienermobile

                    It is served hot (or at least warm by the time I walked back to the office), with the burrata slightly melted and the bread slightly toasted. Anxious to try the porchetta sammie w/ the fried egg as well as the sides, like the faro salad. The people there are molto friendly.

                    1. re: Ciao Bob

                      maybe they listened to you guys...chips in bag, sandwich wrapped in paper...still shopping bag with handle, but I did have a lot of sandos to schlep.

                    2. re: Wayno

                      Eggplant parmigiana heroes too ?????

                        1. re: Wayno

                          Damn. Any veggie friendly or
                          Fish or seafood varietals ?????

                        2. re: kevin

                          They do a grilled eggplant with mozzarella. Close?

                            1. re: kevin

                              Kevin, I just picked up the eggplant sandwich there. Thought I might catch you there in the act. Anyway, if you're jonesing for something akin to an eggplant parm, be advised that this - and it was a surprise to me when I opened it - is a cold sammie. Not fried eggplant, no breading and, as I said, cold. But still really good. With burrata and a pesto spread.