MGG and I love to try new restaurants. One weekend we happened to go to a relatively new place called Panini Cafe over in Woodland Hills that serves Italian and Mediterranean food.
WoooWee! Did we hit the jackpot. Their food is outstanding! Let me say upfront that Panini Cafe isn’t asking me or paying me to say this. They don’t even know about it! These are purely our own impressions of their wonderful dishes!
The menu is filled with wonderful items. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast specialties include scrambles and omelets, French toast, and oatmeal. We haven’t had their breakfast yet but hear that it is delish!
We've eaten here several times now and are addicted to some items. Both times we have a late lunch or early diner after a long day of running around. Each time we’ve chosen an appetizer that will knock your socks off. We’ve had their fresh Tatziki with fresh pita bread…killer. This time we chose their Humus Trio which consists of 3 varieties of humus (black bean, traditional, and edamame) and includes fresh pita and chopped tomatoes and greens. The Edamame humus is my favorite. Nice and light but with a zip of garlic. As I was eating this I said…”I need to buy more of this and take it home!” Just fabulous! Just look at this appetizer plate. It’s rather large and should be shared by several people, or you can try and eat it all yourself like I almost did.
Now, on to the main course. We've tried several of their dishes such as Mousaka and the Linguine with Grilled Vegetables and Feta. Both were delicious! But my hands down, flip your skirt up, favorite dish has to be the Charbroiled Chicken Skish kabob. O..M..G! Even the menu says “A MUST” next to the item…that says it all!
Just look at this baby. A HUGE plate with wonderful, succulent, marinated chicken, and vegetables. And that’s not all…it comes with your choice of grain and salad. We chose the Basmati Rice and a Romaine Avocado Salad dressed with a light lemon vinaigrette. HEAVEN!
This is my new obsession. I can’t stop thinking about it. So much so I think I will order some to take home for dinner tonight.
So if you get the change to try the Panini Cafe, please do. The food is outstanding. The atmosphere is nice. It’s a family friendly place with excellent food. Next time I’m not going to eat so much food so I can try one of their desserts…they look decadent for sure.