21 Bedford St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Downing St.
By colpo on 4/23/2003
It's not an Italian restaurant, but it executes its salads and panini with serious aplomb and grace. Unsurpassed Italian food 'feel'. Flavors could not be better. What needs to be crisp is crisp, and everything is fresh and smells wonderful. Perfect execution every time. Sandwich ingredient combinations are well thought-out and make it difficult to choose. Their egg and truffle oil dish is superlative. I look forward to my next meal there!
By dingdingding on 1/31/2011
i will go back for sure:)
By foodboyz on 7/7/2005
It's not clear Adam Smith had an 8-table panini restaurant in mind when he developed the Division of Labor theory. But by boasting about the benefits of doing one thing, and doing it well, the classical economist may have indirectly led to the creation of some exquisite cuisine. 'Ino is a small restaurant with a small menu, but it has come tantalizingly close to perfecting the panino. From pesto and prosciutto to sweet onions and fontino cheese, the fresh ingredients are complemented by thin, crusty ciabatta from the nearby Blue Ribbon Bakery. Starting bruschetta are almost showstoppers, especially the walnut and sun-dried tomato pesto and roasted garlic with rucola oil. 'Ino was founded by husband-and-wife team Jason and Jennifer Denton, and eating here feels less like going out than going in to a warm, neighborhood hangout. 'Ino serves salads, antipasta and tramezzini (tea sandwiches with the crusts cut off), but most customers relish the pressed panini, cooked to a delicious crisp. Like a true Italian trattoria, 'Ino offers excellent espresso and a wine list. © (www.foodboyz.com) Find out how you can become a foodboyz.com franchise by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
By skyblu on 6/11/2004
My first 'ino experience was first rate. I took my kid bro there to celebrate his first ipod purchase. We both loved the panini and the service! The server and the owner?manager? joshed around with us and made us feel completely welcome. My next experience wasn't as stellar. The food was as good as before but our server was sullen and inattentive. And we were only one of two tables! I was disappointed after the fantastic time I had on my past visit. I'll go back..but if I see that lil miss sullen is working, I'll put my panini passion on hold for another time.
By Uplange on 3/24/2004
It is a very friendly place, nice wine menu and delcious paninis.. But when you sit in there for 1 hour, you smell like the panini itself which is a turn off.. They should try to improve the air conditioning...
By dtulsa on 4/1/2003
i know, i know, its a panini shop and the typical paninis are good, but the $10 brunch w/ fresh oj, capuccino and truffled egg toast (or scrambled egg panini) is killer. very nyc west village--small (tables of more than 2 are a bad idea), focused, charming, relaxed, good vibe.
By Voldar on 3/2/2003
quintissential NYC restaurant.. mellow interesting crowd, excellent bruscettas..and panini's best in NYC..people that work their are friendly..very small need to go at odd hours but it is absolutely worth the wait... one of my favorites
By Kayzi on 2/13/2003
There is an ample and well thought out wine list with delectable sandwiches and paninis to accompany. The place is small and unpretentious, but such a winner that there are often lines out the door. It's well worth it. Impress with the knowledge of the small place, or impress with the quality.
By gotigers2003 on 1/24/2003
I have missed panini (especially reasonably priced panini) since I left Italy on my semester abroad. 'ino not only has a fantastic wine selection, as its name implies, but it is reasonably priced, and the quiet atmosphere makes it a great place to go on a quiet afternoon for a long lunch. I had the grilled vegetable and goat cheese panini when I last went; while it was heavy on the goat cheese, the melding of the flavors was delicious.
By Exuparem on 1/28/2003
'ino is one of those cute, cozy, reliable places that you don't expect to change even after 10 years. The food is standard Italian caffe fare - basic but good. The wine selections are decent. If you're out for a chill evening with friends (and don't mind hopping over them to get to your seat), then this is a great choice.