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Panini Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Beverly Hills
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9601 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210-4401
+1 310-247-8300
10:00 - 21:30
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112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here late one afternoon on our way back to our hotel. We liked the look of it outside, typical Italian style, and inside was cosy and welcoming. We ordered the chicken and steak kebabs which came with rice and side salad. The portions were absolutely huge but it was so tasty and very reasonably priced. Needless to say... More 

Thank Sonya C
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We intentionally chose to visit this restaurant a second time in Los Angeles on vacation. The hummus trio was amazing. Loved the edammame hummus the best. Everyone enjoyed their food: chicken kabob, avacado salad, lamb kabob, and gyros wrap. Atmosphere was comfortable and waiter was very attentive and helpful while ordering. Can't wait for next vacation and my next visit... More 

Thank susantravel2017
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We were staying close by and ambled out to find somewhere for dinner. The restaurant was busy but they found us a table and we had an excellent meal. Delicious kabobs accompanied by large fresh salad, and all very reasonably priced, particularly considering the neighbourhood. Without exception, the staff were lovely. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Hearne H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The Chicken and Steak Kebobs are fantastic, perfect with a beer or an unlimited soda or freshly squeezed lemonade

Thank Joe B
Los Angeles
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135 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I love this place and I especially adore the Chicken Shish Kabob. The chicken is always moist and tender and the grilled vegetables are divine. You have a choice of salad but I always go with the Mediterranean salad which is yummy. It is served with a choice of rice too. Just scrumptious and the outside seating is always fun... More 

Thank Deborah Lynn T
Santa Monica
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We took a couple to Panini Cafe in Santa Monica recently and found it to be one of the restaurants we will add to our go to places with guests. The food was excellent and the service was pretty good. The portions were really generous. I had the beef kabobs and it came with two skewers of meat and one... More 

Thank Philly1314
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We love the Mediterranean menu and Panini never disappoints. I am always safe with several of the salad offerings and typically get the grilled salmon. Let the waitperson know that gluten free is necessary for you and the kitchen will take good care. Husband had the lamb kabob and auntie had a beef kabob dish. No one was talking because... More 

Thank Sharna K
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Given that this is located one block away from Rodeo Drive its a real steal. The Chicken Kebob, with rice and choice of 3 salads was not only delicious but HUGE (and only c$13). Most people around me had to get the rest of their meals boxed up to go as they couldn't finish. Given that I had been cycling... More 

Thank BusTraveller50No
Herzliya, Israel
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158 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We've been a large group of people for late dinner (late in LA terms). Great Mediterranean experience! don't miss out their Kebab, very few make such one in America. Worthwhile trying.

Thank Erez E
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171 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

There are not a lot of restaurants on Rodeo Dr. We found Panini Cafe a few blocks away. It was a busy, bustling place and seems very popular. We had great service. We both ordered panini's which came with a side salad. The panini and salad were both enough for two meals. I order the Chicken Pesto and it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mediterranean, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9601 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210-4401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Beverly Hills>  > Beverly Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Beverly Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 310-247-8300

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Beverly Hills began as a modest village years ago and today you can still feel its small town origins, even though it has become a major tourist attraction and business center for the entertainment industry. This town lives up to its reputation as an area full of designer retail stores and residential streets lined with mansions and palm trees. Inside the commercial center of Beverly Hills, along Rodeo Drive, droves of tourists peak into ultra-luxurious boutiques hoping to catch a glimpse of someone famous. Off of Rodeo Drive however is where some of the most affluent Angelenos occupying the streets of Beverly Hills come for leisurely meals, power lunches and beauty treatments.
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