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Panini Grill

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186 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6649
+1 401-847-7784
10:30 - 21:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent trip to Newport, I was looking for something quick and take-out. I found it at the Panini Grill. I had a barbecue chicken panini on wheat bread which came with potato salad. The chicken was very fresh and the sandwich exceeded my expectations for food prepared quickly. I also tried clam chowder which was good. The atmosphere... More 

Thank travelingwoman45
Level Contributor
59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The Panini Grill is a simple and non-assuming place. However, the food is very good. I had a meatball panini and my husband had sausage and peppers. We both enjoyed our sandwiches. The Panini Grill is a pleasant spot for soup and sandwiches. It is and ideal place for a nice lunch.

Thank Louise S
Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were just looking for something quick to eat (counter service), and me being vegetarian, this place was ideal. Bonus for me: they have geeky decor! Star Wars stuff hidden all over, I love that sort of thing. And a couple veggie panini options for me, plus soups. Yum! Really pleased we stumbled into this little cafe!

Thank Heather S
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Really Really Good Food!! We stop here every time we visit Newport. They always have good soups listed and delicious paninis, of course.

Thank Jaque R
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Our lunch stop for our day in Newport. Paninis my husband and I had were very good, fresh bread and good flavor. Hit the spot for a hungry tourist on the move. Service a little slow but they were busy.

Thank PAGoldwing
Boston, Massachusetts
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Big menu, of many different types of sandwiches to choose from. You can also pick your bread choice for each sandwich. Sandwiches are rather small, and are brought to your table. There are many selections of chips to help fill the gap but I wish that the sandwiches were about 50% larger.

Thank Benjamin I
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Just walking up Thames Street, we saw this grill with Panini and soup. We stopped in to have lunch. Quaint little place, that was clean. Very friendly staff, great customer service. We ordered, food took a decent amount time was served hot and it was delicious. Quick lunch, fresh bread, quiet place.....stop here at Panini Grill.

Thank Pentylady
Ramsey, New Jersey
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We ordered from The Panini Grill and had it delivered to our hotel. We weren't sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised. Everything we ordered was hot and was a quick delivery. We enjoyed the Chicken Parmesan Panini and Chicken Caesar Panini. Also ordered soup of the day which was chicken rice soup and tomato basil soup. A thumbs... More 

Thank JaneyJune19
Grafton, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

I was looking for a quick sandwich and came across Panini Grill. Grabbed a greek on pita. It was pretty good but kind of small. I am a person who doesn't really like big portions as I can never finish them but I actually left here still kind of hungry. I have no complaints but I wasn't blown away either.... More 

Thank Joyce V
Simsbury, Connecticut
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Pros - good prices for large sandwiches, flavorful ingredients, gluten free option Cons - seating, dark setting

Thank Ctm T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 186 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6649
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-847-7784

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?